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The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Aggro! {WoW}

Sep 14th 2007 11:53AM I've always pictured a warrior's taunt to be comparable to Joe (the muscle bound paraplegic police officer from Family Guy) when he gets psyched up for a fight or athletic event. His "Bring It ON!" is a suitable "calling out" of an opponent even if you don't understand the language.

By the same token, the growl that Druids and Pet's do would certainly get your attention.

The Paladin's taunt is more magical in that the Divinity of that holy warrior in front of a mob keeps it's attention away from that guy who just stabbed the mob in the back.

If you want a bit more fun in your tanking, put together a macro that cast's your taunt, and then the /rude emote. Sometimes, just making a gesture is enough to get that monster to ignore your friends in an attempt to teach you some politeness.

Insomnia, or, I can't sleep so I play when no one else is on {WoW}

Sep 12th 2007 2:13PM Hello from Calgary! (Edmonton's souther rival/neighbor for those who don't know)

I'm a bit of an insomniatic as well. What I eventually discovered was that leveling was made much easier at night (mostly due to ease of grinding issues) but my level 70 Blood Elf Pally has yet to be able to run an instance at this time of night. Because of that I usually spend my nights on as an alt or perhaps doing a daily or two before switching over.

Know Your Lore: Troll history {WoW}

Aug 16th 2007 4:24PM I'm still waiting for your article on Buffy....

... You promised!

Breakfast topic: Thottbot vs. Allakhazam vs. Wowhead {WoW}

Jun 2nd 2007 2:01PM I would give my left nut for a thottbot-wowhead-alla site that wasn't blocked by my work computer. Although Wowisider (being the best non-blocked site my work computer gets to) has fast become my favorite site for Wownews I hate not being able to look up my WoW adventures for that night on someone elses time!

(I don't suppose anyone knows a site that would help me here?)

AFK a sec guys -- wife aggro {WoW}

May 16th 2007 1:35PM When I was playing City of Heroes I would routinly be forced to tell my team mates "brb gf aggro" as my girl would need me to do something. Althopugh she doesn't play any particualr MMO she wasn't overly concerned when I'd play COH for an hour or two (one of the best things of COH is that you can log in for half an hour, do a mission and log out very easily).

One day, I had to say "brb fiance aggro" and recieved numerous whispers of "engaged gratz!" as word was filtered around, our community was pretty tight knit so it was nice to see that people noticed.

My fiance hasn't complained about the time I spend on CoH (and now WoW) because she knows that she always comes first, and that I will happily leave a team should she require it. Fortunatly this isn't something she abuses. It also takes a little forethought on my part, if I go into a dungeon ill make sure that i'll ahve a couple hours where my fiance isn't home or sleeping.

Its all a matter of priority. Family and real Life just have to come first. Finding cute ways of expressing this to your online teammates is just an expression of that. And truthfully, I can't wait until I get to type in "brb child aggro" to my guildies. :)