Jun 26th 2009 2:02PM Better some guys voice than crappy Eurotrash music, Slipknot, or the music from Requiem For A Dream.
Jun 25th 2009 2:11PM Wait, so you don't want to say it, PC sensitivity, but you spell it out anyway. Either say it or don't.
I don't get whats so bad about the shortened version of that famous racial epithet. Listen to rap music, its entered the vernacular, and obviously the people us white people are busy being offended for, ARE NOT offended by it.
Jun 16th 2009 2:04PM Wow...
I don't think tattoos are trashy OR cool anymore. Who really cares if soccer moms get them? Soccer moms also wear SHOES, thus wearing shoes is trashy. I think the fact that literally everyone I know has at least one (except my father who is against them, and sounds a bit like you on the subject) is a sign that they are no big deal anymore.
It really is a topic I can't seen anyone getting all that worked up about anymore.
Also, a tattoo is a large commitment, I do find people who get bad tattoos rather... not unstable, but lacking in forsight. This does not reflect on everyone with a tattoo though. I have several, and you'd probably NEVER know upon meeting me. I have them to symbolize moments of my life, my losses and gains. They are not there for you.
This makes sense, since it my body, and I can do as I please with it.
Your opinion is just that, and opinion. One that is now disagreed with by a vast majority of the population.
Jun 16th 2009 1:57PM I'm generally against stupid tattoos that you will regret when you hit 40, but on some certain level I can see WoW tattoos. WoW has been out for over 4 years, as long as most peoples college experience (ignoring those who move on for their Masters/PhD). Some people get tattoos to memorialize life-experiences, I have one memorializing college and all the experiences from that time.
Some people are REALLY into the game, and feel the same, so there is no problem really there.
WoW has been strangely influential to lots of people. People made friends through it, met their future SOs, wasted huge amounts of time in the fictional universe.
Really it is no dumber than the moron I once met with a Nike logo on her arm, or the legions of people with band names tattooed on them. Actually, it is probably more sensible.
I personally wouldn't mind getting a small horde tattoo (or the troll faction crest) someplace discreet. Its pretty low on my list of priorities though.
Jun 15th 2009 5:47PM I'm an atheist; can I mock him now?
Though, even as an atheist, I can find religion more plausible than wanting to be a cartoon animal.
There are levels of absurdity.
Jun 15th 2009 5:43PM I agree, as long as you agree to live the the consequences, and no one gets hurt.
I have nothing against people who live "alternative" life-styles, until they go out of their way to tell everyone in the universe about it, or act in other ways to show off how
"alternative" they are. If you alienate yourself, expect to be treated thusly.
The idea of "normal" is not some strange tyranny, it comes from the fact that we all must interact to form a functioning society, this require some degree of compromise so others can relate to you. When you stop caring about the standards of society, the rest of us don't have to take you seriously anymore, since your not capable of functioning at a normal level.
This is the one problem I have with all non-mainstream sexual preferences. I really don't care what turns you on, or what you do in your bedroom (go be homosexual, go fantasize about being a ferret, dress like clowns and smear pudding on your head...), but the second it leaves the bedroom, then it just annoys people.
If you act unequal, it is rather hypocritical to expect to be treated with equality.
Also, someone else here in this discussion pointed out that there is nothing wrong with thinking that your something really special. There is. You're not special. You never will be special. There is nothing that makes you really all that unique compared to the other 6 billion of us anonymous strangers. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you can actually be happy.
Jun 12th 2009 4:44PM A sin by what religion? Immoral to who?
Oh, you, and a small minority of people. As someone who is not a Christian, your ideality of morality and sin are completely irrelevant, so your words really have no power over me, nor any ability to sway me.
To flip this coin around, being that you represent a minority, how would you feel if I tried to impress my views of tolerance on you? Ban you from stating your opinion, and such. It would be wrong no? But you have nothing against impressing your own opinions on others.
See the irony?
Gay people aren't hurting you. Your neighbors could be gay, and you'd never notice it. Sure, by your religious philosophy they are terribad sinners who will burn in hell forever. Even if your right, this is FINE. Remember your own doctrine states that God gave us free-will. We can choose to be righteous or not, and this is our "holy right" coming down from God himself. So if they choose to go to hell, that is fine by me (if I was a believer)
Jun 12th 2009 4:28PM @Antonetz
Scientifically, how could you have grounds to disagree with their lifestyle, even?
Personally what you do in the bed room is your business, as long as it is consensual. I'm completely ambivalent. They aren't hurting anyone. They're just doing their thing. Sure, I personally have no desire towards their life-style, but then again I have no desire to be religious, an athlete, or participate in the miniture painting Warhammer lifestyles either. Sure, every once in a while the flamboyance pisses me off, but self-righteous people knowing whats best for other people piss me off more.
That said, there is some biological precedent for homosexuality, a lot of animals show these tendencies under certain conditions.
Jun 11th 2009 1:37PM @Furiursa
Because, perhaps, the old world content is still "GOOD" stuff? I actually LOVE old world. I just leveled an alt through all the content, and realized I forgot how awesome the original WoW was.
BC was slightly more fun than I remembered it too. I was bummed by how fast BC content went by though, I was only there for like a week, and only got through Nagrand before I was off to Northrend. (which makes me wonder why a flyer is even necessary there for leveling, now I can do it in three days, which is just dumb).
I am really sad that all the epic lore quests are truncated by overly-speedy leveling, and the lack of interest. I really miss the plague-lands quests, and still think that BRD is the best planned instance in the game, even for being long. To me it is annoying that all the content is now "pass over quickly so I can raid, durrr!" 90% of WoW is now a barren wasteland, and isn't much fun since your supposed to do it and be done with it.
I basically played non-stop in Old World and TBC, but I always run into a wall in Northrend, I quit at lv70, since I get bored, and then again at 75ish, since I dread hitting 80. Endgame is more of a annoying slog, than leveling.
Look, I'm going to go to the same instance 40000000 times just to get better gear, so I can do another instance 400000 times, so I can be ready for the next patch so I can do the same content 400000 times.
Jun 9th 2009 12:20PM Thats the type of raiding guild I've been looking for. :)
I really have something against the whole "1337" ethic, and taking orders from people half my age. Or basing what you bring to a raid soley on recount numbers.
I hate raids where it goes like this "you have pretty bad numbers" and get promptly kicked. They do this while I have the least deaths, have been coaching the new raiders on the fights, and generally have #3 heals (on others) after the dedicated healers (this is as an enh shaman). The main reason I have bad numbers is because I need gear, to get gear I need to clear content, to clear content you need decent numbers.
I have no desire to EVER be #1 on the dps charts (and as enhance, this probably won't happen), I have no desire to spend my afternoons like I'm at a job, or in the military. Both of those pay money, and last I checked I'M the one paying money for this game.
Most of all, I can't stand people who aren't fun, actually, no... I can't stand not having fun in a game.
Another problem, is there isn't a single raiding guild on my server who only recruits mature people, or people past around 22. I have a hard time relating to high school kids, as most people my age do. So sitting around chatting with them is often... painful. This isn't an insult to them, its a generational thing, or just a general age thing. There isn't much in common.
If there was an ultra-casual, mature, non-serious, raiding guild on my server, I'd hop onto it in a second. Especially if they let me drag all my non-raiding (no desire too) friends along.
Someone, make one, now, on Kargath horde-side!