Mar 4th 2008 4:29PM But that's exactly the point. Lets say that I, as a parent, did decide to censor my child's internet usage. My child seems to be reading another innocuous post on WoWInsider. Instead, he is reading an article about pornography. And not just any pornography, but pornography that appeals specifically to his WoW interests.
A parent who wants to filter their children's internet can't always read over their shoulders. They shouldn't have to worry that sites like this are suddenly displaying such content. It's out of place.
If WoWInsider made a habit of showing "Rated M" content then a parent would be aware and could censor that. But when it shows up out of the blue it will get by most parents, no matter what they do.
Mar 3rd 2008 11:21PM I am not normally one to favor censorship or any such restrictions on internet sites. However, I'm inclined to agree with Rakah on this one. I don't think this should have been posted here.
The Village Voice article is about porn. Whorelore is related to WoW in the same way that Debbie Does Dallas is related to cheerleading - sure there are some words in common, but in the end the theme is not really the focus. The naked girls are the focus. Thy just happen to be wearing plastic pointy ears.
I don't really think that Whorecraft is WoW-related enough to warrant an article on this site. Its nods to Warcraft don't make it newsworthy, and it certainly seems out of place. I do have kids, but I am not worried about them following those links. I can see how parents of teenagers would be concerned, though.
And for those who claim that the kids will find out about porn on their own anyway - that's not your decision to make. Let every parent decide on their own how to raise their kids. For a parent who does decide to filter their child's internet usage, WoWInsider would probably make it through those filters. Thus the reason why Rakah is angry. Try to see it from his point of view.
Feb 27th 2008 8:36PM Having played all of the specs, I think that Mutilate was inherently the most fun. With the fast combo point generation and crit-when-I-need-it with Cold Blood, it made for entertaining fights with lots of options.
Combat builds, despite being a little dull to play, definitely do more damage. Does that mean that mutilate is "not raid viable?" Certainly not. It just means that you're not generating as much dps as you possibly could. If others in your raid have enough dps to make up for that, then you can certainly raid with a Mutilate build.
The same goes for any build. There is a big difference between doing a little less damage and "not raid viable."
Feb 26th 2008 7:31PM My opinion - the players who join guilds like Nihilum do it in large part to be the first to get into the new content. Part of that is, inevitably, being the first to stroll around Shattrath in neat purple glowing epics.
From that perspective, I can see how Nihilum members might see the current trend as negative. It goes in the face of everything that THEY play the game for.
However, I still know a lot of people who get a thrill out of seeing Moroes for the first time. I know plenty of people who would jump at the chance to be in a Gruul run, even if they know in advance it will be a wipefest, just to see what it looks like inside.
While these players are slowly dwindling in number, I think there are still enough of them to keep raiding as a core activity of the game.
Dec 16th 2007 2:41PM I'd like an Alliance model please!
Oct 20th 2007 3:26PM On one hand, if you are running in PUGs you are more likely to have undergeared players in your group. I think that right after the patch there will be a lot of groups that can't get past the first few pulls in a heroic instance.
On the other hand, players will quickly learn that heroics are very tough and stop trying them unless they already have the gear and skill. In the end, I think it won't change things much.
Sep 21st 2007 5:19PM @13:
The author goes on in some depth about numerous high end weapons and the relative value of their procs. But because there is one error, you are "inclined to believe the author is unaware of the game's other procs" as if she knows all the weapons but has never heard of anything else. That's an absurd position to take, and I'm sure you realize that.
Between weps, enchants, trinkets, etc... there are far too many procs to include in a single article of reasonable length. The author chose to focus on weapons. Fine with me. And a fairly nice job, too. I've been trying to get my hands on the Night Blade for a while, but its 2000g+ on my server.
May 26th 2007 5:20PM I play a rogue, and this used to happen to me all the time. I would routinely close the window and the say that they should be more polite. I never got an angry retort, but received numerous apologies.
Now that most players on my server are high level, it happens much less often.
Feb 7th 2007 3:17PM I was very excited about the move of Imp Sap lower in the tree. I felt that this greatly improved my utility in instance runs and raids.
My guild has always valued me because I am competent. They don't number-crunch to try to absolutely maximize every fraction of a point of DPS. I wouldn't be in a guild that was like that.