Aug 22nd 2010 10:20PM The difference, that the author states tacitly, is making a plan and giving yourself a deadline.
I'm 39. 15 years ago I didn't have a plan and my timeline was "whenever". So I figured I should go the job/career route, because if I was going to be clueless and directionless I may as well have a few dollars in the bank so I could take action whenever I *did* figure things out. I completely sympathize with today's 20-something crowd who is probably going through the exact same thing, only with higher unemployment. All I can say is that I was able to achieve things I never thought possible (writing a book, hiking the Grand Canyon, running the Border, forming my own company) and I wouldn't have been able to do that if I didn't stop and take the time to figure things out while I was building up a few bucks.
Moving back in with the folks isn't a step backwards if you have a plan and give yourself a deadline (to ensure that plan doesn't become a dream). If you don't have that, well, then yeah, that's where I put on my old fat man hat on and say "Get a job!" But, you know, in a *positive* way!
And don't pay attention to newspaper articles about 20 somethings. They had the same thing back in my day. I think newspapers do it because 25 year olds typically make much more attractive photograph subjects than 39 year olds. "We return you once again to the sorrowful woe begotten life of Johnny Muscleabs and his girlfriend, Jenny Buxom...."
Sep 21st 2009 8:53AM This article missed the opportunity to use a picture (and quote) from the cartoon "The Tick", specifically from The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight.
"And so he says to me, you want to be a bad guy? and I say Yeah Baby! I want to be bad! I says SURF'S UP SPACE PONIES I'm making gravy without the lumps! Ah ha ha ha ha haaaaa!!!!!"
... and an opportunity to quote the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight should never be missed.
Sep 17th 2009 8:24AM First of all, I would never want these feats in the game. Too many people have led battlegrounds or instances/raids to failure trying to get an achievement that was *postitive*. Can you imagine what would happen if someone was deliberately trying to lose? Forget it.
That being said...
"A Day At Camp Graveyard" -- get killed 5 times in under 3 minutes in a battleground
Aug 13th 2009 8:36AM Well, if I was the only person that knew WoW would go offline Nov 10, 2012 ...
... on Nov 8 I'd borrow a ton of gold from everyone I knew then on Nov 9 I'd sell it all for cash.
Aug 11th 2009 8:53PM Ah! OK Taladin. I get it now. Thanks.
That has to be the first time I've down ranked my own comment. :)
Aug 11th 2009 7:16PM As a cloth caster I absolutely do not see what is so frightening about asking paladins to wear mail. Yes, it will be harder to survive. To quote that famous 20th Century philosopher John McCain, "Welcome to the party, pal!"
Aug 6th 2009 8:57PM You know what I hate about it being "easy"?
All the morons that somehow managed to get to a high arena ranking or advance far in raids that assume "easy fight" means the same thing as "you should play bad".
Out aggroing the tank after the horse dismount, no crowd control, not paying attention to the healer, not using AoE taunts, not healing the dps no matter how much health the tank has, looting epics while the fight is still going on, and pulling when everyone is low on mana. I have seen all of this in just a few short days.
And there is absolutely no talking to these morons. If they have better gear or more achievements, then that's all they need for an excuse to act like a spaz. Not that high end epics makes them stupid or anything. There have already been many representaives from the crowd of people that think that if a good player can handle an encounter in blue/green gear, then going up to that encounter in blue/green gear must make them a good player!
Oh well. At least the Confessor chick has a dang sexy voice.
Jul 20th 2009 8:21PM Of the top 6, there are four guys that share the same two guilds. Congragulations to Zoltan, but it seems like the "little people" that helped him along the way would be major contenders in any other context. Not that anyone has said otherwise, mind you.
Jul 14th 2009 8:09AM Hellfire would be FINE if the spell had a knockback effect.
Jul 4th 2009 2:21PM Roman candles.
I liked to shoot them at my friends and pretend I was a D&D wizard casting fireball.