Dec 14th 2009 8:52AM "First, you were a victim of your own awful judgment."
I'm not sure how anyone fails to realize that this is Amy's way of saying "The blame for what happened is yours." Not only is it a cruel and insensitive way to treat a rape victim (and we cannot assume any circumstances of the rape except the details provided - we know only that she was drunk and that she said no, many times), it is also a sneaky way to try to avoid criticism by hiding it in such words. This is the point Amy identifies as being the most important in her article, the only point she makes with any conviction. She follows it up with a very dry recitation to the effect of "IF you said no, it was rape, and this is what you should do."
How dare any of you defend this woman? She took the writer seriously when she said "I got drunk" but not when she said "I said no."
There wasn't an inkling of outrage in Amy's reply with regards to being raped. Not a bit of outrage that frat houses have a horrible reputation for repeatedly taking advantage of the rights of women (when she briefly admitted they do).
I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in educating men and women to avoid personal rights abuse. This is NOT what Amy is advocating, and I am truly saddened for all the victims of rape or 'unwanted sexual contact' (which is just a way of saying rape or sexual abuse while trying to make it sound less evil).
Nov 6th 2008 3:44PM Here pony pony pony ...
Oct 19th 2008 12:34AM I haven't messed around with the new specs much, but I'm a little surprised. Deep disc for raiding but not grabbing the 5 points in divine fury (holy)? Is the playstyle so very different that this becomes too much of a sacrifice. Or even unnecessary?
Oct 7th 2008 2:04PM Feeling down? Need to expel your frustrations? Can't find a single ankle-biter? Try Bom'bay's GnomeBasket(tm), the bait that little gnomes just LOVE! You'll never have to move far from your recliner to experience the sweet satisfaction of gnome-punting again!
Fine-print: May have unexpected side-effects.
Sep 29th 2008 2:21PM For the Horde!
Sep 11th 2008 10:06AM Getting the most out of your keybinding:
Macro the hell out of em. This is really a tip for people with 'hybrid' roles and abilities, as it relies on help/harm distinctions.
My 1-5 buttons are all set up similar to this macro:
/cast [modifier:alt target=player] Renew; [harm] Shadow Word: Pain; Renew
Very straightforward, if your target is friendly, cast a heal, if your target is not friendly, pewpew, and if you use alt modifier, you cast the heal on yourself.
That eliminates the need for 5 unique buttons for me, and allows me to keep my main bar (Bartender3) invisible.
Aug 21st 2008 9:32AM You can call me selfish (or a carebear), but as a PvE-first player, its kind of nice to see a trailer that is focussed on content. Its a great cinematic that emphasizes the story, imo.
Further, I think the lack of player classes/races was a good idea. Why? Blizz is releasing a class open to all races, which will pretty much look like an Arthas underling. Including PC characters would necessarily include a DeathKnight. Casting a DK in the cinematic of ANY race would take away from the epic identity and feeling of Arthas in the short. Thus, I support the choice to leave gnomes out. Again.
Aug 21st 2008 8:44AM I agree completely, or maybe overzealously. Matt Uelman is the greatest musical genius Blizzard has ever had on their team. To this day I keep DII soundtrack pieces on my mp3 player. Yes, Wrath will sound fantastic, but Matt's influence will be missed.
Jul 8th 2008 11:49AM My favourite, most deliciously unscrupulously evil quest (chain) has always been 'Nothing But the Truth'. In Duskwood/SoS. Not only do the forsaken strike again, but they also work against their orc allies.
"Give me but a moment to prepare the pois-- I mean prepare the truth serum."
May 26th 2008 8:35AM Actually, as far as custom timers, I'd like an in-game alarm clock. I'd like something that counts down to a preset time, maybe turns from green to red in the last hour, so I can use parental controls and not be surprised when the game cuts out.