Nov 13th 2009 3:36PM I rarely read through all the comments of a post but for this one I couldn't resist.
There's always going to be a response like this one, although I was gratified that it took me till I got to page 3 of the comments to see it.
This was an article written FOR parents BY a parent. It amuses me when a non-parent takes umbrage and gets offended when the demands made on parents is highlighted. Its as if they feel the need to point out how busy they are too.
Nov 13th 2009 11:46AM Oh wow, there's a TON of us who have this post-kid-bedtime addiction, lol. I was starting to get lonely =)
Ironically, my husband and I belong to a guild on the Llane server that, while not being touted as a parent-friendly guild, is very tolerant and welcoming to parents of small children. We have several members who have children but I believe the majority of our main raiders don't have kids.
That being said, my husband and I have 4 small kids, so we were thrilled when we found this progressive guild that 1) had a reasonable raiding schedule (9 pm EST start time) 2)was actually making progress through current end game content and 3) was family friendly. We were beginning to despair of ever finding a guild that met these requirements for us...the main problem we kept running into when searching for a decent raiding guild was Raid Times. No way could we start at 7pm. and that's when most guilds start.
Just a thought, but if Raiding Guilds out there are having trouble finding or recruiting mature and reliable raiders they may want to consider being willing to change the raid times one or or even two nights a week to accommodate this demographic of the game, that I suspect is MUCH LARGER than most people realize. (hell, even I had no idea, and I'm a parent lol)
--proud member of Wicked Legion, Llane US
Jul 7th 2009 8:20AM BECAUSE I WAS 50000G SHORT JUST TO MAKE A COUPLE SILVER FOR SOME MOONBERRY JUICE! YOU KIDS THESE DAYS!
priceless....thank you for my lol moment this morning =D
Mar 18th 2009 3:55PM Upon reading this post, and some of the comments, I feel compelled to leave my own thoughts. Ninja-ing is just a part of the bad-manners epidemic on my server.
Ninja-ing, in my opinion, goes hand in hand with the appalling rudeness that so many players display to one another....whether it be in chat, among guildies, and most of all in PUGs.
I am reminded of a particular occasion I joined a PUG as the tank for a heroic HoS. I'd been 80 for maybe a week wearing dungeon blues and was nowhere near Def-capped and had no idea how hard bosses in heroics hit. Needless to say, I dropped fast and we wiped on the first boss. I cringe at the memory of my over-confidence and sad lack of gear. But most of all, I cringe at how I was treated by everyone in that PUG. I was told I suck, I should quit, I should just kill myself and get it over with. They were so pissed that I had wasted their precious time. I can laugh at it now, but at the time it really affected me.
I guess it's the same with ninja-ing loot....folks want something, they take it. The rest of the group? Screw em! The ninja's needs/wants/efforts are all that matters. Just like the assholes I ran with that horrible day....their time and effort was all they cared about.
I hate people like this. I hate playing the game with them. I would sooner run with a group of so-so players that understand and implement common human courtesy in their dealings with others than ace every dungeon and raid with an asshole who believes the world revolves around him.
He's that ret pally who needed on an epic tanking peice "for his off-spec". His dps may have been 2500 but he's on my ignore list now.