Jan 15th 2008 12:10PM My guild's pretty awesome as far as "leveling guilds" go. We've been lucky enough to assemble a core group of good people, and last I know we were all in the same level range. Even on run-throughs we all try to learn something from it - like how to solo instances for fun and profit, or how NOT to aggro an entire wing of Scarlet Monastery. Personally, since I'm very new to the levels I'm reaching now, I like to have a run-through before pugging it, just so I can get a feel for the place with friends before going in with a bunch of people I don't even know.
Now, as far as payback goes, I at least like to get a little mailed thank-you note, if nothing else. Once I helped out a lowbie hunter by sending her some pet food and I got a simple little "thanks, my pet enjoyed it" note in return. That note is still sitting in my bank, and it makes me happy every time I see it. I sent a sincere thank you to the person who ran me through a bit of Scarlet Monastery, and got a lovely encouraging note back, which is not only in my bank but is also my desktop wallpaper. I was granted the BoP gear with the condition that I put it to good use ... and that has turned into determination in the real world to get my bum off the computer chair and get a job.
So, if you're so inclined to run guildies for free, please be very encouraging. :) Am I weird for being nice to people who run me?
Jan 12th 2008 1:19PM That's hot.
*dodges incoming stupid comments*
Jan 11th 2008 10:20AM I'm sad that Destro has free transfers, as it is and always will be the home of my main. I just hope that none of the guildies and beloved friends I've met will transfer off while I'm in a state of "can't play now, I'm broke." Guys, you know who you are, stay there!
Jan 9th 2008 11:17AM Ah, yes. I was quite the noob. I too rolled a Nelf Huntard, on Illidan US. Ooops.
Lessons learned: use quest rewards. train your pet. STV is hard. and sometimes getting ganked can be funny.
Jan 6th 2008 1:12PM Bunch of larps as it may be, it looks like a bunch of rather pretty and well done larps. I'm looking forward to it.
What is that music? It's too pretty ...
Jan 5th 2008 4:49PM I was in what I thought was a nice small guild with pretty mature members. I tried to be as helpful as I could, since technically I think we were a leveling guild. One morning, I logged on, and my note had been changed to simply read "bitch."
Needless to say, I /gquit right away. I would have dealt with it better had one of the guildleaders sent me a note as to why I was suddenly labeled as such, but I'm not one to take that kind of immaturity lying down.
The guild I'm in now is much much nicer, to be sure. The most ironic part? In the old guild, the members were around my age, whereas in my new guild, I'm one of the older ones, and we've got sixteen-year-olds that show more maturity than my old guildies.
Jan 4th 2008 10:13AM Hell yeah Draenei men! I'd hit that.
Then again, my significant other plays a blueberry shaman, so maybe I'm biased.
Dec 14th 2007 2:08PM Always have and always will be Alliance, no matter what anyone else says.
Sep 24th 2007 7:26PM As a person who gets mad at people over a headset daily (and none of it is WoW-related!), let me add a few pointers.
1. Do not chew gum. At all. If you must chew gum because you're quitting smoking, please explain that before we suffer through much smacking and garbled words.
2. Yelling will not make you louder. It will only make other people mad at you.
3. If you're going to get things accomplished, don't turn it into a gabfest. Only talk when you need to. "Only speak when spoken to" is a good rule to follow.
4. Tone of voice counts for a lot!!!
5. Push-to-talk is GOD. We don't want to hear you sneezing when we're trying to concentrate.
Yes, I know a few of these are repeats from the article, but they need emphasis. I've worked with people who haven't used a headset before in their entire lives, and this is really just a list of my pet peeves.