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

Apr 2nd 2012 8:59PM I refuse to declare a main - it feels like playing favorites with my children! (Why, yes, I do RP a bit.) The agreed upon phrase for my raid leader when he set up EPGP is "the character I currently raid with the most often."

Addon and UI tips for new WoW players {WoW}

Mar 15th 2012 4:41PM /raises hand
I was totally new to gaming and intimidated by talents. With zero gaming experience I couldn't even walk into the Anvilmar (I think?) building in the dwarf starting area without running into walls and getting stuck in corners. When the boyfriend at that time said "cool - talents. You'll like this. You can research them. You like research." True statement, but I went overboard. He discovered at level 20 I still hadn't decided on where to spend my first point so he spent them for me. To me it seemed like a "forever" decision and I was scared of making a mistake. I made sure when showing the game to my Dad that I included "we can always change these later if you want - it'll just cost some ingame money."

And yes, I did get cranky over where the boyfriend spent my talents. I didn't WANT to be a shadow priest, those things sounded creepy!

How to fix professions for Mists of Pandaria: An open letter to Blizzard {WoW}

Mar 12th 2012 4:55PM I totally agree with you Jason! I much preferred the Wrath model for gems. Casters wanted red gems, tanks wanted blue, etc. It prevented you from having any "worthless" gems while also preventing any certain color from going through the roof. On my server, blue and green gems can actually vendor for more than the AH price while the prices for red are around 300g.

Does a video game have to force us to make good choices? {WoW}

Feb 20th 2012 3:08PM Most of the discussions I see on LFR loot drama are based on individual decisions - the player who rolls so he/she can later trade for a item that is actually needed. I'm curious how people feel about the group decisions. It is not uncommon for a group of guildies to enter LFR together and all need on an item if anyone needs it. The rationale behind it is that it is for guild progression. To me, that doesn't make a difference. It is great to want to support your guild and help them succeed. But I draw the line when I'm impacting the ability of others to succeed. The other people in the group deserve a fair shot at winning. If only one or two people need the upgrade, the other person has a much better chance. If an extra few people role, his or her chance is significantly reduced. I'm totally on board with passing on a upgrade within a guild group since it is a bigger upgrade for the other person. That decision doesn't impact anyone negatively other than myself. But in LFR, I am hurting others and that isn't okay in my book. Luckily my guild is aware of my "goody two shoes" approach and doesn't give me grief about it.

Preparing a money making strategy for Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Feb 17th 2012 6:07PM I made a killing on disenchanting right before the expansion hit - and not on high level mats. The market crashed right after the expansion hit. My theory was that people decided to level an enchanter right before the expansion so they would have an alt to disenchant the new items they would pick up from questing. Regardless of the reason, it was quite profitable. So don't rule out the "just before expansion" time as a money maker either.

The Queue: I write about elves on Usenet, Mom {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 12:57PM *high fives Pyromelter*

I have no clue what the answer is to your question. But I am totally on board with your need for validation to prove your sanity. I've been there a few times myself. "I'm not losing my mind, I'm NOT!!!"

Totem Talk: 5 ways to look like a bad restoration shaman {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 12:51PM I don't view it as "willfully hurting (my) ability to get the gear (I) need". I view it as doing the right thing. The behavior of others doesn't change my sense of right and wrong. If you are uncomfortably engaging in this tactic just refrain from it. There are plenty of us who support that decision. Don't compromise yourself over the idea that "everyone" does it.

How to kill a healer {WoW}

Feb 10th 2012 12:39PM Healers, unite!

Who wants to help write a "How to kill Michael Gray?" article? It seems only fair...

:-)

The Queue: Shattered glass {WoW}

Feb 8th 2012 4:14PM In my opinion, the best way to enjoy LFR is with raid chat turned off. The name callers and the whiners can totally ruin a group. There are normally people disagreeing with every instruction given and posting counter strats anyway - so reading the chat hinders more than it helps.

Should WoW players be responsible for player accountability? {WoW}

Feb 8th 2012 4:07PM I hate getting GM surveys after reporting something. "Was the situation handled to your satisfaction?" Well....I have no clue how it was handled, so I can't really answer that. I wish harassment or name violation petitions were somehow excluded from the surveys. I don't want to skew the results by making up an answer; I also feel guilty for being a non-responder.