8 ball poolmultipplkayer8 Ball Pool Game Needs Strategy and Planning.

Just like all other games 8 Ball pool is not only about practice and accuracy. There is a lot of thinking process that has to applied to be ahead in the game by keeping calm and being stable while playing the game and changing strategies accordingly.  This needs  presence of mind at every moment of the game even while the opponent is playing. 8 Ball Pool game, the favorite online game for most of those who like to play billiards, can really help those players to analyze their game strategies and to practice plan their moves. So, for all those players, who want to get more practice and try to stay in touch with the game more often to have more connection with the game, playing 8 ball pool game online will help a lot. How ever it is not going to give the real time experience and training physically, it will still help you develop strategies, maintain cool, deal with pressure situations. In addition to that, it can be made more interesting by playing online game with your friends and opponents in real game.

Cheats For 8 ball Pool Game

Like the real game, online 8 ball pool game gets interesting, with strong opponents. But for those players, who want to stay ahead of this game on the web, there are some easy ways  to get access to those interesting stages in the form of cheats. Cheats are generally developed based on some loop holes found in the game program code.  Using 8 Ball Pool Hack – A Real Working Cash and Coin Cheats, one can get unlimited coins which can really save loads of money for real game lovers, who will be ready to spend huge money on buying coins and proceeding further. So use these free cheat codes, play continuously and excel the game.

My Cafe CheatsIf you have lately installed the game of My Café, you will be able to know about how addictive the game tends to get. The experience of starting a café and running it is great with so many levels to cross and so many challenges to accept and complete. The game is at present available for smartphone owners of both android as well as ios operating systems.

With 3D animation and amazing background, the game offers not only an attractive visual but also is complimented with great sound effect. With so many options to use, it seems as if you are actually running a café of your own.

Use of cheats:

Diamonds and gold coins are two of the most important elements of the game. There are a number of players who do not use them much because these resources are available in limited amount. But there are also many such players who wish to get to the edge of the game and hence need to use the gold coins and the diamonds. These are used in crossing various challenges and unlocking various items.

There was a time when this used to be a barrier for the players, but now with My Cafe Cheat, things have become more convenient.

Are the cheats trustable?

With My Cafe Cheats, the player is able to generate as many diamonds and gold coins as needed. These are transferred to the game profile where the game can be played with ease. But there are many people who are sure about the reliability of the cheats. For them it is important to know that the My Café Hack uses proper security so that there is no such trace of the cheat usage on your device. Also the security is much strong that you do not have the risk also of getting banned from the game.

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Here are some tips, ideas and decorating inspiration that you need to have a look.

Know How to Arrange Furniture on a Rug

A rug compliments your space. Therefore it is important to know the ways of placing the rug in your room. There are basically three ways by which you can place you furniture on the rug.

  • All on:

In this case all the furniture legs should fit on the surface of the rug that is the rug should be this much large enough. This gives a more luxurious touch. Make sure that you leave at least 12 to 18 inches of floor area on all the four sides of the rug’s borders.

  • All off:

This case is the most cost effective choice as you have to keep all legs off the rug. This is applicable on in case if you have small rooms.

  • Front on:

In this case you just need to put the front legs of the furniture on the rug.  This altogether creates a visually well-defined space.

You can use a round rug to make a room feel larger as a circle represents infinity. Click here to know more about décor tips on rugs.

Other important home décor tips:

Other tips you can use to make your home look more beautiful are-

  • Color combinations

To create a serene and calm atmosphere in a bedroom, you can use a tone-on-tone color of a restful green or blue. Then you can make it potent by using a wide range of textures.

  • Get A Grid

You can groups of similar pictures in matched frames and put these up in a grid form on the wall just behind the sofa in the living room. This helps to add a graphic interest and punch to the wall.

The bottom line is that you should go with something that is personal and makes you smile. But above all is comfort.

Crazy Bulk4There are a number of products in the market today that promise you the best results when it comes to boosting your body building goals. The fact that there are only a handful of brands that actually live up to that promise is downright disappointing. One such brand, that has surfaced as one of the best body building product brand in this highly competitive market today is Crazy Bulk. The brand has worked towards producing and marketing products that are top notch, not only in terms of what it promises but also in terms of what it delivers.

What sets these products apart?

The products manufactured by the brand are characterized by-

  • Good quality materials,
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  • Longer lasting effects,
  • No side effects,
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All these qualities come together to make fine products that can help you get your body in shape without much ado.

Buying these products:

Before releasing any and every product to the market, it is made sure that each and every single unit of these products under go several tests to ensure that they meet all pharmaceutical standards and are fit for consumption. Apart from the company itself, FDA too runs its own tests on the products to make sure that they are fit to be used and are produced while following all significant guidelines. It is only after the products have passed all these tests that they are released in the market.

The products manufactured by Crazy Bulk, generally come with directions to use and dosage on the label itself and hence require no additional prescriptions. These are over the counter, legal steroids that can be availed without the directions of medical experts. In case that you still feel sceptical, you can always have a specialist refer you the product and its specific dosage. This will keep you away from any kind of uncertainty in the future.

Phenq vs phen3754When it comes to the finest weight loss pills then dieters have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of options. But, out of the many only a few tend to work like Phen375 and PhenQ that have gained immense popularity because of their zero side effects and effectiveness. The problem is you cannot go with both of them for losing weight, rather you must choose one over the other. This brings us to the comparative study of PhenQ vs. Phen375

The Credibility of Manufacturers

PhenQ is produced by Europe based BUQ Group that has been manufacturing dietary pills for over a decade. Phen375 is brought to you by RDK Global, which is one of the reputed manufacturing groups present in US. Just like the BUQ Group, even RDK Global is acknowledged to be one of the finest manufacturers due to the quality of products that they are able to create.

The Blend of Ingredients

More or less, the results that you are going to get from these two supplements are same. However, there are certain differences seen in its list of ingredients. For example, PhenQ contains fiber that helps in suppressing appetite but Phen375 does this only with the help of caffeine powder anhydrous, similarly PhenQ has capsicum for increasing the temperature of body whereas Phen375 is combined with cayenne pepper for the same.

Pricing and Guarantee of The Products

Considering the demands of the customer, both these products are sold at reasonable value and are even available with money back guarantee. This means you can order the pills with a peace of mind and return them if you were unable to witness any results.

PhenQ vs. Phen375: Which One is Better & Why?

The final verdict about PhenQ vs. Phen375 is that both are equally good, but the lack of ingredients which block fats, makes Phen375 slightly less efficient than that of PhenQ; other than that both of them are excellent options for getting rid of unwanted weight in a natural way.

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Essential factors to consider while buying free anti-wrinkle cream trials

People should make sure that they won’t get overwhelmed by seeing the reviews and response of the cream they see online. On the other hand, there are various types of skin care treatments which include anti-wrinkle creams. If you are presented with varied options, then you can make an appropriate selection of creams to get rid of facial wrinkles.

As these free trial creams are available on various websites, people should ensure to get the maximum amount of free creams, even while they are looking for affordable anti-wrinkle creams. But, people shouldn’t make use of the entire free trail anti wrinkle creams without knowing about it properly and shouldn’t trust everything blindly. Firstly know about the anti-wrinkle cream thoroughly and make sure to use the one which suits the skin tone more effectively and perfectly.

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I’m working on a pretty meaty post for the WarcraftEcon site, however I’ve been getting some 404 errors while trying to post for the past two weeks. Anyhow, gives me more time to work the thing, meanwhile I’ll be in touch with Oligopoly to see we can sort out the problem.


Monday morning MMO-Champion as well as other news sites reported some 4.3 information, most notably for the gold minded individuals out there was the quote below, from the interview with Greg (Ghostcrawler) Street.

Epic gems will drop in the new raid in Normal and Heroic only. Each player gets a geode when a boss is killed which has a small chance to contain an epic gem, most will have rare gems. It is rare enough to take all of 4.3 to replace all of your red rare quality gems with red epic gems.

“Quite a few” new profession recipes will be added.

Read the full 4.3 Article and Interview with Ghostcrawler on MMO-Champion


Obviously, I’m not jumping for joy. I was really hoping we wouldn’t be seeing epic gems in this fashion, again. Of course, there’s a few unanswered questions here. First and foremost, what about the patterns? The vague statement about new recipes does not necessarily mean that we will even get new cuts. It only means that there will be new recipes, and that is something we already knew. But more to the point, will these gems come pre cut or will JCs be cutting them? If we do cut them, it would follow that they will be BOE. However, considering the comments about it taking the entirety of the patch to fill your sockets with gems, it’s possible we’ll be seeing a return to the pre cut gems of BC 5 man infamy.

Right now, it’s just too damned early to tell. Rare quality gems are still there, even if we can’t transmute them to epic. Even if we can’t prospect for epics. We still have the Rares to contend with. Since Epics are going to be a pipe dream (at least for a while) there may be renewed interest in the rares.

Tinfoil Hat Engaged…

In the new model, it looks like the obvious path to Epic gems is running random raids. Since the raid bosses themselves have a chance of rewarding players with epic gems. Assuming we have a limit to the number of available random raids we can run per week, it’s feasible that we could random our way to epic gems.

Oh shit… isn’t this exactly contrary to the new raiding model in Cataclysm? Wasn’t the idea of having normal and heroic share a lockout to keep people from feeling that they needed to run the same raids multiple times per week or fall behind?

Tinfoil Hat Disengaged…


Of course, there’s other things. Blizzard didn’t want to give tanks a legendary, because then they’d have to make legendaries for each tanking class individually. And it just didn’t feel right to give unique legendaries to specific classes – then they announce a Rogue legendary for 4.3. I’m choking on a lot of cynicism and bile this week, and frankly I was a little surprised with the community. Overall, I haven’t seen many people complaining about these things. So, maybe the problem is with me. Maybe I’m just becoming a mean old man that hates the young and everything the like.

And while we’re on the subject, I don’t think I understand why people are so gung ho against tier pieces being available on the Conquest/Justice vendor. Personally, I felt that the system in ICC worked, and you could get a complete set of T10 without ever setting foot in the raid instance. The world didn’t come to an end as a result. We all know it’s the .5 sets that really make the ePeen swell anyways, so why the attitude of “I deserve this, not everyone else.” Hell, even people that raid can get bummed out on drops, Belt of Broken Bones dropped all of one time for the guild back in T10, and that was the week before Cataclysm was released.

Damned kids today with their music and their sparkle vampires!


Well, last week I dropped a mint on a level 25 guild, this after buying several other higher leveled guilds. So, this week the big question was – what’s he gonna spend it on this week? Really, I was pretty conservative this week. I bought materials, and I’m buying some things from a friend on the Alliance (more on that Saturday) but overall, not too shabby. Pets didn’t move at all, not a single pet sold. Which isn’t too big a deal, it happens. Alchemy is still selling off a back catalog of potions, elixirs and assorted crap I amassed while leveling alts. The Enchanting market continues to run strong, same for Truegold. But the big winner here… was flipping. I found a couple of sweet heart deals, it never hurts to find a Firelands weapon at under half the usual cost. I made about 20K off of just one, and then found more good deals. All in all, a successful week. A couple more like this, and I’ll be back to 600K.

This week, I think I’ll be moving into some old markets and seeing if I can’t squeeze a little extra gold from Jewelcrafting and Inscriptions again…


■ 1665g – Alchemy
■ 4748g – Cash Flow
■ 14,907g – Enchanting
■ 67,650g – Flipping
■ 627g – Tailoring
■ 10,482g – Truegold

100,079g – TOTAL


As I said last week, technical difficulties have kept me from posting on WarcraftEcon. Thankfully, after hearing from Oligopoly I expect to have my next post up in the near future. My next post is a follow up to my previous post on maximizing storage. I’ve learned a few things about possible pitfalls of buying leveled guilds, so this new post will be detailing the difficulties and ways to deal with them. So stay frosty, it should be a good read.


So, apparently we’re supposed to have 4.3 on the PTR this week. Which of course means that the patch itself should be live SOON™. Of course, Pyrite Ore prices have dropped but the wave of panic hasn’t been as pronounced as I thought it might be. Perhaps cooler heads reign on Bloodscalp than I once thought. In either case, I’ve been liquidating portions of my own stockpile, and opening up more storage.

I’ve even reactivated my third account for storage, I’ve been toying more and more lately with the idea of dual-boxing production. I played with the idea when Cataclysm was released, using boxing techniques to post and process items while I leveled Khaas. But now, I’m thinking in a different direction. My main interest, is that I could craft and process items simultaneously: prospecting on one account, while I disenchant on the other. Create scrolls on one account, while I mill herbs on the other. For a diverse business like mine, this could mean cutting my production time literally in half in many cases…

So,what am I stocking up on?

■ Enchanting Mats Where there’s new gear, there’s a whole new vitality for the enchanting market. Scrolls & Dust will be moving as fast as you can produce them, so having a healthy stockpile of each will put you ahead of the curve.
■ Rare Gems With the news that Epic gems will not be prospected, there’s a bright if brief future for Rare Gems. Players of all stripes will need these rares to fill the slots while they gather their epic gems. And while we’re on the subject of Jewelcrafting…
■ Jewelcrafter’s Tokens Despite the lack of prospected Epic Gems, there is likely to be a call for those tokens: Deisgns. Assuming that the gems are uncut when they drop, raiders will need someone to cut them, that’s where we come in.
■ Chimera Eye Not to get “too” tin foil hat here, but it’s quite likely that you won’t be the only one using your tokens for designs. Add to this there may be more uses for Chimera Eye in the patch than there are even now, if that’s the case you can expect these to become a bit more desirable, therefore profitable. If you can find some cheap now, hold onto them.
■ Transmog Items BOE epics from world bosses, Molten Core, and other places are going to go through the roof. Prices are already spiking, but there is going to be even more demand once Transmogrification becomes a reality. If you can solo Molten Core, do so. Stock up, and be ready for the feeding frenzy.


Well, it’s been an interesting week. I’ve been more involved in the AH than in previous weeks, and have found some old favorites making me gold again. I dipped my toes into Gems and Glyphs again, and both are bringing in solid numbers. In particular Glyphs have been surprisingly successful. I’ve spent a fair amount on the new banks and professions for alts, but the margins are good, and I am pleased…


■ 377g – Alchemy
■ 5558g – Cash Flow
■ 18,016g – Enchanting
■ 48,586g – Flipping
■ 6625g – Jewelcrafting
■ 11,154g – Glyphs
■ 1289g – Pets
■ 732g – Tailoring
■ 10,272g – Truegold

102,609g – TOTAL


I hate to sound like a broken record, but the really real world has been kicking my ass lately. I’ve been clocking a lot of hours at the school, which is a good thing. In my estimation, if one works two days per week as a substitute – you’re doing well. I’ve been doing 4-5 days per week generally. And I got my first pay check today, it’s a helluva lot better than flipping burgers I’ll tell you that much.

Even so, getting up early is not something my body is really accustomed to. And frankly, I’m not sure I ever will be good first thing in the morning, but I’m going to keep at it. The kids are a pain in the ass sometimes sure, but ultimately it’s worth it. And there are times when it really does feel rewarding…


Both groups now have Ragnaros down, and with that it’s time for 25s. We’ve picked up a couple of people but we’re still looking for a few key players, namely a Hunter (or two) and most definitely a Warlock. If you’re interested head over to our site and fill out an app, of course Raids aren’t the only thing happening.

I’m looking for a new leader for our PVP division (Resilience), actually I’d like to find a couple of guys willing to work there. I need people to recruit and organize, people that can get RBGs going. Again, if you’re interested see the link above.

As for the rest, our Alt Raid is actually close to offing Ragnaros now too. Which brings me to another interesting point…


Once upon a time, I played a Rogue. His name was Cicatriz, during a healthy portion of BC this was my main. I dabbled in other classes here and there. But after the Warlock this was what I enjoyed more than anything else in the game. By the time Wrath was released however I had Death Knight fever, and so the poor little rogue was left on the shelf – until now…

Recently, I decided to take the old Rogue off the shelf and give him a spin – and frankly the class has changed drastically. After a race change, some profession fuggling, and a fair amount of talent calculator-fu – I’m back in the shadows! My intention of course is to play this little guy for our alt raids, I was going to use one of my tanks, but frankly it doesn’t matter if I can tank every boss with my eyes closed, it gets boring sometimes. And I feel like if I tanked everything on Khaas, then again on my Warrior it would get really old, really fast. Of course, there’s also the consideration that we’ve only got one dedicated Rogue we raid with (add a Rogue to that recruiting list above) and the fact that the class comes in damned handy for some fights, and of course the whole Batman thing in 4.3, how could I resist?


Not much to report, but I hit a big Valor Point achieve and of course the one for completing Firelands. I got some other achievements knocked out on my AH guild and my alts, but not really anything to report there.

25,000 Valor Points


It’s rainin epics! Hallelujah!

Bracers of the Fiery Path
Elementium Deathplate Legguards
Stay of Execution
Necklace of Fetishes (OS)
Essence of the Eternal Flame (OS)
Earthcrack Bracers (OS)
2x Obsidium Cleaver (OS)



This is going to be a short one, I haven’t really had much motivation to log in to WOW lately. I actually skipped the game entirely over the weekend. I’ve got a lot of things going on the side right now, so updates are likely to be sparse for a week or two. I’ll have more to say on the subject soon I’m sure.


As I said above, I actually skipped about half the week of online sales time. However, I still managed a respectable set of numbers. In fact, I would’ve been quite satisfied with the showing had I been going at it hot and heavy all week. I’m continuing to work on my alts, so I expect to spend a little time and gold on leveling/professions for a couple of the little guys soon. Sorry for the word shortage this week, but it’s only temporary.


■ 3,464g – Cash Flow
■ 9,939g – Enchanting
■ 46,042g – Flipping
■ 3,324g – Gems
■ 16,186g – Glyphs
■ 639g – Tailoring
■ 1,820g – Truegold

81,417g – TOTAL

As I wrote last week, my interest in WOW has flagged. I continue to make gold on auto pilot, it’s interesting that my margins aren’t horribly affected by this. I’ve been spending about fifteen minutes on the AH per day, that’s about it.


Not much to say at this point, it really is business as usual until 4.3.


■ 14,718g – Enchanting
■ 33,282g – Flipping
■ 4,469g – Gems
■ 17,698g – Glyphs
■ 677g – Tailoring
■ 2,327g – Truegold

73,173g – TOTAL


4.3 is coming, and with it comes a lot of new things: new pve content, new items, new ways to make gold! But you know what I’m actually excited about? Transmogrification. Why? I finally get to look the way I want, as a tank who doesn’t happen to be a warrior I end up mix and matching visible pieces of gear regularly. Is it a big deal? No, but it’s there and it’s a constant source of mild agitation.

• The character must be able to equip both items.
• Only uncommon (green), rare (blue) or epic (purple) items may be transmogrified. (exceptions: a select few of these items will be prevented from being used to transmogrify if they are inappropriate)
• Items must share the same armor type (examples: plate for plate, cloth for cloth)
• Weapons must be the same weapon type (exceptions: Guns, Crossbows, or Bows)
• Guns, Crossbows, and Bows can be used to transmogrify Guns, Crossbows, or Bows.
• Main hand weapons can only be used to transmogrify Main hand weapons.
• Off-hand weapons can only be used to transmogrify Off-hand weapons.
• One handed weapons can be used to transmogrify a Main hand or Off-hand weapon.
• Using an item for transmogrify makes it soulbound.
• Using an item for transmogrify makes it non-refundable.
• Using an item for transmogrify makes it non-tradable.
• Heirlooms and Account Bound items can be transmogrified.
• Heirlooms and Account Bound items can be used to transmogrify.
• Legendary items cannot be transmogrified.
• Legendary items cannot be used to transmogrify.
• Fishing Poles cannot be transmogrified.
• Fishing Poles cannot be used to transmogrify.
• Mailing an item strips its transmogrification.
• Placing an item in Void Storage strips its transmogrification.
• Vendoring an item strips its transmogrification.
• The displayed enchant will be that of the currently equipped item.
• There may be individual items that are excluded from being transmogrified on the basis that they were originally added to the game as absurdities. (examples: a weapon that looks like a fish, or a chest piece that is invisible).


Of course there’s some farming to do for sets. Everybody has their own opinion about what will look best, I’ve decided to put together three sets based on spec. Enjoy.



■ Shoulders – Sanctified Scourgelord Pauldrons
■ Chest – Sanctified Scourgelord Chestguard
■ Waist – Belt of Broken Bones
■ Hands – Sanctified Scourgelord Handguards
■ Legs – Sanctified Scourgelord Legplates
■ Feet – Grinning Skull Greatboots
■ Weapon – Draconic Avenger
■ Cloak – Royal Crimson Cloak
■ Tabard – Tabard of the Achiever



■ Shoulders – Pauldrons of Zul’Farrak
■ Chest – Spiderfang Carapace
■ Waist – Deathbone Girdle
■ Hands – Deathbone Gauntlets
■ Legs – Outrider’s Plate Legguards
■ Feet – Deathbone Sabatons
■ Weapon – Slayer of the Lifeless
■ Cloak – Ironscale War Cloak
■ Tabard – Tabard of the Lightbringer



■ Shoulders – Pauldrons of the Wardancer
■ Chest – Krakken-Heart Breastplate
■ Waist – Indestructible Plate Girdle
■ Hands – Royal Gauntlets of Silvermoon
■ Legs – Greaves of the Bloodwarder
■ Feet – Kraken Greaves
■ Weapon – Apolyon, the Soul-Render
■ Cloak – Shroud of the Final Stand
■ Tabard – Purple Trophy Tabard of the Illidari

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks you’ve heard that Blizzard has lost their minds, the new expansion totally aims at getting kids to play WOW. At least, that’s what a lot of people in the wow community are saying. It’s the “last straw”, it’s Blizzard jumping the shark, or if you’re Wolfshead who has been saying every expansion killed WOW since BC, with Blizzard “jumping a bigger shark” than the last one. There are a lot of Wolfshead’s out there this time around, but why?


For me, Cataclysm never really felt quite right. I really tried to pump myself up for release, but frankly I was more interested in killing the Lich King than I was about Blizzcon 2010. And in the past few months I’ve been plagued with questions about the World of Warcraft, had I changed or had the game? Then it came to me, I and a lot of WOW players are going through what relationship therapists call the Seven Year Itch. A time where members of a relationship reflect and evaluate their relationship. Often this leads to a realization that one hasn’t been happy with things for a long time and it’s time for change.

Playing a game like World of Warcraft forms a bond between the player and the game, the player and the publisher, and the player and other players. This complex relationship creates a huge emotional investment. I’ll be the first to admit, much of the romance has gone out of the relationship between me and the game. It may sound silly, but this is exactly how I see the complex interaction of player and game. And as the 7th anniversary of the game looms large on the horizon (original release Nov 23, 2004), many players are re evaluating that relationship, myself included.

Having realized that, I think Blizzard has made a gamble with Mists of Pandaria they’re taking a chance at putting some spice back in the relationship…


The number one complaint lodged by the Pandaria dissenters is that Pandas are childish, they make the game look too cartoony, etc. Because, World of Warcraft has always been a serious game where serious shit goes down, srsly. Forgive me if my response is just as childish as the initial argument, which is absolute bullshit by the way. One of the reasons I hesitated to pick up WOW in the first place was that it looked too cartoony. In fact, it was one of the reasons I think a lot of people avoided the game initially. The game has always looked like this, there has been no massive overhaul that has changed the style or fidelity of the games graphics. Furthermore, I ask you this: Goat/Squid hybrids from space are okay right? So are Rasta Trolls that be flippin mon? Gnomes with pink pigtails? Night Elf mohawks? Undead metaleheads? Native Taurens smoking peace pipes? Hell, the antisemitic overtones of Goblins are accepted! But Pandas are just over the line?

There has always been a sort of flippant cheekiness to World of Warcraft, that’s part of it’s charm. Be it a nod to He Man in Shattrath, quests to find lost Hookahs for stoned Trolls, or getting the On A Boat achievement to fulfill your daily internet meme quota. If you’re okay with all of those things, then you shouldn’t have a problem with Pandas, if you do then you either just don’t like the game anymore or you’re performing some sort of mental gymnastics that I just can’t get my head around. Worse, half the time these complaints are lodged by someone from a guild with a super serious name like “Nagas in Pajamas”.

Okay, maybe those bitches be trollin…

Irregardless, if you accept the game as it’s been in the past you have to admit there’s not much earth shatteringly different about adding Pandarens to the mix. Of course, there is also the Jack Black situation to be considered. Jack Black can be blamed for a lot of things, ruining movies (definitely) but ruining WOW? Not so much. Kung Fu Panda (2008) came out a significant amount of time after Pandarens were added to WCIII: The Frozen Throne (2004), and yes they’re likely to add references to the movies, and in fact I kinda hope they do. Why? Because it’s a relevant tie in.

The complainers tend to forget the references to Blade Runner, Monty Python, Star Wars Episodes IV & V: A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back, Army Of Darkness, and Toy Story in Warcraft III. Yes, TOY STORY of all things. Where was your bitching then?


Of course, a very valid point that people make is that Blizzard reps have stated in the past that Pandarens in WOW just wasn’t going to happen. Though, more likely the wording was probably more along the lines of “We have no current plans to add the Pandaren race to the game”. Which is just a non committal, meaning they may decide to add the race later, they may have already decided to add it later. But not right now. Of course, this also brings up something else – the fact that Blizzard reps have made other declarative statements in the past that have looked foolish in retrospect.

Let’s go back to Vanilla WOW, Molten Core raiding took a long time. Worse, as a Mage you were likely spending the first half hour of the raid making bread and water. Why? Because you only summoned 4 of each at a time. Mages complained, saying this was not engaging gameplay that it was a timesink, plane and simple. That it was just the very thing that Furor & Tigole had decried in the days of EverQuest.

There was a huge post about this very issue where Tseric (before the bus) stated matter of factly that increasing the stacksize of food would be contradictory to the design goals and ideals of the company. End of discussion as far as he was concerned because opening up the topic again resulted in accounts being banned and whole threads being deleted. A week later, Tseric made the announcement that Blizzard would be making Food/Drink spells summon up to 20 at a time.


Of course, no amount of proof will ever be enough for some people because frankly we like to argue and damn you for trying to change our minds with proof or logic. The sad fact is that some people have already decided that no matter what happens, they won’t be happy because Blizzard’s involved and fuck Blizzard that’s why. To which I can sorta relate though, as I said earlier I’ve fallen out of love with the company, the game, and yes even people I once respected in game. It’s hard to see the good when you feel a certain level of nerd rage, actually it borders on downright impossible. But, when I look at the feature set for mop I can’t help but be intrigued.

If nothing else you have to admire the outright gravitas of Blizz and crew for handling the subject most novelists avoid like the plague: what happens when the ass of ultimate evil is officially spanked? Does peace really reign amongst those who united against a greater foe? Or does the oldest battle begin anew. It makes sense that the horde and alliance would be back at each others throats with a vengeance, if there’s one thing we’re good at it’s finding someone to blame and the survivors of the Cataclysm all have a handy scapegoat: each other ( I bet you thought I was going to say Jack Black).

The dwarves careless digging obviously caused everything to go wrong. The Horde clearly let Bolvar die because they’re racists. Those Goblin immigrants took our jobs!

I doubt it’ll get strictly topical in terms of real world politics (clearly that could be a concern) but the point is that the post Cataclysm climate is a perfect storm of possibilities. The PVE scenarios for instance are a perfect opportunity to build on faction antagonism and to bring back something that’s been missing since wrath, an enemy I can care about. You know, the Alliance.

You don’t have to be into pvp to get a little thrill killing some humans. Blizzard is taking a risk, but if it’s done right it could be just what the doctor ordered – a return to the roots of the Warcraft IP, orcs vs humans. They could put the WAR back in WARCRAFT, how can people not be excited about that? Oh right, Pandas. Well yeah, I guess those hippies are going to try to tell us to think of the children, they want us to give peace a chance thereby causing even greater conflict and therefore a more engaging, dramatic storyline. So yeah, fuck Pandas….