FOR FUCK SAKE THIS SHIT AINT SHAKESPEARE ITS A FUCKING GAME
Christ why do people read so much into this shit
This is just a video game i wish the lore was better but blizz sold its soul to activision a long time ago and ive learnt not to take this tripe seriously
To me the quality of the pop culture references has gone down dramatically, also the concentration of them is different. The list of Kangodo is all good and well, but you have to take in account the difference in "landmass" where they were spread out over as well as the speed in which you encountered them.
But I guess 1.5 is close enough to 15 or 20 that it doesn't really matter, right?
Oh, of course. Mysterious Panda people hidden for centuries on mystical island fighting evil insects and practicing martial arts is out of place, but Purple Goat people in giant flying crystal spaceships who woship sentient chandeliers fits the WoW theme perfectly.......Secondly, people don't take MoP seriously because the theme feels completely out of whack with the previous expansions.
go slop your weakass arguements somewhere else please.
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Last edited by Surfd; 2013-12-12 at 11:31 AM.
what's even worse then bad lines is the stupid, in-your-face pop culture references. cata 1-60 is the biggest offender here (CSI Westfall still makes me wanna cry). yes, wow never took itself seriously but they went overboard with some of this shit.
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Vanilla, TBC and WotLK were all about immersion, tough and exciting adventure. MoP will be associated with farms and pandas.
And look at the way "cows" were portrayed and look at how pandarens were. Blizzard made cows, elves and maybe gnomes fit into the game and besides all of that, they didn't make a whole expansion about cows or gnomes or elves specifically.
I feel like WoW jumped the shark with silliness and pop culture references somewhere in Cataclysm and in MoP it's further emphasized by how much the whole Asian theme with pandas feels like a cheap Jackie Chan movie parody. You can only have so many wise martial arts gurus in one story before it becomes cheap. In WotLK I laughed when Harrison Jones escorted me to safety because that one quest was a funny reversal of the previous 50 quests that I did, in Cataclysm they took the thing way too far by making most of the zone about Harrison Jones jokes and it stopped being funny.
Aww OP has grown up, put on his big boy pants and has realised WoW includes satire.
Sarcasm aside (you dookin deserve it), you have rightfully missed something in previous expansions. The satire. The pop culture references. But what you yearn for --of which you forgot to allude in your tirade --which lets assume is story and script with more gravitas, grit or seriousness, is *not* really the cornerstone of World of Warcraft. The lore however *is* a cornerstone, however the execution and script (of which) has always erred towards the broader audience rather than its Lovecraftian [sic] origins.
There are a few quests, places, art, books within WoW that offer darker tones and wordier script for us to to sink our fangs into, but essentially we need to 'remember' to enjoy the game for what it has always been -especially as we get older and the more we play -that is, a jolly through the expansive lore above and beyond Warcraft.
But I suggest that's it is simply you that had grown up, over the course of WoW, and that you've become more aware of the acute satire therein. It is at this point that you need to seek refuse in the deeper lore, look beyond the game to the books, fan fiction, short stories, role play books (some are hard to find now!) to satisfy your needs. There is passion behind the game, hopefully you will learn to find it.
Last edited by risingforce; 2013-12-12 at 11:43 AM.
Dunno why but for me cata>mop. Maybe the pandas yes, had some trouble with them. Now i have strange nightmares.
Dont say cata lost more subs than mop as this one is not over yet
27y old. French buisness lawyer. Playing what my friends are playing. Destiny and Wod.
And when did we tear it appart? What you seem to be missing, over and over again, is that we like the game how it is. A bit silly, a bit serious, a bit of blood, a bit of funny poop quests. Redicuolus shoulderpads and crazy big, impossible to functionally use weapons.
We just dont labour under some bizzare illusion that WoW is something that it is not.
I am beginning to think that you are being dense just for the sake of being dense.
Yes in wotlk horde and alliance hated each other. Remember lootship boss in icc? Even when facing a common enemy we would find the time to nuke each other.