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Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 4:13PM Utter nonsense - I play both male and female characters (I'm a dude) and have never noticed any of this.

Be vewy vewy quiet; we're hunting demons: A look at Diablo III's Demon Hunter {Massively}

Apr 2nd 2012 4:07PM Recently got the D3 beta and loving it. Crazy fun - can't wait for 05/15. Demon Hunter seems cool, but Witch Doctor is more my style.

EVE Evolved: Setting the record straight {Massively}

Apr 1st 2012 6:31PM "Secondly, the use of the word cyber-bullying offended The Mittani, which I can agree with."

I'm confused - what was inappropriate? He was cyberbullying - he was bragging about it at the panel!

Hi, remember me? I've been here since 2004 {WoW}

Mar 9th 2012 7:31PM

"I don't like this expression "First World problems." It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn't disappear just because you're black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here's a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are."

Breakfast Topic: Does WoW need more emotes? {WoW}

Mar 6th 2012 8:50AM /teabag

Not with a really graphic description - something funny like:

"You show your contempt for XXXXXX in a very immature way."

Can the WoW economy tolerate a cartel? {WoW}

Mar 5th 2012 7:29PM You neglect one critical component of cartels - barriers to entry. Since anyone can roll a druid, there is no way to keep the supply low.

Breakfast Topic: What do you think about the current Raid Finder loot rules? {WoW}

Feb 24th 2012 8:07AM I think the current system is horrible. It leads to griefing, ninja looting and general ill-ill in the wow community.

In my opinion, you should remove random loot from raid finder bosses entirely and replace it with special 'raid finder currency" you can use to buy pieces of gear. That will remove most of the drama form the system.

Breakfast Topic: What's the best race for each class? {WoW}

Feb 21st 2012 8:09AM Warrior - Goblin
Death Knight - Gnome
Paladin - Dwarf
Hunter - Undead
Warlock - Orc
Mage - Troll
Priest - Gnome
Rogue - Dwarf
Druid - Troll
Shaman - Goblin

Looking back on healing in Cataclysm {WoW}

Jan 31st 2012 8:09PM Cataclysm made me quit healing.

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 8:22AM It's less any one dungeon, than virtually every single Dungeon I tried to tank with my pally in Cataclysm 4.0. It was pure misery. It seemed to follow three paths:

1) By playing very carefully (CCing, explaining all the fights) we could clear a dungeon without wiping, in about 60 minutes - 10 percent of the time

2) Despite playing very carefully as above, something always seemed to go wrong - for example, there were new people in the pug who didn't have the eighteen mechanics on each boss memorized, they would die and then we would wipe. By accepting 4-5 wipes we would clear the dungeon in about 2 hours - 25 percent of the time.

3) The group was failure to launch - anything from bad players to undergeared, to no crowd control. We would wipe futility, maybe kill one boss and disband. Time taken about an hour - 65 percent of the time.

After about four weeks, I asked myself what the hell I was doing with my evenings, dropped the pally, actually quit WoW for a while. I finally got back into it on my shadow priest, but it ended any desire I ever had to tank for a pug.

Harder heroics, as it turned out, were not more fun, despite what I had been told all through Lich King. I'm actually kind of sad - I loved tanking on the Pally all through Lich King - but I still can't stomach the thought anymore.