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Breakfast Topic: Guilt by association {WoW}

Dec 13th 2010 11:14AM I've been a guild leader since practically release (since May 2005, technically). While I have invited "teams," I've never promoted teams. If a player is good enough to be an officer, then I promote. It would be odd to me to promote someone just because they're friends or a spouse of an officer.

Breakfast Topic: Is your main a former alt? {WoW}

Oct 26th 2010 6:27PM Nope. I've had Elderin since release and have never changed him from my main (80 Prot Pally).

I have five alts (Warrior, Hunter, Make, Shaman, and Death Knight), but Elderin is the guy.

The Shattering plot summary: Garrosh and Cairne {WoW}

Oct 19th 2010 2:08PM Well, let's face it. The Horde aren't exactly the epitome of stability. They were brought together through a cult of personality (Thrall). Some of the groups actually have disparate goals (i.e., the Forsaken and the Tauren).
Thus, without the personality leading the group, it isn't surprising that the factions would start infighting.

The Queue: Not getting distracted {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2010 3:24PM You mean the song about Elrond's mother and father didn't have relevancy in the story? :P

Or the song about Beren and Luthien? Sheesh!!!

The Queue: Not getting distracted {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2010 3:17PM I'm disappointed no one mentioned LoTR as a possible good read. :P

Officers' Quarters: PUGs are people too {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2010 3:10PM Here's how our guild does loot with PUGs. When you first get invited to one of our raids, you start with 35 DKP. Then, you can earn DKP with us as you raid. Then, anyone can bid on an item. Finally, the DKP a PUG earns, he/she can keep if he/she returns to raid with us some time later.

We picked 35 DKP because it was enough that they can outbid the offspec bidders (we limit alts and offspecs to 10 DKP) but not enough to take an item of significance.

Many times, we have PUGs walk away with 2 or 3 items because no one wanted them.

The Lawbringer: Contracts and player bans {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2010 2:02PM Reviewing your comments, I have one wrench to through. According to WoW, your account has no property value. However, WoW changed that when it "sold" pets for the game. Since you can purchase an ingame pet for your account, that implies that your account has value.

If the account has some value, Blizzard cannot simply remove your ability to use the account, despite the EULA/TOA.

This one concept in law. Waiving your rights does not give the other party carte blanche to act in a manner that will cause damage. For example, everyone signs a waiver to play on a paintball field. However, that does not allow the owner of the field to dig holes in the field that cause you to break your ankle.

In this case, even if you sign a waiver, Blizzard cannot start randomly banning people from the game.

Of course, this all assumes you have an interest in your character that the court will recognize.

Breakfast Topic: Most embarrassing thing you've ever done in WoW? {WoW}

Jan 11th 2009 12:15PM Oh, the list is endless.

Here's an old school one. When the world was new and exciting, I was in a raid in Molten Core. We were fighting Lucifron and one of the warriors got MCed, used Intimidating Shout, and pulled some imps. So, we were wiping and I was going to use my DI. So, I quickly DIed a ..... hunter. *sigh* This still gets brought up 4 years later.

In Burning Crusade, I switched my spec from Retribution to Protection. I was tanking away and really didn't notice any issues. Then one day, I was switching around my action bar when I noticed that I was using Holy Shield rank 1. At level 70. *sigh*

Just recently, we were in Naxx in a 10-man raid and were really struggling in the Arachnid wing. We wiped twice before we even got to the first boss. Then someone asked, "why is the raid set on Heroic?" *sigh*