Dec 26th 2011 10:11AM
I used to like debates like this one. I am interested in why people play what they play, I like knowing what makes people tick. I play WoW and I am a woman. I don't think it is possible to gender stereotype people according to their playstyle - to do so simply adds to the 'belief' that men = type a and women = type b.
I would have hoped that by this point in our rich, diverse, cultural world, we'd moved on from that. After all - we don't ask why players from racial, sexual orientations or religious backgrounds choose to tank, dps or heal. Why should we think anything different about male and female?
Sorry - I am sure this is likely to provoke some haters - but so long as we keep pointing out 'differences' the more re-inforced those differences become.
Oct 1st 2011 4:31AM
I think a lot of peeople are over-reacting to this. To me, there are two issues.
1. Leadership can be passed to anyone after a GM has been awol for 30 days. Nothing has changed - that has always been policy, except now, more people know about it (which imo is a good thing).
2. To all the GMs who say that they want to take a break to play SWTOR, is it SO hard to log in to WoW and make sure everything is peachy with your guild? If money is an issue then you can at least keep in touch with your guildies on your forums maybe? But for those who *could* log in but don't because they are gripped by SWTOR, then tbh your guildies deserve someone who is going to put the time and effort in. You can't have your cake and eat it.
Aug 22nd 2011 11:23AM It's also a peeve of mine - but not to the extent where I would think about ignoring someone, it just makes me 'grrr' a bit at the screen :)
However, I do have a tale about this very thing. I was in a Kara run back in BC when a newish hunter (it's always a hunter) in our team wanted to get something from his bank. He uttered the fateful words: 'Mage, portal' and got the shock of his life when I nearly chewed his ear off. We've been together ever since and married for 3 years!
Aug 8th 2011 12:31PM I'd love the ability to downscale our gear to do old content as it (nearly) should have been. For example, to wear my lovely T12 gear and go and do Karazhan without facerolling all of the bosses.
Or, the ability to hop off a flight path in mid flight for those times Silverdragon or NPC scan screams at you - or when you've just clicked the wrong darn FP.
Please can tailors have the ability to make a gazillion golds by offering to dye gear - could work in a similar way to reforging....
And it would be just peachy to have a guest camera slot in raids - someone who can view the raid without taking part. Yummy.
Jul 24th 2011 1:37AM
Warlocks are just mages in a bad mood. True Fact.
Jul 19th 2011 11:23AM
My first addon ever and even though there are others that can do the same job, I am a die hard decursive-holic :)
Jul 9th 2011 4:02PM
My mage was my first ever character - and boy did I make some mistakes with her along the way. Why? Because I didn't know any better and didn't have anyone to tell me. So please, if you encourage a new player into the game please also send them to websites like this [disclaimer: Other useful websites may also be available... :)] Save the theorycrafting stuff for a time when your new WoW friend is having trouble sleeping. For the good old 'walk before you can run' type of guide, this ticks all the boxes and might have saved a goodly number of untimely deaths for my poor little crit machine along the way!
Jun 6th 2011 6:28PM
I've read your letter and all the comments and feel so sad that you are in this position. You ask about leaving in a 'classy way'. The best solution would be to talk to your GM secure in the knowledge that she will listen. However, I can guarantee that she won't. If she won't even take gearing advice from her own officer team and guildmates, she sure isn't going to agree that there are fundamental problems in the guild.
You deserve a 'right of reply' but in my opinion, posting on the forums to open up discussion would probably backfire. The only solution is to leave, quickly, quietly and with dignity. By all means leave a farewell post - but avoid naming and shaming or pointing out all the things you are unhappy with. The guildies that feel the same as you will know why you have left - those that don't feel the same won't understand (or care) and will be happy to continue standing in the fire.
Good luck to you - it sounds to me that creating a new guild would be your best option - at least you would be master/mistress of your own destiny then :)
Apr 1st 2011 12:03PM I think there is a difference between identity and personality. In many ways the details of your identity matter much less than the personality behind the character. It's your personality that your friends like - not where you live, who you hang out with or what you do to keep yourself busy. You can lie about those details - but it's damn near impossible to keep up a sustained lie about your personality. So, your friends are your friends and they'll understand.
Be lucky :)
Sep 25th 2010 6:34PM People say lots of things to get themselves out of a sticky situation - the immature ones don't think through their actions. You know, there is a topic closely related to this - the raider who doesn't show because his/her grandfather/grandmother was killed/injured in a car crash just before the raid.
Without meaning any disrespect to anyone who has sadly lost someone they love in this way, I am surprised at the number of elderly folks still living and breathing. In my last guild, we lost four raiders in a single week to this phenomenon!