WAAAGH! is no more!September 22, 2008
Just kidding! But according to very long-time reader ScytheNoire, he’d like to see the title of my blog changed (e-mail edited for length, but not for the general gist of it):
The blog is called Waaagh!, which, last I checked, is the reference phrase associated with the Greenskin Orc’s. Yet, you have chosen to play a Dwarven Engineer, which goes against everything Waaagh! stands for. Not only that, but a rather unattractive female Dwarf, although I am not sure there are any attractive one’s out there. You didn’t even pick a Human or High Elf, which at least not the most hated enemies of the Greenskins. No, you picked the one race that goes directly against the entire meaning of Waaagh!
So I hearby request you change the name of your blog, or change the character you play to a Greenskin, preferably an Orc. Comprises can be met if you would like to play a Choppa, but are waiting for their return. You could play another Destruction race in the mean time.
Wishing you all the best and looking forward to some changes at your blog,
Again, I can’t understand the female dwarf hate out there… you people must really buy into the tall-thin-beautiful stereotype of our media culture. Honestly? Give me the choice between a stout dwarf lass with curves and a tall, willowy elf-thing with more elbows and angles than a M.C. Escher painting, and I’m going to kick your standard of beauty off a very tall cliff and settle down to a life of happiness with a woman who knows the value of a good ale.
With all due respect to Scythe, who’s been a regular patron at WAAAGH! since it began last spring, the name of this blog isn’t going anywhere. First of all, I’m not losing my Google page ranking, thankyouverymuch, which (as of this morning) tops Google searches for the word “waaagh” and regularly vies for the top two spots with The Greenskin for “warhammer online blog” searches.
To me, WAAAGH! isn’t just a Destruction/Greenskin word, but a catchphrase for all of Warhammer Online. It’s become synonymous with the product, and when I originally chose it, it wasn’t because I had my heart set on playing a Greenskin or anything like that. It’s because WAAAGH! = Warhammer in my mind, and that was good enough for me.
If anyone feels like I’m “betraying” the nature of WAAAGH! by playing a dirty little dwarf, oh well. It’s one of many ways I’ll have let people down this week, and I will have to duct tape myself to a pole to keep from leaping off a tower (for the Tome unlock, you understand). Order is where my friends landed, and where I found the awesome little insane bunch of <Tome Raiders> to join. No regrets here.
But if it makes you feel any better, I do have ten character names reserved on the Destruction side of Ostermark, with a rank 3 Black Orc who will one day receive a lot of attention. Right now, I’m concentrating on just one character to hit the max rank, and then I’ll branch out from there.