Sep 16th 2009 3:08PM Oo! Oo! Can has?? :-D
Sep 14th 2009 3:11PM Amen. Amen x 1,000,000. I'm glad I can do good for my guild, but the majority of the time I log off in a very, very bad mood. Also: being married to a GM will raise stress. Just ask my husband. Go-go-gadget altruism!
Aug 25th 2009 1:43PM @Petal
You need a hug. Ever try discussing a topic/disagreeing without taking such a negative and hurtful tone? And in my eyes, the ways of journalism have greatly changed in the last five years, and this counts towards my personal view of it. If you don't agree, that's cool by me. I can see your point, on the balance aspect; looks like it's just a mater of semantics.
Aug 25th 2009 1:35PM Kudos to you guys for bringing a story about this controversial topic, much like the stories on gold farming. It's nice to see true journalism on here. Methinks a few people need to step back and realize this isn't a "news feed" type site, but a place to share information about the WoW community, from gold farming to minority groups in games to things that aren't particularly legal. Clearly the practice of *not* discussing things seen as "wrong" works very well for society; out of sight, out of mind? Yeah, right. That's gone well; take a look at teen pregnancy rates.
This is great journalism, and it's already beginning to serve its purpose: to cause discussion, questioning, and analysis. Don't just sit here and say "Hey it's in the EULA, it's wrong!" Why do you see it as wrong? What do you think others see in it that makes it okay? Is there any way it could benefit the gaming community if you took out the monetary aspect?
**puts on her fire-proof jacket** Flame on, peeps. At least, somewhere amongst the fires, you're discussing the topic and possibly forming new ideas. :)
Aug 24th 2009 4:48PM That'd be Spoonshark that needs a hug. The reply button hates me. It needs a hug, too.
Aug 24th 2009 4:46PM As a fellow hardcore gamer girl, it's so very refreshing to see the public embrace a gamer girl...well, most of them anyway. There will always be the segment of the game population that just wants to a) make her into eye candy or b) dismiss her as a fraud/bore. But those people aren't loud enough to squash out what the good guys are doing.
I'm no bra-burning, man-hating feminist, but as a female who has been in the gaming community for 12 years now (my first online game/MMO was Multi-Player Battletech at age 14, and I cut my teeth at a very early age on Wolfenstein 3D) I know how hard it is to be both accepted and taken seriously. I think Felicia is awesome. I'm proud of her and the breakthrough she's made, and I really appreciate the way she's becoming a role-model for other gamer girls. I'm the GM of my guild on WoW, and I'm a bigger dork than my husband. Our friends all find it most amusing that I can out-geek him at every corner, and that we're not allowed to settle debates/chores with video game competitions (do the dishes or get teabagged!).
Thanks for bringing us this interview, wow.com! I raise my pink crochet needle and tip my Tier 8.5 hat to you!
Aug 14th 2009 3:50PM On the topic of lying to get out of something: if you're going to lie, make sure you lie well. I'm the GM of a raiding guild, and I recently had a member come to me and tell me that he was leaving the guild because he didn't think playing with a guild fit his playstyle at the time, and that he may come back sometime later when his view of the game had changed. He told me this in an in-game mail, that I saved.
And then he changed his toon name. Therefore, the in-game mail name changed. And what did my /who tell me? That he's in another raiding guild on the same server. Mind you, this happened right after he took the firsts sets of DK dps drops from our first forays into Ulduar.
If you're going to lie, think about a) the content of your lie, b) your audience and c) your method of lying. Otherwise you might wind up like Mr. Namechange and never be able to come back to your old guild as long as this chick's in charge.
The short of it is: don't be a dumb liar; be a smart manipulator, if you're going to be doing any lying at all.
Aug 7th 2009 1:17PM Let me add to the "please don't invite without asking" deal.
Don't auto-invite mages and expect a portal. It's very easy to send a whipser saying "can has portal to dal pls?". I'm not going to ask for proper grammar, spelling or punctuation. I gave up on that ten minutes after my first foray into WoW.
Also, don't whine and groan and call me "ghey" when I explain to you how much of a rude pillock you're being and then pop you on my illustrious and poorly-furnished ignore list.
Also also, don't open up a trade window with me so you can have a dibble into the water/strudel fountain without first asking. I'm a nice person at the core, and if you ask, I'll provide. But if you assume, you're going to get a face-full of purple text that will make your profanity filter wish it'd never been developed.
Be polite, and you'll more than likely get what you're after.