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Breakfast Topic: What class will you never play? {WoW}

Mar 7th 2012 11:27AM There's a few classes that I just can't get into.

The MAIN one is DKs. I've tried to play one four times, and once I get out of the starting zone, I cringe at having to do Outland and I delete him.

Also, even though my main is a pally tank, I don't enjoy melee dps at all. I like being the one in control of where the boss and mobs are, not running around to chase where the tank is taking them.

I also can't do hunters. I've tried a few times, and I feel like there's a constant lack of energy.

So all of my alts are casters and healers, with a main pally tank.

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 12:57PM Fair enough.

I guess sometimes I just get irritated that we in the gay community spend so much time acting like a victim of some great travesty instead of recognizing that maybe someone just made an oversight. And maybe some of these words are censored not because they're bad words, but because Blizzard knows that people will end up using them in some derogatory way and they DON'T want those hypothetical 10 year olds to be exposed to it.

If I remember correctly from the other day, "faggot" IS censored, but "fag" is not.

I don't know. I just feel like we're up-in-arms about something that's ultimately not a big deal. We're living in a world where it's ok for Garrosh to call Sylvanas a bitch via not just quest text, but also voice-over acting, and we all cheer. But another slur that happens to be a political power issue right now slips through their censor cracks, it becomes a big deal.

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 12:55PM Ugh... this was supposed to be a reply to a different comment... :-\

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 12:53PM Fair enough.

I guess sometimes I just get irritated that we in the gay community spend so much time acting like a victim of some great travesty instead of recognizing that maybe someone just made an oversight. And maybe some of these words are censored not because they're bad words, but because Blizzard knows that people will end up using them in some derogatory way and they DON'T want those hypothetical 10 year olds to be exposed to it.

If I remember correctly from the other day, "faggot" IS censored, but "fag" is not.

I don't know. I just feel like we're up-in-arms about something that's ultimately not a big deal. We're living in a world where it's ok for Garrosh to call Sylvanas a bitch via not just quest text, but also voice-over acting, and we all cheer. But another slur that happens to be a political power issue right now slips through their censor cracks, it becomes a big deal.

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 11:36AM (And before people start throwing pitchforks at me and calling me homophobic, I'm a gay man. So let's not go there.)

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 11:29AM Why is no one mentioning that the word "heterosexual" is also censored? Perhaps it's not the "homo" or the "trans" that is being censored, but just "sexual" in general...?

The Queue: Look at me, Drek'thar {WoW}

Nov 4th 2011 5:11PM Why does everyone keep thinking "there is no big bad guy in MoP" when Blizzard -- I believe Ghostcrawler -- said that there IS a big bad guy; they're just not putting them on the box cover because it ruined the mystery and excitement of Wrath / Cata, knowing exactly what your end goal was going to be?

People are making an awful lot of assumptions about MoP when, really, we have NO IDEA what the expansion story is going to be about, other than "war."

New Hallow's End content for 2011 {WoW}

Oct 18th 2011 3:01PM Any news on the mount drop rate?

I feel like everybody and their children got that mount last year, except a select few (including myself). :(

I'd really like the drop rate to still be as high as it was last year, so hopefully I can be unique like everyone else and get a flying horse mount... :)

The Queue: The Golden Crown {WoW}

May 24th 2011 3:21PM @Scott Clark

Thanks for the info. I'm happy to let my guildies know that it's THEM that sucks and not me. lol.

I don't mind swapping to Mumble at all, but it was very off-putting when everyone raved about it, and then when we tried it, people sounded crappy to me.

I wish Vent didn't have lag issues...