mandag den 28. september 2009

I am the (K)night

So what do you do, when AH/grinding/alt-leveing/main-instancing gets boring, and when RL work and social... stuff grabs a hold of you?
You buy an XboX 360, thats what you do. Then you get this game. And you become the (k)night (Guess it works better spoken than in writing).
And its just as great as you could expect, any game Yatzee would recommend, to be.

But it does leave me in a bit of a sticky situation. Not for my guild, mind you, but my own guilt.
I cannot help but to feel very bad about leaving my guild "behind". Not that im the greatest Tonk this game has ever seen, nor that im imba dps. But I like to think, that i'm a smart player that any Raid Leader would like to have in his raid. So it hurts my inner Knight, to read my guilds raid signups lists.
They often have a lot of threads concerning the word "sorry" "transfer" "uni" and "will not". And here I am. If I wanted to, I could raid 2-3 times more a week (as opposed to the 1 raid i do now in our 10 manned group) with our 25 and 10 manned groups. I could squize it in. Stuff would suffer. But I've done it before. Lots.
On the days I work late, I could log on early and farm consumables and prepare for raids. I could do lots of things. Instead, I've signed out of our 25 manned.
And I love it.

I love the free time. I love my Xbox, I love not stressing about shopping, and house chores because I have to game. I really really love it. Apart from when I think about my guildies.
Because when I do, I feel ashame. Its a silly silly feeling.They certainly have given me no reason whatsoever to feel this way. But I do. I feel horribly that I haven't studied all 3 ways of handling a new boss (healing, pewpewing and tonking) beforehand. I feel bad that I haven't gotten my new chestpiece enchanted yet. (Im loosing my 4 set bonus so im still not 100% sure its better). But mostly I feel bad that I'm not there to help out.

But I don't feel bad Enough, If i did I would log in and play. But so far, the thought of logging on to do anything in games, gives me the same feeling that "dull-chore-week" at work gives me.
I still remember having a sense of exitement about logging on. To do dailies, to level alts, to prepare for raids. to RAID.
I still have a lot of fun doing raids. Just not anything outside the instances.

Then I read Righteous Orbs, that they are lacking an OT. And I think "oh yea, ill transfer my druid or paladin and Tonk horde style!! It will be great, and exciting, and ill tag along on those horrible pugs that are ever so much fun to talk about AFTERWARDS.
But I know when I'm lying to myself. The only thing dragging me online are the people in my guild, whom I luuve playing with, and whom I feel very much in-debted to. And still its not enough.
So I'll spend the occasional 2-3 hours of free fun time I have beeing a caped knight of the Night hiding on Gargoyles and trying not to think of that little voice in the back of my mind, poking at my illogical and silly bad conscience.

I've thought about pulling the plug on WoW, all together, but it seems I can't even do that anymore.
I can't even be bothered to log on and play with my RL friends in champions online. Maybe its a generel MMO fatigue im suffering from.

What im getting to, is that, for the time beeing, my posts won't be so much about in-game experiences :)

ps Oh and im on xbox live aswel: DwRedux

torsdag den 24. september 2009

I hate the way Women are beeing discriminated in wow, it's SOOO gay

Can you tell what is wrong with the above sentence?


Let's backtrack a bit. So every once in a while some (wow)post will surface that will inflame angry bloggers everywhere. The most effective of these seems to be the "look how women are beeing put down in wow" or the "im writing a post about something people can interpret as beeing chauvinistic." This usually gets people pretty wound up. Whether or not it was a male chauvanistic pig ruining the reputation of female gamers everywhere, ill leave up to everyone else to decide.
Personally I think not. Its not like he was very kind to healers everywhere on his former piece. Because it's really hard to be nice, when your goal is to showcase the 5 negative stereotypes of an egotistic gamer (or in the old piece on healers).
In the guilds i've been in, I've met more than one of each type, and only two of those where female gamers (funny enough most of them had female toons). And using cultural architypes to exemplify the peronally traits doesnt make the author a sexist. It just underlines that history in generel has always been very sexist. Pertty much ever since that chick who banged Jesus. Who where later labeled a whore ( i guess groupies aren't a new phenomena hurhur... *sigh*) .

Whatever, the point of all this wasn't really how women are treated in game(s). Because blizz has long realised that a huge part of their players are women, and pretty much the rest of their customers like the fact that they are playing with women. (Its like the bars that offers free drinks and entrance to women only... funny how you never hear anyone complaining bout that)

The point of this sentence was in fact that I've read posts where the harassment of women was labeled as beeing "both sad and so gay"(not a direct quote).


And here is where my panties gets in a twist. Because it is not women who has been dealt with the "ridicule" card in this world of gaming. It's the homosexuals that gets that hand dealt (think i drowned myself in that metaphor). because whenever anything happens in game that could be thought of as sexist, tons or angry blogposts and forum posts spawn. Whenever gamers promote that their guild is gay and lesbian friendly they get banned (yea its an old story).

And you still have to hear people say "omg that was SOOOO womanlike of you to outbid me on that auction" and "lol your a woman, l2p" "fucking chick l2p" "you play like a woman" and whenever you point out to them, the answer is always always:

"Listen man, i know tons of women, some of my best friends are women, I didn't mean anything by it, its just what people say. To me, im not even talking bout women, its just a word meaning something is negative."

Because we still live in a world where if you go out and are honest with your gender, you will get beaten up. Women in our day an age still have to cut their hair and hide their boobs and put on fake mustaches to avoid ridicule and beatings. Hell, in parts of the western world its still a crime to be a woman. -Or at least considered to be a sickness not unlike insanity. How many dads don't you hear STILL asking their daughters "have you considered not growing boobs, but maybe a penis? Maybe you would like that too".

But I guess we just have to accept that, dont' we?

torsdag den 3. september 2009

What to think of the next expansion?

So i'm standing there in front of the changing room/bathroom/changing room/changing room, holding Mrs DW-redux's Very purple handbag. Waiting. Alone. The "I just have to try one more thing on" still ringing in my ears. So there I was alone. With a big girly handbag, standing very near the female-undergarment department. Alone. Waiting. The other guys walking behind their companions, gave me a sympathetic look. They had also been there. Standing alone with a girly handbag looking like some sort of perv. The women at the store looked at me like i WAS some sort of perv.
And all I could think to myself was: "So beeing married, really hasn't changed much, has it?".

Ah yes, the trip to a foreign country is over and I'm back!

And with perfect timing too. There is a new hardmode instance, that I've not yet tried and the whole wow-blogging world is so over and done with talking bout the expansion. Well SCREW THEM.

Because I have two coppers (is that the same as two policemen?) and I want to throw em in the mix too (if it is, then this sentence has gone from weird to worse).

Or: All that it could have been, but most likely never will. Let's start on the negative.

- It will be lazily done. Just like the tournament, the dailies and the gate-lock system. It will be done with the "how can we do as little WORK as possible" attitude. How do I know? When a selling point of ONE of the dungeons is this: This is an entirely new dungeon, new art, new creatures, new everything.

- The so called dramatic changes to the landscape, Won't be dramatic but rather smallish. Why? See my first point.

- 5 levels of leveling won't be epic, and will be over and done with extremely fast. Also, having max level be 85 seems stupid. 75, I could get, but 85? why not 87.5? Maybe thats just me.

... Thats it. That is all the negative things I can think of. Well. That should be enough to ruin the game for an "I like seeing new bosses and killing em, I don't like killing the same boss 50 times over. And what is the pvp you speak of?" type of person that I am. But It won't.
The fact that I have to spend 60 USD to get my Worgen hunter (like im gonna reroll... Well.. I might) doesnt seem to deter me either. And that HAS to be a plus, for a game that I swore would have to knock me off my feet in order to get me to purchase it.
It hasn't really though. I'm afraid that the not thinking ahead planning that WoW has become (for example the "lets change the hunter ammo" change that didn't even work), combined with the extreme lazyness that is wrath dungeons, just gives me chills about a full fledged expansion in theese capable hands.

...But. You know.... Deathwing. That is pretty much the only argument I needed. Deathwing.
Excuse me, im gonna dig out my old WoW novels and drool some more.