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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Everquest has Pizza, so World of Warcraft now offers Chinese food via "/panda".

http://worldofwarcraft.com/info/underdev/pandaren-xpress.html

"Imagine you are on an instance run in Maraudon, Dire Maul, or even Blackrock Spire. Two long hours into the dungeon and you suddenly notice the hunter in your group feeding his pet. That triggers a rumbling in your belly, which reminds you that you haven't eaten anything all day! How can you satisfy your craving without abandoning your group?! Before, there was nothing for you to do but suffer in hunger. Now, thanks to Pandaren Xpress®, creators of low-priced gourmet meals, you no longer have to leave the group for a food break. In less time than it takes your party's casters to regain mana (even less if you don't have a mage), you can order Chinese take-out from the comfort of your chair! No more tedious walking over to the telephone! No more arduous pushing of unfamiliar phone numbers!

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Our friendly staff is standing by to prepare your order 24 hours a day. If your food isn't delivered in 30mins by a person dressed in a Pandaren costume, you eat FREE!"

Then again, it sounds too much like an April Fools' joke. Thankfully, some game PR people have humour... and I'm starting to wonder if that's what happened at EQ: "*sarcasm on* why don't we let players order pizza through the game?" - "That's terrific! A salary raise for you!" - "Umm, ok."

3 Comments:

Blogger Marlz33 said...

I must it admit its pretty said when you can't get up from the computer to fulfill one of the necessary daily functions of survival. What's next a tube that is available over the counter for those people who can't seem to pry themselves off of the computer screen to use the bathroom

Apr 3, 2005, 6:19:00 PM

 
Anonymous social hermit said...

I'd love to back you on this one but it was an April Fool's Day joke parodying the EQ pizza thing.

Apr 4, 2005, 9:12:00 PM

 
Blogger J said...

Yea, but who says that EQ isn't going to adopt the idea? They seem to take things a bit too literally anyways.

Apr 5, 2005, 10:01:00 AM

 

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