May 25th 2011 8:25AM Yep this is me. I don't RP, but all of my characters have a back story and their own little nuances. I usually keep it in my head, though I've been known to talk about it if I'm inebriated. My characters mostly have thoughts about the faction leaders and the NPCs around them.
Though I was trying to figure out why the belf was shirtless in the picture for a good 5 minutes before reading the article...
May 19th 2011 10:18AM That was probably the one quest that I did where I was dry heaving while doing it. I have never been so incredibly grossed out while questing as I was with that quest. Just thinking about it right now is about to get me gagging again.
May 18th 2011 10:00AM That's how I got it over the weekend. Someone had already started the Brood Mother daily and I was like "hmm...wonder if I can help kill and get the achievement?" So I dismounted on a rock, helped kill the mob, and then "left vehicle." Plummeted down, got the Going Down achievement, and then got the Brood Mother achievement.
I think I ended up wracking up 4-5 achievements that morning O.o Most of them by accident!
May 7th 2011 11:24AM But back to the actual discussion (I need more coffee). Put it on a resume? No. If I get asked about my hobbies? Yes. Most (if not all) companies will NOT ask about your hobbies at an interview--it's completely illegal to ask because it's irrelevant outside of the office and people can claim that the employer may be using their answers to discriminate against them.
Once hired, if you've proven your value, it shouldn't matter :)
May 7th 2011 10:19AM I wasn't playing WoW when I got my current job, so it wasn't a topic of discussion at my interview. That being said, my team knows that I play and my direct manager feels that it gives him the ability to ask me "gamer" questions (usually about current games or game systems or tech stuff in general).
I'm teased by management and coworkers (in a friendly way) about playing. My boss even put a picture of a a belf Paladin as my photo (I don't have a picture in our corporate directory) for our team slide for presentations to senior management.
I'm given a lot of leeway I think because I'm one of the strongest people professionally on my team. I'm repeatedly asked to support different things within my Org and people ask for me specifically by name. I think that cancels out any of the negative side-affects that some people might have about WoW :)
May 4th 2011 11:46AM Hmmm...long list here for me: Fiona's Caravan--my husband told me I needed to go do the zone JUST to see those quests. I started out wanting to punch the paladins for running off, and ended up having a blast on the whole chain. Rhea just about killed me--was so sad to see the end of that chain. Thassarian and Koltira--glad to see more development there (*winkwinknudgenudge*). Lilian Voss was incredible--I hope she shows up again. Glad to see Garrosh being evolved a bit ("GET...OFF...MY...SHIP..."). Zin'Kiki...oh boy...Zuni's bravery (another sad moment). Orkus... Man, I could just keep going. Questing has been a treasure trove of character development and it makes me soooo happy :)
I'm glad that some of the NPCs have more dimension than just "go get me 5 raptor heads." I actually got more involved with the NPCs and their little stories than just mindlessly clicking through quests.
May 1st 2011 10:10AM When I'm bumming it for work I'll wear jeans and a Wow T-shirt into the office (usually only if I'm hiding in my cube--I work in a building that we do a lot of customer presos in). It's usually a great conversation starter. Same thing with having a WoW background on my work laptop--usually when I wrap a preso I close out and leave my desktop visible, my customers usually get very excited and want to talk WoW. If they have no idea what it is, the background means nothing to them :)
I wore a Blizzard shirt into a restaurant years ago while traveling and the waiter noticed--we ended up sitting there talking about WoW while I was waiting for my food. I even got a note to go kick some Alliance butt on my doggie bag!
I got into a conversation at a gas station once because someone saw my WoW license plate frame. Goes well with my WoW themed license plate =P
I've always gotten good feedback when I'm rocking my WoW gear :)
Apr 30th 2011 10:14PM I discovered this last night in a ZG run...it was 4 other people from a guild on my realm. Which made it even more pleasant when they kicked me from the party to bring another guildie in -.-
I was happy to see that 2 hours later when I checked in on them that they were still in there! ;)
I was wondering why I was seeing more familiar guild tags in my runs. Problem is, I know who the crappy guilds are on my realm--so when I see one of those tags I already know the run will probably be challenging...at least with people from other servers it's a grab bag of skill.
Apr 29th 2011 12:34PM Holy...wow..this patch is sounding pretty incredible so far!
Apr 26th 2011 4:08PM I'm in the same boat as BB. Pretty much all of my friends are holding out hope that SWTOR will be the game to pull them away from WoW for good. They send links to the videos, talk about the beta, stuff like that. I'm not a big Star Wars fan--I'll watch the movies, but I no nothing about the universe or it's characters beyond what I've seen in the movies.
I'd love to see some competition in the genre. I'm hoping the more selection will help to restore some sense of community that seems to be missing from WoW right now.