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  • It makes a certain kind of sense... kind of. (9/20)

    Today's joke idea was submitted by DashCat. Since he does such a great job explaining it, I'll just give you the email he sent me. Here's what he had to say:

    I was doing the 'Bomb them Again' mission for the Sha'tari Skygaurd the other day...when it occurred to me how pointless this quest is.

    Your mission (as far as I understand it) is to destroy Fel Cannonballs. The the only reason these cannonballs seem to exist, is to shoot down people on flying mounts....that are destroying the cannon balls. Given how far they can shoot when you're flying around in the Forge Camps...they definately don't have the range to hit Ogri'la or the Skygaurd outpost...so what exactly is the point?

    Considering that the Skygaurd probably hands out millions of gold a day to people completing this mission...I think it would be funny to see Grek having a conversation with the quest giver about this.

    'So...let me get this straight. You're going to pay me to fly over there and blow up some cannonballs?'
    'Yep'
    'And...the only reason they need those cannon balls is to stop people from destroying the cannon balls they use to...defend their cannonballs?'
    'Yep'

    And I can't think of a punchline...but I'm sure there is something funny to be said to finish the joke. Thanks Woody!

    DashCat9

    So I changed it up a little, substituting my character for one of the other Skyguard because I think you guys have probably seen enough of Grek lately. And DashCat9 didn't seem to realize that he'd already written the punchline.

    Thanks again for the joke idea DashCat9.

  • #2
    This event is annoying for the simple fact other players can kill you. IF are the least bit slow or if you do the event by standing next to the cannon balls and mount/bomb/dismount really fast, then another player can land on you and get you hit by their cannon fire.

    On our server ( pve ) their is a Horde lock that like to grief allance players. Course the GMs won't do a thing about him.
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    • #3
      Great comic Dashcat9!
      I honestly hadn't ever stopped to consider WHY the cannons needed to be stopped.

      To the poster above, why would you need to stop or dismount at all? You can drop the bombs without stopping, their cast bar is not interrupted by movement. The very act of mounting on the ground will draw cannon fire itself, so there is no benefit I can see to this practice.

      Personally I find other players to be much more of a nuisance when I am banishing demons in the area and they buzz me leaving a trail of cannon fire in their wake.

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      • #4
        Yeah, that'll make your head spin.

        "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are now."

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        • #5
          haha, awesome comic woody. and as pointless as they are, the bombing runs are always fun

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          • #6
            great comic! And I think a lot of quests fall into this mode.
            Lostinthewood

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            • #7
              Autually I think WoW took a direct cue from the military. I am ex-military myself. But there have been many missions in which they say "ok, we want the aircraft to take out these anti-aircrat postions."

              Go figure.

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              • #8
                At least when your bombing the eggs in Skettis there seems to be a point to it.

                And that escort quest makes me rethinking the whole Corky quest line from Nagrand.
                When it comes to you versus the world, bet on the world.

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                • #9
                  Bah we're not meant to understand it. We're meant to accept it graciously. *snicker*

                  LOVE IT! Awesome joke, Dashcat!
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                  • #10
                    Gotta love one of the fundamental paradoxes of the MMO genre. Here we are, the big bad (apparently writs for armed robbery, mugging, theft and assault are pending) heroes ...and we can't really affect the world outside of special circumstances.

                    That said, given how the Corki line ended, I had a side bet with a few guildies that we'd find Corki in Gruul's Lair. Lost that....but at least it cancelled the secondary bet over whether or not we'd be digging his mortal remains out of Gruul's..ah...'by-products'. Yes, I'd been doing the Nagrand Cherry quest that day.

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                    • #11
                      Talk about a redundent quest omg
                      It is sad that we pride ourself on being mentally well adjusted to such a profoundly sick society.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Juvenal
                        Gotta love one of the fundamental paradoxes of the MMO genre. Here we are, the big bad (apparently writs for armed robbery, mugging, theft and assault are pending) heroes ...and we can't really affect the world outside of special circumstances.
                        Well, yeah, but unfortunately the paradox is necessary. In a game with thousands of players, the devs simply cannot keep the content cranking out fast enough if, say, VanCleef stayed dead when a party killed him. And while one-shot world changing events are cool now and then, do them too often and players who can't get in on them start feeling left out and at the mercy of the hard core players.
                        "There are no happy endings because nothing ever really ends"
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                        • #13
                          Good one Dashcat and Woody!

                          Love the wow comics! Since I'm a player and all.

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                          • #14
                            I love doing those bombing runs. It's one of the more exciting quests I've ever done, and you get to do them every day. It just one day occurred to me how absolutely silly and redundant the reasoning of the quest was. :-)

                            Thanks to everyone for the kind words about the comic idea!

                            XBL Gamertag - DarkXan

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                            • #15
                              What a perfect example of circular reasoning!

                              Great joke, great comic. Both of you did well today.
                              I have nothing useful to say, really.

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