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Comment: The devolution of WoW (Score 2) 523

I was an early adopter, joining the game in the Vanilla WoW beta. I ran one of the top 5 Alliance raiding guilds on the Bronzebeard server in Vanilla (Exiled Kingdom) until politics and my burn out of having the second job of running a guild killed it. I played regularly until 2009, when I returned to school.

WoW Vanilla was awesome.
The Burning Crusade was okay.
Wrath of the Lich King was epic.
Cataclysm was the beginning of the end.
Mists of Pandaria was the core collapse of the game... I'm still trying to decide if it's a black hole or a neutron star.

Killing theorycrafting by revamping the trees, introducing Pokemon, making Pandarians as a race... It has all contributed to breaking the back of the game. I left WoW and have not been back since. I moved on to Star Wars: The Old Republic and I've not looked back.

Comment: It really isn't about the money. (Score 1) 374

by DenaliPrime (#40626807) Attached to: To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...
I voted "What, and leave all my friends behind?"

I love my job. My employer is awesome. My co-worker is awesome. I love the work I do, because I get to help people (bankruptcy/social security disability paralegal).

While I don't get the benefits or the pay I used to get when I was working for a defense contractor, I go home with a smile and I come to work with a smile. My stress level is the lowest it has ever been in the 26 years I've been working.

So, no. I'm not leaving. My employer will be retiring in a few years, once his daughter completes her college education. When that happens, I'll be extremely sad but I'll be happy for him. I'll walk away with marketable experience and an education in the law from a person who has practiced for almost four decades. So, yeah... I'm here to stay until he kicks me out or he turns the lights out for the last time.

In the sciences, we are now uniquely priviledged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton