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Tuesday Morning Post: Gnomeregan rising edition {WoW}

Jun 1st 2010 8:01AM NO downtime!?!? OH GLORIOUS TUESDAY!!!

The Queue: Facts of life {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2010 4:39AM Allow me to correct my spelling in that last post:
Mu'sha* not Misha. It's been a while since I saw it spelled.

The Queue: Facts of life {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2010 3:52AM Here's a question for the Queue...

What ever happened to Azeroth's other moon? For those who don't know what I am talking about, Azeroth officially has two moons, a large white one called "White Lady" ("Elune" to the Night Elves, "Misha" to the Tauren) and a smaller blue moon named "Blue Child".

In WoW, you can only see White Lady in game. But that was not always the case. In vanilla both White Lady and Blue Child where visible in the night sky, and if I remember correctly, even shared different paths, and sometimes came quite close to each other. There are photos, videos, a WoWwikki article, and even some fanart online that bear witness to the smaller moons existence.

But when Burning Crusade was released, for whatever reason, Blue Child vanished from the sky and has not been seen since. Does Blizzard have an explanation for this? Was it a graphical error? Is there some unreleased lore behind it? It is a pretty huge thing to suddenly just misplace a moon. What happened?

Maintenance day loot from {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 6:33AM awesome! =D

Patch 3.3.3 PTR: Celestial steed video {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 1:57PM It seems to be a rehash of the Hippogriff skeleton, which is why it is so small (it has really stumpy legs).

I wish they had used a horses body (paladin Charger would be nice) and put some feathers on those wings.

It is lovely though, and still want it.

WoW Rookie: Stay on target with raid icons {WoW}

Mar 4th 2010 1:21PM In my guild, we refer to the triangle as the "panties".

Blizzard donates $1.1 million to Make-A-Wish from Pandaren pet sales {WoW}

Feb 17th 2010 2:55PM
I think everyone should take a look at Guidinglight's post history.
I recognize him (or possibly her) as a person who frequently offers
their Holier-than-thou opinions in these comments, which are usually overly presumptuous exaggerated. it does not surprise me in the least to see him posting like this here.

He is the antithesis of Knob, who usually plays the asshole on the
comments section.

In short, he is a troll. Don't take anything he says seriously.

Drama Mamas: Time to man up {WoW}

Nov 21st 2009 5:52AM Let the following serve as a cautionary tale.

About four years back, when I still played on my old server (Durotan), I had a dear friend and guildmate, (who we will refer to as "Dave") that I had known for years, and played frequently with. During a pug raid with another guild, Dave was introduced to a NE Female player we will refer to as "Kayla". They started to joke and quip back and forth in raid chat during the downtime, and before long they were on each others friends lists. As the weeks progressed, Dave started spending more and more with Kayla, to the point that he hardly did anything with the guild, usually sticking around only for raids (which he did his best to get Kayla into every chance he could).

It was not long before they were swapping emails and IM's outside of game. I also started to notice that Dave was suddenly always broke. Dave, who on his Warrior could grind more gold in one day than I would see in a week. When I had to pay his repair bill after raid one day, I asked what was up. "Kayla has been trying to get these two Darkmoon decks, and we found them on the AH, so I got them for her." was the response. Obviously this sort of big spending had been going on for a while.

As Dave's long time gal-pal and stalwart questing partner, I would be lying if I said that I was not a little jealous. I was a LOT jealous. At first I felt terrible about this. Dave's girlfriend of two years had recently broken up with him, and he had been in a depression ever since. Kayla made him genuinely happy. She boosted his confidence with her attention and made him feel like a man again. And here I was grudging his new-found happiness with a girl I really did not know, who might actually be a very sweet person. I resolved to become friends with Kayla, envisioning in my mind the three of us questing as pals.

That's when things started to take a turn for the weird.

I wedged my way into their questing one afternoon (helping Kayla get meat for her Wintersaber mount) intent on getting to know her better. My first impression of her now that I was paying attention was the typical giggly girly- girl. She was silly and saccharine sweet, to the point that it felt a little overdone. I chocked it up to her fawning over her boyfriend. Surely I had been guilty of the same with my hubby from time to time. I also noticed she acted very aloof towards me (I assumed maybe she saw me as competition for his attention, much the same as I had done). To alleviate this, I tried to just focus on Kayla and let her know I was interested in her as well. I commented on her very nice gear (all presents from Dave, or acquired with his help). I tried to find out what her interests where. Inquiries into favorite video games, movies, books, and music got me a sentence or two worth of responses at best. Bringing up the subject of shoes, makeup and hot actors brought an awkward and short response. I came to the conclusion that Kayla was not the girly-girl I had first thought she was. But something else did not feel right.

By the end of our foray into Winterspring, I was beginning to feel that I was really not welcome. I was also beginning to feel uncomfortable about Kayla. Not just because she was stealing my best WoW friend from me (though that was a big factor), but mostly because she did not "act" right. That is not to say she did not act like a girl. She did and more so. Kayla was almost a parody of a girl... until she was expected to act like a female towards another female. Then she seemed at a loss for what to say or how to act.

The next day when I tried to give it another try, I was met with a real shock. Dave approached me with "Kayla says you make her feel uncomfortable, I think maybe we should just go alone this time". He apologized, and said he would see if he could convince her to maybe talk to me sometime. That was a huge blow. I decided to seek Kayla out on my own time. I sent her mail apologizing for anything I did that made her uncomfortable, and suggested that we get together again. I never received a response.

Dave's other friends where also starting to get frustrated with Kayla. She kept him out in the wilds questing most of the time, and though Dave insisted he was just helping a friend, We all knew he was completely smitten. It would not have been so bad if Kayla were not so antisocial. She seemed very territorial with Dave, and anytime he was online was "us" time. Most of the people in the guild rarely if ever saw her, and since she was unguilded, nobody knew who's alt or main she was.

After about four weeks of this, I started to press Dave for what he knew about Kayla. I let him know that I had premonitions about how fast the relationship was going, and expressed my concern about how much time/money he spent on her. (He was poised to buy her a new monitor and have it mailed to her because she said that hers was going out). He grew cross with me, and recounted their hours of conversation on Yahoo messenger. She liked everything he liked. He linked me a picture of her. The image was of a slender olive skinned girl in her early 20's with dirty blonde hair and green eyes. A stunner for sure, but not too over the top to be unrealistic.

Have you ever talked to Kayla on the phone?" I pressed on. "No, why?" He shot back. "Well, you have been together for so long, I just assumed you had." This prompted Dave to ask Kayla for her number, which she politely declined. "I actually am glad she said no." he told me. "Because I would be embarrassed for her to hear my voice. I'm kind of shy about talking to her over the phone."

The more I pestered Dave about her, the angrier we all became, until finally all communication stopped. Kayla had started to back off of him, and Dave blamed me for trying to scare her off, and stopped speaking to me.

I won't lie, I cried over the situation. I had known Dave for six years prior. He was the person who got me started with WoW. I started to second guess myself and regret that I ever tried to mess with his relationship. And then, just as all hope seemed lost, there came a revelation.

I was waiting for my raid to start and chatting with a friend from another guild, when she asked offhand what had become of Dave, since in the past we had been almost inseparable. I commented that he was questing with his friend Kayla.
"Kayla, I think thats Tyson's* alt." she replied. "You mean Tyson the ?" I asked. (there was a character by the same name on our server, so I assumed this is what she meant.) "No, a guy in our guild, named Tyson." She replied. "That is one of his alts. He has a lot of them. I mailed something to him on her once."

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes. Kayla was in fact... a dude.

I asked her if she was sure. SURELY sure. She said yes and wanted to know why I was so wound up about it. That is when I informed her that Dave and "Tyson" where more than just friends. It took her a full three minutes to regain her composure. My immediate concern was telling Dave. Before he logged, and after Kayla had gone offline I set about trying to break it to him gently. My friend offered herself as a witness, and along with a few other people who knew "Kayla" (she was not one of Tyson's better known alts, probably for good reason) we where able to convince Dave of the truth. He took it very hard, and had some very choice words for "her" on IM that night.

But wait! That's not all! What was Tyson's motivation for this? Was he out to get Dave for some past ill? A Gay man looking for companionship? Hardly. Tyson, as it turned out, was a sixteen year old boy, who did it for the loot, the gold, and the easy questing. I might add that Dave himself was 25 at the time, which adds to the creepy factor.

Fortunately for Dave, he has since gotten over the incident, and is now happily married with a daughter. Though he no longer plays WoW, we do still keep in touch, and the Kayla incident has become a bit of a joke in our circle.

You can never be too careful.