What am I looking at?

You might wonder what it is that you are seeing right now.
Well, it’s actually quite easy.
I enjoy World of Warcraft.
I enjoy Politcs.
I enjoy Religion.
I enjoy my Job.
So, i’m writing about everything that I enjoy.
If you are hoping to find a good resource for WoW, then you will probably want one of the blogs my wife writes for.
Anything else is gonna be hit or miss. It’s mostly random, mostly angry, and really makes almost no sense when bundled together.
I hope you consider my rants to be even a little worth listening to.

-Garen

You’re doing it wrong

I was torn on what to title this post, so I have decided to use them both. I proudly present:

 

WORDS IN WOW THAT ANGER ME

Or

YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!

 

I do not consider myself to be a scholar by any means, however, there are a number of words that just anger me when people decide to either not pronounce them properly, or just don’t give a rats behind.

 

I intend to show you how you are, in fact, doing it wrong.

 

I give you the following:

 

-MEDIVH-

Medivh is the guy who let the horde into Azeroth. Some people consider him to be a pretty irritating guy. Others think he payed for his mistake in Warcraft III when he setup the whole Mt. Hyjal thing with Thrall and Jaina.

The reason that this word pisses me off so much is because people do not pronounce it correctly. In written type, the name Medivh can be butchered to no end. However, if you have game sounds turned on, or have played Warcraft 3 or Warcraft 2, then you know the truth.

It is not “Med Vuh”.

It is not “Mee duh vuh”.

It is not  “Med Eee Vee”.

The proper pronunciation is “Meh-Deeve”

The next time someone screws this up, smack them, kick them from the guild, educate them, then publicly ridicule them on the realm forums.

 

-SHATTRATH-

Shattrath is the city of refugees that is stuck in the corner of Terokkar forest. You can’t PvP there, but you can throw yourself from the aldor rise and successfully kill yourself.

The reason that this work pisses me off so much is again, pronunciation. I look at this word and see something very simple. Let’s do a breakdown. Shall we?

 

SHATTRATH

SHATT – RATH

 

People call this city “Shatt” for short. It’s easier. It has a good flow to it. People enjoy doing it. So, tell me, how the hell do these same well educated people look at this work and see Shatharuh city?

That’s right, “Shath-uh-ruh”.

WHAT THE HELL!?

The next time someone screws this up, smack them, kick them from the guild, educate them, then publicly ridicule them on the realm forums.

 

-DALARAN-

This is a reletivily new one that pisses me off. The city has been in the game since day one. However, people have only recently begun to butcher the name. Blizzard uses the Long “A” sound, the short “A” sound, and the “Uh” sound for “A’s” all the time. The trick is knowing when to use what.

So, lets look at this word.

Dalaran.

I’ll give you a hint. There are who long A’s and an UH.

The proper pronunciation is as follows.

DAL. That’s like “HAL” from A space odyssey: 2001.

UH. That’s like “Uh, wut?”

RAN. Like…. Ran. If you try and read too deep into that one, you need kicked in the back of the knee.

Don’t say it like you are English, or Australian, or a Kiwi, or any other breathy sounding nationality. That is, unless you really ARE one of those nationality, then it just sounds awesome! Seriously, ask an Australian to say “Water”. It’s great! But like I was saying…

It’s an AAAH. Kinda like your screaming. If you don’t understand me yet, get in my vent server and I’ll say it for you. REPETEDLY!

 

-REAGENT-

This one makes me want to claw my eyes out.

It’s a Re-“A”-gent.

Not a rEEjent.

Not a rEE”g”ent.

It’s a  RE “A” GENT.

RAWR!

 

-ROGUE-

Last time I checked, Blizzard had an age limit to play this game (I could be wrong), but I’m pretty sure you should kinda have some knowledge of how to spell if you are going to use the chat function.

I’m going to be blunt here, I apologize in advance.

ROGUE = Sneaky thief guy who can sap, steal, and pops lock boxes. Usually picked last for groups.

ROUGE = Powdery make up that some women put on their faces so that rich guys will buy them food so that boobs can be squeezed!

Got it?

You screw it up again and I’ll kick you in the shin so hard your dog will limp from sympathy.

 

-SCHOLOMANCE-

Scholomance was a school of magic before the invasion of the horde and the arrival of the scourge. Back in Vanilla WoW, a lot of players complained about Scholomance simply because it was a pain in the butt to get any good gear out of there for your specific class. This meant that EVERYONE was running the place. Since everyone was running the place, a lot of people were pronouncing it wrong. This is why I hate this word. Now, I don’t REALLY hate it. I like this word a lot when it is pronounced properly. It makes me smile. But when it gets butchered… I just want to SCREAM!

Scholomance. Everyone gets the “MANCE” part right. Kudos to everyone for that.

But, the Scholo is the part that makes me cringe.

SCH can make a “SH” sound in some cases. But, not in this one.

The SCH makes the SK sound that you get from the word School.

The scholo (being a school after all) almost sounds like school when pronounced properly, but it is actually…

SKO-LOW-MANCE.

Easy, right?

Right!

 

There are a few other words in WoW that really anger me, but I have chosen to not chronicle them at this time. If you feel the need to get into vent with me, I’ll be happy to discuss words and such. But right now, this is a good starter.

DON’T SCREW THEM UP! Or I’ll kick you from the guild, educate you, then ridicule you on the forums!