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Da Bloody Twenty – November 13

November 13, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: Mage Destruction!

Nineteen…

“The Grass is Always Greener On The Other Side” @ Stunty Stomper – Order does have all the Starbucks, however.

Eighteen…

“Chaos Wastes Under Assault” @ Classy Gamer – Imbedded journalism at its finest.

Seventeen…

“The Dead in the MUD” @ GameSpy – On the eve of WotLK, this journalist testifies as how WAR is keeping his mindshare occupied.

Sixteen…

“WAR: An Incentive Problem” @ Serial Ganker – Ranks, Renown Ranks and Righteous Renown Ranks of Respite.

Fifteen…

“When is it okay to tell your healer they suck?” @ /random – I guess the answer is “When you never, ever want to be healed again. Ever.”

Fourteen..

“What it means to be a Druchii” @ Obsessive Focus – It means hugs and snuggles and butterfly kisses!

Thirteen…

“Where is the Loot?” @ Warhammer Vault – Gimme gimme gimme, I need, I need!

Twelve…

“Good Choice Not To Shoot Yourself In The Foot, Mythic” @ Keen and Graev’s – Did we just avoid Trials of Atlantis number two?

Eleven…

“The Sky is Falling” @ Order of Destruction – 10 suggestions for how WAR could steal WoW’s thunder on Wrath’s launch day.

Ten…

“My Plea For Not Making The Dwarf Slayer” @ The Raven Calls – Mythic, don’t listen to this guy!

Nine…

“Zone Control – Scenario Madness Continues” @ Ark’s Ark – More thoughts to complement my own on the Zone Control article in the Herald.

Eight…

“Warhammer in my World” @ Dragonchasers – Some suggestions for improving WAR’s world.

Seven…

“Gear and Stat Choices” @ RP That Way – Saddle up and ride hard, Mr. Healer!

Six…

“Grab Bag No. 4 – Zone Control Review” @ The Herald – Do you have any clue what “zone control” does for your gameplay? Yeah, neither do I. Here’s Mythic’s attempt to explain!

Five…

“Death of a WAR Server” @ Serial Ganker – Did the server drop any good loot?

Four…

“10 Tips to Get Your Heals” @ Blame the Healer – Just… don’t do what the title of this blog says to do.

Three…

“Say Hello To My Little Friend” @ Book of Grudges – Siege Weapons and You: A Love Story

Two…

“Immersion and Lore Heresy” @ Tome of Knowledge – WoW meets WAR, with disasterous consequences.

One…

“Behind the Scenes of Heavy Metal” @ TTH – Trophies! Cloaks! Scenarios! And a little matter of two new tank classes…

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Da Bloody Twenty – November 6

November 6, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: Goblin Rampage, Green Faced Killar, Disciple of Destruction, Clockwork Landmine, SpellDamage, Blame the Healer and RP That Way ===>!

Nineteen…

“Bear Calvary” @ Wizards and Wenches – Syp is easily amused entry #42.

Eighteen…

“Capture the Flag” @ The Greenskin – Strangely accurate. War by wimpiness.

Seventeen…

“How to Transfer a Character to a New Server in Warhammer Online” @ A Wall of Text – Honestly, I have NO idea what this article is about.

Sixteen…

“Masquerade” @ The Garrison of War – A great wrap-up on all of Witching Night’s goodies.

Fifteen…

“Yes! We are all individuals!” @ Killed in a Smiling Accident – Is the gear in WAR limited by design?

Fourteen…

“One Month of Warrior Priest” @ Wizards and Wenches – A great evaluation of Empire’s sledgehammer healers.

Thirteen…

“Staying a Step Ahead” @ Word of Shadow – “Players will try their hardest to make your game suck.”

Twelve…

“Dev Diary: The Reikland Factory” @ The Herald – See how a scenario is made!

Eleven…

“Warhammer Online NEEDS Darkness Falls” @ Keen and Graev’s – Just like it needs a hole in its head.  A RvR hole!

Ten…

“WAR: Thanks for all the Idjits” @ Brasse – Good to know that Destruction can be just as stupid as Order.

Nine…

“Warhammer Online’s ‘Secret’ Content” @ Ark’s Ark – If a dev plants a secret in a forest and nobody is around, does it matter?

Eight…

“Bestiary Entry: Vampires” @ Tome of Knowledge – What are the freaky-deaky bloodsuckers up to now?

Seven…

“WAR’s Greatest Flaw” @ Keen and Graev’s – Putting a finger on the problem.

Six…

“Epic Quests for Fun and Gear” @ Stunty Stomper – Just say “no” to FedEx and escort quests!

Five…

“Cajones Wanted” @ The Inevitable City – Giving oomph to the RPers.

Four…

“Blogging from the Heart” @ The Greenskin – The mighty Snafzg shares his utmost feelings on WAR, for better or worse, for richer or poorer.

Three…

“Double Dippers: People Who Play Two MMOs” @ GamerDNA – WAR, WoW and the rest of them.

Two…

“News Flash: WAR is not Doomed” @ Archmagery – The war of bloggers heats up! Simmers! Comes to a boil! Cooks an egg!

One…

“Update for Patch 1.05″ @ VN Boards – A sneak preview of today’s massive patch notes!

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Da Bloody Twenty – October 30

October 30, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: Obsessive Focus, Tome Addict, Highs and Lows of a Chaos Zealot, Garrison of War, WarGuru!

Nineteen…

“WAAAGHkin” @ Doppler – Happy Halloween!

Eighteen…

“Mythic Working On The Expansion And New-New Classes” @ Massively – New-New? Oh, I thought he said Gnu-Gnu. A gnu once bit my sister…

Seventeen…

“WAR PvE” @ /random – Good, bad, and a lot in between. Randomy second-guesses what the Mythic devs went through.

Sixteen…

“WAR: Making Tanking Fun Again” @ Tenfold Hate – Meatshield pride.

Fifteen…

“Strange but True” @ The Greenskin – True fact: Snafzg gives me one Canadian moose for each time I mention him on this blog.

Fourteen…

“Resists” @ Way of the Chosen – Passing on second-hand info to make your life more livable.

Thirteen…

“High Rank Armor Sets – Tokens Are Gone” @ Stunty Stomper – No suits for you!

Twelve…

“WAR: A New Hope For Open RvR” @ A Wall of Text – Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face!

Eleven…

“Is It the Player’s Fault This Time?” @ Keen and Graev’s – Who’s fault is the current scenario/open world RvR imbalance, the players, Mythic or both? Perhaps mine? I dunno!

Ten…

“Setting Up Hotkeys For Tactics” @ Money News – A great workaround to quickly switch between tactic sets. Because clicking once was a pain.

Nine…

“Class Balance in WAR” @ Stylish Corpse – A trip through the Order classes… but no Engie love! Waaaah!

Eight…

“The Future of WAR” @ IGN – In which the term “bloodbath” is used. I’ll let you find out where.

Seven…

“Fixing WAR RvR Redux” @ Potshot – Good ideas, but I think the armies should indenture players and force them to fight instead of giving them pansy-wansy choices!

Six…

“Did WoW Weaken The MMO Community?” @ Classy Gamer – Don’t let the name fool you, it’s mostly about Warhammer. And class.

Five…

“Witching Night Event Information” @ Garrison of War – Wanna know what to do for this first live event? Wonder no longer!

Four…

“Halloween is Coming” @ Tome of Knowledge – Peanuts as WAR characters? Genius.

Three…

“The Shadow Approaches” @ Fires of WAR – Heck YEAH! Fluff this game up, Mythic!

Two…

“Paul Barnett Explores Players Behind the Races” @ TTH – What you play is what you are?

One…

Waralytics - Gorge yourself full on all sorts of stats and numbers about WAR’s makeup!

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Da Bloody Twenty – October 23

October 23, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: The Lynx War, WARDojo, and Crazy Warhammer!

Nineteen…

“Launch Party” @ Josh Drescher – Hey Dresch! Where was my invite?

Eighteen…

“The Phrases” @ The Inevitable City – Holy moley, that’s a lot of quotes!

Seventeen…

“What You Lookin’ At Fool?” @ Chappo’s Corner – Hey, what can I say? I’m easily amused.

Sixteen…

“Thoughts on Scenarios” @ Denizens of Xibalba – I like this line of thought, looking at scenarios as “points per time” in terms of efficiency.

Fifteen…

“New MMOs Need Time To Shine” @ Brave Pidge’s – Are we rushing to judge a little too soon, or is the onus on the game companies to hook us right away?

Fourteen…

“How WAR Saved Me From WoW” @ Soramimi Keki – A funny little testimonial about a girl’s entry into WAR.

Thirteen…

“Play Warhammer Online on your MacBook 2008″ @ WARDojo – Never tell a geek something can’t be done.

Twelve…

“How Smart Can A Contribution Measurement Be?” @ Book of Grudges – I know! It doesn’t measure how my mere presence picks people’s spirits up!

Eleven…

“RvR Lake Public Quests” @ The Greenskin – Did WAR already have open RvR incentives in beta?

Ten…

“Learn to Accept My Reward” @ Killed in a Smiling Accident” – How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?

Nine…

“What if you had a WAR and no one showed up?” @ Potshot – Great ideas how to invigorate interest into open world RvR.

Eight…

“A Pocket Guide to Pocket Items” @ Ground Zero – I’ve got something in my front pocket for you, why don’t you reach inside it and see what it is?

Seven…

“Questing, Persistence, WAR” @ Stylish Corpse – Curse you, Foozles! Curse you all!

Six…

“State of the Game Interview” @ TTH – A good follow-up to Mark Jacob’s previous announcements.

Five…

“Mark Davis Dev Diary” @ The Herald – Witch Hunters, Witching Night and the seedy side of WAR.

Four…

“State of WAR” @ /random – A good analysis of the ups and downs of the first month.

Three…

“Toe-to-Toe: Warhammer Online’s Color and Dye System” @ Stunty Stomper – If you like Crayola, you’ll like this game.

Two…

“Tome of Knowledge Index” – Everything you need to know about your favorite unlocks, all in one happy place.

One…

“State of the Game” @ The Herald – Too much goodness to contain within a pithy sentence.

Bonus…

Mutant Reviewers From Hell – If you like my writing on this blog and you’re a fan of weird cult movies, pop on over to Mutant Reviewers where me and a great group of friends tackle the best and worst oddball flicks on a daily basis!

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Da Bloody Twenty – October 16

October 16, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: The Devoted Inquirer, Hold the Line! and Denziens of Xibalba!

Nineteen…

“Bloggers Give Up Fast” @ Hudson’s Hideout – Not so much WAR related as WAR blogger related, but it greatly amused me.

Eighteen…

“Soloing in Scenarios” @ Book of Grudges – Short and plain, but we here at WAAAGH! agree 100%

Seventeen…

“The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky” @ The Inevitable City – Go on a fantastic voyage to the great beyond!

Sixteen…

“WAR Sports” @ Eurogamer – Are scenarios the new WoW arena? God forbid.

Fifteen…

“Why Play A Healer?” @ Book of Grudges – Masochism?

Fourteen…

“Trophies & Bestial Tokens” @ Stunty Stomper – A guide to the fashionable killer.

Thirteen…

“Should Mythic Rethink PQs?” @ Tenfold Hate – Some good thoughts, though no solid solutions.

Twelve…

“Refusing to move on: Is Tier 1 too much fun?” @ Seriously Casual – I’d play on a server where you couldn’t level past 11, yes indeedy!

Eleven…

“Variations on an Old Joke” @ Tome of Knowledge – Why did the Syp cross the road, tho?

Ten…

“New Wallpaper Section” @ The Greenskin – Awesome wallpapers from MrMatthew!

Nine…

“10 Tips from a Tank to a Healer” @ Save Da Runts – Unsurprisingly, they’re all “HEAL ME PLZ!!!!!!”

Eight…

“Does Bartle Type/Gender Influence Your Class Choice in WAR?” @ GamerDNA – Charts! Many of them! And lo, the poor Squig Herder!

Seven…

“Ten Things I Hate About You, Tor Anroc” @ Chappo’s Corner – He’s… not a poet, but the effort is appreciated.

Six…

Grab Bag No. 2 @ The Herald – Guild leveling and more!

Five…

“Incentivizing Open RvR” @ JoBildo – Great ideas, but I think he needs to actually go further — maybe an influence bar for the RvR lake, more options for keep assault (tunneling anyone?), etc.

Four…

“The Breaking Point” @ Penny Arcade – Tycho gives a pretty glowing review/coverage of Warhammer, especially when taken away from WoW’s reference point.

Three…

“Warhammer Online vs. World of Warcraft” @ GameSpy – A good head-to-head comparison on a number of topics.

Two…

“WAR Stuff That Doesn’t Make Sense” @ Word of Shadow – Yeah! YEAH! Also, what about the whole “no children” thing? How do people make warbabies?

One…

“5 Things I Like…” and “5 Things I Dislike…” @ Broken Toys – A two-part review of awesomosity.

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I need an exorcism?

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Da Bloody Twenty – October 9

October 9, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: Dwarven Invasion, Da’ Toughest, The Raven Calls, The Inevitable City and The Warhammer Ankle Biter!

Nineteen…

“PVE Experience Points Shortfall” @ Seriously Casual – This is a definite point of concern for those who are leveling up more in the PvE side than PvP.

Eighteen…

“T4 Reignites The Awesome In WAR” @ Keen and Graev’s – Still, it’s a pretty wussy Terminator.

Seventeen…

“Why I Love My Magus” @ The Inevitable City – As an Engineer counterpart, I can identify a lot with what he’s saying in this little love letter.

Sixteen…

“Bestiary Entry: Beastmen” @ Tome of Knowledge – Him love Beastmen long time.

Fifteen…

“WAR Propaganda Posters” @ Warhammer Online – Uncle Sam wants you… to rip out your enemy’s throat with your bare teeth and laugh at their racial inferiority.

Fourteen…

“The Names Our Mothers Gave Us” @ The Greenskin – Yeah, what kind of name is Snafzg anyway? Were they having a discount sale at ScrabbleWorld?

Thirteen…

“Blizzard’s new focus for WoW, just as soon as Mythic finishes it” @ Hardcore Casual – Let’s make MST3King of dev posts a staple from now on.

Twelve…

“In Search For the Ultimate Tome Unlock” @ Wizards and Wenches – Godspeed in your quest, my friend.

Eleven…

“Five Reasons why Destruction is More Popular Than Order” @ The Many Relms of Relmstein – Number 6: free Slurpees.

Ten…

“Popularity vs. Population” @ Book of Grudges – P is on their mind.

Nine…

“Fraternization with the Enemy” @ Hammer of War Online – It’s the Big Orc Little Dwarf social program!

Eight…

“Josh Drescher Interview” @ Kikizo – It’s pretty standard, explaining it to someone who’s not really familiar with WAR at all.

Seven…

“The Ripple Effects of WAR’s Launch” @ Gamer DNA – Numbers, numbers and theories!

Six…

James Nichols comments on the first city siege @ WHA – Traitors! Traitors in our midst!

Five…

“Inevitable City Map” @ Stunty Stomper – But… where’s the Burger King?

Four…

“Kill The Dude With The Thing” @ GameSpy – Sage advice, indeed.

Three…

“Warhammer Online Lives Up To Its Hype” @ Wired – A glowing review, 9/10!

Two…

“Imbalance Sucks” @ Warhammer-Heads – What if you showed up to a war and nobody came?

One…

“Jeff Hickman on Managing A Successful WAR” @ Joystiq – A great post-launch interview with Hickory Dickory Dev!

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Da Bloody Twenty – October 2

October 2, 2008

Da Bloody Twenty is a weekly countdown of the 20 most interesting, well-written or weirdest Warhammer Online articles and posts… to me.

Twenty…

Welcome to the Community: Warhammer Heads, Save Da Runts!, Cathbadh, Yet Another Warhammer Online Blog, WAAGH Radio, and Swisshammer!

Nineteen…

“You Got Some Camelot In My Warhammer” @ Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog – To the moon, Alice! To the moon!

Eighteen…

“Mythic, Can You Please Fix…” @ The Greenskin – I’m too lazy to finish my list of “please fix’s”, so here’s a good substitute! (Follow this up with a swig from Nazgum.)

Seventeen…

“Mount Gunbad: Mushroom-Crazed Night Goblins” @ Stunty Stomper – Do I like the name of the blog or the article more? I can’t decide!

Sixteen…

“The Quick and Dirty Guide to Apothecary” @ Echoes of Nonsense – It’s like mixing different types of soda together.

Fifteen…

“Jeff Hickman on Cut Classes” @ MMORPG – He doesn’t “agree” that the cut classes are causing balance issues. I don’t “agree” with him, then.

Fourteen…

“What’s the Rush, Guv’nor? A Guide to Slow Leveling” @ Save Da Runt – Slow down, smell the roses, slaughter the roses.

Thirteen…

“Making Money in WAR” @ Book of Grudges – RPers like to beg for “alms”. Greenskins beg for “arms”.

Twelve…

“Sometimes Things Aren’t What They Seem” @ Mark Jacobs’ blog – Giving credit where credit is due.

Eleven…

“Bring On The Dogs Of War” @ Fires of WAR – Good question, good solution… unless they’re saving the Dogs for the x-pack!

Ten…

“So You’ve Decided To Play A Goblin Shaman” @ MMORPG – A decent starting guide for Warhammer’s gobbo healer.

Nine…

“Sorceress Action Damage Calculator” – Are you a sorceress? Do you like more damage? Then get your glass cannon butt over to this calculator!

Eight…

“Chaotic Flaw” @ Tome of Knowledge – Poor, poor Maguses. Magi? Whatever.

Seven…

“Sexism and Swordmasters” @ Book of Grudges – The bathrobes only hide their metal exoskeleton and dual-core plasma rifles.

Six…

“Metabalance or The Cool Factor” @ Schizoslayer – A great post and I agree, we tend to play classes that look cooler to us than ones that don’t, no matter what abilities they have.

Five…

Game Update 1.01 @ The Herald – Death to bugs!  Kill ‘em all!

Four…

“Knockbacks Are The Best Thing Ever” @ Word of Shadow – I concur, it’s like a giant pinkie from heaven flicks bad guys all over the place.

Three…

“We Are Listening” @ WHA Forums – Good to know, James. Good to know.

Two…

“Tome Tactics Guide” @ Money News – A comprehensive list of how to get those adorable little Tome tactics.

One…

GameSpy’s 5/5 Warhammer Review!

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