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Aug 29th 2011 9:41AM Sometimes it's not a conscious thing. I for one am notorious for ignoring the chat box altogether, not on purpose but just simply because I'm focused on other things. It's a known issue with me to the point that guildies know to whisper me when they have something to say so I can hear the whisper sound and reply. Does that make me impolite? Maybe. But I think my actions in the guild (like tanking instances for guildies and donating to the guild bank) outweigh any social ineptitude I may have.
Jul 25th 2011 8:12AM As another aside to the libel/slander discussion, the buck just doesn't stop at having a false statement of fact made about someone. In some cases you have to actually prove the harm to reputation. There are two types of defamation in either a libel or slander case. That is defamation per se and defamation per quod. In a defamation per se case harm to reputation is assumed because you have to fit into at least one of four categories. The four categories are: allegations against your business or trade, adultery (mostly applies to women for some reason), the contraction of a loathsome disease (read as STD), and the commission of a crime (I believe this has to be a crime from which you could receive over a year in a jail for).
The problem with this is the fact that most WoW related comments probably won't fit into this category. You being a ninja doesn't fit unless you get paid to play WoW. Therefore, any comment made in WoW would probably be defamation per quod. That is just a fancy way of saying that it's not defamation per se. In a per quod you have to prove your harm to reputation. So if you've been called a ninja you have to prove how that statement hurt you, say being blacklisted on your server.
Lastly, you still have to show some sort of damage to be awarded anything. Even in a per se case, you have to prove some type of damage or the judgment will only be nominal and you'll end up paying a lawyer way more than what you get out of it. So I guess to make a long story short, it would be really really really hard to bring a defamation case out of something said in WoW.
Jul 15th 2011 1:59PM This might just be a pet peeve but it really grinds my gears when dps don't walk into the close-out point in ZA when I'm tanking. It means I have to stop get everybody in and then pull. If you need to drink, that's cool, just get inside the door so it doesn't close on you when I pull.
Jun 24th 2011 9:59AM Like others have said, I don't really get why this is going to be a problem for top raiding guilds. They've already downed the boss multiple times on PTR. Is it really that competitive of a game that the boss's powers can not be known during PTR? And if everyone can view it, doesn't that put everyone on equal footing anyway? All I can see it doing is taking a little bit of time out of PTR progression. It's still the same race to be first on Tuesday afternoon after the patch drops.