Jan 15th 2009 10:21AM This^
Jan 15th 2009 10:18AM "As far as some kid being exposed to something that would somehow alter their upbringing or state-of-mind or something, comeon... Be a better parent. "
"Afterall, they're not used to the sweeping censorship that we enjoy in the US that has produce soooo many whiny, and I dare say too-damned sensative, kids (let alone adults)."
So should parents protect their children from adult content or not? You seem to say that being a better parent involves keeping those concepts away from our children, then turn around and say that doing such creates sensitivity (which is a bad thing?). Let me present a concept to you:
As a proud parent I know that children ARE impressionable. They hear words (even words that they don't know the meaning of) and observe the affect the words have when spoken. There is an age where learning adult content is necessary to complete education, however learning respect and proper usage and such things is also important. I believe you would be better off stating that utterly sheltering your child from adult content for their entire life could be detrimental to their wellbeing, but that perhaps censorship is necessary for children up to a certain age. If you call a child sensitive, perhaps that means that they haven't reached the age where the content you have introduced is appropriate for them. I conclude: As an adult, it is therefore your responsibility to not present inappropriate content when children are present. Children are not the ones we should hold responsible in this case, but the adults that are around them.
Jan 15th 2009 9:55AM First thing I do when I create a toon is turn off all the chat channels and whisper a friend in a guild to get invited so I can avoid the spam of "will you join my guild?" ppl. I find that avoiding all the channels except when I have a specific need to use them makes my game much more enjoyable.
Making a server for over 18 seems a little dumb to me cuz the only people I've ever encountered in game that were intolerably offensive were younger than that. Most people over 18 if they are offensive and you say that they are offending you at least attempt a more respectful attitude/language. Honestly, as people get a little older they find ways to have fun that don't involve racism and offending other people.
Jan 15th 2009 9:06AM I don' tknow much about PvP and whatnot, But I know in BC when I hit 70 the first thing I did was buy the Blue honor gear from all five of the Quartermasters, gem them out with PvE gems and go raid. I skipped almost all heroics (as an elemental shammy) and just raided.
Come Wrath, I looked at the PvP gear, saw that most of it was 78 crafted or required arena ratings. Checked the quartermasters and realized most of the gear they provided had an equivalent that dropped in heroics. So of course this time around I ran heroics.
This tells me that the PvP gear is significantly more PvP oriented this time around (ie. I can't just buy the starting set and be able to go raid in it). That is probably a good thing. However, if the addition of resilience isn't helping anyone at all, I'm gonna go with the PvP gear must be completely worthless this time around. I mean, if you can't raid in it, and you can't PvP in it, what CAN you do in it? Maybe wear it for fishing if it looks cool, but I'm guessing it's probably not worth the grind for that.
Jan 8th 2009 2:16PM Maybe they were separated once before death, thus making another reunion be justly called "again". Yeah, what now? lol
Jan 2nd 2009 2:02PM WowInsider is a blog. Not a news site. They post things that interest them and comment on it, much like any other blog. Sometimes the things that interest them happen to ALSO be news. A lot of times, the news is interesting and the authors here want to comment on it. Nowhere does it say, however, that they are required to post breaking news. It's a blog and should be treated as such. Which is why that other guy called you a nuisance. Because there are thousands of good comments available to be made and you have to make one like "this is old news." which happens, in this case, to be irrelevant. Capice?
Jan 2nd 2009 11:07AM I'm a shaman healer and I approve of this message.
Honestly.. if you want the easiest fastest route go shammy healer with nature resist and chain heal. I was dps for awhile and we had a priest healer and we wiped repeatedly... probably 5 times until we got it. First time as resto we wiped twice (this was prior to the priest run while we were still learning the fight) and third time's the charm as they say... since then I've run it so many times that Loken is my highest number of boss kills on my statistics page. Best group configuration for me was to have pally tank and all melee classes so that we're all grouped together, however we've done it by having the tank in front of me, the melee stacked on him, and the ranged just behind me so that they can shoot arrows or whatever, and chain heal still hits them all. Just gotta remember latency when doing your running. I also throw a totem out to mark the spot to run to so people know where to go (another reason to have a shammy along? Hunters can use flare also to mark the spot). I know people say "go the the first set of stairs" but somehow someone always dies unless it's more specific. Ok enough rambling... bye now. :D
Dec 16th 2008 1:50PM I like how the alliance use that expression, however...
The other day in Silithus I "talked" to an NPC who told me his story of tragedy and woe. Supposedly he served the Air god Thundersomething and his god had been taken by surprise by the attack of the fire god Ragnaros and been defeated. Apparently the air god's essence couldn't be completely absorbed by Ragnaros, so the remaining parts of it were split in half and encased in amulets or something, then given to Ragnaros's lieutenants. This poor man, who'd served the Air god loyally was angry and sad. Angry for the betrayal, grieving for his loss. And when I deselected him in game he said "Have a good one!" all bright and cheery-like... I kinda did a double-take and thought "did he really just say that?"