Oct 19th 2010 10:43AM From Wikipedia:
"The United Mine Workers of America (UMW) and rival miners' unions appropriated both the term redneck and its literal manifestation, the red bandana, in order to build multiracial unions of white, black, and immigrant miners in the strike-ridden coalfields of northern and central Appalachia between 1912 and 1936. The origin of redneck to mean "a union man" or "a striker" remain uncertain, but according to linguist David W. Maurer, the former definition of the word probably dates at least to the 1910s, if not earlier. The use of redneck to designate "a union member" was especially popular during the 1920s and 1930s in the coal-producing regions of southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania, where the word came to be specifically applied to a miner who belonged to a union."
Doesn't sound like a reason to get your panties in a twist to me!
Oct 19th 2010 10:37AM Does anyone actually know where the term 'redneck' comes from? It's not such a bad thing.
Jul 8th 2010 12:43PM I'm waiting to see what happens before I cancel my sub, but it's definitely an option for me. I can't justify giving my hard-earned money to a company that would exploit my information without a second thought to line their own pockets. I got banned from the forum for saying so.. which really makes me even angrier. I can't even speak my mind on the subject without being punished. I can't see this new Blizzreich lasting too long with as angry as people are. I hope they see their mistakes before it's too late.. but I honestly doubt they will. It's sad because I've invested so much time and made so many friends in this game. I'll miss it a lot when the time comes to leave.
Privacy should be considered above all else, like it is in the healthcare profession. They have HIPAA to protect the privacy of clients from insurance companies to doctor's offices to hospitals. All of it is very strict, with hefty fines for those who don't comply. It should be that way with financial information and anything that could be considered private.
As someone with a distinct first and last name ( at least now that I'm married ), there are only five people in my city with the same last name, and none with the same first name spelled the way I spell it. I don't like those odds.
I have a Facebook, but it's set so only my friends can see my information. I should have that option here too, and the fact that Blizz is shoving this down our throats and silencing us when we speak out about it... it doesn't sit well with me. I'm shopping for a new MMO while I wait to see what unfolds.
Mar 7th 2010 12:53PM I have to agree with everyone who's commented on Knaak.
If I could get Metzen to do one thing, it would be to get rid of Knaak, and say that his books aren't part of lore. No more Rhonin. And I'm in the process of reading Stormrage. It makes me nauseous.
Please put Knaak back in his cage.
Don't let him out again.
Feb 20th 2010 5:54PM That instant vote-kick thing really makes me not want to do dungeons anymore. That's going to be abused like hell. Ugh. Way to go, Blizz.
Feb 8th 2010 4:08AM I'm going to repeat what someone said earlier.
Best advice for RPing a vampire in WoW:
End of story.
There are enough mary sues and idiots without people adding Twilight to the mix.
Jan 19th 2010 8:11AM I want character model upgrades so bad. My poor nelf druid boy looks like a long haired monkey. And human males... ugh. Don't even get me started. If the Goblins and Worgen get to look shiny and awesome and new, everyone else should too!
Jan 13th 2010 9:47PM I agree that people should not queue for roles they can't do.
But on the flip side, don't bitch at the little discipline priest that throws a shield on the tank and goes right back to DPSing. Just trying to help. >.>
Casting one non-damage spell does not mean I'm the healer all of a sudden. Calm down, I'm not trying to steal your thunder.
Jan 9th 2010 9:44AM YES. I want to kill Fandral too. I'd love to see Malfurion come back and just kick him off the top of Teldrassil.
Also, Garrosh. He is BAD news! BAD!
Nov 11th 2009 10:11AM I play on Moon Guard, of course. ERP capital of the universe. I hate it, but all my friends are there, and I don't wanna pay all that money to change servers.