Mar 8th 2012 6:01PM "...but the old server Vashj was starting to die, and it is now a very low-populated server..."
Lucky SOB... My wife and I co-GM a guild on Vashj, and it costs too much for our budget right now to get out of there...
Nice people, but very much a dying/dead server... can't wait for these changes/mergers that the devs were talking about!
Mar 8th 2012 5:58PM I think you mean why are some words in (parentheses), when they should be using [brackets] for added text
Mar 6th 2012 8:56PM Touph has a very valid point:
The perceived attitude of Blizzard is this:
"Hey, I see you quit playing our game to go check out Star Wars. If you come back to us, here's a shiny new car!"
"Hey, I noticed you've been a loyal subscriber for the past 5 years, and have never cancelled your account, been banned, etc... We appreciate your loyalty and to show it, here's a bumper sticker every year!"
**Looks at stack of bumper stickers... Looks at the guy next to me who quits every time a new MMO comes out, and has a nice shiny new car to show for it**
Mar 6th 2012 7:55PM Account had to be inactive starting march 4 2012 or earlier
Feb 27th 2012 11:20AM Disable one addon at a time and run an instance after each one until you have figured out which one is causing the issues
Feb 27th 2012 11:19AM I seem to remember some talk of making heirlooms work differently in MoP... like you wouldn't need to mail them to all your toons all the time.
If they did this, its possible that the situation they switch to would allow you to use your 'looms right away as a neutral fuzzball
Feb 24th 2012 10:43PM He's not referring to the legal status of pursuing your goals as a gamer vs. pursuing your goals as a homosexual.
He's talking about the social aspect of the two, how they are similar in that they are not bad things, but many view them as such merely because they don't understand them.
He referenced the middle of the century for gays, when they decided to come out and be openly proud of who they are. As a result they are more openly accepted and their stigma has been reduced.
In this way, we could benefit. If people realized just how many of their friends, family, co-workers, customers, etc are gamers, I think that their perception of what kind of person a "gamer" is would change.
And that is the meat of this article. And in that respect, his comparison draws a lot of similarities and is very logical.
Feb 24th 2012 9:47PM I was an infantryman in the Army... a very physical, all-male, macho environment. I felt that, as a gamer, if they knew I played something like WoW I would be mercilessly ridiculed. This isn't just a professional relationship, these are guys I lived with, worked with, and hung out after work with on a daily basis... to be ostracized from such a group was something I was very much afraid of.
Then I became a sergeant. I started being more myself. I had earned my rank, as well as several awards along the way, and I felt confident enough to just be me, and F what anyone else has to say about that.
During some downtime in the barracks, I pulled out my laptop and logged in. Sure enough, another sergeant and a private saw my screen over my shoulder, and walked over. To my surprise, the sergeant asked "Hey man, what server do you play on?"
Over the next 10 minutes or so, we all realized that about half the room played WoW, as other soldiers started talking about their characters, realms, etc.
If you have the guts to stand up and just be yourself, and put it all out there, I think you'd be surprised how many people out there actually play WoW, how many play other games just as intently, and how many think less of you for it. The number of people in the latter group was very few, and when they looked around the room they sure as hell didn't express that opinion.
Feb 24th 2012 9:38PM This is the point of the article:
-Being a gamer has a negative stigma in today's society. We are proud of our lives, but others don't understand and look down on it.
-Another group that had a stigma like this is the gay community.
-Here's how the gay community helped to make themselves heard and more widely respected. It has benefited them in their quality of life and acceptance in society.
-Should we take similar action and "come out" to the world, and try to show them how many "normal", productive members of society are gamers? (like the LBGT community has)
Hmm... Sounds like the correlation between the gay community's stigma, struggle, and solution is VERY relevant to the actual point of the article.
Feb 23rd 2012 11:24AM @ Cantor (or anyone else)
Do you have a link or reference for the different hunter symbiosis abilities?
Or even just the symbiosis abilities in general?
I would be very interested in reading about what spec gets what