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Mists of Pandaria Beta: New glyphs {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2012 12:06AM Not much druidy goodness yet, but I'm liking the variety (and novelty)!

Retribution paladin DPS broken after realm restarts [Updated] {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2012 3:57AM I reckon it's a conspiracy. The next time they nerf pallies, they'll say, "Hey, we made you gods for a day. Suck it up!"

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 8:55AM I refer you to the ESRB rating of WoW:

"TEEN: Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language."

If a parent so chooses to expose their child to content of this rating, then it is their responsibility to monitor said usage and provide the pertinent modelling and advice on how such language is not appropriate for someone their age.

Blizzard has stated why they censored homosexual and while the reasons may not be agreeable, they are reasons in and of themselves. My point is that (while, yes, we can remove the filter) it may be in danger of becoming overloaded by, "Oh, that will offend sensitive people of this or that nature, so we should hide that from their sensitive eyes".

We're adults (well, most of us). At what stage are we going to take responsibility for what our children see and point the finger squarely at us for letting it happen, rather than pointing it *out there* for someone else to take the blame. Blizzard is, afterall, no one's mother....

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 8:44AM Early-ish on in Cata I was healing (egads the horror) on my druid. It was bad enough knowing that mana was a major issue for even the geared healer, but there I was in my lowly greens hotting it up.

Enter a DK tank that pulled without CC and used 100% of my mana (innervate on CD the entire run). I swear he was a mana sponge in disguise.

Half way through the run when I was taking a moment to untwine the clumps of hair from between my fingers someone in the group said: "You know, I hear that blood is a great tanking spec".

Low and behold, I saw upon inspection that he was frost.

Profanity filters, homophobic slurs, and Blizzard's shaky relationship with the LGBT community {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 10:54AM I think the idea to, "just add fag and faggot to the censor list," may set a dangerous precedent; at what point do you draw the line between words created to harass people and words that are just words?

'Homosexual' and a plethora of other seemingly innocuous words (tool, square, retard....) have been used in a derogatory manner. When someone wants to belittle another person, they're going to find a way to do it regardless of the presence or absence of profanity filters or other such regulating protocols.

Personally, and this is where I get closer to my point (honest), I think there are too many words in the filter. It should be wittled down to THOSE basic four letter words that in any country are recognised as profanity. Everything else is just Newspeak :p

Dragon Soul normal and heroic nerf begins Jan. 31 {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 12:13AM Ah, of course. Spaced out on the health reduction. Teach me to multitask!

Dragon Soul normal and heroic nerf begins Jan. 31 {WoW}

Jan 18th 2012 11:24PM "For any number of reasons a group may be having difficulty on a specific encounter each week, and our intent in adjusting the content is to ensure the ability to keep progressing, enjoying the content, and gearing up."

It may not be an agreeable reason, but that's what they're giving.

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