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skorpid
01-01-2008, 05:05 PM
xD, Happy Birthday to Travl, cenoxx, shirobaka, shadoes, freek, torsyn, Wyte, CuteLittleDruid, amperage, fthomp, Shooqur, Serrin, Elcrys, and kingharvest. o.o

xD...Travl is 106 years old o.0.

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AppleJax
01-01-2008, 06:28 PM
lol @ default birthday.

skorpid
01-01-2008, 08:32 PM
Heh, yes... lol

people didn't even bother putting down their birth date>.>

AppleJax
01-02-2008, 05:54 AM
It *is* personal information, probably shouldn't be throwing that around. :p

tlbj6142
01-02-2008, 10:09 AM
I never use my real birthday online. So, I have an Internet birthday and a real birthday.

skorpid
01-02-2008, 02:48 PM
But then people should at least put a random date instead of default, making it sound more realistic o.o. Like only .001%(less than that, like 0.0000001) of the whole world's birthday is January 1st ...

AppleJax
01-02-2008, 03:19 PM
lol @ "internet berfday."

Abies
01-02-2008, 06:11 PM
But then people should at least put a random date instead of default, making it sound more realistic o.o. Like only .001%(less than that, like 0.0000001) of the whole world's birthday is January 1st ...

Actually around 2.7% of the world population should have their birthday on January 1st.

AppleJax
01-03-2008, 04:58 AM
Actually around 2.7% of the world population should have their birthday on January 1st. Actually more like 0.27% :)

AH WENT TEW COLLIJ.

Abies
01-03-2008, 05:08 AM
Actually you are right ^^

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 05:09 AM
When I was in the Persian Gulf the Iranians would send us weather reports in the name of god. No seriously. IN THE NAME OF GOD IT WILL BE ****ING HOT AND HUMID ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

Then one day they tried to blow us up. Also in the name of god.

That god sure has a weird sense of humor.

Annikk
01-24-2008, 05:32 AM
I'm sure he (aarathi) means well :>


-Annikk

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 06:25 AM
Wait aren't we all druids? Don't we worship plants and ****?

Annikk
01-24-2008, 07:16 AM
Our "god", if you will, is Cenarius (this is where "Cenarion" Circle, etc, comes from).

Cenarius originally instructed the night elf Malfurion Stormrage - who went on to become the first mortal druid, and Cenarius' greatest student - along with Tyrande Whisperwind and Illidan Stormrage.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/b/b9/Cenarius1.jpg

The glorious one pictured to the left, with the deceivingly innocent and childlike three on the right, under his instruction.



-Annikk

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 07:44 AM
Oh, I'm aware of that. It's just - the typical Earthly religious refrains "in the name of god," "god bless you," etc, don't seem very appropriate to druids. Even when it comes to Cenarius and Malorne and Ysera and the Emerald Dream, we don't have a god or gods per se, other than maybe life itself.

Which is awesome imo.

Annikk
01-24-2008, 07:52 AM
For anyone that is interested, here is a little more recent history on Cenarius, and his current whereabouts.


The Return of the [Burning] Legion

Following the arrival of the orcs on Kalimdor, Grom Hellscream was sent to harvest lumber in Ashenvale.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/6/61/Hellscream-warcraftiii-cinematic.jpg
Grom Hellscream


This caught the attention of the Sentinels, who immediately attacked the orcs. After Grom held them off, Cenarius himself was brought to the forefront.

Mannoroth, hoping to use the orcs one last time, spilled his blood into a Fountain of Life, corrupting it utterly.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/3/3c/Mannoroth.jpg
Mannoroth the Destructor


Grom was brought to the fountain, where he convinced his clan to drink the demonic blood with him, despite objections that doing so would go against everything Thrall had taught them.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/7/77/ChaosWell.jpg
The Chaos Well


After imbibing, the Warsongs were transformed into powerful chaos orcs who could stand up to the might of Cenarius.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/7/72/Felorc2.jpg
Chaos Orc, also known as Fel Orc. Perhaps you recognise this guy from Shattered Halls..


In a titanic battle, Cenarius was killed by Hellscream, as Mannoroth had hoped. Mannoroth appeared before Hellscream and his troops moments later and enslaved them, since by drinking his blood they had made themselves susceptible to his control once again.

The death of Cenarius at the hands of the orcs, demon-tainted or not, enraged the night elves, cementing their view of the savage, green-skinned (although red-skinned at that moment) creatures as their enemies. When Malfurion considered the possibility of allying with Jaina's and Thrall's forces, observing that they fought against the undead as well, Tyrande vehemently rejected the idea and cited the fact Cenarius had been killed by them as proof that they were the enemy.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/5/58/Tyrande-Whisperwind2.jpg
Tyrande Whisperwind. Sexy, still not dead, and resident in the Temple of the Moon.



Since his father Malorne was said to have a strong connection with the Emerald Dream, due to its connection to nature, Cenarius' spirit was able to live on in the Emerald Dream as a spirit of nature. The night elves believe he sleeps in the Emerald Dream while his wounds heal, and that he will some day join them again.

The only clue to Cenarius's current activities comes from a conversation his son Remulos has with the spirit of Malfurion when players complete a particular quest. It appears Cenarius is now helping Furion combat The Nightmare that is disrupting the Emerald Dream, causing the corruption of The Four Dragons among other things.

It is believed that he will manifest a new body and return to the world if given enough time to recover.

http://www.wowwiki.com/images/3/3e/Emeralddream.jpg
The Emerald Dream



-Annikk

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 07:58 AM
Wait, there are people who play WoW that haven't played WC3?

T_T

tlbj6142
01-24-2008, 09:21 AM
Wait, there are people who play WoW that haven't played WC3?There are people who play WoW that weren't born when WC1 was released.

That said, I never played WC for more than 5-10 minutes. Couldn't stand the chaos. Felt like I was herding cats.

Annikk
01-24-2008, 09:50 AM
heh, yup.. chaos sure did reign back in those days..


-Annikk

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 10:00 AM
Warcraft 3, dude. Not the original. I haven't played the original, or the sequel for that matter. The graphics are too painful.

WC3 however has decent graphics, fun gameplay, compelling storyline, and it serves as an awesome prequel to WoW if that's where you're coming from. Something to burn through on patch day.

Seriously, how could you explore the World of Warcraft without ever wondering "What happened here?"

tlbj6142
01-24-2008, 10:41 AM
Seriously, how could you explore the World of Warcraft without ever wondering "What happened here?"You mean there is a story to WoW? I never read quests or pay attention to NPC dialog.

Annikk
01-24-2008, 10:43 AM
I played the demo version of warcraft 1 :D And at the time both the game and the graphics were groundbreaking! don't diss our history :>


Anyway a lot of people play WoW and never get into the lore at all.

Others like yours truly have been around a long time, but have never really studied the lore in detail because studying game mechanics always proved more fruitful.

In fact, only a small proportion of players actually get really stuck into the lore. More people should check it out though, the artwork and stories associated with it are really cool, and it adds a totally new dimension to the game when you understand the significance of meeting ingame characters like Tyrande Whisperwind. :> And... Maeiv Shadowsong <3


-Annikk

AppleJax
01-24-2008, 10:51 AM
You mean there is a story to WoW? I never read quests or pay attention to NPC dialog. There's a story before WoW too, which is kind of important, as it's the reason for things like the Plaguelands and Arthas. I simply cannot stand these kids that see the WotLK trailer and are like "who is that and why do we care." What, is the past of planet Earth irrelevant too? If you're going to spend time in Azeroth its history should interest you as well. I've never in my entire life been able to understand this militant hostility to history. You'd think people would at least be curious, or at the worst neutral. But no, so much as suggest that history is important and they aggro. Even here. I'm suggesting playing a game, and the response is spiteful sarcasm.

Annikk
01-24-2008, 11:54 AM
Different people enjoy different things. Some find History to be a fascinating subject, others couldn't think of anything more boring.


-Annikk

s3Rgio
01-25-2008, 02:19 AM
I played WC1,2,3 and the whole story is extremely fantastic.
the only reason i play WoW is because of the story in WC and i wanted to see all the locations of the story.

tlbj6142
01-25-2008, 09:18 AM
And now for something completly different.... ;D

I don't even read quest text or pay much, if any, attention to NPCs in the game. The game could have 0 story/history and I'd still play it.

I think the only game in which I actually paid much attention to the story was Ultima I (my first CRPG) and maybe Ultima IV (the NPC conversations required you to type in requests/commands free form rather than from a menu, so you sort of had to pay attention to the story to get ahead). Also, I played U1-U4 with a buddy on his Apple ][. He'd drive and I'd take notes. So, as the co-pilot I had more time to consume the story than when I actually have to control the game.

Raging Epistaxis
01-25-2008, 02:44 PM
Boy does this thread bring back some memories - Warcraft I-III, Ultima III (on an Apple IIc), etc.

I made it about halfway through the human campaign of WCIII then gave up - my machine at the time couldn't quite hack it, and I was getting frustrated by the obvious downward spiral Arthas was taking. (No! Dammit! Be Good!) :biggrin:

I may have to go back and play it again now that I have a much faster computer. Of course, that means giving up WoW time... :-(

AppleJax
01-26-2008, 07:01 AM
I played WC1,2,3 and the whole story is extremely fantastic.
the only reason i play WoW is because of the story in WC and i wanted to see all the locations of the story. This is my new boyfriend. I have marked him with my scent. And now for something completly different.... ;D

I don't even read quest text or pay much, if any, attention to NPCs in the game. The game could have 0 story/history and I'd still play it.

I think the only game in which I actually paid much attention to the story was Ultima I (my first CRPG) and maybe Ultima IV (the NPC conversations required you to type in requests/commands free form rather than from a menu, so you sort of had to pay attention to the story to get ahead). Also, I played U1-U4 with a buddy on his Apple ][. He'd drive and I'd take notes. So, as the co-pilot I had more time to consume the story than when I actually have to control the game. You make me cry. :( Boy does this thread bring back some memories - Warcraft I-III, Ultima III (on an Apple IIc), etc.

I made it about halfway through the human campaign of WCIII then gave up - my machine at the time couldn't quite hack it, and I was getting frustrated by the obvious downward spiral Arthas was taking. (No! Dammit! Be Good!) :biggrin:

I may have to go back and play it again now that I have a much faster computer. Of course, that means giving up WoW time... :-( I like you. :) But the thing about Arthas? Is how tragic it was. I mean, what do you mean by "good?" What would you have done at Stratholme?