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WoW Rookie: What's "move out of the fire" in your language? {WoW}

Mar 11th 2010 8:09PM Ehhh.... I know they said no Chinese,

but I also find it strange that they said 'two kinds of Chinese' in the post. Of course I know they mean Mandarin and Cantonese....but the thing is, the written language is the same for if you're on a Taiwanese/Chinese server it doesn't matter which you 'speak'.

Now you're going to say, 'But they're on vent silly and we're on the NA/Aus servers!' But we're _writing_ this stuff down on the interwebs for people to read and possibly type.

So while writing stuff like ni hao, zai jian, xie xie is fine for someone like me who can read Ping Yin it wouldn't make any sense to most Chinese speakers. I taught English in Asia for more than 5 years. As a joke I'd write Ping Yin and get my students to read it. They thought I was writing Russian. Seriously.

Plus if most people tried to say it Vent it would come out so garbled and messed up the Chinese person wouldn't have a clue what you were saying anyhow.

I mean, really, how do you think most people are going to read Xie Xie?

Just saying.

Spiritual Guidance: The Priest of 2009 {WoW}

Dec 28th 2009 10:05AM I wouldn't say it was a problem at all. I always thought these articles were about healing, specifically priest healing.

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day nine - BlizzCon goody bags {WoW}

Dec 26th 2009 9:26AM Well, only 111 pages of other choices. I'm a shoe in to win!!!


Merry christmas!

[1.Local]: The theory, debate, controversy and scandal edition {WoW}

May 4th 2009 1:01AM Blizz screwed up by sending the item.

Karatechop should get all the raid equipment and achievements stripped....and maybe a ban of a week or two cause he really should have thought something was up.

But a permaban is too far. Blizz was the one who screwed up for sending it.

Breakfast Topic: The noob old days {WoW}

Mar 1st 2009 12:58PM I started the month WoW was released. So there was no thottbot or stuff like that.

I made a dwarf hunter, because it looked cool on the box. I was SO excited! I was living in Asia at the time and didn't know anyone else playing. Plus because of the time difference (I was on a US server....I don't think there were Oceanic servers then) there weren't that many people on. So I pretty much just soloed to 59 1/2 and had to learn most things myself. I didn't want to hit 60 because I thought then the game would be over. I had no idea what MC was or Onyxia or anything like that.

I think I used my talent tree. I think.... But I know I never trained my pet. I didn't him train until I was 65.

One time just before I quit (at 59) I was taken to Stratholme by these Chinese guys I had met who happened to be on at the same times as myself. Only one of whom spoke a little English. I had no idea what to do and was poopin my pants it was so scary. They tried to tell me, but couldn't really. Suffice it to say, the group didn't last long and it was probably cause of me.

Instead of hitting 60 I just stopped playing. Started again when the first expansion came out. Rolled a priest. Was still nooby for a long time. But at least then thotbott and stuff was around so I wasn't quite as nooby. I hope.

It was fun times the first time through though because everything was so new and exciting.

PuG dungeon loot etiquette for dummies Part II {WoW}

Jan 18th 2009 1:53PM I just wanted to make a note of what happened last night on Trollbane.

I did Naxx 10 man pug. They were having some trouble with one of the bosses when I joined, but we downed it 2nd try. Anyway, the PUG was maybe half made up of one guild; Obara? or Obama or Ohara or Ohama.....something like that.

Anyway, a necklace dropped that was a upgrade for me. The Master looter said, 'ok roll.' I waited a couple of seconds and seeing that nobody else had rolled I did. The item was an upgrade for me.

Right after I rolled 2 others did. I had the winning roll. Thing was it was only a slight upgrade for me and I was only really rolling cause I didn't think anyone else wanted it.

When I saw other people had rolled I said, 'ah just pass, give it to the next guy.' I figured he'd need it more.

Here's where it got interesting. Even though this was a PUG, with 1/2 the people from one guild, the Master Looter asked me 3 times if I was sure I didn't want it, since I had won the roll. 'Well, you won the roll, so it's yours.' I said I didn't want it and it went to the next guy, who then sent me a private thanks.

I read all these crappy stories about how PUGs are screwing over players and this stupid 'well, if 1/2 the PUG is a guild it isn't a PUG run, so we decide who gets the loot' bullcrap here. Last night really impressed me. This guild's fairness and classiness made an impression and I would be happy to pug with them again.

In my opinion, this is how you should PUG.

World of Warcraft listed as one of the 30 most offensive games {WoW}

Jan 10th 2009 2:44PM I don't know if this is posting...anyway,

Some people are saying, 'This list was only meant for Christians. So it shouldn't be printed here on WoW Insider, and everyone else should shut up about it, because it wasn't meant for you.'

True enough.... But that doesn't mean I can't still comment on it.

They are saying, 'these games anti-Christian' or 'Good Christians should stay away from these games.' The message may be directed to the Christians of that site but I can still say, 'Gee, you guys are silly!'

Same way (and this is an _extreme_ example) of how some religious extremists (not Christian) believe it is all well and good to sew up the Mr. Va-jay-jay of young girls until they are of adulthood. This is their religion and it only has a direct effect on the people of said religion. It doesn't affect me, but you can be damn sure I'll not only have an opinion on it but I'll voice that opinion loud and clear.

I don't care who puts out this list; Christians, government 'morality squads', Mothers Against Godless Gaming, whoever. The fact is, this list tells us something about how certain demographics view WoW and thereby in a degree, view us; the players. I happen to find that interesting. Just like the articles about how some employers don't like employees who game while other employers think it's a bonus.

My apologies to all those people who only come to this site to see how they can get an extra +5 hit rating to their head slot. Heaven forbid you actually expand your views.