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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 3: Goblin Gumbo Kettle code {WoW}

Dec 24th 2010 8:32PM I don't know what it is, but I want one?

Win a Lil' K.T. from WoW Insider {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2010 3:23PM Do want?

Arcane Brilliance: Fire mage Cataclysm talent analysis, page 3 {WoW}

Nov 7th 2010 1:33AM EVERY time I see Vivi, I think it's Orko XD

Arcane Brilliance: Patch 4.0.1 stat weights and gemming for mages {WoW}

Oct 30th 2010 9:31PM Well, mine is something of a clergyman, but I'll grant you, that has NO place in turning warlocks into piles of shattered ice cubes.

Female worgen now available on the beta {WoW}

Oct 27th 2010 10:23PM That dance...

*swoons*

Spiritual Guidance: What few shadow priest highlights BlizzCon 2010 could scrape together {WoW}

Oct 27th 2010 8:08PM Woah... Fox isn't NEARLY as evil looking as I thought he was going to be... totally looks like a Disc priest.

Cataclysm closed beta live stream {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 12:13AM I'm so excited for Cataclysm... i cn hz wrgn drd nw?!?!?!

Drama Mamas: Racism and setting social standards {WoW}

Jul 3rd 2010 2:49AM This is absolutely insane. I'm Jewish, my girlfriend's part black, we get to make racist comments at each other, in private.

When someone I don't know all that well (a raid member, in this case) makes some remark, however, I get a little irked. I don't remember what he said, but it was some Jew comment. Turns out another member of the raid was Jewish as well, and neither of us took it that well. To his credit, he spent the next three hours or so apologizing, and my fellow Jew and I went on to become friends.

But I can't even imagine someone I just happen to group with for a random spouting off such remarks. Someone calls me a yid, I'd vote-to-kick or drop group too. I think someone who feels that it's alright to make comments behind a veil of anonymity probably shelters some intolerant views in his own head, regardless of whether or not he's willing to be associated with them.

Anonymity is not free rein to say offensive things. Personally, for me it's the exact opposite. Very few people I play WoW with know me in real life. Thus, the persona I cultivate is one that's even more respectful and polite than I am behind the monitor. If you can't even be civil with almost non-existent personae, then whom CAN you be civil with?

I guess people just dissociate themselves from their internet faces. They realize that, at least to everyone else's perception, nothing they say reflects on THEM. They can get away with yelling "nigger kike noob," and no one will attribute that bile with Johnny Thomson who lives in Kansas City. And, honestly, are they wrong? Not really. They CAN hide behind the internet and get away with it. But, to quote a favorite, "No, you're not wrong. You're just an asshole."

The Queue: Late night with WoW.com {WoW}

Dec 7th 2009 11:55PM But don't ask me what that game design is :P Maybe it makes itemization easier?