Darn Youngins

Just let me say first.. my personal experience with young teens on World of Warcraft has not been a great one. So I am going to go ahead and touch on the classic subject of – should children even be on WoW? Now to me this is children between the ages of 11 to 17. I have met some very young people on the game especially on a Role Play server. Personally I have no interest in even speaking to anyone under the age of at least sixteen. There are always obvious questions such as their level of maturity and commitment. Below I have give a few examples of what I have personally experienced, both good and bad.

The Mature Young Player: I was in a guild not too long ago with a rather nice Guild Master. He listened when you needed him and tried to be around for the guild members. Although he was not very good at telling people when they needed some help. It took some time for me to discover that this particular GM was only 16. After learning this about him after I had gotten to know him a bit better I was rather impressed. For only 16 he was a relatively good GM and handled things within the guild pretty well. As with everyone there were things that I thought he could have done better. 

The Immature Young Player: I have had so many bad experiences with young, immature players. The one that sticks out in my mind at the moment is an issue that was not really an issue with a young officer of an old guild. I had joined because of a friend in the guild and I was pretty friendly with everyone. I went out of my way to participate in their guild events, Role Play and otherwise. Though this one officer I did not have much communication with on any level. Well she made is especially apparent that she did not like me (for what reason I still don’t know). She would not talk to me and went out of her way to say very rude things about me to everyone in the guild while I was sitting there. So one day I had finally had enough and told her off in language that I will not repeat here and left the guild. I had so many people whisper me like “wtf?!” but I was in no mood to put up with her petty shit anymore.

So whether or not young teens should be aloud to play is up for debate. I honestly do not feel anyone under at least 15 should even consider logging on. Of course, this is just my opinion, This does not go without saying that there are plenty of immature older players as well. Some people even at the age of 50 should not be aloud to play this game. 

UPDATE! The new Pandaren Mage is now level 82 and into Cataclysm content. =3Image

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Annoying Ex-Tank

So I’m typing this on my phone because it’s very late where I am and I just don’t feel like getting up. Not sure how this will look on the blog so I may have to make some corrections later on. Onto the point!
I’m sure we’ve all had that person in a raid team or just in a guild that annoyed the crap of us. Well unfortunately in this case it was one of our raid tanks. Though my personal feelings about them doesn’t have much to do with my problem. They believed that people within the team did not listen to them or value their opinion. Honestly it was rare that she actually voiced a viable option and wasn’t just complaining. So rather than talking to the raid leader about it and trying to resolve it somehow they decided there was a “better” solution. I got online a few hours later to find out that they server transfered instead. If I could facepalm any harder right now..

Guild Bank Going Broke

I have been in many guilds over the past three years of playing this silly game. Each has had their fair share of problems whether it be drama or lack of active members. Fortunately the guild I am in now does not seem to have a huge issue with drama after we booted one of the more annoying members. It came after a long deliberation that lasted months (which in my opinion was too long). Now our biggest problem is not having enough active members contributing to the guild. We are bleeding the guild bank dry with most members getting repairs (100+ gold per character for 200+ members and member alts) and not nearly enough guild challenges getting done. 

Our solution was simple. Start offering rewards to people who go out of their way to help the guild. If they could take some time to participate in the guild challenges and get the guild some money flowing back in we would reward them. Sadly even the didn’t work and some members even bothered to complain about the prizes we offered. That definitely struck a bad nerve with quite a few of us. Those prizes were not funded by guild bank money, they came out of the pockets of the officers to try to help our guild. 

Unfortunately the only option we can think of now is to cut guild repairs, or remove them completely. Honestly none of us want it to come to that but what else can we do. I have been trying to think of another way to get people to put some effort into the guild. If anyone around bothers to read this and has some ideas feel free to share.

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Frustration and Laziness

Alright.. my cell phone is really starting to frustrate me. I have a Galaxy S3 and up until today I have loved this phone. Well, technically I have been annoyed with it for the past week. For some odd reason it is not sending my picture messages correctly or at all. I’m ready to throw the whole thing out the window. I suppose it really isn’t a big deal. I, unlike many, did not pay a crazy amount for my phone. I got mine on Black Friday for a dollar! I keep it in good shape but I suppose it could use a reset or something. I’m not much of a phone person.. 

Anyway! I know no one came here to see me complain about my cell phone. Two days after patch day and I still haven’t bothered to go out and do the new quest line. I have not really had any motivation to do so. Other life issues outside of the game have me pretty high strung and stretched for time. I hear that they are pretty interesting and an easy way to get charms or runes..or something. I wonder if my guildies know what their talking about half the time. I suppose I can try to get some questing in before my raid tonight. I shall do this and come back with some sort of result.. eventually. 

Trinkets *sigh*

Well, 5.3 is finally here people! I spent my patch day trying to take my mind off of it. Did some much needed cleaning and laundry. Although, once 11am server came around, I was at my computer spamming the realm status page. I have no clue why it took so long to get the servers back up! I didn’t really look into it though, I just wanted to get started with all the things I needed to do. I had a long list of “want”s to finish yesterday before my raid. Unfortunately I didn’t come close to finishing everything I wanted to do because of the late start. I got enough to buy a Shado-Pan Assault trinket though, which I desperately needed. 

Speaking of trinkets.. I’m going to complain a little here. So I switched with one of our healer this week to mix things up a little bit. I miss healing but I think that I kept up rather well with our other main healer. We did have to switch back for a few fights such as Council and Tortos because the healer I switched with has a melee off spec. If you’ve done those fights you know how hard it is to do it with mostly melee DPS because of placement and some of the ads. Luckily both our specs are pretty geared and we’re okay with having to hop back and forth for a while. He doesn’t seem to mind much thankfully, I love healing. So onto the complaining! We had one of our healers leave due to a new, weird schedule at work. We found a replacement rather fast with about the same gear but their healing is.. lacking. It’s not that they aren’t any good, they just haven’t had a lot of experience in Normal yet. They’ve only been running with us for a short time and, of course, Horridon drops his healing trinket last night. All three of us roll on it and the damn newbie gets it. We all really need some decent trinkets but I think a certain person deserved it a little more (and no I’m not talking about myself!). 

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The Server Blues

Don’t get me wrong, I love my guild and most of my guildies. Though there are days more often than not that I wish I could move to a new realm. I have been playing on the same realm for almost four years and when you’ve been around that long you gain some friends and some enemies. I feel like I could use a new start.. but the idea of leveling news characters and having no gold just sounds terrible. I barely have the money to continue playing none the less transfer characters to a new server. I have done research into different servers and asked people their opinions but of course no one can tell me where to go. The biggest bummer of the whole thing is not knowing someone on another server that plays as much as I do. Most of the people on my Real I.D. are from my server or are other friends on different servers who don’t enjoy quite the same aspects of the game as I do. Also I have been interested in playing Alliance for a change of pace. Yes, I know, boooo! The same races get a bit bored when you’ve played them for so long. I don’t necessarily enjoy the people that I have met in-game that play Alliance but the races are kind of neat. I would love to be a Draenei goat thing, or a night elf. I have no interest in the Worgen though, their animations seem strange to me. 

On a side note; I found a transmog for my Pandaren Mage who is now into Northrend content.

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Another Pandaren Mage

After much deliberation I decided to level a second Mage, because personally I have little interest in the Undead one I have now. It is level 85 with some amazing Dragon Soul gear from back in Cataclysm. Though even then I really did not have a thing for the Undead. I think they, more so than any other class, really need a reskin. Anyway, the releveling process has not been a fun one. It goes by much faster with heirlooms which is amazing but now that I am back into Outlands I want to strange every person I get a dungeon with. It is always those new players or new death knights that think their the absolute shit and can pull everything. I mean thank god I’m not a Healer anymore, I’ve leveled all those and do not want to do that again. At least on my new Mage I have Invisibility now so I can run off while they die. As an added bonus my guild has Mass Resurrection so I can decide if I want to wait on them to run back or not. I have to admit I am one of those people that just loves these new Pandarens. The males look a little strange to me but the females are just so cute! *fan girl squee* The tails are adorable and their cute hair cuts.. though I wish that the colors were more of the hair than a tiny streak. I can’t wait till I finish my new Mage (which is a Pandaren!) because the Mage sets are so adorable. Don’t you judge me! Though finding transmog for a Monk is a bit of a pain in the arse. I absolutely hate farming and questing as a whole.. so when I decided I wanted to get her some cool leather transmog I knew my work was cut out for me.

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My Patience is Thin

So my guild goes through a great effort to lead “Alt Raids” for people outside of our main raid teams and alternate characters. Unfortunately I volunteered my time to get them together the past few weekends. I felt that, as a new Officer, I should give my time back to the guild and help out the other members. Obviously I regret this now because I have about as much patience as a two year old. I don’t mind having to explain fights to people or giving it a few shots for everyone to figure out what their suppose to do. I DO mind when someone who has never done the fights in a ten man atmosphere is trying to lead the raid and talking over me. That irritates me to the point of reaching through the computer and smacking someone. Well thankfully there were enough computer and game related technical issues going on that we ended the raid over an hour early. I think I would almost rather sit through an LFR (Looking For Raid) group than run another Alt Raid with some of those people.Image

WoW What An Addict

Now I’m not one to brag.. oh wait, I kinda am. I tend to use a good amount of my free time playing video games. Some could say that I am addicted or simply waste my life online doing nothing useful. To be entirely honest I think I tend to spend a little too much time on there as well. When I have some college work to get done I can peel myself off long enough to finish it but even then I wait till the last day to get things done. I enjoy spending my time online playing World of Warcraft with my nerdy friends, is that so wrong? I am currently in a semi-casual raiding guild (for those of you that aren’t familiar with the game it’s basically a group of people that kill tough monster). I know my definitions are probably lacking a good bit of detail but I’m not here to educate anyone. If you really want to know just go play the game for yourself. Anyway, the team and myself have been working hard to get our shit together. We’ve finally gotten half way through Throne of Thunder which for us is a huge achievement. Although I am getting a tad bit tired of people not being on time. Just saying it makes me wonder how I have a life outside this game at all. I feel almost sorry for them for having other things to do that could keep them from having fun with. I guess I need to get out more.. I’m on here writing this rather than being on WoW, so that must count for something.

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