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World of Warcraft Comes to South Park 109

lmd writes "The first episode of South Park Season 10 is this Wednesday, October 4, at 10:00 PM Eastern/Pacific Time on Comedy Central. It will be called "Make Love, Not Warcraft". A sneak peek in Quicktime and DivX is available." Flash version of the blurb courtesy of Kotaku.
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World of Warcraft Comes to South Park

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  • by dtfinch ( 661405 ) *
    Normally, posting a direct link to a large movie file would result in immediate slashdotting. Maybe I was just beat the rush.
  • Well, I'll say one thing for them. They put enough bandwidth behind the site that the video downloaded without any delays. Go ahead, watch the Quicktime version.

  • Noooooo.... (Score:5, Funny)

    by RuBLed ( 995686 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @12:39AM (#16263493)
    The airtime of the episode conflicts with the schedule of our raid... too bad :)
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by dohzer ( 867770 )
      You've scheduled a raid for 10/4? That's months away!
      • Damned your-oh-pee-ans! With ass backwards datin' system!
        • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

          by dohzer ( 867770 )

          How dare you confuse an Aussie with a European!

          And anyway, all my comment gave away was that I wasn't a Yank. Where else does 10/4 mean October?

          • by Anonymous Coward
            And anyway, all my comment gave away was that I wasn't a Yank. Where else does 10/4 mean October?

            Japan, for one, though they mark which is the month so there's never any ambiguity. Also anywhere that uses the ISO date system, though admittedly that generally involves specifying the year first. The middle-endian US system is easily the silliest and least logical of them all.
            • by Pluvius ( 734915 )
              There's actually a very simple logic behind it; you go from the smallest numbers to the largest. There are 12 months, between 28 and 31 days each month, and as many years as you can count. It also goes along with saying (for example) "January 1, 1980" which is easier than saying "The 1st of January, 1980."

              Rob
              • by Tekgno ( 321071 )
                That may very well be the case, but it doesn't seem too useful. For a large measure of time, we break it up into years, each year breaks up into months, etc. and so forth. It makes more sense to keep these all in order. By your logic if we were to display a time, we would place tenths of a second before the hour but I digress. Fact of the matter is that nobody seems to use a sensible date format that remains compatible with how we are used to reading the time (HH:MM). I propose everybody uses the follow
                • by Kjella ( 173770 )
                  I propose everybody uses the following YYYY-mm-dd_HH:MM:SS.

                  Congratulations, you've reinvented ISO time except they use yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss. It even comes with an add-on to specify time zone and week numbers. Now, the biggest issue with this is short-hand, because size != importance. If I say I'm running a 2.6 kernel, I might acutally run 2.6.16-k7-4 (the last being a debian fix number) and it feels natural to leave out the ending. I find dd.mm.yyyy shortened to dd.mm to feel more natural than yyyy-mm-dd sho
                  • by dohzer ( 867770 )
                    I guess when someone wins lotto or something they'll say "You've won nine thousand, six hundread, one million, five hundread thousand and ten dollars".
                • I think the logic behind our dating system (MM-DD-YYYY) is that most people already know what year it is, therefore, we have the year at the end. As for the month and day, it seems to me that it would be better with the day first, due to the fact that I most likely know what month it is. But, I imagine I might be confused for a while as to what system we were using were the USA to switch.
          • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

            by elrous0 ( 869638 ) *
            Where else does 10/4 mean October?

            If movies like Smokey and the Bandit have taught me nothing else, it's that 10/4 actually means "okay."

            -Eric

    • by farnsaw ( 252018 )
      Too bad for which? Warcraft or South Park?
    • Re: (Score:1, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward
      The airtime of the episode conflicts with the schedule of our raid... too bad :)

      Ironically, this is true for me! I'm raiding Naxxramas when this episode first airs. It's too bad Comedy Central isn't known for excessively re-running the crap out of a show, otherwise I might get a chance to see it again! Oh, wait, nevermind... :P

      Hey, if any of you bored slashdoters with WoW accounts want to run around with an epic geared rogue on Whisperwind for a bit, drop me a tell. Check out my uberleet gear! [ctprofiles.net]

      A

  • 6rtv9r-pm6z-h2xgpc-pnz2-jrhvhk

    If you have not been addicted to it like the rest of us, the first fix is 20 bucks and the next expansion is 40 or so [amazon.com].

    • by KDR_11k ( 778916 )
      Where are you getting the 20 buck fix from?
      • by linzeal ( 197905 )
        Last time I got one was at Walmart.
      • Re:Guest pass key (Score:5, Informative)

        by phalse phace ( 454635 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @02:03AM (#16263763)
        I believe Blizzard are going to drop / has dropped the price for W.o.W. to $19.99 [wowinsider.com].

        Checking places like Circuit City [circuitcity.com], Best Buy [bestbuy.com], EB Games [ebgames.com], GoGamer [gogamer.com], Amazon.com [amazon.com], etc... they are all selling the game for ~ $19.99

        • by wwphx ( 225607 )
          I bought the $2 14-day trial from Hastings last week. It expired last night. Silly me, I thought all I had to do was activate the monthly billing and I'd be back online. But NOOOO! They want me to either buy the full game or, to save me inconvenience, pay $39.99 and get it online.

          Sorry, I'll buy it for $20 at Walmart when I'm in town this afternoon.
        • Re: (Score:1, Flamebait)

          And it still disgusts me that they have the balls to charge for the game itself. If they want me to pay $15/mo to play their game, it had damn sure better be free to download. They MORE than recoup their costs. Bloody leeches.

          • Hey, they might have balls, but those balls are solid fucking GOLD man!

            Oh, btw, they want you to pay $40 for the expansion, too!
          • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

            by Rayonic ( 462789 )
            $15/month covers the massive ongoing costs of customer support (in-game and out), game updates, server hardware/maintenance, bandwidth, and other misc costs. This isn't Half-Life where people run their own little servers and the company just provides a matchmaking service.

            The initial price of the game is supposed to cover the initial development of the game, before it launched.
            • Customer support?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Have you ever tried calling their customer support? I guarantee that there are not massive costs for it. Bandwidth and server stuff I could understand, but not customer support. Or game updates. There are very few of those, and the biggest ones they repackage and sell as an expansion.

            • Not to mention covering the massive ongoing costs of their profit [gamesindustry.biz].
          • Blast them making money off the honest sweat and cheeto dust droppings of the playing man.
          • by DrXym ( 126579 )
            Most MMPORGs drop their price to zero after a while. EQ plus a bunch of expansions was on the front cover of a PC magazine recently. Probably desperation has something to do with these moves, but I don't understand why they don't do it anyway.

            If they're expecting people to fork out $15.99, then the game should be free, or the retail version should cost little more than the 30 days you get with it. If they've dropped the retail price to $19.99, that would meet that requirement, but they should give away th

  • by eldavojohn ( 898314 ) * <eldavojohn&gmail,com> on Sunday October 01, 2006 @12:40AM (#16263497) Journal
    Maybe it'll be along the same lines as this ad for Warcraft [break.com]?

    Or, very similar to the Futurama episode where Fry discovers why men are not to date robots through the cheesy 1950s-ish sex-ed film? (humans will fail to reproduce and die as a species)

    That's the most I can gather from the title ...
  • Direct Link? (Score:5, Informative)

    by v783650 ( 948198 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @12:54AM (#16263539)
    What is this Kotaku nonsense? Here's the direct YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsHQ4E_VhaU [youtube.com]
  • by 1310nm ( 687270 )
    Great, one more WoW-related video someone at work will try to make me watch because it's "funnay" (to people who play WoW, I guess). Then again, it is South Park...
  • Can't wait to see this. It's been a while since I've felt any of Cartman's jokes were aimed at me... The trailer on Comedy Central has them all in front of computers weighing about 2 bills a piece. Is weight gain common for WoWers? When I play, I tend not to eat much...
    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      I can attest to just drinking more soda's and eating chips etc. while doing intense WoW sessions, it stems from not wanting to get up all the time to forage through the refrigerator, which is where an easy meal (read: unhealthy) comes into play. I've since stopped playing and corrected my diet, but the weight I put on is very noticeable. Im just lucky I still have a decent metabolism or else my body might have gone to all hell. The horror story of playing WoW (in the wrong way, I realize some people can con
      • by sumdumass ( 711423 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @12:02PM (#16266701) Journal
        I don't play WoW but a friend of mine does. It is as bad or worse then you state. While he hasn't gained much weight, I was disapointed when he would invite me (or anyone else) over and after 3 minutes of bullshiting, he would goto the computer and conduct the rest of the evening with paltalk in the background and going on raids. Sometimes you would need to repeat yourself because the game got in the way.

        I thought it was more or less a joke when his wife started hitting on me directly infront of him saying he wouldn't notice anything outside his game. Then one day, she actualy started playing wiht me in a way that I knew she wasn't kidding and she definatly wanted some attention in certain areas.

        I guess what really astounded me was when on the most recent visit (his wife's kid's from another marriage had his 19th birthday) , with about 14 other people in the computer room (den) he wips his pecker out and starts urinating into a two liter pepsi bottle he recently drank. Looking around, we determined he is too involved to throw them out too. He has droped to working around 2 days a week now but that seems to be enough to pay the bills.

        I used to go hunting and fishing with him all the time. Now, I get a phone call while I'm in the field describing how exciting the last raid was or how someone was fucking with a member of thier clan and he showed them a thing or two. I though about turning the phone off but sometimes I need to be on call incase I have to work. He was given a fishing boat in like new condition by his dad who just didn't have anywere to store it. It got sold to someone else for around $2000 because he couldn't break away from the game long enough to tow it 20 minutes to his house (would have taken about 1 hour total to. go get it).

        WoW is pretty much consuming his life.
        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          I guess what really astounded me was when on the most recent visit (his wife's kid's from another marriage had his 19th birthday) , with about 14 other people in the computer room (den) he wips his pecker out and starts urinating into a two liter pepsi bottle he recently drank.

          I'm sorry, but after reading that part I have to call BS. Did not a single person say anything? Any normal person would have gone batshit over this. Why did you not confront him about his problem then and there?

          • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

            by sumdumass ( 711423 )

            Why did you not confront him about his problem then and there?

            Well, Maybe because we were drunk and stoned at the time. But more likley because we do it in the tree stands when hunting (and it is deer season here) and it didn't seem all that bad untill we though "WoW, there a bathroom less then 200 feet away.

            BTW, this was recently and everyone did have a "wohh minute". We made jokes about it all though the night but I never really conected the why he did it with WOW until later. Some one probably has sai

        • Well, it does sound like you're fibbing to us, but in case you're not: Take his wife (a good sympathy fuck coupled with an hour or two of crying/telling-it-all might help her to straighten herself out and leave the looser), unless you're bound by being married to a monogamous person yourself or have moral issues with it (In those cases you might want to try the good-friend-approach, but it is way less effective). Tell him he's pathetic (that need not be in person, a note attached to his monitor while he's a
        • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

          by Anonymous Coward
          You didn't answer the biggest question we all had:

          Was his wife hot?

          • Nah, she isn't really that hot but neither am I.
            She isn't ugly though wich is a plus.
        • by hab136 ( 30884 )

          I thought it was more or less a joke when his wife started hitting on me directly infront of him saying he wouldn't notice anything outside his game. Then one day, she actualy started playing wiht me in a way that I knew she wasn't kidding and she definatly wanted some attention in certain areas.

          Similar story, but Everquest back in the day. Dude started ignoring everyone and eventually started asking me, as a friend, to take the Mrs. out on Friday nights so he could raid. Then it was Saturdays too, and We

  • by also-rr ( 980579 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @01:05AM (#16263581) Homepage
    Season 10 already has 7 epsiodes [wikipedia.org]. It's just they stop each season half way through to let the animator's wrists recover - this is the first episode after the break.
    • It's just they stop each season half way through to let the animator's wrists recover...
      I knew perverts worked on that show!!!
    • It's not just animated shows that stop half-way through a series, stargate, battlestar galactica (can you tell what kind of tv I like yet?) and many others do it too.

      It's really annoying, and I wish I knew why they did it.

      More importantly, I wish I knew why the UK doesn't get most American series for years after they're first shown. More and more people are downloading them from the USA now, so surely the viewing figures in the UK are dropping. Are the British broadcasters so blind that they haven't noticed
      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        I think the mid-season hiatus are because of production schedules. BSG isn't getting a hiatus this year but Stargate's hiatus has been doubled from 3 months to 6 months in the US. (For once, you Brits are getting Stargate before us, or at least the Canadians are and I think Sky isn't putting a break in there either)
        And the whole behindness thing is probably for contractual reasons--both the contract with the US channel(if it even exists--BSG doesn't have it because it's owned by the same company as the ch
        • As far as I can figure out this friday's episode on sky one is the start of season 9, so either they're doing a big recap in the hiatus or they really are that far behind the usa. The sci-fi channel aren't showing it at all, so if they normally do then we're having the hiatus like everyone else, but iirc they're normally behind too.

          If you want to see the kind of stuff we get on sky then look here: http://www.sky.com/portal/site/skycom/tvlistings [sky.com] , but yes, the sci-fi is mostly american.
          • I think season 10 is starting in England in October, at least that's what I heard from the Brits on Gateworld. I don't know whether Sky will have the hiatus but I know SPACE in Canada won't from a Canadian on Gateworld.
        • by BenjyD ( 316700 )
          IIRC from the days when I was a subscriber, Sky One is almost entirely American content, with a very little, poor quality, British stuff squeezed in between - it's owned by Rupert "Fox Channel" Murdoch. It's the same with a lot of 'British' TV: More4 even shows The Daily Show for some bizarre reason.
      • Re: (Score:1, Interesting)

        by Anonymous Coward
        Yeah, the delay is stupid - especially when we can get The Daily Show and Letterman really quickly. The problem is that they don't realise that South Park is sometimes current-affairs based satire that needs to be seen quickly.

        I'm very glad they stop half-way through the series. It gives them more time to come up with ideas, hopefully reducing the number of shitty "crab people" episodes. US TV is too often run line an assembly line, but really good comedy doesn't work on demand like that.
      • Dont forget Sweeps. These shows are not the higest rated stuff on tv. So they dont have to compete(with the higher rated stuff), they air stuff during the slow parts of the year.
    • by x2A ( 858210 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @08:41AM (#16265069)
      If only they recorded the shows rather than airing them live...

    • ..except for the fact that all of the animations are done on computer. Everything is done in house and usually takes only a few days to make an episode.
  • OMG They killed the Twin Emps!!! You Bastards?!
  • by Accipitradea ( 826191 ) <hirair.gmail@com> on Sunday October 01, 2006 @02:38AM (#16263909) Journal
    What zone are they in? It looks kinda like Hillsbrad, near the internment camp, but I don't recognize the structure. Anyone with better WoW geography than me able to post a screenshot of themselves standing in front of that building? Or did Blizzard give them a private server with unique geography? (TBC zone perhaps?)
  • Old news. (Score:3, Funny)

    by nickos ( 91443 ) on Sunday October 01, 2006 @04:34AM (#16264237)
    Come on guys, April was ages ago - the clip clearly states "10-4-06 Comedy Central" at the end ;)
  • I'm playin' Guild Wars. </Cartman>
  • "Mom!" "What is it dear?" "Bathroom!" "What?" "BATHROOM!"

    *mom appears with a bedpan*

    You can guess what happens next.

    And the cutaways to the evil PKer nerd made me scream with laughter.

    Does anyone know if there was some cooperation with Blizzard on this episode?

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