Mar 26th 2012 3:29PM I think the drama mamas and comments have covered pretty well how silence in gchat doesn't necessarily mean anything. But to extend on to that a bit...
Even lack of response to a private tell doesn't necessarily mean anything. Have you checked to see where the person was when you sent them a tell? If they're in the middle of a dungeon or raid, your tell may have come up in the midst of a bunch of loot spam, and they didn't even see it. (Yes, you can set up chat windows to fix this, but not everyone does that.)
If the person was in Stormwind or Orgrimmar when they "ignored" you, maybe they weren't in front of their computer. I know I don't log off every time I leave my computer. I might be hanging out in the kitchen making dinner, busy letting the dog out, answering the door or phone, soothing a child that fell down, etc. I try to remember to afk flag when I do that, but sometimes it slips my mind. Or, if you write to them openly in gchat, you wouldn't see that they're afk flagged.
I've had a number of people get really angry at me for not responding when I simply didn't see their message. I think it's best to assume that there's something going on their end that you don't know about, rather than that it's about you. I usually try again in a few minutes, but not too often. If it seems like you can never catch them at a good time, you can always send an in-game mail too.
Mar 24th 2012 9:00PM For those of you looking to meet WoW players, I recommend meetup.com. It's not a dating site, it's a site for activities groups. You can search for groups in your area, there are quite a few WoW/gaming groups all over the place. There's one specifically for WoW in my area that does dinners out, BBQs, parties, bowling nights, etc. I met my guy at one of the bowling nights. He transferred over to my server and now we raid together. :) And if there's nothing in your area, you could always try to start a group.. although it does cost about $15/month to start a group. (It's free to join existing groups.)
I don't know how WoW can be considered a dating site. You might meet someone in your guild or throwing a pug together, and become friends with them and get to know them over time and if you're really lucky end up falling in love. But that's no different than meeting people doing any other activity you like. If it was a dating site I'd be able to look up and see who was on from my area, age ranges, orientation, etc., and whether or not they were interested in PMs from other people looking to date. As it is, the vast majority of people I pug with I never end up getting to know much about them personally. I get to know guildies more, but the odds of finding a partner through a guild? Seem slim. (Kudos to those of you who have had that happen.)
Mar 15th 2012 4:11PM You would be amazed Magma. I have several times mentioned this to so-called experienced raiders who were always standing in fire, and their reaction was "Ooooooooh!!!"
And they started getting better.
Mar 15th 2012 4:03PM There is a very basic thing that I think a lot of new players aren't aware of, and in fact I've even been aware of some raiders that didn't know. You can play with your view scrolled way out, instead of in first-person mode. It seems like a lot of new players want to play all scrolled in, but when you do this you don't get as much of a view of what's going on around you. It's harder to see mobs walking toward you (leading to accidental pulls in dungeons), and harder to see when you are standing in fire. It can feel very awkward playing in scrolled out mode at first, but I recommend getting used to it if you intend to do any kind of group play in the future, as it really really helps with your situational awareness. If you want to get really fancy, you can scroll way far out by typing in this command at the prompt: "/console CameraDistanceMaxFactor 4" Type that in and then scroll your mouse wheel even farther back, and enjoy the huge view. (You can also type in 5 instead of 4, but I personally find that takes me out tooo far.)
Feb 15th 2012 2:10PM I won't buy one but I'll take a free one!
Jan 27th 2012 5:47PM April 2007. I was a brand new WoW player, which was also my first MMO. I needed to get some group quests done in Stromgarde Keep in Arathi Highlands. I tried asking in the General channel, but got *crickets* back. So I went and sat on the bridge leading to Stromgarde, and asked people as they were running by if I could join their group. One couple invited me in. We went and did the quests, and were running around together afterwards, when out of the blue, one of them said, "Where are you? We're in Colorado."
Turns out they lived 10 miles away from me.
I have since joined a local WoW players group that I found on meetup.com. As most people who come to the group are on different realms, we do other things like BBQs and bowling nights. But it's great hanging out with other people locally who know the lingo. I also met my boyfriend through that group, and it's wonderful not having partner-aggro issues. We both understand.
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