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The Daily Quest: You want me to take you where? {WoW}

May 3rd 2011 10:32AM I agree with taking the hard knocks thing off of the list. or just demand that you win the listed BGs with your orphan out (that MIGHT at least encourage those of us new to PvP to actually practice or think about strategy. As it is, it's a system that is guaranteed to create friction. Achievement hos like me are rationally doing their best to get the achieve and PvPers are rationally upset about it. The primary outcome appears to annoy both groups and direct hostility toward each other.

HOWEVER, getting most of the PVP achieves appear to require some level of planning/coordination/hijinks. if you go into Eye of the Storm deadset on getting (say) Bound For Glory or Storm Glory, unless you're in a premade with others who support your quest, you're going to annoy a lot of people. So this is just the biggest problem because it takes people who don't normally PvP and encourages them to be sociopaths (it also encourages PvPers to be annoyed enough with them to grief them.

I got the achieve this morning AV and AB I found not too bad and aside from racing against everyone else. In AV, we each had an oppositeguy who kept recapping the towers so that the other side could take turns getting the achieve. People lined up and took turns.

But holy crap, WSG was painful. Mainly because my side was intent on griefing both us AND the other side. capping the flag as a group, and then just running it around the battle field without turning it in, so that it wouldn't respawn. And when an Ally was kind enough to come into the flag room solo and attempt to capture the flag, either kill him to make sure he doesn't cap the flag or else have the 6/10 griefers spam his dropped flag to make sure that the 4 that were going for achieve couldn't pick it up. I was actually playing as a good team member, in another instance, I singlehandedly killed the guy who stole our flag, only to have the PvPer rogue who had been standing there watching swoop in and grab the flag, three times. Finally, I was lucky enough to get the achieve just in the normal course of play.

EotS was bad, but not as bad. After the initial flurry of gangrushing the flag, I decided to do my best and just hope that the flag would become available. helped cap two bases and was heading for the third when I noticed the flag reset and no one camping it. Ran the flag back, getting us over the top in terms of points AND getting my achieve.

But yeah, the social aspect is really aversive. As I said, it's designed to create friction between PvPers and PvE people.

The Queue: Homosexual characters in WoW {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 11:05AM Just as trolls portray a host of common stereotypes about Jamaicans, male blood elves portray a host of common stereotypes about homosexuals.

Kinelory and Queae seem like a pretty close to the surface lesbian couple.

Skyguard Khatie appears to be bisexual (or perhaps omnisexual).

Ask Mr. Robot: What gear should you get? {WoW}

Feb 9th 2011 9:47AM anyone else unable to get it to load their character off of armory?

The OverAchiever: The good, the bad, the ugly, and the weird {WoW}

Dec 30th 2010 5:38PM wow, I have to admit embarrassment here. I assumed that the RNG for One that Got away was way kinder for us than that. I got a steelscale crushfish while leveling up my neglected fishing around 100 (i.e., shortly after leveling fishing to 100 on my first char to even bother with fishing.).

The OverAchiever: Guide to Pilgrim's Bounty 2010, Part 2 {WoW}

Nov 24th 2010 9:40AM Finally did it at Ironforge. Took a couple of attempts to get the timing right, but had to rez over my corpse and immediately sit down in that millisecond before the guards aggroed on me.

Don't know what would work for Exodar or Darnassus (old world flying???). I did those the night before the patch, just because I had the time and figured they'd be hardest. They were actually a breeze, compared to IF.

Spent a couple of hours camping at a seat at stormwind (waiting for ally rogues of the "right" race), with nary a problem, except a set of capped allies circling around me, variously spitting, calling me chicken, and spamming duel challenges.

The OverAchiever: Guide to Pilgrim's Bounty 2010, Part 2 {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2010 8:34PM has anyone been able to get ironforge pilgrims peril done post-patch? The guards seem to be camped out right at the tables itself and it seems much more difficult now than noted above.