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The Queue: Titan's Midriff {WoW}

Sep 12th 2010 2:17PM Just so you know, the future of the Knights of the Ebon Blade was raised in the Story Forums by Blizzard, asking the story forum geeks what they thought should be done with them.

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=26560496449&sid=1

Breakfast Topic: Are there atheists in Azeroth? {WoW}

Aug 30th 2010 8:36AM Atheism definitely exists in Azeroth. It's not hard to claim that the Light is just another form of magic or that loa, Old Gods, etc are just powerful beings that can loan out their power to their followers.

It really comes down to an individual's definition of "god". If a god is a powerful entity that can loan its "divine" powers to its followers in Azeroth, then gods exist. If a god is immortal and nigh-omnipotent/omniscient, there's no evidence that gods like that exist in Azeroth, with the possible exception of the Old Gods, who we don't know enough about and the average layperson in Azeroth knows virtually nothing about.

Breakfast Topic: Earning your stripes {WoW}

Aug 9th 2010 12:59PM I have two of those four. Exalted and Loremaster. I had the first three Loremaster achievements before Wrath dropped and was one of the first on my server to have Loremaster. Exalted took forever since I'm not an oldschool or BC raider, meaning that I didn't have Hydraxian Waterlords or Zandalar Tribe at exalted or any of the BC raiding reps. Thank you Knot in DM North and my 4 exalted Steamwheedle Cartel reps.

On a less self-congratulatory note, Loremaster is really one of those ones that anyone who gets it looks at the other person's date for getting it. With lots of people in T10 now, it's easy to think of how people roll through instances and questlines on their own, so time is always a factor.

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 28th 2010 12:00PM Awesome. Thanks WoWTCGLoot. You guys rock.

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 12:43PM I like prizes.

Breakfast Topic: Way better than my first time {WoW}

Jul 10th 2010 9:38AM My paladin that I'm levelling right now I have limited to doing every quest I can in Kalimdor since she's a draenei. I want to get Loremaster of Kalimdor around the time that you should be getting it, not when you're level 80. That's the hope though.

Breakfast Topic: Real ID or Real bad IDea? {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 5:21PM @Sumitra: Gays and lesbians did get their rights by coming out, I'm totally with you there. My point is that it was courageous people who did that and then the time it took for the asshats of the world to wake up and clue in that it wasn't actually affecting them at all to have a neighbour/co-worker/friend/whatever who was also gay. There were also tons of gays and lesbians who totally legitimately were still in the closet because they'd get fired by their employer or beaten to death by their neighbour. Nothing like the beaten to death thing is going to happen because someone's a gamer. It's not as big a deal or as big a portion of most gamers' lives to be remotely comparable to someone's sexual orientation. But a few people in the comments of the initial announcement that WoW.com did about this new Real ID thing did mention that their boss wouldn't have hired them if they knew that they were into this sort of activity outside of work.

I'd love to tell people that I game and have them not make a big deal about it. But people still do and there are those of us who can't out ourselves easily without taking it on the chin a little.

Again, I hope no one takes my fairly broad comparison between the problems of the GLTB community and gamers as offensive. They're not meant to be and the comparison is only really relevant because being gay and being a gamer are both things that many people are good at hiding. Whether they should or not is debatable in both cases. I can understand why people would hide either.

Official forum changes, real life names to be displayed {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 8:30AM @brendan.euclid: Sorry if I offended you. That wasn't the intent. But gays and lesbians have campaigned for equal rights so that they don't have to "opt out" of things that heterosexual people do. In that way, why is it fair that people who have nothing to lose are going to have a blank cheque to write what they want on the forums and the rest of us who may have something to lose (in some cases, jobs or job opportunities) have to "opt out".

Again, I wasn't saying that they're the same thing. I just am seeing a few minor parallels. Deciding to be a gamer and realizing that you're gay or lesbian aren't comparable in terms of 99% of their impact on your life. I'm just saying that both can affect things like work and workplace security if you're "outed".

Breakfast Topic: Real ID or Real bad IDea? {WoW}

Jul 7th 2010 8:12AM Sorry, people who game are still in the metaphorical closet with respect to the rest of society. And, like gays and lesbians who had to fight long and hard for their rights (which are respected in some nations and some states, but not in many still), it still was decided by time. People have slowly grown to be more tolerant and now people aren't as commonly discriminated against due to sexual orientation. It's going to be at least a decade before employers who Google you and find that you're a gamer don't immediately think "slacker, do-nothing, good thing I have a good firewall on the computers at work".

Nice idea, Blizz. But very naive.