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1-13-2010 @ 3:03PM
Wut?! No drama?!?/skips to next article
1-13-2010 @ 3:27PM
^ThisWTB links to forum trolls, loot ninja's, and incriminating screenshots.......next thing you know we'll be watching the news and they won't be covering something horriphic, catacylsmic, or economically devastating.
1-13-2010 @ 3:33PM
Something tells me there's way more than that crap excuse to them pulling the drama portion of the column.Anyway, it sucks - now it'll just be another column I skip. :(
1-13-2010 @ 3:35PM
yeah. Ohh let's be PC and hug!1! Please... one of the reasons a lot of us read GW was to chuckle and how silly a few people could be over a game. The above column is basically a list. Heck you could make this a self-serve form for guilds and skip having a writer... GW was amusing. This is a dry list. WTB Old GW.
1-13-2010 @ 3:39PM
I actually like the new format. Raiding is about (or should be about) raiding, not dumb shit.
1-13-2010 @ 3:44PM
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plox bring back the drama!
1-13-2010 @ 3:58PM
bring back the drama. that's the only part I like reading. I'm not looking for a guild and dont care about other people's kills :(
1-13-2010 @ 3:57PM
Drama part was the only interesting thing of the article.
1-13-2010 @ 9:56PM
Honestly, the Guildwatch Drama section was why I read the site. I hope you reconsider.
1-13-2010 @ 4:28PM
The people have spoken.
1-13-2010 @ 4:57PM
Seriously - the drama was the only reason I read this article. A humor break. This article is a waste of space without the drama.Disappointed here.
1-13-2010 @ 5:05PM
Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!
1-13-2010 @ 5:11PM
Apparently Tebla, players like dumb shit...least the ones that post here. Yes it's scary...we may have to play with them everytime we use Dungeon Finder. And Blizz wonders why there's so many incidents of Vote Kicking and PuG horror stories.Speaking of which, WoW.com should drop the dumb *voting* mechanics from there commentary...since it's getting abused and used beyond it's intended purpose by gaming pinheads with something to prove.
1-13-2010 @ 5:12PM
"Editor's Note: One thing you might notice missing in Guildwatch's new incarnation is the "Drama" section. In the interest of fostering community growth and positive interaction, we're checking the drama and negativity at the door."Booooooooring!It was the only remotely interesting part of the column.No one cares to hear about some no-name guild downing Mimiron or clearing Naxx months and months after the content became outdated. And I'm not being an elitist.. hey it's great for those guys, but no one but those people gives a damn (and I'm puzzled as to why they think it would be a good idea to send these "news" to Wowinsider).
1-13-2010 @ 5:14PM
*their...PS: I like the new format too. :)
1-13-2010 @ 6:01PM
Guild Watch and Classifieds could be merged to make one really informative column. Everyone loves the "Good, Bad, and Ugly" feel of the old Guildwatch.I'd try 1 part recruiting: People are always looking for guilds, guilds are always looking for people.1 part downed: Even if Naxx was old-hat ages ago, it shows new 80's that there are guilds out there that aren't miles and miles ahead of them and gives them a place to look.1 part drama: Its informative, and its funny. It helps people know who to avoid, sometimes even after they server-hop. It protects guilds and lets people know that "we won't stand for this!". (And again, its funny. Most of us come for the drama, and pick at the rest of the parts as they apply to us.)1 part UBER: I really liked this. It compliments the drama nicely to remind everyone that, hey, we're not all asshats out there. And especially with the LFD tool, it is really cool to give a shout out to that special player that made your night but vanished too soon to thank in-game. Plus it ends on a positive note.Without the drama though, it reads like a sugar-coated spreadsheet. (This... would be a negative thing, I would think.)
1-13-2010 @ 6:02PM
As much as I respect the idea of wanting to keep an upbeat tone, I have to agree with the majority assessment of this thread. I have to imagine there was a reason drama was listed at the top in the old format: it's what the people want. If I'm looking for a guild that's recruiting, I'll hit up the official forums.The real enjoyable part of this column was the amusement of the drama. I do like the new Uberness feature, but this feature is overall pretty bland without the drama.
1-13-2010 @ 6:07PM
Will we get more of this fail column, or will you swallow your pride and go back to the old format? So far Lisa's only been ignoring posters.
1-13-2010 @ 6:26PM
For real, the Drama section was what made Guildwatch worth reading. It was funny as hell!I could give a crap less who downed what, and no one comes on here looking for guilds to join, that's what the realm forums are for.Lamesauce move, this. Like, Super Lamesauce Turbo: Failure Edition.
1-13-2010 @ 6:30PM
Jacking a comment from around page 10:"If you really want to do a Recruiting Section in Guild Watch / Classifieds, then you should highlight one or two realms each week. (Maybe one US and one EU.) Cover THEIR top five guilds, THEIR recruiting, and THEIR downed. Do it alphabetically, by population, or pull it from a hat for all I care. It'd give people a reason to CARE about the Top/Recruiting/Downed. People seem to like the research section. I'm indifferent but as long as it doesn't degenerate into spamness, go for it. I also think the populace likes Random Acts Of Uberness. (though I think the title is a bit clunky, why not just "Epic Win" or something?) Its not that they dislike GOOD stories. They just like BAD stories TOO. And lets face it, it was a service to the community. Know who to avoid, or the type of player at the least. Honestly, it fostered just AS MUCH community as any warm and fuzzy bit. Sure Proudmore has their epic GBLT Guild / Alliance, and we all thought "hey cool, they carved out a safe haven in the game world". But honestly, I get the same feeling when I find a ninja that server-hopped 3 times, name and faction changed, and some article informed me it was the same person, and to not /ginvite them, I get that same sense of community. Community is as much banding together to fight off the (figurative) monsters as it is coming together to celebrate a common ideal. (Ask any Community Watch.... speaking of, you could name the drama section just that. Even gives it a positive note.)"TL;DR ... Its what everyone is saying, just well thought out. Read it? Please?
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