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Breakfast Topic: I don't like the word 'toon' {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 4:18PM I'm not sure I qualify as an elitist linguist, but I have characters. They have names. I named them. I refer to them by name, class, or collectively, as characters. No 'toons' or 'chars' here.

I type in complete sentences. I will add the period while texting, but not instant messaging. (Even I don't know why.) I try to use voice chat to communicate. Despite my ability to type rather quickly, I usually can not type a sentence within the one and a half seconds between abilities.

5 stupid-awesome uses for a Potion of Illusion {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 6:02PM I don't know if the bug still exists, but it used to be that if you took a potion next to a druid in bear form, then took another after, you would turn invisible. It's harder to know if your healer is ready when they're invisible.

Mists of Pandaria beta showing up on pages {WoW}

Mar 21st 2012 9:56PM I'm in. I doubt it matters much, but to satisfy your curiosity:

Account created: 12/28/2004
Annual Pass accepted: 10/23/2011
Previous Betas: The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King
Level 85 Character count: 11 - 10 Alliance, 1 Horde
Raiding experience: End game raiding classic, minimal raiding BC and Wrath
Tickets: Few submitted, but most due to bugs/possible botting
Blizzcons attended: 2008-2011
Collector's Editions: The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm

Poll: Which was your favorite classic WoW 40-man raid? {WoW}

Mar 13th 2012 5:17PM Blackwing Lair was my pinnacle and will forever be the place I hold in highest esteem.

Huge dragons, awesome mechanics, and paladin tier two. Not much could be better to me.

As a paladin, retribution no less (I've got Blessing of Kings!), I was part of my realm's first Nefarian kill. It was my alliance guild versus two horde guilds racing for realm first. We managed first, but only by a matter of minutes. Many times epic PvP battles occurred outside the entrance to Blackwing Lair. We tended to start those battles since we frowned upon the horde guilds using the fire resistance buff obtainable in the Blackrock Spire.

The OverAchiever: Got 100,000+ gold handy? {WoW}

Mar 1st 2012 7:33PM I must be partially insane. I have 11 85s. I purchased all the mount training for all 10 prior to price reductions or guild perks. On one character I have the Ice and Tundra Mammoths, had a Vial of Sands made, the Dalaran ring, the "Gigantique" Sack, over 100 pets, and over 100 mounts. Another character has the chopper. I still have enough to pay for another character to get to the same point.

How to kill a healer {WoW}

Feb 10th 2012 2:43PM As a DPS, I applaud trying to educate players on the finer aspects of killing a healer.

As someone that has just started healing in PvP as a priest, I curse you. How did other healers did not go insane prior to gearing enough to withstand onslaughts? I had never been focus fired so much or quickly than when I was in blue PvP and PvE gear healing in a battleground.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love my healers!

Around Azeroth: Believe it or not, I'm walking on air {WoW}

Jan 21st 2012 10:49AM There must be something wrong with me. As soon as I read the title, I had the song racing through my head and wanted to see that old series.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: FigurePrint Statue {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 5:44PM In it to win it!

Drama Mamas: Love and marriage and WoW {WoW}

Nov 28th 2011 3:14PM I don't think Alone provided enough information to come to these conclusions. She does not specify how much time they have as a couple outside of gaming. Just because a couple does not spend all or most of their time gaming together does not mean the relationship is in dire straits. Playing the game with different groups can give plenty of opportunity to bond, if done correctly.

While Alone seems upset about the situation, I wonder if her comment about "he wants nothing to do with me and my endeavors in-game" is just a perception, or if he has stated that in no uncertain terms. A desire to have better opportunities for a character in a high end raiding guild and a perceived lack of need by Alone, true or not, may be the real motivation behind the desire to move.

Without the information on how much time is spent outside of WoW, the comment "All time spent together can lead to Really Bad Things" by Robin may be considerably understated. "Selfish maneuvering" could really be what is needed. What would you do if you had no time to "do your thing" with friends and had a significant other that constantly wanted bonding time while you want to play and relax. I doubt many wives want their husbands joining them at the girls night out, just as husbands wouldn't want their wives with them for their night out with the guys.

Alone should keep track of the time spent with her husband, playing WoW or not. Understand that playing WoW together may not be the best way to bond, but the possibility exists to bond through discourse about WoW and the situations each of person faces while playing. If there is a true disparity in time allowed to Alone by her husband, then she should bring it to his attention, with at least a few weeks worth of data. If Alone hasn't talked to her husband directly about the issue, with data in hand, there is a communication and understanding issue. That's a problem that exists outside of WoW that can't be blamed on one person.

Alone, this "Drama Dad" says that you first need to make sure you have not inadvertently changed a bonding experience into a tight leash. If you believe there is not enough time being spent together, playing WoW or not, then communicate to your husband the issues you perceive. If you have already taken these steps, reconsider the reasons your relationship was originally rocky and realize you may have a much larger problem than will be solved by someone without a license.

Good luck. I've got a level 15 marriage that has survived similar and worse, but it took a lot of work. ;)

Enter to win a World of Warcraft iPhone clip case {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2011 1:27PM Glory to the Alliance!