all photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/judytuna/sets/72157601249363930/
everyone in the guild that went:
my guildmates are awesome.
it was great. watching starcraft tournaments is so much fun. i really wanted nalra to win cuz savior’s so full of himself, but alas. really loved the sound and music panel and the concert, oh, the video games live concert, i could have weeped for joy. lady sylvanas!!!!!!!!!!! at some point i’ll post my videos.
played starcraft 2 of course, couldn’t get that into it because we only got 20 minutes. at the panel, they showed us the storyline part of it, which is really rpg-like, an interesting new twist. the gameplay itself is very familiar, of course. wrath of the lich king… FROSTMOURNE HUNGERS!!! …
AKA what happens at 5am in Ironforge. Some of us in the guild sing and play guitar, so there’ll be an audio version soon, I’m sure.
what’s it like in undercity?
i’m going to lose 1475619476095787 hours of my life.
it’s incredibly detailed. for people, it’s just like a regular social networking site. for characters, it’s a regular social networking site with the ability to friend other characters, PLUS it tracks arena games, bg performance (kills and such), /played time, and even has a blog that you can update from INSIDE wow, on top of all the regular stuff pulled straight from the armory (gear, spec, rep, etc). for guilds, it has PROGRESSION TRACKING, and even TIMING for clears of raid instances. it’s fucking ridiculous. and everything is ranked so you can see who’s the most progressed and all that.
and there’s a downloadable chat client that automatically puts you in rooms for your guild, server, and BATTLEGROUP, and an addon that tracks boss kills and such. RIDICULOUS
and i thought http://www.wowjutsu.com/us/ was cool beyond comprehension. damn.
plaguelands (complete with flight paths between towers in the zone), silithus
buff will even hit people inside instances– AQ/strat
i was imagining that the objective to “objective-based pvp” would be something like a graveyard, but i guess a zone-wide buff would make sense. it would motivate more people to do participate… maybe. the reverse argument would be that everyone in the zone (including chinese farmer bots goddamn them to hell) gets a buff for only a few people doing the work (and the people inside the instances are definitely not working on pvp objectives in the zone)… wonder how it’ll work out.
are the test servers up yet? do they have this stuff already?