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2.3.2 has some issues {WoW}

Jan 9th 2008 5:34PM What is the difference between a bug and a "minor issue"?

Raid dungeons for everyone? {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2008 5:35PM I don't think we need a dungeon EZ mode. On the contrary, I like the idea of scaling up difficulty and loot to match group composition. What we miss most, I suspect, are the dungeons we bypassed on the way to Outland.

On age discrimination {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2008 12:39PM Hmmm? Some of those offering comments appear to be arguing that since a minority of kids are unusually mature and a minority of adults are unusually immature both groups should be considered equally desirable as guild candidate members. Others seem to offer the proposition that adults are, on the whole, no more mature than kids. Such foolishness!

On age discrimination {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2008 11:31AM While all children and adolescents are not childish, they are more likely to be childish than grown ups. And, as correctly pointed out above, those less than 18 years old are subject to behavioral restrictions imposed by parents. If you limit guild applicants to those 18 or more years old you are more likely to recruit congenial, competent and reliable members. There is much to be said for lowering the probability of drama.

Most guilds on my server do not have age restrictions. There are guilds that appear to consist of mostly children. Bright, well-mannered children can form their own guilds. This whole subject is much ado about nothing.

Shifting Perspectives: New Druid Leveling - 1 through 5 {WoW}

Dec 26th 2007 1:19PM Alas, forum trolls like Benson haunt WoW Insider. I expect that he will find other opportunities to piss in the well.

Ask WoW Insider: Are you who you play? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2007 4:22PM Sorry, streaming resets on my wireless connection.

Ask WoW Insider: Are you who you play? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2007 3:48PM There are players who roll imaginary selves and others who roll imaginary others. Those using characters as imaginary selves seem to have a hard time understanding the motivations of those rolling imaginary others. A player with a toon of the opposite gender? Unfathomable! Why would a hetero male want to pretend to be a female? A woman with a male toon? Must be a lesbian! Both male and female toons? Obviously bisexual.

My ten female toons are, to me, others. I have a fatherly, protective attitude toward them. I am incapable of role playing with them. I like the way they look, sound and move. They are actors I direct on the stage WoW has created for me. Alas, those who identify with their characters often find this attitude very hard to understand.

I suspect that women are more likely to view their characters as others than males -- particularly adolescent males. A bit of browsing at WoW Ladies will unearth many different members of that community saying something to the effect of "I have a little and I love to death!". Hard to imagine a 16 year old boy saying the same.

Ask WoW Insider: Are you who you play? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2007 3:45PM There are players who roll imaginary selves and others who roll imaginary others. Those using characters as imaginary selves seem to have a hard time understanding the motivations of those rolling imaginary others. A player with a toon of the opposite gender? Unfathomable! Why would a hetero male want to pretend to be a female? A woman with a male toon? Must be a lesbian! Both male and female toons? Obviously bisexual.

My ten female toons are, to me, others. I have a fatherly, protective attitude toward them. I am incapable of role playing with them. I like the way they look, sound and move. They are actors I direct on the stage WoW has created for me. Alas, those who identify with their characters often find this attitude very hard to understand.

I suspect that women are more likely to view their characters as others than males -- particularly adolescent males. A bit of browsing at WoW Ladies will unearth many different members of that community saying something to the effect of "I have a little and I love to death!". Hard to imagine a 16 year old boy saying the same.

Ask WoW Insider: Are you who you play? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2007 3:45PM There are players who roll imaginary selves and others who roll imaginary others. Those using characters as imaginary selves seem to have a hard time understanding the motivations of those rolling imaginary others. A player with a toon of the opposite gender? Unfathomable! Why would a hetero male want to pretend to be a female? A woman with a male toon? Must be a lesbian! Both male and female toons? Obviously bisexual.

My ten female toons are, to me, others. I have a fatherly, protective attitude toward them. I am incapable of role playing with them. I like the way they look, sound and move. They are actors I direct on the stage WoW has created for me. Alas, those who identify with their characters often find this attitude very hard to understand.

I suspect that women are more likely to view their characters as others than males -- particularly adolescent males. A bit of browsing at WoW Ladies will unearth many different members of that community saying something to the effect of "I have a little and I love to death!". Hard to imagine a 16 year old boy saying the same.

Ask WoW Insider: Are you who you play? {WoW}

Dec 18th 2007 3:43PM There are players who roll imaginary selves and others who roll imaginary others. Those using characters as imaginary selves seem to have a hard time understanding the motivations of those rolling imaginary others. A player with a toon of the opposite gender? Unfathomable! Why would a hetero male want to pretend to be a female? A woman with a male toon? Must be a lesbian! Both male and female toons? Obviously bisexual.

My ten female toons are, to me, others. I have a fatherly, protective attitude toward them. I am incapable of role playing with them. I like the way they look, sound and move. They are actors I direct on the stage WoW has created for me. Alas, those who identify with their characters often find this attitude very hard to understand.

I suspect that women are more likely to view their characters as others than males -- particularly adolescent males. A bit of browsing at WoW Ladies will unearth many different members of that community saying something to the effect of "I have a little and I love to death!". Hard to imagine a 16 year old boy saying the same.