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Why is Blizzard still OK with gender inequality in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 4:41PM Moar dorfladies! Its nice that you've never had to encounter these situations in your playing Daisy, maybe the dwarf is something to do with it, perhaps its also related to how much time you spend with your guildies v's the 'great unwashed'.

Within my own guilds I don't experience this sort of abuse/favouritism/sexual attention, but it is something that has happened when in a wider setting or changing guilds. I'm very confident and outgoing and a real talker RL - but still experience has taught me to wait a while before speaking on voice chat with a new group, and I'll never use a public or pug voice chat. Ever. Could be specific to having an accent that some find appealing with a female voice, and sure its easy to avoid it by remaining quiet, but its a shame it has to be that way.

Its great you haven't encounter this sort of bull at all, but I think you're probably a minority and its important that we not take away from those who do experience it in an ongoing basis.

Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 2nd 2012 5:22AM Its not just new players suffering the malaise of the Alliance story arc faltering and becoming shabby next to the Horde's rise. Some of my dear friends who were devoted Alliance players and RPers from vanilla, people who adore the lore and were leading community members and beacon characters on our RP server, have become disappointed and disillusioned and have given up on WoW.

The dilution of the Alliance with original lore groups like the Silver Hand and an entire Kingdom that was part of the original Alliance of humans are neutralised stripping some of the old heart of the Alliance away. In addition to the pure cringe of Tyrande, the spot light on Varian being out of game and in books written by an author that I (and my absent friends in question) simply refuse to pay for another of his books and cannot stomach reading. And I've not even touched on having to play Forsaken zones to see the Alliance new Cat race story arc.

Anyway, main point is that seasoned devoted, previous long term subbed alliance players in my social circles have quit with warcraft on account of how weak and disappointing the Alliance lore and lack of development is at present.

Breakfast Topic: I don't like the word 'toon' {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 11:33AM Same here, never really see toon in use on the various EU servers where I play. Generally I see people referring to their chars, short for characters. Perhaps its from mostly playing on RP servers, that we consider them actual characters as opposed to just gaming avatars.

Breakfast Topic: How would you redesign the old character models? {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 12:01PM @Strawder

I couldn't believe how little some players pay attention, in a guild where there is daily talk about whats going on in all aspects of the game and its development I saw one person log in two days after Cat and get stressed about being completely lost in new Stormwind. About two hours later there came a huuuuge tearful rant about Azshara and the fact that goblins had built a 'rollercoaster' across it and completely ruined her favourite pretty zone. Two days later came this gem 'What is a Gilneas?'

If I'd not been part of the conversations I'd never have believed it.

277 GAME stores shuttered, 40% of workforce let go, gift cards suspended {Joystiq}

Mar 27th 2012 6:39AM @BrainZero

Unfortunately this is the truth of it, with a Gift Card you are now nothing more than an unsecured creditor and its to the back of the line behind other creditors.

Here in Ireland all the stores closed, all employees told by a PHONE call their jobs are gone immediately and that there is no money to pay any sort of redundancy. There was staff from my local store on the news here last night with one in tears knowing there was no way of now meeting their mortgage payment. In the context of all of the human cost the reward card credits and a few quid on a gift card is the least of the damage in this situation.

Know Your Lore: 5 must-do Alliance zones to complete before Mists {WoW}

Mar 18th 2012 9:14PM Andorhal gets phased away from the Alliance when we lose, I have to say I was bitterly disappointed the same wasn't applied to Swamp of Sorrows.

3 things that need to change about WoW's auction house {WoW}

Mar 17th 2012 11:52AM We need the carriages from Gilneas complete with driver on the front, though Lorna Crowley and her shotgun on the roof are optional. Room to ride in comfort, storage space with all the trunks that are strapped onto it maybe the space to carry a friend or two with you. And all at an expensive purchase price... perhaps even a monthly or weekly upkeep cost for the hire of the driver, the stabling of the horses that pull it, not to mention the repair price needed for wheel spokes given how rough the Stormwind cobblestones are.

I'm sure personal goblin zepps traversing the horde cities would be just as suitable for the same purpose :)

WRUP: Mists of Pandaria spoiler alert {WoW}

Mar 17th 2012 11:32AM @Scunosi

UK? UK? The REPUBLIC of Ireland says hello, and stands apart from the United Kingdom which we fought for centuries to gain independence from. Spoiler: We're not british, we're not part of the UK.

Most countries have their own national holiday, ie 4th July in the USA, 14th July in France. Ours is celebrated on the feast day of our patron saint and its nice that the Irish across the world, as well as those of Irish heritage and our friends in all corners of the world celebrate with us. Landmarks across the world are going green today, so its far beyond the shores of our little country.

The BEST thing about the irish people and especially true of our national holiday is how inclusive it is. Everyone's welcome to join in celebrating and enjoying music, dancing, good company. Here in Ireland its a family time too and much of the celebrations and events are focused on children, though a lot of adults will party a fair bit in the evening too.

St Patricks Day is a lot more than a Guinness worldwide marketing tool, I'd challenge any haters to come to Dublin for it some year and feel first hand the warmth, fun and cultural immersion of it beyond the green hats plastic shamrock and black pints.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Know Your Lore: 5 must-do Horde zones to complete before Mists {WoW}

Mar 12th 2012 5:06AM Cannot agree more. Took me a long long time to stomach doing that particular one. Over the course of a few weeks I'd force myself to do one or two bears and then quit until I'd gotten over the revulsion and managed to come back a few days later and do another one. A real struggle of wanting to complete the zone but wanting to keep the contents of my stomach too :p

Hi, remember me? I've been here since 2004 {WoW}

Mar 10th 2012 6:43AM Annual Pass rewards are not the same thing as spoiling your best customers a little. I too am subbed for the majority of the time since launch, bought most of the novels, bought CEs for certain expansions. Gifted battle chests, authenticators and new accounts to family members. Gifted game time to my ingame friends at Christmas or their Birthdays. So yeah, gee thanks for MY loyalty reward of giving me a free copy to gift to a friend and continue my trend of marketing the game!

So, why am I subbed the majority of the time and not constantly even though I adore the game? Why does the Annual Pass not suit me? RL is why! Each time I proc a newbie (aka a RL pregnancy!) I can't play for a time and it makes holding a sub at an already expensive time really just a silly idea. Annual Pass conflicts with my current little newb in progress. Its also a time of economic uncertainty, not everyone knows for sure they will have steady disposable income for the year ahead.

Overall I think its unfair to use Annual Pass as an argument in the discussion of rewarding long term customers v's enticing new or returning ones back. Simply put even a dedicated loyal and brand loving customer has valid reasons a contract like the Annual Pass wont suit them. It not relevant to acknowledging the existing long standing clients.

FWIW: I agree with Anne, I'm not looking for rewards. I do think it'd be nice. And a copy of the game to push on someone else isn't a reward imo.