Archive for the ‘Wacky’ Category

WotLk = Empire Strikes Back…You be the judge

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
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I was playing a Death Knight, killing lots of Scarlet Crusaders the other day, when it hit me. Wrath is just like Empire Strikes Back.

Stay with me here.

1. They both start in place filled with Ice.

2. You get attacked constantly.

3. You take part in huge battles with cool vehicles.

4. You are related to a big bad dude, who wears black and talks with a deep voice.

5. The bad guy has mysterious magical powers.

6. The bad dude has a big glowing sword and commands thousands of troops.

7. There is swampy forest that has small creatures with funny voices.

8. There is a floating city in the clouds (Dalaran / Cloud City). If you step off the ledge, you go splat.

9. If you play the hero, then the big bad dude is your father (sort of).

10. [edit] They both made absurd amounts of money on the opening weekend.

What am I missing??

So where is the amazing post, Kurn?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Well…I can’t get my voice recognition to work with my Logitech mic. Since I mostly play while my daughter is asleep, I don’t want to shout. It seems that Apple’s Speakable Items likes their mic better than mine. WTF??

If you wonder where I’ve been, log in to WOW. Sheesh. Have you done the seasonal quests? Been a zombie? I actually helped kill the headless horseman and they let me get the epic ring. My first epic!!.

So please forgive me if this blog has suffered. Feel free to comment 🙂

Hey did you know Wrath of the Lich King is officially released on Thursday. Even though I heard that 7/11 already had it 🙂

p.s. The Realms have been down all day, so this is a good time for you to read blogs 🙂

The Build up…

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Sorry we’ve been so quite lately. We’ve had a perfect storm of work combined with research for our upcoming feature: Speech Commands in WOW!

That’s right. We’re Mac users, most of our Macs come with Mics built in. They come with Speakable Items. What could be better than to speak a command during those busy times when your fingers are glued to the keys.

Over the weeks to come, we will be posting more and more information about Apple’s Speakable Items. We will discus versions of the OS that support it, and we will post a growing library or speech commands for WOW. We will also try to disect them for you so you can make your own.

If you have any helpful Speakable Items that you want to share here, please send them to kurn at

Crack + Crack = More Crack. Bejeweled + WOW

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Bejeweled will be rolled into the next update of WOW. At least that’s what wired says. (And they are responsible journalists – I’m told).

Go see for yourself. We’ll be here keeping the coffee warm.

Finally, WOW love for the iPhone – no really

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

OMG! They ( made a cool little app for the iPhone. It’s like Armory for you iPhone. It even works with an iPod touch (big hint to any birthday gift givers). How cool is that?

Check you or your PUG’s gear, overall spec, and basic stats on the fly using Warcraft Characters. Simply enter a character’s name and you’re seconds away from viewing robust information from Blizzard’s Armory! – their site

(more screens availalbe at the site)

Best of all it’s free from the iPod store.

Note from management: we do not get anything for this mention, we just think it’s super cool.

/emote revisited

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Quite a long time ago, there was a discussion about adding new emotes to WOW. There was much demand for ‘teabag‘ – So I suspect Blizzard blew the idea off. I on the other hand kept thinking about it. Here are a few of my ideas:

  1. Reading Map. When ever a player is viewing their map, their toon would be holding up a map. Each race could have their own variation. You could have one race holding an old moldy scape of paper, while another might hold it upside down. You get the idea. Then parties would be able to see when some one’s attention was distracted and cover her in a fight. Or…PvP players would know who wants paying attention. You could even have feints where people put up transparent maps on their screen and wait for an ambush. It could be a lot of fun.
  2. Checking Journal. Similar to maps but for all the other junk in the UI. Quest logs, Guild screens, Professional skills. The animation might be anything from the toon digging through a backpack to pulling out a writing desk to make notes. They could even have class specific animations. Mages could scribble with floating paper and glowing ink.

What ideas do you have? Click on comments below

Welcome Geoffrey

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

A while back I mentioned that I had returned to WOW because a very old friend had started playing.

Well He’s become completely adicted and we are now racing to level 70 like a couple of cats with our tails on fire. I talked him into joining the Lothar Realm and switched to my NE Druid to give hime time to catch up.

He rolled a human Paladin named Geoffrey, which he runs via his MacBook Pro. I recently asked Geoffrey if he wanted to post some entries here for you folks. He said sure. (We’ll see how that goes).

If you want to see how our characters are progressing here they are at Eillebill (my Druid) and Geoffrey.

Now that we have two pair of eyes on the site, I will be opening up comments soon. 🙂

Holly Walmart Batman!

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Need helpThat’s right old chum. In my new fangled effort to reclaim my lost WOW heritage, I decided that I needed the expansion pack.

Maybe you’ve heard of it: Burning Crusade. It has a good reputation among players.

Apparently it has flying mounts. About time Blizzard!

What’s that you say? It’s been out for nearly a year? Oh I see.

…Anyway. For the three of you who have not already purchased the expansion, it’s on sale at Walmart for 20 silver (er, I mean $20). That’s $10 less than Blizzard charge to download it. (Walmart controls the world.)

“Hello Old Friend”

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

 burning crusadeWell it’s been over a year and I’ve finally returned to the fold.

How long it lasts, it’s hard to say. I’ve got a touchy truce with the misuses about playing.

Basically my close friend Bill FINALLY picked up WOW and fell in love. This was my segue back into the game. Bill lives on the other side of the country, so it’s nice to visit with him.

I’ve noticed a lot of little changes since December ’06. (Big Surprise). I took my lvl 40 Druid for a spin in Dustwallow Marsh. It seems like there are many new mid-level quests. And they are more interesting than just “go kill 10 of these.” Nat Pagle, Angler Extreme has built a small dock and has a tent and camp fire now. Well done Nat!

It’s like leaving home and coming back after collage and discovering a Krispy Kreme. 🙂

More as it develops.

pvp online wow thread – eat it up!

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

stollen from scottThat clever guy (Scott Kurtz) at has posted a series of great WOW/BC strips.


Check it out!