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9-06-2008 @ 9:35AM
@ kilana and IwanttobeasleepI think you both missed the point, Alu is deaf, no matter how helpful you may think vent is, Alu can't hear it... Vent being a requirement for any group isn't very fair. While on the other hand, WoW, like life, is comprised of little cliques and subgroups of people that do their best to exclude while being pseudo-outcasts themselves.The use of macros to communicate is a great idea and the people who spend the time to create and use them are doing a favor to those with bad or nonexistent hearing. I'm also a disabled player, I was injured at the workplace and have had to deal with the loss of my previous ability. I used to be a class VI heavy lifter, lifting and carrying an excess of 150-200lbs. multiple times a day. Now, I'm lucky if I can carry 15. Wow gave me something to focus on while I was recovering and I've had a great deal of life-changing conversations with the great people I met through the game. I was even lucky enough to find love with a caring, understanding and beautiful woman. Funny enough we met in a Pug group.Disability, as I've found while attempting to re-enter the workforce is something that people still look down upon. Regardless of how many laws are passed it's simply a matter of education and consideration. Most reasonable players would take the time and consideration to come up with something to help them communicate more easily with their disabled compatriots. Not everything in this game has to be about your e-peen.Alu, if you ever find yourself on US Feathermoon alliance, My toon is Mcallen and I'll roll with you.-Mc
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