Aug 9th 2011 12:31PM We don't even have to BE nice: in this medium, if one just PRETENDS to be nice... to be tolerant... to not be foul mouthed...
...no one will know the difference.
Nobody can force a cretin to be a mensch, but I still think Blizzard could help to foster a less toxic environment by instituting a popularity rating, with attendant vanity rewards. Just fancy: PUG ends, I think, "My, didn't that tank act nice! I'm going to vote him 10 PUG Popularity Points!" Tank is happy because he just managed to hoodwink that simpleton (me) into buying his act - but I'm happier because I didn't have to rinse another 30 minutes of poisonous PUG chat out of my eyes.
He'll never know the difference but, heck, he doesn't know now how many times we got along just fine after he plug-pulled on us. And maybe, just maybe, one or two out of the millions of WoW players will actually come to enjoy BEING civil.
Hey, stranger things have happened!
Aug 3rd 2011 9:19AM Southern Barrens, Honoring the Dead in Camp Taurajo.
"Yonada's Spirit says: Alliance - they've surrounded the camp! What are they doing here? Why are they attacking Taurajo? Get the children - run! RUN!"
Wow, I got choked up all over again just searching out and copy/pasting that line.
And leave us not get into the whole "yeah but they started it" debate. For one moment, let us... honor the dead.
Jul 28th 2011 8:36PM "skill"
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Jul 28th 2011 6:03PM I used to know my pets; I knew what they were apt to do, and when and how to intervene when I wanted them to do something different. I learned how and when to use the old stances, I learned to use multi-shot, defensive and assist pet to quickly pick a fresh target against groups, I even learned to love "Move to" when it replaced Eyes of the Beast.
Now, it feels as though everything I taught my pets (myself) has been erased. And the worst of it is: I'm only guessing whether these new behaviors are intended or are bugs. Am I going to have to learn how to cope with this mishegoss only to find half of it hot-fixed within weeks?
Cesar Millan, we need you!
Jul 12th 2011 10:41AM Whenever a dwarven NPC tells me, "Keep yer feet on the ground!" I hit the spacebar. Except if it's a flight master. Then I /say, "Oh, NOW you tell me!"
When a Tauren NPC wants me to "walk with the Earth Mother," I /say, "Why? Where's she going?"
Basically, I sass NPCs. I'm surprised they haven't blacklisted me yet.
May 10th 2011 6:43PM I would like very much to win this.
Dec 27th 2010 9:38AM I vote that I win this, m'kay?
Dec 27th 2010 9:33AM Yes, please, I want.
Dec 27th 2010 9:28AM Nice mouse!
Dec 8th 2010 1:52AM Want pretty!