Apr 3rd 2012 4:29PM I have had creepy whispers, and stupid propositions on occasion, but not often, and almost never now that trade chat propagates the myth that "gurls don't play wow." Girls and wow are like tits on a bull, right? And I've never been personally abused in a raid or group, mostly because I put a stop to it before it gets started. There are those trolls who are desperately seeking something to be an ass about, but those are easy to ignore, and they're not picky about who or what they abuse or for what reason. Girl, gnome, blonde human... there's always going to be something that somebody feels the need to nerdrage about, I've never really felt my gender placed me into a special category for abuse.
Apr 3rd 2012 4:22PM My friends and I regularly comment on the armor issue. It absolutely pisses me off that my female characters are half-naked in the same plate gear as male counterparts who are covered from the tops of their heads down. Give all the pallies and warriors a pastel pink plate codpiece for a few weeks, and I bet the ensuing pissy roar would change things. Transmog has only made things worse, now we're all surrounded by scantily clad transmog-ed toons that I'd be willing to bet IRL money most often are male players.
Apr 15th 2011 11:14PM I'm a high school teacher as well, and was a raid leader and healing leader before I began my teaching career. Honestly, the first day of teaching math to very unwilling teenagers was less daunting than organizing and keeping control of 25 toons working at cross-purposes.
Jun 26th 2010 9:16AM This is one instance in which I was incredibly lucky, and I'm sure it will never happen again. My very first Oracle egg, after the required seven days, gave me my green proto. I have never lived it down and several people on my server hate me for it. Oh well ;D
Feb 12th 2010 10:40AM Depending on the boss, I'll either keep the tank targeted, or have him as my focus so I can re-target him as needed.
Feb 2nd 2010 10:22PM I prefer to tell them in advance not to stand in stuff. Yelling doesn't help, and raises my blood pressure unnecessarily, and, like you, I can certainly heal them through it, but I do like to warn them ahead of time about it just in case. I hate those heroics in which the tank assumes everyone knows the instance already without so much as a "r?" and charges into harm's way trailing at least one dps with not a clue as to what he's expected to do, or worse yet, an overgeared dps who decides he "don't need no stinkin' tank" and charges in without the rest of us. When the inevitable ( no matter how good I am ) wipe happens, in these cases, who always gets blamed? Need a hint for that one?
Feb 2nd 2010 8:26AM Blowing up the mammoth in Storm Peaks, while completely awesome, also left me feeling a bit evil.
Jan 13th 2010 8:54AM My guild is helping teach a brand-spanking-new-out-of-the-box dps DK what not to do in heroics and the first time I ran with him he asked over and over "should I DG? Should I pop AoD?" My response: "Until you know exactly what you're doing and when is the perfect time to use those things, NEVER EVER EVER use either in an instance." He does it anyway.
Jan 13th 2010 8:46AM You're far more polite than I would have been, I'm sure. I tend to react... strongly to people with attitudes such as this.
Jan 13th 2010 8:41AM I do most of my heroic-ing on my shammy healer, so I automatically go as heals, and give as much effort as I would any boss fight in an end-game raid. IMO if you are a good tank or a good healer, you're good no matter what instance or raid you're tanking/healing. Sometimes having crappy DPS and/or a tank makes things a bit more interesting, to say the least. I generally get sick of the queue on my warrior (fury, /sigh) or my mage and go back to my shammy for that nearly-instant love. I have seen several situations where we have a toon queued as tank in HPoS or HHoR and I'll leave, simple as that. I generally give it a good shot, but if it's not possible, I'm not sticking around forever for fail after fail.