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July 5, 2013

AFR #244 – Champions

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< The start of the 250 storyline

You wanted to see Hurgon and Thizzible get in on the action.  Here they are!

April 5, 2013

AFR #228 – Seeing green

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Actually, I think warlocks getting green fire is fantastic.  My warlock has a few levels to go before she can start working on it, but it’s something to look forward to.

So, let’s take stock here.  We now have: cosmetic gear customization, playable pandaren, cross-realm zones, and green warlock fire.  Can the dance studio be far behind?

(Answer: Yes, yes it can.)

February 1, 2013

AFR #219 – Gotta move on

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Seriously, I can’t do the Tillers dailies without getting this stuck in my head.

January 4, 2013

AFR #215 – How to shame your dragon

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Here’s something we learn about dragons in the world of WoW: they like to pretend to be people like us in order to talk to us and get us to do things for them.  That’s not the kind of behavior we generally approve of in the real world.

November 23, 2012

AFR #209 – Blame game

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(I’ll admit, the comic is a little angrier than usual this week.  Sorry about that.  I’ll try to swing back around to silly next week.)

Okay, so the game is just a little heavy-handed about what an awful thing we players did in Jade Forest.  And yes, what happened to the Jade Serpent statue is pretty terrible, but we players didn’t do that.  And I don’t just mean that we were up on a rock with Cho for the final quest, I mean there is absolutely no way in which we players can avert or alter the outcome.  Blizzard set up the story and then wants to make us feel bad for how it turned out.

It’s part of a larger problem this expansion.  “Oh, look, it’s crazy crazy Garrosh and warmongering Jaina!  Don’t you just feel awful about the senseless war between the Alliance and the Horde?  Now, go farm up some honor.”  “Welcome to Pandaria, where negative emotions turn into slavering monsters.  Aw, look at the poor innocent panda people whose lives you’re ruining every time you evoke the sha.  Now, here’s a bunch of quests to go smash and slaughter things.”  I’m getting a little tired of being Blizzard’s moral yo-yo.

And why is Blizzard a big blue dot?  Dunno.  I needed somebody Gord could talk to and that’s what came to mind.

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