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  1. And this is why you don't host with the French - their national sport of surrendering can manifest at any time :P. When I first saw the post, it was transcribed. So of course I thought it's a nice attempt at trolling. Especially the grand salutations and the obvious (at least that's what I thought) misspelling of "Hellgorund". Turns out the thing was legit. Apparently not only the server and forums disappeared, their twitter did too. So yea, they called it quits. Meanwhile, OVH had a water leak in their server cave: http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=23777 No idea if it's related. But I thought it bears a mention. Well, here we have Hellgorund(sic) saying that evil ("B") (Batman?) took their servers from them and that they're going away but not forever. "I'll be bak," says Hellgorund. Naturally, people were suspicious and questioned everything. So then the team posted this: https://images.discordapp.net/.eJwNyEEOhCAMAMC_8ACotaj4my4SNFFLaD2Z_fvuHOd1Tz_d6nazpmsI26FZ-ubVpHMtvorUs3A71Ge5Aptx3q9ymwZMEKdxAYJIhEME-tc4JQCMNCekYcYl8OfR4ttd3fcHveQh0g.40d69ThKgNvrXKRAVyIiDgiN-Us (And this, I guess he was a bit mad.) It's nice of OVH to have their own team to abuse people :P. Various internauts pointed out the grammar is not exactly the best, but then again, OVH are based in France, so we're probably lucky it's not in neo-Latin of the gaulish variety. There were also some arguments over whether or not the address is legit, as the official address is [email protected], but they have abuse.ovh.net registered. That second thing might just be the website. Dunno. We could ask @Crogge if he knows anything about that email, he's used about three thousand hostings in the past ten years, he might know. Ignoring that, we have to ask why would OVH just folded like Nostrils paper, when it apparently has some history of refuting claims: https://www.reddit.com/r/wowservers/comments/60nu4w/ovh_has_a_very_good_track_record_on_defending/ So why would they cave to ("B")atman? It's a mystery. Then there's the other aspects, the team ones. Hellground ran for 8 years or something before the wipe and restart of this month (this makes it old enough for me to actually know it exists since it's been around when I started). The population was ancient, nobody even ran normal dungeons anymore, everyone just farmed bis gear and leveled alts to farm more bis gear with. Not that hard to see why would they want a restart. But if we assume they shut down of their own will, there comes a whole new set of questions however: - if they closed this because they got tired of running a server, why restart in the first place and create all this advertising, instead of just closing forever? - from that stemming: Did they want to capitalize before a shutdown? - if so, why would they close so abruptly and deprive themselves of the opportunity to Shennanize some donations? Something's missing there, isn't it. So I see two possibilities if they are making the hostile takedown up: 1. They weren't prepared for becoming a prime destination of the frenzied mob that calls itself "legacy community" and the people and strain both hardware and mental were too much for them, so after that one GM fucked things up, they just went "fux it, responsibility on international stage is too much, let's sink this boat and blame ("B")atman". 2. This happened (artistic rendition, please note I barely know these three names, the ranks may not reflect the actual position of these people in the team):
  2. Ever played Borderlands? The developers' idea of acheivements is "kill 5 000 bugs" or "shoot 100 000 rounds from a handgun". What an exciting game that was. I had to take a six month pause, that exciting! Thank fucking god. Gayscore is bigger cancer than gdkp.
  3. I don't much care for hipster alt rock, however, I always make one exception. Florence + the Machine, which I posted on the first page of this topic. I am making this one exception mostly because Florence Welch is insane and so is the choreography in some of the clips. (Btw, the first song starts at 1:45 of the video... hipsters)
  4. I still have to go and play the first one. Play again, to be specific. Because I uninstalled it after 5 minutes the last time.
  5. I tried posting a post today and nobody replied. Forums are officially dead. Btw, I still have the old mystery counter. In 30 minutes it's gonna be exactly 41 days from the incident.
  6. And then TBC came and Blizzard cruelly laughed at all aspiring enha tanks by adding this talent: http://tbc.openwow.com/spell=16268 WHY WOULD YOU INTRODUCE A TALENT THAT GOES AGAINST ITSELF And those fuckers left the bonus dodge talent in there until wotlk and changed the armor talent to stamina... which is still tanky! And that talent went on to Cata! The mockery of enha tanks never ends. Even rogue tanks are more succesful (on TBC at least).
  7. What do you mean? I visited this forum only once. I simply never left. Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll it's Real Life™?
  8. Basically this. As for story, WoD recycled TBC and defiled Wacraft I & II, Cata recycled vanilla, straight down to raid bosses. MoP at least tried to bring something new to the table. I'm not a fan of the interfaction conflict, because, as the Doctor once said, eventually the warring sides will have to do what they were going to do from the very beginning, sit down and talk (and then raid Orgrimmar and defeat Garrosh). But. A rather large but. MoP tried to bring a breath of fresh air (technically it was 10 000 years old load of pretty stale air trapped under a boatload of mist, but meh) into the whole shebang, and it actually worked. There finally was new lore to learn, new things to discover, and really, the only downside in this department was that the local mongolian expy were cows, despite there already being a species modeled after Mongols - the centaurs. Bonus points for both Alliance and Horde being the real bad guys here, as many pandapeople pointed out during the expansion. For no matter what our intentions, we bring war. Then Anduin went and became even bigger Mary Sue, and then Garrosh sprouted tentacles, yeah, that part was silly. In-lore though, it's fun that the old god personifications of negative emotions that a whole race had to learn to suppress to avoid being wiped out couldn't do shit to Garrosh. Because he already was so prideful, so hateful, etc, that there was nothing more they could do to him. I think in the mire that is the "oh well, community doesn't like this char, better make him the orc Hitler" MoP Garrosh lore, this implication is rather clever, all things considered. Oh and MoP had the same rare monster system as wotlk had - gold, cloth, item, some misc resources AND an achievement. Compare to the extremely shitty system of Cata. On the other hand, the raid difficulties, the raid and dungeon design (some places even have pitiful amount of trash I heard, so it's quicker to bash the boss' face in), the looks of the items (most of them look like rags)... meh. And daily hubs in MoP are cancer. P.S.: @Lilaina your new avatar looks a bit photoshopped.
  9. Sounds like somebody skipped Wailing Caverns... :P.
  10. Don't listen to his lies! The only reason he applied was that he was tired of waiting for upvotes and just wanted his comments to have a frame around them from the start.
  11. The team is already taking "Corecraft 2.0" and "Stock Mangos" into consideration, sorry.
  12. This is but a first step in Crogge's new plan for total wow scene domination. In five years, all projects will tremble at the mention of the name, being unable to compete with Crogge's server stability and cheap Crogge's Beer(TM).
  13. The future roleplayers are in the roleplaying sections of the forum. Now it's easy, just throw some nonsensical titles to your name, like Ultra Megacool <name> Lord of the Universe, and pretend to rule Orgrimmar and boss every other member of your class around. It's basically lore anyway.
  14. Well, that explains the Eminem and the fact he's apparently running some carbon version of XP. The bogdabots?
  15. The requirement for getting into closed beta is being able to figure out how to log into closed beta.
  16. Grrr. Kinda, but not really. If the tables are any indication, the factor of difference between 69-70 and 70-71 is lower than 59-60 and 60-61. Though the vanilla one is 2,8 and the wotlk one (as seen on pandas, so a bit uncertain) is 2,2 - from 779 700xp to 1 523 800. Was possibly higher at the time of wotlk. A max level TBC quest is what, 10k xp?
  17. Kongratulation, tovaryšč! You hev been selekted for monitorink! If you tell anyon, you vil be eligible for a nice long vakation in glorious Siberia!
  18. More Slavs for the Slav horde!
  19. Well, she wasn't bored, in fact she was quite into the subject. A bit too much. Tried to put across an absolute maximum of info, which manifested as, well, writing stuff 90 % of the time. The teacher before that talked with the class, actually said stuff with his own words, asked questions, joked here and there. Truly, sometimes the approach is everything. As for math, well, I liked math, I kinda sucked at it, but I liked it (same thing with physics, where I liked solving equations but absolutely hated writing reports - everyone copied my numbers, I copied their preface and conclusions). I graduated middleschool from math over social sciences*, because fuck that, I'd rather remember 30 formulas than 80 pages of text and math excercises at least usually make sense. (Of course, I also graduated from history, which some could argue is the same thing as social sciences, but hell no. History is a collection of stories of humanity, some of them are legends, some actually happened, some are skirting the border. But most of them are pretty interesting regardless. Oh and sometimes there's a date, but thank god I didn't have one of those teachers who goes by name-date, name-date.) *while never doing terribly bad in SS (hue), I got the feeling over time, that the subject exists solely to fill empty periods that are left when a class gets called off unexpectedly
  20. YOU KNOW WHAT? WHAT'S BAD ABOUT BIOLOGY AND MATH?! Seriously. If an extremely shitty teacher didn't want our class my second year, I would've probably graduated middleschool from biology. Before that, I was pretty much all about animals and plants (and popular science). Funny how one person who spends 50 minutes out of 45-minute class period by reading shit you have to copy down can make you totally unmotivated to do anything in that field ever again :D. Actually no, she's Darkrasp's alter ego. Whenever he feels stressed, he flies over and pretends he's a student girl.
  21. Some say he has been with mankind since the beginnings of gaming, raging about the supposed underpoweredness of what was to become the knight piece of chess.
  22. Enjoy the boats and zeppelins.
  23. Yes, it would be very vile. Also CG to two posts.
  24. Obviously I like the zones I once started in the best - Elwynn, Dun Morogh, Loch Modan, Wetlands (fuck Westfall), Duskwood, STV, Tanaris. Then it all got terribly muddled and I don't remember. Let me tell you of the time I first went to Everlook though. It was in the middle of the winter, no snow, but a lot of cold, and we were having a wow party at a friend's. It just so happened that this friend used wood for heating the house and that year they had problems with windows not sealing properly. AND I got the seat closest to said windows, furthest from the fireplace. You can see where this is going, I had a full 4D experience of Winterspring.