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The Queue: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 12:55PM The movie ROCKED, it was as bad as bad can be, which made it pure AWESOME!!

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes reference for the win Alex, you are now my favorite columnist :)

Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 5:03PM This really isn't the place to be having this argument, where to I don't really know, but this is more of a society issue than a gaming issue. If you think that the majority of women who play these games get all upset over something like that (and I agree, Ji's comments are just stupid, but this IS beta, if it isn't changed I will be surprised), or that there aren't many female gamers playing this game that don't like the metal bikini's you are deluding yourself.

The sexism definitely happens but not to as large of a degree as you proclaim, I have seen it numerous times in my 15+years of MMORPG's. It has gotten worse since WoW launched and brought in a much bigger gaming crowd, but that has actually gone down quite a bit than what it used to be a couple years ago, especially now that the juvenile people that make those comments realize that many people that are playing the female toons are in fact male.

My biggest question is why in the hell would any woman put up with that sort of behavior in a raid? In LFR I can see it being a problem, but not a guild raid, if so that person needs to leave that guild ASAP. I have run guilds over my lifetime playing MMORPG's, and never would I allow something like that to occur. That sort of behavior is coming from the younger crowd, and FPS gamers that WoW has brought with it.

I know many woman that play these games over the years and never get any of these harassment issues that come up, and I also know some that do get it or have in the past. Make no mistake, I do believe it to be a problem, and always have, but it is not as prevalent as you may think. Got to remember, that this isn't a female vs male issue here, this is a person vs person issue, some women may be offended by it, and others may not. Are those that are not offended by it automatically ignored because they don't agree with you? And who gives anybody that right to be so high and mighty that their opinion is greater than theirs, be careful on the path you going down here, you might not be able to come back from that hill.

Of monks, mains, and the ability to change {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 8:00PM I originally switched my main because of family switching sides/servers (my old main was a undead lock in vanilla, that I raided with and had fun, but family and guild I was in falling apart made me switch). Then my new main became a human paladin, wanting to create one since game released, but the human model was the only one that looked right to me, even though I love the dwarves, the gear on them just never really looked right, I had hoped for Draenei but that took too long).

Raided everything with my paly through TBC, but I got sick and tired of the holy changes, and the change to illumination pretty much killed the paladin for me to play, I was just aggravated at it I guess, and at the time you couldn't really raid if you weren't holy as a paladin.

When wrath hit, I loved the ret paladin, I was actually, for the very first time, having fun on my paladin. I was very shocked, I was so used to be craptastic at soloing or questing as holy, and didn't want to be the blunt of every joke as ret, the only spec I liked to level in was prot, but come wrath, ret was too much fun even after the nerfs.

Played around with DK's in wrath, liked them but never was too much fun for me. Left the game off and on, had to have emergency heart surgery and it really took me awhile to get back into the game. Now I am just not enamored with any one class really, love my goblin rogue, only because I have been waiting on making one since this game was released. But every class has pretty much been here since launch, the only new one the DK. Didn't matter to me how much they changed the talent tree's, or change abilities, after awhile you realize you have already played this class.

So I am definitely looking forward to a new class, and something that is completely new to play from beginning to max level, so bring on the MONK!!

Breakfast Topic: Has the early Cataclysm gearing model failed? {WoW}

Feb 1st 2012 1:46PM Wrath heroics in the beginning, were still pretty hard, but not many remember them cause a lot of people came to the game during Wrath. You used to do Vault( the wintergrasp raid) in all blue gear, even in 25 man. But as the expansion went on, epic gear became easier to get, badge gear, Trial of the Champion 5 man gave great gear, and people were blowing up old heroics. It really wasn't so much that Wrath heroics were easier, as it was people outgeared them pretty quick getting Vault and Naxx gear, and the later gear just made it that much more AoE fest.

The problem with the Cata heroics was that they were too hard for those that didn't know the old ways of doing heroics. They wanted players to use abilities to CC mobs like they did in BC, but too many new people didn't play during that period. And you add in the fact that the Cata Heroics didn't drop a single epic quality item, was a real downer, cause for those that were playing since at least BC, at the very least the last boss of the heroic should drop an Epic quality item. Didn't matter if the heroic blue that dropped would have been the same as the Epic one or not, people felt cheated going through all that hard work just to get more crappy blues. Perception's were already created, and they tried to change them, they lost a lot of people because of it.

The Queue: To Kill a GM {WoW}

Feb 1st 2012 1:14PM We already know what one GM's powers are like in game. Ghostcrawler can be tamed, but he sure can't be killed :) /nerfbat

Ol' Grumpy and the return of class-based quests {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 3:21PM Actually forgot about the rogue quest line for learning poison's, where you had to stealth into the tower, pickpocket a guy, and loot what you needed, was awesome and made you feel like a real rogue!

Ol' Grumpy and the return of class-based quests {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 3:18PM I really miss them, I used to help people all the time doing the warrior quest line, so that they could get the weapon earlier, getting those drops from the elemental's in arathi highlands was hard for the level you got the quest at.

My lock and paly did the mount quests, shaman totem quests, druid bear form quest(and the anti poison skill one), would have liked to do the hunter quest but never got that far at the time.

This to me is what the problem with WoW currently is, it was an MMORPG, and they just keep taking the RPG elements out of it, which is sad. At least they keep making attempts to keep story in the game, even though they take out epic quest lines that were awesome(Onyxia one for the allaince was epic).

Lichborne: 3 predictions for death knights in Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 12:41PM Yea, as others have said, corpse explosion is back, so that is looking promising for DK's in general. I have always had a problem with unholy, ( I have one leveled on a pvp server) I never really liked the way scourge strike works. Basically, I feel it should remain a(n) unholy rune only, and it should add the disease that plague strike does, basically it should replace Plague strike all together, unholy doesn't need it with the new Festering strike anyway, and blood's Heart Strike takes away blood strike for them. So it just never really made sense to me in it's past, and current intentions, give it plague's disease ( think its blood fever) and I think you fix a lot of what ails Unholy ( and make it a lot more fun and easy to boot especially to newer players of the class).

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 11:59AM Completely agree, would LOVE it if the word 'rape' was filtered out. Absolutely nothing angers me more than hearing people use that word so casually. It is a violation of so much more than the physical, it can literally destroy someone's very core being. I am a man, and whenever I hear people using that word it makes me want to beat the utter crap out of em. It isn't just women that get raped, its men, teenagers, children even. There is no place for it anywhere!

Blue Posts and Other WoW News: The heart of the MoP talent system {WoW}

Jan 21st 2012 1:33PM I just find it odd( not the new talent system, their ideology of talent trees). They don't want people taking cookie cutter builds, but they are the ones that made it so that we had to take cookie cutter builds. They took out the old warlock SL/SL build, the mage Frostfire bolt build, and the now very old paladin reckoning bomb build. And the only real reason I can see is because they were too much fun to play I guess(except maybe the reckoning bomb build, im sure they didn't like paly's one shotting everything, even though they still had to ramp it up to do it :))