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15 Minutes of Fame: The Frag Dolls' Valkyrie {WoW}

Feb 18th 2010 6:01PM @Boz

"Privilege" in this sense refers to much much more than financial privilege. It refers to the privilege of being in the dominant group and not having to deal with discrimination/prejudice on a day to day basis. From your comments in this thread alone, I can identify that you are a part of at least two privilege groups: men and straight people. There's nothing wrong with being part of a privileged group, of course, any more than there is to be part of a minority group. But lack of awareness of one's privilege is what leads to a lack of understanding between the dominant groups and minorities.

Raid Rx: Healing Valithria Dreamwalker {WoW}

Feb 12th 2010 1:48PM Do movement increasing effects work inside the portals? Like a druid's kitty form sprint, or sending a hunter through with Aspect of the Pack. I'm guessing no since you're swimming through the air, but if it works it could be significantly helpful.

Drama Mamas: Dungeon Finder advice {WoW}

Dec 21st 2009 4:48PM @K - exactly.

Also, if the person is from another realm, you cannot whisper them. I wish you could, because people are more likely to get defensive if you offer constructive criticism where others can see it, but oh well.

Around Azeroth: Let's get away from it all {WoW}

Nov 11th 2009 1:36PM Anyone else notice that she appears to be at least 1/16th Tauren? Look at her left foot.

We have a Tabard: I could teach you, but I'd have to charge {WoW}

Oct 13th 2009 9:10PM I understand where you're coming from, but as a raid leader you get REALLY tired of having to teach the fight over and over. Expecting people to know the fights before they show up to raids is reasonable, and achievements are the only way someone can prove to a raid leader that they've at least seen the fight before.

It's your responsibility to learn to play your class. It is not your server's, or your raid leader's, or your guild leader's. If no one will teach you, go learn for yourself.

It *is* super frustrating when you know the fights but won't get invited because you don't have the achievement. It's also frustrating when you can meet the DPS benchmarks but don't get invited because the raid leader doesn't think you can do it in the gear you have. Unfortunately the only way for raid leaders to know what they're getting in a PUGger is to do achievement and gear checks. If it bothers you, try leading your own raids for a few months and see how much MORE annoying it is to deal with people who come to raids without even reading strats, or without meeting the minimum stat requirements.

Enter to win a Razer Naga and Megasoma mouse mat {WoW}

Oct 10th 2009 3:24PM rejuvinate!

WoW Rookie: PUGging without the bad apples {WoW}

Oct 7th 2009 1:48PM Totally agreed - good use of utility skills is part of what separates great players from mediocre ones.

Lichborne: Analyzing the latest Patch 3.2.2 PTR changes {WoW}

Sep 21st 2009 2:41PM Raven - I think you're right, and the way Blizz rolled out the DK only exacerbated this problem. They made them very OP compared to other classes at the beginning, then steadily brought them in line. I understand some of the motives behind this - after all, they wanted people to play the new class, and it is a "hero" class. But in an MMO you simply can't have one class that vastly outpowers all others. It makes every other class undesirable in comparison, which leads to imbalances in class distribution, which leads to loot drama, buff shortfalls, and plain old boredom.

I am curious to see how Blizz handles any possible future "hero" classes, whether they will stick with the OP/scale-down method. Personally I don't think it's necessary to make a new class as overpowered as they did with DKs - people will want to play them because they're shiny and new, even if they're similarly powered to other classes.

Blood Sport: Season 7 - The Death of 2v2 [Updated] {WoW}

Sep 16th 2009 5:17PM I would change "Abandonment of 2v2 bracket rewards." This makes it sound like there will no longer be any rewards available for 2v2 players, which as discussed later in the article, is definitely not the case. Perhaps "Restrictions of 2v2 bracket rewards" or "Some items removed from 2v2 bracket rewards."