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Comic for: October 23rd, 2008
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World of Warcraft: "Clever Marketing"
Posted: Thursday October 23rd, 2008 by

I got this joke submission yesterday afternoon while I was working on my "Chef de Cuisine" achievement. I thought it was clever enough but I hadn't committed to it yet. Later that evening I get a whisper from a friend in game linking me to his shiny new "Sunwell Plateau" achievement meaning his guild had finally downed Kil'Jaeden. I congratulated him and jabbed at him about the Burning Crusade boss nerf not hurting. At that point I knew I had to make this comic for Zexion.

Here's Zexion's email about the suggestion:
As you probably know (but just haven't had a good comic idea about yet), in patch 3.0.2 Blizzard, along with majorly buffing pretty much every class in the game, they reduced the damage output of all raid mobs and reduced their HP by 30%.
I have a funny anecdote, regarding this change:

I have already been doing Black Temple for a couple of months in an old guild, but 1 month ago, I had to leave them due to RL issues. When I came back, a week or so ago, I applied to another guild, which was a bit less hardcore.
Before the patch they had only killed the 6th boss in there, Reliquary of Souls. Today, I joined their guild as a trial. We went in, and oneshotted every boss, up to an including RoS, a boss they had previously spent 5 weeks trying to kill.

Then we decided to go on to boss #7, Mother Shahraz, a heavy Shadow Resistance encounter, even though few had shadow res gear ready. We got to her, and I, as the only person there with experience clearing BT, gave them tactics (which they didn't excactly follow) on how to kill her, and we gave it a shot. A oneshot that is. Even though we were hardly prepared, we managed to down her on the first try. Many lols were had over how ridiculously zergy and easy BT had become.

That spawned a funny scenario. Illidan just giving you loot without even trying to kill you. Which gave me the idea for this following comic:

Illidan: Congratulations, you reached the top of Black Temple! Here, have some FREE loot!
Raider: What, you're not even gonna fight us?
Illidan *whispering*: Oh, and don't forget to buy Wrath of the Lich King.

Sorry for the Wall-of-Text introduction. Hope you find my idea funny and worthy of a comic:)

Zexion of Dunemaul EU

Zexion included details about his character in case I wanted to put him in there as the "Raider". So yeah, that's my best guess at Zexion on the left there.

Thanks for the comic suggestion Z and congratulations on your new guilds success. That Burning Crusade Boss Nerf didn't hurt did it? **grins** (Couldn't resist.) Oh and Illidan says, "Don't forget to buy Wrath of the Lich King."

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