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Apr 3rd 2012 4:19PM I really do like dressing my girls in chain mail and plate bikinis. I think that it is a hoot, and since transmog came around, I spend a portion of each day surfing the AH for the most abbreviated fashion choices possible. I can also say, that I don't think that I would like to look at males in any kind of bikini, but shirtless and in butt hugging pants? Sure, why not? I am more laid back about these kind of clothing choices exactly because it is a video game. I would not dress myself or my daughters in this fashion, but these pixels...well, it is fair game. Just like I wouldn't dye my hair blue. So, I can see what it may not even be something related to issue awareness, just on what is actually fun to play.
I would caveat this by saying that it is understandable that people can be sensitive to this and my opinion in no way was designed to downplay real world issues of sexism or in-game jerk offs acting in bad faith.
Apr 2nd 2012 2:31PM That is awesome! I am a big fan of the varied-boss dungeons, it is one of my favorite parts about the End-Time dungeon, you don't know which of the four you will get until you portal in!
Apr 2nd 2012 1:23PM I come at this from the viewpoint of a gamer. I made my hubby a wow widower for a bit of time, so, I can only talk from my side of the equation. (We both work full-time and we have children, by way of background.)
I was not fair to my husband when he first brought this up as an issue, I wasn't even aware that it could be seen as an issue. After all, I was in the living room, "sharing" space with my family - couldn't that be seen as spending time together? It made me angry and upset and frustrated that he couldn't see this my way. How was me playing WoW while the TV was on different than me watching the TV with them? How could this activitiy be construed as harmful or neglectful? Why was it not ok for me to have my freetime?
It took me a bit to understand what he was getting at, and when I did, I sat down with my family and we mapped out some equitable time. At first, it felt like having scheduled fun, but that first night that we did family movie night, this time with me on the couch next to them, my children's eyes lit up. That was how I KNEW what I had been doing was wrong. Now, I have nights that are dedicated to specific family activities, Family Movie Night and Hubby and Me Night. I still get to raid and do other things distinctly Azerothian, but I don't feel bad and there is no longer resentment in my household. If I start hitting the WoWs a little too hard (typically after a new content patch), I can recognize it for myself and I initiate the conversation with my husband!
We toyed around with the idea of him joining me on my WoW adventures, but he doesn't think it would be for him and that is ok, too.
I don't know if any of this will help, especially cause all situations and people are unique, but I did want you to know that WoW-widows (and widowers) don't have to stay that way forever.
Apr 2nd 2012 11:20AM Deathbringer's Will....and now, Wrath of Unchaining.
That is all.
Mar 30th 2012 12:20PM But now you have more antici..........................pation.
Mar 30th 2012 12:12PM Had to up vote cause it made me loool :P
Mar 30th 2012 12:10PM I am with the others who can't stand any form of the "word" huntard. I can't stand it. I don't like people with any version of that "word" in their character name (had to refrain from using toon here). I have virtually gone toe to toe with another hunter in my guild, stating that he may be a "huntard" but I am not. The negative conotations are just too many to let it be.
Whew, needed to get that off my chest!
Mar 30th 2012 10:58AM My thoughts exactly, Dreyja. Right up to and including the hunter though process :D
Mar 28th 2012 12:16PM I love these books. I picked the first one up on a whim at a borders (sad face), one of the clerks had marked it as a must read and did a good little synopsis on a 3x5 card. That first book was remarkable, it did things with the genre...it made it new again, and I cannot wait for the third.
Mar 26th 2012 10:14AM Oh Sassy Panda...I do adore you. I am totally rolling a female panda monk!