May 31st 2011 9:13AM "A WoW guild that does not raid, dies."
The two 6-year-old guilds I'm in beg to differ.
Anyway, these guys are just bad news. They're never going to be happy and if they can be replaced, I'd suggest /gkicking (or suggesting that they quit on their terms right when you tell them that their help is no longer needed or desired) before they do more to influence other raid members. It sounds like those two are really the only people complaining in a guild where the other raiders are (basically) satisfied and happy.
May 10th 2011 9:12AM [Standard community has got to pewp in the last few years comment]
I'm curious to know if Raid Leader, who I assume is in a fairly-established guild, is friendly with another guild. If s/he is, I would suggest doing what my guild does and set up a chat channel for folks between guilds to communicate, in the event RL's guild needs a position player in a raid (or vice-versa). The guild I'm in has been around and active since almost launch and because we have always considered ourselves a casual guild, we've never fully manned raids with any regularity (at least, my Horde guild is that way. Our sister Ally guild is much bigger and can always fill out raids of any size). We have two "allianced" guilds who share the chat channel with us, and when the subject of raids comes up all three guilds usually can help each other out by filling raid slots.
Perhaps RL should just be blunt, tell these divas that they are not only recent invitees, but on a trial basis and (in the end) cut his/her losses when they leave. I cannot fathom why a leader would sacrifice the guild's happiness as a whole to accomidate a couple of new faces who clearly just want loot immediately, if not sooner. Be tactful and nice about it, but be prepared to find other folks who want to raid and can understand the need to rotate.
Apr 14th 2011 10:29PM I 6 years in WoW, I've NEVER felt comfortable with mouse-turning. Likely, it has a lot to do with the fact that I play a healer ( or....7...), but it's something I tried to learn and get used to back in Vanilla (when I was PVPing 95% of the time), but utterly failed at.
That being said, I don't have my movement keys bound to the "standard" WASD keys. My binds are more centered on my keyboard, so that I can utilize my number bar a LOT easier, and also bind other actions to the keys that fully surround my movement keys, instead of being all mostly to the right of said keys. I think a lot of people,. especially those who downplay the effectiveness of keyboard turners, FORGET that movement keys can be bound ANYWHERE.
I just think that if folks are REALLY that bothered by a keyboard turner's fraction of a second movement differential (which is really debatable), they need to take a break and relax a bit. Mouse turners aren't perfect nor are they the Alpha players.
Apr 12th 2011 8:19AM Ugh. This happened to me in my old guild on Detheroc. For the year I was there (playing a faction I hated), I was a member of a well-known guild whose GL left with no notice for MONTHS during the opening raiding moments of BC . In his absence, we temporarily elected an officer as GL, as he had started organizing the raids, was a long-standing member and was someone who most of the guild was at least friendly with and felt comfy "following". We started clearing the 25's pretty regularly when the guy got in contact with a guildy who told him about our progression, which is when he decided to start playing and got upset that we were progressing "without" him.
After a week or so of his temper tantrums, including him "forbidding" us to raid without him, those of us who had been raiding regularly broke off and formed our own raiding guild, with the understanding that the old guild would be a casual guild that we were allied with.
In the end, the old guild dissolved after years of being together, due to the (cranky) GL leaving again because we wouldn't conform to his rules, and our new raiding guild gained notoriety and eventually merged with one of the top guilds on the server. (I, on the other hand, went back to my favored faction on another server where I've been happily for the subsequent years).
Apr 3rd 2011 1:40PM I am definitely one of those "weekend workers" that Tim referred to. Fishing has long been one of my timesinks-when I don't feel like doing dailies, I'm often fishing, but the Salty title will be forever elusive to me due to my work schedule (both nights AND weekends).
It'd be nice if Blizz implemented a similar title (if not Salty itself) for folks who fish 50k fish up. THAT is something I can do. One of those afternoon weekend "extravaganzas"? No chance. RL > WoW.
Mar 22nd 2011 8:10AM oOOoooOOOOOoOOoh!
It's the new sparkle pony!
(Totally still getting one, tho)
Mar 10th 2011 12:37PM While I couldn't care less about sexuality in WoW, I just want to point out that for a lot of folks who are gay (like myself), the reason that these things CAN be an issue is not so much that we're trying to force the issue down peoples' throats (so to speak...), it's more along the lines of the fact that we have to defend our lives to strangers who make it an issue.
For instance: no one thinks twice about a man and a woman walking down the street kissing, but were it two men or two women, it's suddenly all sorts of things: wrong, disgusting, immoral, etc. In other countries this is a non-issue, in the US, it's very much a volatile one.
I agree that sexuality shouldn't be an issue in WoW, and for heterosexuals it ISN'T, because they are perceived as "normal", so a romance between Thrall and Jaina (for example) is not really given a second thought. For some gay folks (or fans of yaoi/yuri), ther seems to be a lack of homosexual characters/lore. Then again, RPG servers are always an option--create your own lore!
My gf and I play the game, we're in a gay-friendly guild, we have fun just playing WoW. We don't worry about politics or lore, we just get sick and tired of the plethora of "that's gay..." comments and move on to yelling at the hockey game that's on TV in the background. :B
Feb 16th 2011 7:50AM My ex gf asked me to play wow with her, we broke up and years later, I met my current gf thru the game.
We started out basically the same way--friends, close friends and then it turned into a "hey, let's meet" kind of situation. We had admitted that we both had a "thing" for each other, but had just come out of bad relationships and were neither interested in starting a new one, or pretending there was something when there wasn't.
Anyway, wet met and realized that there was actually a spark and 2+ years later, we're still going strong!
I think Romeo should just come out and admit that he has feelings for this Juliet. Either she shares the same feelings or she doesn't, but in either case, he'll feel better for knowing. If they are honest with each other--and not just knee-jerk with what they THINK is "love"-they should maybe make plans to meet for a day or weekend and see if there really is anything there, or if they're better just being friends. There's no need to jump into a full-on relationship, they can just get together, have dinner and a movie or something and see how things play out.
Life's not worth living if you don't take chances. Don't worry about what other people might think if things work out, just take the first step and say "Hey, I like you, wanna get a burger?".
Jan 27th 2011 12:51PM @Wolf
....so my level 48 Goblin Rogue needs to wait until November in order to level his cooking with any relative ease?
Yeah, that makes sense. >>
Dec 28th 2010 9:47AM When I'm with my gf.
Unless she wants to play. ;D