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2-14-2011 @ 9:14AM
I must admit I'm curious where Scott Andrews went to college that he could sit in a chat channel and actually carry on a meaningful conversation while doing homework.
2-14-2011 @ 11:09AM
You lost me at "chat channel" and "meaningful conversation"
2-14-2011 @ 11:18AM
Who actually did homework in college? I finished my masters at OU and never missed any of our raid nights because of homework. That is what Sunday afternoons are for.Ps. Go Sooners, only added so no one thinks I am from Ohio.
2-14-2011 @ 11:52AM
Sometimes the point isn't to have deep, meaningful talks with the people you hang out with. A simple presence and an occasional comment is enough to help satisfy the social itch. Yes, you learn a lot about people by discussing current event or philosophy, but you also learn a lot by what they find funny or amazing in-game.Yeah, I'm that person who makes offhand comments about this or that as I quest around - like the time I saw Deathwing and about had a coronary, or how constantly amazed I was by Vashj'ir's scenery.
2-14-2011 @ 1:11PM
For me, it's much like doing homework in a coffee shop. Except this coffee shop is quiet enough for me to concentrate, plays the music I want, and has my friends there instead of a bunch of strangers.Some of us need to be able to take our head up from our homework for a few moments and be distracted.Nose to the grindstone all the time eventually means you'll have no face left. /sagenod
2-14-2011 @ 7:01PM
@bubbap51:The person writing in, apparently. And I note that you aren't claiming that you did homework *while* you were raiding. Seems like Dear Reader is in a position where he can still contribute but can't socialize outside of raid or what have you.@Tirrimas:Actually, that's the kind of thing I meant by meaningful conversation. Not that it has to be deeply intellectual, just that you have to actually engage with the other people you're theoretically talking to. Sharing anecdotes and commenting on what's going on will help the writer reconnect with his guild; stopping between physics problems to type "grats" and "lol" isn't going to do anything for him.
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