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As with any tragedy there are always questions of why, how and what and almost a week after the deadly theater shooting in Colorado the media is still looking for a motive. Inadequate gun laws, bad parenting, bad theater security have all been thrown into the mix and naturally violent video games get thrown on top of it all.
Pat Brown was on CNN last week and threw this little match stick on top:
He’s probably prepared for this for a long time, just obsessing over it, gathering his weapons. [He] probably spent a lot of time in his apartment, playing one video game after the other—shooting, shooting, shooting—building up his courage and building up the excitement of when it’s going to be real for him. And it’s made his day.
This has been something he has really been into. And now we’re going to find, probably on [Facebook] or anybody who knows him will say, ‘Yeah, he did have a lot of interest in that. He was always playing the video games. And I’m not saying video games make you a killer. But if you’re a psychopath, video games help you get in the mode to do the killing.
Can we stop this madness already?
In this day and age almost everyone has their flava’ of gaming. Whether you’re tending fake crops in Farmville, getting the shit scared out of you in Amnesia, or dancing and getting your heart rate up while playing Just Dance on your Xbox. Social gaming and video games are being played by almost er’body and are readily available. You’ve got models, Grandmas and a plethora of athletes and such that indulge in them.
So why is gaming still being used as a scapegoat these days? This and other stereotypes about gamers and gaming in general kept me from sharing my interest with close friends and family. Most still don’t see the reasoning behind why I enjoy it. But I do. My glitter may be your pile of shit but it will more than likely never lead me to taking someone’s life. So my message to the media and all of the other so called experts out there that are probably closet gaming or have gamers in your family?
I’XNAY ON THE GAMER HATE
Because in all honesty, if you were an expert and truly knew gamer culture (whatever that means) you’d see that almost every game has a pretty close knit community behind it. We all get excited about new expansion releases, talk almost daily via Twitter and other social media, support and enjoy the living hell out of each other.
But then again, you’d never cover that. Too positive.
If Blizzard added your main as an NPC in WoW, where would they be located and what would be their function? Give us a shot illustrating the fact.
I’m definitely the typical female Warcraft player by way of pet and mount collecting. But I’ve also got this semi-endearing, streak of sass that oftentimes inhabits my body come raid time. Let’s face it, raiding can be high stress and oftentimes (at least in my guild) there are people flipping out. During those times the sass in me comes out in full force a la the Incredible Hulk. And much like Mr. Hulk, it may be destructive, it’s rarely pretty, but it gets the job done and oftentimes brings a chuckle or two. Therefore, if an NPC of my main in game existed I’d be Fayona, Dash Sass Vendor.
Guild members raging in Mumble? Pug raider bragging about experience? “That guy” delaying the raid? LFR noobs gettin’ you down? Visit Fayona in Dalaran for your Dash of Sass! Just one potent charge will be all it takes to keep the raid orderly, moving and in check! *snapsnapsnap*
You’ll be able to find Fayona and her potent item in Dalaran on the balcony across from the bank. Why? Because Dalaran holds her fondest memories! Plus, she’ll never cower in fear of some Alliance dirtbag killing her. What was that you say? No one goes there any more? Well, maybe if you’re lucky another kind mage will port you there. After all, come Mists of Pandaria, we’ll no longer need reagents!
And when you visit her, remember she’s always fashion forward. So transmog in advance with pet to match and get one of the most necessary items for raiding.
How appropriate after my Epic Movie Day.
I re-rolled another priest on my home server of Korgath to have another Enchanter come MoP and instead of questing the day away I’ve been doing low level PvP. This latest batch of lowbies concentrated more on killing the other team rather than capping the flags. Flag 1. Ran it in with a Rogue friend. Flag 2. Ran it alone. Flag 3 was picked up by a Hunter and the ring leader of “LOL LET’S KILL THE OTHER TEAM.” He also got mad when I stopped healing everyone to get flags 1 and 2. Come flag 3, he’d grabbed it and started farming kills demanding that I heal him. I did it for a bit until I ran a little low on mana and he refused to LoS for a bit to let me drink.
Luckily the other team was more than likely raging mad and I swooped the flag up and ran it in to whispers of teammates asking if they could cap it or asking me to wait to cap so they can farm more kills. Pshha, screw that. I’ve healed you and capped the first two flags? This cheevo is mine!
Running as fast as they can Iron man lives again!
March wasn’t too fun at all. If it wasn’t the unexpected death of a close WoW friend, an offline friend lost both his Mother and Father within days of each other. Then you threw me the curveball of my Father’s paranoia getting the best of him and throwing a wrench in life at home. Friends on Twitter began to bicker and disagree and that world even became a ball of chaos. Finally, some jerk rear ended my parked car and just last week someone broke into it and stole my wallet. I got distracted, discouraged and went into my own little world hoping for some answers as to what the hell is going on.
But you know what? I’m not going to be scared, put things on hold and cutting myself off from my friends. Whoever the hell blasted me in the face with this negative energy needs to seriously move the fuck back. This month will be better. And if it’s not I’m going to see the positive in things like I was before this whole month log daisy chain of crap began.
Plus dudes, I got a new car!
Keepin’ it positive,
For a number of reasons, mostly because my brother whom I’m currently living with is a rotten sack of farts, I’ve been using my Android to tether and use the internets. Yes, even to play WoW. Its laggy and unstable, but I’m currently retired from raiding and levelling toons, learning to PvP and farming random mats to continue my legacy as a WoWtrepreneur. With that, the IP changes a lot. Like, a few times a day. And this looks rather suspect to the Battle.net log in system even though I’ve got an authenticator.
And this is what I’m greeted with. Well, along with having to prove its me by answering my SUPER SEKRIT QUESTION and giving a drop of blood, an eyescan and a lock of hair. And then finally opportunity to change my password. But hey, at least I know I didn’t get hacked or some other silliness. Oh, and I have a Corehound pet. So I guess in retrospect it could be worse. It could be one of those lame ass captcha deals where you’ve got to prove that you’re HUMAN to access your account.