Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ask Gauss

Sunday is upon us which besides being the last day of the weekend it is time for Ask Gauss. The post of the week where I get to be put on the spot. Well not really because I choose which questions I am going to answer on here. Regardless it is like putting me on the spot without actually putting me on the spot. For those of you who still haven't figured it out, to get your question answered there is a link on the top right of this page or you can just send the emails to So i am babbling so let's just get on with it.

Your post about most influential lore character was a great one, and thought it was extremely well done. On that point what characters do you believe Blizzard has developed more than any others?

Well this is a very interesting and great question. To just doing this with WoW is a counter productive because much of the back story to the game itself has come from the novels and previous games. Thrall's story is one that is ever developing and an interesting one. Slave to gladiator to Warchief to Protector of Azeroth. Also have Arthas Prince to Paladin to Murderer to Deathknight to The Lich King. Varian's story is also a great one. From a Prince knowing a trusted friend murdered him to King at such a young age to watching his wife die in a riot to being taken prisoner and losing everything becoming a gladiator, taking back his kingdom and not really knowing who he really is. His is a story I look forward to hearing more from. Sylvannas is probably one of the greatest of stories. Ranger General of Silvermoon gave everything she had in defending her home from Arthas only to betrayed, resurrected as a Banshee and a servant of the Lich King, she regains her will and assembles a force worthy of its own nation, the Forsaken, driven by revenge she goes to Northrend and partakes the defeat of the Lich King , she returns not knowing her place in the world since all that she has worked for is really done. Finally not to be cheesy, but Deathwing. A dragon gifted by the titan's as a protector of the land and all that it contained is corrupted by the Old Gods also wipes out entire races of night elves, demons, and dragons. He is patient and yet is persistent in his actions to remake the world in his image. He will stop at nothing to trick, manipulate, and devour anything and everything that stops him from accomplishing the goal at hand. So yes maybe years of reading Deathwing being the villain of villains has changed my view on this but I certainly think he has one of the most intriguing stories there is.

You happy with how heroics seem to be getting easier when people get more geared?

I am not sure it is the gear so much as people getting more knowledgeable about the encounters. I would have preferred they would still be "hard" until the gear level of this tier was maxed out, but I guess lucked out in that regard. Now I understand that it would be hard to make the DPS and Healing requirements be hard at the end tier levels and still be able to complete at entry levels. You can though make mechanics in such a way that they are "hard" even with better gear. Case and point would be Yogg Saron.

If you could play an overweight and unproportioned toon what would it be?

A chubby troll mage like really how awesome would that be watching them cast pyroblast.

That is it for this week as always question cannot be answered if you don't ask it. Next week's Reader Post is going to be about the quest that not many people know about that you would want to share with everyone.


  1. I would have to say Arthas would win hands down with story wise.

  2. If you could play an overweight and unproportioned toon what would it be?

    I prefer beautiful toons we have enough disgusting pigs as it is. you know who you are.