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Breakfast Topic: I suck at playing mage {WoW}

Apr 25th 2010 9:17AM Since you got a priest to max a long time ago I'm surprised you're having such trouble (I remember what grinding that priest was like pre-BC >.

More Cataclysm change details for druids {WoW}

Apr 10th 2010 8:26PM I liked how the second to last reply (according to the order on this page) that GC made was essentially, "I'm looking at the numbers, they're ridiculous, get at me." Can't fight the guy with all the maths.

Have emblems ruined heroics? (Hint: no) {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2010 8:43PM :( Don't yell at people for standing in stuff. Tell them nicely to stop standing in stuff.

And if you're nice about it and they get smart, then let them die. It's all a balancing act of politeness. Make good judgment calls before you go at someone. I find it is best to assume innocent ignorance, not intentional idiocy aimed to irritate you.

Raid/PuG habits should be kept separate {WoW}

Jan 18th 2010 8:45PM I have to say I feel similarly. My main is a decently well geared Disc priest. I've gotten pretty good at healing on him and I honestly don't think I've wiped in a PuG since the new LFG debuted save one run with a really new tank (a run we got through in about half an hour instead of twenty minutes--not all that bad). I get treated kindly, get compliments at the end of runs, have been asked to keep going with a group for many more runs.

Then I get on my DPS DK alt. I'm a cookiecutter blood DPS spec. I've got some T9, a small amount of other epic Triumph badge gear, some naxx stuff, one or two quest blues, and a green trinket. I put out about 2.9k DPS which is, I think, reasonable for heroics. I never do any of the stupid DK BS like using AOTD on anything but Black Knight, I give my Hysteria to other melee DPS if they are doing better dmg than me, I DG trash mobs running towards the healer and kite them with Chains until the tank picks them up. I'm very group oriented if I say so myself.

Despite this, I get trashed non-stop just for being a DK with mediocre gear (though I'm doing more DPS than I need to be). I have no reason to think I'm a bad player in general because of the success I've found on my priest. Yet, there seems to be an almost pervasive "classism/specism/gearism" of sorts (if you'll pardon the completely fabricated words) that I feel only on my DK. I've gone into OK and been told by the tank that my gear was too poor to do anything and that I should focus on not dying rather than DPSing. Of course, I end up topping the dmg meters and I take second to least dmg next to the mage.

I suppose this completely personal rant is worthless when it comes to actually changing people, but it does make me feel a lot better. TL;DR, respect the newbies, they are real people. Like your mom actually. Yeah, that's it. Picture your mom playing as every single person you meet. No more problems then.

Author of World of Warcraft and Philosophy interviewed {WoW}

Nov 29th 2009 4:50PM I'll be honest, the real value of ethics has always escaped me. Nihilism FTW.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: 3 Tiny mount loot codes {WoW}

Nov 25th 2009 9:46AM are they restricted by faction?

Patch 3.3: Just run as many heroics as you want {WoW}

Oct 29th 2009 7:16PM Something I think many of you naysayers are forgetting is that the important thing to gearing up in heroics is time investment. They aren't getting any shorter (unless you have gear, but then you aren't gearing up are you). I'm fine with people getting the same gear I got through doing hard modes a month ago as long as they put in some time. And at a rate of 2 Badges of Triumph per heroic run it will take some serious time to put together a set. I'm OK with that.

Enter to win your own Creative WoW Wireless headset {WoW}

Oct 28th 2009 11:13PM mee ooh mee

Patch 3.3 PTR: New tutorial gallery {WoW}

Oct 26th 2009 8:53PM These are pretty great. Makes me remember my noob days and all the stupid things I did that could have easily been cleared up with a better tutorial (spamming auto-attack, meleeing on my priest, drinking then eating seperately). Needs more talking paper clips though. That'd be great.