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Ready Check: Dealing with a low DPSer {WoW}

Aug 26th 2011 10:47AM As a raid leader, everyone has to help... themselves and others. I can teach people how to DPS, heal and tank. I can't teach them manners or remove their entitlement.

In defense of care packages and mandatory authenticators {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 11:35AM It's called misdirection... and to claim its common sense is ignorant. There were two people hacked in my guild last month. My wife, my daughter and I all have authenticators. It's not inconvenient unless you're looking to hack accounts.

Breakfast Topic: Oh, the lengths that we go {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 9:22AM I purchased a Sat-53 for the yacht when we went transatlantic... it had remarkable coverage; better than the dealer claimed. My wife, my daughter and I all had some late night gaming in the middle of the ocean.

Blizzard releases details on Icecrown Citadel {WoW}

Sep 30th 2009 2:13PM It sounds great... and I don't care if we get to kill Arthas in a 5p dungeon!

Officers' Quarters: Cataclysm's guild revamp -- leveling and talents {WoW}

Aug 31st 2009 4:04PM To build on the hiring analogy (accurate to an extent), my guild does not take new members lightly. This is not to say we are overly rigid or put undue demands on them, but like joining any group, it takes time to adjust and learn the chemistry of the group. If people don't enjoy our atmosphere, they are free to move on. We only ask that you communicate with us what you are doing, out of respect. We provide each member with at least that much and expect the same in return.

To that end, joining and leaving members have a significant impact on guild morale, like it or not. If I had one criticism of "guild hoppers", and we've had a few... its that they underestimate the impact they have on the group.

Breakfast Topic: What if you knew the day WoW would go offline? {WoW}

Aug 13th 2009 8:57AM I'd send LotRO invites to all my ingame friends... to make sure we know where each other is headed. We came to Warcraft from Asheron's Call and will find the next one after this.

Breakfast Topic: Missing Professions? {WoW}

Jul 17th 2009 8:08AM I always thought that Cartography would have been interesting (wasn't it mentioned early on?) That said, the addons for the game would probably have made it trivial. I'd envisioned being able to have additional paths of travel or accelerated rates of travel in "known" areas. Something of a daily exploration quest to supplement this, etc. /shrug

Breakfast Topic: Do you wish we didn't have to use AddOns? {WoW}

Jul 7th 2009 9:33AM I've tanked through Ulduar without addon's... that said, some provide additional information, but it is not *needed*.

I've healed through Ulduar with addon's... and can say this is the only way I can see the fights, albeit a very cursory view. Healing is broken and often time not as enjoyable as being DPS.

I've played rogue and mage to a high level and found that addon's are, again, mostly for desired information, not needed. They do make aspects of the game more convenient, but it boils down to personal preference. With the state of healing (and a little bit tanking), I prefer playing a DPS class as you get to see more of the game and there is *considerably* less stress.

PUG Checker shows players' boss kills {WoW}

Jun 1st 2009 1:09PM I can't tell you how many times someone has advertised they are doing Naxx-10, Naxx-25, etc and asked for a minimum gear score that they didn't even meet.

It's not a site problem... its a arrogance problem. People feel entitled and try to justify it with some notion of their time being too important to waste. You're playing a video game, if time was that important you'd be tracking stocks or diagnosing patients.

I will not turn down an inexperienced person who is properly prepared. If you've gone through level 80 dungeons and progressed through heroics, gear will show this. Everyone has to learn at some point and if they learn from my group, they'll be better for it.

Player skill is greater than gear. Though we have no way to check it, I'm willing to discuss it with the prospective player and give them a chance, alt or main. This, admittedly has led to some runs that needed replacement players. So be it. I own a thriving business, have a wife and three children. My time is limited but no more or less valuable than anyone elses.

Fight elitism and promote better gameplay. Above all be patient and have some humility.

Forum post of the day: Great idea, poor implementation {WoW}

Feb 16th 2009 9:57AM Dual-spec should be available at 60... not everyone bought or is required to have the expansions.

Sorry if this has already been posted... not going to read 9 pages of drivel. =)