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Officers' Quarters: Pitchforks and torches {WoW}

Aug 16th 2010 3:39PM If an employer behaved in the same way as that guild, they would be facing a discrimination case, employment tribunals, and possible bad press.

No legislating for asshats in games unfortunately.

Drama Mamas: Too sexy for your group {WoW}

Jul 30th 2010 6:57PM Excellent plan. I'm trying to level a priest, and there is nothing more annoying than wiping really soon into a 5-man cause the 'tank' is a ret pally or a dps dk. Conversation generally goes along the lines of:
'WTF healer?'
'Tank was taking massive damage'
'oh, yeah, and wheres your shield, pally?'
'I'm ret, but I can tank, really'

Drama Mamas: Too sexy for your group {WoW}

Jul 30th 2010 5:08PM I don't know if its just me, but I don't see a lot of kick-abuse. Admittedly, I'm not chain-running heroics, but most of the randoms I've done have been uninteresting in the extreme. Barely a hello and goodbye from anyone these days. Occasionally someone will pipe up with a 'I've just dinged, my dps/healing/tanking sucks, please don't kick me' so I guess it does go on. As most heroics are 2-manable, or possibly soloable, I don't see the point kicking people with low level gear just because you can.

Drama Mamas: When connecting online seems like a Real bad IDea {WoW}

Jul 17th 2010 9:47AM If you want to avoid outright lying when responding to RealID requests, and nice simple 'Haven't you heard about the problems with RealID?' might do the trick. Not an outright rejection, no need for 'I'm only friending some people', although you might get into a conversation about the rights and wrongs of it. Misdirect FTW.

Choose My Adventure: I need help {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 3:43AM I went for World Explorer, which is still pretty difficult while you're levelling, but not really mean.

The IITM button did call to me, but I was strong and resisted.

Drama Mamas: Racism and setting social standards {WoW}

Jul 3rd 2010 10:40AM Guess the irony either isn't as obvious as I thought, or isn't appreciated.

Drama Mamas: Racism and setting social standards {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2010 3:02PM Is calling yourself 'Racist' being racist? I can understand your point about the other name you mentioned, but calling yourself racist doesn't mean you actually are, or are going to behave in an objectionable manner.

I was in a PVP team called Racist Gypsies for a while, and I've never used hate speech in game or out. I suspect that there is more racism on Amercian servers, I haven't seen much on EU servers, bad language tends to be more sex related if you see what I mean.

Breakfast Topic: Holiday boss in the dungeon finder is the best thing ever {WoW}

Jun 22nd 2010 12:58PM I kind of miss the whole PvP getting inside the instance thing. There have been many epic battles to get inside Scarlet Monastery or Blackrock, and being able to jump right in from Dala doesn't seem the same.

This year there was no, 'I've got my PvP gear on and I'm goin' in!', no 'no chance of a summon, the horde are here', and no taking 6 corpse runs to get inside.

Spiritual Guidance: Soloing 5-man content the shadow priest way {WoW}

Jun 9th 2010 12:49PM Its not just Pallies & DKs that can solo, all classes can do it if you spec right and think about strategy. I've solo'd MGT on my hunter, and I have no healing abilities beyond mend pet, but thats all I need.

The Queue: How much should Adam charge for flasks and pots? {WoW}

May 25th 2010 6:21PM I'd personally go for market value for guildees and extra for pugs. We frequently get people who come to raid without a flask, or only with one, so there is frequently a 'whos got a flask they can sell me?' going on, or you'll get a 'who wants a flask while I'm at the AH?' before the raid. I'd expect guild members to be prepared, at least the majority of the time, or face a talking to.

Would never dream of forcing a PuG to flask, but if they don't want to pay, don't give them stuff.