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#1 Jan 22 2013 at 11:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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As part of the on-again off-again fascination with WoW I found myself chatting about it again this weekend. Had talked to the Mrs a bit about WoW, and she was flirting with the idea of coming back. Anyway, one of her friends had sent a scroll of resurrection her way, so it was time to check things out at least. There were reviews to be read, changes that had been made, and such. The questions of course. Did they change this? Who's overpowered in that? Was the pokemon thing any good? Storylines? What do people think? And of course we come to: who's playing right now?

Which means it's time for some good old-fashion facebookarmory-stalking. Looking up your old characters to see who's gathering dust in a guild. Looking up people you knew. Oh, he hasn't logged in since November. Looks like she just hit 90. Hmm... he hasn't played for a while, let's check out his alt... oh there we go looks like he's doing the holiday stuff. Huh, so-and-so is guild leader now; I would have never guessed. Wow, they've been doing some recruiting too. Looks like that good hunter finally got fed up and left, he's doing herioc raiding with this other guild. Good for him, that was a long time coming. Etc. etc...

Which leads to the question of the day...

Do you armory-stalk?
Yes, I like seeing what people are up to.:11 (52.4%)
No, I could care less what people are doing.:5 (23.8%)
No, not since the restraining order.:2 (9.5%)
Why doesn't this poll have a beer option?:3 (14.3%)

Now if they'd add in a comments section and let us post bad photos...
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#2 Jan 22 2013 at 11:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's all worth it for the times like last expansion when a couple of us looked up one of the guys who had dragged his bad attitude to a more hardcore guild that suited his mad skillz better - and found that he had fewer boss kills than we did, even on normal, because he couldn't even reliably get in their 'B' team...
#3 Jan 22 2013 at 12:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's "couldn't care less" Smiley: tongue

However, I was having a discussion with my best friend (who is an officer in our guild) last night about the former GM. The guy has been offline since... well, at least since MoP. He was kind of the glue that held the guild together; since he's been gone we're down to about 6 full time members. We haven't done any guild raiding, and only a few guild dungeons (and no challenges). Our old GM was the head of recruiting and planning strategies, and without him we're reduced to being a pretty casual level 25 guild. Most of us have alts in other guilds that we play almost as much as our mains!

So I spoke with my buddy and we decided to see if we could get in touch with him IRL. Turns out he'd had terrible money and employment-seeking issues; he's in his 40s and living with his elderly parents. Another officer paid for his last year of WoW, and now he refuses to accept the charity any more. It kinda sucks, but it sorta puts the death-knell on our guild, as none of us want (or are able) to fill his shoes Smiley: frown

Edited, Jan 22nd 2013 1:21pm by LockeColeMA
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#4 Jan 22 2013 at 6:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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That sucks Locke, I hope your friend gets his feet back on solid ground.

OP - I used to after a break I took in Cata. I was curious about how some guildies were progressing but didn't want to actually hop on a character they know to ask since they were partly the reason I stopped logging on. Through MoP though? Never did. The people I enjoyed playing with stopped playing in Cata and never picked it back up again so there really isn't nobody I am interested in keeping an eye on. I imagine if I had a friend that was still playing I would occasionally see how his character was doing.
#5 Jan 22 2013 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
I voted for #2, but I do use armory here and there. Me and a friend had decided to do 84 twinks, so when we meet others who roll us, or could do all of WG alone...I use it to look up gear to see if we are "doing it right."
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#6 Jan 23 2013 at 10:18 AM Rating: Good
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
Me and a friend had decided to do 84 twinks

Smiley: lol

That's a lot of twinks, though.
Please "talk up" if your comprehension white-shifts. I will use simple-happy language-words to help you understand.
#7 Jan 23 2013 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
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Sure, I use the armory to look at gear, talents, glyph choices, etc. And, sometimes when I'm curious, I'll look up achievement, pets, that sort of stuff, too. Seems like a good learning tool. Why not look what other people are up to?
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