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Caption This! {WoW}

Jul 1st 2008 3:53PM As you enter in for the first Olympic games held in Stormwind, please remember the proper cheering technique started by the Chinese in 2008.

You clap followed by a thumbs-up gesture, clap again, & hold both arms up in the air while chanting: "Aoyun! Jia You! Ogrimmar! Jia You!" which means lightly translated "Olympics! Go go! Stormwind City! Go go!"

The state of WoW on Linux {WoW}

Jun 28th 2008 10:36PM The biggest issue here with this announcement is they are saying, "Yes we got it to work. But were not going to give it up because we just are simply being lazy and don't want to see about compatibility across the different versions."

I have several people who are sick of Windows and refuse to run Wine to play. And understandably so.

I had a hacker hit my computer and rebuilt to Ubuntu. Spent three weeks attempting to get it going and had not only my brother who solely runs Linux attempt but discussed with several other people who run WoW through Wine on their systems. There was no explainable reason it wouldn't work. But it didn't. So I had to go to Vista. I SHOT myself in the foot and had to buy Vista and additional ram to get it running.

So for me, reading this is basically a snub to linux users who want to game but don't want to pay for an over-working badly programmed OS.

Breakfast Topic: Do we need a third faction? {WoW}

Apr 24th 2008 9:20AM Hmmm... Third faction... that could go both ways. The one thing that comes to mind is a third faction that can communicate with both factions... BUT never world PVP... That would discourage and yet encourage playing the new race.

Breakfast Topic: Is it possible to /gquit gracefully? {WoW}

Mar 8th 2008 9:54AM Actually yes it is very possible. Being that our guild has been around for 3 years and is one of the few large guilds remaining after BC; I can honestly say that I have probably a neutral or positive response 80% of the time when people leave guild. We aren't a heavy end game guild and focus more on the positive aspect of gaming, it's rare that even if people don't say something that guild members have a negative response. I think the only time we have had an honest to god negative response was when guild members who didn't get what they wanted out of guild, IE demanding being power leveled or easy access to the bank, make snide remarks. Which in turn basically leaves a negative mark against them for grouping with guildies and a permanent they-don't-come-back note and we all point and laugh.

And in the past, members who caused "drama" actually were CHEERED when they gquitted. Including the ever so hated temporary co-guildleader but everyone didn't want to tell me for fear they would make me choose sides.

Want to win a 60d gamecard? Caption This! {WoW}

Nov 19th 2007 10:07AM Wait, wait, wait, I know, I know this riddle. The dragon crossed the road to eat the warrior on the other side.

Want to win a 60d gamecard? Caption This! {WoW}

Nov 19th 2007 10:05AM Warrior: *hitting his head* Why, oh why, did I promise that stupid woman a dragon's head for her hand in marriage.

The pros and cons of logging your chat {WoW}

Sep 14th 2007 8:52AM I log my chats with a mod that is specifically designed to log the chat logs, all the chat logs. Including any privately made chat logs.

Why... Because of reasons like the other night... Where a guild member made a smart alec comment, got demoted and then due to his nickname "SID" was dubbed, "Sudden Irreversible Demotion". It's now even caught on in our alliance guilds and is joked about in those channels.

Also in cases where I have been on runs with other guilds and comments that were completely uncalled for were made and I was later able to let the guild leader know what EXACTLY was said, so there was no paraphrasing at all. Sometimes those fine details of exact text can explain or even clarify what was meant/said.

Ask WoW Insider: How do you know when you're addicted? {WoW}

Apr 13th 2007 3:48PM My guild had one member who was getting off to cook supper for her and her family and said "Ok gotta go get the regents ready." on ventrilo.

Breakfast Topic: So You Want To Be a Guildleader? {WoW}

Nov 29th 2006 12:03AM I am both a peon in my bosses guild on Dragonblight (for when they need me on runs) and a co-guild leader (main while the other was in Iraq) of over a year and a half on my main server Scarlet Crusade.

My first tip is that you make sure you have a solid set of ideas to run the guild with, make sure you document them publically and don't give in for your friends if they break them. Everyone knowing the same concepts, everyone having to follow those same concepts... Things tend to go smoother. (And strictly enforcing them helps save the problem of being accused of favoritism later on.)

Another thing, don't have rules... Have concepts... Rule are easy to break and easy to manipulate. Concepts are thoughts that can be applied to any situation and help you have a general guideline but at the same time don't have key words that people can say, "Well it says this...."

And last but not least.... I SWEAR by this last one. Even if you aren't a raiding guild, you should always have atleast one interview with anyone who wants to join by someone who knows your guild and how it works before adding someone. Our guild has 256 characters and 120 accounts (and no we dont kick people for inactivity) but it also has kept us from having a massive turn around rate. Over all I think we have maybe had 160 accounts in our guild and many of them left in the first 5 months only maybe 10 in the last year.

If you get to know your members before they join, and make sure your guild is what they want and need from a guild, you save your time and frustration of, "Why did they leave?"