Dec 13th 2011 12:24PM EDIT:
AND FOR THE GLORY OF THE ALLIANCE!! McCurley. "Aka'Magosh" my sweet Night Elf heinie.
Dec 13th 2011 12:21PM Yeah. I laugh now, but at the time I was slightly miffed. "It's just a video game" I keep telling myself.
I checked the armory too, just to see if he was an enchanter looking for Mats (the other mat, not you) but alas no. Unless he likes to take up bank space, I would think selling was his only option. Good on him I guess. I don't know why he was bothering to play WoW. With that kind of luck he should be off making a killing in Vegas.
Dec 13th 2011 11:40AM Last night on Madness of Deathwing, 4 caster weapons dropped. Every Melee and tank groaned. All the casters and healers cheered. ONE PERSON rolled need on all 4, and won ALL 4 weapons (including a dup, the mace dropped 2ce). Then that person said he couldn't trade them out because all the healers sucked so why bother giving them a weapon they would misuse. He then dropped group cackling the whole time.
Sort of sucked. But thems the breaks I guess. He prolly sold them for 30G each, so I guess that is worth being a dick over.
Dec 2nd 2011 9:35PM Like your new haircut Matt.
Nov 3rd 2011 1:47PM I would be really sad if Jaina became imprisoned by the Horde and Thrall had to save her...
1) When will the Alliance get to actually do something? So Jaina, the most powerful mage in the world, is captured and needs Green Jesus to save her. Captured by the Horde, and freed by the former Leader of the Horde, the lone alliance damsel in distress does nothing? Wow, once again Horde is the center of the story, and Alliance is portrayed as a bunch of weaklings.
2) Isn't eveyrone tired of Thrall yet? He had an ENTIRE EXPANSION built around him! And now he has to be front and center in the new expansion too? So many people here are commenting about "I would love to see Thrall do this, I would love to see Thrall do that!" Then go replay cataclysm, there, you got your Thrall fix.
3) Can we have ONE woman character that doesn't depend on a man to save her? Between Tyrandes constant bouncing and Sylvannas' "i am a femme fatale, watch out!", it would be nice if Jaina could kick a little ass herself? The woman single handedly held off Varian and the alliance forces in the Battle for Undercity, she single handedly fought the Lich King in the Halls of Reflection, and now she needs Thrall, green jesus, to come save her from big mean old Garrosh?
So How does that work? Jaina is more powerful than anyone in the Alliance......and yet she can't handle anyone in the Horde and needs Thrall to save her? If we create a flow chart of bad ass, where does that leave the Alliance?
Poor writing. Very poor. I hope it doesn't turn out that way.
Oct 26th 2011 7:02PM Yeah, I saw that apology...
To be frank, and I really, really hate to be "that guy", but it was not an apology.
It was a "We are sorry that the rest of us were having a good time and you guys can't seem to take a joke".
It wasn't a "sorry we called you homos and cocksuckers".
It was a "sorry you didn't realize that calling someone a homo and a cocksucker is funny".
I don't want to be the apology Nazi and demand that they grovel and beg until I feel better...but they don't even acknowledge what was wrong about the video...namely the homophobia. And since so many people on the forums seem to be confused by that "so what!! stop whining alliance. It's just cross faction ribbing!", then I would have appreciated a "We know it's wrong to call people homos, we didn't mean it like that".
And to be frank, I don't want an apology from the band. I appreciate they made the effort, but the guy in the band that made the comments is obviously mentally deficient. I wasn't going to hold his feet over the fire because, much like a person with Tourettes, I can't reasonably expect people who have a slight mental retardation to understand what they are saying. I wouldn't yell at a 3 year old either for saying something racist of homophobic.....they are dumb...they don't know any better.
I am more concerned about BLIZZARD allowing it, especially considering their horrible history handling LGBT issues, and the fact that so many BLIZZARD blue posters still insist that the video was "funny". I dont pay the bands bills. I do pay BLIZZARDS. Why can't I enjoy a convention about a game I love without the company snickering and going "homo"? I mean honestly...is that unreasonable of me?
Sure people in the Blizzcon Audience may get weird and "fanboy"-y. To complain about that would be unreasonable, they're just people. Sure someone that was clearly drunk or mentally retarded will yell out something racist or homophobic, and it's sad, but it's unreasonable of me to want to crucify them.
But BLIZZARD is a company that wants to make money off me, and off of millions of GLBT players and our straight but not narrow allies, and I don't think it's too much to ask of that company to not play a PRE-RECORDED video calling us "homos" and "cocksuckers". To me that is not an unreasonable request.
I don't get what is wrong with management at BLIZZARD...they F#$# up at blizzcon EVERY YEAR with this crap. Why can't they just keep their mouths shut?
Oct 26th 2011 3:03PM I also forgot to mention..
It really sucks of BLIZZARD too when their only response to the Corpsegrinder incident is "Whatever, learn to take a joke...I lauged at It" (I am looking at you Bashiok) or posting apolgies along the lines of "I am sorry we were trying to have fun and you guys are so anti-fun that we can't do that....."
Oct 26th 2011 2:56PM @drak
I understand you are not arguing with me....so know that I am not arguing with you.
There are 1000's of NPCs in the game. 4 of them being "maybe" gay does not disprove my comment of the "lack" of gay characters in the game. EVERY major character is straight, and are unequivocaly identified as straight in the game, even when it has nothing to do with the story. When a character gets married, has children, vows vegenance against a person who killed their beloved, sits in tower and pines away for a childhood crush (Jaina...) then they are screaming to the world "I am straight as an arrow!" Any number of Major characters could be Gay and it would not affect the story negatively. Jaina could be a lesbian and still have loved Arthas as a child hood friend and wanted to redeem him. Sylvannas, Metatorke etc etc etc.....How would the story be harmed by these characters being gay? It is strange to me that out of the 100s of named and major characters in both factions, that NONE Of them are gay.
Not to mention the other reasons I gave when I accused BLIZZARD of being anti-gay, including their enforcement of naming policies. I play on an RPG server, where naming rules are very strict, and CONSTANTLY see people named NOHOMO, LOLF@G, and BULLD@#KE. Don't believe me...just go spend an afternoon looking up those names in the armory....and don't think I don't report them, I do. But these characters still somehow stick around.
Imagine if the corpsegrinder video went something like this "FU#$ING Alliance are nothing but a bunch of NIGG#$@. GHETTO ASS NIGG#$$. And what about the AH, trying to sale me motes of air for 35G, F#$UING J#WS! Why don't you sale it for a decent price K#$KES. F#$@## DIE NIGG#$#$ ASS J#WS!"
Do you really think that no one at BLIZZARD would have raised their hands and said "Umm....we really really should consider not playing that".
Do you really think if the above happened, that Alex Ziebart would have said "Meh, there's no story here."
I am not saying that WowInsider is a homophobic site. I believe they are very LGBT friendly and affirming. And Fox Van Allen is a babe. But this is news. This is the latest in a long list of BLIZZARDS anti-gay ways. To say that you aren't going to at least TALK about this because you don't want to give corpsegrinder any attention is...in my mind...a cop-out.
Oct 26th 2011 2:07PM Well, this is buried b/c it took me so long to read the queue today, but I will try it anyway....
We don't want WowInsider to cover the corpsegrinder incident as a focus on him. We know he is a moron. We want you to cover the fact that BLIZZARD took a pre-taped video of him and played it where he called a large group of their player base "homos" and "cocksuckers", and they see absolutely nothing wrong with that.
You don't think it's worth covering that BLIZZARD saw nothing wrong with that? You are not giving corpsegrinder a voice. It's not about him. It's about BLIZZARD thinking it was A-Ok. Coupled with their lack of LGBT characters, the dust up where they banned LGBT friendly guilds, Metzen's non-answer to the blizzcon attendee about gay relationships, and the strides the INDUSTRY has made towards LGBT inclusiveness (leaving BLIZZARD in the dust).....and you don't think talking about that has some journalistic merit?
Oct 26th 2011 12:58PM I am less worried about Horde bias (which is apparent and overwhelming) and more put out by the fact that Blizzard played a PRE-RECORDED video of someone calling their customers "homos" and "cocksuckers". To me, that is a bad buisness plan. I don't understand why so many people here on WI, and also on the forums, don't understand that. You don't scream homophobic epitaths at your customers! It's just dumb.
These weren't off the cuff remarks that Blizzard couldn't control. It really makes you wonder the level of intelligence that these people have. Can you imagine how that meeting went?
SAMWISE: Let's play shitty death metal!
METZEN: Totally!! Everyone loves shitty death metal! Wait, corpsegrinder does say "f#$$" a lot, you know all those emo alliance will get upset
SAMWISE: That's cool! We will bleep it!! YEAH DEATH METAL!!
METZEN: What about when he calls alliance "homos" and "cocksuckers"?
SAMWISE: ........What's wrong with that?
And then when players are understandably upset by this, Samwise, Metzen and Blizzard seem confused? Almost as if to say "What the hell is wrong with you fa$$gots.....it was just a joke!! See how much we are laughing!?"
Most of the blue posters on the forums are saying the same things. The only official response from Blizzard to their LGBTQ player base, and our allies, is "Get over it, sorry if you can't take a joke".
It's not a funny joke.......These people run a multi-million dollar company?