Whats your Guild style?

A snappy little shared topic was raised by Tzufit in the Bloz Azeroth forums.

Every guild has a certain personality, style, and even traditions all of its own. Do you have certain abilities that you always need to use on a boss kill screenshot? Or perhaps your guild holds an annual holiday party? What special traditions does your guild have?

From my perspective, we have a few consistent jokes:

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  1. We rant about killing Dragons, often. Rawr!
  2. We always try to blame one of a few players for small mistakes. If you slip and fall from the AH roof, then it’s time to find that scapegoat. Firstly its Ram’s (boomkin/resto Druid) fault, then its Dia or Gen’s fault depending on who you ask, and then if that fails we blame Ram anyway. We used to blame any Shadow Priest, but they’re scarce now. I wonder why?
  3. Most raiders argue about who should get loot instead of them. That is so great.
  4. We help each other. We ask questions, and we go a little extra for each other.
  5. Most of the guild types almost complete sentences, and we have a few folks who are grammar fanatics. I love that, the avoidance of leet-speak makes me happy.

Happy raiding

Honnest sCrap, a good late meme

honest_scrapI have been meme-tagged by one of the blogs I love. Thank you BobTurkey, tis appreciated. (edit: Larisa tagged me way back in March too which I totally missed.)

So now I have to do 3 things to keep my mojo in order.

This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant… (for posting the wow geek code)”

Now in order to accept this award, there are a few catches, which are as follows:

1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.

2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

1) Done (above)

2) Select seven blogs that are worth of praise and promotion. This is hard as I’m meme’ing late in the meme (which is like smurfing the smurf in a smurfy way), and by now I think a lot of the community who read blogs might be edging toward having enough of this one.

So I’ve changed this to be “select a blog that has slowed down its post rate, to encourage the author to post“. I know of one that I used to read ever time it was updated, even without a feed reader to make easy-mode.

2.1) Jez at DPS We Deliver. Get back to posting you lazy slacker.

3) List ten honest things:

3.1)  I am sad that many good members of the wow blog community have stopping blogging. BRK, Resto4life, Gun Loving Dwarf Chick were very high profile, but there has been a general drop of in the chatter. A heart felt thank you to them. And thank you to the people who continue too.

3.2) I live in Adelaide Australia, but was not born here. Melbourne is where my family are, and I moved to follow the woman I love. One of the best choices in life I have made.

3.3) I am 25% philosopher, 25% logic machine, 25% pacifistic, and 25% sociopath. The balance of those four items keeps me sane, and my bad choices in life have been when one side out balances any of the others by too much.

3.4) I hate everything about Big Brother, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, Great Race, the Apprentice, etc, etc, etc. The content is horrid, production is good but formulaic, and the long term appeal is non-existant. TV’s junk food of the brain.

3.5) I once broke my little toe riding a great dane along a hallway in a mate’s holiday house. Uh, and I was in my mid 20s, not a child. Man rides dog.

3.6) I like dual spec, deliberate class imbalance, and adding another 400 slots into the Friends and Ignore list.

3.7) My priority in life is my family and friends. Then WoW. It helps that a few of my mates are gamers and a few play WoW, but an active social life, family and such is more important to me than WoW. I say this as I have been tempted to prioritise WoW over my partner and family, and it made me both excited and worried. Work on the other hand is something that I do to enjoy the other parts of my life. If the work is enjoyable, then that’s a great bonus (which it sometimes is).

3.8) I am a sucker for anything with a robot, mutant, vampire, magic or broadsword in it. Books, tv, movies, comics, random gossip, I like it. That said, I hate it when its done badly (VanHelsing you still owe me a good movie).

3.9) Honesty might be soul crushing sometimes, but its always best. Quite often its just plain better. In frigging everything, the truth is a faster track to getting clarity and progress. I hate liars, cheats, etc. And gossip is borderline lies, so I guess I don’t like gossip much either.

3.10) You should not post anything on the internet that you’re not happy reading about in 15 years later. Now given I have no idea what I’ll be like in 15 years, I figure this will be a huge contradiction.

I’m sure there is stuff I’ve already said that might be borderline, but I also feel that a degree of risk and a degree of strangeness helps clear your own mind. If the blogging audience reads it, then that’s their choice. So number 10 is about believing that you need to challenge yourself every now and then, and that the reader should take responsibility for how they feel about something as much as the author, especially if its the 10th dot point in a blog rant.

3.11) I confess that I am silly for missing being tagged earlier. My Blog-Fu is weak, and I need to do better.