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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:14 PM 
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Onyxia To Terrorize World of Warcraft Once Again

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:19 PM 
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And you'll notice that the "selling points" include a mount and a vanity pet. You people should almost be ashamed if you still play this game.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:27 PM 
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Can't read the article, can you copy & paste?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:28 PM 
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Once-dreaded World of Warcraft raid boss Onyxia will return in revamped form as part of celebrations for the MMORPG's upcoming fifth anniversary, Blizzard has revealed.

Having lain near-dormant since WoW's two expansions made it a cakewalk, Onyxia's dungeon will be permanently converted to a 10-player normal raid and 25-player Heroic, scaled up and revamped to present a challenge to today's tricked-out level 80 heroes.

"We will also be updating the encounter mechanics to be more fitting for modern raiding," says Blizzard, "but we can guarantee players will get to experience the frightening horror of deep breaths once again."

New items will be added using the same models as vintage Onyxia loot for that classic 2005 look, as well as a 310% speed Onyxia Broodling flying mount.

As a bonus, all players who login during "a limited time" after the anniversary event begins in November will receive a special Onyxia Brood Whelping pet.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:29 PM 
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You could draw the line at vanity pets as carrots, or you could draw the line at the player-hostile attitude of the lead developer. They hold you in contempt :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:49 PM 
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I'm actually happy about this one.

It's not on the same level as Naxx being a recycled dungeon and being the ONLY large raid instance at the release of an expansion. That was ass.

I'm just looking at this one as a bonus, and a welcome return of a boss that I liked.

PS: A lot of people like pets and mounts. I think it's lame, but eh, a lot of people do like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:55 PM 
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mmm more pets!

actually I faced onyxia the other night, well the shadow of her anyways

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:09 PM 
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I don't mind pets and mounts, I had plenty of both. But when they are the highlight of any new content, you've got problems.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:22 PM 
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I don't mind pets and mounts, I had plenty of both. But when they are the highlight of any new content, you've got problems.


They weren't the only things they mentioned in this case.

In fact, the pet doesn't even really have anything to do with Onyxia, it's just the anniversary pet like the baby bear from before.

So we're down to the fact that a mount happens to drop from Onyxia. That's hardly "the highlight" of the announcement.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:25 PM 
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Why stop at Onyxia? Why not the rest of useless vanilla/TBC content that never gets used anymore.

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Why even mention the mount and the pet, then? Why not surprise people with it? Exactly.


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Maybe you guys would have points if you had tried Algalon.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:38 PM 
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Why even mention the mount and the pet, then? Why not surprise people with it? Exactly.


What's your point? That they just shouldn't mention things for fear of any random thing being picked out and called a "highlight" and them getting flamed for "highlighting" said thing?

Oh no, they mentioned Deep Breaths! Why did they even mention that???!! WHY IS DEEP BREATH A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PATCH?!?!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:40 PM 
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Why do you keep posting in all caps?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:42 PM 
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Was that post "all" caps? No? Ok, thanks.

Find a post of mine that is "all" caps.

Go ahead.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:46 PM 
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They didn't have to mention the mount to get people to do the content. The shortage of shit to do will drive people there by default.


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That wasn't my point but:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=7147&p=139539#p139539

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:58 PM 
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Congratulations. You went and actually wasted the time to find some joke posts.


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Bov, don't be an ass. Deep breaths are part of the encounter so I don't see why mentioning it would hurt anything. However, the only reason to mention the "log in and get a pet" thing is for that exact reason: people may log in simply because they get a free pet, content be damned. It's a selling point, pure and simple.

You obviously know this and are choosing to argue for the sake of arguing. I concede.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:08 PM 
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Bovinity Divinity wrote:
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Why even mention the mount and the pet, then? Why not surprise people with it? Exactly.


What's your point? That they just shouldn't mention things for fear of any random thing being picked out and called a "highlight" and them getting flamed for "highlighting" said thing?

Oh no, they mentioned Deep Breaths! Why did they even mention that???!! WHY IS DEEP BREATH A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PATCH?!?!


Translation: YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT WORLD OF WARCRAFT LIKE THAT, YOU WHORES!!!!!!111one!11!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:33 PM 
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Just be thankful it's not more advertising content. After the Mountain Dew bullshit... I just wonder which boss in 3.3 they're going to name after Geico. Think of all the money they could be making.


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Translation: YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT WORLD OF WARCRAFT LIKE THAT, YOU WHORES!!!!!!111one!11!!!


Yeah, because I've never posted anything bad about WoW and have never called them out for the garbage that is most of WotLK. Nice try.

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Bov, don't be an ass. Deep breaths are part of the encounter so I don't see why mentioning it would hurt anything. However, the only reason to mention the "log in and get a pet" thing is for that exact reason: people may log in simply because they get a free pet, content be damned. It's a selling point, pure and simple.

You obviously know this and are choosing to argue for the sake of arguing. I concede.


The only thing I was going after was the, "omg pets are the highlight of the next patch, clearly everything is dumb." attitude that seemed to be prevalent. Obviously mentioning the pet is a selling point.

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I just wonder which boss in 3.3 they're going to name after Geico. Think of all the money they could be making.


They already gank a good amount of their names and little easter eggs/jokes from pop culture references, it's really only a matter of time before "Afflack the Duck" is waddling around the shores of Ashenvale.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:49 PM 
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joxur wrote:
Just be thankful it's not more advertising content. After the Mountain Dew bullshit... I just wonder which boss in 3.3 they're going to name after Geico. Think of all the money they could be making.


Actually, YOU should be thinking about all the money you could be saving with Geico! He's watching you.

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Yeah, because I've never posted anything bad about WoW and have never called them out for the garbage that is most of WotLK. Nice try.


You're such a donkey. ;)


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I don't know what the big deal about onxy is, its just a small bonus for the 5th year anniversary, and nothing more.

The real shit comes with 3.3.

Btw, the mtn dew was lame, but I did get the robo pet, but that fruity flavored orange dew is not fit for anyone to drink.

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Does 3.3 finally bring in the Chinpokemon Master class complete with furry outfits and interchangeable hats?! WoW can be a fun game, but they're REALLY getting fucking lazy with the content. If you're gonna make retarded easy content at least make enough of it to be interesting.


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I thought "the real shit" came with 3.2 and this coliseum ring of blood 3.0 garbage. It was a major content patch, after all.


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joxur wrote:
Maybe you guys would have points if you had tried Algalon.

I pretty much agree with those points and I joined a raiding guild that's trying 0 light Yogg and Algalon. There you go.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:23 AM 
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Too late. Algalon doesn't count anymore, next wave of content is out, nub.


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That was a joke - I was making fun of someone. Sorry - must've been a bad joke :)


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Does 3.3 finally bring in the Chinpokemon Master class complete with furry outfits and interchangeable hats?! WoW can be a fun game, but they're REALLY getting fucking lazy with the content. If you're gonna make retarded easy content at least make enough of it to be interesting.


What's almost as crazy is that you still have people froth-mouthingly defending blizzard "BUT I LIKE ONYXIA and teh new mounts will be coOoOol!!!!"

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Maybe they have their interns doing the old content as some sort of training before they step up to the big leagues. You gotta take baby steps if you want to design the next Anub'arak 3.0 encounter.

Eventually, they'll learn to scale the math in the gear and encounters with a modifier, to scale the difficulty and rewards so that they really never need to do anything except minor tweaks.

Oh hey, this raid has an average ilevel of 200... scale the mob abilities based on that, and the drops become Snub-Nose Blastershot Launcher level 4, with slightly more cowbell.


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Lets be completely honest here...you're correct, but you also basically described any MMO (and even most RPGs) with any leveling/gearing progression. =(


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Anyways, the only gripe people should have is not what is coming out, but rather about fucking accessing the current content.

Additional instances cannot be launched, please try again later.

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Happens every major content patch now, and most minor content patches.


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Anyways, the only gripe people should have is not what is coming out, but rather about fucking accessing the current content.

Additional instances cannot be launched, please try again later.


Yeah. It's hard enough finding a tank and healer if no one in guild wants to go....Then you get to the damn instance and have to throw yourselves at it for 30 minutes until the healer gets a better offer and bails on you. Hell I tried to run a friend through Scarlet Monastery and I gave up portal hopping at 40 minutes....she continued for another 25 minutes before logging.

It's not like you can go mine anything with the fucking bots and hackers in every zone stealing every ounce of ore.

It's not like you can go do WG now with the bullshit queue system. I've been tossed from 4 in a row now because I wasn't one of the group chosen to be let in.

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Yeah. It's hard enough finding a tank and healer if no one in guild wants to go


Then play a tank or healer instead of yet another worthless DPS!


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