Sep 12th 2010 11:18AM For those missing the point, the correct term woudl be "I couldN'T care less". Right? English is not my firstor my second langugage, so I'm just following basic logic here.
Sep 11th 2010 3:05AM @Hollow Leviathan
Yes, neutering would be the prefered option, true, but sometimes that isn't an option. Hell, up to a decade ago that was not an option where i live. Veterinarians simply did not do it. Their job was to take care of farm animals like chickens, pigs, cows, etc., not pets. It simply was not done. It's sad to say, but what Moskau described is exactly what was being done with kittens and puppies here.
The scary thing is, among the older population that's still "sticking to their old ways" this is still being done. The law is against it now, but it is still being done. I personally saved a litter of puppies and a litter of kittens on two occassions from the local creek. Not all of them saddly, as 2 of the 7 puppies were allready drowned.
I don't think people did it or do it out of cruelty, the just do it because that was "the way it was done". At least that is what i won't to believe about the majority of them. The sad thing is, some of the people dont really show regret either. The mentality is simply such that they don't think its a big deal. A good example would be a video that was wide spread lately, about that Bosnian girl throwing puppies in the river (i live in Croatia, a neighbouring country). She did it with a smile on her face.
Now i can preach about how this is wrong as much as i want, but it has no effect. They simply don't understand the concept. The only thing we can hope is that this behaviour will die out with the older population. Until then, the only thing anyone here can do is save a few if they can.
As for the person described in the OP, there is no excuse. He behaved cruelly and horribly and nothing anyone can say can justify that. The circumstances did not force him to behave the way he did, he chose to do so.
Sep 11th 2010 2:10AM All those stray animals would have never existed if people acted responsible and not, well, like animals.
Aug 30th 2010 3:08PM To semi-quote someone i really like as a person,
"We are all atheists concerning most gods, some of us just went one god further."
Aug 28th 2010 6:09PM Lemme try combining this.
Velune gets the scythe and starts summoning the original worgen. Some druids see these worgen and work on a way to shapeshift into them the same way that other druids shapeshift into cats or bears. They arent really cats or bears, just as these druids arent really the original worgen.
There, did i provide a good enough explanation?
NOTE: This is my "explanation". I don't know at this moment what the official explanation is.
Aug 28th 2010 5:46AM My point is, none of those things are hardcoded in the game. A tanks job is not inherently any more difficult than the job of a dps or a healer. You attack the mobs, taunt if one of them attacks someone else and that's about it. Yes, some fights require taunt switching or even kiting, but the dps and the healers need to do various other things to.
All of the other things you mentioned are not inherently there. The player is the one that is creating those problems in his head with how he aproaches things. The tank doesnt have to be the leader, he doesn't have to feel bad for jerks bashing him in 5 mans. He chooses to do so. The jerk that's bashing you is probably bashing any other tank or player in general that he encounters. It's not personal, he's just an asshole, so don't take it personal. Simply warn him and then kick him if that dindn't work. If your party does not want to kick, explain the situation and if they are trying to avoid conflict when they really shouldn't, all you can do is threaten to leave, and then leave yourself. There is nothing wrong in using leverage when the situation calls for it.
The whole point im trying to make is, people will be jerks, grow a proverbial pair and do something about it.
Aug 27th 2010 7:06PM Just to elaborate on some stuff:
There is no need for MENTAL preparation. Any other type of preparation (reading about strategies, buying food, drinks and reagents, not having ress sickness, etc) is definitely needed.
"Kick them because of it", not "kick them because they of it".
Also, there is nothing that pisses me of more than people that just drop group because they are bothered by something without saying anything first or making any atempts to solve the issue. People like that are part of the problem of our gaming community. You are not acomplishing anything by doing that, you are just allowing the assholes to roam freely. I would argue that you are in fact worse than the problem player.
Also, sorry for the liberal use of the word "asshole", I just tought it was emphasise what i was trying to say more.
Aug 27th 2010 6:19PM I really dont get the general mentality here.
First of all, tanking is NOT THAT HARD. Sorry to say so, but it really isn't. Yes, you can get stressed because if you die or mess up, then the rest of the group/raid probably will to, but that problem is in your head, not in the game. The job you have to do is often pretty simple and it doesn't take much more skill than dpsing while not tunel visioned and actually doing other stuff WHILE dpsing (like an ocasionall stun, maybe moving out of crap on the ground or even, god forbid, a quick off heal or cc (gasp) or healing. I will repeat this, if you see tanking as something insanily hard compared to dpsing, then the problem is in your head.
Secondly, people behave like assholes, deal with it. No, you don't have to turn into an emotionless machine, no, you don't have to be an asshole yourself, just acknowledge the fact that as long as there are people, there will be assholes.
There is no need for any macros at start and there is no need for any preparation. If you see someone acting like a minor asshole, warn him once or twice. If you see someone acting like a major asshole, warn him once. If they continue to do so, let the party know why you think they are acting like assholes (it's sometimes not apparent to everyone) and say you want to kick them because they of it. If the party dissagrees, give them an ultimatum. Maybe even add that if they want a nice community, they themselves need to make it nicer by not letting assholes get away with it. If that doesnt work, then leave. End of discussion.
Yes, i understand that some people tend to avoid conflict, but, and im sorry to say this, unless you have a medically diagnosed problem, then that's your own fault and you have nothing to complain about.
I will probably get downranked for this, but im just stating the obvious, sorry to say so.
Aug 26th 2010 5:22PM The correct term would be "puppies".
Also, I don't think there will be any, they are to distracting...