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

Apr 3rd 2012 4:33PM Tangentially related, perhaps:

But I submit, for your consideration, Belbi's Eyesight Enhancing Romance Goggles. []

Just to counter the "lady characters are for eye candy" argument.

Breakfast Topic: What are you just not that excited about in Mists? {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 9:02AM I *loved* Pokemon, when it was popular (and probably even long after -- I still occasionally play it on my DS, when the power goes out, my old GBC having died long ago) and I can't help but echo the lack of enthusiasm for pet battles. I enjoy collecting non-combat pets, and would love to have an army of baby raptors following me around, but if I wanted to play Pokemon, I'd be playing Pokemon.

That said, if there was one thing that I was less excited about than pet battles, it would have to be the Tillers faction. I really, really, really hate Farmville. I don't understand the desire to be tied to your computer to harvest virtual crops in a virtual world. It doesn't even sound fun, to me. I fervently hope that the Tillers faction doesn't have any rewards that are mandatory in order to stay competitive. While I appreciate the attempt to make rep grinds more fun, it just doesn't appeal to me.

Is it time for daily guild XP limits to be removed? {WoW}

Mar 17th 2012 4:14PM Don't they remove the cap after level 20?

Breakfast Topic: What's your WoW grudge? {WoW}

Mar 15th 2012 9:17AM I'm not entirely sure this counts, but the thing(s) that killed me most often when leveling my original main: Blood Elf Paladins.

This likely had a lot to do with the fact that I was leveling on a PVP server where there were more Blood Elves than there were Alliance members. So it stands to reason that I would see a lot of them, out in contested areas. But it just seemed to me that no matter where I tried to quest as a young warlock, there was a Blood Elf waiting to one-shot me with her Judgement.

Even now that I have defected to the Horde, I still feel a bit of resentment whenever I come across a Blood Elf Paladin, out in the world. Though I'm technically on their side, now, I don't think I'll ever forgive them for the thousands of corpse runs across Hillsbrad Foothills they cost me.

Breakfast Topic: What will be your big story from the Mists of Pandaria press event? {WoW}

Mar 14th 2012 10:08AM @TheMan - I know the age of RealID makes my arguments somewhat less valid, but I'm sure there are still plenty of people (like me) who rolled on PVP servers to play with their friends (long before RealID), and are now far too established there to drop what could potentially be $250 to transfer to a PVE server, just to avoid world PVP.

That isn't to say that I don't think it could work without disrupting the routines of people on PVP servers who actually hate PVP (me). There will always be max level characters in low-level zones that make questing there a little more annoying--pre-Cata Hillsbrad, anyone?--but if world PVP is designed to take place in an area that is somewhat easily avoidable by either lowbies or just people who want to avoid it, I can't see why it would be disruptive. In fact, it might give PVP-hungry folk something better to do than camp quest hubs and annoy the crap out of everyone who just wants to get their gold/loot and move on.

Is there such a thing as casually hardcore? {WoW}

Feb 17th 2012 3:16PM @Den - My problem with that line of thinking is that you're still applying the labels based on skillset. You can do research on your class, know what buttons to push, etc. And still have no desire to raid. Alternatively, you can eat, sleep, and breathe raiding, and still have no idea how to properly play your class. (A few former guildmates of mine can probably attest to this.)

Personally, I would imagine the spectrum to be based on the amount of time you're willing to devote to the game. If you were the guy who called in sick to make server first level 85, or whatever, I would call you "hardcore," even if you'd never set foot in a raid. "Hardcore" and "casual" don't just apply to raiding, but overall playstyle.

Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 3:45PM Do want!

The Queue: It's now cold outside. In Fargo. In the winter. {WoW}

Jan 12th 2012 12:26PM I hate to be "that guy," but:

What is considered "good dps," these days? This is the first patch I've raided since Wrath (where 15k single target was crazy-high deeps), and I'm a little confused. My personal meters vary widely depending on the fight, but I notice an average of 15-25k on single target fights and trash "packs" of fewer than 3.

The reason I ask is that I have noticed people in LFR complaining about "low DPS" when anyone is doing below 30k. (Which is fairly often half of the raid.) Are these just leet jerks trying to draw attention to their consistent 65k dps, or do they have a legitimate complaint?

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Big Battle Bear from {WoW}

Dec 30th 2011 11:31PM [Leading the Cavalry] get!

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Swift Shorestrider from {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 4:33PM In the event that I won:

[Gwendyl] has earned the achievement [Leading the Cavalry!]

And then I did a happy dance.