The Queue: Dwarves!


Welcome back to [hide]The Queue[/hide], the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

I am unreasonably excited about The Hobbit movies, especially after seeing the new photos of the cast in costume that have been coming out. Above are Oin and Gloin. Gloin is Gimli’s dad, in case you can’t see the resemblance.

Iaim asked:

Where did the ‘Working as intended.’ meme come from? I’ve been seeing it a lot recently in the comments…

It’s a phrase with long history in the software industry, not just World of Warcraft. Generally, a user will come to the company with an issue with the software, something that seems to be wrong, and the developer may respond that the issue is not actually a bug, that it’s actually working as intended. Blizzard doesn’t generally use this phrase when dealing with customers directly, since boy howdy do players hate hearing it, but it still finds its way into conversation sometimes. I believe it’s still in one of the preformatted emails you’ll receive from GMs when reporting something that’s, well, working as intended.[hide]Continue reading The Queue: Dwarves![/hide]Filed under: [hide]The Queue[/hide][hide]The Queue: Dwarves![/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
Welcome back to [hide]The Queue[/hide], the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

I am unreasonably excited about The Hobbit movies, especially after seeing the new photos of the cast in costume that have been coming out. Above are Oin and Gloin. Gloin is Gimli’s dad, in case you can’t see the resemblance.

Iaim asked:

Where did the ‘Working as intended.’ meme come from? I’ve been seeing it a lot recently in the comments…

It’s a phrase with long history in the software industry, not just World of Warcraft. Generally, a user will come to the company with an issue with the software, something that seems to be wrong, and the developer may respond that the issue is not actually a bug, that it’s actually working as intended. Blizzard doesn’t generally use this phrase when dealing with customers directly, since boy howdy do players hate hearing it, but it still finds its way into conversation sometimes. I believe it’s still in one of the preformatted emails you’ll receive from GMs when reporting something that’s, well, working as intended.[hide]Continue reading The Queue: Dwarves![/hide]Filed under: [hide]The Queue[/hide][hide]The Queue: Dwarves![/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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