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The saddest thing ever - WOW Radio!!

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I'm at work right now and the guy I work with next to me is listening to - - - World of Warcraft radio - - -
It's the saddest bloody thing ever. A radio station talking about a bloody game...what to be, the best character, what to do...Oh my god!!

It's one thing to play the game that sucks all your life away, but to listen to a bunch of saddo nerds talking about the best way to play...well call me whatever you like, but Jesus this is sad beyond all sadness.

Here's a link

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EDIT: I've now lost the will to live!!!!


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Reminds me of a sketch on Jay Leno back when Episode 1 debuted. He was showing products for the Star Wars fans waiting in line, and one of those was a cereal box with a nerdy kid on the box, called "GET A LIFE!!!"
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Warcraft radio? I thought you meant some awful Christain rock radio station/compilation CD series

Let’s face it, Gary Kurtz was purged

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World of Warcraft radio is my favorite radio station! Don't diss it until you've heard it. It really is quite entertaining. You'd never guess that a radio station about a real time stratergery game could be such an interesting and educational tool. You can learn so many great things about life, the universe, and... well... practically everything from that radio station.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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Originally posted by: C3PX
You can learn so many great things about life, the universe, and... well... practically everything from that radio station.


I think most of us already know the answer to that one.

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Originally posted by: HotRod
I'm at work right now and the guy I work with next to me is listening to - - - World of Warcraft radio - - -
It's the saddest bloody thing ever. A radio station talking about a bloody game...what to be, the best character, what to do...Oh my god!!



It's one thing to play the game that sucks all your life away, but to listen to a bunch of saddo nerds talking about the best way to play...well call me whatever you like, but Jesus this is sad beyond all sadness.



I'm sorry I've just had to compose myself due to laughing my arse off at the irony of someone posting on the 'Fight for Original Trilogy DVD' forums, with almost 2000 posts, calling other people nerds over the internet. No offense to your site or those who post it, but you sir specifically.. well...

I have an image macro for this occassion.

http://www.markbyte.co.uk/pot.jpg

For other references please see dictionary definitions : Irony, hypocrisy, people in glass houses, and rofl.



EDIT: I've now lost the will to live!!!!


No please keep talking! There are still a few of my braincells that you haven't murdered with stupidity.

Thanks for the free referrals by the way! You have contributed to an organisation which is significantly more successful and well-respected than this one <3 Jedi Master Hotrod.

TB - WoW Radio Owner, and a far better geek than you will ever be.

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Whoa, HotRod, you offended this poor geek who thinks you are more of a geek than he is. I guess he hasn't looked around to see that we post very little about SW around here. And that you have been a member since 2003, a hell of a lot longer than World of Warcraft has been out. Or noticed the picture of your son, which proves you have your life dedicated to better things than this site.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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Sadly, anyone can breed, this is not a badge of achievement, most of the time it is a monumental failure (which is why the world is full of idiots). A failure is what he will also be if he teaches his son intolerance, biggotry and hypocrisy in the manner of which he now demonstrates Needlessly slandering someone elses hardwork, which 100s of 1000s of people have gained enjoyment out of, is about as childish as one can get. Let's face it, the cause you lot followed was hardly the best use of your time ever either, but you didn't see us come along and slag you off for it. Guess it's a case of do as I say, but not as I do aye?

Y'see little ones, this is the internet. You'd have to be incredibly insecure to give a damn about 'being a nerd' on it. There's 8 million people playing WoW. It's practically mainstream. The old tired stereotypes are falling to the ground and this should be something that you yourselves, who are considered nerds by the rest of the world should be very glad of. To the rest of the world, every single soul who posts on this forum is a geek, a nerd and any number of other, more vile words. By daring to criticise the work of others, you simply prove yourselves no better than they. As one might put it, good game..

The only interest I have in keeping this thread going is for the free referrals we're getting from it, earns us some advertising cash and of course the distant and out-there hope that you might see the hypocrisy within your own posting, and this is a good thing

TB.
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Why is a radio station about warcraft such a sad thing?
Theres 8 million people playing it and im sure theres that number of people or even more who own all of or some of the Star Wars Trilogy so why are they total nerds for talking about something 8 million people enjoy?
There Star Wars Podcasts around that are good, does a site based on Star Wars think there a bunch of nerds aswell?
Theres podcasts out there about way more stupid things than Warcraft and even ACTUAL TV channels (Wine TV i found last week :s)

Also just to pull out the Star Wars thing, wouldnt it of been called sad that Geoge Lucas spent all day writing storys about aliens insetad of getting a real directing job on something that would of been guarenteed to make money?
So why would someone wanting to do a radio show about Warcraft as a job be any different? It may not having be 'your life dedicated to better things' but most things in life come from not doing better things with your life, just look at cartoonists :s
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"Y'see little ones, this is the internet. You'd have to be incredibly insecure to give a damn about 'being a nerd' on it. There's 8 million people playing WoW. It's practically mainstream."

Agreed. We were flamed, oh well, these things happen. It doesn't do any good whatsoever to start ranting and raving about their inadequacy just because they have a different point of view on the idea of an internet radio station dedicated to the World of Warcraft. We really are a niche, not some mainstream station that the general populous knows and accepts. - Cadwallion

Not only were you so insecure that you did give a damn, but another admin at your own site apparently doesn't agree with you in regards to the "mainstream" idea you seem to espouse (I don't see nearly as many WOW references in popular entertainment as SW references, but that's just me.) That guy seems a lot more level-headed, and not nearly as miffed, as you are. I might add, also, that you brought the fight here. You should have taken his advice.

Then again, it's apparently your radio station, so a personal, emotional response is to be expected. I'm sure we can expect more in regards to this post as well, all hidden behind the "more attention for me and my website" charade. Here's a tip: get a puppy.

And "Little ones"? LOL. So much for dropping stereotypes. Too bad we can't live in a world where people can have a difference of opinion - oops, except for Cadwallion, that is. I hope he doesn't lose his posting privileges for that breach of solidarity.

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Oh, and Fluffy said:

has recently consisted of nothing more than whining about the release not being in anamorphic widescreen (which I found quite odd, because surely if you want the original, you cannot then want it improved with anamorphic widescreen, which was not in the original print


Since I don't want to be a member of your website, you might want to pass this link along from the Star Wars website :

Limited Edition Framed Film Cell from Star Wars: A New Hope

Manufacturer: Rye by Post
Release Date: 01 Apr 2005
MSRP: 69.99 USD
Country: United States

Description:
Capture a moment in cinematic history with a limited edition set of film cells from Star Wars: A New Hope. Each strip of 35mm film features four uncut frames from an anamorphic print of A New Hope , complete with sprocket holes and optical sound strip. Each film cell is unique--no two are exactly alike--and comes in a limited edition size of 1000.

Paired with the striking Star Wars Style "D" poster artwork, each film cell is mounted with a transparent back to allow for illumination from behind. Display in front of a window or simply hold it up to a light source to bring the film cell imagery to life. Both poster artwork and film cell are matted in an 8x10 inch frame, with title and edition number denoted on a metallic plaque. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Link

I'd hate to see someone going around making clear their ignorance of Star Wars and theatrical terms in general, and on your own boards, no less.
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JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Holy crap! We are being invaded by the World of Warcraft radio station people!

How the hell did you people even find this place? This is pretty funny. I am wondering how many of you folks are going to raid this place and claim we are nerdier than you. HotRod just thought it was kind of dumb, so sue the poor guy. My comment about him having a son was to say that he is raising a kid, meaning he obviously spends his time on things more worthy than playing a video game all day and filling in the gaps between gaming sessions with listening to a radio station about it or posting all day about a sci-fi movie from the late 70s. I also mentioned that his 2000 posts came from being a member since 2003. He had well over three years of wasting probably less than ten minutes a day at this website. How many hours have you played Warcraft this week?

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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"and claim we are nerdier than you."

Actually, TB claims to be "geekier than thou". Apparently, he is feeling insecure because we are stealing his thunder. Our apologies.

"How many minutes have you not played Warcraft this week?"

Fixed.
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Dont know why such a fuss has been made about this.
If someone at this warcraft station insulted this site then we'd go over and say they were wrong and ask why should you insult a site over the internet and its the same with then.
Its just peoples opinions so we dont need to cause a big fuss over it on either side.
Dont really think that this warcraft station is mainstream either but i dont think the petition has been either (i know i came across it by accident) so why does there need to be an argument over either site?
Anyway hope this doesnt get out of hand, its just forum posts on the internet, its not like Hotrod came over and hit this Total guy or the other way round, its just peoples opinions.
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi


Not only were you so insecure that you did give a damn, but another admin at your own site apparently doesn't agree with you in regards to the "mainstream" idea you seem to espouse (I don't see nearly as many WOW references in popular entertainment as SW references, but that's just me.) That guy seems a lot more level-headed, and not nearly as miffed, as you are. I might add, also, that you brought the fight here. You should have taken his advice.


When someone slanders your work, it is the natural reaction to go and mount a defense. Since the original post was so mindnumbingly retarded, especially from a supposed father and I quote 'The saddest thing ever!'.

Yeah you see my staff are actually allowed to be open-minded and express their own opinions. They can disagree with my point of view all they like and react as they wish, either way they don't resort to slandering someone elses hard-work so it's all good in my book.


Then again, it's apparently your radio station, so a personal, emotional response is to be expected. I'm sure we can expect more in regards to this post as well, all hidden behind the "more attention for me and my website" charade. Here's a tip: get a puppy.


Irrelevant blitherings and nothing practical I see, unfortunate. Just points out the flaws in trying to justify flaming other people's work.


And "Little ones"? LOL. So much for dropping stereotypes. Too bad we can't live in a world where people can have a difference of opinion - oops, except for Cadwallion, that is. I hope he doesn't lose his posting privileges for that breach of solidarity.


Oh please. Don't try and pretend that you actually know how the structure of our organisation operates. No-one is forcing anyone on my staff to think in any particular way. Unsurprisingly, other staff members who also put a lot of effort into putting out free entertainment for people at the cost of their own time and money, were rather upset about the whole thing. They don't particularly like to see people slandering their good name, as would anyone IRL. How you can possibly justify that is beyond me. However they have chosen not to post and let me take all the flak as per usual. Which is fine by me, if I can protect my staff, and hold the moral highground in this purile example of hypocrisy from posters on your forum then I'm all for it.

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Oh, and Fluffy said:

has recently consisted of nothing more than whining about the release not being in anamorphic widescreen (which I found quite odd, because surely if you want the original, you cannot then want it improved with anamorphic widescreen, which was not in the original print


Since I don't want to be a member of your website, you might want to pass this link along from the Star Wars website :

Limited Edition Framed Film Cell from Star Wars: A New Hope

Manufacturer: Rye by Post
Release Date: 01 Apr 2005
MSRP: 69.99 USD
Country: United States

Description:
Capture a moment in cinematic history with a limited edition set of film cells from Star Wars: A New Hope. Each strip of 35mm film features four uncut frames from an anamorphic print of A New Hope , complete with sprocket holes and optical sound strip. Each film cell is unique--no two are exactly alike--and comes in a limited edition size of 1000.

Paired with the striking Star Wars Style "D" poster artwork, each film cell is mounted with a transparent back to allow for illumination from behind. Display in front of a window or simply hold it up to a light source to bring the film cell imagery to life. Both poster artwork and film cell are matted in an 8x10 inch frame, with title and edition number denoted on a metallic plaque. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Link

I'd hate to see someone going around making clear their ignorance of Star Wars and theatrical terms in general, and on your own boards, no less.


I'll point out his mistake. Though I do not see even him rubbishing your site as 'the saddest thing ever!', or various other childish remarks involving copious use of the word 'nerd'.


And to answer the point of how we even found you guys. This thread gave us a good number of referrals which our advertising tracker picked up on. All publicity is good publicity after all, despite how many insults are hurled in the process.

TB.
http://www.wcradio.com - Geekier than thou
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
"and claim we are nerdier than you."

"How many minutes have you not played Warcraft this week?"

Fixed.


And since when was that actually an insult?

'How many minutes have you spent indulging in your hobby this week?' Hmm

TB.
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"Dont really think that this warcraft station is mainstream either but i dont think the petition has been either (i know i came across it by accident) so why does there need to be an argument over either site?"

Actually, the "argument" about whether or not WOW is mainstream is between TB and one of his admins. No one here even brought it up originally. Be careful whose feet you are laying blame at.

"its just forum posts on the internet, its not like Hotrod came over and hit this Total guy or the other way round, its just peoples opinions."

Actually, it is the other way around. TB can dress up his remarks all he wants, but they are, ultimately, condescending, which is why we're all having a good laugh at his expense.

"Though I do not see even him rubbishing your site as 'the saddest thing ever!', or various other childish remarks involving copious use of the word 'nerd'."

Semantics. He's obviously not portraying it in a good light, due to the even more obvious fact that he took offense to this thread. But we see what we want to see, don't we? I think Go-mer-tonic would fit in well at your site.

I'm sure if I bothered to take the time, I'd find many more threads and posts of equally negative responses creating unnecessary segregation between various social groups. Coming here and pretending that your site is a beacon of solidarity gave me as good a laugh as this thread must have given you.

"And to answer the point of how we even found you guys. This thread gave us a good number of referrals which our advertising tracker picked up on."

Considering how closely the timing of your and Thatotherguy's first post coincides with the "Star Wars Kid" thread (itself not a positive remark), I highly doubt that.

"And since when was that actually an insult?"

Actually, it was a joke.

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And I've not watched a SW film in a long, long time. Well over a few years now. There are other things that "SW" fans can discuss besides "SW". You did notice that this thread is in the "Off Topic" forum? Surely, not all the threads at your boards are all-WOW-encompassing, or did I just give you a new idea?
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Meh, if insulting other peoples work is what the off topic forum is about, it doesnt suprise me that it was a non postivite link from the site that got people over here.
I do infact listen to wow radio and i just came over to give my view, and was not asked to do so by anyone at the station .
I dont see why someone should set up a thread just blatently insulting a site, but i also dont see why such a small community (whos own members seem to admit to only using it as a forum and not for the reason it was made) could warrent such a big responce becasue it will serve no purpose.
I just think that if you just outright insult people or something it doesnt mater if you insult them back or make a positive, or no responce atall, someones started it off with an insult so thats what the trouble is and thats what leads to all this stuff happening and it doesnt need to.
You obviosuly dont like the way TB's replyed, so leave it. He can defend his work all he likes but you dont actually have to have any responce becasue it was started here, he never insulted the site and even if he did your not the creator of this site so dont have anything to defend, so he's the one who should reply if he wants to, because he was 'called out' first with the insult of the site and its staff and listeners.
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"and was not asked to do so by anyone at the station."

I never said this was the case. My point was that it wasn't solely due to marketing numbers or web hits that brought you guys over here. I don't know of anyone here who was drawn to this site due to following the almighty dollar.

"a small community (whos own members seem to admit to only using it as a forum and not for the reason it was made)"

LOL...it's been here for quite a few years now, and has grown since it was created. There are still boards for discussing the films, themselves, but this thread doesn't belong in them, for obvious reasons. Again, apparently unlike the WOW boards, we have found other venues to discuss, since we are multifaceted people in this regard. If you find this to be a bad thing, you are more than welcome to ask the mods to delete your account.

Have fun discussing nothing but "WOW" at WOWradio.
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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Ok fair enough, i just dont see why this started out as an insult of the station and needed so many other invovled in the sides defences.
Although that last comment and this one is kinda kicking myself , but this was between HotRod and TB, so theres not much point in anyone else getting involed, but like you said the off topic forum is for discussion of anything so if people wanna discuss it im fine with it.
Just still cant understand why insulting someones station and staff is needed in the first place but then would be the start of some sort of challange as to 'who can outpost who' with people getting involed who dont need to (myself included).

Anyway, i like WoW Radio and this site seems very good aswell, so i dont see why there needs to be too big a deal, nobody has insulted this site, and although this whole thing did start with and insult of wow radio, this isnt exactly gonna break the listenership in two or drive away the wow players from listening, cos people enjoy both sites and this doesnt need to cause a big deal for either.
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"this is between HotRod and TB"

I have said it before I will say it again, HotRod has better things to do (like taking care of his kid, working to provide for his kid, spending quality father son time with his kid) than defend himself from an attack by some (very, very, very sensitive) guy who somehow tracked this site down and started violently insulting him for posting his OPINION on this guys radio station. HotRod probably hasn't even been back around here yet to see how his thread has progressed.

Personally, I find the humor of this situation overwhelming. I would have never imagined something like this to happen. HotRod didn't aim anything directly at you, he just found the whole thing amusing and though he would share it with some of his friends. You are the one who somehow found out about it and game in here guns blazing (oops, sorry. Battle axes swinging, right?)

I am not quite sure what you are trying to achieve here, perhaps you don't realize most of us are from countries which support freedom of speech and everyones right to their own opinions, apparently you are not, or don't realize that you shouldn't take others opinions so hard. Please stick around guys, we are loving this. But if you do stick around we would ask that you keep your nonsense confined to this thread. Also, the personal attacks insulting HotRod's fathering ability are pretty low. Let's try to keep matters above the belt shall we?

And otherguy, to address your last comment about this being between HotRod and Bisquick. I will contact HotRod and tell him to have his pistols ready at dawn. Make sure your man Biscuit knows that we do our dueling out in front of the saloon in this town.

Sorry this is becoming such a long post, but wouldn't you guys rather be spending your Saturday playing WOW or listening to the radio or something?

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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GEEK WAR '07

Alrighty guys, here is my take. We are all either Star Wars geeks or WOW nerds, either way it is all in good fun. Although, I do tend to think that a WHOLE station based on WOW is kind of odd, I mean I've never seen a Mario, Gears of War, Zelda, or Halo station before. I do think the guys at WOW are being too overly sensative, I mean, they should realize that they are playing to a niche market and not everyone will be into it. Just like Star Wars plays on a niche market as well, but Star Wars is well rooted and has generations of fans from the last 30 years at least. Maybe WOW will still be played 30 years from now and have just as much a rooted following as Star Wars, who knows. Either way, who cares.
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Originally posted by: TotalBitch
...they don't resort to slandering someone elses hard-work...


Ooh, hosting a radio station about playing a video game...SUCH hard work.

When you finally get a real job, then you can bitch all you want about other people slandering your work.

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You should get your facts straight before trying to start a forum war.

1. WoW radio is not just an internet radio station about a game, it is a community, run by staff who care about their fans and are very active in their own community.

2. If you don't like WoW, then don't listen, and don't bother anyone. No one wants to hear you whine about something, when it can be easily avoided by you just shutting up. Frankly, I think HotRod is the most childish person I've ever come across.

3. And lastly, you can't beat TB in a forum war. Ever.

Kudos to you TB for getting all the extra promotion from this,

The Podcaster formerly known as Hotar.
Geek is the now! Live with it!
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Originally posted by: PaulG

2. If you don't like WoW, then don't listen, and don't bother anyone. No one wants to hear you whine about something, when it can be easily avoided by you just shutting up.


You all should really heed your own advice, if you don't like what a thread has to say, don't read it. It was a simple harmless thread detailing the odd fact that a game has reached such hieghts that it warrants it's own station, besides this thread would have died within a couple days had you WOW folks had not taken it so personal and decided to write comebacks constantly. It is almost getting the point of your being trollers.