May 11th 2009 8:42AM +1 to accidentally tapping print screen.
All of my initial SS's are of conversations I was having at the time as my old keyboard had its print screen key right next to backspace >.<
It did, however, start a hobby of documenting my characters journeys, which I now look back on quite fondly. Definitely a habit I recommend.
May 11th 2009 4:38AM Mmm, might want to check out the history of the Stolen Generation in Australia.
Had the same mindset at heart, and look how that turned out.
In case it isn't clear, I too, am not a fan of the kidnapping quests...
May 10th 2009 2:32AM Have you considered that, through posting flavour of the month teams, he is engaging / helping not only all those people who play those classes, which is obviously the majority as its FOTM, but also every single person who plays arenas, as it is the most common comp they will come up against, and knowledge is the best weapon.
I would definitely prefer to know how to combat the FOTM team than some random team I will never see, no matter how good they are.
May 2nd 2009 11:44AM For the most part, I love playing with couples, they bring something extra to the experience that playing with single people just cant. I think it has to do with reminding you that there are real people behind the avatars you are slaughtering pixels with, making the game that much more relevant to your life.
As such, I think I relate better to the individual players of the couples better, and one couple has become basically my best in game friends besides the RL ones I play with.
All depends on how you approach the matter. Think of it as an opportunity to socialise and build contacts in game, rather than remaining completely anonymous.
May 2nd 2009 10:12AM Being successful is fun.
To be successful, you must know your role, and as an extension of that, your class, which may take work.
To be successful you must work with others, which involves scheduling, or someone telling you when to play.
To be successful, you may have to spec/gear correctly, which may align with others' expectations.
This is why the above is fun.
May 2nd 2009 8:38AM [probably] never going to play a paladin, because I started with a bunch of friends, who each rolled mains and pretty much stuck to them. Even when we rerolled the other faction, we stuck to our classes.
The person I've played the most with was a paladin, and I feel I'd be encroaching if I was to roll one.
As far as I know, none of my friends (even the altoholic) has never taken a priest (my main) past level 10, so maybe the psychological effect of playing with close friends on single classes does that to you.
Anyone else experienced something similar?
May 1st 2009 11:53AM Through doing what he has done (actually using the item), Karatechop has obtained a level of fame in the WoW community that very, very few can boast.
Personally, I would have gone out in a blaze of glory if I was him, Soloing Ulduar and then sitting in the middle of Orgrimmar slaughtering everyone within 30 yards, until I had no charges left.
Those who think this was a deplorable act either value this game far to much, or have no imagination.
Karatechop is the Ned Kelly of WoW.
Apr 27th 2009 4:37AM Registered to say how excellent an article this was. The new format really works for the column, and the quality of Buttes' comments were equally impressive.
Might have even inspired a renewal of account for the new season if I can convince my retadin to play with me...