Jun 5th 2009 9:00AM I'm a PvE player through and through but I do think PvP is potentially more rewarding. PvE is nice and it can be challenging but after that one-time satisfaction of figuring out an encounter with a competent group it becomes much more of a social experience than even a gaming experience. PvP on the other hand demands a lot more of the player. In PvE you learn a set protocol and then 'Bang,' you're done. You may change particulars for different encounters but essentially it's the same deal. In PvP, while you do find a groove of sorts, you often face unpredictable circumstances that demand you to decide a course of action (often) in less than a second or die. Admittedly large-scale anonymous PvP is more about stupid luck than anything and all PvP can unfortunately become a "Who's more OP" war. But there's hardly something more satisfying then two small highly skilled groups clashing against each other. PvP becomes satisfying when you're skilled enough to pass that point of feeling like you're getting ganked non-stop and you start feeling like you're experiencing a competition between two very real individuals trying to figure out each other's next move. When a lose still feels awesome because you know that either team had to really work hard for the win.
Jun 3rd 2009 9:40AM I take off my pants IRL when I run heroics.
Jun 1st 2009 3:12AM I've got to say a huge congratulations for your second consecutive article not on DKs or Pallys. Really interesting stuff, this one especially as I used to play a lock in arenas. Keep the streak alive.
Jun 1st 2009 3:03AM @Jam
Oh Hey man, how are you? I'm Ferarro #5. Ferraro #4 told me good things about you. How crazy is this stuff. Never would have happened on my watch.
We should catch up sometime.
Jun 1st 2009 2:50AM Ferraro is moderating (/removing) any negative comments made on her blog and in the possibility that anyone who really cares about this has read this far into the comments on this article I'll post my rejected comment for her site here.
"Oh my sweet Jesus.
Just give up please, just give up and leave. You understand that you're not just messing around, YOU ACTUALLY STOLE SOMEONE'S IDENTITY. I don't believe a single word you have in this article.
I can tell you why'd you'd lie now: You're desperate for attention. Just saying "Oh, I got caught, that was all me" means you'd have to slink back into the shadows but coming up with this laughable fantasy allows you to keep the drama and attention going AND keep your blog. I don't believe for a second you would step away and I completely expect to see a post in not to long from now saying your back because the people wanted it. Or more likely you'll claim it's ANOTHER Ferraro that's stepped up to keep it going. Give me a break. I can not believe anyone is buying this.
Let's say for a second you're telling the truth (I can barely even write that.) Why would the blog just not have been passed on publicly to another author instead of creating this elaborate lie? If the original author had enough faith in the next-in-line to continue to the quality of work surely they'd have faith that the readership could pick that up.
Also why steal Sarah Townsend's personal articles from her own site if you were just using her as a cover for this. It makes it obvious you were in fact hoping to supplant her personality for your own. "Surely people would love you like you do her."
You also make so many weak and transparent statements in this 'explanation' like assuring us the original Ferraro was very attractive. Yeah f-cking right. Let me be the first to say that looks are not as important as some people think but your assuring us reaks of an insecure person bolstering themselves through using a supposed other person's point of view. Also you repeatedly let us know how beautiful and intelligent you think Sarah Townsend is. We see through this that she wasn't just a random identity used as a facade but actually the object of your deeper obsession. On her for a minute, why her? If this story of yours was real why not just some attractive unknown so your lie would never be found out rather than an attractive tech-savvy blogger. Is it because she's the epitomization of 'cute geek girl' that you are either attracted to, or aspire to?
I don't get it. I really don't. You must have been smart in order to have provided the high quality of paladin information you did. It saddens me to think that someone that smart would feel it necessary to hide behind someone elses identity.
All I can say is I'm sorry for being part of this world you must find so scary and you don't need to tell us the truth, but please, please, step away. I'm not going to say you need professional help because that always comes across so hostile but I do think it would be better for your mental health in the long run for you to step away.
Jun 1st 2009 2:47AM Glad that you noticed that. Don't think everyone has unfortunately.
May 28th 2009 1:02AM @Jillemexie
It's there. Mouseover "Contact Us" in the upper-right corner of the site and you'll see it there aggressively requesting you to "Send us a Tip!"
May 26th 2009 12:52AM Could not agree with you more.
Though I do think Mike may have tried his best. If you (Mike) thought at all that this might have been the end result, I agree, why bother doing the show. You could have taken the day off.
May 26th 2009 12:49AM It's such a shame there's nothing for the rest of us that couldn't see the show. It would have been 5:30am in the morning here for me to try and see it and if I knew I wouldn't have been able to see it at all otherwise I would have really tried to get up to see it. Such a shame you guys didn't think it through. Thanks for the effort but as many said above me I don't think this episode can be considered anything other than fail. At least you may have picked up things for the future. So disappointed.
May 20th 2009 9:31AM I felt exactly the opposite way when I was still playing my lock. Loved affliction but had to go Shadowbolt Spam.