Mar 2nd 2012 11:20AM I already think Rogue Orcs are a bit questionable. The desire for them to shout "Me Stab" while stealthed is just too great!
Feb 8th 2012 2:50AM Harder would be fine, but please let them drop something. Would be fun to watch the skinners scampering around trying to convince people to loot so they could skin before the next one is up. :)
Feb 6th 2012 2:59PM You won't receive an in-game mail from someone you have on ignore. However, the making and deleting of alts for someone as intent, as this guy sounds, on ruining your day, is pretty easy. I heard there might be something in the works to combat this by ignoring the battle.net account of anyone you have on ignore? Or was that a request? In any case, it's a brilliant idea.
I've never paid for a COD I didn't intend to, but if you're a bit tired and used to the usual click open, click take, click accept, then I could see it happening. Hopefully, he placed the price well above anything people had on their toons at the time.
As for the website. We had an issue in our guild about a year ago where a couple caused havoc and with half truths, bad language and just a lot of energy for drama, split the guild in half. They used the website as a means to communicate with people initially. While we could block them, we soon realized that our website owner was on an extended break. We couldn't get a hold of her strait away so we contacted the website service providers. They were very strict and clear that only the owner could make any changes, despite her being absent for several months. We were also unable to delete the website and start a new one with the same provider as only the owner could do this and they didn't support sites with the same guild names on the same servers. We did get in contact with her eventually and had the website ownership given to an active officer.
My advice regarding this whole thing would be report report report, he will eventually be taken care of in-game. Start a new website, delete your bookmarks to the old one and never look back. Making a fresh start will lift everyone's spirits and prevent this individual from making your lives difficult in the future.
Feb 1st 2012 11:03AM Doesn't seem to me the blocks were put in place to prevent us from gearing alts quickly, but rather gearing mains quickly then alts strait after. It was nice to struggle with the first char, spending hours researching where to get that precious dungeon drop from, swearing when it didn't come. But it would have been annoying as all get out if people had alts better geared than my main (I'm sure some did, but not many). And this is still true.
I recently dinged a second priest (I know, madness) on a different server. Without the aid of vast fortunes or heirlooms, She was DS ready within 2 weeks of dinging 85. I was shocked at first, but it made sense. If I had to pour hundreds of hours into her, I wouldn't have been able to help my friend's guild. Is she as geared as my main priest? Oh heck no! Not even close! But she can do normal content with a bit of skill. It helps keep me sharp :)
The breaks are great at the beginning of content, and they are still there, they just aren't asking you to spend as much time on your later content alts as you have this whole expansion on your main. ^.^
Jan 16th 2012 8:20AM Goblins! From rocket jumping to a large friend carrying your bank around with you, style and convenience is the name of the game! Year round discounts on nearly everything and that 1% haste bonus makes it all just that much sweeter. I find it difficult when playing other races without my handy Goblin Lifestyle Improvements.
Jan 5th 2012 7:53AM Goblin Female (that cheer is to die for!) and Dwarf or Troll Male. Orc Male is also a classic that's stood the test of time.
While I loved everything about the Goblins (from jokes to animations) the Worgens really let me down. *sniff sniff sniff* mid cast! Who stops to sniff while casting? lol
Dec 17th 2011 9:31AM /roll *crosses fingers and toes*
Sep 10th 2011 1:26PM We also have a rotation system, but I refuse to force the rest of the raid to suffer because these two won't get it together. I've been known, in extreme cases, to bench an offending tank and pug the spot. We're a very casual and relaxed guild, but playing in a reasonable way is more about respect to the other 9 guys who've rearranged their schedules to get together for the evening.
Sep 6th 2011 1:33AM I remember making a priest in vanilla. Being a new player, I wasn't much bothered by difficult leveling because I didn't know any better. (Leveled my shaman restoration before dungeon finder was a budding thought in the developers' minds, for example) But by lvl 12 on the priest I was in tears! /cast power word shield, buffing spell that I can't remember, dmg spell then WAND! (Don't forget your racial ability or you just might die!) Wanding was THE only way to go for the first who-knows-how-many levels. I never found out.
Over the years, I tried time and time again to level a priest never getting beyond lvl 42. Finaly, in Cata, I'm proud to call myself priest! She's my main and the fun I'm having now makes me curse my lack of determination before. :)
Sep 5th 2011 9:50AM I'm the GM (Guild Mama) of a small casual 10man raiding guild. We have about 20 active members all above 20 but most between 28 and 43, with me in the middle at 34 (*cough* 25 and holding!).
This article spoke to me. You mention a labor of love and how thankless the job can be. I must be lucky. While it is a labor of love, I don't find it to be thankless at all. My guys and gals are, for the most part, helpful, kind, mature and understanding. Perhaps it's because I expect them to be, or maybe it's our slightly older age with a serious lack of energy for drama. Sure there have been a couple "Private Discussions", but not many. I really love our group and have enjoyed watching us grow up over the past year.
About the age issue, I think it makes sense to advertise the age range of the guild. People tend to gravitate towards people of the same age group. We have more in common with similar problems and senses of humor. A 17 year old simply wouldn't get it, be bored out of his mind or maybe even offend someone while he's only trying to be funny. We don't reject anyone based on their age, but we are honest about our ages, making sure potential guildies understand what they're getting themselves into!!! :)