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Debunking the "WoW is better for online dating than dating sites" story {WoW}

Mar 24th 2012 6:21AM My wife and I actually met in Second Life. I traveled 800 miles to meet her, and she introduced me to WoW. Now we are officers in our guild.

Ain't love grand?

The Queue: I went Alliance again. Shhh. {WoW}

Mar 18th 2012 2:46PM Alliance?

Die, you scurrilous dog.

The Queue: Fishing {WoW}

Mar 2nd 2012 1:25PM "Me stab"? "ME STAB"? I beg your pardon, my good man. Or is it dear woman? At any rate, as an Orc shaman, I resent your racist and prejudicial attitude as well as the implication that Orcs are on the intellectual level of the average Ogre.

While it is true that some Orcs are intellectually challenged, we as an Orcish society provide those individuals with gainful employment doing tasks of physical labor such as chopping wood. (It is also true that these same individuals often require the application of external motivation in order to discourage napping on the job, but that is another matter entirely.)

I myself am a graduate of the Red World Shamanistic Academy, often known simply as Draenor U. I maintained a 3.8 GPA there, and until I was duped into sipping that pungent nectar known as a Mannoroth Bloody Mary, had the most lovely blue eyes.

Don't lump me in with Ogres, Peons, and Kobolds. I be a smrt Ork.

Drama Mamas: The case of the PvE wife and PvP husband {WoW}

Feb 27th 2012 2:54PM My wife, back when she was "just" my girlfriend, introduced me to WoW. That was in August of 2006. Since then we have come a long way; both our mains are 85s and are guild officers. The one thing we disagree on is PvP. She hates it, and she hates when I kill those funny people with the red tags, so I usually try to avoid that. I have pointed out that the advance publicity for MoP indicates a state of all-out war between our beloved Horde and the Alliance scum. It remains to be seen what will happen to us.

Rumor: Blizzard embracing F2P for unannounced game {Massively}

Feb 23rd 2012 3:16PM @Deliverator - Sounds a little like Second Life. ;)

Wouldn't this be cool? Another draenei ship {WoW}

Feb 16th 2012 5:42PM I keep imagining a metagame that will bring Warcraft and Starcraft together... perhaps the valiant Draenei will encounter the Space Marines and team up against the Zerg and/or Protoss? ;)

Tauren druids at the end of Cataclysm {WoW}

Feb 7th 2012 11:15PM I dunno, but the illustration on this post immediately brings to mind the phrase, "Nature, red in tooth and claw."

The Queue: Sad Mat is sad {WoW}

Jan 25th 2012 12:16PM We can have BlizzardCon 2012 at my house, sometime later this month. (I'll have a definite date when I see in our weather forecast that we're HAVING a blizzard. (See what I did there?)

Hope you guys don't mind it being outside; we only have a 2-bedroom house. We have a lot of land around us, though.

There'll be a line for the demos, though; we only have about 7 computers. ;)

Breakfast Topic: Thank everything for transmogrification {WoW}

Jan 15th 2012 4:33PM Transmog revived my interest in my Death Knight, and put him back in menacing black instead of him looking like Rainbow Brite.

Blizzard's battle in South Korea over the real money auction house {WoW}

Jan 13th 2012 6:05PM It's not gambling at all, and to claim it is displays a lack of understanding of the RMAH.
As an example, Second Life residents have had the ability to convert game currency into real world funds for seven years, and many players have used that ability to create viable incomes, in most cases as a supplement to their regular incomes, and in a few cases as a full time income.
Of course, the difference is that in Second Life we can actually create original items of our own design, while in D3 it will just be a matter of selling items that have dropped, but I still don't see how this amounts to gambling.
For that matter, if it was, American law would prevent it from going forward, just as gambling casinos were removed from Second Life several years ago.