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Breakfast Topic: What part of you does your character represent?

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I have a warrior. When I am playing my warrior, I am tanking. And for whatever reason, when I am playing my warrior, I am more likely to call out a player for being annoying. Whether they are unable to stay out of fire or are specced by the patented Dart Board Method™, I feel like I am grumpier when I am tanking. If I am on my druid, healing away mindlessly, I may look at gear or specs and laugh about it in Vent or guild -- but I wouldn't call the player out on it.

As an example, I recently ran a random heroic on my druid and got Halls of Stone. Getting ready for a snoozefest, I threw up Mark of the Wild and took a quick peek at the tank's gear. And that quick peek turned into a stunned moment of surprise. It's a warrior, specced into Titan's Grip. He was using a two-hander and a level 60 PvP shield. He was wearing full PvP gear, with three or four pieces of it being pally gear. He was using the aforementioned Dart Board Method™ for his spec.

And yet I just ignored it. I just kept up the DPS death knight who was effectively tanking everything. It wasn't until someone else in the group finally got tired of it and started a vote to kick that we got rid of him.

So my warrior represents my easily annoyed side. My druid is my relaxed side. My shaman is that little part of me that smiles gleefully for every Thunderstormed player that is launched off something; he is a tad sadistic. What parts of you do your characters represent? Does it make sense that they split off like that?

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Breakfast Topic: What WoW figure do you want on your desert island?

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You've all heard the premise before: You go out on a cruise and are shipwrecked. The island has plenty of food, water, and shelter for you to live pleasantly for a long period of time (well, at least as pleasantly as one can live without an internet connection). Now the person talking to you says, "You only managed to find one music CD in the ship wreckage, and a working CD player. What CD will get you through this marooning?" More often than not, the person you are talking to then laughs at you when you answer, because you listen to weird music and and are inherently weird yourself.

Well, that is what happens to me, anyway.

Moving on, here is my version of the situation: You are stuck on an island. There is plenty of food, water, and shelter to survive. However, it's all in very basic form; there is no cup of never-ending chicken soup or fancy hotel. I hope you like bananas, and don't mind the rain. Now, in this scenario, there was one person who survived the cruise with you!

Here is where you come in to making this scenario. Name one person from Warcraft lore or an NPC from in game that you survived the wreck with. Did you manage to survive with Garrosh Hellscream? You could spend your time wrestling and training until you are rescued! Maybe Kael'thas Sunstrider, so you would have someone who would never, ever, ever, ever tire of talking. Or perhaps you would like to have that bread vendor from Ironforge, to supplement your diet of bananas. So who would you bring and why? (By the way, if you bring a mage, no portal or teleport runes were recovered from the wreck. No cheating!)

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