I feel like I am partially to blame for the creation of Cataclysm, because way back then, I had made the suggestion to allow flying in Azeroth.
People were all over that thread. "LOL NO WAI LEIK DEY HAF 2 REDESINE ALL OF DA WORLDZ N NO WAI IS DEY GOAN DO DAT DOODLI DOO DAA DEY MY OH MY WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY" and what not.
And then, I spoke words once again. Words that would rock der worldz forever more.
"Well, then maybe they should redesign the world."
The air died. Silence of sudden realization settled in, and but one fart was heard. A nervous, reality-check fart. A sudden, oh-my-god-I-get-it-now, eyes-wide-open breaking of the wind.
So who farted? To this day, no one knows.
After people recollected their thoughts and settled down emotionally, I received a call later that day from Blizzard on my personal wireless telephone with picture and interwebs capabilities:
"SIR! YOU are a genius! In fact, you are THE genius! We never thought of that! We already have another expansion in the works, but we would just like you and your all-seeing mind to know that we will be acting on your wise words on the NEXT expansion".
I was all like rofl get on that. Cancel WOTLK and just do the re-design expansion now.
I even suggested they call it "World of Warcraft: 2012", themed on the destruction of the world, giving them an excuse to redesign Azeroth. This was before the movie 2012 had been announced, of course.
Blizzard rep was all "lol dood I think there's a movie in the making. But we'll think of a name I s'posin so."
So I said "lol k rofl l8s trashman"
And here we are, about to fly in Azeroth, all because of me.
YOU'RE WELCOME ROFL L8S TRASHMEN.
Sincerely yours, and hers, but not his,
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