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Around Azeroth: Losing my religion {WoW}

Feb 11th 2011 10:23AM The Red Riding Hood story has always been waaaay creepy. Have you read one of the really old versions in which the wolf tricks Red Riding Hood into eating her grandmother's flesh and drinking her blood before crawling into bed next to him, only to be fully devoured herself? No hunter comes to save her then...

Around Azeroth: Losing my religion {WoW}

Feb 11th 2011 10:05AM NEEDS WORGEN PALADIN, YES?!?!?

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 1: Gigabyte GTX 460 graphics card {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2010 12:05PM Sweet sexy power in a box. I must has it!

Breakfast Topic: Oops, I've been acting like an elitist jerk {WoW}

Oct 25th 2010 3:25PM "What's really important in the game for you? Is it the camaraderie of your friends or the satisfaction of being the best?"

Both. My guild is most certainly in the top 5 raiding guilds on our server. We are a relatively small Horde-side guild, and focus primarily on 10 mans (25s are a joint venture between us and an allied guild), but we are also great friends. We've been through a great deal of road blocks, and we've overcome many a dramabomb. But we are all good players, and we know it. We know it and we love it.

Our guild fosters a friendly environment where any one of our members can invite their friends to join in on the shenanigans, but if you want to raid with us, you had best be a top-notch player. Otherwise, you're stuck running heroics and chit-chatting with our battlemasters until you learn "WTF 2 do". I love the people. I really do. And I love our elitist attitude. Why? Because I'm surrounded by other goods players, who have quickly become some of the best friends I've had in WoW thus far. And I've had a lot of them.

I bounced from guild to guild for years, as I personally grew in skill and knowledge of game mechanics. As I have always played on RP or RP/PVP servers, I used to confine myself to a small group of roleplayers, who unfortunately were never interested in top notch raiding progression. I used to think it was all of the drama that comes and goes in RP guilds that made me hop around so much. But I've come to realize that this was simply a catalyst, an excuse to leave when truthfully I outclassed them as players. Yes, I left some good friends behind, and I sometimes miss the good ol' days of blissful WoW ignorance.

But at the same time, I have FINALLY found my niche. I get more accomplished in game than I ever have before. I am happier with my friends, and with my character progression. I'm more involved with this guild than previous guild. I care about what happens here. I do find myself facepalming at pugs, or other less experienced guilds and their inability to accomplish what I feel is a simple task. Wiping on a raid boss that should be almost muscle memory is a good example.

I guess what I am really trying to say is this...never let your WoW friends hold you back. If you are frustrated with their performance, its best to cut your losses and move on. You'd be surprised at how much fun you will have when you finally find that amazing group of people who are actually at the same level of gaming as you are. If you are anything like me, you'll also feel MORE of that camaraderie you spoke of when you are actually able to accomplish great things together, instead of beating your head against the keyboard.

Breakfast Topic: What does your class choice say about you? {WoW}

Oct 11th 2010 3:33PM My main is a holy paladin with a retribution off spec. I am borderline between Agnostic and Atheist. I am also a 26 year old college graduate with a major in Radio-Television-Film, and also an avid listener of metal, electronica, classical music, and indie rock. To be honest, I do not think that my main alone is a good indication of what I am.

Except for one thing...I play a hybrid. A jack of all trades. IRL, I've never really been the best at any one thing, but I am quite good at many. A paladin fits my personality, as do my other primary alts. Druid, shaman, and hunter. Versatility is key for me. Paladins, druids, and shamans can fulfill multiple roles and are always useful.

You may ask how a hunter fits into this equation. In Vanilla WoW, hunters performed an ungodly amount of "specialty" roles. We pulled groups, setting the pace of an instance and/or raid. We tranq shotted enraged mobs that would otherwise wipe raid. And we were arguably the absolute masters of CC with traps, wyvern sting (BC & beyond), and even scatter shot to a lesser extent. Before we were just another name on the dps meter, we were Utility Incarnate.

So yeah, I suppose the handful of classes in this game I enjoy really DO fit my personality.

The Queue: Welcome to arf {WoW}

Oct 11th 2010 2:27PM The Old Gods are straight out of HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. They are ultimate evil, unfathomable darkness that truthfully make Sargeras look like a choir boy. The great thing about it? The fact that people weren't paying enough attention to the signs. It is funny how the heroes could kill C'thun and Yogg-Saron, and not realize that there was something more going on here. I like it. No, I LOVE it. Azeroth is about to get schooled by the most ancient of Eldritch horrors and I'm going to laugh through the whole wild ride.

WoW Moviewatch: Through the Looking Glass {WoW}

Oct 6th 2010 4:02AM You can never have too much metal. No offense to those who actually like the typical, cheesy, Brill building, ABAB format crap that people like to put in their videos nowadays...but it's played out. A little progressive or symphonic metal never hurt anyone. I'd personally like to see a little black metal or gothic metal thrown in there somewhere. Some Tristania would be an nice change of pace for a WoW machinima. Please continue this trend, for the love of all that is beautiful in this world.

The Queue: In which Lady Gaga Girl took over {WoW}

Jun 2nd 2010 5:26PM I really do not understand everyone's obsession with Lady Gaga. I hope it is facetious in nature, because she is just...bad. So she has a couple tattoos and can chop up a bunch of trance, industrial, and ebm tunes to make her own songs. Big whoop.