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7-20-2011 @ 2:44PM
Wow, talk about an arrogant, pretentious dbag. No wonder he's alliance.
7-20-2011 @ 2:52PM
I think this has very little to do with the faction involved, to be honest.
I found the response to the best 5-man question a bit strange ... did he not realise people would read this and be interested in an answer not "it's irrelevant"? The Horde/Alliance question was just embarrassing.
7-20-2011 @ 3:06PM
Anyone that's ever listened to the Hunting Party Podcast would know Basil's a thoughtful guy, with forthright opinions and a sense of humor. That said, none of that personality comes across in this article AT ALL. It kinda looks like he was forced to write it, didn't want to, and did a petulant job of it. Too bad, because the above is really not the Basil that the Hunter community sees on his blog and in his podcasts.
7-20-2011 @ 3:09PM
That's not true, I see a bit of humor in his answers. Some people can't take a joke such as rabid faction slaves.
7-20-2011 @ 3:30PM
When I took workshop-style classes for my creative writing emphasis in college, the main thing our instructor/adviser would tell us is that everyone has their own style and method of conveying things; some styles and methods may not be everyone's cup of tea. It's what I try to keep in mind when talking to guildmates whose idea of "fun" in the game may differ from mine, for example.He is blunt, yes. It's a deviation from the more lighthearted content we're used to from the other writers. For someone who is adamant about making gold in-game and such-- that's his version of "fun" in the game-- the straightforward, no-frills, barely-crack-a-smile sort of tone of the article kind of fits. It's very businesslike. Am I a fan of it? No, not really. This is not my cup of tea. I only want "serious business" in my raids and, even then, in moderation with some laughs.When he talked about how five-man's were irrelevant when he "gets what he wants/needs," I had to take a step back. No, his response didn't really answer the question and it's always been a pet peeve of mine when people refuse to step into content because they don't personally benefit from it. But he's over there in his faction and guild and server, while I have mine. This isn't a guild application and I highly doubt that happenstance would throw us together even in a random BG (since opposite factions can't pug together). Again, when you look at it from a business-like perspective, it kind of makes sense.TL;DR: To each their own, and we can agree to disagree. Name-calling and associating said bad names with faction resolve nothing.
7-20-2011 @ 3:31PM
Trust me, the Horde has plenty of members who can wear the "pretentious dbag" badge.
7-20-2011 @ 3:42PM
Jordan says, " Some people can't take a joke such as rabid faction slaves."Basil says, "Alliance all the way. I don't care about lore and I don't read quest text, but it's obvious to me that the Horde are the bad guys and the Alliance are the good guys. I don't want to discuss it, and I don't want to hear how the Horde has factions within them that are more reasonable."
7-20-2011 @ 3:53PM
ya, whats up with the trolling of the horde?just came off looking like an idiot there.Protip: Making gold is easy in wow. Having class isn't.
7-20-2011 @ 4:24PM
This is the first Wow Insider post I've read I think should be taken down. I see none of the Euripides I hear each week in the Hunting Party Podcast.We never actually get to meet the blogger. He's a Dad. His sister is hot. He's Canadian. He appreciates good Whisky. He has an unnatural affinity for feral druids that he constantly denies.Sweet Lord, my summary of the man was better than this!
7-20-2011 @ 5:02PM
i completely agree with this post. you guys might say "this article doesn't portray his real personality" or whatever, but i don't read any of this guy's stuff - i find it boring - and this was the only impression i have received from him. going with this....it looks like he's a pretentious dbag who i definitely have no desire to get to know better. guy couldn't get me in his guild if he paid my subscription. it seems like it's a real boring and nonsocial guild. sorry, but i'm just going with what i see.
7-20-2011 @ 5:34PM
What makes you think that isn't a tongue in cheek joke, Hob? Maybe he was making fun of such people. Maybe you shouldn't jump to conclusions so quickly. Alliance players have been left out while the people who made the game openly make fun of the Alliance faction. Maybe it was a comment on the lack of faction pride in the Alliance. Or maybe how they're not the trendy faction to be a part of.
7-20-2011 @ 6:03PM
"but i'm just going with what i see"You're seeing an awful lot more than I am, I guess.
Wow, I'm sad to see all the Basil hate in here. The guy spends most of his WoW time helping other people, whether this be through leading his guild or writing to help scrubs like me learn how to make epic tons of gold. I think you folks are a little harsh to some one who is just expressing his opinion in an article designed for that very purpose. And the faction complaints are just silly. So he prefers the alliance over the horde and is very vocal about it. Him and everyone else with a preference.Oh, and FOR THE ALLIANCE.:P
7-20-2011 @ 9:05PM
@JordanWhy don't I think it was tongue-in-cheek? Because there's nothing in the post that suggests the author is being anything more than direct and straightforward with his opinion. No jokes, no humor, no goofing around. When the mage and warlock columnists bash their "opposite" class ~ it's obviously a joke. It's intended to be funny.But for the sake of argument - what part of the quote was supposed to be tongue in cheek? What part was supposed to be funny?
7-21-2011 @ 4:36AM
@ MortenebraI agree with "to each his own", but this is a blog and the response just sounded ridiculous - not answering at all would have been more interesting.
7-21-2011 @ 8:13AM
Actually confirms what I have always gotten from goldcapped (don't do podcast):He's a maximizer, and very goal oriented - exactly the kind of personality you want to mine the min/max of market systems, so he is the right guy for the column. Not someone I would want to play with (sounds intolerant of folks going off script, I enjoy improv), but I definitely appreciate the insights - its stuff that's good to know, but would bore me to death mining it on my own.
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