Nov 11th 2010 8:53PM Next week: Exalted with Zandalar possible by turning in one stack of frostweave cloth.
Two weeks from now: ZG mounts a reward for opening the mail they were sent in.
Oct 10th 2010 9:37AM Chee-chaw. Chee-chaw.
Oct 10th 2010 9:35AM A-coodle-doodle-doo.
Oct 7th 2010 2:50PM Someone asked earlier about the digital download, and I've heard conflicting comments since then, so now I'm curious as to how it works.
Do you download the full game before release and get emailed a code that unlocks it (say, at midnight Pacific) with no queue, or is it like buying Blizzcon tickets or something else off the store, where you take a number, wait for (possibly) hours in a digital queue, and then start downloading it?
I ask because even though I love the release events, December can be kind of cold at midnight and if I can be playing WoW indoors I'd rather do that. If I have to wait several hours (or days O.O) when I could've just stood in line for 30 minutes and then installed off a disk, I'll just invest in a coat.
Did anyone download SC2 at midnight on release day? If so, what time zone was it unlocked for?
Oct 7th 2010 11:15AM No offense to anyone, but the logic of polling a group of people (the readers of this blog) who have actually created one of the bloated guilds in question in order to find out how many of them are members of such a guild escapes me.
That's like going to a grocery store, waiting until you see someone put a meat product in their cart, and then using them as a poll base to find out how many vegetarians there are.
Sure, maybe some of them are buying meat for a guest or a spouse, but is it an accurate poll? No.
Sep 15th 2010 12:25PM No, it's cool. I understand.
Sep 10th 2010 11:53PM I know I, for one, have never cared about anything in my life up until now.
Sep 10th 2010 11:51PM Uh...just reread that, and I didn't mean to imply that EVERYONE who was not in favor of the animal love-in was an immature teen trying to look like a badass. Some of the posts have made very good points, but some of them look like they were written under a bridge by a lumpy figure that likes eating goats.
In before "Akhi is a freegan vegan who throws hypocrite blood at hairy people," because I KNOW IT WAS COMING.
Sep 10th 2010 11:42PM Just a couple of points I didn't see mentioned:
- Abandoning a domestic animal is illegal. It's dangerous to people (feral dog packs form, diseases (rabies and others) are spread, etc) and can result in jail time and hefty fines. Whether or not you think it's immoral, or a factor of where he grew up, or whatever excuse you can come up with to make it okay, it is still against the law.
- It is possible that this guy made up the story to excuse his being late in attempt to make himself look cool, and became angry when his story was questioned. In my experience (including reading these posts) some people (especially teens) think not caring about animals makes them look fierce, and having dealt with a number of laughably "badass" immature people in-game, they tend to get angrier over being caught in a lie than they do over an issue they really don't care about (those get shrugged off). I'm not saying that's what happened, just that it's possible.
- Keeping the drama out of guild chat is all well and good, but letting resentment of a guild member who behaved a certain way fester isn't the way to go, either. If someone's guild supports a certain behavior by a member (by not gkicking), and that behavior is abhorrent to another member, that's going to cause a lot of issues and possibly a lack of enjoyment of the game that will spread to others in the guild. Discussing it in ochat gives the officers (people supposedly mature enough to keep a guild together through drama and stress) a sense of what's going on between members, and let's the poster see how these people he spends so much time with feel about the situation. If it's very important to the poster, and the rest of the guild is indifferent, that may be enough for him to leave. Which is not to say he SHOULD, just that every situation and every guild and everyone in it is different. Yes, it's a game and RL issues are ideally completely separate, but the fact of the matter is, sometimes one affects the other.
TLDR- I think talking about it in ochat was not a bad place to do it.