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Sorry about the delay, everyone. We apparently finished the server move and no one told me it was on a different time zone. That and the dog ate it. Everything should return to normal by Monday morning.
So, where’s H.R.?
My guess: in one of the 2 new tanks!
Leveling up in Hobo due to emotional breakdown.
So, when will we seemore Pandas?
No, pandas, but I heard the “Fog of Direbearia” expansion was going to be okay. Sady, it’s going to be delayed with the recent -ahem- miscalculaitons…
Apologies to any WoW fans out there, but when I first heard about the Mists of Pandaria thing, I thought it was a prank. I thought: “no way would Blizzard be dumb enough to ruin the Warcraft universe with anthro-frakking-pomorphized pandas.” But I was wrong.
The ones that have existed in the Warcraft universe since 2002? Chhen Stormsnout was canon in the Orc campaign in The Frozen Throne, it’s surprising pandaren didn’t show up until now.
I didn’t think it was a prank. Blizz had already proven that they’ll poop where they eat.
Yes, because the Russian Space Goats, Cracked Out Goblins, and Rastafarian VooDoo Trolls have totally kept people from enjoying the game…
Just because ‘hardcore’ gamers don’t like the look of a panda doesn’t mean it’s not a solid addition to the game races…
I hope you like text!
And I certainly do. Nice to be back in the ‘real world’ for a bit. Cover! Cover like the wind!
Ms Masters has face expressions like Syr’Nj younger sister (I forgot her name)
She reminds me more and more of the woman Glados used to be.
I think her name was Caroline.
Looks like the server move also took away our new avatars.
To quote Derek Nimmo from the first ever episode of Just a Minute:
“The best excuse for being late is that you didn’t arrive on time.”
Can you imagine if MMOs actually worked that way?
Tonight’s delays are all my fault, guys. However, the avatars really should’ve transferred over. I’ll be speaking with the host about that this morning.
I find it awesome that this hiccup happened during a strip about server bugs.
We wear the irony like a warm, fluffy blanket.
You’re supposed to take the clothes off before ironing them. :)
Aww, I liked the avatar I had last strip. Now I’m all blue about it.
Wars of the Woodlands was merely a setback!
Really? Nova Scotia? :-)
Will there be Duck Troll(er)s?
I noticed that too! I showed my roommate, I’m like doesn’t that suspiciously look like Nova Scotia… I say as I write this from Nova Scotia ;)
If HR’s patent goes through, he’ll officially have invented the internet.
Well the internet has been said to be a series of tubes…
Sen. Stevens didn’t know what he was talking about. It’s not a series of tubes, it’s a sewer.
It’s not a sewer; it’s an ocean of piss.
that’s just the nice clean bit that floats. see also, /d/.
I thought we weren’t supposed to talk about that?
Didn’t that happen in World of Warcraft?
Yeah, I don’t think these press folks know how content works. Mount Hyjal was supposed to be in “the next expansion” for all three expansions (counting the original game) before it hit in Cataclysm, so that area on the map was often getting modified and people would find ways in to explore. People doing revisions and new builds, playing with the code, if somebody gets sloppy keeping the expansion stuff and the normal patch stuff separate then weird things happen.
That said, full-fledged fully-functional content is… a mite unlikely.
I run an indie online game, and… one of my low level developers did almost exactly this, once.
Code test area. Create test portal to test area. Teleport to player to talk to player about issue. Go AFK for the night. Come back the next day. Accidentally clone test portal in player-accessible room, because you forget that’s where you are. Teleport somewhere else and then go AFK again. Player finds portal. Mayhem ensues.
That was a fun day. Small game though, and a pretty out of the way location in the game, so only one person found it before we closed the portal (that I know of).
what’s the game called? I might be interested.
The Unofficial Squaresoft MUD. uossmud.sandwich.net
…Yes, it’s a MUD. Sorry. Hahaha.
It’s a Final Fantasy fan game, where you can fight with a Final Fantasy Tactics based job system in the worlds of Final Fantasy 5, 6, and 7, as well as Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana. It’s not a roleplaying MUD or anything weird like that; it’s just a text-based MMORPG. It’s been around for about a decade and we’ve been actively developing it the whole time, so it’s gotten pretty big and pretty good.
Since Wurzel gets a tag, does that mean we’re gonna see more of him? Because if the reader has to puzzle out the actions of a novice detective who is puzzling out the actions of a goddamn wizard, my brain might explode.
You’re half right. We picked Wurzel to stand in for “some reporter” because we thought it would be fun.
erm.. what he MEANS to say is..
~ALL~SHALL~BE~REVEALED~IN~DUE~TIME~ \\o o// \o/ ~o~
(followed by massive amounts of trolololoing)
If some people got to open their Christmas present early, does that mean outsiders have interacted with the (whatever we’re we calling the group)?
thats what i was thinking; was the majority of the invading force of savage peoples a primarily PC population?
The Band of Heroes versus the PvP Zerg.
You want to try wrapping your head around that?
Try this: What on earth does the dev team think about this whole nonsense? I mean, normally you have a whole art team working months on generating game assets. That stuff doesn’t normally just magically appear on the servers. Is anyone other than H.R. and Carol aware that their game partially runs off of magic?
I dunno. I’ve made videogames where I was the sole artist in the art team, and art assets magically appear on the servers quite often. :)
I’ve always found surrounding your computer with a ring of salt and decent anti-virus software helps avoid that kind of thing.
It’s rarely for any reason other than
1) I drew it when I was a little out of it, and don’t remember doing so.
2) One of the coding team needed a placeholder graphic for something new, and drew one, or grabbed one from the internet.
better question: is there a dev team beyond H.R. and Carol?
Some of those who bork expansions are the same who burn forests.
I’m really wondering what dataminers would find in this game.
They’ll find coding that’s out of this world.
Creepers. They find creepers, and then their computers explode.
What can I say. Wow, what a delicate way to turn a fucked up beta into a early gift from the Dev team. Kudos to her, and her rhetorical skills!
heh, i like the “Hurricane Software” logo
gives me the chills.
Man, I was looking forward to being Auraugu for a while.
I just realized – David Wurzel looks kind of familiar, there, T….
This almost looks like a presidential adress type of event. Video games sure are a big frakkin deal.
Largest entertainment industry on the planet. (by money) – I think.
Largest legal enternment industry, anyway.
At least until someone creates IRL Deathclok, or weaponizes boy-bands.
Porn is legal. Just not respected.
Depends where you are. Also, I believe Ahdok and I included that one. By money, video games (I think) come out on top.
That lobby would be a perfect place to start a steampunk larp.
That last panel is Ms. Masters’ best oh-dear-god-I-hope-they’re-buying-this smile.
razzle dazzle them!
If they produce Gonzo in a tinfoil hat, then H.R. will officially jump the shark.
You know if that was run properly wouldn’t there have been players on both sides?
You know the only ones with gripes about it should have been the raiders after all the awake ones would hve noticed their raid was prematurely ended by a group that was thought killed in an earlier cut scene… way… earlier!
I wonder if they brought out that sub-quest in a dlc would have been well worth watching if this had beena real mmo though…
I can see some people asking why they can’t play Gravedust’s class and why he’s the last dwarven shaman…. you could go to town on a lot of this in the “real world” reaction on most of the previous episodes!!!
a reporter with a basic grasp of coding? now we know that its fantasy!
That’s what I was going to say. Also, code works however we flawed, weak humans make it work, and usually like we do: a few right ways, and innumerable wrong ways.
That Lobby looks similar to the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto…..nice touch.
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