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Facebook vs. World of Warcraft {WoW}

Dec 18th 2009 2:38PM A good number of my Facebook friends are my guildies, and they are the ones that comment the most on my status updates and whatnot. My guild recruited a tank based off of status update of mine (granted, I went to school with them, which is why they were on my friends list to begin with). The most recently tagged picture of me is the kill shot from Lord Marrowgar.

I earned my geek badge. I wear it with pride.

Why you don't have freedom of speech in WoW {WoW}

Dec 14th 2009 9:46PM I think you're confusing "can" and "may." You can say it (as in, you're physically capable of making the sound), but it's not allowed.

Officers' Quarters: Policy and practice {WoW}

Dec 14th 2009 3:15PM I'm an officer in a 10 man raiding guild. For our raids, we roll need on main spec, greed on off spec, and pass if you don't intend to use it. Then the designated disenchanter will pick it up, melt it, and put the mats in the guild bank. It works for us because we're all friends and we care more about each other than pixels. I realize this doesn't work for everyone, but it does work for some people.

Phat Loot Phriday: Sharpened Obsidian Edged Blade {WoW}

Dec 4th 2009 6:56PM My DK has this. It makes her heart happy.

Drama Mamas: Wife aggro {WoW}

Nov 14th 2009 11:25AM "He also works 100% from home, has no friends he hangs out with on the weekends....his life is work, the kids, and me. He 'lets' me have personal time with my RL friends, but makes it very clear in a passive/aggressive manner that he disapproves. So there are a lot of other problems besides WoW, I think...and personally, I'm tired of feeling like I have to play his entertainment director 24/7."

It does sound like there are a lot of other problems, and probably not ones that can be fixed by a stranger on the internet, but I think helping him find a hobby could be good. If he's at all mechanically minded, http://blog.makezine.com/ is a pretty good resource for finding manly things to make.

It's exhausting to try to *make* someone happy, and I doubt it can even be done.

Drama Mamas: Wife aggro {WoW}

Nov 14th 2009 11:16AM "In a good marriage if you've been living together nothing really changes after you say the vows."
I completely agree. That's why I think it's super important to live together first for a long time, but that article belongs on another blog. =D

Drama Mamas: Wife aggro {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 9:06PM I could totally see this being a possibility. I don't really know what the solution could be, aside from her getting to know his guildies or having a similar group of friends.

Drama Mamas: Wife aggro {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 8:53PM It occurs to me that I should also mention that it makes a big difference to me having my husband in the same room as me while we do separate activities. I like to be able to say, "Hey babe, I just learned how to knit using five needles! Isn't that awesome!?!" and he can pretend to understand why it's important to me.

Drama Mamas: Wife aggro {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 8:48PM So, I used to be like this guy's wife. It was before my husband and I played WoW, but it was still the basic situation: I felt like he wasn't spending enough time with me, and he felt like I was trying to control his spare time. What ended up fixing it was me getting a life. I know it sounds really harsh, but in my experience, that was the core problem.

How did we fix it? I learned to develop my hobbies and interests apart from him. I started doing a lot of crafting, and I became kind of decent at some really neat things. (Shameless plug: http://www.wow.com/2009/08/03/world-of-warcrafts-baby-hordie-shirt/) I started playing WoW before he did, because it was something that interested me, not because I was going to play with him (but, we play together now). I became more confident in myself as Stages, instead of Mrs. Withersby.

It took a long time, but it's worth it. I don't really think I would like past me- I was boring. It may take some gentle prodding from the OP to get his wife to admit she's interested in something, but it will certainly pay off, even if you have to deal with yarn and scrapbooking supplies strew about your living room for the rest of your life.

Lichborne: The care and feeding of pets {WoW}

Nov 12th 2009 6:10PM Last night we went into ToC-10 with three death knights. All three of us popping AotD right before the fight began made it super fun. Army, while it can tick people off, can be an amazingly fun tool.