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Breakfast Topic: What does your class choice say about you? {WoW}

Oct 10th 2010 11:33AM My best-geared and most-progressed toon is a survival hunter, but my main in my heart (who's just a little less progressed/geared) is a retribution paladin. She was my first serious WoW toon, and as I said, dearest to me. I've seen stuff before in which people think about what their class says about them, or what they'd be IRL going by attitude and all.

I've said Retribution Paladin for the latter, and that the spec/class says-- about me-- nothing having to do with religion, but with the way I can sometimes be righteously angry/fighty about things, particularly if it involves someone or something about which I care. Sometimes almost self-righteously, though I try to watch that bit.

Drama Mamas: Spearheading morality {WoW}

Oct 9th 2010 2:53PM @Kylenne-- that is a good point, definitely, and though I still feel as I said in my post, I also agree with you; I should say my feelings, upon reflection, are more about my personal feelings for my own conduct. (If that makes sense.)
I understand-- as much as I can, since only 'gender' applies to me as far as the ways you named in which you deal with marginalization are concerned-- the wish to NOT be the Educating Queer/Person of Color/Religious Orientation/Etcetera, in your leisure time.
Thanks for replying. :)

Drama Mamas: Spearheading morality {WoW}

Oct 8th 2010 5:03PM I generally like Drama Mamas, but I have to disagree with a lot of your answering here. Mind you, I'm kind of iffy about the letter-writer's use of "immorality", because I very much believe morality is subjective, but your advice can also be interpreted to apply to offensive terminology as well. "Stop instructing"? "You can't change other people"? Well, perhaps in a way it's true that you can't necessarily change them, but how do you know unless you speak up?

http://treebarkjacket.com/2010/10/05/habitual-and-negligent-intolerance-or-how-i-came-to-realise-that-i-enable-bigotry/

That is a very good blog post about the overwhelming usage of slurs and offensive terminology by many players. This sort of thing may not have been what the letter-writer meant, but it very much can fall into this category.

15 Minutes of Fame: A rare and beautiful collection {WoW}

Oct 7th 2010 8:28PM @TAD:
I think it'd be even better to have that available for pvp...might add a little of the unknown to the game for pvp-ers. No longer could one pick on one person because their gear looks to be subpar (and thus they would, in theory, be an easier kill) while running from someone in the top-tier pvp set. :) I'd love for it to 'save' skins from armor so I can keep a certain look that I like. I'd have to grind out the armor set, of course, to have access to the skin...but once I've gotten the armor it saves the look. Or at least, saves it to one of five or so 'vanity slots' (to avoid having 236 different looks as well as avoid having to save that particular look for a person, I figure).

It'd certainly help for the levelling process, especially when some of us don't want our female toons to be shoved into 'bikini plate' territory or some such.

WoW Insider Reader Meetup at BlizzCon 2010 {WoW}

Sep 23rd 2010 8:36AM @Debesun: You have my thanks also! For a long time it's been a bit frustrating, because I'd be logged in (or so I thought) and I wouldn't be able to edit any of that. Now I know why/how to fix it! And have, though I'm not yet sure if my new userpic is up yet...

WoW Insider's Weekly Webcomic: Safe Passage {WoW}

Sep 21st 2010 11:26AM Well, Ms. Aarons does play mostly Horde, from what I understand. As much as I'd love to see more Alliance from her (I play both factions), I can understand writing a little more about what's nearer to one's heart. :) If I were clever enough to do a WoWish webcomic, I'd likely focus on Alliance. Sadly, I just don't tend to have ideas there.

Sunday Morning Funnies: Row your boat {WoW}

Aug 29th 2010 1:23PM "Out of World" is one of my favorites in the list, so I look forward to seeing more! :)

Breakfast Topic: Does gender influence class choice? {WoW}

Aug 27th 2010 9:37AM I'm female, first off. My first serious toon was/is a Ret Paladin, and Paladins are still my favorite class to this day. I tend to choose classes based on (apart from simply having fun as them) utility more than anything; my first love, when it comes to roles in a group, is melee dps. I LOVE hitting things with other things. :D But I also like being able to provide 'emergency backup' just in case something happens; I've emergency-healed on my pally and enhancement shaman, I've emergency-tanked on my pally, warrior, and DK (recently was in a PuG in which for two boss fights I ended up dual-tanking with the real tank to keep him from taking as much damage after our healer stood in the goo too much, and we managed to down the bosses that way).

I have 7 80s (pally, warrior, DK, mage, hunter, priest, and druid; my shaman is mid-70s), but while I like seeing what it's like to play other classes, my favorites are still the hybrids because I like the utility. And though my hunter's my ultimate raiding main and I like her, she's just not as much fun as my melee. :)

Match your makeup to your guild colors: Win fifteen dollars in makeup from Geek Chic! {Massively}

Aug 25th 2010 1:43PM By that logic, why should there be more than one brand of makeup that sells a particular style? However, many brands sell the loose powder style of makeup; these have the added advantage of not having some of the 'fillers' that others (like Bare Escentuals, which my mother stopped using because the bismuth filler does not agree with her skin) have. And they're priced very competitively...add to that names that female gamers may love, and you have potential to profit from a market share that is often ignored or marginalized.
Really, I'm quite impressed with the fact that their prices are so reasonable for what they offer, considering many smaller businesses have to charge a bit more and just hope their target market is willing to pay a bit extra for novelty.
When I can, I plan on buying some of the base makeup they offer, considering it's less expensive than what I currently use, even after the cost of shipping to Canada. I haven't tried it yet, but I look forward to doing so.

Match your makeup to your guild colors: Win fifteen dollars in makeup from Geek Chic! {Massively}

Aug 25th 2010 1:37PM I love the 10 man Raid set. My favorite color from it-- that is, the one most potentially flattering to my coloring and makeup style-- is even the one that goes with my favorite class! (Bubble Hearth.)