Oct 31st 2010 1:39PM My point was not that the interest I personally would continue to accrue would be tiny (which I mentioned). My point was, why would I want to let a company selling a product have my tiny amount of interest anyhow? Especially when what is a tiny amount of money to one person can be a substantial sum of money when hundred of thousands of people are contributing that money to a corporation?
I "knows a lot about financing their money" enough to be aware of the fact that corporations and financial institutions of all kinds make lots of money every day when people "pre-pay" for anything. I bet you are on of those financial geniuses who have the max amounts of taxes taken out of your paycheck every week so that you can get a big tax "refund" at the end of the year.
Oct 28th 2010 6:24PM I agree with Colleen. I will leave my $40 in my bank account gaining interest (however tiny the amount) rather than letting Blizzard do the same with it. I will be waiting to buy the digital download until I actually have a product that can be used.
Oct 27th 2010 1:28PM The author of this topic is being misunderstood, I believe. I did not see anything she said as being self-denigrating or as an anti-female statement. I read her comments as being honest assessments of her skills IN THIS GAME, and as expression of her desire to perform as well as she possibly can in those areas which she has CHOSEN to focus her time and energy. The fact that she wants to be an asset to her guild and to her husband is an admirable goal. I wish more players understood that their behavior does reflect on those around them.
Stephanie, there ARE others out there in similar situations. While I was a "gamer" long before I met my husband, his desire for me to play WoW with him is what brought me into this game. He has a gift for this game that I do not have, much like I am able to sketch and paint "IRL" and he can barely manage to draw a map to the grocery store. In WoW, I work hard at the things I can do well and work even harder to improve at the things that do not come as easy.
I want to pull my own weight in every activity that involves the WoW community at large (raids, pugs, guilds) for his sake as well as my own. I do not want any weaknesses I may have at playing this game to impact HIS game negatively. I would feel the same responsibility for any friend or family member that brought me into any social situation. Anyone who thinks a person is not judged by his friend's/family member's/guildie's performance or behavior might not be paying attention.
I play WoW to spend time with my husband. I have a helluva lot of fun doing that and I know he does too. We BOTH do all we can to help and support each other in this game and try very hard to make each other proud. What could be wrong with that?