Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chuckles and Guffaws All Around

Name the Twitter Pig has just ended we've gone tons and tons of funny names in our mailbox. We're close to announcing the winners plus a special surprise for you peeps.

Sorting through a few thousand names is no small feat - we're all ready and willing to go through each and every name in the list!

(Except maybe when it's raid night)

I'm just amazed at the huge response we got from the community. Blog readers, Twitter dudes and even people from different guilds. We'll make sure that we get the best name for our cute lil' Twitter Pig.

Stay tuned and get ready for the WoW Gold Pig surprise coming next week!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Greatest WoW Freakout - The Requiem

Remember the Greatest WoW Freakout Ever? That in itself was a freakout of EPIC proportions. I just loved how ballsy he was.

Suicide by anal remote control penetration. HARDCORE!

As if it couldn't get any better, the viral video has spawned more parodies that you can shake a Cedar Walking Stick at. Check it out:

Benny Hill version:

Greatest Break up ever:

Gourmet race:


I just spilled my Mountain Dew over my keyboard. There's even MORE on YouTube.

Don't forget - you've only got 1 DAY left to Name the Twitter Pig and win 500,000 WoW Gold. Join now and win BIG!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009


If this is your reaction to your mom canceling your WoW account, GET HELP NOW.

Oh, and get a new brother while you're at it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Putting out the Fires

I must tell ya, I haven't been playing for a few days. And that's not a good thing; the Midsummer Fire Festival just started and if there's ever been an event item that I've always wanted, it has to be the Brazier of Dancing Flames.


Awesome flames? Check.

Collectible and endless use item? Check


I'm totally digging her dance moves. This means I'll have to do all the fire festival dailies. I just hope it's enough for 350 Fire Blossoms. Wish me luck!

Don't forget - Only 7 days left till we announce the best name for the Twitter Pig! Name the Twitter Pig now and you just might win 500,000 WoW Gold!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Snuggles the WoW Gold Pig Intern

We're all probably familiar with the scenario; a teenage boy glued to his computer all day playing World of Warcraft. He neglects his personal hygiene, his parents are gravely concerned about him, he has no life and zero possibility of procreating with the fairer sex.

And then they take matters into national TV - they confront the boy and make him face the consequences of his addiction, they all shout at each other awkwardly and slowly find a solution to their dysfunctional family.

This... is WoW Intervention!

Kidding aside, this kinda thing might happen in rare cases. Heck, there are even actual Gamer Widows. WoW, and gaming in general, can be destructive in the wrong hands.

But that's not what the power of WoW is to the Pigs today. This day marks a wonderful day in the life of our intrepid intern. Let's call him Snuggles.

Snuggles is a shy guy. He started at our HQ with NO confidence at all. He had the confidence level of Britney Spears' knickers.

Non-existent. *badum-psh!*

So anyway, it came to a point where Snuggles wouldn't even move when one of the female Pig staff where nearby.

Snuggles really loves World of Warcraft (gasp!). He's got a level 80 Tauren Balance Druid and he's one of the top guns in our guild. In-game, he's a totally different character.

Well, aside from being a talking cow and all.

He's a raid leader, an officer and commands respect in arenas. Truly a stalwart of the game.

Hang on, we're getting there. Don't you tl;dr me, dude.

One day, Snuggles found his match in-game. A level 80 Troll Hunter. Snuggles got pwned. Real hard. So he invited the hunter to our Ventrilo to trash talk him. What greeted us was a sweet voice from the heavens. We braced ourselves for Snuggles' mouth-breathing expletives.

But everything went silent.

I wasn't able to login for a few days after that (also because Battle.net was being a beeyotch). Now today, I came to work and saw the usual faces, the usual WoW chatter and the usual Snuggles with a girl.


There he was. Snuggles the shy guy talking candidly with an attractive lady. Apparently, he and the Troll Hunter called each other and went on WoW-dates and finally hooked up.

And that, my friends, is magic. If WoW could bring everyone together like this, there wouldn't be any problems, hunger and poverty will be eliminated.

Okay, probably not.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Battle.net Login Problems

So the other week, I merged my World of Warcraft account with a Battle.net one. And that was fine and dandy, I even got my very own Battle Bot pet.

But right after the Tuesday maintenance, I found myself unable to login. Repeatedly.

And that, my friends, makes me a sad panda.

Also, the Retaliation Battlegroup is down and out or something.

In the meantime, everyone - and I mean EVERY. ONE. should Name the Twitter Pig. Only a few days left till we announce the winner! Just imagine - you'll win 500,000 WoW Gold just by naming a pig? Sweeeeeet!

Join today, name the little porker and win big! You and 10 of your characters (or your friends' characters if you're feeling generous dude) could win half a million gold. For realz.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Haters Make Me a Sad Pig

I'm a pretty upbeat person. Pigs have a positive outlook in life. We're optimists! Just take a look at Babe, or that porker from Charlotte's Web. They look on the bright side of things. What's the worst thing that could happen, anyway?

...OKAY, besides getting turned into juicy, grilled porkchops by Jamie Oliver and his irresistible boy-next-door looks.

Fine, you got me. But still, Pigs are, and always will be, creatures of a pleasant disposition. That is, until they get hated on. Just a few hours ago, I was checking Twitter (like I always do), minding my own business when I suddenly got this:

Ouch. Not only did he drop the F bomb on us, but he also bunched WoW Gold Pig up with scammers. And that's simply not true. If anything, we're the ones who are fighting against the shady gold sellers and scam on the net today. We do honest work and we're a bunch of real gamer dudes who just enjoy World of Warcraft.

It's enough that some dude feels strongly about us, but to tell the whole world of this just breaks our bacon covered hearts. Then again, there are only a handful of people on Twitter like this and the community is absolutely great.

The Pigs are just really sad about it. I'm gonna feel depressed all day and nothing's gonna make it better. Nothing.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Twitter Pig on QJ.net!

Totally sweet. The pig is on the phenomenal QJ.net! It's pretty inspiring to see our lil' cross-eyed piglet on the front page of an established game news source.

Check out the QJ interview for our Name the Twitter Pig contest here.

You'll eventually find out my real name, but that's cool. What's awesome is you still have a chance to win 500,000 WoW Gold! Hurry and join the totally radical contest today!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Perfect Gamer

There's one type of gamer that I really hate. Specifically, one type of World of Warcraft gamer.

You know those players who look down on other people because they're 'casual' or 'don't play enough'?

The same ones who think that Ensidia and people like Cautious are bums and have no life.

For some reason, these "Perfect Gamers" have achieved the perfect balance between hardcore and casual. SRSLY? LOL NO U.

What I see is a bunch of insecure hombres who are compelled to bash everyone else to make themselves feel better. So what if Johnny Casual doesn't raid 5 days a week? So what if Jimmy Hardcore feels like playing WoW the whole day? We all pay the same monthly fee as you do, why should we enjoy the game we love any less?

Casual or hardcore, we all deserve to live and play in Azeroth the way we want to. Live and let live - don't hate. Other gamers do not have to play as much as you do in order to qualify for fun. Fun is for everyone, dude!

Going further, people who buy wow gold shouldn't be discriminated against. I mean, it's totally a part of the game. Ask yourself this - how is buying gold any different from a high level player giving a few thousand gold to his/her friend? Both involve someone working to earn the gold and both involve someone giving it to the other. It's a matter of someone having time or resources to achieve a goal.

Like, should I not be allowed to eat pie if I don't know how to bake it? I like pie.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Cautious Warrior

This is just awesome. Apparently, a warrior on the Kirin Tor realm named Cautious got to level 80 without a single death. Seriously, no deaths from level 1-80.

Well, she has 1 death now *after* getting to 80 due to her Nitro Boosts malfunctioning. Priceless.

But still. Let me just say that this is an amazing feat. It took her like 2.2 years of retrying and deleting her character after every death to get it right.

And that, my friends, takes huge amounts of patience.

Kinda like not eating the Snickers bar right in front of you.

If you want to learn more about Cautious, head on over to the original article at WoW.com.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Twitter Pig's Travels

Have you joined our 500,000 WoW Gold contest yet? Come on, join and give our Twitter Pig a name, for pie's sake!

The poor little guy has been depressed and went off somewhere... to... to the Staples Center!?

Umm ok, so he doesn't look *that* depressed. But still, you get my point. Right? Aww, he even has his favorite team's jersey on. The Los Angeles Porkers! Go Kobe!

Anyway, the little porker is going around the world and visiting different locales, events and BBQs! Stay tuned and check out where the pig will turn out next!

Blogs We Roll With

Let's take a break from raiding, questing, crafting and mailbox dancing for a minute.


Very funny. I log out and live a normal life too FYI.



Well, sometimes I just sit on my butt and put my reading glasses on. You see, there's one other awesome thing that's not inside the World of Warcraft. These are the countless blogs and other amazing reading material that's available online.

When I'm in the mood, I just like traipsing around and reading all the blogs I come across. Topics range from class guides, healing, addons, comedy, RP and even huge bear posteriors!

You wanna know what blogs the pigs like? Here they are:

Tobold's MMORPG Blog
- Insightful and really gets you thinking. Tobold has been blogging about MMORPGs since time immemorial, most likely during the 1st world war (radical!). He talks a lot about World of Warcraft and other new MMORPGs too.

Big Bear Butt Blog - John "Big Bear Butt" Patricelli is always a treat to read. The pigs really dig the info and humor from the blog. And come on, how can you NOT love that blog name?

Wordy Warrior - Away from the theorycrafting and more on attitudes and personalities in WoW. I really loved Things I learned About DPS from Tanking. My sarcasm meter is exploding!

Greedy Goblin - Superb advice on getting WoW-rich. I totally suggest you read and try some of his advice.

We also read other non-WoW blogs. Specifically, GM Dave's Bannable Offenses blog. Snark? Check. Sarcasm? Check. Feeding players to a hungry dragon? Double check!

Blogs are a great way to waste time away online, specially on patch days. So dude, do you have any favorite blogs?

Also, you have to be CRAZY not to join the Name the Twitter Pig contest! Win a whopping 500,000 WoW Gold just by naming our Twitter mascot. Fill in the form to your right NOW!


Monday, June 1, 2009

The Failoc-alypse

Hark! The Failoc-aplypse is upon us!


Judgement has come!

Trust the awesome dudes at Blizz to come up with this 'Rad-venture action game' for people to play while buying tickets.

Failoc-alypse has you take the role of a Draenei Death Knight, a Witch Doctor or Jim Raynor to eliminate the scourge of... failocs!? It's a fun way to pass the time and get carpal tunnel syndrome as you blast away at the hordes of failocs on their way to BlizzCon. Kill more failocs and more people show up to cheer you on. At level 30, even the Lich King Arthas himself shows up.

So the second batch of BlizzCon 2009 tickets went on sale last May 30, 2009 and believe me - it sold out like Bacon Cheese Burger Pizzas in a hungry man convention. I'm glad I got mine (finally). Anyone else headed for BlizzCon?

Hey! Don't forget to join our Name the Twitter Pig contest - win 500,000 Gold just by naming that cute lil' piggie!

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