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15 Minutes of Fame: Amazon grace, how sweet these guilds {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2009 9:54AM What I don't understand is why people are harping on the "teenage boys" comment. Yes, it's immature and stereotyping, but I'm sure that's what some people in the guild think -- not that it's the entire purpose of the guild. A big portion of the article was devoted to the point that some women in the guild feel safer, feel more comfortable playing this way, and want to be there. There's nothing wrong with that, particularly when you factor in that some of these women have been the victims of domestic or sexual abuse. That goes beyond "Tee-hee, teenage boys cause drama!" That is a real and legitimate reason for these women to be frightened, and to be happy they have found a place that keeps them safe.

Does your top-notch raiding guild have an "80s only" recruitment requirement? Isn't this because your guild has a set purpose, and by defining your recruitment, you can find members who will be best fit what you're looking for -- what you define as an enjoyable experience?

If you are uncomfortable with you SO or son or husband not being in the guild, the answer is simple: don't join. I wouldn't join an 80 raiding guild that wouldn't let my leveling husband join. But the best part of WoW is that those people are free to do their thing, and I'm free to do mine; no one's making me join.

Shifting Perspectives: The disappearance of the bear, part 3 {WoW}

Oct 21st 2009 4:10PM Good article. I loved being a feral druid in BC. I loved tanking (and still do to an extent), and loved my class niche. I think that's why Wrath frustrated me.

I jumped on the resto bandwagon as soon as I hit 80 last November. I already didn't like the bear changes that were occurring, and felt that they were removing a few thematic things I enjoyed about being a tank; being the high-HP, high-armor bear who was ready to soak some big hits. I never minded OTing fights like Gruul. I liked having something I was good at (though I will say that I'm glad Wrath did give us the opportunity to see *more.*)

As feral continued to change, I was even happier with my decision to go resto early on. I just haven't liked the gear consolidation in particular, as well as the tweaks mentioned above. And yes, as a feral/resto dual-spec, I found it increasingly hard to build up my tank set and get back into groups as a bear, even when I wanted to. As long as my resto set was great, I was healing. Even when my guild was losing tanks left and right, it was easier to bring some plate wearer's off-spec than to bring me as a bear. They soaked up all the plate drops no one wanted, while bears had a harder time picking up leather loot, particularly as an off-spec piece.

For the record, I've also never liked cat DPS. I'm not much of a melee DPSer to begin with, which is why I enjoyed having a resto/bear dual-spec. So they didn't lose this bear by making cat DPS competitive, they lost this bear by making bear tanking a frustrating and entirely changed experience.

World of WarCrafts: Wowatar fills in the lines {WoW}

Jul 24th 2009 4:51PM You could at least pretend to make your shitty site and stolen drawings look legit.

Sorry about your wife though!

GLAAD fights homophobia in online communities like WoW {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 11:54AM I think a lot of people are missing the issue, here.

To touch on the subject that's coming up though... why should gays be prevented from bringing up their sexuality in game? Those I know aren't trying to be "special snowflakes," get "handouts," or have an "agenda." A large amount of responses to this article say that personal aspects of a minority's life shouldn't have a place in WoW. But why?

You say this, and yet fail to see how much little things often get brought up. It may not seem like much, but for example, your young, white male that makes up a large population of this game can say, "I'm going out with my girlfriend tonight, sorry, I can't raid!" That's not a very personal statement, but you can glean information from it. Why is it not the same that another member of your guild, who you know is male, says "I'm going out with my boyfriend tonight, sorry, I can't raid?" It's not revealing personal information, some epic story he talks about all the time to remind you he's gay. It's not shoving it in your face. It's not running around telling people they have to love all gays ever and be gay, too.

It's about equality.

Raid Rx: Settling the over healing question {WoW}

Jul 19th 2009 6:21PM That's not how HoTs work.

Blood Pact: How to be a professional Warlock {WoW}

May 4th 2009 6:29PM Hardly an incentive. Haste is available to everyone, and the ~24 DPS this gives just isn't as good as the static spellpower buffs from other professions -- which either don't replace an enchant, or are hands-down better than those available.

Around Azeroth: The velvet Elvis of Icecrown {WoW}

Apr 20th 2009 2:05PM And "dick" has the same exact alternate meaning, but you wouldn't find that here, either.

I stand by it being unprofessional and rude.