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Totem Talk: Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff vs. mastery {WoW}

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Totem Talk: Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff vs. mastery {WoW}

Mar 10th 2011 9:44PM Yo Voodie, Imma let you finish, but I

Breakfast Topic: What class puts you at ease? {WoW}

Feb 25th 2011 4:30PM Seriously, between the best CC in the game with trap launcher + freezing trap, a multitude of pet buffs, aggro management, and absurd dps, I'd say I'm probably the most at-home when I see one or more Hunters in my random dungeon groups.

Incidentally, Hunters do not, in fact, suffer from diminishing returns. My healbot interface got a little crowded with two extra bars (pets) to heal, but good lord. That was the smoothest Halls of Origination Run imaginable.

Breakfast Topic: What class puts you at ease? {WoW}

Feb 25th 2011 4:22PM Frost DKs - as a resto shaman, I run around, by default, with my Stoneskin (armor) and Wrath of Air (caster haste) totems on my Call of Elements bar. Frost DKs have Horn of Winter and Icy Talons, which provide the buffs I'm usually expected to throw down in the forms of Strength of Earth and Windfury - STR/AGI and melee haste totems that are both useless to me and mutually exclusive with my preferred set.

If they know what the hell they're doing, it's icing on the cake - two interrupts (three if you count Death Grip) and a handful of defensive cooldowns leftover from the days of three tanking specs just make healing easier.

Breakfast Topic: What class puts you at ease? {WoW}

Feb 25th 2011 3:56PM DnD is a huge part of Unholy DPS, even for single target fights.

Knowing this, just make sure your Unholy DK is NOT in Blood presence and that he waits a few seconds before dropping it. If an Unholy DK can't use DnD without pulling aggro in this situation, make no mistake - this is a bad compromise, and should not be required in the context of proper tanking and pulling etiquette.

Breakfast Topic: Do you do RPish things on a non-RP realm? {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2011 2:40PM As a Dwarf, I generally carry a couple of stacks of alcohol or my brewmaiden's trinkets with me.

Whenever I have to go AFK, I try to remember to get completely smashed, switch my title to "Brewmaster," jump on the nearest table, strip to just my helmet and cape, and /dance.

The Queue: President's Day {WoW}

Feb 21st 2011 3:35PM @Jawn

Tell me, does that stick up your ass make it uncomfortable to type while sitting?

Raid Rx: What druid and shaman cooldowns would you like to see? {WoW}

Feb 18th 2011 2:09PM Make Spiritwalker's Grace talent into additional healing abilities - something like free, instant, no-CD Riptides while it's active, along the lines of Tree of Life. Maybe a big personal haste or spellpower buff. Name of the talent? MAKE IT RAIN!

If it's a Greater Water Elemental, maybe IT would run around casting Riptides or a couple stacks of a non-unique Earth Shield on friendly targets.

Breakfast Topic: How do you respond when others misrepresent WoW? {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 12:56PM As they say in the story, the point is that innocent jokes like this are only innocent for those of us in the know. We know that it's not really the case, we know that it's not really a game mechanic, and we know that others who know this will understand that it's just a joke.

For people who don't actually know exactly how the game works, sure it's a joke, but is it a joke because it's not true, or is it a joke because it IS true? Wolowitz's tone of I AM REVEALING A SECRET TO YOU actually adds credence to the funny-because-it's-true idea. I have friends - intelligent, but nonnerd friends - who would watch this and take it at face-value. Most people I know who watch this show enjoy it in part because they have a nerd in their lives, so they know a little of what goes on, and they know nerds. And when knowing nerds, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

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Here's how it works - I know that LARPing happens. If somebody told me that occasionally LARPing degenerates into glasses-steaming nerd orgies, I laugh at the joke, but also wonder if maybe it does happen. I've heard the joke DND campaign audio where the guy rolls dice to see if he's getting drunk, and wants to know if there are any girls there, so he can DO them. I know nerds are socially awkward and can be horndogs - the seed of doubt is there, maybe it's a wink-wink joke and not just a joke, I think.

Even without Moon Guard, the Big Bang Theory joke is plausible, not just to the average GAMES ARE FOR SOCIAL REJECTS WHO NEVER GET ANY crowd, but to people who know a thing or two about a thing or two, and often people who associate with, say, YOU, person reading the WoW Insider.

And don't get me wrong, I love Big Bang Theory, I think it's brilliant. The Penny vs. Sheldon stuff in particular holds a mirror up to the genial disconnect between nerds and the non-nerds who choose to associate with them. On the other hand, they're I got told by a friend the other day that I sometimes remind them of Sheldon, and I laughed and cringed. And now I'm cringing again, wondering if they saw this episode.