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Recruit-a-Friend Rocket Mount delayed {WoW}

Apr 9th 2010 12:13PM I sensed an April Fools joke the moment I saw it! Just like the two-headed ogre mage...

The OverAchiever: Guide to Children's Week achievements {WoW}

May 1st 2009 9:10AM Two notes on Daily Chores:

1) It seems that you only have to have your orphan out when you hand in your daily, not when you do it.

2) I did 4 dailies this morning, obtained an orphan, did one daily with my orphan out, handed in the 5 dailies and got the achievement.

Totally bugged.

Voice chat being rolled out to all US realms {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2007 7:35AM Wow, apparently I can't spell this early in the morning. It should be "wholly"...

Voice chat being rolled out to all US realms {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2007 7:30AM @6 Um, Bliz has no say in what programs you choose to run in the background that don't directly modify WoW. Vent or Teamspeak is holey apart from WoW. The only commonality is that you happen to use these programs to talk about WoW. Seriously, they can't ban the use of those programs.

Azeroth Interrupted: It really is ok to play WoW {WoW}

Sep 29th 2007 4:52PM @3 I really don't like it when people say the bar scene is socially better than WoW. Not everyone enjoys bars. First of all I don't see how sitting at a bar consuming alcohol and inhaling second-hand smoke is healthier than sitting in front of a computer.

Second, there is a failure to realize the social value of WoW. Sure, it's not for everyone. I have plenty of friends that prefer talking to a person face to face. However there are many people who feel more comfortable opening up in an on-line situation. In fact I've had some of the deepest, honest and longest philosophical conversations in WoW. WoW also fosters a sense of social acceptance and promotes and encourages leadership.

To each their own. Some might like the bar scene, and that's why they don't play WoW. To others, WoW is their version of a bar scene. Humans need social interaction. Don't judge others on how they obtain theirs.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Protection {WoW}

Sep 28th 2007 5:39PM @30. Thanks for the advice. I've seen it posted here and there, but no other warriors I've met abide by it. I'll start collecting other gear and see how much differance it makes for me. Though I don't know where I'll keep it...

@33 and 35. You've hit on an interesting point. Warriors require a certain amount of finesse and skill to keep aggro in a hard-hitting group or raid. It shouldn't be made "easy" or "fool proof" to tank. I like games that require a little bit of skill to master. Warriors can tank just fine the way they are...for now.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Protection {WoW}

Sep 28th 2007 2:25PM Wow, lots of flaming going on here...
As a prot warrior I like to make sure I understand how threat and threat gain works. I notice that some people don't seem to think threat scales, while others think it does as gear is replaced.

I'm looking for a little clarification.

As I understand it, threat can be gained by any class directly through +threat abilities and damage or indirectly through healing.

A rogue or mage stacks gear which gives them a better damage output (increasing threat gained).
A warrior stacks +sta, which does not give an inherent threat gain.

A warrior's gear *does* add a small amount of +dmg as time progresses and gear is replaced, but unlike the rogue or mage who intentionally look for a much higher damage output (and therefore much higher threat gain) a warrior's damage output (and therefore threat gain) is only increased slightly because bliz was nice enough to include a +str or +hit to tanking gear here and there.

Is this the argument people are using to say that warrior's threat *does* scale? If so, it's the difference between adding one grain of sugar to a cup of tea, and adding one spoon-full. Sure, the tea gets sweeter, but there's no questioning which makes the tea sweet.

Would someone please (politely) explain to me if there is something I’m missing here? How else could threat for a warrior be scaleable?

As a side note, I’ve leveled both a prot war and a resto druid. I thought I would lose it soloing with my warrior, but the resto druid makes me want to cry. I can’t even bring myself to play her if my questing buddy isn’t online. As the author said, it’s nice that they’re helping out the healers, but the prot warrior needs some love too.

Poll: More men play women than women play men {WoW}

Sep 26th 2007 9:35AM Hahaha, you needed a poll to figure this one out? Of course more men play women than women play men. It's the case in just about any rpg, table top or virtual. Personally the first char I rolled was a male dwarf, but that's only because I couldn't bring myself to play a female one.

I fully endorse the "call it how you see it" rule. Chances are you're less likely to offend a male playing a fem char than a fem playing a fem char.

In my long experiance I've found that around 90% of guys I've just met will refer to me as "he" even though I play a fem toon. Not that I'm offended, but they are promptly corrected. On the other hand, 100% of girls will refer to me as "her" and never need to be corrected ;)

Boys are silly.

Breakfast Topic: What does that mean? {WoW}

Sep 8th 2007 12:51PM @#1 - I use gamer slang in my regular dialugue with close friends who are also gamers. It makes me smile. Yes, I am a total geek and I enjoy it. People *do* use these words in normal conversation, though perhaps not always in public.

@#19 - I totally agree with you. I feel that it's best to make a good impression on strangers, and I also appreciate strangers conversing with me in a more respectful and normal way.

@#40 - Your post made me laugh :)

@everyone else - Thanks for explaining QQ, I never knew that one. Also: if you're stumped on a gamer word, just ask another gamer. Most are happy to pass along their culture, and most won't mock you for not knowing it to begin with.

Forum Post of the Day: You're old school when... {WoW}

Sep 4th 2007 1:57PM ...ran out of room apparently! ;)