Feb 13th 2012 12:18PM I so hear you, Anne. My dad is the same age as yours, except that he worked with cars all his life and doesn't really get computers and the internet. My siblings do but neither of them are gamers, and they all more or less think of gaming as somehow inferior to "real" life (as if they were mutually exclusive!). In addition, my "computer thing" doesn't pay the bills either so it seems to them even more like I'm just wasting time!
I tend to explain WoW by saying that it's like a fantasy novel that you get to experience yourself - or rather, with an avatar. And when people start making negative remarks, I point out that most others spend their evenings in front of the TV, and that's not exactly creative or social, that at least I play with 24 others, and that I do go out see my "real" friends regularly. I don't know how much of the explanation sticks, but I'll not start hiding my hobby from people just because of prejudices in society!
My dad ... well, that's another story :-)
Jul 14th 2011 6:15PM Frost, that makes SO much sense. I wish more people would realise the impact of what you're saying here. It goes the other way too - I can't count the times I've seen a lower-geared player consistently and by far out-dps a much better-geared one of the same class and spec, simply because they were, well, better.
Jul 11th 2011 4:12AM "Neltharion created an object called the Dragon Soul, imbued with the essence of every living dragon from every dragonflight. The creation was meant to be used as a weapon against the encroaching forces of the Burning Legion -- or so the other flights thought."
One ring to rule them all...
Love, love, love, the tinfoil hat editions! Much food for thought as always :-)
Jul 8th 2011 11:35AM Thanks, guys! Might have occured to me to check the Joystiq site... *shuffles off to register*
Jul 8th 2011 11:34AM Thanks, guys! Might have occured to me to check the Joystiq site... *shuffles off to register*
Jul 8th 2011 11:09AM Question:
How do I become a member of this site? I'd like to have a fancy login and avatar and all like some people here but I've yet to find a "register" or "login" feature. Bear with me please, I'm old and possibly a little blind here!
Jul 8th 2011 8:06AM Simple. Faction-change and make your warrior a troll, they're smokin' hot AND they can have red hair! ;-)
Jul 8th 2011 4:42AM Ooooh, I'm famous! Mentioned by name! *wears a stupid grin entirely inappropriate for a 41-years-old professional for the rest of the day*
Jul 7th 2011 8:30AM PvP. I was actually scared of it. Then while I levelled Revnah (my healer), I thought, heck, it's only level 39, and entered a battleground. Ended up easily with the most healing done in the BG, both Horde and Alliance, and held this record throughout my levelling "career". At level 78, I got the "over 300,000 damage or healing done in a single battleground" with 352,000 healing in SotA. The next highest healer in that BG had done just over 100k :-D
I'm still no pro at PvP but I enjoy the odd battle and Tol Barad hasn't gotten old yet.