Highlights of the Week from my Blogroll January 15, 2012
The most impressive thing I saw this week was from WoW Insider, "Guide dog" player and guild embrace sightless guildmate, steer team to victory. Now this was TRULY amazing. Aidrana of Miss Pew Pew astonished me with her ability to raid with her disability (she is deaf) but this was almost beyond belief. One of the officers of an EU guild wrote in to talk about how they play with a blind player, who lost his eyesight in a war accident. That player has a buddy, who acts as his guide dog, targetting things for him to attack or click and of course, they talk extensively through vent. You should go read it, it's a great interview about friendship, guild strength and commitment and never letting things get in your way of what you want. Twitter is full of retweets of this post, and I already sent it to Lushnek and Roshii to read. Probably by the time I put this up, everyone would have seen it already.
And while on the subject of players with a disability, Aidrana of Miss Pew Pew wrote an indignant post about Closed Captioning and Subtitling are not a Privilege, as SW:TOR's intro scenes had no subtitles and you cannot turn them on until you get into the game. She then did a follow up letter to Bioware and Electronic Arts voicing her disgust.
It was "Play nice in LFR" week this week. Lots of people had posts about being how we should be behaving in LFR, and positive stories from LFR and how we should modify our behaviour. The funny things is, people who read those articles are probably the ones who are already nice and polite in LFR. The ones who are assholes and idiots are the ones who don't read those articles. So is it a futile exercise to write about it? No, of course, not, it's your opinion and you can go put it out there! So check out these LFR/PuG stories: