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Drama Mamas: Love fool {WoW}

Feb 19th 2010 11:57AM I feel for her. I legitimately do.

I know what it's like to have a partner you have to continually apologize for. Of course, I eventually wised up and left. In game behavior and out of game behavior are rarely two different things.

I just don't understand why playing together means raiding together. They couldn't level alts together? I'd suggest against BG because I have a feeling dying at the hands of another player might send him into a frothing rage.

Still, just because they want to play together, it doesn't mean it's your responsibility to accommodate them. You tried and he messed it up, and furthermore, he put her in the horrible position of having to apologize for his behavior to her friends. Twice.

If they want to play together, it is their responsibility to make sure they are BOTH welcome to any raid, or they can level alts and heroic together until he buys a personality transplant.

Breakfast Topic: In-Jokes {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2010 12:34PM Ha! I have a similar boomkin story. We were in Kara and somehow our boomkin and our rogue got separated from the rest of us as we snuck through the entire library. So they are on the far side and we're on the ramp on the way out. The rogue keys up and says, "How the hell are we going to get over there?"

So the boomkin, for no particular reason, throws thorn on her and goes, "There you go, thorns. We're fine now. Just go."

Now it's a whole big thing. Tanks refusing to pull if that particular boomkin is in group until he gives them thorns. Even if another druid put thorns on them. They won't pull until they have HIS thorns.

Maybe there's a secret boomkin chatline where they come up with jokes to play on all of us.

Breakfast Topic: Is it time to update WoW character models yet? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2010 12:07PM I was going to say the same thing about Tauren. I was looking at my friend the other day like, "You're very...blurry."

The Queue: Wherein we are aghast {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 12:38AM She is a backstabber and she's sneaky and I probably wouldn't trust her with my kitten.

But she also helped the Blood Elves IMMENSELY in TBC and I think that if she were really just a raving psycho, they would be the last folks she'd want to help. To watch the Belves walk around with everything she once had, a life, a death, Silvermoon...if she was as nuts as you say she is, wouldn't she want to wreck them first? Every time one of our dumb asses trotted up to her with a necklace to rub salt and lemon juice in the wound...if she was truly hell bent on making everyone feel the way she forced to feel Belves would probably be top on her list just so she didn't have to look at them anymore. Instead she offered them aid and military protection.

Which makes her a complicated backstabber.

[1.Local]: Do it for the e-peen Sunday {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 3:31PM Pee in a jar is kind of awesome any way you slice it.

How the WoW community is about to push the self-destruct button {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 2:09PM I have never actually found Blizzard to be deaf to complaints, even when you make complaints that don't make the least bit of sense.

Back in BC, when the Island of Daily Money came out, they did something to hunter pets. I still don't understand quite what. There were 50+ threads that said nothing that could be of any help to them because it didn't make sense to us. Seriously, I recall saying "My cat is broken. He's not holding agro and he's dropping dead. Growl is going off in the combat log. He's got the same stats he's got yesterday but I've had this cat for 60 levels and I know what he's supposed to do. He feels wrong."

They found it and they fixed it (ish).

And no one got banned for saying "You broke me, guys."

It's when you go in screaming "YOU FUCKING NERFED MY CAT, I'M TAKING MY TOYS AND GOING HOME. I HOPE YOU BURN IN A FIRE." that they step in.

Ghostcrawler isn't saying anything wrong. He's saying what anyone who works with a large customer base says on a regular basis. No one pays me to get abused. Unfortunately, he's been baited and baited enough that he's had it. He's in a very visible position of power and that leads to a lot of people trying to get his goat.

Someone said something early on in that thread that was very right. If you don't like the service of the restaurant, you don't run screaming through the place, flipping over tables, and then get to be surprised when you get thrown out. The forums work in much the same way. Sure, we pay to play the game, but not a dime of that goes to cover our ability to be an asshole all over the official forums.

Ammo controversy in 3.3 already {WoW}

Dec 9th 2009 12:54PM Trade you!

Everyone I know is goblin spec. I have to find a gnomish one for arrows.

I've never even seen one.

Ammo controversy in 3.3 already {WoW}

Dec 9th 2009 12:49PM I don't particularly mind the cost or the rep grind.

It's the goblin/gnomish split. I have an engineer who makes my arrows for me, and he's treated very well by me. I also tend not to use guns, unless it's a really AWESOME gun, because I just plain old don't like the feel of it (I'm an elf, if I was a dwarf, I'd feel differently).

He can only make bullets. He's currently useless to me. His source of money is out the window.

Some of the hunters were twittering that we've never even seen a gnomish engineer and the engineers say that gnomish has sub par toys. I see the price of arrows being triple the price of bullets.

Drama Mamas: Wife aggro {WoW}

Nov 14th 2009 4:54AM I wonder why WoW (and gaming in general) is often this kind of target. I've dated people before who found out I game and they are like "Don't think you're going to be gaming four nights a week."

I also write, crochet, paint, I enjoy visiting the theater and the museums and I have never in my ever loving life had anyone say to me, "Don't think you're spending four nights this week finishing that scarf, Missy!" Why is gaming the target?

I agree with everyone else. What the heck is going on the other six nights of the week? I mean, I love my partner now, I've been with him for six years and if I had to spend six nights a week doing "Us" time, I'd about lose my mind. It's night a week is hardly enough for me to feel like I'm me and not just one half of a couplebot.

The big glaring omission here, at least to me, is what is she doing with the rest of her life. Does she genuinely only spend one night a week out with her girlfriends? Reading a book? Putting together model airplanes? Or does she not even do that and spend that one night a week boring holes into the back of your head? What does she do other than be your wife?

Because if she doesn't have an identity or hobbies or girlfriends of her own, the problem is not you. You're not addicted to WoW. She's addicted to you and that's a really dangerous place to be.

Around Azeroth: In loving memory {WoW}

Aug 4th 2009 12:16PM What they have and what they can do are two wildly different things.

This was very clearly a special case and I wouldn't be shocked if that lovely GM went begging to a supervisor and put his own butt on the line for this.

I'm about 100% sure they CAN'T do this, even if they have black kittens falling out of the sky.