Apr 22nd 2011 2:16PM There was a guy in my guild who was going to separate from and divorce his wife because she was having an affair with their mutual boss. Around the same time, he became involved with a girl in the guild.
Then he vanished off the game for nearly two years. Turned out the boss fired him and he was looking for work, but also the soon-to-be ex-wife was hit by a car and seriously hurt. During the time - she's off work, he's off work, and they're together as she recovers from being hurt - their love rekindled.
Two years later he returns to WoW. The other girl is so excited to see him - she panicked when he vanished and it was only after a year or so of pining after him that she gave up. As he told his story to the guild you could see her virtually deflate.
She's mature about it though and doesn't cause any issues, but she was really hurt by this.
Really. If it's married? Stay away. Until the papers are signed married people are other people's property.
As for the guy texting your wife? Take him aside, tell him he is leaving, and if there's an issue with it he should have thought about it before he started (censor)ing around with your wife.
Mar 14th 2011 4:49PM Explain to me how the female human's model's busom is even remotely gravity defying.
Mar 14th 2011 4:48PM Hi Lily,
I didn't like the cleavage and scanty clothes, but at the same time I assumed it isn't how you dress...it was an approximation of the clothes we get in game. I think it draws attention to the fact that clothes in MMOs still treat women as sex candy and try to be as scanty as possible (though truth be told, Blizz has improved greatly on the days of the plate bikini thong pants).
For those who were being nasty to people who didn't like the scanty clothing, shame on you. Feel free to debate opinion but don't attack the person behind it.
As a side note: Congratulations on such a rockin' bod after four kiddos. Wow. :)
Mar 11th 2011 8:05PM Just to touch on some additional things that I missed while reading on my iPhone.
The officer booted her, but not before coming to me and discussing it with me. We did not discuss it with other officers - he was my second in command for about six months. He provided screen shots which, unfortunately, displayed a skewed accounting of what happened.
I warned him I would likely reinvite her and give her a final chance, because demotion is nothing - a real slap might wake her up and being gkicked could do that. I mean, how many kids stuck stuff in sockets until they got a shock?
She hadn't been demoted/punished in nearly a year for bad behaviour. She got a Talk a month or two ago after she showed up late for a 'funraid' through old content and there was no space. She later apologized.
The guild has always been more monarchy than diplomacy. I agree I should have discussed -everything- with my officers from the beginning. I might not have booted her to begin with, though ultimately I think the booting will do her good more than harm.
She wasn't readmitted immediately. It was about three weeks before she was allowed back in the guild. We're also a very casual guild and everyone is extensively friendly with each other.
She has since come out to a guy she likes, and he's handled it well. She also came out to the guild. And those who called me on revealing her secret have every right to, and I owned up to it, too.
Mar 11th 2011 7:05PM As the writer of the original letter, I wanted to thank everyone for their feedback.
As it turns out, after Officer left more info came out about how he would goad the teen player. Her acting out came as a result of his actions.
It hasn't been long enough to know for certain, but her behavior has improved significantly.
Most importantly, when she was invited back, people were upset. Not that we took her back, but that she had been booted.
As Officer was quitting, I was filling in the other officers about the situation. They unanimously backed the decision to allow the teen to come back - and not cave to Officer's ultimatum.
I miss him. He won't talk to me now. I hope that changes, but if it doesn't, I'll be ok. And the guild is happy.
Mar 10th 2011 12:57PM Considering the amount of frustration and unhappiness expressed by the scribe in question something tells me the situation isn't as clear-cut as the letter-writer expressed. Quite frankly, I agree it is absolutely irresponsible to sell something a guildmate helped you craft without consulting them.
As a blacksmith, I'd be off crafting the ICC epic tank pants. People would tip me 500-1000 gold for the work because of the effort it took to train to that level, the time I took to craft up to that level, the sacrifices I took to earn that item, and the time I took to help them.
I always did it for free for guildies. I'd never require tips. They'd have to supply their own materials most of the time but if they were short I'd chip in, too. If I suddenly found those pants on the AH crafted by me, I'd be justifiably ticked off.
If someone said "I want to make these to sell them" I'd be "Sure, but you give me % of the cut."
If the crafter was really slagging the seller hard, that's inappropriate too. But let's face it, people rant too. If I found out someone was selling my pants on the AH after I made them for THAT PERSON specifically, I'd probably have a few choice things to say.
Partly because I'd want to make sure I'm not flying off the handle. Partly because I'd rather blow off steam to someone uninvolved before I go at the person who sold the item.
Mar 2nd 2011 2:32PM That's too bad. I guess you'd have to download both clients then have an account for each? Bummer.
I was thinking of videotaping the event and doing a voice over but that's 1> scary and 2> very boring (all you'd see is me staring at people).
Oh well! We do post our notes, which we use as a basis for our event, on our site at www.wearepox.com, then update later that day/next day with questions and answers from the event.
Mar 2nd 2011 12:57PM Forgive my ignorance, but there's no way for a EU player to roll on a US server? As the host of these workshops I'd really love to see you there. I'd give you extra cookies for making the effort. Though if anyone is interested in running workshops I can also give info on how I do it...I don't mind. :)
Anything to bolster WoW's redheaded child, RP.
Feb 25th 2011 6:06PM As the leader of an rp guild I am dismayed to not see an rp option. I know doers are blizz' redbreast stepchild but don't forget us entirely.