WTF... most of these were blantantly obvious, but the one about the dyes was just too far. I've been contemplating going to EQ since they do allow customization, but that post about dyes really started to change my mind! now I think I will make the switch since even a company that is directly involved with blizz wants to take something that they know fans want and use it to play an april fools "joke" knowing damn well its highly believeable
This is EXACTLY why I hate April Fools Day. Stupid pranks that aren't funny! I was trying not to let myself get worked up about the dyes, but it didn't work.Thank you for FINALLY coming clean.Lighten up Francis.
I love the MMO fool's day tradition. It's just plain fun.This was a pretty good fool's day, overall. Blizzard's patch notes were epic.The official SWTOR and Guild Wars 2 sites had some pretty good ones, too.
A successful April Fools joke is a little more believable and fits well into the context of the previous week. I don't believe even one single WoW-related April Fools joke was even remotely believable. On the other hand, my wife pranked everyone on her Facebook friends by telling them I got arrested in relation to a (bogus) civil protection order and a custody battle we're currently waging. So many people got owned...
I have to say that i really enjoyed the pranks this year. Anyone who was not in fits of laughter at the patch 4.1.11 notes needs a humor check. lol Thanks Rift...er...Wowhead for giving me more to giggle about yesterday.
Your analogy falls apart when you consider that Blizzard themselves have stated in the past that armour dyes are not going to happen. (I can't find the citation to back that up, but I know it was in one of their Q&A sessions from about a year ago; possibly a Twitter-based one.)No offense, but you mean like when they said that you would never fly in the Old World?Or you would never be able to change a toon's race?Or faction?Or...Get my point? Blizzard, in the 5+ years I've been playing this silly game, has said a lot of nevers that they went back and said "well, on second/third/fiftieth thought....IDK, I thought the dye joke was a little mean. Too many comments immediately saying "this better be real, or else," proving how badly people wanted this, and conversely, how much people would be hurt or pissed off when it was revealed it was a joke.All I'm saying is never say "well, Blizz said it ain't gonna happen, so it ain't.."
Yeah fooling about the dyes was not cool :\"
I was just reading those fake patch notes, when Crabby popped up and said "I'm commander Crabby, and this is my favorite forum on the website!"Can't... stop... laughing...
Oh my god. Stop your whining, it's not a big deal. I think they were excellently executed pranks, that were way more believable than other ones I've seen online. It's a great tradition I look forward to every year, and If you don't like it, mark your calendar on the 1st every year and don't leave your house. Good job to Wowhead and Blizzard.
Good job :) I used to have to do this too- my friends knew I was REALLY into April Fool's, so I would have to set up a decoy joke, and then sneak in the real joke. Well played.
Wait, you mean I don't get to leap through time and space on my Warrior and go 300% faster? Or eat paste and take naps on my Shaman? WTF!I want naps dammit! and a Juice Box!
... I hate all of you. Very, very dearly for this...
The only one that had me curious was the Felicia Day/dyes one, that one is a shame. If the Red Shirt Guy can get an NPC, Felicia surely should! Oh did you guys see Big Bang Theory's episode Thursday about WoW? I want a battle ostrich!
Next year say Blizzard will implement player housing.
Unfortunately, I probably won't forget Crabby any time soon. That yammering bisque will most likely be stuck in my memory for altogether too long.*shudder*That said: if it hadn't been for the date, the armor dyes would have probably garnered a snarky comment from me about who was copying whom. The forum credibility thing made me say, "Hey, that's actually a good ide...oh, wait." Rifthead I could take or leave.And in regards to pranks: can't forget Petopia. In case anyone missed, they said that worgen and tauren would be tamable as "dogs." (Among other things. The part about basilisks was downright cruel.)
I notice that The Guild's facebook post thanks Blizzard rather than Wowhead. What a bunch of wagglemaggers.
next years prank, homes in wow! buy a home in any major city, decorate it with herbs, skins, and "trophys" achieve pnts will now also give trophys for the homes.......YES.p.s. the dye joke was tough to take but once i saw that the dyes were like 500g ea i was like eff that anyway. xD
ItemsAll items have had a 65-100% reduction in Fun.So true.
The only thing I was bothered by was Crabby. Not that the idea was bad, but the implementation was such that it wasn't a joke so much as an irritating impediment to using the WoW forums. I couldn't navigate through my characters (past those that already showed in the drop-down list) and his constant whistling and popping up new word-balloons that obscured the screen just got to be too much. Yes, I know he was supposed to be a parody of "Clippy", but once that point was made, it was just a pain in the neck.Worse, it gave forum trolls a chance to condescendingly tell you how bad you were if you were bothered by it, since they supposedly weren't (the most sophomoric weapon in the troll's arsenal-- the fact that you "don't care" about something has absolutely no bearing on whether I should or not). So Blizz's "joke" was not only irritating, it actually promoted the forum trolling that Blizz has supposedly been so intent on quelling. As did their deleting threads that were critical of it.Had they simply provided a way to toggle him on/off (as "Clippy" had) everything would've been fine. Instead I had to AddBlock him.Oh well, I'm sure next year's jokes will be better.
Crabby on battle.net is insanely cute! I want him to always be there and tell me nonsense.