Mar 26th 2012 12:31PM I was really expecting that to be "The Sound of Silence", which I daresay is a bit more relevant to this story than "Richard Cory". Still, decent video.
Mar 23rd 2012 10:55PM I don't think it'll be THAT long. Every prior beta for WoW expansions has lasted about 4-5 months (including Cataclysm, which needed a LOT more work than MoP does IIRC), which puts it on schedule for a late summer release...right around the time of the book.
Also, I don't think that it's a "law" that Blizzard times the book releases a fixed amount of time before/after an expansion. They probably just release it when they feel is appropriate, so it could feasibly be released after MoP. In other words, book release date =/= when the expansion will launch.
Mar 21st 2012 5:24PM Hmmm, I live in Milwaukee......*starts packing refrigerated van full of hamburgers*
Mar 20th 2012 8:13PM I'm mostly in agreement with you about the biology part, but here's the caveat: the worst part of cheating usually isn't the sex or physical attraction: it's the deception. I've heard a lot of people say that the lies behind the cheating felt much more hurtful than the actual cheating.
Now, if you have an open arrangement or polyamorous relationship, that's another matter altogether, and I personally see nothing wrong with that at all. As usual, the problem is lack of communication and people entering into committments that they can't or don't want to keep.
And of course I could write pages upon pages about our society's freakishly unhealthy and bipolar attitude towards sex...but that's another topic entirely, and I don't want to create a wall of text. =)
Mar 20th 2012 8:02PM @Pyro:
1) The dude's fiancee is still his fiancee. She's not an ex in any sense of the word.
2) Call me old-fashioned, but if I'm dating someone who's living with their ex, that's a HUGE red flag for me. Finding out later that they were living with their ex and not telling me about it is an even bigger red flag.
Otherwise, I'm in agreement with you. She needs to get as far from this dude as possible ASAP.
Mar 20th 2012 5:39PM I'll be frank here, OW: he's leading you on. Simple as that. You shouldn't have to put with this BS. No matter what he says, until he's officially broken up with his fiancee for good, all his words mean nothing - whether he realizes or not, he's just using you to fill a void in his life. To him, you're just a tool he's using to fix a problem, nothing more.
This isn't just me giving armchair advice, either. Being a gay guy, I've known many people in my community who have gotten tangled up in secret relationships with married folks, justifying it by saying, "I'm the one he really loves, his relationship with his wife/fiancee/gf is dead". News flash, guys: if his relationship with his SO were dead, HE WOULD HAVE BROKEN UP WITH HER.
Guys like this simply want to have their cake and eat it too, because they're too cowardly to do what's right for them AND respect the dignity of others. Because doing BOTH of those things in the context of a relationship requires making hard decisions and sacrifices - both things that relationships require, and that guys like this are not willing to make.
(Disclaimer: I'm not saying that it's just men that make these decisions. It's about maturity, not gender.)
TLDR: Regardless of your emotions, which are understandably in turmoil about this situation (believe me, I've been there), I can objectively say that what this guy is telling you is bullshit, whether he's conscious of it or not. Move on, because you deserve better, and I have no doubt you can find something better if you try. =)
Mar 16th 2012 8:21PM The daily experience limit doesn't matter much when you can't even hit it to begin with. I still don't see why they don't give us a scaling experience system. Is it really the end of the world if guilds of a few family and friends can reach level 25 without needing two or three expansions to do it? Cause for my friends' guild, that's what it looks like it's going to be.
I really hope Blizzard throws us small guilds a bone in MoP.
Mar 15th 2012 5:12PM My experience was just the opposite: I would've stopped playing if I DIDN'T have Quest Helper. Reading the quest text is great in all, but when they just say "go east and kill a bunch of bears", when the bears are actually REALLY far east and a little to the north and look slightly different from those other bears that you don't have to kill...QH saved my sanity in situations like that.
Of course, I started back in BC, where you had nothing but the quest text to help you. Nowadays, Blizzard's default quest helper is just as good. I uninstalled QH once Blizzard's version came out in late Wrath, since it's more than adequate for most players, no matter what your skill level.
Mar 14th 2012 10:43PM Either you're a supercomputer that has infiltrated WoW Insider, or you spent about 10 minutes straight mashing numbers on your keyboard. Either way, I am impressed.
Mar 12th 2012 8:48PM I'm partial to ReforgeLite myself (which, contrary to what you might think, is actually *more* customizable/complex than Reforgenator). Either way, addons make reforging a lot less of a pain than doing it all manually.