Aug 5th 2010 12:42AM @Heilig
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data." Just because Your Gay Friends don't identify with the LBGT movement does NOT mean that it "applies to probably 90% of gay people in America right now," or that "most [gay people] wouldn't even define themselves that way."
You are in no position to speak for the gay community any more than anyone else-- straight or gay or otherwise.
Aug 5th 2010 12:36AM @Heilig
"People who label themselves as part of the LGBT community are in fact usually overtly sexual, it's part of the reason they identify so strongly with the agenda of the movement... The 'movement' has an agenda and have decided to be very open and public with their sexuality.""
I'm almost speechless.
You know nothing about the LGBT community if this is really what you think it's all about. Those Nice, Quiet Queer People who aren't overtly sexual ALSO identify with the LGBT community-- and the community is NOT about sex.
Maybe someday you'll actually comprehend what the queer community is about, but until then, please stop spouting crap you don't understand, because as "accepting" as you think you're trying to be, you're setting acceptance back.
Apr 24th 2010 6:32PM Yes, you are. Sorry.
Apr 24th 2010 6:30PM Yes, you are. Sorry.
Apr 24th 2010 5:54PM It's not being a "grammar tyrant" when I love the entire article and its series; there's one minor note otherwise, so you can drop the hyper-defensiveness at your leisure. I'm not condemning the writing or the author, as I quite enjoy both overall. Misunderstanding the meaning of words and subsequently misusing them, to whatever effect, is not "the point of language."
On-topic, I'd be curious to know how much research and preparation goes into these articles. They seem like a ton of work, piecing together so many backstories-- very impressive.
Apr 24th 2010 4:58PM You know the worst? There are no female Taunkas. Just a lot of female tauren who hang around with Taunka boys.
Apr 24th 2010 4:50PM Love these articles, obviously. They are beyond great.
Note, though: "The Darkspear have /literally/ changed their everyday way of life in an effort to meet the orcs' approval."
As opposed to figuratively or metaphorically changing their lives? Do you mean something more along the lines of "really," such as "drastically," "radically," etc.? Please tell me yes. I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Apr 6th 2010 6:52PM Speaking as someone who RPs heavily on Moon Guard, everyone on the entire server knows that Goldshire and, to some extent, Silvermoon City are hotbeds of sexual activity and (though you might find the rare gem) bad, bad, bad RP. Don't judge an entire type of server based on a single location in a starting zone, where people like you and your guildies can easily roll level ones and go cruise around "for fun." Goldshire != RP.
Apr 6th 2010 6:49PM It's called speaking in character (IC) or out of character (OOC), and please, please, PLEASE never use "stars" to denote your actions. It's not about "flare," it's about being a noob. Just type /e and then your desired custom emote, like normal RPers:
/e looks around, clearly bewildered. "What are all these elekks doing here, and who taught them to dance?"
Additionally, though you didn't mention this, it's considered bad form to type out things that other people would have absolutely no way of knowing: "Janefer thinks back to her childhood, wondering about the murder of her poor parents, Cliishae and Tuul. 'Do you think they're at peace?'" Any character listening in will have no idea who she's referring to-- we can't read minds!
And I'm not sure why a male night elf druid would be any more difficult to roleplay than any other gender/race/class combination. Sure, if you fall back on the tired Malfurion story, but why would you ever do that?
Feb 19th 2010 2:07AM Moon Guard is the best RP server I've tried so far, even on both sides of the faction line.
To be honest, though, almost all RP servers are the same. People complain that this one or that one has "gone downhill," which mostly just means their personal experience with it has changed in a way that they don't think they can get back-- maybe their guild disbanded, or the people they knew stopped playing, etc. You can find good and bad RP on any RP server, though. It's just a matter of looking for it in the right places.
That said, RP-PvE servers will always be better for actual RP than RP-PvP servers.