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11-10-2010 @ 7:55PM
While I appreciate the work that she puts in to the spreadsheets, I cannot help but notice how large Aldrianas head has gotten. If you ever had the pleasure of placing a comma or a period in the wrong place on her forums you will find yourself infracted. Although these spreasheets assist in the development of Rogues, you will also find that it over complicates an already simple game. Further, Aldriana is far from the "defacto" rogue. There are must better Rogues out there who outperform her in all aspects. Many times, these rogues do not follow Aldrianas FAQs.
11-10-2010 @ 8:05PM
1) Aldriana is a "he".2) Elitist Jerks warns every single poster of their strict requirements. Before you post, you are forced to accept those terms. If you ignore those terms, you are in error. It's not false advertising-- they tell you up front that they're brutal. If you continue to post, it is your fault.
11-11-2010 @ 7:33AM
I think I get what Ruxor was trying to say before he got brutally downrated into oblivion. While the Elitist Jerks has every right to run their website the way they want, I and many others strongly disagree with their attitude. I find it just plain arrogant, regardless what disclaimers they make you agree to. For example: Despite what some illiterate mouth-breathers might say in defense, /b/ is the asshole of the internet. They warn you about it beforehand but that doesn't make the behavior found on the board excusable. EJ is the same only on the opposite side of the spectrum. Rather than excessive chaos, it's extreme order (and it's about wow). Extreme moderation creates a certain prestige to posting on EJ which in turn can translate into arrogance and/or narcissism among the posters (and moderators). An infraction based on misplaced punctuation is almost sickening. I believe there are better ways to filter out morons than Grammar-Nazism. Now, its foolish of me to start judging Aldriana and other EJ users especially since I haven't taken part in an Elitist Jerks thread in quite a while nor do I know any of the Moderators personally. Having said that, none of this should be taken as fact, merely my opinion. Anyway, I do disagree with the rest of Ruxor's post. Aldriana uses math to create optimal rotations, gearing guides, etc. So despite what you believe, there are very few rogues if any who will play "better" using a different playstyle. I for one appreciate the various spreadsheets that Aldriana has provided the WoW community with. I got my rogue to 80 just prior to Ulduar's release and I would have been utterly lost without them. I'm also glad he recieved an item in his honor. If anyone deserves it, it's him. Thanks Chase for the insightful interview!To finish off:"we are easily the most reviled class in WoW. ""Playing a rogue has become a thankless job.""I'd like to take this opportunity to reverse that trend."Good luck with that. "lol, shadowstep+ambush" in 10-19 bgs says hello. ;)
11-11-2010 @ 7:36AM
Sorry about the retarded paragraph format, was writing from my PSP
11-11-2010 @ 10:14AM
Wait..are you complaining about Elitist Jerks being....elitist..and ..jerks?I for one enjoy their harsh rules, it keeps their forums clean of trash and makes everyone who is actually going to post think before they do. @Aldriana - I am no rogue, but i frequent EJ and use the gloves bearing your name while dps'ing, so thanks =P
11-11-2010 @ 1:19PM
I'm not a poster over there, but I completely agree with their rules. They save them a lot of grief and pointless discussion by filtering out people that cannot follow those simple rules.Most of the forums on EJ are to discuss numbers. A missplaced comma can completely change the context of a sentence or screw up a formulae. 1.001 it's not the same than 1,001. That being said, they are also pepole, and talk about random stuff like everyone else. If they want to do that in an orderly fashion, they have all the right to do so.If you want to be part of their community, you have to follow their rules.
11-11-2010 @ 3:31PM
I appreciate what EJ does to keep their forums clean. I once got a 24 hour ban for not capitalizing "i" which i think is a little excessive, but its their site and i dont post there much. My problem is theyre horribly organized. They just need a bit more delineation, its nearly impossible to find the information youre looking for. Yeah each class has their own section, but then in those sections theres only maybe 5-8 threads that are dozens to hundreds of pages long!Lets say i want to know the new stat-weights for ele shaman after 4.0.1, for reforging my offset. Go to the shaman section... "Shaman: Simple Questions/Simple Answers", looks like the right place. But then theres a bit warning about being banned if you post a question thats already been asked, telling you to carefully read before posting. Thats all well and good, and a commendable goal. If the thread werent 1600 posts long.
11-11-2010 @ 4:00PM
@Jorges and lownwolfI think you all misunderstand my point. Saying that you are an Elitist Jerk before acting like one doesn't excuse it. Some people may have less of a problem with their behavior, but I do and I have the right to feel so. I find it ironic that you are lecturing about preventing people from posting pointless things while you've done just that. I have explained all of these points in my previous post which you lot seem to have missed. Your arguments are flawed too: "Wait...are you complaining about Elitist Jerks being....elitist..and ..jerks?" Gee, that sounds a lot like: "To be fair, when you have the words "elitist" and "jerks" in the name of their website, you should know what to expect."Everything you said to counter my post has been fallacious or has already said by another poster. If this were EJ, you would be banned. See what I did there? I have just been an Elitist Jerk. How does that make you feel? Hopefully now you understand my point.
11-14-2010 @ 8:54AM
Aaand of course I get downrated. I really don't get you guys. It's as if you think that if someone makes a good point that conflicts with an internet celebrity's post, you are obligated to blindly fight against it no matter how good the argument...Getting downrated in3....2.....1......
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