Oct 15th 2010 1:45PM My suggestion to Gender Reroller is to find a guild/server that is more LGBTI friendly. I know it sucks to leave the people that AREN'T total dbags, but what you'd be getting from a LGBTI friendly server is much more rewarding. After all, you can always realID your friends and talk to them cross server. :) I don't see your leaving your guild/server as letting the dbags win, I see it as you finding a place where you wont be judged or ridiculed.
You shouldn't have to hide and pretend who you are. Nor should you have to never speak on vent for fear of having to explain who you are. If leaving the server is something you're interested in, or a possibility, search the guild recruitment forums on the wow forums for GLBT. There are lots of guilds out there that will both raid and accept you for who you are. :)
Sep 12th 2010 4:15AM While I typically enjoy DM posts, this one was just wrong on all levels. No offense to DM of course, I think that their comments were fairly spot on. Even if their word choice spoke volumes. As an animal/environmental ethics student, I have my own opinion of what kind of person the tank is in this story.
However, all of that aside... I don't think any of this warrants a g-kick. As personally I'm very much against mixing IRL with IG when I'm in a position of leadership. Especially with guild politics like this. Kicking the tank based upon missing one raid isn't a great idea either. Unless this is the standard (which it seems not to be), it's just going to be very transparent. If you're going to kick him let everyone know exactly why you did it. Which frankly is simply because you morally disagree with his actions. However, be prepared for your guild members to be afraid to tell you anything personal.
I believe that this comes down to what kind of people is the OP willing to be in a guild with. She needs to decide if the guild is worth staying with even though there is one person in it she does not morally agree with. The OP needs to weigh out the goods against the bad. I know personally I am against many things that most people would find ludicrous (parents*/meat eaters/drug users/pro-lifers/etc). When said topics come up or I find out about what type of person a guildmate is like I have to take myself aside and ask myself whether or not the ______ (f.i.b) is big enough of a deal for me to leave the guild. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it's easily enough ignored.
* I'm not against parents in the strictest sense. I've just chronically pick the guilds that are full of parents that seem to always have a crying baby in the background on vent. I understand why people play WoW (parents included), but if your freaking baby is howling in the background don't ask me to run a heroic with you.... GO PICK IT UP! Freaking figure out why your damn baby is crying! Saying that the kid is fine when obviously it's not, is just terrible and I don't care to be around people like that.
Sep 12th 2010 3:47AM @Natsumi: So, because he abandoned his cat, he's a bad tank? I don't think I follow your logic. The writer didn't mention anything about his tanking abilities. That's like saying, just because I don't _______ for people IRL or I go out of my way to do ________ I'm a bad healer. The person who abandoned his cat (i'm still calling shenanigans on this tbh) may or may not be a bad person IRL. But that does not nor should it factor into his abilities within the game.
I'm not going to argue for or against the case for animal rights. DM is not the proper forum for it. However, I do think that this entire conversation has gotten out of control. Instead of being about whether or not a person can be in a guild with someone that does something they don't care for IRL, it's turned into a mess of a debate about animal rights. With anyone who speaks out against the majority or tries to get the bulk of the posters back on topic getting down ranked.
Sep 7th 2010 4:35PM @spryte: Wow! I hadn't thought about the down ranking bubbles. Especially for a fight like LK. Thanks for the idea :D I'm going to have to try this out later this week.
Sep 1st 2010 10:33AM Pish I hate closets! ^_^ Flag-wavin' nerd 100%
Sep 1st 2010 10:28AM I am probably time crunched and progression. I only raid about 6 hours a week. I do ICC 10m HM's on Friday and 25m HM's on Saturday (with Halion stuck in there somewhere). The group I'm a part of is progression/competitor in the sense that we are going to do whatever it takes to get those two HM titles, however, we are time crunched in that we're going to do so on one day (or use a raid lockout). I always shy away from using these kinds of labels because they aren't really reflective of how I see myself as a raider. I do think I'm more serious than some, but I don't sink a lot of time into it either. I think one can be casual but still raid seriously, and one can be hardcore, without sinking 4 days a week and 3.5 hours into a particular raid.
Aug 30th 2010 9:55AM Well if they are taking into account a non spambot specc'd holy priest with glyphed guardian spirit, I can see it. But in ICC/WOTLK all healers can practically do anything/everything. Well, if they are good at least. :P
Aug 30th 2010 9:50AM I agree with you completely. I had the unfortunate experience of having to do a 10 man with another disc priest, and I found out I'll never do that again. There seems to be a trend of inviting more than 2 disc priests to a 25 man on my server as well. Like having more priests to shield will be more effective or something. IDK. That being said I don't particularly like running my 25 mans with another disc priest. I may be a meter wh/re, but nothing grinds my gears more than a disc priest that gets uppity when they get G1 (tank) bubbles (AMG i hav moar absorbs dan yuww noob. lrn2heal), and you're stuck with the healers. ><
Anyway, make your disc priests happy and only invite one, or make sure that either discs are CAREFUL not to bubble outside of their assigned groups. But non-disc healing leads, make sure to track PW:S/WS on your grid/healbot/etc. You don't need skada or recount to see if a disc priest is doing their job or not. :)
Aug 18th 2010 9:26AM Just a few (disc to disc) suggestions to Stärs on his/her questions:
The first thing you really need to think about when trying to streamline your UI is what information is important, and what information you have showing is not as important. For instance, do you really need to the bosses buffs/debuffs up? I understand needing to catch something to be dispelled off a boss, but you're not really doing that here are you? Why spend the space showing boss debuff frames? The same with raid targets. I'm not familiar with healbot, as I use grid and have used it quite some time now, but I assume you can track debuffs/buffs through it. IMO that's one less thing cluttering the screen up.
I used to have buff and debuff icons, but with decursive and all the other tools on hand, they aren't really needed anymore. (Minus personal buffs/debuffs I guess.)
Secondly, a hud? Seriously? I've never seen the use for one of those. Although, I have to admit that yours is quite pretty.
Like the other posters mentioned, you can hide the icons on the right completely (like your menu buttons), or make them appear when you over your mouse over them. Just a suggestion. It'll give you the appearance of having more space even though it's just all hidden.
Also: I've used SLDT and half of the time it glitched out on me. Titanpanel can be a solid addon. So keep it if you like it. You can always hide it until you need it.
PS: That warlock is awfully close to that resto druid, isn't he?
Aug 18th 2010 9:07AM Ooh pretties!!!