Aug 16th 2011 4:37AM Don't do a witch-hunt on this guy when you don't even know his situation. Even if he raped someone, maybe its in his past. If he's on the list it means that he got caught and did his time. This guy is NOT necessarily an active criminal who never got caught. You don't need to punish him because he already got punished. Maybe now he's trying to lead a good life and put it all behind him.
Regardless of whether an officer confronts him quietly about his past, or if they shout about him in guild chat... in either situation he will feel that his privacy is violated and he's probably going to leave the guild.
I've been raped before. I know what its like to be the victim of sexual crime. Although I was angry at the guy for a long time, I'm over it now. I wouldn't want him to be persecuted by his own social network. He already did time for what he did. I have no idea if he's still a rapist or if he is quietly building a good life. I hope its the latter.
Drama Mama Robin makes one very good point about sharing telephone numbers. In my guild, only the people who know each other in RL have shared phone numbers or email addresses. I suggest that you change telephone numbers, and don't share your new number with him. And if you have minors in your guild... sorry I have no clue how to deal with that. My guild doesn't accept minors.
Oct 12th 2009 2:55PM My guild is in the same situation as Stephen; a few 10-mans per week, and usually 14 - 17 signups for each. If we can't fill a 2nd group with puggers, we rotate the raiders.
This means: if you miss the last few Ulduar-10 raids you have a higher chance of getting into the next Ulduar-10. ToC-10 has its own counter, so if there are too many signups for ToC, we check previous ToC's to make an approval decision. Raid approvals are done 24 hours before raid time.
We hope this system will encourage people to attend Uld for helping gear the lower-geared toons. If there was one overall counter, then people would only want to attend the highest available raid and not waste their turn on a raid where they may not get gear.
So far the system works pretty well, only a few raiders complain about missing spots.
Apr 7th 2009 2:49PM Fantastic article, ty David! You have renewed my faith in RP. I'm an Agnostic and proud of it. I have dabbled in the Layman zone in the past, but I was burned down by a Fanatic who convinced me I just didn't have it in me. I'm gonna share this article with a few others.
Feb 16th 2009 12:57PM Go for what you enjoy.
The shadow talents you need for raiding is subtley different to those you use in PvP &/or grinding. It's quite viable to have 2 x shadow specs, one with blackout/psy scream/silence for pvp, and one with shadow affinity/vamp touch (etc) for raiding.
Personally I'm disc for mainspec, and planning to go shadow/disc for 2nd spec since it's brilliant for questing.
Feb 11th 2009 2:42PM I've tried giving in-game flowers to my husband, cooked him in-game raid food and boosted his alts -- none of that was worth much to him. Then on the day of the WoLK launch I gave him 10k gold towards his mammoth. :) Success! My theory is that men love fast cars and power tools, whether its in-game or RL.
What I suggest doing for your gal is something that shows you put time into it. For example, prepare a picnic for her, or prepare some outfits for an in-game outing (formal dance, hiking, etc). When you're on your outing, make sure you role-play it up a bit... let her enter doorways first, offer her a chair before you sit down. Little extras like that will earn you extra points in her books.
A purchase of a gift like a pet can take 5 minutes, it won't show you've made an effort.
Jan 9th 2009 12:23PM Go for it! My husband and I started playing WoW at the same time, and we're in the same guild now. We don't get on each others nerves, though. I'm into professions more than him, he plays the AH more than me. I level slow and read the quests, he power-levels and raids until late.
I think your girlfriend will have a deeper understanding of you if she enjoys the game herself. On the rare occasions we do an instance or raid together, it's really rewarding! Sure you need to do your own things, but it's good to also have some hobby in common. It works out great for us.
Dec 22nd 2008 7:47AM I've prepared a batch of chocolate cakes, bags and medium level BoE blues for the members in my guild. (I'm an officer.) I've wrapped them, and will send a random gift to each main char on the 24th. :) We've only got about 35 players in total, so it's not a big effort to farm the eggs and cloth.