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World of Warcraft as a teaching tool {WoW}

Oct 5th 2008 8:38AM As a woman who plays WoW with my husband and my three nephews I can tell you it can be a great learning tool. The key word being *can*.

The quests encourage children to read them. Though I've seen some people say you can skip them, I've found you really are not encouraged to do so. At some point you need to figure out where to go, what to do, and who to return to for your reward.

WoW encourages reading but not just the quests. In order to communicate in the game on the channels you have to read and type. In order to talk to guildies you often post and read thier forums.

There are many skills kids can get some practice using in WoW. From working in team environments, Organizing thier bank space, time management, goal settings, diplomacy, building friendships, and just plain communication skills.

A game isn't just a game no matter what game you are talking about. From Candy Land to WoW there is always something to learn. Play is the universal form of learning for both humans and animals. So if any one of you still don't believe this try taking some sociology or animal science courses and you might just be amazed.



Tips for new Death Knights from a fellow melee, part 1 {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2008 12:49AM [quote]Allison Robert has just officially started her campaign of Elitest faggotry, and wining Douchebag of the Year for 08" [/quote]

So your mad cause she stated an opinion that *most* of them are aweful. Yet you sink low to using horrible words. Are you not being elitist yourself here in this statement and others you make? You might want to re-read it.

[quote]First rule of that qualifies you as Elitest, saying you're better than someone else, because they play differently than you. [/quote]

Could this not also be spun to say your filling this first rule by saying you're better than she is because she doesn't write the same way as you?

[quote]but her format and personal opinion should NOT by any means affect her posts, but should add a nice flare and voice to her writing. [/quote]

Wouldn't flare and voice affect her posts? This makes no sense to me.

[quote]I overreact because that is how you get points across to the ignorant and unwilling. If you hook the reader they will listen and even if you "spew homophobic hate speech" they will get past that and see hey, format was uncalled for. [/quote]

So again you got mad at her for saying some players were bad yet your saying you have to overreact to get your points acrossed to the ingorant and unwilling. Number one this statement is not correct. You don't have to overreact to be heard and number two just who are you calling ignorant and unwlling? The author or everyone your making your point to? Seems now your insulting everyone since your point was aimed at Wowinsider staff etc etc.

And what point are you making in the last sentence here? At first I thought you were being sarcastic about the author but then I thought maybe you were talking about yourself. So your justifying your use of homophobic hate-speech? But you expect everyone to get past that to see that her format was uncalled for? What about your format? Was that not also uncalled for?

The article was okay. Informative yes. Tone not for me but I won't sit here and blast the author over it. At least they are trying to be helpful.


WoW Moviewatch: Hallow's End fanmade trailer {WoW}

Oct 1st 2008 12:38PM Overall I liked it but suggestions would be:

1. Perhaps putting the text up...then image..then text...then image instead of image...text...text..text..image.

2. The cut to black scenes seemed a little too long. I felt I was watching mostly black nothing

Breakfast Topic: Dialing back your game {WoW}

Sep 28th 2008 8:59AM This argument, though a valid fear, I think in time will be proven not stuch a big deal. Do folks generally only do regular instances in BC or do you find folks doing both regular and heroic? Do you think the 10 man vs 25 man is going to be any different? There will be plenty of folks who will want to do one type or the other.

As it stands having the option to pick regular instance runs or heroic runs has worked out really well. I can see this working out the same way.