Mar 12th 2012 6:40PM That'll be because WoWcrendor puts out like 500 videos every day. Give or take 499 or so.
But seriously, he works hard and does a crap ton of videos. So it makes sense that a fair few of them will find their way here.
Feb 25th 2012 12:13PM You have an excellent point, at any rate. While it's not like you should say 'I'M A GAMER COME WATCH ME GAME I AM AWESOME AT GAMING ARE YOU A GAMER YOU SHOULD BE IF NOT LET'S GAME TOGETHER GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES', it's also not something to be hiding either.
Imagine this scenario. You're speed dating, with 5 minutes to chat to each potential partner. You either hide your gaming hobby, or add it in with your hobbies when asked about what you do in your spare time. How does this decision affect the outcome of the evening?
If you hide it, you may get 5-6 people at the end of the night who state they are interested in you. However, they are interested in a lie: they do not know who you really are. What are they going to do when they find out later on? Because if you want to date them, then they are going to find out. It's just a matter of time.
Alternatively, if you're open about your hobby, then you may only get 1 person interested. But that 1 person knows exactly what they are getting in to. They know who you really are. Surely that would create a more long-lasting, trusting, and ultimately loving relationship?
Feb 24th 2012 7:16PM I put my experiences in WoW on my CV, because I believe the game has helped me improve as a person and develop skills necessary for success in almost any career. Anyone who has been a raid leader and officer in a guild will know what I'm talking about.
Did that contribute to my almost a year-long search for a job? Maybe. Maybe there were employers out there who saw WoW and immediately made an ignorant judgement call.
If that happened, then all I can say is this: I wouldn't have wanted to work for such a closed-minded company anyway. I'm better off without them.
Since that time, I have found a brilliant employer who gave me a chance to prove myself. They gave me the job when they realised I was the best candidate for it, and WoW only contributed to my skills, never detracted.
I now have brilliant benefits, plenty of career advancement opportunities, and an open-minded set of colleagues. Is that down to my being open about my gaming hobby? Maybe, maybe not. But someone has to stand up for our beloved hobby.
Gaming will never become a respected past time while we hide in the shadows, refusing to 'out' ourselves as gamers. If we don't think it's a worthwhile hobby, then how can anyone else? The confidence and respectability starts with us.
However, something important to remember... Be a civil ambassador for gaming. Represent us in a positive light. Don't sink to the levels of those who insult our passion. Explain the positives of gaming, and if that doesn't work, simply ignore. Never insult. Never hate.
Stand up for your hobby. Be proud of who you are. Gaming will become a respected art form just like films and books, but only with our hard work. Good luck everyone. Make gamers proud.
Feb 7th 2012 12:25PM I'm the Ex-guild officer, ex-raid leader who's gone completely casual and now potters around doing my own thing while cheering the raid team on from the sidelines.
I'm pretty knowledgeable about the game so I try to help out when people ask questions in guild chat. Yeah, that's where I see me: the advisor, helping others learn from my experiences. I hope that's how other people see me: sometimes I worry that I'm a bit too talkative and drown other people out. They've kept me around though, so I guess I'm doing something right!
Jan 29th 2012 10:34AM Shade of Akama trash. Stupidly large aggro radius, tiny doorway making marking targets difficult, and patrols meant that it was VERY EASY to pull everything. Wipetacular.
Jan 4th 2012 8:07PM I say Draenei, but it's important to note I'm only talking about the females.
I maintain that the females reproduce with each other, while the males are some weird mutant offshoots that really don't serve any purpose.
Dec 2nd 2011 4:12PM Yeah, auctioneer totally broke for me. Dunno when they're going to get an update out, but it made me switch to auctionator. I now prefer that addon, so in a way it was a good thing!
Nov 7th 2011 12:18PM The WHU rocks so much. I love hearing about the crazy things they get up to, and the amount of planning and effort that must've gone in to getting everyone lined up like that... Holy christ. Major props to Frostheim: it may not be the best edited video, but he didn't need model viewer to create a dwarven army. He already has one.
Oct 23rd 2011 5:43PM If you look at things from a pure numbers stand point and only think about the hard core number crunching types, then yes, Legendaries are pretty horrible. But the fact is this type of player is such a tiny minority that really, Legendaries aren't catering to them.
At the end of the day, Legendaries are fun. They're fun for guilds to work towards and they spice the game up. They make it different, interesting. They make players stand out. They give us something to aspire towards, to work together as a guild and overcome the odds to create this exceptional weapon. Yes, we all hear about the QQ and drama each time a new legendary comes along. But that is exactly the same as the endless whine threads on the official forums: the very vocal minority. As an example, my guild had precisely zero drama when deciding who got Dragonwrath: we made the raiding team vote, they picked a candidate and a backup to get the second staff, and we were done. No fuss.
Yes, heroic modes are going to be a balance concern in Dragon Soul due to Dragonwrath (mostly the reason why it's getting nerfed in 4.3, I'd imagine). It is something to consider. But It isn't the only thing to consider. The fun factor is huge in something like a Legendary: be it the guild who bands together and works on that Legendary for months and finally gets an awesome weapon for their troubles; or the random guy who spots a Legendary wielder out of the corner of their eye, inspects, and goes 'woah... I want it!'.
Also, I don't believe we saw guilds stacking Val'anyr healers in WotLK, nor did Warglaives become a gigantic issue (I remember there being some Rogues QQing about how they're balanced around Warglaives or some such nonsense, but honestly Warglaives weren't necessary for Sunwell nor did Warglaive wielders trivialise the instance). I doubt Dragonwrath will be an issue in Cataclysm, and even if it is Blizzard can fix it.
Finally, sensationalist title much? ;) Though I suppose that's how you get the page count up!