May 14th 2011 5:08PM The funsuckers are what got me too.
I've played since about halfway though vanilla. When I first started playing, it seemed everyone I encountered was friendly, helpful, etc. Even when I'd group with people, they wouldn't berate me for my noobishness (like thinking "tank" meant "pull" and not quite understanding what healing was). I'm still a casual player, and I'm definitely not the best but I've come a long way since then.
And now, sometimes I get kicked from groups for not having run that particular instance before. Or for not having run it on heroic before. Or not having raid-level epics when all I want to do is PUG a heroic I've done before. Things like that. And it makes the game darn near impossible to play.
I'd join a guild, but my schedule is crazy and hectic so I can't really participate with them.
I know there are good players still out there, nice people who may not top charts in DPS or healing, but are just good people who are fun to run with, and it makes me sad to see a community I once loved to devolve so much just because of a few bads who measure their selfworth in how much they can harass other people and take away their fun.
Apr 16th 2011 1:39PM First of all, I'm a woman, and somewhat consider myself to be a feminist.
And I make sexist jokes all the time. When I hang out with my friends, we make all sorts of uncooth jokes and pretty much try to out-offend each other. Of course, my friends and I never actually mean the content of our jokes and if anyone were actually racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. they would be pretty excluded from that circle because actual bigotry is not something my friends and I tollerate. (granted, due to my irregular ability to play, I'm not very socially active in game, though many of my IRL friends in this circle do play almost daily).
So, in some ways, I have to agree with Lisa's devil's advocate. What is the attitude of the rest of the guild regarding this player? Are his jokes jokes, or do his other actions suggest that he really is a big jerk and not just someone trying to be funny down a certain line of jokes? Is he targeting you and other female players specifically to harass, or is a lot of this coincidental? If the rest of the guild likes him and gets along with him, it might be time to find a new guild, one that meshes more closely with your own values and opinions. That isn't to say though, that talking to your Guild Master is a bad idea. If other people have brought up problems with this guy, then your voice will help even more with getting him in trouble.
Feb 25th 2011 8:39PM Things like this make me nervous.
The other day one of my friends got hacked, one of his guildies went into his account while it was getting hacked and sent all the gold on his main to another character on the friend's account. I'm afraid my friend's guildie could get in trouble when what he really did was try to protect my friend.
I don't know how it works in reality, but this "fail safe" of sort almost sounds like it could create more problems than it may fix.
Feb 20th 2011 12:31AM Question for the Queue:
Could you please link to the blue post explaining the new dungeon finder changes and how they work practically?
I see a lot of QQ and general complaints about them that come from misinformation (like "now if you're in a group with three of your guildies, you won't be able kick a bad random ever without being penalized!!!", when the penalty only comes into play if you're kicking people more often than is expected if you were legitimately only kicking bad people).
Just to alleviate the confusion and stop some of the QQ.
Feb 18th 2011 1:55PM Is it bad that I have a hard time caring solely because it's EA? If it were any other developer in existence, I would, I just can't stand them. The products they release are hardly "complete". They are buggy as all get out and I feel like I just paid $60 to become an early beta tester. I can forgive bugs, because they happen and you can't squish all of them before release, but some of them are PRETTY prominent in the EA games I've played. To the point where certain aspects of the game become unplayable even on high-end computers and it usually comes across as a programming error (like the Sims 3: Nightlife broke most of the rabbit holes) not one that links to hardware.
Jan 14th 2011 4:14PM @wow
One method isn't inheritly better than the other. Some people are less coordinated at a keyboard than others, some have slower reaction time with a mouse. When you have the length of a global cooldown to move the pointer, then, yeah, its faster to key mash (at least for most people). When you have a 2 second (or longer) cast to do so, frantically clicking or mashing isn't going to make much of a difference. If you're easily confused with one method versus the other though, THEN it can make a difference to favor one method or another.
Dec 9th 2010 6:41PM I've been doing a bunch of regular dungeons using LFD.
Rarely wipe except on boss mechanics that people don't understand yet, and I'd estimate a run that doesn't wipe being about 30 minutes. Maybe less or more.
The dungeons, at least on regular mode, are pretty easy with fun boss mechanics. I haven't hit 85 yet so I don't know how heroics are going.
Dec 9th 2010 12:24PM I have the same concerns. I started a small guild on one of my alts with the intention to put my main in after I figured how guilds work now. Even though I can't really raid with my current guild its starting to sound better and better to tell my new guild to find a bigger one just so they can have more fun. I really don't like this new system. Feels more like punishment for small guilds and the guildless rather than anything else.
Dec 7th 2010 1:59AM Please?