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Female worgen now available on the beta {WoW}

Oct 31st 2010 4:53AM They're not as good as they could be, but I will say they're a LOT better than they were. That should count for something.

Female worgen now available on the beta {WoW}

Oct 31st 2010 4:49AM Love the line at the end of the video. "Never give up, never surrender!" Totally Galaxy Quest.

Probably unintentional, but still cool.

The Queue: Countdown to BlizzCon edition {WoW}

Oct 19th 2010 7:23PM Here's something that's confusing me. Waaaay back in the War of the Ancients trilogy we see Deathwing get all his armor put onto him many thousands of years before Cat, pre Twilight Cult, and it's got a lot more goblins involved.

Is that trilogy ret-gone now, or did Deathwing's impenetrable armor get so badly damaged that they had to tear off what was left to just hammer in new red-hot metal plates on to lava skin?

Guest Post: Vetting puggers -- beyond GearScore and achievements {WoW}

Jul 18th 2010 1:06PM A side note on asking for achievements, in my experience it's not necessarily about HAVING the achievement, it's about being able to follow instructions. In that case, if you link an empty achieve and whatever else the raid leader asked for you're more likely to get in than someone with the achieve that ignores all the instructions.

Plus, uh, you need a Kingslayer to do heroic lootship.

Cataclysm Spoiler: Sylvanas' plans no one saw coming {WoW}

Jul 1st 2010 2:38PM Now, I can't really say I saw this coming, but.....It's not exactly surprising. Sylvanas isn't really that different from Arthas, save that she's been willing to use other people and factions as a means to an end.

Know Your Lore: Current Horde politics -- the Blood Elves, Page 2 {WoW}

Apr 4th 2010 10:15PM Why on earth would the Blood Elves go back to the Alliance? What did the Alliance do for them? Maybe it's just me, but when somebody says "We're going to kill your army for treason because you tried to survive a suicide mission", then can go to Hellfire and stay there. Plus, the High Elves that didn't convert hate them, and probably their friends too.

I had honestly thought that the Blood Elves being less involved was entirely because they were being reclusive. I mean, look at the Battle for Undercity. There isn't a single living Elf present for that storyline, at least starting with the Wrathgate. Considering how Silvermoon (and the rest of Quel'Thalas) got destroyed, you'd think the High and Blood Elves would be all over a chance to punch Arthas in the face. Barring that, Undercity being taken over by enemy forces is bad for them, considering how easy it is to get from UC to their capital. Which means either they were in on it, or just never knew. The fact that they weren't at the Wrathgate could lead to the rest of the Horde thinking they were in on it, leading to Quel'Thalas being included less since they aren't exactly trustworthy, leading to the elves going "Well, eff you then".

Cataclysm: Stat and system changes for tanking death knights {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 7:39PM Y'know, I wouldn't be surprised to see Mastery giving two/three effects at the same time, depending on what presence you're in, like how gear set bonuses work for Feral Druids. (Even though those are on ability names normally, not "when in ___ form", the concept is the same)

Either that, or go full-throttle with the KISS method and make which spec is for what way more clear cut, which would be sad and not very Death Knight-y.

Breakfast Topic: Reading rainbow {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 7:04PM I like knowing what happens, which means I'll read most any warcraft stuff. Whether or not I'm willing to pay for it is a different question.

Love, raiding, and everything in between: how women are taking charge in WoW {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2010 12:48AM Thank you, you're better with words than I am.

Love, raiding, and everything in between: how women are taking charge in WoW {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2010 12:47AM Why would I WANT to be "one of the guys?" I promise, I'm not misogynistic, I'm misanthropic with some antisocial tendencies. Pinkie swear.

I know some couples that raid well too, I know more that don't do anything well, including socialize (I know, that's ironic coming from the cynic, but at least I recognize it). I know some women that raid well, I know a LOT more that don't. I cringe, because my past experiences with women raiding have been mostly bad, and I'm not just talking about skill. (Do note though, I said SO, not wife/girlfriend. I've known some bad hubby's too.)

If you want to know WHY me being female weirds me out (other than I don't feel like it's worth pointing out) I hate being singled out for something, especially if it's something that I don't feel is important.

And, yes, I intensely dislike people, people that don't realize the fire can hurt you, that always run away from the kiting tank on Festergut, that bring stupid high school drama into a game and kill guilds, that take "my alt is here to cover the lack of healers" as a personal insult, that ignore the raid leader AND the tanks to do whatever they want when it's not really helping, people that link meters constantly because they feel the need to prove something, fake-nice people(I may be pretty darn mean, but at least I'm honest about it), and people that are obviously bad, but still considered valuable raid members for some unknown reason. And cliques. I hate cliques. Oh, and using non-Myspace/Facebook things as Myspace/Facebook. ...And repetition, but that's more a pet peeve than an intense dislike. I also have a low tolerance for dumb jokes.

Most of those apply to people I've met of both genders, and I can give examples of both if you want.

But this article isn't about both genders. The first sentence of my post, while ridiculously cynical, does apply to both genders, but I bet that group of people isn't split 50/50 by gender, and it's a group of people that's usually detrimental to the guild/raid, and it's something I've been seeing a LOT of. I've only been in three guilds, but one died because of it, and it was one of the reasons I left another one. For the guild I left, the SO is the worst mage I've met, and the worst mage several other people I knew had met, but when I brought it up, I was told that I "couldn't handle being around another biotch (I don't know what level of swearing is considered safe for work, so I'm being overly cautious here) " and all the guys there proceeded to laugh.

Yeah, having me female-ness pointed out, being brushed aside or somebody deciding to stay in a failing pug because of it, or having to put up with other women that obviously don't know what they're doing but are still labeled as a valuable raider bothers me. It really does.