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Around Azeroth: Second star to the right {WoW}

Aug 13th 2009 10:30AM This.

A guide to shutting out the world (of Warcraft) {WoW}

Apr 8th 2009 1:54PM I think Heidi's main problem is the social interaction she has found is undesirable. Most will agree that trade is annoying, and while PVP on PVP servers can be a lot of fun for some people, it's not for everyone. I'm going under the assumption that it isn't so much she would not like to interact with people in the game as much as she would like to no longer interact with most of the people she's encountered so far... I think we all have come across players we'd rather never see again.

But fortunately the assumption that all players are the obnoxious 12 year old, or the PVP griefer is incorrect. There's many players who are mature, understanding, and have many of the same goals you have in the game. The trick is finding them.

I was fortunate enough to find a guild which is primarily a social guild and approaches instancing and raiding in a very low-pressure way. Most members are adults with families, and we all realize the things that take place in the real world need to come first. Finding this group of people has made my experience in the game infinitely more enjoyable. If you want to solo, no one is going to have any sort of issue with it... But... if you one day decide, hey, I'd like to do an instance, or maybe see the inside of a raid, you've got a trusted group of players who will help you with that.

I would highly suggest searching for this type of guild. For a casual player it really gives the best of both worlds. Unless you are totally against social interaction of anytype, not just the negative interactions you've experienced give it a shot.

The biggest roadblock for a lot of people is initial shyness. If you hear of a guild you might like, ask about it, and if they're accepting new members. Most good social guilds are very welcoming, and it certainly doesn't hurt to ask.

The Queue: Legendaries are for suckers {WoW}

Feb 4th 2009 5:56PM It should be for heroics. You should not be subjecting a group to that even as a survival hunter. Your pet is going to miss too much.

Go to Petopia, find the highest level pet of the type you want, tame it and grind with it for a couple hours. It's not that bad. Find a place with a lot of mobs that respawns fast... I'm being selfish and not offering up my location... And just kill, kill, kill. I think I leveled up my 78 wasp in about 2 hours, and made a ton of gold as a skinner and from vendor trash/greens

The Queue: A curse upon you, interlopers {WoW}

Jan 13th 2009 4:40PM Rampage is the same way. Alliance is always outnumbered at least 2 to 1. I go back and each time I find the same situation regardless of the day of week or time of day. It's hard most of the time to resist the urge to /AFK out.

When I played as Horde on Retaliation, it seemed that things were fairly balanced. Rarely did I see such lopsided numbers. I am certain there are some battlegroups where things are working fine, and some where the Horde is in the same situation as Alliance.

In our battlegroup this is a big problem, and AV is broke. Starting a BG this lopsided simply should not happen. Tenacity might help the situation a bit, but I don't understand why the BG even starts until you have a reasonable number of players queued on both sides.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 0 - BlizzCon loot bag with Polar Bear Mount {WoW}

Nov 13th 2008 3:43PM I just want it for the coozie.

Forum post of the day: Honor, glory, and coercion {WoW}

Sep 26th 2008 9:30AM Well in the case of people saying there's no coercion, I guess really we don't have to play the game at all if we don't want to.

The reality is, there are a lot of players who enjoy the battlegrounds, but just don't like arena play. Just like there are PVE endgame players who don't like PVP at all. Or people who like the arenas but don't like the battlegrounds. I think these are all valid ways to play the game, and unless you force everyone to do all of them, singling out one group and saying they have to this or that, but allowing the others to stay within their little areas isn't right.

Personally I do BG's because I don't have the time to schedule in raids or arena matches. I can jump into a BG at any time and have fun, and contribute to the group without having to coordinate a time with other players. To me WOW is just a game that I play when I have a chance or feel like it. It's not a job, it's not a commitment. When it becomes that, I'm out.