Apr 4th 2012 6:40PM I know, right? I had to listen while one of my guildies did nothing but complain about how little there was to do, how messed up the class balance was, etc. Me and some others kept on mentioning 'well, it's beta, that is what you are supposed to be testing' but they did. not. stop. It was made worse by the fact that me and one other guildy who signed up for the AP are waiting for our invites, and we both want to get in to actually TEST it and play around with how things are progressing. As in, we don't expect it to be like a actual game yet.
When I saw this vid, I just started laughing. It is so ridiculously true in some ways (as in, most of them).
Apr 4th 2012 4:03PM @Fadmin
Voodoo, what else?
Apr 4th 2012 4:03PM I'm not gonna lie, I squeed.
Apr 4th 2012 4:01PM I have heard that the pet achievements are gon come MoP. Is this true? And if it is, will there be other ways to geta celestial dragon? I have been working towards getting one forever, and will be heart broken if all of that was for nadda.
Apr 3rd 2012 7:25PM This was amazing! And my good gravy, I loved how Batman and Robin ended up together. XD Yay subtext turned into text via fan-works!
This was really well done all around, and now I want a crazy costume... hmmm..
Apr 3rd 2012 5:52PM @kgavrin
No, I get what you mean. From a sheer calculating stand point, it IS a advantage to have a girl gamer on board. Plus, as long as there was no double standards involved (for instance, the guy was actually better at his job yet you hired me instead, or telling me to flirt with customers, or etc), I don't really see that as marginalizing. I think a big part of it was they didn't want to interrupt the guy-club they had going on. I remember my first day there they complained about how they had to keep the bathroom clean now... yeah. But now I have a awesome job at the local SPCA, which has a very varied staff and cute cats and dogs to hang with.
Thanks. :) The problem is that I am just a super-nice person in actual interaction (I can be witchy on longer posts because I have time to gather up rage), and so I just find it annoying I have to change the entire way I interact with people just because some people think a smiley-face (not a winkey one) is a come-on. I *like* offering to help run dungeons, aid in quests, etc. I like saying 'great job! You rock!' when a person does top damage, or manages to get a hard achieve.
Urgh, sorry for your experiences. The last one made me wince, because I just hate it when stuff like that happens. I am only mostly-straight myself, but this is something I have not mentioned except to a few very trusted people on WoW in fear of comments that it would probably illicit. Because apparently being attracted to women means you want to show it off to men. /sarcasm. And people who do stuff like that just makes it worse. Glad that they dropped out of your guild!
Apr 3rd 2012 5:33PM However, experience does tend to make a person more aware and more 'right' about something.
Look, I respect people's opinions, but I get tired of this 'and that's okay, because we are all right!' approach. No, we can't all be right. That is why we talk about it and argue about it- to get at the truth. People with experience tend to know what they are talking about because the subject deals with what they have actually gone through. Are they always right? No, because bias plays a part. But I think this dismissive 'and we should both just continue believing what we want' is stupid.
My personal stance is that I have a aunt who has been stalked, I have been harrased myself, and when Ji says that in-game it is not funny to me because it reminds me too much of the start of what happens there. I have never had someone tell me I'm gorgeous straight up front who didn't mean it in a creepy, leering way.
And when it comes down to it... If his dialogue would change, it would not affect the people who don't mind it. It will positively affect the people who do. That alone should be a reason to change it.
Apr 3rd 2012 5:01PM I actually quit WoW for a year primarily because of the harrasment I got in-game. I had so many people try and ERP with me (despite dressing my toons conservatively), and the crux of it came when within a month two friends and two acquaintances in WoW started creepily hitting on me because hey, I'm a girl and I'm nice to them. That MUST mean that I want to date their characters and ERP with them! /sarcasm
That stress combined with stuff in real life made me start avoiding the game and eventually bow out to recoup. I came back, but with a hard earned lesson to stick with my guildies and to be rude at the first sign of creepiness which I don't think I ever should have had to learn.
Ji's comment sounds just like the start of some of my creepiest encounters, and I honestly will be ecstatic if they changed the dialogue.
Also- WTH is with all these 'Well, I have never experienced this!' comments? Great, wonderful! It didn't happen to you. What's your point? Just because you were lucky enough to be in a good group/server/etc doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist. It's like saying Sexism no longer exists in the United States because you never experienced it. Great, wonderful! I have been personally told that I shouldn't be in government because I am supposed to submit to men, and have been passed over for a job at a game store for a chronically late and lazy dude because of gender, but because you have never seen it it must not exist! /sarcasm
Apr 3rd 2012 4:55PM @Batleth
And how many of those women are sensibly dressed? Oh, that's right... none. Because apparently in order to be a leader you must be sexy. Oh, and use the same model as Sylvanas. Because while men get the unique models, women? Eh, just throw the same sexy metal bikini on 'em.
Apr 3rd 2012 12:30AM ...What server is this on?
/prepares to roll alt to see it