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The Light and How to Swing It: Holy paladins make a trade {WoW}

Dec 28th 2010 2:08PM It's funny when other healers, who have had hots and aoe heals for expansions, are lecturing holy paladins on triage healing. I probably used more triage than your average holy priest when our group healer died to stupid on knockx3 leaving me to (successfully) solo-heal it on a paladin.

What other healers are ignorant of is that any time there's aoe damage that requires aoe healing, paladins have had to play triage (unless they were in a 25 man that could let them be focused tank heals) because we haven't had circle of healing, prayer of healing, holy nova, prayer of mending, wild growth, or chain heal to think for us.

Raid Rx: A rock and a hard place {WoW}

Sep 2nd 2010 9:08PM Maybe I'm just bad but I usually bacon the tank I'm not healing and have the other healadin do the same on my tank to create a redundancy safetynet.

Blizzard to patrol Moon Guard's Goldshire for harassment, erotic role playing {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 10:04PM I believe I used the word "perceived" for a reason. It's not widely known.

I've repeatedly reported a BDSM cybersex guild on my server. My tooltip addon shows me their guild ranks are titles like "slave". Still, nothing has been done. Still, they proposition anything that moves in Silvermoon. Good times.

They aren't cracking down enough, they need to crack down hard (no pun intended) to the point where it's widely known that there are consequences for such behaviors.

Blizzard to patrol Moon Guard's Goldshire for harassment, erotic role playing {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 9:34PM I prefer getting random Hoofers in randoms to getting people from Warsong or Zul'jin. My god.

Blizzard to patrol Moon Guard's Goldshire for harassment, erotic role playing {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 9:32PM I highly doubt your truthfulness when you say your hand doesn't come off the keyboard.

Cybersex isn't artistic. Period. Cybersex isn't a form of creative expression. Period. Cybersex isn't classy. It's multi-writer porn, often badly written.

Public cybersex is not a form of free speech and it doesn't need protecting. Exposing people who don't enjoy such garbage, and exposing minors to it, is wrong.

Regardless, your analogy between sex scenes in normal novels and movies isn't a good one. It might even be fallacious. You're comparing apples to oranges.

What is happening in WOW, in public, is not comparable to a PG13 or R movie or a novel that happens to have a sex scene (apples). It's more comparable to a porn movie or a trashy romance novel that borders on softcore porn (oranges).

I doubt anyone looks at porn films or trashy softcore smut novels as artistic forms of expression, and yes, some people do frown upon people who create content in those industries.

The difference between trashy novels and porn films vs wow?

If I felt inclined to pick up a porn movie, it's going to have a warning sign. If I grab an adult manga? It's going to be wrapped in plastic with warnings, hell, EMPowered, which is just T&A is all wrapped up as 'explicit'. I'm not sure about trashy smut novels as I avoid that type of book.

WOW is not X rated. I don't log into WOW going, "I'm going to have me some cybersex!" I log in to kill bosses, loot epics, roleplay a goofy inventor, and hang out with my friends.

Overt smut in WOW is like packaging a hardcore porn film in an innocent package and leaving it in the children's dvd section of your friendly local walmart and therein is where the problem lies.

If for some outlandish reason I felt inclined to have textsex I'd go open an account on SecondLife where it's appropriate.

An amusing note: None of the people that have propositioned me for sex have ever been running a RSP program. If all the perverts ran FlagRSP or something similar and set themselves to "adult RPer looking for contact" they could easily and discreetly find each other without bothering the normal decent people.

Blizzard to patrol Moon Guard's Goldshire for harassment, erotic role playing {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 6:26PM I thought "Bloodhoof" was the furry server.

Honestly, "Wanna yiff?" flows a lot better than "Wanna E R P?"

Blizzard to patrol Moon Guard's Goldshire for harassment, erotic role playing {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 6:23PM Roll the dice to see if you get an STD!

Blizzard to patrol Moon Guard's Goldshire for harassment, erotic role playing {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 6:12PM This misbehavior is so rampant because there are no perceived consequences.

Blizzard can stop the behavior quite easily. They can start handing out bans. 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours, 72 hours, etc. I think this would deter a large number of people.

Driving off a few subscribers who want to have text sex is probably cheaper than getting hit by lawlsuits parents angry at blizzard for not taking steps to protect their children from these perverts.