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3-10-2010 @ 2:24PM
I don't want to have to hate this hard, but I really don't understand why the drama was taking away. Maybe you could explain this in the next column?Secondly how are some of those Random Acts of Uberness?! "We were in a Vault-25 PUG together and the Wrathful gloves dropped off Toravon. I won the roll, but the raid leader mislooted the gloves to Raeynne. A short tell later, and she agreed to trade them to me next chance she got. It's randomly uber because she could have kept the gloves for herself or just ignored me, but instead she chose to do the right thing. Thanks, Raeynne!" That has seriously got to be a joke, that is not a Random Act of Uberness, it's basic kindness that ever WoW player should show.And finally your review of the weeks top raiding progress is completely useless. The information is easily findable by just going WoWProgress.com and it's doubly useless when there is unusually a whole separate post for all Region First kills. To offer an alternative maybe you could provide things like how many guilds out of all of them have down normal mode Lich King? Sindragosa? Hardmode Saurfang? These are still available on WoWProgress.com but aren't on the front page and take a little digging to find.
3-10-2010 @ 2:33PM
1) It was explained in the first article with the new format that the removal of drama was to foster a more positive community where we don't get our kicks out of making fun of others. 2) Basic kindness among strangers in WoW is more rare than the Ashes of Al'ar. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded that there are some decent folks out there. 3) Just because WoWProgress.com has the same information doesn't mean that WoW.com can't or shouldn't post it.
3-10-2010 @ 2:34PM
3-10-2010 @ 2:52PM
1) I don't think reading about Drama is really making fun of those people.... And also the reason they gave was kind of full of bullshit as I'm guessing it was just an order from Harper.2) If you really think they are that rare, I feel sorrow for you as you must have only meet assholes while in Azeroth.3) Although I do like WoW.com and want them to keep posting, I'd like them to be a little more creative than that. I think people saying the Daily Blues is copying MMOChampion.com are incorrect, giving that Boubouille does not post everyday and leaves some of the blue posts the deems "irrelevant" out, but this is just a blatant copying of WoWProgress.com .(I'm trying not to just hate and actually add to the discussion, so I don't really understand the down rating on my first comment)
3-10-2010 @ 2:54PM
^ The above post is by me, but it weirdly still used the name that I previously had on this account.
3-10-2010 @ 2:57PM
Just as jealouspirate already mentioned, you can't expect that kind of kindness everyday. Just last week, I was in a PUG VoA25 and the master looter accidently looted PvP Mage pants to a Shaman (Shaman rolled for them too D:). Instead of handing it to the mage with the highest roll, he was trying to sell it. In the end, he left the raid WITH the pants.In a game where your real identity is hidden behind an avatar, it's easy to pull of jerk stunts like that without any real punishment. It's sad that it is this way, which is why it's so nice to hear about people who are genuinely kind and helpful to others when they don't have to be.
3-10-2010 @ 3:36PM
Psychology 101: Calling attention to a behavior, whether positive or negative, reinforces that behavior. So the end result of writing a lot of articles about drama, is more drama. Conversely, pointing out when people are nice, results in more people being nice. See how that works?
3-10-2010 @ 5:49PM
It's actually really rare to see people doing the right thing, as sad as it makes me to say. Nine times out of ten, the person would just bugger off with the loot if it ended up in their inventory. Anonymity + Internet generally brings out the worst in people, because there's no accountability, in my experience.
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