Monday, June 29, 2009

Habbu Say What?!?!?

It was announced today that the option to change your faction is in the works. I'm not sure how I feel about this so I'm going to give some pros and cons and then some crazy speculation. Cause let's face it, who doesn't love crazy speculation?


  1. Friends won't have to be divided just cause the one person didn't know what faction to roll.

  2. It may help some servers with balancing the horde/ally ratio.

  3. Players can now feel the same way on the outside as the do on the inside. Just like Chaz Bono.

  4. Hopefully less dwarf females.


  1. Ninjas can disappear even faster, and gold farmers can f*ck with your account even more.

  2. Lack of faction pride.

  3. Makes it less of a choice when choosing a faction.

Now for the crazy speculation! In the next expansion we will finally see a neutral faction consisting of goblins, ethereals, ogres, and furbolgs. They'll be able to group with both factions and gain rep with both the horde and the alliance. Although let's say you gain rep with Ogrimmar you lose rep with Ironforge.

~Ninth Batter

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Special 50th Post!

That's right this is the 50th post I've done, crazy right. So for the special 50th post I did a podcast... a week ago. Hey I was hella busy this week! Anyway hope you enjoy the podcast and I'll should have regular posting starting next week.

Here's the links:

~Ninth Batter

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Curse of 3...

Yes I actually have some news about Nobody Like You Ep 3. In fact this whole post will be about it! Now with all media there has been a curse on every 3rd instalment of a series. I'm here to inform you on what you can expect in the episode and hopefully the series.

  • The main character will not become Emo.

  • The plants won't be the reason everyone is committing suicide.

  • It won't be a dream.

  • We won't f*ck up the character of Deadpool.

  • We won't get the worse child actor ever to play the kid version of the Lich King. Wow although now that I mention it, Arthas is a Vader rip off.

  • We won't kill Patrick Stewart.

  • The Aliens won't die when they come in contact with water. (seriously, they decided to invade a planet that is covered with the stuff, the highest lifeforms are 80% the stuff, oh and yeah, it falls from the sky)

  • We'll make sure Han Solo shot first.

  • Eric Bana will not be the Hulk.

  • The main character does not have Amnesia.

  • The "smoke monster" will not be some memory cloud.

  • And finally, MALE COWS DON'T HAVE UDDERS! Seriously WTF Barnyard!

Well there you have it, I hoped you enjoyed this look into the next episode. It is about halfway done and I'll try to get it done soon(TM) but with work I haven't had that much free time. Speaking of work, we burned down a house the other day. Ah the things we'll do for a joke.


Friday, June 12, 2009

To Protect Our Children...

If you haven't heard about the new mount and travel changes, well here you go. I'll list some of the changes then I'll discuss my thoughts on the matter. Also sorry about the flier, but there isn't any punch and pie.

  • Apprentice Riding (Skill 75)
    60% land mount speed
    Requires level 20
    Cost: 4 gold
    Mount cost: 1 gold
    Mail will be sent to players at level 20 guiding them to the riding trainer

  • Riding (Skill 150)
    100% land mount speed
    Requires level 40
    Cost: 50 gold
    Mount cost: 10 gold
    Mail will be sent to players at level 40 guiding them back to the riding trainer

  • 150% flying mount speed; 60% land mount speed
    Requires level 60
    Cost: 600 gold (faction discounts now apply)
    Mount Cost: 50 gold
    Can now be learned in Honor Hold (Alliance) or Thrallmar (Horde)

  • 280% flying mount speed; 100% land mount speed
    Requires level 70
    Cost: 5,000 gold (faction discounts now apply)
    Mount Cost: 100 gold

  • A new zeppelin route is being added in Thunder Bluff and will transport players to Orgrimmar.

  • Druid
    Travel Form: Requires level 16
    Flight Form: Requires level 60 (150% flight speed)
    Swift Flight Form: Requires level 70

  • Hunter
    Aspect of the Cheetah: Requires level 16

  • Shaman
    Ghost Wolf: Requires level 16

  • Portals from Ogrimmar and Stormwind to the Dark Portal.

Ok now the zeplin between Ogrimmar and Thunder Bluff is nice, especially since Ally can all hub through Stormwind. Everything else I'm not too thrilled about. Was blizz really losing so many players between lvl20-30 that they needed to do that? Does it really take that long to level? I mean it only took me a week or so to get to lvl 40 on my last alt. And really?!? A portal from Stormwind and Ogrimmar to the Dark Portal. Was it really that hard to take the bird/zeplin?

Blizz really seems to be wanting to fast track any new player (possibly to replace the loss of players recently, summer and otherwise) but will they get the same experience that was originally meant. I mean one of the cool things was getting my first mount and realizing in the process how big Azeroth really is. In all seriousness, mark my words! This will only lead to obesity amongst our younger toons.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm Talking to You...

Over the past couple days I've actually researched a topic(shocking I know) and I think that with today's announcement it is a perfect time to write this post.

What Blizzard is Doing Wrong

Over the last week I've spoken to a lot of my friends about why there seems to be a loss of interest from the players of World of Warcraft. From the hardcore the casual, the famous to the... not-so-much? Meh whatever. One thing that everyone seems to agree on what is wrong with WotLK was how much and often they've made class changes. We're not talking small class changes but we're talking the complete removal and addition of spells.

In Burning Crusade sure we always had class changes but they never changed our talents like they have or the effect that the base stats have. Now we all knew Death Knights were going to have major work done on them, they are a new class after all. But the drastic change to mana regen and the removal of talents and spells from classes. Instead of balancing what they have they seem to have the philosophy of "well we'll just take that out or give them something in place of it." This is just leading to frustrated players who don't want to relearn how to play their toon every time a patch comes out.

Another concern players are having is some of the reasoning for the changing of our classes. While in BC a vast amount of people did pvp (especially arena for free loot), with the change to the loot you get, most people only do wintergrasp; and lets face it, when is there ever a 1v1 in wintergrasp?(yeah, the answer is never) So why are they drastically changing our classes because of pvp? I can understand changing a spell so it works differently in pvp compared to pve (polymorph for example). But why are they changing how much damage a spell does in both pvp and pve when it's balanced in pve but is "too bursty" for pvp?

Now I understand that the summer "raider drought" is underway but my server has basically lost 3/4ths of the raiding guilds that are there, and it wasn't because they got stuck in Ulduar, people have just lost interest. I know it's only a couple months (if that) until 3.2 but will players be coming back for it? I think so, there really isn't a new MMO that will be out and if they haven't swapped to to another MMO then they are not likely to.

We'll just have to see what happens, but I think we'll see a return of players with Midsummer Fire Festival. Hopefully they've changed the boss (aka made him lvl 80) and they've added some new stuff for Northrend. I'll definitely be making machinima for a long time to come. While I love my job, I don't have the creative rights like I do with machinima and I view it as practice for when I'm running the show (but since I'm only 22 that probably won't be for a while). Plus I enjoy doing it, and when it gets down to it if you aren't enjoying it then what's the point? (I'm talking to you Joaquin Phoenix)


Monday, June 8, 2009

Watch Out...

Now we've all seen them before or have at least heard of them, scammers. Recently did a interview with a scammer that was very interesting to me. I've always heard of people having it happen to them but the interview they did was a bit disturbing. He had a complete lack of guilt about the whole thing saying that "well it happened to me..." And while I do agree it is just a game but it's like if I stole your baseball bat and you were playing a game. He'll probably end up having some issues with his personality at a later date but as of now nothing has happened to him.

Now the scam is he was "selling" a Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger code and he'd have you put the gold into trade just to make sure you had it. Then he sends you a link to a site that looks exactly like the blizzard one and then he rips your account. Honestly all I can say to these scammers out there is F*CK YOU!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Do or do not, there is no try...

Everyone has that one game that they loved and couldn't stop playing over and over again. For many that game is Peggle, but for me it was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. What really drove this game home for me was Bioware's ability to really tell a story. You throw some great game play and great voice overs and it's no suprise that they won over a hundred awards including 48 "best game of the year" awards. And now they're coming out with a new MMO with a similar basis.

While I love Warcraft, I can help but be excited for this game to come out. I know that there isn't such a thing as a "Warcraft killer" but if this game is a success I could foresee it being a serious competitor in the MMO market. The one thing that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic had that most other star wars games didn't, was the enjoyability it had for people. Even people who didn't like star wars. Anyway the trailer is linked above courtesy of Massively.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Under the Mask..

The topic I'm going to talk about today has concerned me a lot and I think it needs to be brought to the forefront. Some of you may know who Ferarro is but if you don't, they were the writer of the Paladin Schmaladin blog. I actually followed this blog for a while while I was looking for some tips and tricks about my own pally. But as it was reviled by Jagoex and Ferarro wasn't all she said she was. She had some pictures that she claimed where her but the truth of that is about as straight as Tom Cruise (or is it Flame Leviathan, I always get those two mixed up). The photo's were actually of Sarah Townsend of TechDarling (a good site for fashion for technology). Next she claimed that Ferarro wasn't one person but seven, investigated this and found that the IP addresses were the same, so unless this was seven people all living in the same house using the same computer it's a bunch of B.S. from her (if it even is a her).

So this leads to the tried and true statement of "Don't believe anything you've read on the Internet unless you wrote it yourself." In light of this I've got some things I need to get off my chest. My real name isn't actually NinthBatter, shocker I know. I work in the film industry I am not a proffesional machinimast or blogger. To put my job in layman's terms, I come up with alternate lines for TV versions of the film I'm working on and I come up with idea's on the spot if a scene isn't working out. Above is a picture of me (and my dog) at Halloween this last year.

Ok and here's the big one... I'm not Batman... but I think my dog is...

Monday, June 1, 2009

About Damn Time...

So as many of you probably know, Blizzard has announced that in 3.2 there will be new druid models. Let me repeat that, THERE WILL BE NEW DRUID MODELS!!! Ok everyone understand? Good.

I love that the new models will be dependent on your hair color. This makes it feel more that they're individual toons instead of "well it's another bear tank." I can't wait to see what the new cat forms look like. I never had a issue with the Night Elf cat, thought it was pretty cool personally, but the man-pig-cow-lion thing that the Tauren have is atrocious. I'm sure that during their creation some designer was like "For the Alliance lol."

I want to see them continue with this trend though. I want to see new tree form and boomkin models coming our way. I know we probably won't be seeing new flight forms but Blizz should redo seal and travel form. I personally think travel form should scale with your mount speed, this would make druids more definable when seeing one run by. And, as I've noticed recently, how ironic is a druid on a mechanostrider? Seal needs an update as well, especially if the next expansion is going to be the Maelstrom.

I had food poisoning this weekend from a bad bowl of popcorn from the movie theater. I mean it wasn't bad enough that this theater wasn't showing "Drag Me to Hell" but did they also have to give me the worst craps of my life? Also I really haven't had anytime recently to work on Nobody Like You, work has had us with a 5 a.m. shooting schedule. And let me tell you, when your job is to be funny it's not so easy to do early in the morning.