Oi, I'm from the north of england, and I don't often sit on my porch with my shotgun either! :p
Ha, I bet that's only because you haven't got a porch. ;-P
So... errr. what server tdo you play on?
I'm planning on wasting a large portion of my vacation playong WoW
We play on the European servers so I doubt we can all play together, unfortunately.
But still, hooray for being thoroughly distracted from physical ailments and stress.
Ah, someone else has succumbed to the eville that is WoW.
I spend a lot of time thinking of psychology, especially when I have to face some of the stupider posturing on General Chat. For the record, I'm tall and mostly play male gnomes. No idea why. I'm in a guild with a good friend whose main is a female Night Elf, and whose wife plays a male Night Elf, though she plays a female tauren on another server as her main. Recently they've gotten a new computer, which means getting a second account, which means they have to still have to make strange decisions, as they're playing on the same account.
That's the nice thing about playing on the European servers. I can't understand half of what's going on in General Chat because, if people are being puerile, persnickety and pompous, they're doing it in languages I don't speak.
We have two accounts, and Marco also plays male characters almost exclusively. Since gender is purely a matter of choice in WoW, I think it's pretty interesting that we always select our actual genders for game play, more so than in Diablo, where gender was tied to class.
BTW, I'm of average height and whenever I can, I play as tall a character as possible, although I love the machines that transform you into a Christmas elf.
Night elves have that lovely wisp quality when they die, but I prefer trolls. Not only do you get to witness the worst Jamaican impressions ever, but the regen isn't bad at all.
I'm playing a troll because they're Rastafarians. Also, because when they dance, they do capoeira. And finally, because every time someone says "For the Horde," I shout "FOR THE WHORES!"
Hours of amusement. Really.
Oh man, you're playing WoW! I sort of miss it, haven't played it in months and I still don't have the internet yet or the money to pay every month. But I used to love it so. I play a Night Elf female as a main, but only because I wanted to be a druid and I had to play Alliance because of a friend. Otherwise, I'm all about Tauren (mm, cow). And the Horde (zug zug). What can I say, I'm evial.
When Marco got his account, we got a guest pass thingie, which is what I'm using. I probably won't upgrade because I know I have an addictive personality, and while I can and do control the amount I play, if I have something I'm definitely avoiding, it makes it much more difficult.
I like playing druids as well. I didn't want to be a Tauren this time around, though, because Marco's main is a Tauren. I wanted to be a troll, for purely cosmetic reasons. They have great hair, they have terrible Jamaican accents, they perform capoeira when they dance and of course, they do it all for the whores.
2005-12-20 01:26 (UTC)
That show sounds like it was difficult to sit through. I can't handle comedy like that sometimes; I know it's tight-assed of me and all, but I can't help myself!
Chris spends a lot of time in WoW - I enjoyed the game, but I just don't have the flim-flammin time to put into it anymore. I got a little mage up to twelve or something, & that was as much as I could take. When I was out of work last year, I leveled myself up a little wood elf to a level 50 baker in EQ2.
Bits of it were difficult. I had a lot of trouble with the pensioner gag. That one seriously squicked me. But other parts were pretty funny, particularly the audience interaction.
I don't plan to put much more than mid-twenties into leveling. I never got past mid-forties in Diablo II (max was 99). I'd play through once and get bored. I predict that's what will happen with WoW. I find WoW more interesting, though, because you can do all that fun stuff with the professions (tailoring, alchemy) and you can go fishin'. And it's pretty. Especially flying around on the back of a windrider. Lovely.
Ross Noble actually in the UK? He seems to spend most of his time doing guest spots on Aussie tv.
He mentioned his deep love for Oz several times, so I suppose that's not surprising.
Someday, when you actually take time off, you oughta spend a couple of weeks vegetating and playing it. Otherwise, I really don't recommend it or it'll eat all your free time and you'll feel like you've overdosed on mince pie every night.
When you close your eyes and all you see are harpies, or demons, or large red arrows bouncing over your target's heads, you know you play too much.