Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You Fail At Final Fantasy If...

Happy Fail Day everyone. Oh such a wonderful day of the week it is. Today is January 31st if you didn't know, and if you also didn't know it is the day Final Fantasy XIII-2 is released to us in North America. Yes I also know that I always do my Fail Posts about WoW, but today is special, because it is the day I realize I am addicted to another series. So If you were expecting a WoW Fail Day I am sorry, and it will be back next week. If you weren't well here goes.

You Fail At Final Fantasy If...
  • You prefer games that require little to no thought and are mindless
  • You have never played a Final Fantasy game
  • You think every game is a sequel to the previous
  • You don't recognize Final Fantasy's contributions to the gaming community
  • You don't think Sephiroth is one of it not the greatest villain in video game history
  • The name Cid means nothing to you
  • You were not aware the Hawk Strider in WoW is a tribute to the chocobo
  • You have never broken a remote because you died after an epic 30 minute battle that ended with you dying
  • You know to fear the giant flower known as the Malboro
  • You chuckle when Zidane says at the end of FF9 "no Cloud, no Squall shall hinder us"
  • You know a sword is amazing when it is called the "Masamune"
  • You fear and adore the use of Ultima
and finally
  • You were not aware the name "Final Fantasy" came from the games creators final shot at making a successful video game.
And there you have it, this week's edition of fail. When deciding what quote to go with I decided to go with one that all Final Fantasy fans would know, and one that non fans would be able to understand. So here it is

"Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away."

Monday, January 30, 2012

War of the Ancients - Titans Tribute Teaser

Well here we are again on another Monday morning. What is there to possibly do then be completely pissed off at the world that your weekend is over and it is Monday again. I know you and so do you because you are here to be part of Machinima Monday. The post of the week where I showcase a Machinima for all of you to see and enjoy. This week I have gone with a teaser for an upcoming film. It is entirely done on the War of the Ancients and how everything has been connected over time. The battles with the Old Gods and the Titans, the Night Elves, the Dragon Aspects, and so on. It should really be something when it is all complete,  but until then I will leave you with the teaser. Enjoy it and click the link below

War of the Ancients - Titans Tribute Teaser

Hope you enjoyed it. Good luck on your last day of reset before the nerf which is a buff, which can be turned off.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ask Gauss

Wow, it is Sunday already, seems like the weekend disappeared into nowhere like it was nothing. It is still Sunday though so doesn't mean you woke up Monday morning and missed this week's edition of Ask Gauss. The post of the week where I get put on the spot and answer all the questions you have thrown at me throughout the week. If you are still in doubt how to ask such a question. There is a link on the top right of the page or you can just email me at Gaussafication@gmail.com. So with that out of the way let's get to it.

What are your thoughts on the blue post refering to final making PvP and PvE the best in each specific situation?

Well if you didn't see it, here it is

One of our upcoming goals in Mists of Pandaria is to make the gap between the overall DPS/healing of both PvE and PvP items smaller. In fact, we have design plans for new PvP combat mechanics that will make PvP gear and weapons markedly better in PvP than equivalent level PvE gear and weapons.The overall goal is to reduce the barrier for crossing between PvE and PvP (and vice versa), as well as to also ensure that PvP gear is the best in PvP, and PvE gear is the best in PvE. More details on these upcoming changes will be posted as they become available.

Honestly? They have tried this before, you know when they invented resilence. The problem is and has always been stat allocation. For particular classes, which don't need as many PvP stats they could get away with using PvE gear for the damage or healing bonuses. I really don't see people having to PvP or having to PvE to get the best gear available to them for their particular situation without Blizzard making gear specific. Meaning "Only usable in arenas and battlegrounds"

Turning off enchants, your thoughts?

I remember seeing recently that a Blue replied to an older thread talking about turning off enchants effects. To me if Blizzard has put in Transmogging then they have to implement this option. Many people have put a lot of effort into designing there armor that fits them and don't want it messed up just because an enchant effect. The other argument is why can I not transmog an enchant effect if I like its effect? Executioner comes to mind on. Now that might be pushing it, but you never know.

So FFXIII-2 this week.

Not really a question, but I will be all over that.

There you go, this week's edition of Ask Gauss. Hope you all got something out of it. For those waiting for it. I want to know your thoughts on turning on and off enchants and if it is something Blizzard should both implementing.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Epic Models

Now this isn't Machinima Monday, but it is just something I need to share with you all. I don't know if you have heard of Vaanel Models, but epic doesn't even seem like the right word to descibe them. Now I know Blizzard has a great team of artists, and maybe they don't have the time to create each indivdual model like he has here, but they really should take a page out of his book. He designs the models with direct connections to the desciptions given to him within lore. Here are a couple I think you will be quite amazed with


Hakkar The Houndmaster


Hope you enjoyed those as much as I have, and can appreciate the work that went into them.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Blizzcon In 2012

The title says it all here is the blue post for it

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world. Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.

We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We're also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.

More details about the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.
So it is true there will be no Blizzcon in 2012. This may mean what they want us to believe that the games they have tabled for release will be out that much quicker, which would be a great thing. This though is not what I am actually excited the most about. Esports is becoming a very big deal and to see Blizzard playing a large role in this is something that I think should be commended. Afterall there game Starcraft II is probably without question the most popular and most competitive Esport there is. Blizzard is now going to put their own efforts into making Esports better, which will in turn make it get more worldwide attention and recognition. This is something that I think everyone should be excited for and if we have to lose Blizzcon for a year for it to happen then so be it. The results will be something that we will all reap the rewards from. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You Fail At Complaining About Power Of The Aspects If...

Fail Day that's right it is here once again. The day of the week where I tell each and everyone of you how you can horribly fail. I would never do it in a way which was insulting or made you feel horrible about yourself. Ok maybe I would, but that is beside the point. This week it is all about the "Power of the Aspects" which is the new stacking nerf being added January 31st. So why don't we just get to it.

You Fail At Complaining About Power Of The Aspects If...
  • You have no idea that this isn't the same as ICC
  • You are not aware that you can turn it off
  • You go on and on about the game being easier and yet you will be one of the people that won't turn it off
  • You say this makes the game too easy, and yet you have no un-nerfed heroic kills
  • You replied to the official blue post with "catering to causals"
  • You are of the belief hardmodes should never be nerfed
  • You think this will make players think they are better than what they actually are just like ICC
  • You believe that this will lead to them nerfing PvP
  • You still fail to recognize it can be turned off
  • You want to sound smart and cool by saying just do LFR
  • You believe even if it is optional there really isn't an option. Basically you are the guy that says McDonalds doesn't have healthy food and eats there anyways
and finally
  • You think they could have came up with a better name for it
There you have it, this week's edition of Fail. Hope you all enjoyed it. Since we are talking about Dragon Soul and nerfs I guess many more will hear this be spoken


Enjoy your last reset before the optional nerf.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Operation GnoVibrator Fury

Monday Morning oh how everyone loves to hate you. You cannot hate Monday Morning though when you come here to Gauss land to see what machinima will be showcased on Machinima Monday. Now there is always a few machinima that I want to showcase in any coming week, but once in a while one comes out to jump to the head of the line. Now there are few Machinimators who I think are a cut above the rest, but Olibith is one of those. This is a play on the Anonymous and it is masterful in every which way. Enjoy as I know you will

Hope you enjoyed it. Good luck on your last day before reset!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ask Gauss

Well good Sunday morning everyone. I would like to say I was as shocked as probably many of you when I didn't see the Reader Post up. Apparently I failed at posting the right day and time to release the post. So in regards to that I will probably just make it next week's post and add a little extra from anyone who sends in something this week. To get back to what today is all about, well that is pretty simple, it is Ask Gauss. The post of the week where I answer questions that have been sent to me throughout the week. So why don't we just get right into it.

So what are your thoughts on the recent announcement of the way they will Progressively Nerf Dragon Soul?

Well first of all for those who haven't heard about it here is the official blue post.

During the scheduled server maintenance on the week of January 31, the Dragon Soul raid will become enveloped by the “Power of the Aspects” spell, reducing the health and damage dealt of all enemies in the raid by 5%. This spell will grow progressively stronger over time to reduce the difficulty and make the encounters more accessible. The spell will affect both normal and Heroic difficulties, but it will not affect the Looking for Raid difficulty.

The spell can also be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul, if a raid wishes to attempt the encounters without the aid of the Dragon Aspects.

So basically they are combining the idea of Icecrown with the straight idea of nerfing bosses. I actually like this idea better than the Icecrown buff for the simple fact that many raiders got the idea that their abilities where actually much better than they truly were. Why was Ruby Sanctum considered harder? Well because people got into the frame of mind that they were 30% better than they actually were. In this buff idea the encounters themselves become easier without the inflation of damage and healing.

Did you read the big Diablo III post? Are we going to be lucky to see it this year?

I did read it, and I think many people are overreacting to how long such things are going to take to be put into effect. Now all things considered it appears end of April would be the earliest I would ever think we will see it. Now think of it this way, since all that time they had to deal with the Korean Auction house they were able to refine the game. Now I understand the game could have been released in its way, but most of the time we don't get refinements such as these till an expansion and we have to deal with the aches and pains for a couple years. So if it makes it less bothersome and I only have to wait an extra couple months then I am ok with it.

So how many subscribers do you think WoW lost this time?

Honestly it really doesn't even matter if they lost any.

There you have it. Thank you to everyone that sent in a question. If your question didn't get answered on here doesn't mean I didn't read or won't answer it. So keep on sending them in. With that enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Unknown Location Screenshot

Screenshots let me tell you I have seen my share of them. People send me screenshots all the time. These screens could contain a variety of things. Sometimes I believe the second someone fishes up a turtle they feel the need to take a screenshot and send it my way. Other times when they have a Baggelord sighting the need to point and shoot happens once again. That actually reminds me of the disturbing picture someone sent me of someone going to town on a pile of bagels, I still have nightmares about that photo. Also though there are times when someone sees a screenshot and they send it to me to ask where it was actually taken. I don't know if this is a test to see if I know what I am talking about or if they actually want to go there and take a screenshot of their own. I tend to think it is the second most of the time because awesome looking screens are contagious. It is like if you see someone's vacation photos it makes you want to go there. You could careless if they had a good time you just wish that you went instead of them.

So with that in mind someone sent me this screenshot

and the first thing that came to mind is I don't know exactly where this is located. Now by the looks of it you could conclude that it is Silithus or Tanaris. I am going to throw out Silithus because in most of the zone the sand is darker and those actually appear to be pirates. So I am pretty sure this is Tanaris, now it really could be on the border of Thousand Needles, but still going with Tanaris. The fact of the matter is I have no idea where it actually is there. This is really weird because I know I have been everywhere in the zone, so maybe I wasn't paying as much attention as I normally do.

So how about it, where is this? 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Fangs

So I know this happened a few days ago, but I am not a news blog so really it doesn't matter. First off if you didn't know Имбос of Exorsus completed  the first Fangs of the Father. He now has both Golad, Twilight of Aspects and Tiriosh, Nightmare of Ages. Here is the screenshot

Now the main point about this person being the first is it is common knowledge that they server transferred to get the pieces faster. How so? Well when you server transfer raid lockout reset and can make this a possibility. You may remember back at the start of Firelands an entire guild server transferred so that they could get a world first heroic kill. Blizzard later locked the instance so this wasn't a feasible option, but the guild themselves was never punished because it was working as intended. Now, of course, they don't want people to feel as if they have to server transfer to keep up on the world first race for encounters so that entire concept has been scrapped. What about the legendaries? Frankly, my belief is if you want to waste your money to get something a couple weeks faster all the power to you, and it really doesn't both me. Now I know some of you would say what about these people getting these faster so they can get a world first faster. Now in that case it would only have an effect on the next tiers world first because in no way shape or form would you get a legendary in time to help with a current content.

Again though, I don't mind they are giving Blizzard money therefore in the long run improving the games I play.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You Fail At Forum Posting If...

Fail Day! Oh that's right it is that time again. Time to make someone, anyone feel horrible for failing more so than anyone else. Yes, I know it truly is a wonderful thing isn't it. This week I went with a topic, which has been asked for on numerous occasions and I finally gave in and I am going to bring it to you. So here goes.

You Fail At Forum Posting If...
  • You have ever made a post of "first"
  • You down vote people because that is how you makeup for all the bullying you had to put up with in school
  • Someone completely shuts down whatever you had said and you have no real thing to say so you just reply with "you mad bro?"
  • A third grade student has better grammar
  • You searched for days upon days to find the perfect forum signature
  • You have to post in every new thread because you feel you owe it to the community
  • You were part of the "sign of beta" crew or the now converted "sign of release"
  • You believe winning an argument on the Internet is something worth your time
  • You were upset during the Real ID fiasco because now people would know you were the one the entire time
  • You write your post in a word processor to check it for spelling, grammar, then proof read it 10 times just because you are afraid what the trolls would say if something was wrong
  • Your ability to quote things is equivalent to Bagellord's Gaming ability
  • You up vote your own postings to give the impression what you typed actually mattered
and finally
  • You make all your posts on a level 1 troll
There you have it this week's edition of Fail, hope you enjoyed it. When thinking of a quote to apply to this one actually came to mind

"The world suffers yet another insignificant loss."

Good luck this reset may your wipes all have purpose.

Monday, January 16, 2012

An Inconvenient Expansion

Happy Monday Morning, I know I know it is probably a horrible Monday Morning. Thats where I can step in and try and make it better. Being Monday means it is time for Machinima Monday. The day of the week where I showcase a machinima for all of you. So I did have a few choices this week with which I was going to go with, that was until I was looking on WoW Insider and they reminded me of a machinima which was created before Cataclysm. I know people are either angry or kind of put off by the upcoming expansion, but as history has told us this really happens before every single expansion. So with that in mind I decided to go with this machinima called An Inconvenient Expansion. It basically pokes fun at the whole global warming thing so sit back and enjoy.

Hope you liked it, and here is hoping your reset finishes up well.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ask Gauss

Yes it is that time of the week again. It is Sunday the day of the week where we run through all of our emotions because the weekend is just about over and we are starting to realize it. But time to stop being depressing, Sunday is also time for Ask Gauss the post of the week where I am put on the spot and answer questions that were sent to me throughout the week. So without waiting any longer let's get to it.

Do you believe that Blizzard just wants to just put this expansion out as quickly as possible and as it is in pretty much its current state?

This question has been asked in quite a few forms in the past few weeks. I assume this is because Blizzard is showcasing all their content lately. Now many are comparing this to how much was added with Cataclysm. The whole 1-60 content, but what you have to remember that truly wasn't added with Cataclysm. It was extra that was a revamp of old content, which was given to everyone regardless if you purchased Cataclysm or not. When you really look at it content added at the time of release of expansions it really isn't as much as you think. 1-2 raids, a few 5 mans and the 2-3 new features. Those features being races, or a class or something along the line of pet battles. So I really think what we have see is what we will get in regards to MoP, but that doesn't mean it is minimal content compared to past expansions, if anything it is actually more.

What do you think will happen to Mal'Ganis?

Another popular question and even more so after the last Fail post. Mal'ganis I think is a weird one because his story and lore is surrounded by the Lich King. While the other dreadlords have other connections to story arcs. Thos being directly related to the burning legion. I do think we will see Mal'ganis again in all likely hood it will be in the Argus or Burning Legion expansion, but myself and I would assume others who are involved in the lore will be rather confused how he compared to some other dreadlords will fit into the plot. Blizzard has found ways around this before and I am sure they won't have issues, but it is just something to think about.

Are you going to become a pet battle master?

I don't think so.

There you have it, questions answered for the week. Hope you all got somethings answered or at least got something out of it. For those waiting for it, next week's reader post I want to know what you think will happen with Mal'Ganis. As always thank you to everyone who submitted questions it wouldn't be possible to do this post without them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cross Realm Raids What You All Think

So yes I realize it is Saturday and the Reader Post is supposed to be on Friday, and I would have really liked to get it up yesterday, but there was a problem. See I live in Canada and we get this stuff called snow quite often during the winter months and sometimes during these storms we lose power and sometimes even internet. Yes I know it is a horrible thing. So because of this I had to delay the post till today. So what is the Reader Post about this week? Well I wanted to know what all of you thought of the cross realm raids coming in 4.3.2. So let's see what you thought

I suppose it's a nice feature if two small guilds on different servers wanted to raid together. As long as sometime in the future it isn't just LFR. At least they're adding new features which is nice. I'm sure there must be some demand for it.

With battletags, and no need to share you real name/id, it will be interesting to see what kind of market is created with this. While it would be against the rules to trade money for such things I could see some trying to do it. Regardless though it will be interesting to see what type of groups are formed via third party sites. Imagine someone posting on the forums looking for 24 more people for Firelands and then everyone using the battletag system to get in a group with each other. To bad cross realm isn't cross region though that might add to many language problems to really be worth it. Great system to release with or around the battletag system.

This will solve a lot of issues with people who are on different servers (such as real life friends) and could even help out guilds who transfer servers but some people don't want to... They can stay on their server and still raid with the guild. Wonderful feature in my books!!!

Great addition, an in-game raid browser cross realm would make this perfect. For example once this releases i'd love to go back and do T11/T12 achievement runs but i don't know exactly anybody cross server to do it with even tho i'm sure they're out there.

This scares me. While Blizzard makes quite a capital from server transfers, if they ever decide to further extend this to current content, it would put the last nail in the coffin housing the rotting corpse of the mythological beast called Server Community. For what it is, it's fine and welcome and I'm sure I'd find myself using it soon enough. But I'm personally really disliking the direction this game has been heading ever since patch 3.2.

There you have it. Thank you to everyone who submitted something. If it didn't make it into the psot it doesn't mean I did not read it. This post wouldn't be possible if all of you did not take part. If you are interested in taking part in next week's Reader Post look for the topic tomorrow in the Ask Gauss post. Until then have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pet Battles

So when the pet battles system was announced at Blizzcon I was one of the people that didn't particularly care for it, but didn't object to it being in the game at all. I am still thinking of it in the same light, and I am also not one of the people spazzing out because they are developing the Pet Battles system and not something like player housing.

With all that I was browsing MMO-Champion and it was the first time that I looked and saw everything that was going into the system itself. They are really going all out on it. Also if there was ever any doubt that this is directly related to Pokemon that certainly has been shut down after reading the write up. In addition to all of this and I congratulate them for adding something large to WoW. I am thinking it might actually be too much. When you create a Mini Game within a game you always run the risk of it becoming more people than the actual game itself.

Some games actually have come close to having this as an issue. Where people stopped playing the game and concentrated on the game within the game. I am not saying that everyone is going to stop playing WoW and just partake in pet battles, but I am thinking that some of the population will.

Maybe Blizzard doesn't mind this happening, but it could be that argument that the only thing which will kill WoW is WoW itself. Not by releasing lackluster content, not by horrible balancing, but because they introduced a system that too many players decided they want to play around with instead of the game itself.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daily Blink Resolutions

I have admitted before that I am quite entertained by the Daily Blink. For those of you who don't know what the daily blink is a comic that pokes fun at all things WoW. It is written by two people who always try to one up one another. So with that information the two articles I wanted to show you of theirs are their specific New Years Resolutions. Even if you are not up to the minute on the Daily Blink you can still find hilarity in everything said. So sit back and instantly feel better about your day after reading these.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You Fail At Knowing Who Is Dead And Who Isn't If...

Oh yes it is that time again it is once again Fail Day, the day where you feel amazing because you are not being poked fun at or you can to crawl into a hole in die because you are someone who is. How I wonder what a week would be like if Fail Day wasn't a part of it. This week I decided to go with an interesting topic. I always get a bunch of WoW questions being Lore related and it seems as of late there have been a lot of is such and such dead. Well now you will get some answers! Time to get to it.

You Fail At Knowing Who Is Dead And Who Isn't If...
  • You think there is this secret plan about Arthas not being dead and has been redeemed and is going to save the world.
  • You at anytime assume a Dreadlord is dead
  • You think Sargeras the biggest baddie of them all was ever killed by some human named Aegwynn
  • You think Magni is dead and is not in a crystal earthly prison
  • You think we won't see Illidan again
  • You think anyone will come back to life more than Teron Gorefiend
  • You believe Ner'zhul is killable
  • You have even considered the thought that Neptulon was killed after the Throne of Tides event
  • You some how someway think Gul'dan lives
  • You believe Sylvanas is dead, no she is undead
  • You think Sylvanas had Koltira killed for the truce he created with the Alliance.
  • You some how got the impressions from the ending cinematic of Cataclysm that the Aspects are going off to die
and finally
  • You believe in some way that Kael'thas being beheaded was merely a setback.
There you have it this week's edition of Fail. Talking about Death in Warcraft there is really only one person who you could quote on this

"I was the first you know..For me the wheel of death has spun many times...haha...so much time has past, I have a lot of catching up to do."

Good luck this reset, may your purples be orange!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sex, Moonkinology and Space Culture: Fear & Loathing In Moonglade

Monday Morning oh how everyone loves the. The perfect time to realize you need to take part in Machinima Mondays and see what Gauss is showcasing this week. So this is probably the longest title of any Machinima I have ever showcased. This machinima is done by Baron Soosdon who I have shown machinima of in the past most recently Ultimate Escapism. One thing to note is that the use of lighting in all of Baron's Machinima is always top notch and this one is no different. So when you watch this I would suggest making it fullscreen and turning it to high definition to get the full effects. I would not suggest watching this machinima if you have epilepsy as it could be harmful to your health. Baron describes watching this machinima is a scientifically accurate depiction of that feel when you get hit by a moonfire. So sit back and enjoy

Well hopefully you are still alive to enjoy your last day before reset.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ask Gauss

Sunday! Yes it is that day once again. The day of two views it is great because it is the weekend, but then when you realize that tomorrow is Monday and the end of your weekend has finally come. But let's forget about that, Sunday means it is time for Ask Gauss. The post of the week where I answer the questions you have sent in throughout the week. If you are unsure how to send in your questions it is pretty simple. There is a link on top of the page, which you can click in with the greatest of ease, or you can send an email directly to gaussafication@gmail.com. Like I said extremely simple. So with that out of the way time to answer some questions.

With 4.3.2 comes cross realm raids,  what are your thoughts on this?

Well it is something I have expected for awhile, ever since they started with cross realm battlegrounds. The only thing I am disappointed in is the fact that you group up and join the raid finder. I completely understand why it is only the raid finder and it is not because of programming. The reason is it would completely make guilds existence pointless and would make realm transfers disappear. Why you may ask? Well you can keep your rep with whatever guild you are in and then raid with another on another realm. You can get all the benefits from being in a guild without losing your rep or having to pay for a transfer. So maybe it will be something that will eventually come into play, but I think free realm transfers will exist before that is an actual option.

So cross realm raids, is this going to lead to cross faction?

Honestly I am almost positive we will never see a raid group mixed with Alliance and Horde. I don't want to say never because it could happen eventually, but I really think this is never a direction Blizzard ever wants to go. The whole Horde vs Alliance is one of the most important parts of the warcraft universe and I don't think they will ever give up on that point.

Did you see that Best Buy poster that may have leaked D3 release?

Although I am hopefully will have to wait and see if it is true or not.

There you have it questions answered for the week. If I didn't answer your question on here doesn't mean I didn't send you an answer. Just only so much space. For those waiting for it Next week's Reader Post I want to know what you think of the cross realm raids coming in 4.3.2. As always you have until Thursday night to get those submissions in. Enjoy what is left of your weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Your Wowalutions

Friday! Yes it is that day of the week once again. The day of the week where we slack off and stare at the clock just hoping for the day to end so the weekend can begin. Oh Friday's the most unproductive day of the week. Friday though is also the day of the week where here in Gauss land we have the Reader Post. The post of the week where you the readers make it. I ask you a question and you send in your submissions throughout the week. This week I asked you all to send me your Wowalutions. My fancy word for your New Years Resolutions with respect to World of Warcraft. So without waiting any longer let's see what all of you have planned for the year.

My wowalution is pretty simple. I want to level a tank so I can understand why people don't play it. I want to know if it is difficult or if it jsut takes more attention. I just think this will give me a better perspective on the game in general. Something I am actually really looking forward to.

I want to get a legendary or at least partake in one of the questlines. I just think the whole process is something that screams epic. I know funny choice of words for something of the orange variety. I have never had the option, and I am always jealous of those who get to. So I am making it a point that in the next year I get to take part.

To pick a character and stick with it. But I am going to try to cut down on the alts. I have switched mains during every expansion. I swear I have alt ADD. Once I play a new toon it becomes my favourite I will level it gear it up then start another alt and then it becomes my fav. I know it just gets me no where and I always get accused of being a loot whore. 

To take up healing again. I was healing ICC heroic modes at the end of Wrath, but when Cata came out, I went to Ele spec to level, and I left my guild. Since then, I've transferred servers, taken up with a new guild... But I haven't gone back to healing because, well, I've been doing most of my 5-mans in randoms. And then can be "unforgiving" of the returning healer. But I love healing, so, I want to be healing in Raids before the end of the month.

I want to know the lore better. I've been playing WoW for six years, but I haven't paid attention to much of the storyline. I have most of the books because my husband reads them, so I'm going to go back and catch up. So unlike most resolutions I think I can stick to this one.

There you have it the Reader Post for the week. Hope you all for your submissions. As always if they didn't make it into the post it doesn't mean I didn't read them, just have to keep the post so it is not a wall of text. If you would like to take part in next week's post look for the topic during Sunday's Ask Gauss post, until then have a great weekend the first of the new year!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oh South Korea

Today we are going to talk a little Diablo III mostly because I like many of you are excited for the game and also because there is quite the controversy going on, and we all know how fun those are to talk about. So even if you don't know anything about Diablo III this actually should be a good read.

For those of you who don't know Diablo III is adding something to the game know as a real money auction house or the RMAH. With this auction house you can buy gear with your own money and sell gear to make money. Pretty cool concept. Let's completely get away from the whole argument about if this is bad for gaming and talk about the stir this has caused for South Korea and the Diablo Community.

Back in September when Diablo III beta start it was stated it was going to be a short beta compared to their other recent games, because of this it was expected that Diablo III might actually be out by Christmas time. This was stopped when the CEO of Blizzard said that "soon" wasn't as soon as they wanted and an early 2012 release was expected. This was when people started digging.

Then they found out that the GRB(Gaming Rating Board) in South Korea was not going to rate the game in its current state because of the real money auction house in their eyes was a form of gambling. I am not entirely sure how that works, but that's their view. Anyways all these blogs and forum posts started to make some connections to how Blizzard was releasing material based on dates that the GRB was looking at the adjustments of the game Blizzard had made. Of course, conspiracy theories started. Why? Because Blizzard had committed themselves to a world wide release. If they couldn't release it in one country with that country being one of the most loyal to their games, well this is a problem.

Now, of course, all of this was denied by Blizzard, but there has been no reasons given why the game is actually being delayed. Especially since at Blizzcon they stated it was basically done. Remember Blizzcon was in October and it is now January. Yesterday was another review by the GRB and they postponed their decision till Friday, and to add fuel to the fire earlier in the week they said some news was coming in honor of Diablo's 15th anniversary on the 31st.

With the decision postponed the conspiracy theorist were out again and a blue poster even posted this.

This can only end in disappointment. When a final decision is rendered and game still isn't released, finally people will realize the two weren't linked, as stated. But then the game still won't be out, so still no one is happy. I suppose those are just the ups and downs you have to expect when following something so closely.

The thing is no matter what Blizzard does everyone is always going to view it as the gaming being delayed for 1 country so they can make more money on their world wide release. Or that the game is being delayed because they wont scrap the RMAH. Now I am not sure what to believe and I think anything is possible unless someone from Blizzard comes right out and tells everyone why the game is actually being delayed. Why is it a game that was practically done in October still has no release date in January? The reason people are riding this South Korean wave is because it is the only possible thing that actually makes sense for the delay. If it is the reason Blizzard cannot say because it will be a public relations nightmare, if it is not the reason everyone is going to think it is before they say otherwise. No win if there ever was one.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Enough With The Recolours

So I was browsing MMO Champion and found this.

Now over time I have never really said anything about recolours and such. Sure I may have complained a lot about Burning Crusade leveling gear how it was really just the same gear we had seen for 60 levels previous with just different colours, but that was leveling gear and I could get past it. I also could understand how mounts that came out in the same expansion packs had the same model with different colour schemes. This I can deal with. I actually liked how the Proto Drakes were different colours each tier it showed that achievement aspect of the game.

I also understand how they put more time into purchasable mounts, because they actually want people to buy them. If they were recolours then people wouldn't find the need or purpose. Again I am fine with that.

Now we are at this point where the game is evolving, and they choose to release this mount as new? They haven't even said where it comes from and I pissed off about it. The only way I will not be pissed off with the creation of this mount is if it comes from Outland. If it is anything but that it is outdated and laziness. Like honestly this is the identical mount that comes out of Sarth 10 with some green on it. I would also be willing to bet if you played with this mount on low graphics you wouldn't even be able to tell it had the green glow and would look exactly like the black drake.

People complained how the drakes were reused in Wrath, and I was upset about it, but I lived with it. Now they are going back to them again? Really? Honestly? Like come on. You have some of the greatest game artists in the world and this is what you come up with. Shame..That is all it is.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

You Fail At Your Wowalutions If...

Fail Day yes it is here once again, and today is actually the first Fail Day of the year. With all the choices available though I think it was pretty easy what to choose for the years first edition of Fail. Every year you make New Years Resolutions and every year you make the same WoWalutions if you don't write them down, you know they still exist. So what better way to start the Fail Day year then to make peopel feel bad for those choices.

You Fail At Your Wowalutions If...
  • One of them was to kill the Lich King
  • It is to get your first toon to 85
  • Your goal is to be apart of a World First Guild
  • You have the Wowalution above and the New Years Resolution to be more active
  • You are setting the bar low to be better than Bagellord
  • It is to have more friends and you will do this by sex changing your character
  • You are trying to increase your cool factor by rolling a Blood Elf Deathknight
  • You are trying to prove you can play a skillful class so you rolled a mage
  • You want to be respected so you respec'd your pally ret
  • It is to troll trade chat more often
  • You wish to learn to have an entire conversation only using emotes
  • You want to learn how to dive in water
  • You think a turtle mount is an actual possibility
and finally
  • You are in fact Bagellord and you think you can actually achieve something.
There you have it this year's first edition of Fail. Hope you all enjoyed it. And has become custom hear is the first quote of the year by someone we should always remember

"Ish-ne-alo por-ah, may the Earthmother smile upon you."

Good luck on your first reset of the New Year!

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Day After Cataclysm Ended

Monday morning how everyone loves the. You are especially loved when people realize it is a new year and they are still doing the same thing that they were doing the previous year. Oh Monday how amazing is it that you can make people feel so awful about anything and everything. So before this goes in a direction I had no intention of it going let's remember in Gauss land Monday is Machinima Mondays! The day of the week where I showcase a Machinima for all of you to see and enjoy.

This week I decided to go with a newer one from Myndflame. The guy with the crazy voices who has brought us many series including "Theory of a Deathknight", "ROFL Bear", "Illegal Danish", and so many more. This new Machinima is a cinematic which is to take place the day after the ending of Cataclysm. So sit back have a laugh and enjoy.

Hope you enjoyed it. Good luck on your last day of reset. May the new year bring you new luck!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ask Gauss

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Yes it is now 2012 the last year this world will see. Don't laugh it has been proven to be true... Look it up! Anyways, it is a New Year and it is Sunday, and you all should know that Sunday means it is time for Ask Gauss. The post of the week where I answer your questions right on here for everyone to see. If you are still clueless how to do this, since it is a happy day I will explain. You can click on the fancy link on the top right of the page or you can just email them to gaussafication@gmail.com. With that all out of the way let's get to it.

With a new year close to us, what was your biggest noob moment of the year?

Well this is actually very simple for me to say. I was working towards the fish catching achievements last February when I start to fish for Summer Bass. Without thinking at all I was sitting there fishing for 2 plus hours wondering why I wasn't getting any at all. This is not a rare fish it is actually a common one I thought to myself. I was thinking this was the WoW gods looking down on me just like I was fishing for the turtle, because we all know how that goes. Then I thought to myself I am a tool it is a summer fish.

So what do you have planned for the New Year?

Well I hope to have posts together for not just WoW, but other games as well for all of you that have asked. I do play other games and it is something I would enjoy sharing my adventures in other games as well as more games means more chances for great stories of encountering noobs.

Rolling a Pally come the New Year?

Drilling a hole in my head come the new year?

There you have it these weeks edition of Ask Gauss and the first post of the new year. For all those waiting for it I want to know your New Years WoWalution. It is just what you think it is, and yes I made up that word like 3 seconds ago. As always you have until Thursday Night to get your submissions in.

Have a safe and Happy New Year Everyone!