Jan 18th 2011 12:33PM My paladin represents the inner badass inside that never really gets used IRL due to several phobias and just general lack of self confidence. When I play my paladin, I feel invincible, confident, and powerful. When I tank, I feel in control and able to handle any situation. When I am holy, in a bg, I am the one my warrior buddy depends on for keeping him alive to smash faces. And when I am ret, I can vent my frustrations by playing whack-a-mole on my keyboard and killing things.
My paladin represents a lot of what I wish I had the confidence to do in real life.
Dec 4th 2010 12:09PM I regret one thing:
My third day using the dungeon finder, I got put in a H Drak'Theron Keep with a brand new tank. He stated as such, but as a group we didn't really pay much attention to that. After the first wipe, the group disbanded. The tank asked in party chat before I left why we were all leaving. And I said "because you can't tank" and dropped group. I immediately felt like the biggest douche in the world and since that moment I have never dropped group, never belittled another player, and if they say they are new, I offer some advice and stick up for the person when the rest of the group subscribes to the Penny Arcade's Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory. I also carry around a full set of tank gear in case the tank drops group. I can't tell you the number of H HoR runs I complete as tank when queuing as DPS.
Other than that, there are a few things I won't have that I wanted (such as the Glory of the Icecrown Raider achievement drakes), but that I don't regret not getting.
Our last push for the ICC 10 drake failed on H Sindragosa three weeks in a row due to poor guild turn out that forced us to pug or not go at all. I suppose it is *ok* since if any of us want to go back to get it, we just have that one fight left.
I made a lot of mistakes as a player and guild leader that I don't really regret because I learned a lot from them, even if at the time they seemed like The Worst Thing Ever. Those lessons will be carried over into Cataclysm where I will undoubtedly make new ones to learn from.
Nov 30th 2010 8:18AM I bought Lil' Ragnaros immediately after he was available. I also bought the Panaderan Monk, Lil' KT and Lil' XT when they were first available (and the sparkle pony, which I regret. I regret it because I have a tendency to push the spacebar constantly when moving--Hi, my name is Zulf and I like to jump everywhere I go--and the sparkle pony sounds like I am murdering it when running through a no-fly zone.)
I love the Paderan Monk (he is adorable) and until I got Deathy, my Panderan Monk was always fighting by my side. Now I cycle randomly through Deathy, Core Hound, Panderan Monk, and Lil' Raganaros. The other two pets are cool, but the awesome factor ended rather quickly for me. Now I only break out XT when someone has a train set out, or another mechanical pet to destroy. KT rarely gets out.
A friend has the Moonkin pet, and while it is very cute and dances, it is not $10 appealing to me. Lil' Raganros, on the other hand, is huge and is bigger than I am after drinking noggenfogger, plus his travel animation is awesome, well, he is a giant ball of fire!
Nov 21st 2010 3:55PM *Dunno what happened, but "aching wow-related at" was supposed to be "anything wow-related at all."
Nov 21st 2010 3:52PM I am the only active Horde player at work, but there are three or four active Alliance players. I unabashedly reference WoW as often as I can when talking about anything. And then I spend lunch hour talking raid strategy with the Alliance raiders, or class changes with the Alliance paladin. I am the go-to girl whenever a customer comes in QQing that their computer won't run WoW like it used to, or have had their account compromised and need help cleaning it up, or for aching wow-related at
I guess I just don't care if I talk about my hobby all the time. I mean, everyone else talks about *their* hobbies, whether it's sports or fantasy football or music or whatever. I have met a lot of cool people simply because I am so exuberant about my love of WoW.
And yes, I even make references to the game in my university classes and discuss the social dynamics of groups in virtual worlds in every paper I write, and plan on writing about that for my thesis when I finally get into grad school.
So yes, wow gets me through each day, has made me into the quintessential geek so many people seem ashamed of being, and has connected me to people I probably would not have met otherwise simply because I just talk about it so much.
Oct 30th 2010 12:10PM That is a rather curious position for the Justice Points bar...