Mar 21st 2012 3:36PM I've been in a situation like this before. Almost exactly. Except I was the "other man." She claimed to be in a failing relationship, told me how terrible he was to her and her kids... and we had incredibly strong feelings for each other... just like you did, TOW.
Aside from the obvious advice that ppl have posted (once a cheater, always a cheater, etc,) consider that you don't REALLY know this guy. You get all the good parts of him, the parts he chooses to reveal to you. It's very easy to hide the big problems when you're interacting via text in-game or even in voice/phone. Aside from that, he's engaged and he's looking elsewhere instead of being a man and dealing with his failing engagement. That to me says run. RUN. Far away. Where does this go if he dumps his fiance? Do you live near each other? Have you even met yet?
I wish someone had told me to run. I am telling you now. Cut off contact and if he deals with his relationship and ends it... maybe later on down the line you can meet first.
But really. This is a terrible idea. 2 years later and my life is barely beginning to come back together after that woman decimated my life. P.S. She cheated on me twice. LOL. Once a cheater, always a cheater.
Mar 12th 2012 4:31PM I wish the Darkmoon Faire was open year-round. You don't pack up and island and put it away for 3/4 of the year. What's the benefit to not being able to access DMF any time?
Mar 9th 2012 3:15PM @omedon666 I thought you made some very good points. However I wanted to discuss the "invalidation" of your efforts. I'm finding myself agreeing with you for the most part, but I think it needs to be said that invalidation of any progress you make on a character in this game is constantly being invalidated as patches and expansions roll out. All the work I did to get heroic gear from T12 means nothing now in T13. This can be demoralizing, especially if new content is released too quickly. At the same time, no one wants to spend a year on any particular raid instance.
The point I'm trying to make is that because WoW is a fluid, open-ended game, this will always happen. Mastering your rotation (formerly a feral druid), maximizing your stats (hello armor pen cap), upgrading your gear... none of it will be permanent. The game will continue to evolve and Blizz will try to refine the experience for players and try to improve.
I like the challenge of trying to master my class all over again and put in the work to be the best player I can be. It's the great players that can keep coming back again and again and put in the effort to reap the benefits. There's nothing wrong with hating the changes, and each player has the freedom to decide when it's time to hang it up.
Feb 22nd 2012 11:10AM Sorry guy, but you're the "retorted" one here. Jeez man. Step outside your tiny head for a second and appreciate how effing cool this is and how much heart all of these people have.
Feb 22nd 2012 11:07AM @Chronnick, your comment made me lol hard. Cuttin my own onion over here as well. Great, great, inspiring story. Both guys (and your guild), my hats off to you.
Feb 15th 2012 11:50AM This gave me a great idea. I haven't ever invested much time in Arch, but now you guys got me thinking... I have been listening to the Radiolab podcasts and am somewhere in the 2008 shows right now. Listening to those podcasts make me just DO stuff, like mopping floors or doing dishes, I will try with Archaeology next.
**I highly recommend Radiolab for anyone with a passing interest in science or the philosophy of our existence. Great, great radio program. (I'm a fan, not a shill!)
Dec 22nd 2011 12:10PM I am thrilled that LFR is such a big success. This will satiate the players that don't want to have a rigid raiding schedule or spend less time raiding.
@Dominic In the past, your complaints about how lame regular to heroic progression would have possibly been echoed by thousands of casual players. Now there's no need to QQ about it and nerf it for the raiders that like that progression. You have your own mode now!
Dec 22nd 2011 12:04PM LOL I didn't even have to finish reading this article before I yelled out "Claw!" for feral druids.
People at work are looking at me funny... gotta run. lol
Dec 22nd 2011 11:47AM I can understand not wanting to get too invested in learning how 5-mans work. I just kind of wing it or pick up tips from guildies, but I'm also just a dps---highly frown upon being clueless as a tank/healer. When I'm pugging on an alt or something, I tend to ignore party chat. I'm so into what I'm doing with my toon, I don't even realize I'm being yelled at. LMAO. Try that :)
Dec 22nd 2011 11:42AM Sorry to hear about your experience. I think you should give LFR another shot. I do want to add that I ran LFR last night for the first time on my rogue and was shocked at 1) how fast it went and 2) how little communication went on.
We had this idiot DK tank that literally pulled 10 seconds after we zoned into the instance. The pace was so fast, it was a lot like running Wrath heroics... in Cata gear. We breezed through the first 4 bosses in record time and I think we were fortunate to have the one guy that was calling out slimes.
I was really surprised at how easy the bosses were in LFR. I think that before going into the raid, or any raid, one should read up on the fight first... in the dungeon journal AT THE VERY LEAST. There are some short guides out there for LFR too. Great tool for casual players though. LFR is a huge success, imo.