Quick noob move

Totally embarrassed to have done this – last night in Halls of Reflection Heroic,  we’ve cleared the initial room and are now running past Arthas and about to kick-off his walking scene. Like normal we stack up on the tank, just on the left of the main path, so Arthas can walk past and we can do the trash waves in relative peace.

My noob move was to back up….right off the edge of the cliff. Damn it! Shamefully its not an auto-Death, you land on a small shelf, and I get to suicide off the ledge.

Players were ok with it, I ran back, and joined the battle again. Thank god you can run back in and re-join the fight. /facepalm.

Its been a long time since I noob’ed it up that badly; otherwise the “walk backward into mobs” was my classic oh-shit move.

WoW Pod – Player housing in RL

Hows this for an odd concept: a WoW Pod where you play wow.

The WOW Pod is an immersive architectural solution for the advanced WOW (World of Warcraft) player that provides and anticipates all life needs. Inside, the gamer finds him/herself comfortable seated in front of the computer screen with easy-to-reach water, pre-packaged food, and a toilet conveniently placed underneath his/her custom-built throne.

Talk about taking immersion to the next level. So impressive, but so wrong at the same time. I love it. No way in hell I’d ever buy one, but 10 points for style.

wow-pod

What does this tell us about the creators?

– might have too much time

– might love the game, a lot

– have a sense of humour

– you can never go too far

– parody and truth are borderline

I wonder if they have a subscription / rental option where the design is still tailored to your toon.

And they refill the goodies, clean up the crap (literally?), so you can game longer, stronger, harder than ever?

Found via wow insider, and one of the commenters actually said this:

But apparently they bothered to plumb in a toilet, suggesting we all play with our pants around our ankles. Strikes me as a gimmick rather than well thought out.

Um, dude this is real….totaly….for sure….no parody here….never satire….

Press Pause to Exist

I love translation mistakes, especially when they are obviously counter intuitive. Pause to Exist – must be a Zen thing.

Press pause to Exist was the message that my new dvd recorder gave me when setting the region control.

  • If the Pause button could really initiate life, then where am I now?
  • What happens when I un-pause? Does the universe stop? Wouldn’t that be play?

update: And if you’re wondering why the stramge post – its Monday here and I’ve already had 5 stupid or inane requests from clients, so this is my way of pushing back on the stupidity. Today’s fav so far for some design feedback:

It looks a bit funny..

Brilliant, I know just what to do. Hey deisgner guys, please make that look either a bit more, or a bit less funny…