Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thrall, Lord of the Clans (Part 4/4)

Lifting of the Blood Curse
  • Thrall returned to The Barrens to defeat Grom and the corrupted Warsong clan.
  • After fighting his way through demons and blood-crazy Orcs, Thrall found Grom.
  • Grom taunted Thrall, and told him it was his choice to drink the demon’s blood.
  • Thrall captured Grom’s spirit in a soul gem, and later purged him from the evil.
  • Thrall and Grom set out to kill Mannoroth, a lieutenant for the Burning Legion.

Battle of Mount Hyjal
  • Thrall and Jaina went into Ashenvale, but were met by Night Elves, Demons, Undead, Orcs, and Humans.  They all battled each other for survival.
  • Thrall had a vision to meet up with Jaina at the base of Mount Hyjal.
  • Medivh told all of them to team up against Archimonde and his forces.
  • Orcs, Trolls, Tauren, Goblins, Night Elves, and Humans all teamed up.
  • Archimonde was defeated and the Burning Legion was destroyed.

Founding of Orgrimmar
  • Thrall and his Orcs traveled to Durotar, named after Thrall’s father.
  • Thrall named the capital city Orgrimmar, named after the former Warchief.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thrall, Lord of the Clans (Part 3/4)

  • On the way to Kalimdor, Thrall and the Horde (just Orcs for now), stopped on an island to fix the ships. 
  • They saved the Darkspear trolls from mulocs, and brought them to Kalimdor, adding them to the Horde.
  • On the way to Kalimdor, the boats got scattered in a storm, and the Horde landed on different areas.  
  • Thrall and his men saved the Tauren from centaurs, and Cairne Bloodhoof and Thrall became allies.  The Tauren joined the Horde.
Cairne Bloodhoof

  • Cairne told Thrall that he would tell him the location of the Oracle, who would help them find their way in this land, in return for escorting the Tauren caravan to Mulgore.  Thrall agreed.
  • On Thrall’s way to the Oracle in Stonetalon Peak, he saw Grom Hellscream and his clan fighting humans under the command of Jaina Proudmoore. 
  • Thrall and his clan helped their brothers, but after the fight Thrall ordered Grom and the clan to stay back instead of fighting for no reason.
  • Thrall ventured to the Oracle, and saw that human’s were guarding the entrance up the mountain.
  • Thrall enlisted the help of the wyverns after freeing them, and was able to get past the humans.
  • Cairne and Thrall found the Oracle’s chamber, but Jaina Proudmoore was also there.  They were about to battle when Medivh, the prophet, appeared.
  • He told Thrall of Grom’s corruption by the Burning Legion, and that the Orcs and Humans have to join forces, or be destroyed.  They agreed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thrall, Lord of the Clans (Part 2/4)

  • Orgrim named Thrall second-in-command of the Horde.  Their goal was to free all of the Orcs that the humans had imprisoned. 
  • For the first three encampments, Thrall pretended to be a slave, and rallied up the Orc prisoners to rebel and escape.  Then they started to catch on.
  • For the fourth camp, they had to use force, and Thrall’s new shamanistic powers.
  • At the fifth camp, they had Knights stationed there.  During the battle, Orgrim Doomhammer was killed.  While he was dying, he gave Thrall his hammer, and his armor, and appointed him Warchief of the Horde.

  • Thrall and his army attacked Durnholde Keep for the finishing blow.  He told his friend Taretha, (the one that helped him escape in the beginning), to leave the fortress before they attacked.   
  • Thrall, with his army behind him, confronted Blackmoore to prevent bloodshed.
  • Blackmoore was drunk, and went through a number of different emotions while talking to Thrall.  When asked to surrender of die, he responded by tossing the severed head of Taretha into the courtyard, screaming that this is what he does with traitors.
  • Thrall cried out in rage, and gave the order to attack.  During the battle, Thrall found Blackmoore, and tossed a sword to him.  They dueled, Thrall killed him.
Flight to Kalimdor
  • Medivh, the prophet, came to Thrall in a dream.  He told him to sail west with his Orcs, for the Burning Legion was coming. Thrall and the Horde left for Kalimdor.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thrall, Lord of the Clans (Part 1/4)

Though I know there are a lot of Thrall fan boys out there, a lot of people don't know just how rich his background really is.  He is one of my favorite characters, and is very fun to learn about.

Thrall's Youth

  • Thrall was found as a baby by Aedelas Blackmoore, a human commander who killed Thrall’s parents, and named him ‘Thrall’, which meant slave in Common.
  • Blackmoore raised him as a ferocious, but keen Gladiator in Durnholde Keep.
  • He was nursed by a human woman, and grew to befriend her daughter, Taretha.
  • Blackmoore's abusive beatings both in and out of the ring began to take its toll.
  • Taretha created a diversion inside the keep which allowed Thrall to escape.
  • After escaping, Thrall got caught by more humans, and shared a cell in a different camp with an Orc who told him about Grom Hellscream, leader of the Warsong clan.  When Thrall heard Blackmoore was looking for him, Thrall escaped again.
Thrall's Clan

  • Thrall found Grom Hellscream, and was told he was part of the Frostwolf clan.
  • Thrall went to the Alterac Mountains to find his clan.  There he met Drek’Thar, who told Thrall that he was the son of the deceased chieftain of the Frostwolves.
  • Drek’Thar brought Thrall to initiation, and he befriended the spirits of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
  • Thrall took on his rightful role as Chieftain of the Frostwolf clan.
  • A stranger came to the village, and challenged the clan’s dignity.  Thrall dueled him, and won.  It was Orgrim Doomhammer, the Warchief of the Horde.
  • It was all a test to see if Thrall really was a great leader.  The only man to ever beat Orgrim in a fight before was Thrall’s father.
Drek'Thar, Thrall's mentor

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Religions in the Warcraft Universe

(Remember:  Not all of the members I list necessarily follow the religion, but a part of them.)  These are the tree major religions in the Warcraft Universe.

    • The Holy Light – The Holy Light is the most followed religion in Warcraft.  Followers do not worship any god; instead they seek perfection within themselves, and form a bond with the universe. 
     Classes:                       Members:                   Organizations:                              
    ~ Paladin                       ~ Humans                 ~ Church of the Holy Light
    ~ Priest                         ~ Dwarves                ~ The Argent Dawn
                                       ~ Forsaken               ~ The Scarlet Crusade
                                       ~ Draenei                 ~ The Silver Hand
                                       ~ Blood Elves             ~ Sha’tar, Aldor, Scryers

      • Shamanism – Shaman draw on the their ancestors and elemental forces.  Tauren concentrate on ancestry, Orcs on the raw elements, and Trolls on voodoo, and primal instinct. 
       Classes:                       Members:                   Organizations:

      ~ Shaman                       ~ Orcs                         ~ The Earthen Ring
                                ~ Trolls                        ~ The Mag’har
                                ~ Tauren                      ~ The Kurenai
                                ~ Draenei

      • Druidism – Druids respect each spirit.  They worship the Moon Goddess Elune (Mu’sha for the Taurens), and work together with the spirits around them, including the forests.  
      Classes:                       Members:                   Organizations:
      ~ Druid                       ~ Night Elves            ~ The Cenarion Circle
                             ~ Tauren                 ~ The Cenarion Expedition
                                                       ~ Sisters of Elune (Worship Elune)
                                                          ~ The Sentinels (Worship Elune)

      Tuesday, November 9, 2010

      Magus Medivh, The Last Guardian

      • Medivh’s mother, Aegwynn, served as the Guardian of Tirisfal before him.
      • Aegwynn fought and killed Sargeres, but Sargeres transferred his spirit into Aegwynn’s body.  Medivh was born with the spirit of Sargeres inside him.
      • On his 14th birthday, he awoke after having nightmares.  He ran to his father’s room for help, and the power inside of him was unleashed, killing his father.
      • For the next twenty years, Medivh was in a coma caused by Sargeres.
      • He awoke from the coma, and was being controlled by Sargeres.  Power hungry, he secretly opened the dark portal, letting the orcs into Azeroth from Draenor.
      • Both his mother and one of the blue dragonflight tried to stop him.  He beat both of them.
      • He lived in Karazhan, and was sent an apprentice named Khadgar, who soon realized that Medivh was evil, and that he had let the orcs into Azeroth.
      • Khadgar told King Wrynn I (father of the current king) about Medivh’s corruption.
      • Khadgar, his apprentice, Lothar, his best friend, and Garona, Medivh’s ex-lover, teamed up to kill him.
      • Khadgar stuck a blade through his chest, and Lothar decapitated him, ending Medivh, and Sargeres together.
      • Medivh’s spirit managed to escape, and with the last of his mother’s magic, she gave his spirit a form.  He also had the ability to turn into a crow.
      • Medivh visited Thrall, and Jaina Proudmoore individually, and told them to take their people west to Kalimdor, to escape the Burning Legion.  They both did it.

      • When Archimonde, Sargeres’ right-hand man, planned to destroy the World Tree, Medivh told Thrall, Jaina, and Malfurion Stormrage, to rally up and defeat the demon.
      • Confident that the world was safe, and knowing that he had helped the world after doing so much harm, he left Azeroth to join “the legends of the past”.

      Monday, October 18, 2010

      Bolvar Fordragon - Rise of the new Lich King

      With the release of the Cataclysm trailer yesterday (that you can check out here), I thought I would do another post regarding the upcoming expansion.  Though not as beautifully written as Arthas, Bolvar Fordragon has come to be a major factor in the Warcraft universe.  Let’s check out his backstory!

      • Little is known about Bolvar’s early years besides the fact that he was a renowned human warrior.
      • When Varian Wrynn, current King of Stormwind, went missing, he stepped up to look over the city.  (This was in Vanilla & BC.)
      • When the King returned, Bolvar was named commander of the Alliance forces, and led his troops against the scourge in Northrend.

      • Here’s the part that most lot of people don’t know about.
      • At the end of the Wrathgate cinematic, it looks like Bolvar died, but he didn’t. 
      • Both Saurfang and Bolvar’s bodies are recovered by the Scourge.
      • Arthas, the Lich King at the time, tortured Bolvar Fordragon mercilessly, with the intent to corrupt him.  However, Bolvar managed to resist.
      • When Arthas Menethil was killed, Tirion Fordring was told that someone had to control the scourge.  He was about to take up the job when Bolvar called to him.
      • Bolvar told Tirion to give him the Helm of Domination (The spiky crown), to keep the scourge under control as his last act for Azeroth.
      • Bolvar told Tirion that no one could know what had happened that day, to tell the people that the Lich King was dead, but Bolvar Fordragon died with him.
      • And now, encased on the icy throne, is the new Lich King, Bolvar, the ‘Jailer of the Damned’.

      So… what do you guys think?  Will he control the scourge, and keep his own people safe.  Or will he get power-hungry, like most people in his position do, and set the scourge after the innocent. 

      Is Bolvar much different from Arthas?  Both had good intentions.  Both made sacrifices.  But will Bolvar fall to corruption, just as Arthas did?  Guess we’ll find out in Cataclysm.

      Tuesday, October 12, 2010

      Arthas Menethil – Hero, or Villain? (Part Four)

      Forgotten One
      Once a fierce knight, who would do anything for his people, Arthas turned into an evil warmonger.  Arthas now makes his return to Northrend, for his power is threatened by forces that push towards The Lich King’s frozen throne.  Let’s find out if he’ll make it in time.
      • Arthas returns to Northrend, gets attacked by Blood Elves, but is saved by the undead giant spider, Anub’arak, former king of the Nerubian Empire.
      • Arthas killed Sapphiron, a mighty blue dragon, and resurrected it as a Frost Wyrm to serve him.
      • Arthas and Anub’arak fought a ‘Forgotten one’.  An incredibly powerful tentacle-bearing monster thought only to exist in legend.  This was their hardest battle yet.
      • Arthas reached the base of the Frozen Throne, and was immediately under attack by Naga and Blood Elves, hoping to keep Arthas from becoming all-powerful.
      • Battling through the forces, Arthas magically activated the obelisks surrounding the glacier, opening the doors of the Frozen Throne.  Illidan was waiting for him.
      • Arthas, the soon to be King of the Scourge, and Illidan, the Demon Hunter, fought.  This was one of the most badass fights to ever happen on Azeroth. 
        • Arthas sliced Illidan’s chest with Frostmourne, and walked away the victor.
        • As Arthas walked the stairs to the Frozen Throne, the voices of those he betrayed filled his mind.  Muradin, Uther, Jaina… He ignored all of them.
        • He stood before a suit of armor frozen in ice on top of a throne.  With one strike from Frostmourne, Arthas broke the icy prison, and the Frozen Throne exploded.
        • Arthas kneeled down, and put on Ner’zhul’s spiky helmet.  At that moment, Ner’zhul and Arthas fused into a single, mighty being.  The Lich King.

        • Arthas later dies in WoW to Tirion Fordring, wielding Ashbringer, a sword forged by Magni Bronzebeard, King of Ironforge, and Muradin’s brother.
        • Frostmourne is destroyed and Arthas spends his dying moments with the ghost of his father.  (Heart-breaking, I know).
        So what do you think?  Was Arthas good at heart, and just corrupted by Ner’zhul and the other demonic forces?  Did he have good intentions his whole life?  Or was it evil from the start?  Let me know what you think in the comments below!  Thanks for reading!

        Monday, October 4, 2010

        Arthas Menethil - Hero, or Villain? (Part Three)

        Was his goal to save his people? Or was it vengeance? Was Arthas just following the cookie crumbs that the villains in charge were leaving for him?  Frostmourne was cursed and he knew it, but he also knew he had to stop the scourge.  Was it worth it?  Let’s find out.

        • Arthas now had the Lich King in his head, rightful owner of Frostmourne.  The Lich King’s spirit was imprisoned within ice the highest point of Northrend.
        • The crowd cheered as Arthas, their champion, returned to Lordaeron.
        • Arthas killed his father, King Terenas, and had the undead invade the city.

        • Arthas left Lordaeron and went to Invincible’s grave, the horse he used to love.
        • Using his new necromantic powers, he resurrected Invincible, his old steed.
        • Arthas traveled to Andorhal to dig up Kel’Thuzad’s remains.
        • To resurrect Kel’Thuzad, Arthas needed a magical urn that was being kept by the Knights of the Silver Hand, Arthas’ former group of Paladins.
        • Arthas found the magical urn, but it was being guarded by Uther, Arthas’ Paladin mentor and long friend.  Uther told him the urn kept the ashes of Arthas’ father. 
        • Arthas killed Uther, got the urn, dumped out his father’s remains, and replaced them with Kel’Thuzads.
        • Arthas traveled to Quel’Thalas in order to resurrect Kel’Thuzad.  He killed Sylvanas Windrunner, and transformed her into a banshee to help him. 
        • Arthas and his undead army marched onto Silvermoon, the Night Elf capital at the time, and destroyed the city.
        • Using the Sunwell, a fountain of magic, Arthas brought Kel’Thuzad back to life, reborn as an undead lich.
        • Kel’Thuzad, Arthas, and their army traveled to Dalaran in order to summon the demon lord Archimonde. 
        • Using a spellbook, they summoned Archimonde to Azeroth.  Archimonde had no use for Arthas or Kel’Thuzad, so they just chill for a couple monthes.
        • Archimonde gets destroyed by wisps while trying to destroy the world tree.
        • Arthas returned to Lordaeron to take control of the city, but his power was dwindling.  Sylvanas, her fellow banshees, and some dreadlords betrayed Arthas, forcing him to retreat from the city.
        • Arthas started having painful seizures, and could feel the Lich King calling for him.
        • He was told to return to Northrend, for demonic forces were working to destroy the Frozen Throne, ending the Lich King, and Arthas’ power.
        Stay tuned for the final addition of this four-part series!

        Wednesday, September 29, 2010

        Arthas Menethil – Hero, or Villain? (Part Two)

        In my last post I talked about Arthas’ beginnings, his early life, and the culling of Stratholme, an event that majorly impacted Azeroth.  Sure, he killed all of those infected townsfolk.  But what would you have done?  Let the plague spread?  Is Arthas a hero for what he did?  Or is he a monster?  Maybe hearing the rest of the story will help you decide.

        • Arthas followed Mal’Ganis, the demon responsible for Stratholme, to Northrend.
        • Arthas and his men ran into Muradin Bronzebeard, the Dwarf that trained Arthas in swordfighting as a boy.  He was with his group of Dwarves exploring.
        • Arthas received word from Uther and his father to return home with his men.
        • Arthas wouldn’t leave until he killed Mal’Ganis.  While his men were heading back to the boats, he hired a group of mercenaries to set fire to the ships.
        • When Arthas’ men arrived, he betrayed the mercenaries, accused them of burning the boats, and had them killed.
        • Muradin told Arthas of Frostmourne, a fabled runeblade hidden in Northrend.  
        • Arthas, Muradin, and a small group of men pressed on to Mal’Ganis’ base. 
        • Using an ancient waygate, they made their way to Frostmourne, inside an icy cavern.
        • Arthas was confronted by a Revenant Guardian, who told Arthas that Frostmourne was a cursed blade, and that he would not allow him to have it.  Arthas struck him down.
        • As the Revenant was dying, he said, “Turn away… before it’s… too late.”  Arthas replied saying, “Still trying to protect the sword, are you?”  “No…” the Revenant said, “Trying to protect you… from it.
        • Muradin read an inscription on the ice, and told Arthas that the blade was indeed cursed.  He told him to forget about the blade and lead his men home.
        • Arthas refused, he stood before the blade, and shouted out to the spirits of the cavern to release Frostmourne, that he would give anything to protect his people.
        • As the weapon broke from its icy prism, Muradin, Arthas’ long friend was struck by a shard of ice.  Arthas no longer cared about his friend.
        • Arthas dropped his holy warhammer, wielded Frostmourne, and made his way past Muradin to defeat Mal’Ganis.
        • Mal’Ganis told Arthas about how his thoughts were now controlled by the Lich King.  Arthas replied telling him that the voice said to kill him.  Slaying the dreadlord, Arthas ran farther north, leaving his troops to fend for themselves.
        • Arthas soon lost the last remnants of his sanity.

        Monday, September 27, 2010

        Arthas Menethil - Hero, or Villain? (Part One)

        Many WoW players nowadays only know of the villainous Arthas, the Lich King, the ‘bad guy’, or big scary guy in black armor that you see when rolling a Death Knight.  Everyone coin has two sides, and it saddens me to know that many people are playing WoW without knowing anything about the story line. 

        Arthas, after he turned evil.
        Arthas, before he turned evil.

        So, let me fill you in on how Arthas Menethil, an innocent boy, turned into the Lich King.

          • Arthas was born a prince, heir to King Terenas Menethil II, ruler of Lordaeron, now known as the Undercity.
          • At age nine, Arthas was gifted a horse from family friends, he named it ‘Invincible’, and fell in love with it through battle.  It was his war-steed.
          • Ten years later, in the harsh of winter, Athas needed some alone time from the insides of Lordaeron, so he decided to take Invincible out for a joy ride.
          • Once outside, with snow and ice blanketing the ground, he guided Invincible over a familiar jump, but his horse slipped, shattering its forelegs.  With no way to get help, Arthas gave Invincible a merciful death.  Some say it pushed him to become a paladin, some say it pushed him to the darker side of things.

          Arthas, and Invincible.

          • Training under the first Paladin, Uther, Arthas was accepted into the Knights of the Silver Hand at age 19.  The greatest fighting force of the Alliance.
          • Arthas formed a romantic relationship with Jaina Proudmoore, a powerful mage.
          • When Arthas was 23, scourge invaded northern land spreading the plague.
          • Arthas, Jaina, and his men went to defend their land and found Kel’Thuzad, one of the scourges leaders.
          • Before Arthas killed him, Kel’Thuzad told them that he had infected the stored grain in Anderhol, and had already shipped it out to the surrounding villages.
          • Kel’Thuzad also told them that his boss, Mal’Ganis, a demon, who was stationed in Stratholme.  Arthas, his soldiers, and Jaina, met up with Uther, Arthas’ mentor.
          • Here’s where it get’s intense.  They get to Strathlome to find that most of the citizens have already eaten the infect grain, and are turning into the undead.
          • Arthas ordered his soldiers and Uther to purge the entire town.  Uther was shocked Arthas said that, even if he was the king he wouldn’t follow that order.
          • Jaina and those who were loyal to Uther left, while Arthas and those loyal to him remained.  They slaughtered every townsfolk they saw, and set Stratholme on fire.
          • Arthas encountered Mal’Ganis and demanded a duel, but he slipped away, telling Arthas to meet him in Northrend.
          • Something snapped in Arthas that day.  He realized that whatever he did, however many people he killed, he wouldn’t be able to stop the scourge.  The plague would always spread faster then he could quell it.

          Saturday, September 25, 2010

          Cataclysm is coming up. Lets get to know Deathwing!

          So here’s what happened. 

          • At the beginning of time there were these Titans, they created Azeroth. 
          • They created the Old Gods to watch over everything and start up mortal life.
          • Old Gods thought they were hot shit, went batshit crazy, and tried to corrupt everything. 
          • Titans came back and kicked their asses.  The Titans then created the Five Dragon Aspects to rule over Azeroth.
          Alexstrasza, the Life-Binder.
          (The ‘mommy’ dragon.)
          Nozdormu, the Timeless One.
          (Controls time, pretty important.)

          Neltharion, the Earth-Warder
          (Deathwing, the biggest, badass one of them all)

          Malygos, the Spell-Weaver
          (Badass mage dragon.)
          Ysera, the Dreamer.
          (But she’s not the only one.)
          • The Old Gods started whispering to Neltharion telling him of a power he could have.
          • They told him to create a Dragon Soul and to convince the other dragons to put their power inside of it.
          • Burning Legion was attacking the Night Elf capital, Zin-Azshari.
          • Neltharion unleashed the Dragon Soul, killing the burning legion AND a lot of Night Elves.
          • Neltharion wanted the other dragons to obey him and his power, but they weren’t gonna take any shit.
          • All of the Dragon Aspects and their families attack Neltharion.
          • Neltharion paralyzed all of them with the Dragon Soul, wiped out most of Blue Dragonflight.
          • Nozdormu, Alexstrasza, Ysera, and Malygos all managed to escape, and went into hiding to protect their dragon flights (Kin).
          • Neltharion now known as Deathwing, Dragon Soul now known as Demon Soul.
          • Malfurion Stormrage stole the Demon Soul, Illidan Stormrage took it and gave it to Mannoroth.
          • Mannoroth used it to open a portal for Sargeras to enter Azeroth. (Very bad!)
          • Deathwing tried to get the Demon Soul back, interrupting the portal, and blowing up everything.
          • The Dragon Aspects tapped all of their energy into the Demon Soul to seal it, Malfurion hid it.
          • 10,000 years later, Deathwing finds the Demon Soul, can’t use it, so manipulates orcs.  Alexstrasza gets held captive by the horde working for Deathwing.
          • One of her kin, Korialstrasz and a human mage, Rhonin, try to free Alexstrasza by stealing the Soul.
          • Korialstrasz gets the other Dragons to come out of hiding to kill Deathwing, even without their powers.
          • Rhonin discovered the weakness of the Demon Soul, and destroys it, freeing Alesxstraza and restoring the powers of the other Dragon Aspects.
          • Deathwing managed to escape from the other Dragons, and went into hiding… until the Cataclysm.

          Thursday, September 23, 2010

          Plants vs. Zombies? No Wrong! Peacebloom vs. Ghouls

          So for anyone who hasn't seen this yet, this is World of Warcraft's newest mini game addition in the cataclysm beta. This is not an addon, it will be a short quest line available and once you finish it you will be able to repeat the quest indefinitely each time you repeat it though it gets more difficult.
          In my opinion this is exactly what blizzard needed to do and keep doing, I don't play anymore but after seeing this I am having thoughts on returning for cataclysm basically just to play this mini-game. I would like to hear your thoughts on this and also if you liked the video you can check out some more of The Cynical Brits work at

          Ranged Carries vs. Melee Carries

          I'm in a stats game, 1600+ as usual, easy mode.  (I know, what a noob!)  I find easy mode more fun, blow me if you think your epeen is bigger.   

          Anyways, we have an Accursed, Torturer, Pyro, and slither.  I still haven't picked, and the clock is ticking down. (Damn the shortened timer.)  All of the sudden my chat log is filled with "purp carry"  "need carry".  Alright.  I hate playing Magebane, or Chronos, but love to play Corrupted Disciple.  So I right click him to preselect.  

          There's 5 seconds left on the clock and all I hear is people shouting..  I would tell you what they were shouting about but it sounded like they were speaking Portuguese or some language that definitely wasn't English.  Before the game even starts, were sitting in the well and my team is already saying gg, no carry.  I proceed to carry the team to victory (Pro, I know.)  So then I started thinking.  Melee vs Ranged carries.

          Wednesday, September 22, 2010

          Idiot-proof guide for buying a Courier.

          Are you a support character?
          If NO, DON'T BUY A COURIER
          If YES, proceed.

          Does your team already have a courier?
          If NO, proceed.

          Are you an idiot?
          If you are reading this, probably not.
          But if you are, buy the god damned courier!
          As you can see from the screen shot I took, common sense is quite uncommon.  You might be thinking, "Oh, it was probably a noobs no stats game."  Nope, it was a 1600+ rated game.  (Big shot, I know.)  Going into a stats game without any friends is almost a death wish.  It's like rolling the dice.  The team with the least amount of idiots win, and hopefully you will be on that team.  

          Another point I would like to make is how much it pisses me off when people don't share their couriers.  Let me give you an example.  (This was right after retail came out.)  I was playing Chronos I think, (lol, I know right?) and there was a Glacius on my team.  "i got courier" he said. Let me repeat that, "i got courier".  Whatever, I just went to my lane.  I was farming well and got my marchers and gloves of haste, all I needed was my bolstering armband to finish off steamboots.  I clicked the squiggly thing on my keyboard to select the courier. BUT OH WAIT.   It wasn't being shared.  "Glacius, share please."  What did I get in return? "stfu i bought it".  I facepalmed.  HARD.

          Now I would understand if say someone like Pyro buys a courier off the bat to ferry his bottle back and forth, but at least (hopefully) the pyro would let the team know that he's not sharing it.

          Well, that's it for the first Flying Courier post.  I hope you guys enjoyed the read and I'll have more blogs about Hon, and possibly SC2, LoL, WOW, etc.  Later!