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GLAAD fights homophobia in online communities like WoW {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 12:56PM I have this radical idea for social harmony. Everyone ready for it?

Everyone just shut up and mind your own business. Also, don't be a dick to other people.

I should write a book or something.

GLAAD fights homophobia in online communities like WoW {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 12:42PM Same goes for politics and religion. Those are very divisive issues and best just left out of the game.

GLAAD fights homophobia in online communities like WoW {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 12:36PM I have no problem with what people do in their private lives. It's none of my business.

But I get offended when the thought police roll around to preempt any unpleasantness from happening. (Yes, I totally invoked the Orwell cliche here, but I think it fits)

Am I offended at some of the language and attitudes of the kids playing? Absolutely. I don't play Xbox Live because of the nasty voice chat. However, I don't think that in our society we need to be telling people what they can and cannot say.

This doesn't get them off the hook. The freedom of speech carries a debt of responsibility for that speech. You're free to run into a theater and scream "fire" but you should be prepared to deal with the consequences. These people need to understand that if they call someone names, they will be held accountable. Likewise, gay individuals need to understand that coming out and identifying themselves as gay in an anonymous online game will incite this type of sophomoric behavior. It's not fair, and it's not right, but it's reality. Any group of people with lifestyles or views that clash with the "mainstream" have faced this in the past.

Moreover, why should it matter? It's a virtual world, a make believe game. Leave that stuff in your real life and just enjoy playing. I've seen guild recruitment for furries and other such ridiculed groups pop up in trade from time to time and it amazes me that certain people are so desperate for validation that they stir this up when it doesn't need to be. I understand the need to have social groups to talk about certain things, and how they naturally extend into wow, but I'm even more surprised when people are shocked at how much wow reflects the real world of injustice and bigotry when you identify yourself openly as a member of one of these groups.

Hold these idiots responsible for their words, but don't make sweeping rules that effect everyone because that's a slippery slope to censorship.

We Have a Tabard: A little help from my friends {WoW}

Jun 19th 2009 2:52PM "If you're interested in becoming an officer for your guild" ...lay down for a bit and deeply ponder why you want to put yourself through all of that.

Ritual of Summoning is actually still broken [Updated] {WoW}

Jan 27th 2009 3:24PM Haha, all yours man.

Ritual of Summoning is actually still broken [Updated] {WoW}

Jan 27th 2009 3:20PM Class QQ Madlibs!

"Blizz needs to get their [noun] together! [noun] is the worst class because of the nerf to [noun]. It's just [adverb] to [verb] now.

I'm going to play [proper noun]. Way to [verb] Blizz."

The many benefits of being a high-level Cook {WoW}

Dec 18th 2008 10:54AM I must be the odd one that doesn't think fishing is that bad. It's chillout time for me.

Of course if your ADD is raging, it might be a different story.

Dual specs likely to come in next World of Warcraft update {Massively}

Dec 9th 2008 2:57PM Please, no. As a tanking pally, I really don't want to have to roll against other classes for gear in 5 mans because their second spec is protection when I'm always a tank.

Breakfast Topic: The tanking shortage {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2008 10:37AM This is exactly right. The problem is that idiots have no respect for tanks and healers, and overly criticize them when their own job is much lower in responsibility.

I love tanking, but the fact that PUGs can be so harsh and there's such a high number of a-holes makes me hesitant to push myself.

The children of Wrath {WoW}

Dec 1st 2008 5:28PM I'm surprised no one has mentioned the lack of a keyring. Each key took up a bag slot.

Or slightly more recent, when sap broke stealth and you had to have improved sap. Lots of "60 Rogue LFG, have imp sap".