Saturday, April 29, 2006

Half the Battle - 3 - Will of the Forsaken

What's "Half the Battle" you ask? Why is this one number 3? Did I miss anything?

All is well. I've simply noticed that the "One Shots" category, created to hold miscellaneous strips, was getting a bit crowded and I wanted to do some more "educational" content, so I made this new category and stuffed the previous "Learn 2 Play" Hunter and Mage strips into it. The sidebar on the right has also been expanded with the new navigation options.

Let the learning, err, continue!

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because I've never played horde but, I simply don't get it...

11:32 PM, April 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe im a little slow to get the joke,but dous the joke mean:'he was running away scaredly from the ghoul,but he simply forgot to activate will of the forsaken,becouse that de-spells all fear effects'?

1:43 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rofl. dont worry title, some ppl get it :)

3:19 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im pretty sure the joke is that he's running away from a "Unholy flesh-eating corpse, risen from the grave" when he is also an "Unholy flesh-eating corpse risen from the grave"...maybe thats just my view though...

3:22 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hehe, good one. Wait a minute...

3:49 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The joke is that most people have all these handy skills but when you're in the heat of the moment you can forget to use them so they don't really help...

In this case the guys is running in fear while he can just dispell it...

PS: I got it and it's funny... END OF STORY!!!

4:08 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too true. I really need to use Lay on Hands... After all I did get the talent for it.

7:26 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you think about it for awhile, its funny, an ungodly flesh eating corpse from the grave is running away from an ungodly flesh eating corpse from the grave

8:20 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Azlana said...

It's so true!

Although, if you use a Nostromo like me, you have another excuse. You can't remember which arcane three-finger simultaneous button press activates the thing. >.>

9:39 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*cough* "posesed" *cough*

10:07 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha this is the best one yet :)

2:10 PM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Charles said...

lmao. For such a simple strip, it's funny on so many levels - thanks for another great entertainer, Tile!

Sigh, anyway, here's what I found funny.

Funny one: He's running in fear. He's afraid of the ghoul because it's an "unholy, flesh-eating corpse, risen from the grave". He is himself an unholy, flesh-eating corpse risen from the grave (another Forsaken racial is "cannabalism" - flesh-eating...).

Funny two: We get a roleplaying insight into *why* WotF dispells fear effects. But it's hilarious that the undead guy was even afraid to start off with - like he had to remember that he is now Undead and it was awfully silly to be afraid of something just because *it* was Undead (in game terms, he had to proc WotF).

Funny three: The strip. The text. The last frame. rofl.

Funny four: All the comments wondering what's so funny...

$0.02

3:51 PM, April 30, 2006  
Blogger Tile said...

Nice exegesis, Charles! Thanks.

5:23 PM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Defrosted said...

As I have played an undead mage for some time now, the ability Will of the Forsken has been a lifesaver a thousand times over...

as for the strip... I laught my a** of, just like all the others have done in the past.

Keep up the good work Mr. Tile. "We" love your strips.

8:09 AM, May 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please never stop my side is splitting! you rawk !

2:02 PM, May 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exegesis? /impressed

Brilliant comic, though, keep 'em coming! I've got a final and a project write-up left to do, and I need more procrastinatory materials!

5:09 PM, May 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was great.

I was a little surprised when I saw all the comments from folks who didn't get it. I guess the joke wasn't as universal as I might have expected. Keep 'em coming.

5:24 PM, May 01, 2006  
Blogger Delaney said...

The realization that you too are an unholy flesh eating corpse IS the racial ability to resist the fear affect. Excellent job putting it into comic form.
"OMG!
OMG!
OMG!"

p.s. yeah, I had to look it up: exegesis

6:24 PM, May 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know why it's funny, you spelt "possessed" wrong in the intro caption.

*Points and ROFLs at Tile*

Just kidding dude! Keep up the good work, even though this particular strip is a little esoteric for my tastes.

2:07 AM, May 02, 2006  
Blogger Tile said...

I did? Holy crap!! Um, I, no I didn't. You just have to, um, reload to get the extra letters.

8:30 AM, May 02, 2006  
Anonymous Hui said...

two peanuts were walking down the road and one of them was assaulted. hahahaha. this one's great too.

6:56 PM, May 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is especially funny to me because as an undead warlock questing in Silverpine/Tirisfal, I'm continually annoyed by the ability of the mobs to resist my Fear.

(Besides the fact that I never manage to remember to use my racials either.)

12:48 AM, May 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. I never remember to use my racials, either. Then again, being a human, I only have one. :P

Hurry up with the next comic, Tile! :) My appetite for more of this hilarity needs quenching! ;)

2:03 PM, May 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished reading all yer comics so far. ROFL these are great! i found them on a link in a realm forum and im going to make a link here in my guild forum as well! keep the material comin!

8:51 AM, May 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do believe that it has to do with game to some extent, like that you always forget to activate the ability, or do it too late.

But I also believe that before you activate WotF your character is scared shitless, running like never before. And if I would be scared shitless I wouldn't suddenly be able to resist my enormous fear, turn around and face the thing.

10:43 AM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about the big undead ghoulie fearing him and he's running away scared until he remembers to drop his racial WotF.

Hilarious no doubt... Undead FTW!!

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