April Fools' 2011 - We Won't Forget You, Crabby
Yet another April Fools' Day has come and gone softly into the night, leaving in its wake a bunch of jokes and rumors. This year seemed tame to the previous one, where we heard about everything from top guilds merging to aquariums being added, but sometimes tame is good--especially where being pranked is concerned. All in all, there were still some great jokes around the WoW community to be found and fun to be had.
Some of our favorites were:
told us about a newly implemented companion loyalty
. I mean, as Breanni puts it, Hunter pet loyalty is gone--but where exactly did it go?
A guild some of you may have heard of, Paragon,
came up with an elaborate guide to an encounter involving a certain Firelord you may also have heard of
Wings of Chaos and Divine Wings
made us sad when we realized they weren't
introduced their own authenticator
Blizzard, as always, reigned supreme with their multiple jokes that were elaborate and well done.
Fake patch notes made us love Blizzard even more
Crabby was essentially the best idea ever
. We're still waiting to see when he'll return, because judging from the official forums, he was more than a hit. Not to be outdone, of course,
Duskwood also got a dungeon
Naturally, we here at Wowhead had our own jokes. We started softly with introducing
, our little nod to the community and their trolling ways that we love to hate (or is it hate to love?). We enjoyed watching you try to figure out what the algorithm was and basked in our over nine thousand superiority that blue posters had.
Then we went for a bigger joke: "
." Hopefully it made you laugh. The whole staff had fun with this joke and planning it, especially our graphic designer who came up with logo after logo before we decided to go back to the basics instead of being
obvious. (Also, yes, Ashelia knows what Rift are and no, Miyari does not beat her despite what the thread of comments said.)
Finally, we wrapped it all up with
a rumor about armor dyes and Delicia Fay
. This one was probably our most controversial prank and we're sorry for anyone who feels duped or let down; the joke was spurred by an overwhelming desire to have dyes in the game and a love for Felicia Day's contributions to the geeky world. While you could argue it was unfair to get people's hopes up about further customization options in WoW, that wasn't the intention at all. We just wanted to give you something mildly believable, easily proven false (just log onto the PTR!), and also shine some of the spotlight on dyes with the hopes that it makes the idea topical again. It's fallen to the wayside recently and that's a shame. It's also a shame that Paris Hilton has her own NPC and celebrities like Felicia don't. Special thanks for this one go to
The Guild for playing along
(we told Felicia in advance, don't worry, we're not
cruel) as well as to Perculia, our newest volunteer. She was dedicated enough to spend way too much time in Booty Bay, trying to get the perfect combination with the
and planning outfits the characters.
All in all, we hope you enjoyed this April Fools' Day. If you didn't, take minor consolation in that it's only one day a year--and that Crabby is there for you. Always.
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