Jan 24th 2009 4:37PM Thank you, Blizz -- it's a nice tribute and a pleasant warm fuzzy.
In my line of work, we deal with a lot of Give Kids the World children; it would be nice if they could all have such a well-themed, well-intentioned memorial.
Jan 10th 2009 8:34AM I'm an early morning WoW player, myself, so I sometimes overlap with the serious night owls. I often find myself online around 6am EST on my days off and find it the most relaxing play time I can get. Heck, at that time of day, folks are actually talking about trading stuff in Trade Chat, a practice I'm sure will never catch on -- I mean, really: the nerve!
A cup of coffee and the server practically to myself on a weekday morning = win.
Dec 13th 2008 1:13PM I usually let things slide around me and don't worry too much about correcting the general channels, but I will speak up about Guild Chat if someone is making a consistent mistake. Even then, I tend to whisper them so as to not make a big deal out of it: no one likes to look stupid in front of a group.
There is a certain amount of adaptable language in the game that we all tend to support: pwned, ganked, nerfed, ZOMG. All of these terms have developed as part of the in game communication culture and so, as such, don't bother me. I find myself offering 'gratz' to my guildies when they ding without even blinking: it just is what it is.
I do have my limits, however.
The one that really got to me happened last night in AV. Someone actually typed "prolly" for "probably." That's a pure case of bad pronunciation getting too big for its britches. Makes my skin crawl, I tell you.
And, yes, I, too, have an English degree. Dimes to donuts, I bet most of us who have replied to this topic do. lol