November232013

Your first argument for you not being sexist is to tell me what your Mom does.  This tells me that you don’t really have a good argument for WHY you aren’t sexist.  If you did, you would have actually given that argument instead of outlining what your mother does for a living.

You then go on to talk about how you advocate for women elsewhere - but hey I guess girl gamers don’t count, right?  Let’s keep pretending MMOs are an all boys club.

Saying you do right in other places and times does not excuse unrepentant sexist behavior, and YOU are not the one who gets to choose when others have a right to be offended.  There are plenty of women who are upset by this, and therefore it is upsetting.

Personally I’ve yet to see an argument against increasing diversity and equality in a game that didn’t rely on dismissing the other side’s objections, because like you those who argue against such things in any area cannot come up with any logical argument against it.  Instead, you must rely on the old “it isn’t important” trope and hope enough people agree with you.

Look, I’m a white, straight, older male.  I will never have to deal with 99.9% of the things people who aren’t like me have to deal with, and even I can see there’s a problem with the lack of prominent female NPCs in this new expansion.

Are video games as important as the glass ceiling, rape culture, and all of the things that women have to live with on a daily basis?  No, of course not, but claiming that a lack of equal representation in what is still the most popular MMO of all time is not worth the effort is belittling and dismissive to all of the girl gamers playing WoW who would like to see more characters that don’t have Y chromosomes.

To say that the complaints about this expansion are “Tumblr at its worst” as you said in a previous post shows that you do in fact have a problem with people who disagree with you.  That you sent such a long message to me to defend yourself (without actually defending yourself) shows it IS a big deal to you.

I look forward to you bringing an argument to the table that doesn’t include “it’s not important” or “look I do nice things outside the game” as the basis for why we shouldn’t have more prominent female NPCs.

November172013

thelegionwillfall:

I don’t know what to get my husband for Christmas. :( He doesn’t play much game-wise except WoW. 
I was going to get him the Monk jacket from Jinx but looking at it, it’s not all that great for $65+. 

halp

Don’t think I’d want the Monk jacket either TBQH, but my wife bought me several of the shirts and a few WoW themed decals from Jinx over the years and I always liked them.  There’s an Alliance wallet (there’s a Horde one, too…) she got me two years ago that has held up incredibly well.

And of course there’s always the universal constant of game time cards.  Push comes to shove you could make a new account with enough time purchased (use a Black Friday Sale if you can) for him to get the Recruit-a-Friend mount and perks, then let the account go dormant until the next Recruit-a-Friend mount is announced.

November162013
I admit I took their candles.
I was young and I needed the experience points.

I admit I took their candles.

I was young and I needed the experience points.

(Source: rubythistle, via thelegionwillfall)

November142013

shithowdy:

This always seems to surprise at least one person when I do it?

As if ghouls weren’t adorable enough, yes, they flail and roar if you /cower before them, and they’ll cower before you if you /glare at them (but feel better if you /soothe them).

This has been your useless tip of the day.

(via kalooeh)

November122013
narciii:

blamerades:

adventurechronicles:

Small picnic area/beach where I stopped to journal one evening (Yosemite National Park)

but what was Velen doing in Yosemite National Park

crash landing, probably.

I DID NOT CRASH SHIP!

narciii:

blamerades:

adventurechronicles:

Small picnic area/beach where I stopped to journal one evening (Yosemite National Park)

but what was Velen doing in Yosemite National Park

crash landing, probably.

I DID NOT CRASH SHIP!

November112013

draenordrobe:

Reasons draenei need new models (First in a Series) -

I call it the “I can’t see who I’m hitting because my face is inside my shoulder” issue

That’s more a “Blizzard, stop making frikkin’ huge shoulder pads!” issue.  I’ve encountered it on almost every male character I’ve ever leveled.  Heck, the last time my priest was my main any time he did an emote where he lifted his arms slightly his face became completely covered by his shoulder armor.  I actually wish Blizz had an option to turn off that graphic like with the capes and helms.

November102013
whinecraft:

LITTLE ANDUIN AND TEENAGE ANDUIN
I CANT COPE

whinecraft:

LITTLE ANDUIN AND TEENAGE ANDUIN

I CANT COPE

(via kalooeh)

6PM

sodakick:

awkward family reunion

(via blamerades)

November92013

hclark70:

skettis:

NO MORE USELESS GEAR DROPS.

If you’re ret, the plate gear will have strength - then you switch to healer spec, that same gear will have int on it!

Thats crazy!

MARRY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMFG

(via kalooeh)

12PM

Tagged because I accidentally pissed off someone who has no interest in anything WoW right now.

(Source: sadboy42069, via blamerades)

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