Aug 31st 2011 3:00PM Yea I've paid attention to the sexuality of our WoW toons approximately... never.
I think the Alex got it on the nose when he said it may not even be a consideration. The devs are balancing stats and designing encounters and working on this Transmog thing everyone seems excited about... I'm not too sure how often anyone thinks about adding homosexual relationships.
At least, inasmuch as I view WoW as being a very Dungeon and Dragony RPG, sexuality mostly comes in through RP, probably much more often on RP servers, and has approximately nothing to do with raiding, dungeons, etc.
But, I suppose, if people care about dressing pretty (aka Transmog) while participating in the end game, they can care just as much about wanting diverse sexuality issues explored in the game. For me, I'll just proceed to pew pew and pay no attention to those details
Aug 25th 2011 3:57PM Damage meters:
While it might not be best for bragging, or the most important thing... certainly is *one* of the most important things for all DPSers.
This is simple. It is the damage dealers job to do damage, more so than it is the damage dealers job to stay alive. A damage dealer who runs around and avoids every bit of incoming damage and pulls bupkiss for damage may as well be worthless.
If you're playing one of the many classes with DPS only specs, or any of the hybrid classes and you chose a DPS spec, your primary goal should be to hit the highest possible numbers you can while paying attention to raid mechanics and avoiding avoidable damage. Just avoiding the damage is not more important. Excelling at your task is what is important.
It's simple, the first rule of video games is to not suck. And trust me, if you're pulling WotLK DPS in cataclysm, you're breaking this rule. Get a meter. Look at it after boss fights. If you're doing horribly, acknowledge you suck and get better.
Or, you know, don't feel bad when we kick you for your slack
Aug 17th 2011 7:59PM Oh, priceless :-D
We can keep our nomenclatures separate but I agree that Lothar rocks... as does the Know Your Lore series, by far the articles I look forward to the most.
Aug 17th 2011 5:35PM There are words that describe the attributes you are granting to name Lothar the epitome of all warriors... but that word is not 'warrior'. No one ever said a warrior has to be good, or selfless.... or just about anything you said up there.
In fact, I'm reminded of the legacy of Drizzt Do'Urden and the writing of RA Salvatore, who described him falling deeper into his fighting extincts he became somewhat less civilized, described as the "Primal Hunter" and later the "Warrior Incarnate".
Mind you, I'm not dissing Lothar. I'm just saying... you can't really define a penultimate warrior as needing to be altruistic, or heroic, or willing to sacrifice.
Or rather, you can, but I'll scoff and say that you're describing something beyond being a warrior
Aug 15th 2011 1:25PM Tiny addition to my earlier post to agree with a few people since:
Registered Sex Offender guy almost certainly never should've posted his own #... obviously opened up a can of worms.
I'm not sure if the registered sex offender is creepier, or if the person looking up his guildmates numbers for location information is. Gees
Aug 15th 2011 1:13PM Yea... I don't know, obviously, any specifics, but a few things come to mind.
Sure, don't post personal information on the interwebs. That makes plenty of sense.
But the notion of maybe kicking this guy from the guild seems a little silly. If he's living out in the real world he's done his jail/prison/wtfever punishment they figured he deserved. You stay on those lists... I think it varies by list, but it's something like 20 years to life. So an 18 year old who slept with his underage girlfriend at 17 might be on that list for 20 years... and all he is trying to do is play some World of Warcraft from home?
Aside from the potential failure of keeping your real identity and how to find *where you live* off the internet, interacting with someone on WoW isn't exactly a risk filled proposition. When you hear stories about how hard it is for registered sex offenders to find work, or feel comfortable in a community... sure, what they did probably ranged somewhere between "inappropriate" to "wildly evil", but if they're out of jail and just playing a game, gees, let them play a game.
That's my opinion, at least. If the human likes to play WoW then game on. They might wander out onto the streets bored if you take away their raids!
Aug 11th 2011 12:24PM wait for everyone to fall asleep, run dungeons raids and dailies until I'm too exhausted to stay up any longer.
Jul 7th 2011 4:28PM A dust sink? I don't recall any dust sinks for the other expansions... where do you get this idea?
Jun 16th 2011 3:01PM Maybe good ol' Sicco has had some dark god influence? Might explain his increasingly erratic behavior and his lunacy... and Gnomeregan's somewhat underground?
Not that there's been much dark god activity in the region but it seems plausible?
Jun 8th 2011 6:46PM the excessive Weapon gating seems very silly.