Kiss Your Own Frogs

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the particular quest referenced. While it’s far from the worst indignity Blizzard has subjected its player characters to, when given to a certain of my characters by a certain NPC, it takes on a whole new level of implications. After all, it might be some Draenei courting ritual and he simply doesn’t realize how asking ten thousand year old night elven Priestesses to kiss frogs might not be well recieved. ..then again, he might just be trying to send a message. What is certain is that it’s most definitely going to be detrimental to his chances of getting any.



18 Responses to “Kiss Your Own Frogs”

  1. 1 Ilyara
    January 13, 2010 at 15:30

    I can tell Nhani is going to enjoy the subsequent grovelling >;3

  2. 2 Iasion
    January 13, 2010 at 17:42

    Draenei are into all sorts of crazy, other worldly things. Nhani best know what she’s getting into, lest she ends up suffering buyer’s remorse. ;p

  3. 3 Zharia
    January 13, 2010 at 20:22

    Uh…not to be a bother, but you got a great big gold ad under your post. Is this working as intended? It says
    “Ads by Google
    $4.99/1000G, Full Stock
    Gold is the Same, So Prices Count! Lower than the Lower, 24/7 Delivery

    [edit: removed the URL because we don’t need people accidentally clicking it, since it automatically translated into URL for some reason. -Nhani]

    • 4 Nhani
      January 13, 2010 at 20:42

      This is a.. well.. standard feature (so to speak) of WordPress.com that I’m told is actually quite a rare occurrence – to quote the WordPress.com support forums directly: “WordPress.com itself runs them; they are not supposed to show up for most people, just ones coming from search engines who are not regular WP.com readers.” – obviously I’ve never once seen them myself.

      There is an option to have them removed, but that involves paying for it – it isn’t a huge amount by any stretch, but with how I think this is the second time ever anyone mentioned seeing something like that and how I’d have to pay for both Beyond the Tree and Thoughts for Food.. it seems a little past my economy at present.

      If it keeps reoccurring – especially with gold selling advertisement – then I might have to pay it anyhow, but we’ll see.

      • January 13, 2010 at 22:23

        These things crop up in my AdSense box all the time. I’m not 100% sure how to ban advertisers, and I’m usually more interested in doing other things. So immediately above the AdSense box I have this:

        “Before using any World of Warcraft related services, please read this article. It discusses how gold sellers, power leveling services, and hacked accounts are related. Also read the Terms of Use with special attention to Article 11, and the End-User License Agreement with special attention to Article 2, Section B. While use of gold-selling and power-leveling services does not expressly violate either the way providing them does, Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to terminate the accounts of anyone who does so regardless.”

        • 6 Nhani
          January 13, 2010 at 22:58

          The thing on my end is that I technically don’t have an AdSense box – from what I understand it’s something that can sometimes randomly appear for people who don’t have a WordPress.com account, aren’t regular wordpress.com visitors and got here via Google.

          Supposedly, very few people ever get to see it; I’ve never once seen it appear myself (due to the above reasons, most likely). This is only the second time I’ve heard anyone mentioning they see anything like that, so I’d forgotten there was even a possibility.

          • 7 Ilyara
            January 14, 2010 at 00:45

            I use Firefox and see no ads at all ^.^

          • 8 Synchronizor
            January 15, 2010 at 12:23

            I don’t have a WordPress.com account, and I’ve never seen an ad on this site. Using Google searches to navigate to the site as well as this particular post also revealed no ads. I’m running Google Chrome, so maybe that’s blocking them somehow.

            I know other sites similar to WordPress allow admins to ban ads from certain advertisers if they consider them inappropriate or unsafe in some way. I don’t know if WordPress offers this option, but if they do, it could be a way for you to keep gold-seller ads from showing up through whatever the coincidental mechanism is that makes them visible, without requiring you to pay to have ads removed entirely.

            • 9 Nhani
              January 15, 2010 at 13:23

              Actually, Google Chrome should technically make things worse as while the latest revisions of Chromium – the project upon which Google Chrome is based – supports Ad Blocking, the Chrome browser hasn’t updated to include these features; speculation says this would be because then Googles’ own browser might block Googles’ own ads.

              There are, however, other browsers built on the Chromium project (such as SRWare Iron) that includes the ad-blocking additions.

              As for WordPress.. the only option is an opt-out option to prevent the occasional, very rarely appearing advertisement from appearing at all that involves paying them for the privilege. Technically, the advertisement isn’t even supposed to be there except for very rare occasions, so there’s basically no control over how, when or where it appears save for the paid opt-out option.

  4. 10 saila aka wester
    January 14, 2010 at 16:54

    going to say addblock plus user Ilyara?

  5. 12 Ragefury
    January 14, 2010 at 23:56

    I can actually imagine what they’re saying on that picture…

    Nhani: You want a kiss? Here you go. *grins*

    Colosos: What the…?

  6. 13 Moltrazahn
    January 15, 2010 at 05:13

    I thought Nhani allready had a date with a Draenei paladin or guard *scrathes head* though as i recall he is white!

    • 14 Nhani
      January 15, 2010 at 09:57

      Yes, well – Blizzard changed him from his more handsome Paladin origins into an enhance Shaman in the same patch they introduced the argent tournament instances. I liked him better as a paladin, but I suspect Blizzard have larger concerns than simply catering to my amusement.

      • 15 Moltrazahn
        January 17, 2010 at 07:41

        Ah, well… if your allowed to reroll now and then im sure he can aswell :). Besides prehaps he is telling you that “I liked you the other way better, but FINE if thats how it is!” ^^ But alas, love conquers all… in most cases 😛

  7. January 15, 2010 at 16:09

    I hate that Questline with a fury of a thousand suns.
    Honestly i would grab my own q-giver, punch her/him Ko, drag him/her to said lake and throw her in it.
    As a matter of fact let those knights find their own damned legendary weapons, i had to find mine >.>
    Bloody knights all got two day left till retirement in icecrown citadel anyway…

  8. January 15, 2010 at 16:57

    Why do we even bother doing those quests so the ‘Knights’ can get their legendary swords?
    Let them kiss those frogs or collect flowers or whatever, they’re all two days left untill retirement anyway.

  9. January 22, 2010 at 02:19

    The only thing that comes to mind is Peter Gabriel’s “Kiss that Frog”.

    Other than that, I got nothing.

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