Aug 9th 2008 5:29AM It's been interesting reading all those comments after my original post. I can agree my use of the word "offended" was a bit exaggerated. I guess it's the way of bloggers - we do put things to an extreme from time to time to make the posts a bit more interesting and fun to read. And obviously this one caught the attention of Wowinsider... :)
A better description would probably be as one of the commenters said: "uneasy".
I think those offers are made too often - I'm afraid it's becoming some standard way behave, showing politeness. But to me it's a pointless gesture. What I want to see from people making big mistakes is their willingness to learn and improve. To take the full responsability. But giving away gold is really not necessary. It takes away focus from the more important ways to make up for mistakes.
Jul 18th 2008 10:32AM I think there are some epic achievements that we'll probably never find in the offical achievments window. I've suggested a few of them in a blog post I just wrote.
- Sticking to the end and completing a PUG, lasting a minimum of 6 hours. During the run you must have faced at least 10 wipes and used up three different tanks/healers who’ve all left the group in anger and frustration.
Feel free to contribute to my alternative achievment window!
Jun 19th 2008 5:38AM I think one problem with even speaking about "being woman" like something special is that you risk to enhance prejudices and stereotypes. I hesitated a lot myself before I wrote a blog post in this subject just for that reason. Still I did it a few months ago. You know... being a blogger you just cant shut up, can you?
Jun 18th 2008 9:13AM If you keep in mind all the fun stuff you'll be able to do later thanks to the grinding I think it's pretty easy to motivate yourself into it.
You can also make grinding into an art of itself, some sort of meditation.
I wrote a post of my own about it a few months ago:
I'm glad I've stuck to one char. Else I'd never been able to raid, which I discovered is what I like most of all about the game.
Jun 17th 2008 7:24PM I recognoze myself a bit, being a 40 years old woman who has lost her heart into raiding. When I started in the beginning of 2007 I had never ever played any computer game at all and I didn't have any partner to help me figure it out. I've learned everything by reading loads of blogs, forums etc and by the help of all the wonderful people I've met on my journeys through Azeroth.
I don't think we're quite as unusual as the article states actually.
Jun 1st 2008 3:32AM I blog to relax. I see my blog as an inn, a cozy place where I sit in an armchair in front of the fireplace, sharing the joys and sorrows of the day with people who're a bit like me.
Even if you only have one single reader it's an amazing feeling to enter the pub. However I must admit getting even a few readers is a bit better. I used to blog in Swedish, my native tongue, but changed to English, to be able to connect to the WoW blogging community.
Most of all I blog because it's an urge. All those thoughts need to get out. It helps me to understand the different perspectives of the game and it helps me in my own development as a player.