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7-20-2011 @ 2:50PM
Far and away the worst, worst, worst of the Meet the Bloggers articles. It's clear that Ziebart set a high bar, and here, we have a new measuring stick for the opposite end of the spectrum."All 5-man instances are boring and irrelevant to me once I have what I need from them. The best raid is always the 25-man heroic version of whatever the current raid is;""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."Yeah, I used to read Gold Capped (even though I have zero ambition when it comes to making gold in the asinine WoW economy, and I completely despise it), but it looks like that's over. The other Meet the Bloggers were interesting, engaging articles that put us in the shoes of the writers, letting us see the game through their characters. This article? Come on man, you make it sound like someone had a gun to your head while you were writing it, and someone else was threatening to put a nail through your metaphorical WoW dick. You play a virtual economic currency simulator; the rest of us play World of Warcraft.
7-20-2011 @ 3:11PM
I agree. This is one author that I will avoid from now on. I enjoy reading wowinsider, but the arrogance coming from this article really gives me a sour taste.
7-20-2011 @ 3:20PM
I think you are confusing arrogance with logic and reason. Those factors of the game are only irrelevant to him, not as a whole. If you don't like collecting vanity pets, then vanity pets are irrelevant to you, but that doesn't make you a jerk.
7-20-2011 @ 3:27PM
It's okay to not like the answers, but that doesn't mean they're bad answers. You might not like him after reading his responses but you do know a bit more about him, and that's what Meet the Bloggers is all about.
7-20-2011 @ 3:43PM
I honestly believe that the irrelevant areas that he mentions in the article, are not just being pointed out because he feels they are irrelevant to him. To me, it clearly seems that he believes they truly are irrelevant on a grand scale, and only exist to inconvenience HIM.I know there will be (and looking at some of the comments, already is) a ton of folks who are lining up to defend him. This always happens on wow insider. Feel free to brush off his arrogance as an act, a style of writing, whatever you want it to be. It's still bad taste, from top to bottom.
7-20-2011 @ 3:47PM
I don't mind the answers. I'm just not a fan of how the answers were delivered. I think Meet the bloggers is a great feature, and I look forward to reading and learning more about the writers. I just happened to learn that this is a blogger that I don't particularly care for, and I probably won't read any more of his work. To each his own. Just as he has the right to express himself as he sees fit, I have the right to not like it.
"Come on man, you make it sound like someone had a gun to your head while you were writing it"no it doesn't it seems he enjoyed it, but only at the point when they talk about his accomplishments (which surprisingly from the gold guy it's the economy mini game)what's wrong with playing a virtual currency simulator?I mean not everyone has to like lore (if Anne had wrote that I'd say you have a point tho), but the if the guy giving advice on how to make gold prefers to play virtual market over lore (or only doing dungeons to get what valor points) I see nothing wrong with that.I'm afraid not every one plays wow for the same reasons as you do, but of course those of us who doesn't are in the wrong ;)
7-20-2011 @ 4:03PM
@KaminariYou're darn right that there isn't a single thing wrong with playing a virtual currency simulator. However, when you devalue pretty much every other facet of the game, other than pvp'ing (or mindlessly zerging Tol Barad due to population imbalances......) and raiding, that's where the issue starts. Especially the "Lore doesn't matter, none of it matters, I play a good guy and so do all of my buddies, you're all wrong" part. This isn't a gold making blog. This article would fit much, much better on one.
7-20-2011 @ 4:31PM
"you're all wrong"But he never said that. He's not interested in some aspects of the game, sure, but there's nothing in the article to suggest that he begrudges other people their fun. Why do you assume he does?
7-20-2011 @ 4:36PM
However, when you devalue pretty much every other facet of the game, other than pvp'ing (or mindlessly zerging Tol Barad due to population imbalances......) and raiding...of course hard core pvp'ers must raid at least some and raiders must not devalue pvp, and both of them should care about lore, because if not we're playing WoW the wrong way"This isn't a gold making blog. This article would fit much, much better on one."wait, I though this article was about the guy making a gold making blog.however I agree with you about him sucking for his answer in horde vs alliance, 'cause everybody knows horde is the REAL faction.Lok'tar Ogar.
7-23-2011 @ 10:15PM
@many replies here.He is dismissive of others play, which starts down the jerk path:http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/02/13/breakfast-topic-did-you-accomplish-your-lunar-festival-goals/Basil Berntsen Feb 13th 2011 8:42AMI most certainly did! Not a single lunar fest NPC interacted with, and I spent absolutely no time working on vanity achievements.
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