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Blizzard committed to keeping a sense of community {WoW}

Mar 13th 2012 5:12PM Here is the number 1 problem with the WoW community: The WoW community. Dungeon Finder and LFR wouldn't be a problem if people felt any need to be civilized towards each other. That's the problem Blizzard is facing, not having better tools or ways to group, but finding ways to make people better to group with. Right now there's no incentive to group, because there's really no punishment for being a jerk.

Does WoW need more minigames? {WoW}

Mar 9th 2012 5:55PM I appreciated the reference, but that was just a mess, the way they executed it. Blizzard does a lot of things well, but adding platforming elements to WoW isn't one of them.

Does WoW need more minigames? {WoW}

Mar 9th 2012 5:33PM You guys played that Joust minigame in Hyjal, right? You really want more of that?

Daxxarri clarifies PvP and PvE gear changes in Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 5:25PM What is happening? This exact blue post was put up last night. Earlier today a post about PvP and PvE gear that didn't make any sense, because this blue post already existed. Now, the blue post again. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

One gear set for PvE and PvP in Mists of Pandaria? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 3:55PM Haven't they stated that PvP sets would have a lower ilevel, but the two new PvP stats (power & defense) would make them equal to or slightly better than higher ilevel PvE gear as far as PvP is concerned? In fact, wasn't it part of the Blue Posts within the last day or two? Anyway, from what I've gathered, the lower ilevel would prevent top tier PvP gear from being better than the latest PvE gear (in PvE), but the stats would be good enough to get started, and the top tier PvE gear would be competitive (in PvP), but without having the PvP stats, it wouldn't be overpowering. I'm unsure how this remains to be confusing, unless I'm way off, but that's what I've gathered from the Blues.

Breakfast Topic: Is Cataclysm tanking getting easier and easier? {WoW}

Feb 25th 2012 12:03PM OK, so I tanked up to and partially through Naxx in Vanilla before I left the game for almost 4 years. I've kind of been avoiding tanking since coming back, because I know how much effort it took me to become a competent tank and so much has changed over the course of a couple expansions. My big question is this: is there any reason I should be worried about this? On the one hand, I keep reading how they have to nerf all the raids, but then I read that tanking is easy now. Can anyone that has tanked from Vanilla to now give me a little insight?

Spiritual Guidance: The Mists of Pandaria pre-beta shadow priest {WoW}

Feb 22nd 2012 3:14PM The best part of this article: "Every time I see Phil Collins perform solo..." EVERY time? Why are you still watching Phil Collins perform solo? And new performances, at that. Are you a glutton for punishment? Don't get me wrong, Phil Collins is fine and all , but I think everyone knows his ship sailed quite a few years back (not to mention his retirement from the music business last year). There's plenty of old performances that won't make you sad. I'd suggest sticking to those the next time (which will apparently be soon and often) you go searching for Phil Collins performances.

As for the new talents, I completely agree with you, Fox.

Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 1:25PM My drunken dwarf would look so fancy on that thing; I might be able to fool some folks.

Breakfast Topic: What is your class theme song? {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 2:49PM All classes have an appropriately titled song on the Mastodon album, The Hunter.

01. Black Tongue - Shaman
03. Blasteroid -Mage
04. Stargasm - alt. for any caster class
05. Octopus Has No Friends - Rogue
06. All The Heavy Lifting - Warrior
07. The Hunter - Hunter
08. Dry Bone Valley - DK
10. Creature Lives - Warlock
11. Spectrelight - Paladin
12. Bedazzled Fingernails - Priest
13. The Sparrow - Druid

What makes a bad word bad? {WoW}

Feb 1st 2012 6:00PM Quick story: I once walked in on a naive white guy talking to a black coworker that he was friendly with. The conversation was completely innocuous (I don't even remember what they were talking about) until the white guy says, "There's a colored guy in my class..." To which our coworker responded, "A WHAT guy in your class?" At this point I started listening pretty intently. Here's the long and short of what followed: The white guy, in trying to not offend the black guy, chose...poorly. The black guy explained to the white guy why that was not "cool" and told the white guy that it's fine to say "black." The white guy said, "Sorry," and the black guy said, "It's okay, you didn't know."

Was the black guy wrong for being offended? No. Was the white guy using an offensive term? Yes. Here's what's more important: They treated each other with respect and spoke rationally and maturely. The white guy didn't mean any offense and the black guy was not personally offended, but recognized that the other person needed to know that there is a lot of meaning behind certain words.

Right now, there's a semantics argument happening. The real issue is intent (on both sides). There are people just waiting to be offended just as much as there are people actively trying to offend others. The only way to remove yourself from the equation is to be cognizant of your environment. I say things that people would consider offensive all the time, but I say them to people who I know won't be offended. No one should have to walk on eggshells, but that doesn't mean you can say whatever you want, knowing that there are socially unacceptable words, and expect the community as a whole to embrace your self-centered worldview.

tl;dr: Be an adult, recognize the power of language, and have respect for yourself and others.