Looking For Group

From time to time I like to catch up on some of my favorite web comics. A really good, amusing World of Warcraft one is the award-winning Looking For Group comic which has been running since 2006 and updates on Mondays and Thursdays.

This series follows a group of Hordies as they adventure in Azeroth.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:EPLckt6FXLpPXM:http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h128/devillo/lfg.jpg&t=1We first meet Blood Elf hunter Cale and his big black cat pet Sooba and a sadistic Undead warlock named Richard. Cale is your stereotypical blonde male Blood Elf and is often the brunt of some jokes. Richard is always up for killing things - especially cute fluffy animals that Cale is "oooh"-ing and "awww"-ing over.

Early on, the duo runs into a green Troll priestess named Benny when they try to rescue her from some thugs, but quickly learns she is quite capable of taking care of herself.

We are also introduced to Krunch who is warrior/shaman type of Tauren with great strength and is a bit of an intellectual. Him and Benny go back a ways and he often refers to her as "Gid" which is short for "green kid."

From Wiki:
Looking for Group's Ryan Sohmer and Lar deSouza draw the themes of Looking for Group from many influences, such as Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series,"Dungeons and Dragons", Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (with several acknowledged news posts of this), and Blizzard Entertainment's popular MMORPG video game World of Warcraft. The art style and the title imply that it was originally intended as a parody of World of Warcraft - the four main characters resemble four of the five Horde races in World of Warcraft. Though the comic began as purely humorous in tone, it soon shifted to a more serious (albeit complicated) adventure, with most of the remaining comedy carried by Richard the warlock. A recurring gag in the comic features characters resembling famous fantasy characters such as Frodo Baggins, Obi Wan Kenobi and a Smurf appearing and then immediately being killed. Dialogue from The Lord of the Rings is often parodied, and pop culture references in medieval guise abound.
Source: Wikipedia

It's got comedy, action and a bit of drama as the group makes their way in the realm. If you enjoy reading web comics or World of Warcraft related stories, be sure to check out Looking For Group!

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