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Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 11:01AM This reminds of waaaay back, just after EU launch of Vanilla, when as guildleader I asked everyone to stop using 'gay' and worse words in a derogatory way in guildchat.

Seconds later I was /whispered by a guildie thanking me. Turns out it was a gay dude, I'd had no idea, it just bugged me personally.

@Ashwood, no idea if you're still out there playing the game somewhere, but I hope you're having fun if you are :)

Shifting Perspectives: The matter of Mists talents and abilities {WoW}

Nov 25th 2011 1:19PM I think you're slightly out with your Insect Swarm history! I'm sure it was introduced in the big 'Druid update' (1.8?) back in Vanilla, but for some reason they decided to stick it in the Resto tree at the time - probably to subtly hint to us that they'd really like it if we just respecced resto, thanks...

The Queue: Healing is ________ since the start of Cataclysm {WoW}

Oct 14th 2011 2:34AM MisterRik, agree totally that Molten Front isn't the answer. Blizz themselves admitted as much in the Blog I originally posted, and today Bashiok posted this on the WoW forums:

"Yeah, we need to offer a lot of different kinds of content so that non-raiders still have things to do, or even for raiders to do on off nights. The Molten Front dailies were really popular for several weeks, but like all content, players eventually move on. We hope the DMF and even Transmog will provide some non-raid focused activities in 4.3, but beyond that we have plans to do a lot more. And when you see them you'll be all like :O and we'll be all like :D and then people on the forums will still be all like(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻"

The Queue: Healing is ________ since the start of Cataclysm {WoW}

Oct 13th 2011 12:07PM I've got a very open question for the Queue, purely asking for opinion and kind of prompted by your answer to the KoTOR question today.

Do you think that the next expansion will see the introduction of some radical new approach to endgame? I'm not talking removing raiding or any such thing, I think that will always be a staple, but far more alternative progression.

I first started wondering about this when I read this Blizz dev blog: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2368849

It was a little while after Rift was released. Now the blog makes it clear that they're aware that raiding will not be sufficient endgame for everyone. They know that Rift has a few nifty ideas. They know that GW2's equivalent of endgame raiding will be even more accessible than the 4.3 Raid Finder will make WoW's raiding. And surely, surely, they must have been planning for a while on how they can make KoTOR's seemingly formulaic endgame seem outdated within months of its release. Oh, and they seem keen to push past Cataclysm fairly quickly.

Do you think I am reading too much in to things and that Blizz are confident to progress with only the current formula, despite the largest reported drop in subscription figures they've yet experienced over the life of an expansion? Or do you think we're going to see them pull a pretty neat new trick out of their sleeves at Blizzcon?

It's probably only fair that I put a theory forward - I think we'll see some new large scale pseudo-dynamic world content, something to push it slightly past what RIFT has done and give a big focus to doing stuff in the world.

Breakfast Topic: What would you like to see implemented in WoW? {WoW}

Aug 8th 2011 8:50AM I think an awesome idea for Guild Halls would be a Trophy Hall that fills up as you slay bosses. Just a token from each - Illidan's blindfold, a shard from Mu'ru, stuff like that.

The Daily Grind: Out of all your characters, who's the favorite? {Massively}

Aug 8th 2011 8:47AM @Kalec

I have to say, I'm not normally one for the midget cutesy races, but those little engineer dudes in GW2 with the rugby ball heads and big ears could convert me.

The Daily Grind: Out of all your characters, who's the favorite? {Massively}

Aug 8th 2011 8:29AM My original SWG character Ka'nubis, still means more to me than any character I've played since - and I quit SWG even before the CU, never mind the NGE.

That character helped build the largest residential city on the server, Sunfall, from a small outpost. He was one of the two Rebels that identified the and put down the foundation for the Liberty Bay collection of rebel fortresses that housed some of the most awesome PvP battles you've ever seen. His adventure was unique.

Since then, my other characters in other games have basically done what every other character on in the game has done. There's nothing I can point to and see as unique. For that reason I don't feel I could ever care about them as much.

Exclusive: A look at RIFT's Void Knight {Massively}

Jan 19th 2011 12:53PM @paraLogiki

I played a paladin as primary soul last beta, and took Void Knight as my second soul. It actually added a lot of enjoyment having to switch the basic abilities I used against caster enemies. The 'unleash' type spell you use to damage the opponent with absorbed magic was quite powerful.

Unfortunately I didn't get high enough level to really see how effective a combo is was in dungeons etc.

The Daily Grind: Would you roll back a portion of your favorite MMO? {Massively}

Dec 30th 2010 9:09AM @Yellowdancer

They weren't all ghost towns, but you could certainly say that there were one or two 'popular' servers per region and the others suffered greatly.

If the situation got any better post-NGE, it's hard to say. They merged a lot of the servers in the end I think.

EU-Chimeara was certainly still very active up to NGE. I logged in once when did a 'Veteran's Free Trial' thing about a year after NGE - seeing my once thriving player city as a discarded ghost town was far more upsetting than the new mechanics.

The Daily Grind: Would you roll back a portion of your favorite MMO? {Massively}

Dec 30th 2010 8:36AM @(Unverified)

..and that last paragraph was about WoW.

Might have been helpful for me to mention that...