Mar 3rd 2011 11:35AM Yeah you see this all the time. The internet is rife with nonsense sentences.
That said, I see the same patterns on TV. Take for example the BBC2 show 'Newsnight' or any current affairs show: watch out for any politicians or journalists using the phrase "...which begs the question..."
I have NEVER seen this used correctly - EVER. It sort of means a 'circular argument', (which is a simplification) whereas it is always thought to mean 'a statement which leads you to a question'. Then again, this is all very off-topic....
Caveat is another one. A colleague of mine says it aalllll the time to clients when he is describing how our software works - he thinks it means 'a requirement' rather than 'a warning'. Mind you, I see the wow insider staff using this correctly in their articles. Well done to you!
Feb 22nd 2011 7:09AM I've read most of these comments, and most have merit.
What should be understood is the way in which the votekick system is actually used at the moment i.e.: people votekick for a lot of reasons but quite often votekick is used *for no good reason* just like what poster "sweetmittens" noted above.
I've seen it plenty of times. Someone initiates a vote to kick someone, and the rest of the group just agree with the kick just to get rid of a dialogue box on their screen. *This* is what is also being addressed with the changes. Making people THINK about whether they really want to use their vote to kick someone, or whether they would rather save their votekick for:
A) Really, really bad players who ruin the experience for everyone (and make no attempt to improve)
B) Abusive, racist, sexist, offensive, rude players who ruin the game experience even more than (A).
Now that I'm on the subject, I have carried dozens of under-geared and under-experienced groups through 5-mans (as tank) over the years: I have no problem with this. I'm more than happy to offer advice and "lol" at the errors without getting aggressive about it and kicking people (up to a point obviously). What I will not stand for however, is the BULLYING I witness in PUGS every day - I don't care how good your gear/skills are.
Again, these changes will hopefully effect the PUG culture like this: If you aren't prepared to co-operate with other players in a tolerant and productive way - go play COD4 or something, none of the normal people want to group with you.
Jan 28th 2011 11:16AM Yeah I have to agree with some of the complaints here: aside from the utterly Orwellian proviso #7 above quite rightly pointed out by gavin, to exclude the vast majority of players is really a shame.
Remember when Eddie Izzard said "Do you know theres other countries?"?
Oh and by the way - Blizzard have offices in Cork (Ireland) and Paris (France), not just Cali. Its not like they aren't somewhat multinational.
Dec 8th 2010 11:20AM awesome guide, thanks.
Apr 19th 2010 11:52AM I think its silly to pay money for this but different strokes for different folks and all that. To each their own.
However, I've thought about it, if my $25 went to a worthy charity I'd definately cough up the cash for an in-game item.
Apr 13th 2010 7:11AM All of these sound like loads of fun. I promise I'll send pictures as a thank you :)
Mar 17th 2010 10:47AM Is there a German-esque race?
Surely Brewfest is a reflection of Octoberfest no?
Mar 17th 2010 10:26AM As an Irish man who currently resides in England, I am unable to commit anything but hopefully my comment can inspire any Irish-Americans who can. Here goes:
WOW has a plethora of festivals which mirror real life festivals, like Brewfest for example. Why is it that on St. Patrick's Day(today, March 17th), there is not a mention of this globally celebrated event, let alone a representation of it in WOW?
How about a drunken Irish boss to fight or some such?
"Pirates Day"? sheesh.
Mar 16th 2010 1:08PM I got KICKED when I was tanking HOR, because: the dps wanted me to tank *in the middle of the room*.
Sometimes, I think wow players are kinda 'special', but im sure its a minority.....(sarcasm?)