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Oct 12th 2011 11:41PM The website I was referring to that talks about the guild's history and their involvement in the wow beta can be found here: http://www.llts.org/History.php?p=64WoWBeta
The guild has been around for a very, very long time, and their history, which has been so painstakingly documented on their website makes for a fascinating read. If you read a bit of it you'll understand why the guild is considered famous/noteworthy enough to merit having its own trademark. Well, that or whatever the criteria is for trademarking something. They obviously satisfied the court system, and IMHO they deserve the recognition.
Oct 12th 2011 8:02PM Actually, if you look at the guild's history on their website, they've been around longer than wow. They have their roots in playing Ultima Online, and were part of the wow beta. Apparently blizzard added the syndicate in-game faction as an homage to the guild, not the other way around. So yeah, completely legit.
Sep 9th 2011 10:34AM Not the first moment of awe, but definately the most memorable: While I was exploring shattrath city for the first time, I saw a path that lead out of the city to the west, (this was before I even got my flying mount) and I thought "hm, whats over there?" I went through the tunnel, looked up, and saw nagrand for the first time. I just stood there for a couple minute with my jaw hanging open, eyes wide at the beautiful plains, the floating rock islands, and planets visible in the sky. Nagrand remains my favorite zone in wow to this day.
Aug 26th 2011 12:55PM "and over 90% of the time that "something" is a lack of skill, willful ignorance, or both."
I hear that 95% percent of statistics are made up on the spot.
Aug 26th 2011 10:46AM Low dps is caused by SOMETHING. Are you suggesting that in every case, none of these things are true, and its always because the player just plain sucks? I find the attitude taken towards the guildie in this article rather strange. It makes your raiders sound less like friends and more like employees - but not everyone raids in that kind of guild. Rather than setting yourself up as the low DPSer's boss and then getting ready to plug your ears and shout "LALALALALA Your concerns are invalid LALALALALA", perhaps instead you should work with the player and figure out why, exactly, his dps is so low and see if you can fix it. Maybe its a combination of several things. Maybe he just doesn't know that class ability X was recently nerfed. Maybe he should be gemming for haste not crit. And yes, maybe they are just not as skilled as the other players. But don't just assume this advice applies to everyone. Its hard when you have to break the bad news, but perhaps there's a reason for their low DPS that is something they you can fix. It just seems to me that this advice just boild down to: "forget trying to actually figure the problem out and then fix it, and then give the person a deadline to figure it out on their own before you kick them." That doesn't sit right with me.
"they are but one player; you've got nine or 24 others to look out for as well." This is an attitude is completely foreign to me. I would never look at my guildmates this way, and if people my raid leader saw me like this I would drop guild in a heartbeat. I don't want to be a nameless cog in a machine so I can push the latest raid content as fast and hard as I can. I want friends I can enjoy the game with. If you value your guildmates as friends, then it seems that the answer to the low dps problem should be to work with them and figure out the problem together, no?
Aug 22nd 2011 10:40AM I use the tidyplates addon, and I have it set up so that it shows each player's nameplates above their head, and they're color-coded by class. My raid frames are handled by grid, and they're color coded by class. Prat, my chat addon, identifies peoples names, and (you geussed it) color-codes people's names in chat according to class. So even if I see a persons name in chat, what really stands out to me is the color, and therefore the class. Since I'm such a visual person, I've found that this system really, really, REALLY, helps me process the information on my screen much more efficiently. For example, I don't know what abilities "eltrigg the player character" has, but I DO know what abilities a mage has. So please don't get mad at me if I call you "mage," Its not meant to be demeaning in any way, rather, it helps me communicate better. I do this to pugs, guildmates, and friends alike.
Get over it.
Jul 24th 2011 2:36PM About 16 years, at which point you'll have the opposite problem: getting him/her OUT of bed on time. :P
Jul 19th 2011 3:31PM Don't mind him, he's just the welcome bear. http://www.wowwiki.com/Welcome_Bear
Jul 14th 2011 11:24AM Definately Tabitha, thrall's friend who helps him to escape from durnhold keep. She seems like such a sweet girl, and clearly goodhearted and more intelligent than your average fantasy maiden-in-distress. I'd ask her about Thrall, what he was like at a young age and what she thought about the whole orc-human relationship. I imagine that could prove to be an interesting discussion.
Apr 2nd 2011 11:52AM See, the mistake here is that people don't like April fools because they actually like being tricked, they like april fools because they get to see something hilarious. Doing nothing falls in the first category: the "joke" is on the readers, hence its not funny to us. I was disappointed, but I'll live. Google made me laugh, and thats good enough.
INTERNETZ IZ SRIOUS BIZNIS! >:(
(that last one was sarcasm btw)