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Signed On Apr 24, 2007, 04:01
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
5. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Apr 28, 2016, 20:31 Drayth
 
It took a little effort to stop this trailer about 40% in... I felt like I was playing a Cliff's Notes version...

Fucking sold.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
71. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 15:53 Drayth
 
Gah... ok, one more...

Yeah there was a way to get under SW over by either the gryphons, or the outer city wall in front of it.

There was that deserted Tauren village out on the south west tip of Kalimdor, with the spent mine nearby.

Getting on top of Iron Forge and using Noggin Fogger to feather fall to Menethil Harbor.

The farm you could find if you swam east in the river from the bridge leading into the Arathi Highlands.

The troll village you would normally fly over north of Dark Shore. You kinda needed a paladin along for that one (my main) to survive the final jump.

There was a short span of time where they updated the map for BC before the expansion was out. A friend and I swam north till our map markers showed us as being in the Blood Elf lands (even though we were just hanging out in the ocean). We invited some guild members into our party so they could see us on their maps and convinced them we got in somehow.

Good stuff.

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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
69. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 15:06 Drayth
 
Original ZF temple fight... oh man that was a blast. Totally lifted from a scene in the original Aliens vs Predator movie. It was a crime when they nerfed it.

Obviously I can discuss ol' WoW all day, so I'll just leave it at this.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
66. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 14:25 Drayth
 
My favorite memories of the vanilla years was breaking into places we weren't supposed to be able to get to.

Caverns of Time was a crazy process, of jump here.. jump there.. walk over here.. drop here... When you got in there was no texture to the walls, you just saw items floating and that trippy background with the star field and nebula.

Mount Hyjal was fun too. "*[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]*"
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
64. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 12:48 Drayth
 
Verno wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 11:31:
- Crushing Blows

Oh god.


Endo - your vision for a legacy(ish) server I can respect.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
61. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 27, 2016, 10:16 Drayth
 
Remember only being able to go one flight path hop at a time? One main auction house per faction (so your computer died when you flew over whichever city). Is that how far back these vanilla servers run at..?

It was all good at the time because the sense of exploration, and the camaraderie, but at this point where nothing's new.. yeah, no.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
20. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 13:32 Drayth
 
Funny thing is, 5 years alone is a pretty good run for any MMO.  
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
8. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 12:19 Drayth
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:05:
Now Blizzard is scrambling to copy everyone else.

I got to this point where I have to point out that Blizzard has *always* copied someone else.

Warcraft \ SC -> Command & Conquer (art courtesy of Warhammer)
Diablo -> Baldur's Gate (or take your pick of older games)
WoW -> Is like a mix of Warhammer, EQ and Diablo.
Overwatch -> Team Fortress

What blizzard does really well is take popular genres and streamlines their game to emphasize the funnest elements of w/e it is they're lifting from.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 20, 2016, 12:31 Drayth
 
So Blizz would have to maintain a new code base. Whatever the last WoW version was before TBC probably still had bugs. They would have to patch those in to a new post original vanilla version, and dedicate programmers to squashing any new bugs found (though eventually this would obviously no longer be necessary).

Then, they would have to train their GM's on supporting this second set of servers, or create a second dedicated team trained to handle issues specific to this version vs the most recent. What I mean, mainly, by that is - when a player on a vanilla server complains about X issue, it's valid / invalid vs X issue being complained about on the current servers.

I think you're going to need at least a million signatures for any hope on this, but gl. I, for one, don't have any interest in going back to casting Blessing of Kings on the entire raid party one person at a time.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
26. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 19, 2016, 16:30 Drayth
 
Assley Putz is back.


..........again...
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
23. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 19, 2016, 15:32 Drayth
 
If the WoW forums are any indication, Blizz forums are the Napa Valley of internet whine.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon Ticket Sales Tomorrow
7. Re: BlizzCon Ticket Sales Tomorrow Apr 19, 2016, 13:16 Drayth
 
If you type "Blizzcon Tickets" into the search you'll find the announcements in previous years fall right within this time frame. In fact, April 22'nd for 2014. April 4'th for '13...

The "bad PR" you keep mentioning seems pretty minimal, bordering on non-existent considering I haven't heard it brought up anywhere else, and I've been kind of active on the Blizz front as of late.

Tracer's butt resulted in far more controversy than the shutting down of illegal vanilla servers. I'm sure the users of those are up in arms (and I've nothing against that), but that's a pretty self-contained group. Besides, as I've seen in the past Blizzard tends to roll with any punches they receive.

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News Comments > BlizzCon Ticket Sales Tomorrow
4. Re: BlizzCon Ticket Sales Tomorrow Apr 19, 2016, 12:23 Drayth
 
Bordering on spam.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
13. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 19, 2016, 09:57 Drayth
 
I'm a sucker for shwag if it's from a small list of specific developers. Blizzard's one of them, so yeah.. Origin Edition.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details
11. Re: Overwatch Closed Beta Ends Next Week; Open Beta Details Apr 19, 2016, 09:48 Drayth
 
Pretty much why I caved and preordered last week.  
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News Comments > Ghostbusters Games Announced
24. Re: Ghostbuster there's nothing here thats Games Announced Apr 15, 2016, 17:04 Drayth
 
#incorporeal lives matter.

(actually, by definition.....)
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Tease
26. Re: BioShock Infinite Tease Apr 13, 2016, 19:16 Drayth
 
Fail.  
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Tease
20. Re: BioShock Infinite Tease Apr 13, 2016, 15:10 Drayth
 
If it was that first arrival in Rapture part that did you in, everything gets less (more?) kitten'ish after that by a large margin. I believe that's easily the scariest part of the entire game. It's been a while though.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon in November, Tickets This Month
11. Re: BlizzCon in November, Tickets This Month Apr 7, 2016, 15:13 Drayth
 
Cutter's got some serious competition.  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
48. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 17:54 Drayth
 
Dude, Maximum Overdrive is awesome (in a bad way).  
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