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11-29-2008 @ 11:53PM
Yes, I am aware of the irony in my previous post, in which I used the same tactics that I was criticizing another for. It was intended to make a point. Perhaps I failed to make it more obvious in my post, that i was being extreme for a reason. The point I was hoping to convey is that the rest of us, like myself, can make grand sweeping generalizations about his lifestyle as well. Obviously, I can't know if he lives in his mother's basement, or if he has an "online relationship" with an overweight old dude. I don't know that guy anymore than he knew the life of the guy he chose to flame, or others in that similar situation.What I am willing to guess though, is that Maarick is making a criticism of a lifestyle he knows nothing about and making assumptions about how someone with that lifestyle can and should be able to live it. Maybe I'm wrong. maybe he's one of a few lucky folks who has kids of the right age that they don't require consistent attention, and a steady job that allows him plenty of free time and night, and a flexible guild that works into his raiding schedule. Maybe that's the case. I doubt it, but maybe. After all, I'm in a guild with a guild leader that has just that very lucky type of life that allows him plenty of time to not only raid, but set up raids and run them on a consistent schedule. I'm lucky to be in the raid, because it works into my busy schedule and was lucky to have cleared BT and part of Sunwell. The problem is, I'm not nearly as busy in my schedule as some others are, and even for me, it's tough. I've nearly backed out multiple times from losing sleep and even missing a few deadlines, which I promised I'd never do. Sadly, most WoW players have very busy, or unpredictable schedules (anyone ever work retail or are on call, say at a hospital?) It makes time management very difficult for a lot of people. So yes, I realize the irony in my previous post and I expected people to mention that. Frankly I'm surprised I didn't get nailed over my plethora of typos (the grammar police love me). Yeah, I'm a lousy typist. Usually I just glaze over those types of posts, but sometimes after seeing so many elitist posts from people with big mouths starts to build up on me, and now and again I see a post where...well my tolerance cup done runneth over, so to speak. It gets to the point where no one can express their feelings about something without some jackass coming back with cheap shots and holier than thou attitude towards someone who really didn't deserve that.It's a game, but elitists that want to complain or disagree with someone, sometimes like to treat the issues like its the Republicans versus the Democrats or something. it's not. The hardcore need to calm down, or if the game isn't good enough for them, wait it out or cancel their account for awhile and come back later. We're talking about a game whose mechanics can literally change over a Tuesday morning. And we've also not even yet seen any of the real endgame content. There is more to come, and Blizzard knows what they are doing. Not saying they are infallible, but they don't do things at random or make wild stabs in the dark when they make decisions about their game. As for this post -- it'll definitely take more than 40 seconds to read. I apologize for my poor discretion when calculating the time it would take to read my previous post. Let it be known that my math skills are just as pitiful as my typing skills.
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