Morning Discussion

Controversy has erupted in the sleepy village of Wimstantinoplethrope after the local shop raised the price of Special Brew by seventeen pence per can. "Broken Britain is what it is!" yelled resident George Smythe, 52, flecking our journalistic face with his acrid spittle. The shop's keeper Mavis Marley, 71, sold us a small pack of tissues for £7.46 and explained that the hike is out of kindness for local drunkard Gregory Farnham, 68.

"He gets ratted and relieves himself on the plastic blind lad we have out front," Ms. Marley, 71, explained as we dabbed our face dry. "The poor soul won't accept help but he only has his pension to go on so this small increase is enough to give him at least one sober day out of seven. Hopefully Sunday, so he stops coming to church bladdered yelling 'yer bastads the lottaya!' before pouring the communion wine into a carrier bag in his pocket then throwing the wafers at Henrietta Jones, 82, the village trollop."

In other news, Mass Effect 2 is still lovely. I have most of my team together and am now getting to know them all a little better, the poor dears and broken hearts.

From The Chatty
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    February 3, 2010 5:17 AM

    ICC25/10 tonight is going to be amazing

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      February 3, 2010 5:21 AM

      The what? Is the IEEE releasing a new draft RFC tonight?

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      February 3, 2010 6:21 AM

      I don't think we're going to get past the gunship battle, the last time a new wing opened the server choked so much that the cannons would not fire at all.

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        February 3, 2010 6:45 AM

        I think this is a more accurate statement. The last time a citadel wing was unlocked all kinds of stuff bugged out and we spent most the night sitting there waiting for the errors to time themselves out. Everyone agreed to schedule the next raid a few days after the new stuff rolled out.

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        February 3, 2010 7:08 AM

        it worked flawlessly for us last night. unfortunately my guild hasn't killed anything beyond festergut. Rotface is an asshole, and we haven't tried the princes since the first night before they got tweaked.

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      February 3, 2010 6:49 AM

      who got the world first's for arthas?

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        February 3, 2010 6:57 AM

        probably some european guild

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          February 3, 2010 7:31 AM

          I dunno. Those Stars guys in Taiwan are amazingly fucking hardcore compared to even the best Euro guilds.

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        February 3, 2010 6:59 AM

        Ãœber-Nerds.

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      February 3, 2010 6:58 AM

      Im taking my guild through tonight we cleared plague last night so we gonna go in straight through to the ice wing and im not coming out till that bastard is dead.

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        February 3, 2010 7:07 AM

        or you run out of limited attempts :p

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          February 3, 2010 7:28 AM

          you only get a certain amount of attempts on him?

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            February 3, 2010 7:31 AM

            Yeah. The attempts go up each week though. Or something.

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            February 3, 2010 7:44 AM

            you get a certain amount of attempts total for all the wing bosses in ICC. So if you wipe too many times on prof. putricide, blood queen, or sindragosa you may not get any attempts on him as your shared pool of attempts will run dry.

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      February 3, 2010 7:58 AM

      RANT HERE. I'm sorry but I'll have to.

      I've just seen the complete lootlist of Arthas, and fuck me, this is the laziest dickmove I have seen from Blizzard to date.
      You kill the most iconic character in the whole Warcraft story, he only drops weapons that are closely tied to evenly iconic characters in Warcraft lore, and HOOOLY SHIT, they are all recolored models of the weapons that drop elsewhere in the instance.

      While I got used to the rapidly increasing laziness of the designers by now, this takes it to a whole new level. They not only went out of their way to pull this off (all instance endbosses in the history of WoW dropped SOME unique looking stuff, even fucking mini-instance ToC Anub'arak), they picked the most iconic foe in lore to pull it off.

      To a lot of you this may sound like a minor thing, but really, this is the last drop that will make me cancel my subscription by the end of this expansion.
      WoW has descended so far from Vanilla to present.

      END OF RANT

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        February 3, 2010 8:00 AM

        That is indeed a shame. But I personally cannot wait to get back into WoW with Cataclysm. Still not playing and don't really miss ICC, I'm happy to revisit it at 85.

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        February 3, 2010 8:03 AM

        I can see how lore-whores would be concerned about this, but if you put as much of your time into a game as WoW requires and still think of gear in terms of appearance, you're a little broken.