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Icecrown Citadel raid weeklies activated {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2010 10:02PM Someone in-guild got a Wodin's Neck in his sack of treasure. Seems like the chance for BoE IC epics is possible.

WoW.com giveaway: Get Lich or Die Tryin' T-shirts {WoW}

Feb 1st 2010 3:53PM I bought the Boss of Bosses shirt... I have a sneaking suspicion they'll sell out soon.

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 3:46PM Azure: of COURSE the act is offensive. No sane soul would debate that.
The word describing the act is different.

I certainly hope you're intelligent enough to know the difference.

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 3:44PM I suggest you check that dictionary again. ;)

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 3:42PM Hey Eric, I suggest you break out that dictionary:

"to reduce drastically especially in number b : to cause great destruction or harm to "

Just because the root of the word implies a number, does not mean its meaning is exclusive of that number.

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 3:18PM "I'm saying you should pay attention to the context of the situation rather than just focus on that single word or expression. If someone uses a potentially offensive word, don't judge them without looking at the context."

Ding ding ding ding.

I'm glad to see there are some people still around that have the critical thinking skills to determine the context of a situation and react accordingly.

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 3:10PM Of course, the trolls have arisen.

"The Horde" is a thing. Anyone who thinks the statement "the Horde just got raped in Wintergrasp" has any sexual overtones really needs to go back to school.

When an army marches into a place, absolutely decimates the area, kills all the people and claims the area of their own, that is a raping of the place.

I agree with most of the people above me, though - 99% of the idiots playing this game have no clue that the word rape has uses that do not refer to sexual crimes.

But there are some of us that have a vocabulary above that of a teenager, and choose to exercise that vocabulary.

Decrying that the word rape in WoW can only have one meaning cheapens our language.

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 2:52PM I'm sorry, but I respectfully disagree with your *opinion*.

"The invading army charged through the town and raped it of all its worth." is a perfectly legitimate and non-offensive use of the word.

Raping someTHING has an entirely different meaning than raping someONE.

As to your last sentence: should we ban the words "sexual assault" or "inappropriate touching" as well? Of course not. That's silly.

I'd like to think that most people have the basic intelligence to understand when someone is saying something that has no sexual connotations whatsoever. Of course, I'm likely wrong in thinking that.

Drama Mamas: We hate hate {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2010 2:38PM "And then there's the truly offensive, inappropriate vocabulary employed by the clueless...("Dude, everyone knows that saying you're going to 'rape' something in game is just a figure of speech!")."

Except the word rape has another meaning other than sexual. And raping something is entirely different than raping someONE.

rape
–noun
1. the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3. statutory rape.
4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: 'the rape of the countryside.'
5. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

"Holy cow, the Horde just got raped in Wintergrasp!" is a completely legitimate usage of the word. It is only offensive and inappropriate to those that lack the skills to either use a dictionary or understand meaning.

The Classifieds: News briefs on guilds and players {WoW}

Jan 13th 2010 3:38PM I mean, here are two huge discrepancies (among many others):

Premonition of Sen'jin is ranked #1 on WoWProgress but 27th on GuildOx??
Premonition had the world 1st Tribute to Immortality - arguably one of the hardest "progression" achievements ever in WoW.
Might of Turalyon had the world #2 Immortality - they are currently ranked 10th in T10 content on WoWProgress - and are ranked 95th(!!!) on GuildOx.

Sorry, any site that ranks a guild like Premonition 27th can't be accurate.