Mar 30th 2010 10:31AM The only allnighter I've had was when I first became aware of add-ons. I had gone through 9 months of BC (the game I started with) without using any and then when I decided to try a few out I went nuts customizing everything! I looked out my window and saw the sun rise and I couldn't believe what I had done! lol...thank god it was spring break at the time.
Mar 11th 2010 11:57AM I've been a DPS warrior for 2 years now and have rolled all other types of specs and have played other roles a little bit. However, I recently just starting healing...for real...and I LOVE IT!!!
Dec 9th 2009 10:25AM I feel it boils down to how strongly one associates with one's ingroup. I have always heard anecdotely that people who play Horde are more of the "hardcore" gamers. The hardcore gamers will be the one's who identify with their respective groups more (e.g., being willing to yell "For the Horde" because the Horde identity has become an important aspect in how they perceive themselves...Horde identity is part of self identity) and they will be invested in the game more and those invested with more likely visit sites and participate in WoW goings on such as the mosaic thing. Therefore, I think a reason more Horde characters are submitting their pics is because since the "Horde identity of the self" is important, and the mosaic gives us all an opportunity to validate or support one's ingroup (perhaps at the expense of one's outgroup...outgroup derogation), then more Horde people are submitting because they feel they need the boost to their self identities by publicly expressing their group loyalties...a self identity that is constantly being reinforced by every other horde character posting a picture! The more Horde posting, the more likely more Horde will post...a vicious circle! :)
Nov 24th 2009 9:04AM Those are awesome...pick me! lol
Nov 23rd 2009 10:02AM comment made...kitten cometh
Nov 23rd 2009 8:30AM I started playing May 2007. I rolled a Human warrior because I didn't realize what I was doing and that sounded like the most "normal" character in the game. I think I did the same thing you did when I went from Ellwynn to Westfall...I was waiting to cross the bridge because I was scared! :P I also had defense gear on my dps warrior, dpsing with a shield and 1hander, not really using stances or talent points in any organized way. I try to think back now as to when things started to click. I look back at screen shots of my character I had taken years ago and I look at the gear and talents/abilities on my bars and it always seems wrong! lol Running around Kara in defense stance with a two hand mace??!! Anyways, it was probably towards the end of BC and beginning of Wrath where I started reading websites and watching videos and caring a little more about contributing to my guild. Since then, I now at least know how to play appropriately in order to help out a guild/raid/party. :)
Nov 15th 2009 2:19PM The goggles...they do nothing!!! :) simply amazing
Nov 5th 2009 8:50AM That's the problem right there..."I won't be able to help myself..." Blizzard has worked for a long time to reinforce this came in our minds to the point of addiction for some. Now, they spring an extra way they can make money on us and there are going to be too many people that just can't resist paying for every item they put in that store. I think if 100% of the proceeds went to a charity, it would be an amazing idea, but since only 50% of only one of the pets is, this is obviously just a way to get money from us...lame sauce.
Oct 17th 2009 3:43PM I completely agree and was just about to post a comment with the same observation! lol
Sep 29th 2009 11:47AM I'm a Social Psychology student and it is a goal of mine to create a line of research about MMORPG's (specifically WoW) and apply online gaming to previously studied (and non-studied) psychological concepts. For example, Im interested in helping behavior and I want to see if in-game helping can predict real world helping, or vice versa. So, after reading this post, and after reading some blog about WoW Psychology (I forget the real name) I am very happy to hear that 1) there is an actual usefulness to this game that I love (outside of pure hedonistic pleasure and 2) there are relevant research interests going on with WoW. This makes my plans not seem so...what's the word...useless??!!