Dec 19th 2011 7:56PM I almost bought a puffer fish in college named ADD.
Dec 19th 2011 7:56PM This would be great!
Dec 17th 2011 7:57PM I would most certainly enjoy winning this one!
Dec 16th 2011 11:39PM This'd be something fun to have!
Dec 16th 2011 11:39PM This would be a great opportunity to get into it!
Dec 16th 2011 9:11AM Boy o' boy would it be neat to get one of these!
Dec 16th 2011 9:11AM Boy oh boy it'd be neat to get one of these!
Sep 20th 2011 9:20AM After checking the Realm Status thread on the forums to see if there was downtime today - and seeing none! I have been giddy all day waiting for Brewfest. Just got home from work with a couple of beers (10 PM here), tankard in hand...to see downtime.
And, also, there has been speculation that either 83 or 84 would be required to queue for Coren. I've recently been leveling a Rogue (Going casual, too - no heirlooms, questing every where...) and just got him to 83.5.
So double-bummer for me today.
But I will have him to 84, and running Brewfest on two of my mains!
Aug 29th 2011 9:44AM I know one reason a lot of people may not be speaking up in a guild's chat is because they're busy playing. If I'm in a BG, I either miss most of a conversation or I am engaged enough where I don't even read the guild chat. In a dungeon, it's similar - I'm usually busy doing something within the group.
Another reason, is some people literally up and walk away for 10-15 minutes. So if you're in a smaller guild, with 10 people on at any one time, one of them may be afk. Also, dual-monitors are becoming way more prevalent, and many people multi-task WoW with websurfing, work, TV shows or movies.
But in my opinion, if you want to try to turn a guild into a talkative one, 'hello!' and 'grats' isn't the way to do it. Try to bring up engaging conversation topics. Ask people their favorite instances, and ask others their thoughts on those instances/zones/NPCs/whatever.
I personally find the constant stream of 'grats' annoying and, in most cases, unnecessary. Did you just complete a high-level raid? Well then, congratulations! Did you get a rare drop? That's awesome! I've been grinding that one for a long time, too. That's so great you got it. Oh, you just power-leveled your first-aid in 10 minutes? Well...grats...I guess? I've found a lot of people assume that _anything_ is 'grats'-worthy, whereas many people feel a 'grats' should be awarded for something worthwhile.
But as others have said, to try to improve the guild's talkativeness, lead by example. But if many members aren't too keen on 'grats' for minor achievements, well, don't fault them for that.
Aug 27th 2011 8:47PM "Saying tabards aren't necessary isn't really true. They technically aren't, but the results from having them are so desirable that refusing them for the sake of fashion (or whatever reason). I equip it, grin, and bear it. But I'd gladly take another option if Blizzard would give it that doesn't involve jumping through the hoops of repeatedly equipping and unequipping the offending items."
Aren't there other ways to gain reputation - from, say, questing or doing dailies? You really don't need tabards. But I think *most* people agree as to the 'why?' of not allowing transmogrification of tabards - it just doesn't make much sense.
The gear you wear is just that - gear. Assuming the stats stay, you should be able to modify it. Heck, people modify a lot of stuff in the real world, right? I can think of even sports analogies that work, with players modifying gear to change the look.
But I really can't think of many people showing allegiance to something by not showing allegiance to it. The reason for a tabard, as others have pointed out, is to SHOW the allegiance - not to do something in honor of the faction, but to SHOW it is in the honor of the faction.
Now, I know the 'sense' argument does not work with everything in WoW. But I think a lot of people feel the same way about this, though. The only real way to show allegiance in WoW is via tabards, so changing them to look like another faction is kind of silly. If you don't want to deal with macros, maybe you can find an addon that functions as you like?
Maybe in the future Blizzard will add an option to remove the tabard, but you have to 'brand' your gear - put the same tabard's logo and color scheme on your gear, but to change it you have to go to a 'brander' to alter the appearance. But until then, I think tabards will, unfortunately for you, stay.