Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ask Gauss

Sunday it is here, and damn that came so quickly. Seems like the weekend just started, regardless though it is Sunday, and that means Ask Gauss. Let me just say on that point, WOW I have never had so many questions sent to me the past few days. Now I know this has everything to do with Blizzcon, but still it was pretty overwhelming. I will get to them all I promise you that, but I also just want to say I will do at least one post this week about the Mists of Pandaria reveals so don't think I am ignoring all those. So with that out of the way, time to get to the questions.

WoW annual pass. How do you feel about this?

I actually think this is a great idea. For years other games have been offering rewards for those deciding to to subscribe for extended periods of time. Also they are taking Blizzard's most popular franchise and letting those people expierence their least popular. Now not saying that Diablo is bad it is awesome, but what better way to get people interested in a game then just giving it to them. There of course is the people that play WoW and play Diablo so let's take this into account. The annual pass costs $150. Diablo III will cost $60(same price as Starcraft II) and Blizzard sells mounts for $25 in the pet store. Also this totally ignores the fact that Tyrael is the most amazing character in the Diablo Universe. This means basically with that value you are getting a year of WoW for $65 a value that when you think about it is pretty insane. So I feel it is actually a great deal and something Blizzard should have done a long time ago.

So Blizzcon is over. What was your favourite part?

I thought the opening ceremonies were probably the best of any of the Blizzcon's they showcased all of their games and did it in a way which was epic in every sense of the word. The Heart of the Swarm Trailer I would argue is probably the best trailer Blizzard has ever made, but that just might have to do with it solely being about Kerrigan. I also thought Red Shirt Guy being first in line at the Lore Q&A was pretty awesome and how Metzen came right down and gave the guy a hug. There was the dance contest winner 3rd place who stole the mic from Jay like he was supposed to give a speech screaming out to his guild and no one answered, purely epic. But I have to say the best moment was girl who won the Costume Contest. That was by far the greatest costume ever in the history of Blizzcon and her winning was just perfect for Blizzard rewarding for the work done.

So MoP? What you like what you think?

In a small amount of words I like, but I will go into much more detail about this and why later in the week.

There you have it. Ask Gauss is done for the week. Hope you all got something out of it. Again thank you for all the questions and I will answer them all as quickly as I possibly can. For those waiting for it next week's Reader Post is going to be about what you like the most about he Mists of Pandaria reveal. As always you have until Thursday night to get those in. Enjoy what is left of your weekend everyone!


  1. Red shirt guy was just as epic as before. I actually enjoyed "we brought a blue shirt as backup part"

  2. It's all about "snake guy" now XD

    - Jamin