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Breakfast Topic: Is that you? {WoW}

Jan 14th 2012 12:14PM I usually see my characters as an extension of myself-- or, rather, the person I'd love to be if I didn't have to worry about silly real life things like dying. If I can't slip into my character's skin and, in a sense, be that character, I can't play it. The term "getting into it" with WoW is rather literal.

For the longest time, I thought I'd love playing a rogue. I was fascinated with the idea of being an assassin, a fantasy-based 007 of sorts... But, pre-Cata, I couldn't get into it. I found happiness in my hunter instead, who embodies my love of snipers: equally sneaky, clever, deft-- a ranged assassin, if you will, but with a heart of gold. I was less 007 and more, I dunno, fill in your favorite hero sniper from a video game or movie here. The sniper from "Saving Private Ryan" comes to mind.

When I want to be in the spotlight, when I feel invincible, I play my paladin. When I'm feeling grumpy and slightly masochistic, I play my priest (who is undead, which might help explain the tendencies).

Breakfast Topic: Have you ever caused loot drama? {WoW}

Jan 13th 2012 9:30AM If raging at RNG counts, then, yes.

I'm not joking. I wielded a 346 heroic blue from launch raids to Firelands. FIRELANDS. I got rid of the blue when the new blacksmithing plans dropped and the polearm was crafted for me. And then the Ranseur of Hatred dropped a week or two into our first forays into Firelands trash and Shannox, like RNG's saying, "Oh, JAY-KAY! We don't hate you, see? Here's proof!"

In the meantime, our team had seen enough agility daggers, caster staves, strength two-handers, maces galore, and everything in between-- everything EXCEPT the damned lone agility staff-- to arm a small army. The ONE time the staff dropped, I gladly passed to our bear OT. And it hadn't dropped since. But every damned other hunter and their bloody mothers on my realm seemed to be carrying Malevolence. So, I'd quip something like, "Hey look, there's a hunter. And they have Malevolence! IMAGINE THAT." Saw plenty of druids with it, too, mind you... but it seemed like, no matter where I went, there was a hunter. Wielding Malevolence.

The first couple of times it happened, I thought, "Oh, well good for them." After the 20th or 30th time, though, it became all too clear and apparent. I was onto their little game, their little RNG game.


Breakfast Topic: Which race is the dancing queen? {WoW}

Jan 12th 2012 9:28AM It's a tie between the original tree form/treant dance and the arrakoa dance.

On second thought, the treant dance wins. There's a certain sort of joy and glee in that dance, like they're just so darned happy.

Breakfast Topic: What WoW title would you choose in real life? {WoW}

Jan 10th 2012 9:21AM I can only choose one? Just ONE?!?

Well, with the fact that I'm seriously considering going back for my masters in Library Sciences, I think Loremaster would suit me best.

My absolute favorite title, however, is Argent Defender. Sounds really noble and all.

Breakfast Topic: What's your naming methodology? {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 9:36AM Galecaller is an AWESOME name! I am a huge fan of that one. Good on you!

Breakfast Topic: What's your naming methodology? {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 9:35AM I have no idea where my main's name came from. Just something I kind of strung together, most likely while doing a linguistics paper. lol Apparently a bunch of other people have my name, too. More often than not, I like names that can be shortened up to something neat, especially since my real-life name cannot be shortened.

When I started taking Latin in college, however, I started using mashups of Latin words to make names (like my paladin Saluxis, which is salue + lux). And if I can't think of a proper name for my character-- either from literature, historic, or gaming reference-- I will invariably turn to Latin mashups. Cicero is turning in his grave somewhere.

A few names are actually references to something else. My priest Mortenebra is from the tabletop game Warmachine of Privateer Press. My troll warlock Tikali is named after the ancient Central American city Tikal (Mayan, I think), which may have served as the same inspiration behind the tiger boss in original ZG Thekal-- that's just a hunch, though.

Breakfast Topic: Do you mind being the unsung hero? {WoW}

Jan 5th 2012 9:03AM We adventurers are never recognized in official lore. That's true and necessary for multiple (mostly gameplay related) reasons.

But I also remember things like stepping into Warsong Hold for the first time and the greeting quest-giver said it was good the Horde had sent a seasoned veteran like me to help with the Northrend campaign. Or when Gryan Stoutmantle recognizes you from your deeds in Westfall. I remember the Stormwind Guard Commander used to stand in the middle of Trade District, pointing out PCs by name and saying that they were "someone to watch" (in a good way) because of their deeds as a member of the Alliance. And there's also the Argent Crusade NPCs who bow and say it's an honor to have fought beside you in the defense of the Argent Vanguard and taking of Crusader's Pinnacle. I'm also pretty sure there are other areas that, once you reach exalted or something, the guards will salute or stand at attention as you pass-- just can't think of it right now.

It's these little things that make it personal and I don't mind it that way. Yes, it would be kind of neat if we had our names emblazoned on a monument when we killed an endgame boss, kind of like winners of the Stanley Cup. But it's not necessary.

Breakfast Topic: Do you love to shapeshift? {WoW}

Jan 4th 2012 10:04AM I like being an arrakoa whenever I can.

... What? My mother always told me I was a tad bird-brained.

But seriously, they have some of the funnest animations in the game, especially their /dance. Getting the Time-Lost Figurine was one of my proudest moments in the game.

Around Azeroth: Not even close to the coolest Time Lord {WoW}

Dec 31st 2011 3:45PM I, personally, like to think that when he says, "All that matters... is this moment," it's directed at me and we're involved in some stereotypical romance novel scene.

... Not that I've invested a lot of time and thought into that scenario. -cough-

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Spectral Kitten loot code from {WoW}

Dec 31st 2011 3:42PM Hey, that sounds like an awesome-- KITTEH!! GIMMEH KITTEH!!