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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby halabar » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:47 pm

Nikachelle wrote:
halabar wrote:Depends on the culture of your workplace. Some people at work know I play WoW, but I would never directly tell my boss about it. She's the type who would bring up the associations mentioned above.

Also depends on your age. If I was 25, it might be a lot more accepted. But I'm not 25 anymore..

But don't you want to destroy those associations? Assuming you are a relatively normal human being, who doesn't live in their parents' basement, makes a living, shows up for work responsibly, etc. If you're all of those things, you're the kind of person that can break those associations and create acceptance for something that is often kept in the closet.


You need to have a context for doing so... especially in an "old" corporate culture. Looking back to the Tea Party bashing of that one state representative candidate, a lot can get taken out of context. Especially when the gamer in question is over 40.. "You STILL play computer games?...".
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:23 pm

Had one guy at work who had heard one of the people in Purchasing plays computer games with his wife, and kept on bringing it up because he just couldn't get over how "weird" that was.

I don't really talk about it myself. I have mentioned it, but re: Nika's bit about breaking stereotypes: I'm a socially awkward loner who lives with his parents. :lol:
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:45 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Had one guy at work who had heard one of the people in Purchasing plays computer games with his wife, and kept on bringing it up because he just couldn't get over how "weird" that was.

I don't really talk about it myself. I have mentioned it, but re: Nika's bit about breaking stereotypes: I'm a socially awkward loner who lives with his parents. :lol:

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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:25 pm

Does it still count if you're the one that owns the house?
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Nikachelle » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:33 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:
I don't really talk about it myself. I have mentioned it, but re: Nika's bit about breaking stereotypes: I'm a socially awkward loner who lives with his parents. :lol:

You just bought your own place!
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:11 pm

Yeah, but I'm not living there yet. :P
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Amirya » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:22 pm

In my case, I live with my mother (and help pay bills, pay her rent, etc) because a single near-60 year old woman does not need to be banging around a 5 bedroom house by herself. No one questions that when I explain why I'm living with her. Plus, in her culture, it's kind of weird and irresponsible to not care for your parents after they spent your whole life caring for you.

I don't broadcast I play WoW, but if someone asks, I'll mention it (ie: "You look tired!" "Oh, yeah, stayed up late playing a game." "Oh, what game?" "Warcraft."). Doesn't seem to be a big deal, but I suppose if they think it's weird, it's because I'm already kinda known to be weird lol
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby benebarba » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:02 pm

I have a collection of 'wierd' hobbies for an early 30s male: Basically meaning they don't involve watching stuff on TV and drinking beer, from what I've gathered from interactions. But I've also got a family, a house, a job and a couple degrees and other such popular metrics of 'a life'.

I've long since stopped caring if one of them comes up and people balk at my straight answer of basically 'Yep. That's what I do.'. Sometimes, they are curious and ask questions. Sometimes they don't care one lick. The other times I just let them live with whatever cognitive dissonance I may have caused them.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby halabar » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:27 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Had one guy at work who had heard one of the people in Purchasing plays computer games with his wife, and kept on bringing it up because he just couldn't get over how "weird" that was.


This.


benebarba wrote:I have a collection of 'wierd' hobbies for an early 30s male: Basically meaning they don't involve watching stuff on TV and drinking beer, from what I've gathered from interactions. But I've also got a family, a house, a job and a couple degrees and other such popular metrics of 'a life'.


Also this, but those weird hobbies can sterotype you in some organizations.


benebarba wrote:I've long since stopped caring if one of them comes up and people balk at my straight answer of basically 'Yep. That's what I do.'. Sometimes, they are curious and ask questions. Sometimes they don't care one lick. The other times I just let them live with whatever cognitive dissonance I may have caused them.


If they don't happen to have any involvement in what might effect long-term employement, then yeah... :D
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Andurin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:30 am

On the work + gaming content:

My direct supervisor had to ask around when one solicitant (now co-worker) actually listed MMO gaming on his resume. So after I explained that in detail to him, he got the connection that I played it to, and basicly said that I was going to train him the first month since we got the same hobby... (Turns out we also visit the same fantasy-related events and he is a volunteer for the amusement park halloween team. So he plays zombie / vampire 3 weekends a year.)

Besides him we got a hired designer who plays wow and guild wars 2 aswell, so sometimes we get quite nice conversations during breaks with everyone else looking like: WTF are they talking about.

But the whole company looks like that every break time aswell... When we play Munchkin (Dungeons and Dragons spinoff card game).

My success: Running around trough Molten Core as a fire mage just didnt want to work. Good thing I remembered my frost spec after only 2 bossess where dead... Also Elgalon in LFR gave me a belt for the main roll, and the trinket for the bonus roll ^^ I gues thats the reward for killing 6 sets of the little floating balls the first time they came around ^^
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby valura » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:54 am

Amirya wrote:Gaming isn't a hobby, it's a Bad Destructive Habit. Everything that goes wrong in the world is due to gaming. Plus, all gamers are Psychopaths and Sociopaths, Socially Awkward Misfits, and have Hidden Anger Issues.

We Just Don't Know It (or Won't Admit it).

(Personally, I will mention it, but I don't broadcast it.)

Does it count if you're actually a certified sociopath? Do I have to quit gaming now, since I somehow enforce the misguided beliefs of the uninformed masses? Or should I go find out who they are and kill them in their sleep? No wait, that's psychopaths, right? :roll:

KysenMurrin wrote:Had one guy at work who had heard one of the people in Purchasing plays computer games with his wife, and kept on bringing it up because he just couldn't get over how "weird" that was.

I don't really talk about it myself. I have mentioned it, but re: Nika's bit about breaking stereotypes: I'm a socially awkward loner who lives with his parents. :lol:

Hmm, the house is mine and my 68yo mother and 76yo father live in with me... but I'm still a socially awkward loner... I clearly got to study the stereotype manual some more... I'm pretty sure I must have skipped some chapters :(

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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Hespherus » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:30 am

Blade Lord Tayak HC down. Which in conjuction with the Spirit Kings HC kill that we got last week, put us as realm 3rd(well see for how long :), which is as highest as we will ever get at 3 days per week. The other 2 guilds are top 50 guilds world.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:17 pm

Got lucky and am now at 9/10 Sigils of Wisdom from LFR. Haven't killed Grand Vizier or Wind Lord yet, or done Sha of Fear. With luck, I could be finished and on to the 5.1 stuff tomorrow...
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:46 pm

ok i know this isnt THAT big of a deal, but just soloed the trash of BWD, before the first 2 bosses
i didnt think i could do the charging dragonoids, but 3 trys later, down they went (just had to get better with cd timing and making sure iw as healed up before each charge)

as i get more gear i want to see about soloing a few bosses
have my eyes on the bot council, chim and atramedes to start

i think i am really turning into Shoju....it must have something to do with being the blood dk tank for lurkers :roll:
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Teranoid » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:15 am

Or the fact that being a blood DK makes you fucking superman when it comes to soloing old content.

Hell its the entire reason I levelled one.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Shoju » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:38 am

bldavis wrote:ok i know this isnt THAT big of a deal, but just soloed the trash of BWD, before the first 2 bosses
i didnt think i could do the charging dragonoids, but 3 trys later, down they went (just had to get better with cd timing and making sure iw as healed up before each charge)

as i get more gear i want to see about soloing a few bosses
have my eyes on the bot council, chim and atramedes to start

i think i am really turning into Shoju....it must have something to do with being the blood dk tank for lurkers :roll:



Teranoid wrote:Or the fact that being a blood DK makes you fucking superman when it comes to soloing old content.

Hell its the entire reason I levelled one.


I have to say, I'm very pleased to see my young apprentice taking such glee in soloing. There is truth in the Superman comment. People thought I was crazy in guild for how much time (and gold) I dedicated to soloing. There were some weeks, where I would only hit the stuff that I knew I could make gold on (MC, Kara, ICC, etc..) and there were other weeks, where I had devoted my entire time to harder challenges (Vezax, Koralon, Rotface, Hour of Twilight, etc...)

Soloing is addicting. Soloing content that very few people have ever done (because, even I will admit, I was not as good as raegwynn and mionelol) was a rush. The first time I downed Koralon, was a refreshing feeling. It was the most expansive undertaking I had ever gone through to down a boss. Custom Gear Set (including specific enchants), Custom Spec, Specific Elixirs, Food, POts, I bet I dropped almost 5k into killing Koralon by the time I had it down (Repairs, enchants, head enchant, mats for food + elixirs), and that only pushed my desire to do harder stuff even further.

My only regret is that I didn't get video of the few kills that I'm truly proud of.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:21 am

i was being a bit sarcastic with the turning into shoju comment, but as i am getting more and more comfortable playing blood, i am starting to eye the bosses and figure out what mechanics i can ignore, what ones might bug out (chaining magmaw down solo could be interesting, might need help on that one)

i cant wait to use hte new feature of no more raid groups needed to just jump in old content and see what i can kill :D
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Shoju » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:04 am

bldavis wrote:i was being a bit sarcastic with the turning into shoju comment, but as i am getting more and more comfortable playing blood, i am starting to eye the bosses and figure out what mechanics i can ignore, what ones might bug out (chaining magmaw down solo could be interesting, might need help on that one)

i cant wait to use hte new feature of no more raid groups needed to just jump in old content and see what i can kill :D


You may be sarcastic now, but just wait. Time, Gear, Practice, You will be JUST LIKE ME logging in, already right outside your next stomping ground, ready to smash face on some big bad monster, dying, rezzing, and realizing what you have to change, and going at it some more.

Honestly, this was my big interest in Brawler's Guild. Something that is solo PVE and challenging. My interest in Soloing wasn't about the fat gold, though it was a really nice "windfall" on some of the harder stuff, once you learn how to get it down. The Challenge, the Mog Gear, that's what drove me.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby benebarba » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:57 am

Shoju wrote:
bldavis wrote:i was being a bit sarcastic with the turning into shoju comment, but as i am getting more and more comfortable playing blood, i am starting to eye the bosses and figure out what mechanics i can ignore, what ones might bug out (chaining magmaw down solo could be interesting, might need help on that one)

i cant wait to use hte new feature of no more raid groups needed to just jump in old content and see what i can kill :D


You may be sarcastic now, but just wait. Time, Gear, Practice, You will be JUST LIKE ME logging in, already right outside your next stomping ground, ready to smash face on some big bad monster, dying, rezzing, and realizing what you have to change, and going at it some more.


It's true. Back towards the end of cata I found myself getting bored trying to solo stuff for fun and the challenge.

This is making me want to do it again... and now that pallies have more adaptability (and CC!) and self heals... I just might!
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:47 pm

Got my sha-touched gem! Now I just need a sha-touched weapon... :(
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Worldie » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:27 pm

What, you tell me that sigils of wisdom haven't been removed from the game?
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby KysenMurrin » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:28 pm

Think I got 4 of them just this reset from 5 LFR bosses. ;)
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Worldie » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:40 pm

I hate you, still only 5.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:51 pm

i have 2...
oc i have ran LFR only 3 times...
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby culhag » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:11 pm

I finally found Vyragosa alive. Only one more left for Frostbitten !
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