Oct 15th 2010 1:18PM I'd be lying if I didn't say I was feeling the wrath of 4.0.1. As a main spec fury warrior I went from top of the heap to literally being out dps'd by our paladin tank on H.Marrowgar. The first two nights after the patch were rough and painful and not fun at all.
I was relieved to hear that GC knew of failing that was warrior dps and said that they would address it. The next day (Thursday) I logged in and ran a couple randoms only to be completely surprised at how much my dps had jumped. Sure, I had to reforge most of my crit into hit rating, but I found that once I was able to get enough rage (which usually took a few seconds into the fight) I was able to spam HS on CD and keep Raging Blow and BT on cooldown. When I was doing this I was able to pull around 7k dps average in places like Hall of Reflection, where the fights are longer and health pools of bosses are larger. Other heroics I 'm still having a problem because by the time I get enough rage to start actually using abilities the mobs are dead. RIP Whirlwind.
I do want to say though that I was impressed at just how much of a dps increase I saw from Wednesday night to Thursday night. Wednesday my HS's were critting for a max of 9K and then yesterday they were critting for 26k. I'm certainly not saying we're back on top, but it's better than it was on Wednesday.
Oct 15th 2010 12:45PM As someone who is Male-to-Female transgender, and as a leader in my raiding guild, this issues is something that is very close to my heart.
Sure you can say that your real life should never make it into a video game, but truthfully that is an unrealistic expectation for a lot of people. I personally spend 3-4 days a week raiding with my guild for 3 hours each. I spend more time sitting on vent chatting with my guild mates online and in vent than I do with most IRL friends. My guild is my home-away-from-home, and we all consider ourselves to be part of a family. We all talk about how our lives are going or things that are happening with our families and our work because that is just the kind of environment there is in the guild.
And though this is the case I haven't actually come out to my guild mates as transgender because I don't want to be viewed or seen differently by them. They simply know me as a girl, which is great, and if someone new slips up on vent or something like that it's not a big deal because other people will correct them.
The big thing that is scaring me here is the whole "blame the victim" mentality that I'm seeing in the comments. The idea that this person somehow brought this on themselves or deserves it for not continuing to hide who they are IRL is absurd and offensive. Just because society views something to be taboo does not make it okay to ostracize someone for being that way. Just look at the archaic morals of society from 100 years ago where women couldn't vote and racism was the flavor of the day. Society doesn't always get it right, so why should we defer to society when setting standards for how we treat each other... in game or out.