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Servers still down for emergency maintenance this morning [UPDATED] {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2009 12:36PM Yeah, I have a job. That's why this sucks. I had the morning off and got zero play time. That's basically it for me until next week.

Clear?

Servers still down for emergency maintenance this morning [UPDATED] {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2009 12:33PM Yes and no. Yes, the change managment and patch testing should give them a very good idea - better than "2 to 4 hours". No, this doesn't guarentee hitting the timeline. Stuff comes up, hardware, software etc.

My personal beef is that I would like to see communication from Blizzard. Like, "it's been four hours, servers are not not up, we expect them up soon/not soon/don't know". Whatever.

People will complain regardless, but more communication is always better than less.

Felicia Day on meeting girls in WoW {WoW}

Nov 25th 2008 7:22PM Mmm, I think her point is that women are attracted to competence. Once you get out of school, and have the chance to accomplish something, you'll find that being good at what you do is appealing to women.

A Ferrari your parents gave you is not going to do much. But if you earned it yourself, that really is something and is going to give you a look. Not a date but at least a look.

It's only one of several factors in the initial meeting. And basic compatibility quickly becomes the dominate factor. I guess I'm saying, achievement is not superficial. It's, well, an achievement.

AotV, Exotics to be changed {WoW}

Oct 15th 2008 4:09PM Ghostcrawler said:

The second change is to some of the numbers on the special attacks of exotic pets to make sure the pets are around a 10% increase from normal pets.

Is it a 10% DPS increase, or just an increase of 10% on the special attackes?

If the former you are dead right, most BM players will feel the need to use the exotics.

Enter to celebrate patch 3.0.2 with a Paper Airplane from WoW Insider {WoW}

Oct 14th 2008 1:02PM Check my achievements to date. Booya!

BigRedKitty: Rhino Bowling {WoW}

Oct 9th 2008 10:24AM Good by, IB GY choke point! Can't wait to take this to AV and scatter some horde.

Will Wrath really be ready by November 13? {WoW}

Sep 26th 2008 7:52AM Starting point: WoW will never be done. The designers will always have better ideas they want to do. Is that clear? NEver.

If you wait, designers will think of something else to change. Then you would need to wait for that. And so on, and so on. That is what is happening here. They are getting more ideas and don't have time for full implementation.

Theonly difference between Wrath and what has gone before is that we are more involved and see a bit more of the sausage being made. Wrath will be more polished than BC, not less.

Key items and tabards out of the bags soon, says Tigole {WoW}

Sep 24th 2008 11:26AM Ever given someone $10 and then they complained you didn't give them $100? How would you feel about that?

Blizz did a great thing by taking keys, pets, and mounts out of our bag space. Plus there are going to be bigger bags in WotLK.

It would be great if tabards had their own UI. But complaining about it is a bit pathetic. WoW is improving greatly. Asking for more is fine but let's put it in context.

Officers' Quarters: Coup d'etat {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2008 12:53PM Jacob Parsons said:

Again, I reiterate. Which is better? Removing the GM and making him/her bitter and angry, or involving the GM so that everyone can learn from their mistakes?

If these were the only two choices, it would be easy. But I am sorry Jacob, people do not learn from their mistakes this way.

First, most of the time "mistakes" are not what is happening. People have different points of view, different ideas about right and wrong. So there is no meetting of the minds. Rather, a basic disagreement.

Second, even if people are "wrong", many do not care. They want X or Y, and that's it. Sure, they often rationalize that they "should" get X or Y, but the rational is not what is driving it. It's desire. And you cannot counter desire with discussion.

Third, even if they are "wrong" and know it, many people resent other pointing this out. Many people will focus on their anger, things like, "after all I have done for this guild", etc. etc.

Bottom line, people are very complex, values are very complex. What you are outlining does not reflect that reality. If you have not understood this to date, please keep it it mind in your RL. Life is much nicer once you understand that your influence over others in minimal.

WoW Moviewatch: Dragonball Z Warcraft style {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2008 12:29PM Do you know who hates Sesame Street the most? Not older kids. It's kids who have JUST gotten too old for the show. They "hate" it because they don't want to be seen as "babies". Strange thing, when they get a few years older, they don't hate it so much.

So when I hear you are embarrassed by Pokemon or DBZ, it says to me that you have some issues with being associated with younger folks. People who have no issues either still understand why the show is popular, or are "meh". Embarassment is an indication of something else.

You might guess that on my part, I am way past caring about such things. Pokemon rocks for many, many people and DBZ as well. If people still enjoy them as adults, that's great.