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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Swift Shorestrider from WoWTCGLoot.com {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 6:18PM i would never live down riding this thing. Therefore, I want it! :D

Breakfast Topic: What's the most useless ability in World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 10:46AM I am going to go on a limb and say:

Counterspell.

Highly useful. On a ridiculously long cooldown compared to every other spell interrupt. You get to be useful once for every three times a tank or rogue or druid can interrupt >.

Aiding the Alliance: Tyrande Whisperwind and Malfurion Stormrage {WoW}

Dec 21st 2011 6:29PM I think one of the issues with any female heroine in WoW is that Blizzard doesn't know what to do with them. Unless they are possessed by vengence, they're simply there to attract women to play the game and provide a love interest for the real heroes, the men.

When I look at the powerful stories behind Kerrigan, Sylvanas and Maiev I realize they are all possessed by a singular need for vengeance for the ones who led them to their current troubles. Once those troubles are vanquished, the backbone vanishes. I can't speak for Kerrigan's post-swarm expansion, but look at Sylvanas, who is basically pleading for Garrosh's approval in Silverpine, and emotionally upset when he denies it, and Maiev, who clearly states she has nothing to live for once Illidan is dead.

You also have prime examples of women "heroines" in WoW and its lore. Jaina, during the middle of all the scourge disaster she was brave enough to pick up her people and go--and ally with the enemy in a strange land, make new alliances, and stand as a lone Alliance bulwark against the Horde. She even stands up against her father.

Now, she weeps because someone does something nice. Or someone dies. Lord above, the woman exiled her people. Her people died. I'm sure she didn't stop to cry every time someone keeled over. After everything she's been through, she should have a stronger spine. But no -- Blizzard's writers have shoehorned her in to being Varian's sidekick and, just watch, eventual love interest.

Tyrande is another vicious example of a woman with "balls" getting neutered. She was strong, brave, and amazing all through WC3. Now, she clings to Malfurion. "Oh my, save the day my love!" And as it's said -- she needs to look at situations like Leyara's and avenge them, not merely meekly follow her husband, falling silent when commanded.

I'm surprised her new model has shoes, considering Malf keeps her barefoot in the kitchen.

Let's not get started on her story, which was her moping over a pretty flower and waiting for Malf to join her in rescuing a friend. Because, you know, she couldn't do it on her own.

:/

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: 1 year of MMO-Mumble service {WoW}

Dec 21st 2011 11:24AM this would be amazing for us over at Pox. :)

Drama Mamas: Should guilds mandate courtesy? {WoW}

Aug 30th 2011 12:24PM We actually had this issue in my guild for a long period of time. One of my officers would go out of her way to say hello to people and sometimes they wouldn't reply back. In my guild, we have people who have tunnel vision (they're focused on what they're doing and don't read or reply to guild chat during whatever they're doing), instancers and pvpers who don't converse while doing those activities, and ninja afk'rs.

One day, she yelled out "THE ENTIRE GUILD THINKS I'M A WH*RE!" gquit and left the server.

Everyone was confused.

I spoke to her via Skype after the dust settled a bit and she took it that since no one replied to her, they must think she was skanking around and she gquit.

We say good riddance, because no one in the guild thought that and for her to blindly assume that was a big insult to all of us. Both me, another officer (her husband!) had repeatedly tried to reassure her that it was just tunnel-vision'd people or afk'rs and people weren't ignoring her but I guess she had some issues.

I DO encourage my guildmates to chat with each other and be nice and reply when someone says something, but there are even a few multiboxers in my guild who aren't reading chat on the toon that's in the guild. It happens.

When it comes to congratulating people, I sorta do that based on the value of the achievement to the person. Pain in the arse ones always get a gratz. Someone who's taken 10 months to get from 80 to 85 gets a gratz for finally getting there. That kid who's playing WoW for the first time gets a gratz whenever he makes a milestone because it's ALL new to him.

That's how we roll. :)

Patch 4.2 brings quality-of-life changes for jewelcrafting {WoW}

May 20th 2011 1:08PM We're the only crafting class that I know of that has to wait three or four or even five days each time to get a new recipe. Other people just have to turn in mats. Leather, dreamcloth, ore, whatever.

It's frustrating. I hate the dailies. I'm chained. If I forget to do the dailies or forget to turn in I'm boned. Blizzard could be nice and give us two instead of one, at least.

That'd be a quality of life change for JCs.

The Queue: Three of the Four Winds {WoW}

May 13th 2011 4:36PM I personally hope we go back to 10 levels. Not everyone is a raider, you know? For those who don't raid, this expansion was "over" very quickly.

Breakfast Topic: What's the saddest quest in WoW? {WoW}

May 12th 2011 9:47AM That's exactly the reaction I had! I am a role-player, and I had a paladin named Vanista. When Wrath came out, I "killed her" story wise and turned her in to a death knight. As a former paladin, she laments being unable to commune with the Light any more.

So that quest was a big slap in the face.

YOU DON'T ABANDON YOUR CHAMPIONS? WHAT AM I? WHY WASN'T I GOOD ENOUGH? /emo

Learn how to spot and defeat your inner Mary Sue with Pox RP workshops {WoW}

May 7th 2011 3:16PM Snuzzle, starting next week, we'll be re-running the workshops every Monday at 6 p.m. for those who couldn't make them. Then, we're intending to take a summer break :)

Learn how to spot and defeat your inner Mary Sue with Pox RP workshops {WoW}

May 7th 2011 11:46AM We've ha eu people use trial accounts to join us before. Not sure how that works.