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Famous poetry responsible for Cataclysm item names? {WoW}

Feb 4th 2012 4:48AM I do believe TV tropes needs to update the "Fridge Brilliance" page with this.

Drama Mamas: The case of the disreputable doppelganger {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2012 8:56PM Just look at Lisa's comment at the very end. I don't think she actually used the name, but the parody she used is probably the same principle (Guuftruup, Deffyduck, etc.) as the hidden name.

MMO Roundup: Last week on Massively {WoW}

Nov 1st 2011 7:59PM And why is that such an issue?

Some people like that feeling of nostalgia when shown something from their childhood. I'm not afraid to admit that I had a childhood I liked and may want to return to at some point.

Officers' Quarters: Mailbox roundup 4 -- raid leaders {WoW}

Oct 18th 2011 8:24AM Exactly.

If you are competent enough to know:

1. Who does what wrong and what they can do to fix the mistake.
2. How to criticize players in an effective manner.
3, Can keep your own mood up to support morale.

Then why aren't you raid leading and planning raids instead of complaining about someone else who took a big leap when you weren't willing? If anything this player isn't the problem so much as your officer's indifference to the raid team. I mean you do fully understand that no one wants this roll, but you continue to backseat drive only without all the responsibility.

We were in a similar situation at the beginning of Cata. As a Senior Officer it was my job as a competent player and as a contributor to my guild's success, so I assume the raid leader position hesitantly and with the condition that I will be replace by someone better.

Simply put, if you aren't willing to shoulder the role yourself you should at least take a step back and see that this role SUCKS.

Breakfast Topic: How do you feel about using guns in WoW? {WoW}

Oct 10th 2011 8:46AM I'm a fan of the idea that the world is evolving. Especially in times of war, technologies that are effective are given a priority to be improved and eventually replace obsolete weapons.

It's a bit silly to think that lorewise the Alliance and Horde are sitting on their hands. I would bet a cookie that both have R&D groups up and running and they probably are working up some pretty neat stuff (that we will never hear or see). We as players would abandon WoW if they tried to enforce that real world arms race, but I still think technology needs to keep moving forward.

As for guns themselves they fit in perfectly. Gunpowder does exists, and as I said above there is a war going on. I also like the sound guns make, but can't seem to play a hunter all that much =P.

Breakfast Topic: How many rolls did it take to get your character right? {WoW}

Oct 7th 2011 8:46AM That was my plan with Paladins. When I started all those years ago, I was going to roll a dwarf paladin and play like I would in D2. However, my bro (who started up with me) played an hour before I did, and rolled Horde. I was now stuck without Paladins (Vanilla).

So I decided to roll an Orc Warlock. He is a goblin now, but is by far and above considered my main and the best geared character I have!

Addon Spotlight: Best. Addons. Ever. -- The Bestening {WoW}

Aug 18th 2011 9:51PM @yate and wow
This has been brought up many times already. You are both wrong just by simple, cold hard logic. (Paraphrasing and condensing here)

1. Those players with the most information about the game, it's surroundings, it's encounters, and it's classes are the ones who will have the most success.

2. The user interface is a gateway for the user to see what's going on in their world.

3. Addons have the ability to improve upon play styles and the interface by increasing either efficiency, knowledge of their surroundings, or quality of life improvements.

Therefore:

4. Those who use addons to improve their game are increasing their abilities as players, whether it's improving how fast they can get a heal off, or by having visual warnings of when bosses are going to do nasty things, or just being happier with the game in general.

Just as most min/max'ers tell me: "We may be equal in skill, but my composition will always beat yours", I tell you: "Those without addons may be equal in skill to me, but I will always have the upper hand when I have the information and you don't"

WoW Moviewatch: Temple of the Moon {WoW}

Aug 10th 2011 8:42PM Her version of Bonds of Sea and Fire (Xenogears) is one of the most amazing fan made productions you'll even come across. She rocks =P

Breakfast Topic: When RL Jekylls go in-game Hyde {WoW}

Jul 21st 2011 2:31PM @ SR

I do have to point out man that while you have quite a few points; you seem to have a very nasty habit that is considered a pet peeve among some people: Backseat driving.

I would consider toning back the help offered to people LFD and only offering it to people who genuinely ask for assistance. I, as a player, will take things in stride if someone tells me a way to improve my character, as long as it's friendly, helpful, and insightful.

As much as some people need help, just like in the real world it's better to ignore it and move on. Unless of course, as in the example Harvoc provided, the thing is noticeably harming the group.

Otherwise man, I agree with your points.

PS. The name we use on Kul Tiras is "Wrath babies". We, however, do have exceptions of people who started in Wrath who do not share their vileness. We call them "mature".

Raid Rx: Answering the raid composition question {WoW}

Jun 24th 2011 10:56PM I'd like to point out that even with two disc priests bubbles are still on the costly end, and you won't have trouble bubbling the entire raid if you double up. The weakened soul debuff is now a non issue as well.

I would say I agree Matt. Pugging outside the guild to fill out a slow when there is (as far as we are aware of) good players in the guild is silly given the reasons. I would take two Resto Shammys over one pugger any day of the week.