Sunday, February 25, 2007

Video Games = Violence

Oh my, here comes the Malaysian “Jack Thompson”. Yes, you’ve read it correctly. If you don’t know who Jack Thompson is, where have you been? To tell you the truth, I was quite enraged by the reports of today’s Berita Harian. President of Psychiatric, Prof Dr Mohamad Hussain Habil said that the real reason behind the increasing cases of bully and juvenile murder was because of video games. He stated that the video games nowadays have realistic murder scene which will lead them to the real thing.

“The player (kids) felt victorious when he accomplishes the mission by killing a lot of people (in the game), and not only that, he will feel proud seeing the blood and the kills that he made. Subsequently, the player will transform the scenario into reality.”

By the description of the gameplay, I think he’s talking about Grand Theft Auto or possibly Hitman. But still, that’s no reason to blame videogames entirely. We’ll wait for a few days to see how the community response to the news feed.

Friday, February 16, 2007

A trip to Zul'Aman

I was bored as hell so I took a stroll in Ghostland, looking for low level elite to kill and hoping it will drop something shiny for my alt(s). Instead I found my self lost to the east of the Blood Elf land, in a place call Zul’Aman. I found an inactive meeting stone, meaning there should be a dungeon nearby. And there was, blocked by a large wooden door.

Meeting Stone - a device to summon people

Knock Knock. Who's there?

I lookup for some information about the place and found out it is a dungeon scheduled for Burning Crusade. But as usual, Burning Crusade isn’t a finish product. If it was, the next expansion will be out by then.
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According to history, a long time ago, the forest trolls controlled a large section of northern Lordaeron called Zul'Aman. But then came the human and the high elves banded together and push back the savage troll into the area of what we call Zul’Aman now. After the invasion of the scourge, the Amani trolls have retaliated to take back of what that use to be their land.
Rumors said that Zul’Aman will be a 25 man raid instance. Just like its brethrens, Zul Farak and Zul Gurub, this place is fully inhabited with trolls and Zul’Aman is led by Jin’zakk. My guess is this would be a level 70 dungeon as there’s no way in hell low levels (alliance) would reach Quel’thalas through the Eastern Plagueland.
As for the Amani trolls, this is how they look like.
Amani Troll
Pretty hot huh? (No offense Sharifah Amani, just a joke there). Click here to see what a REAL Amani troll looks like.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Wow Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day folks. How's your day have been? Gaerth gettin' ganked as always and things have been a lil different for Iuna. There's love in the air, even in Outlands too. If you're not sure what to get for V-Day, here's a video for you.