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Patch 4.1: Blizzard explains new valor point mechanics {WoW}

Mar 18th 2011 9:12PM What? Should Emophia have to preface everything with "in my opinion"?

This is kind of the place to express opinions, you know...

Just like it's my opinion that its pretty ignorant to insult someone for expressing an opinion about justice points.

Go figure.

Ghostcrawler blogs about raid progression {WoW}

Mar 18th 2011 9:05PM Hmm...

"Many guilds are willing to put in a few weeks trying to master a new encounter, but if it gets to the point where they are wiping for months, there's a good chance they'll start to see burnout and thinning ranks."

This line makes me sad, because it means blizzard is ok with groups wiping for weeks on one encounter.

Drama Mamas: The case of the underage scammer {WoW}

Feb 26th 2011 4:08AM Bull.

Just the fact that the OP threatened to *log onto alts* to bypass the /ignore function tells you that it went way past appropriate limits.

Or, in other words, Blizzard defines it as harassment.

Feel good about harassing a kid?

Breakfast Topic: What pop figures deserve an Easter egg in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 12th 2011 9:59AM I'd say Michael Jackson...
But he got a whole race.

The Daily Quest: Inflammatory statements {WoW}

Feb 4th 2011 8:25PM Hah! Speaking of people complaining... ^

Blizzard on 2200 rating PvP weapon availability {WoW}

Jan 26th 2011 11:42PM It's more like "You earned the reward, but we don't want to force other people to earn the reward in the same way to be competitive in a different area of the game."

Jane McGonigal on why gamers will change the world, page 2 {WoW}

Jan 26th 2011 9:31PM There are a couple interesting articles about false positives and declining positives effects, especially in relation to medication.

Basically, the first back of testing shows high correlation with the results the studiers want to find. Then, as time passes, the correlation effect switches from a high result to a low result. Why?

Because when a study doesn't show a correlation to what the research team is looking for, it is discarded. Often, not reported at all. It's unimportant because it didn't prove what they wanted. So when a study does show something new, then it becomes groundbreaking and exciting for a while.

Until it becomes established fact.

Then the studies that prove it wrong are published, pushing it the other way. Meanwhile, studies that prove it right during this time are ignored or go unpublished because they don't report anything new.

Or, in other words, a few positive results could mean that it is working. Or it could mean that all the negative results are being ignored. It could mean testing bias, conscious or unconscious. Or a lot of other things :)

Being skeptical is good. Being rude is bad. And not accepting everything someone says *including me* just because they said it, is also good.

Officers' Quarters: Guild wars {WoW}

Jan 24th 2011 11:07PM Finnicks, there's a fine line between identifying a mistake someone made, and smearing their face in it to the point where they don't want to play anymore. Every time I've heard someone say they don't "sugarcoat" things, it's been used as an excuse to be an ass.

Are you being supportive and helping those people learn? Are you respectfully talking to them in /t's instead of guild chat or vent? Do you offer suggestions to help them, other than "Get out of the fire!"?

You said you can't let them keep screwing up and wiping the raid. That's fine. All that can be handled politely and respectfully. Yes, they reacted badly, and continue to negatively impact you. However, nothing happens without a cause. You just might want to look back over how the alliance was set up in the first place, whether you made your raiding style clear, and whether you personally did anything to insult them. Things like what you described don't happen in a vacuum.

Breakfast Topic: How do you get rid of more money than you need? {WoW}

Jan 17th 2011 11:32AM Easy answer. I'd buy up all the darkmoon faire cards I could, in a vain attempt to get to exalted with them in order to finish Insane in the Membrane...

*looks down*

Tuesday Morning Post: There's treasure inside {WoW}

Jan 11th 2011 7:55AM I enjoyed the paladin article on healing. The concept of utilizing holy power on a per-charge basis is interesting, however I would have liked to see an analysis of the valuation of that extra global cooldown that you're expending.