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The Classifieds: Wisfest and lots of hiring {WoW}

Sep 2nd 2010 3:35AM @Demi

I think you're taking this too personally. I don't see any insults in his post.

He states
• You don't have to have a disorder to maintain a healthy weight
• It is sad that obesity is becoming the norm
• The average human being is not (and should not be) obese

I see no insult.

Furthermore, I fail to see how he is being a "two faced backstabber". Don't you think that's taking it a little far? There are plenty of things you wouldn't say to a person's face, but are acceptable to discuss between others.

If your friend got a horrible haircut, you wouldn't say to his face "Wow, you like like crap with that horrible haircut." But would you consider yourself a "two faced backstabber" if after he left you turned to your friend and said "Hmm, I wonder if he knows that haircut doesn't look great on him."

You're really blowing things out of proportion.

Oh, and a picture of me last year from senior photographs.

Go ahead and pick holes at me. I'm sure my teeth could use a little whitening.

The Classifieds: Wisfest and lots of hiring {WoW}

Sep 2nd 2010 3:25AM I am appalled that a person can comment saying that the "average human being" is this overweight and have the comment voted UP!!

Surely, people are aware that being "overweight" IS less healthy for oneself than the opposite? And YES, 5 of the 11 people in this photo ARE overweight.

Stone brings up valid points on the second page. This is evidence that obesity has become the new norm, and that being overweight is now accepted. Stating that a person must have an eating disorder to maintain a "healthy" weight is absurd. And healthy isn't what you see in fashion magazines of 100 pound models. "Healthy" is what doctors have determined to be the optimal weight for a human being. 10 or 15 pounds of extra flab isn't going to have a significant effect on your well being. But at least 4 people in this photograph are at least 40 or more pounds overweight. And this alone drastically lowers their life expectancy.

And no, it is NOT reasonable to claim/assume that all 4 of these people have medical conditions/hereditary excuses for their weight.

This leads me to question how healthy WoW is and what an impact it really has on the general public. The obesity/overweight percentage in this photograph is well above that of national average, and that is no doubt due to fact that these peoples' favorite hobby is to sit in a chair all day.

Cataclysm Beta: Balance druid changes {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2010 4:30AM @themightysven

Your guild only runs with 1 druid, eh? Well I guess it would be too much of a dps loss for a balance druid to cast it on the bear. And if a resto druid used one of his GCDs on the spell, half the raid and one of the tanks would surely die due to lack of healing.

Guest Post: Raiding on the road {WoW}

Aug 1st 2010 2:46PM You said Mzh when you meant to say GHz.

Upcoming level and zone changes in Cataclysm {WoW}

Jul 23rd 2010 10:00PM With full heirlooms, I just go from Hellfire to Nagrand and queue for a few dungeons along the way for extra gear/XP. That gets me from 58-68 every time.

Cataclysm Beta: Restoration druid specialization and talents {WoW}

Jul 20th 2010 3:51AM 50% movement reduction is simply retarded. Let's go over the ICC fights and when resto druids would need CDs, and see how the movement reduction would impact it.

Marrowgar: During Bone Storm. But this means we'd be standing in fire 2x longer.

Deathwhisper: When Ghosts spawn or when p2 starts? Well GL moving from ghosts or away from Death and Decay

Lootship: N/A

Saurfang: At about 20%? If your group is good you'll be fine. But if not, you're screwed if any beasts come after you

Festergut: Right when the fight starts. If you get a spore and have to run, you're screwed.

Rotface: Lol? Try any part of this fight with a 50% movement speed reduction.

Putricide: On the first transition and when p3 starts. Have fun running away from the Gas Cloud or from Malleable Goo.

Blood Princes: I would personally use it for empowered shock vortex, but I'm not sure how I would be able to run away from other players or from the fire orb.

BQL: Obviously during the air phases. Running away from other players should be fun when I move at 50% speed.

Dreamwalker: Near the end or during Bloodlust. Not much movement required here, so the speed reduction probably wouldn't matter.

Sindragosa: Probably blow the CD right off the bat so that it will be ready for p3. Trying to get behind frost beacons at 50% speed in p3 and then running away at 50% speed when I have to drop instability? Right.

Lich King: Haven't done heroic, but on reg mode I'd blow the CD during the first transition and during p3. Probably wouldn't be hurt too badly by the movement speed penalty.

Overall, I probably won't even take the talent in it's current implementation. The movement speed makes the CD nearly useless. If they do this, they better make the shaman Rain of Healing channeled, make Divine Hymn disorient the caster, and make the new paladin Hands of Healing kill the caster once the duration is up.

Official Cataclysm site updated (finally) with Mount Hyjal information {WoW}

Apr 13th 2010 7:16PM The Earthmother is near... Maaaan.

Arcane Brilliance: The difference between good and great {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2010 2:38PM Great tips on how to play a warlock, I love this column! I think I'll reroll a lock right now actually!

The Queue: A slap in the face! {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2010 6:35PM One of the first Queues I've enjoyed reading in a while.

Seems the quality of questions/answers has gone down a bit lately, but this edition was great! My compliments!

Updates and clarifications on the mastery system {WoW}

Mar 9th 2010 8:52PM According to Bornakk's post, the intention is for hybrid dps capable of tanking to be able to tank all the entry level heroics for the expansion (the equivalent of all the heroics this expansion, excluding ToC and the ICC 5 mans and possibly HoL and UP). But that is aside from the point.

It sounded like Blizzard's intent was now to keep the ability of a player to play a certain role, while not in a spec or gear for that role, close to what it is now. This seemed to conflict with their other ideas.