Sep 7th 2011 5:40PM Nice to see a profile piece on the man, the myth, the legend... Mr. Van Allen
Well written, and ever so humble as always -- we love you Fox!
Jun 15th 2011 7:47PM actually I have to disagree with you both a bit :-) it can stand for either questioning OR queer -- or in a broader context, both ...
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lgbtq) LGBT or GLBT may also include additional "Q"s for "queer" or "questioning" (sometimes abbreviated with a question mark) (e.g., "LGBTQ", "LGBTQQ", or "GLBTQ?")
Q representing questioning is most commonly used in reference to support groups for those not yet sure of their sexuality -- hence, the inclusion of it in the blanket term LGBTQ -- but there's room for BOTH definitions to be honest. And in the context of Proudmoore Pride -- all are welcome, so both definitions are a solid fit
Jun 15th 2011 5:34PM For those of you who have never seen the event, and are curious what it looks like -- we have YouTube clips from previous years at our the official event website --
Check it out at http://www.proudmoorepride.com/#/videos/4551736864 or search YouTube for "proudmoore pride" -- gives you a good idea what the party is like
Jun 15th 2011 4:33PM Yup -- floats of all sorts -- if you head to the official Proudmoore Pride website ( http://www.proudmoorepride.com ) the videos section has some highlights from previous years' parties including the floats :-)
Jun 15th 2011 4:30PM Q stands for questioning -- as in those questioning their sexuality but not comfortable with the other designations
Jun 15th 2011 2:17PM Thanks WoWInsider & Michael for the coverage! Both guilds are looking forward to hosting the event and having a great time again this year.
Jun 15th 2011 12:16PM hmm
Oct 6th 2010 9:02PM How exactly do they have that data? Try speaking to a guild leader of a guild who has known about the over-500 player UI bug that has existed in game for years --- pretty much all of them will tell you that they very carefully monitor the number of members in their sub guilds so they will never hit 500. As Robin so clearly put it, there is "no checkbox for part of a larger group of guilds" --- so what method do you presume that Blizz has to track guilds like mine or any of the others who have been proactive to avoid breaking the guild UI and creating headaches for our members and officers?
At the end of the day, the reality is - Blizz does not have the data, just as Robin stated ... and they have taken a solution that they are assuming benefits the majority of their player base. Unfortunately, it's a decision that negatively impacts a great number of players in long-established guild communities who greatly value that connection.
Oct 6th 2010 8:16PM Taint-H on Proudmoore is well over 5k, Goon Squad on Mal'Ganis, and Alea Iacta Est from Earthen Ring are the other two really huge ones that come to mind as the largest in game currently -- but there are many more between 500-1500 toons on quite a few servers.
Oct 6th 2010 8:12PM I absolutely agree that Blizz is underestimating the number of guilds affected by the "hard cap" decision. The guild I lead hovers close to 1000 toons on a regular basis and is experiencing a lot of growth pre-cataclysm. We've been maintaining three sub-guilds for two years now to work around the problems with the in-game UI, and were sincerely hoping that Blizzard would actually give the large guilds some love with Cataclysm. Their decision is incredibly disappointing, and the lack of anything even remotely helpful (such as your suggestion of guild alliances, or even implementing an in-game Guild2Guild type chat connectivity between allied guilds) would have at least made this slightly less painful.
Ginjack - The Stonewall Family - Proudmoore