Feb 18th 2009 10:36AM Oh dear me, this just can’t go unanswered. How can you say that The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is T.S Elliot’s most famous poem, considering that Cats, one of the longest running Broadway musicals of all time, was based off of Elliot’s poems in Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats? When you couple that fact, with the fact that this is Shifting Perspectives, a column dedicated to a class which is capable of turning into a cat, it seems almost sacrilege.
Have you no shame young lady? Where is your class loyalty?
Feb 2nd 2009 2:40PM There is no way he could have been meeting the DPS minimums for our Naxx-25 run without his armor. Just no way. If he hadn't been gloating about it, he still would have gotten a 2 week raid ban in my guild just for being in the raid and not producing.
The gloating would have found him guildless and getting an auto-hearth in 59 seconds.
Our guild rules are also pretty simple.
Rule #1: The Raid is sacred. Do NOT screw with it.
Rule #2: If you sign up for a raid, you show up to play. If you need further clarification, see Rule #1.
Rule #3: Have your gear gemmed/enchanted, have the best buff foods available, have your flasks/elixers/potions ready. If you need further clarification, see Rule #1.
Rule #4: Learn the fights before you show up. There are plenty of videos and walkthroughs available. If you need further clarification see Rule #1 and Rule #2.
Rule #5: Who's Your Daddy? The Raid Leader, thats who. The Raid Leader is The Law.
Jan 30th 2009 2:15PM The No-Fly-Zone over Wintergrasp... Just one more way that PVP has ruined the game. :o)
OK, I jest, I jest.
Jan 23rd 2009 1:40PM There are times when someone needs a summon. Need another healer, Boomkin has to go to Moonglade to respec Resto. MT is no show, Ret Pally has to respec Prot. Key player just got a T7 drop, we're taking a five min bio, while key player zips off to gear it out and grab gems from guild bank, and take an enchanter with you. Etc... Stuff happens. Someone leaves, have to pull in another player, whatever. Summons are needed during the raid all the time too.
Jan 23rd 2009 1:23PM Matchu- Haha, I was thinking the same thing... then saw everyone flaming you. You must be a druid. Instant Cast Swift Flight form FTW!!!
As far as crowding around the stone... well this isn't a problem on a PVP server. On Ravenholdt, it seems at times that the Naxx summoning area has more or less become an official battleground. It isn't uncommon to see a post announcing that we now have the Naxx Stone. I've never seen it void of players, one faction or another is constantly there ganking anyone too slow to make it into the instance. Beware the Death Knight!!! Of course, since there are more Belf Ret Pallies than there are Alliance on my server, you can guess how often we get to use the summoning stone.... in fact, I don't think I have ever been summoned to Naxx by anything other than one of our warlocks.
Jan 13th 2009 12:03PM Robin,
Which speaks to the root of my post. Hypersensitivity to an image created by the verbage used. If your googling had brought up a post that said, "Qira, was a Palestinian village in the district of Haifa. During the 1948 settlement of Isreal the Jewish Monitary Fund purchased the land from the Palestinians who were living there. Most of the 711 Palestinians from Qira resettled in an area that under the British Mandate of Palestine was called Transjordan, and is now known as The West Bank." Would you have immediately changed your name, with or without a good nights sleep?
The PC crowd now likes to call this ethnic cleansing, right along with Milosovic killing the Muslims, and Hitler killing the Jews.
"What is in a name," indeed.
Jan 13th 2009 9:16AM Halokon,
OK... first of all, Auschwitz saw about a million Jews put to death, and another 200,000 dead from other groups, (Poles, Soviets, and Romanians mostly.) Qira wu Quaman was a village with about 140 farmers and their families, about 700 people. They were removed from their village in the Pre-Isreali State period in preparation for the internationally accepted process creating Isreal as a nation. They were not murdered, and were infact compensated for their homes and crops. Not good times for the families, but definitly not the same as Auschwitz. Very much an Apples and Oranges comparison. So, just my 2 coppers.
Fimbri and Halokon,
Secondly, Robin said she liked the name Qira. She changed the name as a knee-jerk reaction to reading that the city was ethically cleansed. I'd almost bet that she didn't get any farther in her research than the first tag on Google saying that the village was the site of ethnic cleansing. If she had done further research she probably would have found that at the time there were several dozen settlements and villages where the JNF (Jewish National Fund) bought up land in preparation for the Nation of Isreal in 1948. Qira wasn't listed as a site of ethnic cleansing until 1997, mostly because it sounds more more horrid to say the Jews ethnically cleansed the Palestinians in Qira than to say that the Jews bought 1000 square km for about 11,000,000 British pounds, including the land where Qira is located.
Of course, if Robin had stumbled across the tidbit about Qira being a town in China that has never been ethnically cleansed then she might have kept the name, since Tolkein reportedly based his concept of the elfs after the Chinese.... but I digress.
Political Correctness is a refuge for the ignorant.
My point has more to do with the knee-jerk reaction.
Jan 13th 2009 8:20AM I'm going to say that there was no reason to change the name at all. Have we reached the level of PC in the world now that anything and everything is off limits? Next thing you know people will be telling us we can't wear cotton because slaves used to be forced to pick cotton, and you can't use boats because slaves used to be put on boats, and cartoons are bad because there was once some cartoons of Muhamad. Changing your name from Qira because there was once a village named Qira where some bad people did some bad things... well, thats just hyper-sensativity silliness.
Dec 23rd 2008 1:25PM If you can't please all of the people all of the time, then.... you probably work for Blizzard.