5 things for Friday

1. I will write more on my Dedicated server stance.  I need to do some more reading  to back up my argument,  I want to  consider things like the effects of language, and region on progression in raids, and arena. 

If a dedicated real oceanic server did happen – than the player base becomes more concentrated – than language will affect who you play with – Eg just look at EU WOW. Servers and guilds have become ‘language – centric’.    I guess I’m letting the cat out of the bag on an unwritten post – but I want to spend some time on the issue,  and I think it’s big enough and important enough to present a well thought out case then just a random ‘ I don’t want….”  Like I did in my previous post.

  Do the majority of people who play in Oceanic actually need a server that will deliver more precise actions. Are we underrepresented in things like Arena, and progressive raiding,  and  would having less lag  encourage more people to get serious about those things?   

2.  I’ve had a few attempts on LK in 10’s,   but when the tank is tanking him in defile.  We have issues.  BUT!   I killed the King on 25’s with my new guild.  They are old hats at it.  No I wasn’t  noob enough to release when LK killed us all,  though my complete and utter shock  at the raid blowing up  probably made me look like I hadn’t even read about the encounter.   I did I promise!  But being there and dying unexpectedly is still a massive shock because my first thought was something had happened to wipe the raid.

3.  Devouring Plague spamming in BG is awesome.  I can crit up to 4.5 K damage on a DP inital damage,  and it’s not dispelable if I am spamming it chasing you across the BG.  So shadow priest hot on your heals  Shadow Word deathing you on CD,  Doting you up with SWP, throwing a fiend at you, and spamming DP.  You better be a healing class with hots, and a lot of health. Cause your going down. MWHAHAHAHA

4. I got globally muted on a vent. When I was on my healing Alt in a GDKP.  It’s my fault. I told the player if he wasn’t going to stop saying a certain word  repetitively I would ignore him.  Imagine wiping on Rot Heroic, and all you can hear just over the raid leaders instructions is  Pen*s Pen*s Pen*s Pen*s Pen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*sPen*s Pen*s

It wasn’t even the word that annoyed me,  it was the timing  – and it’s repetitiveness.  I wasn’t the first, nor the last to tell him to quit it,  but I was the only girl who spoke.  He was a vent admin. Result = Me globally muted for the rest of the raid. 

That same raid,  when another female spoke for the very first time after some discussions on why we were wiping on Princes,  was told to “Shut up you W*ore” and some other choice words.

Yet regardless of what I think was undeserved treatment  me and her still stuck the raid out, and got our share of the GDKP pot.   It was a pug,  but it was run by someone who should have better control because of the guild tag he wore  – and he didn’t control not only the behaviour directed at us,  but let the raid rip each other apart on various things the entire time we were in there.

This is where I wish recording vent conversations didn’t breach our telecommunications survellience acts  ( topic for another day)

My principles are worth less than a pot of around 4800 gold each.  But I wasn’t going to leave and reward them with a greater share.  Then they would have won.


Would you listen to me if it wasn’t about WOW?  I don’t really expect an answer,  just that I have been adding as many non wow blogs to my reader as I have wow blogs, and I have found so many interesting people talking about stuff!  I guess definitions of interesting vary between people. 

No No No..   I not quitting Wow blogging I am as addicted to blogging as I am gaming.

My epiphany has been that it’s a little sad that my gaming experiences  are  more relevant, and interesting to an audience then thoughts on more important things.  But I am sure those important things wouldn’t be half as entertaining.

16 Responses to “5 things for Friday”

  1. 1 Christopher Schmidt June 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I don’t know if this would help in your case, but I’d go to the guild leader for the person in question, and talk to him about it. (Unless he’s a guild leader himself.) More than once, I have reported ninjas, general assholes, people who pull then hearth, etc. to guild leaders, only to be told “Yeah, that guy was on probation as it was; consider him kicked.”

    It may have no effect, but it may have the effect of having him no longer be able to ‘trade’ on that guild tag.

    • 2 Pugnacious Priest June 4, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      it wasnt so much the leaders fault, just that he could not control it, I guess stuff like that shows you the difference between a real leader, and someone who doesnt know how to lead people.

  2. 3 Busket June 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Yeesh, #4. I dunno, it’s your call and I don’t want to get sanctimonious, but I think they still won. They got to act like complete troglodytes and wielded your reluctance to leave the raid like a weapon. Sticking it out kind of validates their belief that being in a position of power gives them license to be horrible.

    I mean, that’s probably a no win situation for you, so getting your share of the pot and shortening theirs could be the best outcome you can get. So I understand. I’m sorry you got put in that position at all :\.

  3. 5 Cathy June 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    #4 I don’t know why people tolerate such asswipes during raids. Seriously, if someone can’t control themselves and they don’t have Tourette’s syndrome, kick em.

    Verbally spamming stuff would make me mental.

  4. 6 Kiri June 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    #4 Sounds like something that needs to be spread around your server. That kind of behaviour is just pathetic. Blatant sexism.

    • 7 Pugnacious Priest June 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      this is where I need screenshots.. except vent isn’t covered.. I mean no wonder girls are silent in vent – but for every bad experience I have had, I’ve had at least 2 good ones – so its not always bad 🙂

  5. 8 Mashugana June 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I’d read if you wrote about non-WoW stuff. You’re insightful and funny. That applies to more than just wow 🙂

  6. 10 Pokkadot June 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    In regards to #5, I’m an active reader of your blog and it’s stories :). I’d be all for any out of game interests or stories that you’d share, although I warn you that the blog is foremost a blog about your priest and WoW, so being able to relate to it but not completely off-topic would make any non-WoW posts superb.

    Also a first-time commenter, felt the need to comment because I’ve been getting the feeling that you truly do want to write about something more, if true, go for it.

    • 11 Pugnacious Priest June 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      I would need to make a new blog, and build it up, and that would be ok, just it would be even more random then my wow blog, so theme would not be as label-able as a wow blog -thank you for commenting !

  7. 12 Anstasia June 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Answer to #5, I enjoy reading your blog, originally because of its relevance to me (I am a WoW player and also a priest,) but I think my favourite posts include both a dash of your personal life alongside your Warcraft experiences. I loved reading about your experiences trying to juggle real life with raiding.

    Maybe it would be a rough transition at first, but I tend to really respect your point of view (on gaming issues and beyond.) So it’s a yes here from me, I would keep reading Pugnacious sans Warcraft.

  8. 13 Carnage June 5, 2010 at 3:04 am

    I think it’s easy to oversimplify an idea to the point of the parts that only suit your argument. The issue isn’t about “dedicated” servers, it’s about having geographically located servers so that Australian (or Oceanic) players aren’t penalized for geographical distance.

    While yes the social aspect of an MMO is part of the immersion, the technical aspect of the game (from my standpoint, raiding) is one that balanced on a knifes edge in terms of playability due to latency. The number of people who already have to pay money to 3rd party services to ensure they have a ping that makes the game playable and yet still not as responsive as a US player is quite high.

    I think you need to look at the reality that the current “Oceanic” servers are geographically located in the same data centres as “US”, set with an Oceanic Timezone. Now if those servers become populated with mostly a Oceanic playerbase then there is clearly a demand for it. There is no change to the social aspect of the already established Oceanic realms if you simply change the geographical location per’se.

    I have played this MMO for almost 6 years (since beta Vanilla) and as far as raiding in a technical sense goes, we have always been behind the 8-ball and will always continue to as far as latency limitations. And I don’t even PvP in any serious fashion, that’s another pandora’s box of complaints in itself.

    On your Vent issue, sadly PUGS are always full of retards. Get familiar with vent, and learn how to mute people is the simplest solution. If you know the encounters whether or not you can hear what idiots are doing is inconsequential.

    • 14 Shiva June 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

      For what it’s worth, do not assume if Blizzard had Oceanic servers in an Oceanic location the subscription fee would be the same.

      The subscription fee is different in other regions from North America. For example, European pay about $15.54 USD a month. (Only $13 USD a month for Great Britain though).

      My best Google translation says the subscription fee for a South Korean is about $16.50 USD.

      Also there are several top ranked Oceanic guilds. Adept is #2 for North American servers, Tsunami is #11 and those are only the two I know from a quick-glance via name recognition.

  9. 15 citysoliloquy June 6, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I’d still read if it was non-WOW related. I don’t read many WOW blogs, because as an ex-player I think I might get a tad bored but I like the angle you cover which makes your WOW perspective entertaining and fun to read.

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