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Blizzard cracks down on Arena pet naming exploit {WoW}

Jan 1st 2008 5:48PM Agreed. This has happened a few times to me in arenas. Not so much in BGs, because I expect player-like names on pets, but since there are so many players, I don't focus on names, like I do in Arenas.

I kinda like the fact that I can always tell a warlock pet when I tab through groups, because it saves me effort, or helps to throw quick Banishes up.

The Light and How To Swing It: Surviving 1-20 as a pally {WoW}

Nov 22nd 2007 3:51AM You know what? Everyone who has ever made a comment about Paladins being inferior in any way, you fail at both insults, and life.

I have a 70 pally. I know my class inside and out. I raid, and I can keep up my mana and heal next to anyone I've played with. I PvP, and as a Ret-adin (PRE-2.3), I have managed to hold my own against any class. I've never bubble-hearthed, or been called a ret-nub. I've seen people cry that I healed myself in a duel, just because they can't. I've seen people complain that I can bubble and win in PvP against 4 would-be gankers. I've seen it all, and I still play my class the same way.

Now, if you want to lump an entire chunk of the players of this game into a single 'lolpally', asshat style clique, you fail. That's like saying all rogues are idiots who rolled their toons just to gank, and be jackasses to everyone. Don't judge me based on what I choose to play.

Oh, and EVERYONE who has EVER used L2Play as an insult, FAILS at life. Period.

Blizzard's new Warden, and our privacy {WoW}

Nov 15th 2007 4:17PM Honestly, I couldn't give a rat's ass either way. I mean, I personally have nothing to hide on my computer, which happens to be a Mac. The way I see it, A.) If Blizz actually looked with any interest at the files contained in the computers of their players, they'd basically find 2 things: work, and porn. I don't think they care much about either as a company. And B.) If I get that little box that tells me to type my rootAdmin password in order to install something, and I don't know what it is, I don't think I'm going to be doing it.

But seriously: What good reason could Blizzard, a multi-million (billion, possibly) dollar company have to care what's on your computer? You have nothing they value, other than the $15 you pay them every month.

WoW Moviewatch: Unlimited Escapism Vol. 0 {WoW}

Oct 25th 2007 12:46PM Just a tidbit I found funny. The movie is 13:37 long. Lawlz.

Voice-chat and women who play WoW {WoW}

Oct 9th 2007 3:57PM Once again, I find myself needing to say something, even if it'll be ignored and flooded over with other comments.

I've played WoW with a lot of women before. I guarentee, anyone who has been in a mature guild (by that I mean, not a LOLCHUCKNORRIS guild), has probably had the same experience. A lot of the women I've run with have been girlfriends/wives of other guild members, and most of them are more hardcore gamers than I am. My point is, they've always been there, in the game, but until you get on Vent (and I guess the ingame voice now), there was really no way to look, or reason to care.

But yeah, about the whole sexual harrassment thing, I think the new voice chat feature will increase this phenomenon a ton. Previously, I assume it would be limited to game chat and (much more rarely) Vent, but I've never seen it actually happen between guildies in Vent (God know's I'd have some explaining to do to my guildies if I tried to hit on one of girlfriends in Vent.). But WoW is a lot like Myspace, in that it's full of asshats and jerks, and I guarentee many of them would have no problem crossing the decency line in voice chat.

That's my two cents.

The guild broke up... amicably? {WoW}

Sep 10th 2007 4:16PM Doubtful anyone cares, but I've been in a similar situation. Myself and a group of my (now) very close friends, were all brought together by chance to form an all paladin guild based on PvP and 'vigilante' style activity. We became the best friends ever, until our GM who brought us together, told us to help him power level a mage, and eventually deserted us. We stayed together, formed a new guild, and it was awesome.

But then the time came that we were all 70, and what do you know, still paladins, and that meant no endgame for us. So, what did we do? We split up. On the best terms anyone could, because we knew we had to join other guilds to do Kara and beyond. We still used our old Vent, and acted like a guild would, and kept our alts in the old guild. It worked, and even now when the server literally died (every level 70 Xferred off of it. Srsly.), we're still together.

S'my 2 cents. Enjoy.
-Askren, , formerly of The Forgotten Coast