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For the Alliance! Wait, what?

For the Alliance! Wait, what?

For the past eight years, since I came back to World of Warcraft, I have been a dedicated Horde player.

When I re-subscribed I immediately sought out a guild, the sister guild of the old Alliance guild I’d started off WoW in during the middle 6 months of 2006 (Gnome Warlock!). I’ve been a member there now for just over 8 years, and been a member, raider, guild leader, ex-member for a week (long story), guild leader again, and for the most part, a raid leader too.

That guild is Thunder and since Feb/March 2009 I never looked back.

Until now… Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Balance, Druid Stuff, Gaming, Legion News, News, Personal, Thunder, Treehugging Hippies, World of Warcraft, 2 comments
Finding a new home…

Finding a new home…

Sar Crux is no more, either as a twitter handle or a domain name…

Yes the domain, sarcrux.com will still point here, but that will eventually expire, so try to update your bookmarks before that! 🙂

Why the reason for the change? Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Gaming, News, Opinion, Personal, Website, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
Still alive #isurvived2016

Still alive #isurvived2016

Don’t worry, I’m still around 🙂

Been taking a break from WoW due to burn out, and been enjoying the time off away from the game over Xmas & New Year, especially as I got a PS4 from Mrs Sar for Chrimbo 😀

I’ve got a pretty hard case of burnout from grinding AP for 3 months straight, so time away is doing me good, especially ahead of Nighthold releasing in 12 days.

Been playing quite a lot of Overwatch too, and enjoying getting into it again. D.Va is my girl, and she can do no wrong! 🙂

Expect more regular updates and posts soon too, as I’ve been taking a bit of a writing break over December, mainly due to the amount of assignments and coursework I had to do throughout Nov/Dec for my degree course, but the biggest cock-block has been my work firewall blocking this site because they say it’s “game-related”. And guess where I at least draft write a lot of my posts?

Pfft.

Anyhow, hope you have all had a great Xmas & New Year, and had a great time with your loved ones 🙂

Posted by Sar in Gaming, News, Opinion, Personal, 0 comments
Splitting the difference between Red and Blue

Splitting the difference between Red and Blue

Or, seeing how the other half live for a change…


So, you may have noticed, if you’ve been following my recent tweets, that I’ve been playing a lot of different alts and a lot of them are on the Alliance side of the fence.

I’ve decided that come Legion, despite the fact that I’ll be maining a Guardian Druid for my horde guild, Thunder, it’s time for a bit of a change.

Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Gaming, News, Personal, Tanking, Thunder, World of Warcraft, 2 comments
A week of Blizzard related events…

A week of Blizzard related events…

So this week has been great 😀

First up on Monday (23rd) I attended the live cinema launch event for OverWatch!

It wasn’t bad, a lot of the cinematics, followed by a developer Q&A, but at least the Soldier 76 cinematic was new to me, as I deliberately didn’t watch it ahead of time 🙂

Winding back a bit, the previous Monday (16th) I was contacted by a PR firm working on behalf of Universal Pictures, who wanted to invite me to a couple of events this week, both of which were in Dublin.

Both events were related to the Warcraft: The Beginning movie. First up was an Art event in Temple Lane South on Tuesday (24th), where I was invited to take part in the creation of a mural depicting a scene from the movie:

So I was there most of the day, from about 11:30am until 6pm. And when you factor in the fact I live just outside Belfast, I had over 230 miles of a round trip, and 7 hours travelling both days!

I really enjoyed the art event, watching @solusstreetart creating the above scene and getting to see Dublin as well! That was my first time in the city, despite having lived in Belfast all my life. Derp.

Dublin is gorgeous though, and the weather on Tuesday for the event was absolutely wonderful. Sunny and warm all day, and it showed Dublin off to its best. The city is set along the river Liffey, and it’s just really beautiful.

So that was Tuesday’s event, then on Thursday (26th) I was invited to the Irish Premiere for the Warcraft movie itself!

Yep, I’ve already seen the film, more than a week ahead of it’s UK release on Friday 3rd June! 

There’s a review embargo in place until this coming Monday (30th) at 12pm UK time, so I’ll not be publishing my full thoughts until then.

But expect a long and thorough review at that point, giving my full thoughts on the film, what worked, what didn’t work, what frustrated me and what impressed me.

But, to give a taste, some of my tweets from last night, right after seeing it:

Make sure to come back on Monday at 12:01pm for the full review!

Posted by Sar in Gaming, Movies, Movies, News, Opinion, Overwatch, Personal, Reviews, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
Last night I joined an Elite Club…

Last night I joined an Elite Club…

Always believe in your soul
You’ve got the power to know
You’re indestructible
Always believe in, because you are
Gold


This has been something on my WoW wish-list for nigh on 10 years since I began playing in vanilla, quit, then finally picked up again in Wrath. I’ve played continuously since March 2009, without a break, even all through the long tiers of ICC, DS, Siege and HFC thus far, and until Warlords, it never looked as though it would ever be an attainable goal.

I hit the gold cap 

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I came into Warlords with a then-massive (to me at least) 50,000 gold. Little did I, or anyone else playing at the time, realise just how integral our garrisons would become in increasing that total over time…

The elephant in the room.

Did I buy tokens?

Sure, I bought 4 when they first came out, and that got me 240,000g, but I spent that and more before I bought any further tokens. In fact I bought another 2, one of which bought my Hunter her stage 6 crafted gun with her perfect stats (plus a little extra was needed – 60k token vs 84k gun cost), and the final one was mainly swallowed by buying crafted gear for my Priest. Both characters still use all that crafted gear to this day, and in the case of the Hunter’s Rifle, bought nearly a year ago, I’d say I got value for money 😀

So, whilst I did buy 6 tokens over the past year, in actual fact they had very little to do with me hitting the gold cap.

In fact all they actually did was allow me to splurge on gear & pets somewhat without hurting my ongoing total gold level. I have an Ethereal Soul Trader, a Crawling Claw and a Spectral Tiger Cub I wouldn’t otherwise have had 😀

So what did get me gold capped?

Well, in December, I bought 3 cheap Minions of Grumpus, for less than 60k each, and that brought me down to about 500,000g. I’ve held onto them for the past 5 months, and over the past 10 days I’ve sold them all for a healthy 20-25k profit per mount.

I’ve also flipped some other mounts, such as the Reins of the Crimson Deathcharger, for another 20k or so profit, spare Coalfist Gronnlings for 1k a piece etc. But the majority of what’s got me to the gold cap came from my Garrisons.

This came mainly through passive income, boosted by having 25 followers, most of which have the Treasure Hunter trait. This means my 3 garrisons at this stage are generating somewhere around 20k per week passively for me overall.

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Throw in on top of that the ability to sell the things you get from Garrison missions, such as:

  • Champion’s Honor (1,000 Honor & Conquest Points when you use it) for 12k gold a throw
  • 1k rep-boosting Medallions of the Legion for 4k gold a pop
  • Huge Ogre Caches of garrison resources for 1.5k gold

Not to forget of course having 3 level 3 salvage yards, generating BoEs and resources like herbs & ore, most of which just gets straight vendored.

I’d much rather sell them on the AH, but Kilrogg isn’t much of a server for sales of green items for transmog unfortunately.


Tips to get gold-capped

So what tips would I give to anyone getting close to the gold cap, or those starting out to try to maximise their gold income before Legion raises the gold cap to 10 million gold?

  • Level 3 Garrisons – The most important part of all!
  • Level 3 Salvage Yard for the Large Salvage Crates*
  • Level 3 Shipyard for gold missions
  • Level 3 Inn for more Treasure Missions
  • Level 3 Barracks for 25 followers
  • Make most of them if not all, Treasure Hunters
  • Run Kazzak every lockout on any char you can for the Felblight. Then AH it.
  • Run 25m Heroic Cataclysm raids for a 2,000-2,500 gold bump per raid per char. Got 3 chars like me? 22.5k easy gold per week right there.
  • Keep an eagle eye out for cheaply sold mounts & pets, then flip them for free gold.
  • Crafted gear, but only stages 5 or 6 sell for decent gold atm
  • Sell all the Medallions of the Legion and Champion’s Honor you can get through the garrison missions. Or pick em up cheap and flip em – I made a 5k profit in 1 hour doing exactly this when someone AH’d one for 5k under the average price.

*By all means test out your server AH for reception to auctioning the BoEs, but be prepared to be disappointed to find a lot of expired sales. And depending on how much the AH cost is, it may not be economical to put it up there more than once.

And the last sale I made that put me over the gold cap? My final Minion of Grumpus, which put me 58k over the gold cap account wide. I couldn’t accept the gold on my priest until I mailed some to my Hunter, because the game wouldn’t let me pick it up from my mailbox 

So I celebrated by making myself the Depleted Kyparium Rocket in the article header, a mount I’ve wanted for ages. Even had to switch from Gnome to Goblin Engineering in order to do so. It cost me 66k to make, which brought me 8k gold back down below the gold cap account wide, but I’ll make that back before tomorrow’s out

Bring on that new 10m gold cap Legion!

Watch the price of a heroic raid clear in Legion suddenly sky-rocket above 1 million gold…


I’m really happy to count myself among the small percentage in WoW who are able to call themselves a WoW Millionaire. I never thought I’d get here, but if Warlords has been good for only one thing?

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Gold.

Posted by Sar in Gaming, General, Guides, Legion News, News, Personal, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
The long and winding road to fitness

The long and winding road to fitness

If not fitness, at least being healthier


So today I bought myself a Fitbit Blaze, a fitness watch and smart watch. Not quite as snazzy as the Apple Watch, but it’s snazzy enough, and it does nearly everything I’d want a device like this to do.

I am 5ft 9 inches tall.

Side note, for years I thought I was 5’8″, then I measured myself today and imagine my surprise when I saw I was just over 175cm, or 5’9″.

At that height, and at a weight of 14½ stone (or 203lb for the yanks), my BMI is in the red. Bordering on the Obese end of the Overweight section, I have a BMI of about 30 (a smidge under).

For me to be healthy at my current weight I’d need to be 6’5″, which I’m clearly not 

So for me to be healthy at this height, I need to lose at least 2 stone, or 28lb, and to get to an ideal weight, I need to slightly more than double that loss, and lose about 60lbs.

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Why yes, I do have hairy arms, thanks for noticing!

So the Blaze was bought in an effort to make me control my calorie intake, and to constantly monitor my heart rate, steps taken, sleep patterns etc.

I don’t like losing when a goal is somewhat easily attainable, albeit with some effort and a little self-control. I can already feel the presence of this on my wrist starting to work, as I’m aware of how many calories I should now be consuming (about 700 less than I thought), and it hopefully will motivate me to be a bit more active as well.

My initial, easy start, target is a mere 6,000 steps per day. It’s not much, but it’s about 50% more than what I usually do on a given weekday. As you probably know I work in IT, and it’s a fairly sedentary job, so I don’t get to do much in the way of exercise in my daily grind.

Once I’m regularly hitting 6k per day, I’ll up it to 6.5, then 7 etc, until I’m at the recommended minimum of 10,000 steps per day.

Once I’m at that? Then I’ll start maybe doing some light jogging. We’ll see though, because I hate exercise 

£160 well spent?

Hopefully that’s a big (not fat) yes.

 

Posted by Sar in Fitness, Personal, 2 comments
Linux: A torrid love affair

Linux: A torrid love affair


I have an on and off (mainly off) love affair with Linux. I’ve been using it on a sparse basis for years, whilst using the most recent version of Windows for my day-to-day stuff.

Now, some of you may or may not know, that in my day job I’m an IT Analyst/Engineer. I do a variety of tasks within this role:

  • User support via phone/email-based service desk
  • Training (I’m a qualified IT Tutor)
  • Server Support
  • Software deployment & maintenance
  • Hardware deployment & maintenance/repair
  • Windows OS mobile phone & Surface support
  • And basically anything else that comes up…

So needless to say I’m a bit of a geek, both personally and professionally…

However Linux is something that has been a consistent pain to get working over the years. That said, it’s definitely a situation that has been improving, albeit slowly, over the years.

At least nowadays installing nvidia drivers in linux doesn’t involve having to dig into the guts of the OS and edit xorg.conf files and bollocks like that.

Linux Mint has been my distro of choice over the past couple of years, as it works better than most other distros I’ve used.

Mint in particular works pretty much out of the box. There is very little that needs to be done once it’s installed, other than run updates and make sure the programs you want are installed properly.


For those that don’t know, or are unfamiliar with Linux and how it works, there are many different “flavours” of Linux available.

Some, like Ubuntu and Mint are specifically targeted at Windows users who want something different, right through to the other end of the spectrum, where you have distros like Arch, which are highly technical and should only be used by seasoned Linux users & pros.

Mint is a “fork” of Ubuntu, or rather it uses Ubuntu “under the hood” while presenting  a very different desktop experience to the user. A few years ago, Ubuntu’s makers decided to take the user interface in a direction similar to that taken by Microsoft with Windows 8.0 – a desktop seemingly designed for touch devices, even on a bog standard PC with a keyboard and mouse.

The creators of Mint decided that they liked the Ubuntu OS/Distro, but felt, like many others, that the direction Ubuntu were taking the desktop experience in was wrong, and decided to create a version, or a fork, of the Ubuntu OS with a more traditional, start menu/button like environment.


Rosy? Not quite…

However, there are still some egregious issues with Linux, and it’s still far too easy to completely break your entire PC and your ability to even boot it into either Linux or Windows, if like me you’ve decided to play it safe (hah!) and dual-boot.

For example, I tried to install a new desktop environment called Gnome into Mint, and even though I did everything perfectly fine, and did exactly what I was meant to, it somehow managed to break the entire machine so badly that it managed to lose the boot settings. This meant it couldn’t find the configuration file (a thing Linux uses called GRUB) it needed to boot up, and as a result I was left with a machine that wouldn’t load either Windows or Linux.

So after an hour or so trying to fix it by hand, manually typing commands into the only thing I was able to get, a command prompt named Grub Rescue, I decided to boot up a live copy of Mint via a USB stick and use the above named utility to repair the damage that had been wrought.


Apocalypse averted!

And lo, everything was fixed once more and off we went again, this time a bit more cautiously and staying well the fuck away from Gnome!

So once it was back up and running, it was time to set about customising and trying out some games…

So using a windows emulation program named Wine, I’ve managed to get the Battle.net client installed, and got WoW downloaded and installed too.

WoW’s performance is nowhere near as good as it is on Windows, obviously, but it’s good enough that if I’m in Linux I can log on and check my garrison missions, or maybe jump on the AH, pick up mail and so on.

It’s certainly not anywhere near good enough to raid or even do any sort of group content like 5 mans.

Perhaps it just needs a bit more tweaking done, we’ll see.

Steam on the other hand doesn’t seem too bad. I’ve something silly like 680 games in my Steam account, and just over 200 of those have native Linux binaries, and are directly usable in Linux without having to go through Wine.

This includes even modern games, like Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin (Enhanced edition), and even the likes of X-Com 2!

Of course big strides have been made in this area in recent years, particularly by Valve, as they’ve created their own distro of Linux, named SteamOS. This stemmed from Gabe Newell’s dislike of where Microsoft were trying to take the PC desktop environment with Windows 8.

This all stemmed back to when rumours were still flying round about the intention of MS to lock the OS to only be able to install programs from the Windows store, and trying to lock the entire PC hardware to only be able to boot into Windows via TPM and Secure Boot.

Of course none of those things ever came to pass, but Valve have carried on developing SteamOS, building it into their branded PC hardware OEM lines, called Steam Machines, which are essentially linux powered PC based games machines for the living room.


I’ve yet to try installing any Steam games, as last night was all about battling with Battle.net via Wine (spoiler: it’s not a flawless experience!) and getting various other programs installed, like Chrome and Spotify.

Steam games will be tonight’s experiment, so I’ll make a post over the next few days letting you know how I got on with those, and how well they perform in comparison to Windows.

I’m hoping the native Linux games in Steam are a damn sight better performing than WoW is, given the lack of Wine emulation to suck performance out of it.

I’m glad though Steam & Valve are pushing to get more games compatible with Linux, as otherwise, this would be the sort of “quality” gaming experience you’d be subject to…

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Gran Tourismo 5 it is not.

Posted by Sar in Gaming, General, Linux, News, Opinion, Personal, 0 comments
Crux: Universities – 21st Century Day Care for the Overgrown Baby.

Crux: Universities – 21st Century Day Care for the Overgrown Baby.

Crux Articles: Articles that aren’t gaming related, and will touch on other more real world subjects, such as politics, religion, or in this case, rights of free speech. Be aware that these articles are more ranty in nature, and may contain more NSFW language than normal!


Traditionally, University has been somewhere where we send our young people who are intellectually capable and have intellectual promise in order to enhance their knowledge. To expand their minds and broaden their horizons.

To increase their literacy, strengthen their skills of reasoning and application of logic, and to prepare them for a life spent in a more professional capacity.

Free speech is something that most modern democracies not only encourage, but actually enshrine in law. The right to say whatever you want, even if it’s offensive or obnoxious to some, is a human right that should be protected at all costs.

Before I go any further, watch the below video.

It’s a slightly sarcastic take on what I’ll be talking about afterwords.

Done? Good.

Ridiculous right?

Nothing that insane could happen in reality, right?

Right?


Disclaimer: I never went to University. I quit school to begin working when I was about to enter my final year of secondary education, so I was about 17 at the time I left to take up a job that I thought would be of more benefit to me than completing my A-Levels. It was at the time, but longer term it proved to be of no benefit. As a result I have since began studying with the Open University, completing an Honours Degree in Computing & IT with Applied Psychology. This is an action borne of both work reasons and personal satisfaction, and so far I’m really enjoying it, but I will forever have missed out on the full University experience that I would’ve had, had I stuck with school and gone onto University when I was the appropriate age.

However, it seems that even today, University students the world over are missing out on a full University experience because of hysteria and political correctness gone mad.


Unfortunately it seems that this is not ridiculous, but is also reality in more than one University campus across the Westernised world at this moment in time.

Political correctness began as a movement intended to reduce the chance that minorities would take offence at certain terminology, language etc.

Noble intent? Perhaps. But it has now reached such levels of self-parody, that students like those satirised in the above video are not only real, but they are so earnest in their attempt to be seen as standing up for a cause that they’ve begun to become a satire of themselves.


Disclaimer #2: I am a proponent of equality and freedom. Very much so, and I believe that everyone has the right to live their lives the way they see fit. When it comes to gender, I believe men and women are equal in all things, and firmly believe a woman doing a specific job should be paid 100% in equality with a man doing the same job. Yes some men are physically stronger than some women, but likewise some women are physically stronger than some men.

Put it like this, I would not be picking a fight with Ronda Rousey any time soon… 😉

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Ronda Rousey – A fellow WoW player!

I’m also a huge advocate of gay rights and the rights of the non-hetero peoples of the world to live their lives in a manner they see fit as well. IMO the state has no right to dictate who should be able to marry or for people to love whoever they want.
I live in Northern Ireland, the last part of the UK that still legally discriminates against gay people and their right to marry, much to my ever-living disdain and embarrassment. Blame religion, I do, as it’s the conservative ultra-religious nutbags in the DUP blocking it every time.

Fucking religious bigoted assholes…


As mentioned at the beginning of this article, traditionally we send young people to University in order to strengthen their reasoning and argument skills, in addition to their critical faculties.

To prepare the next generation of great thinkers, philosophers, doctors, psychologists, scientists, authors etc.

However it now appears that in far too many cases, modern Uni students are seemingly less concerned with intellectual rigour, and seem all too eager to find a “cause” to champion.

Even if that “cause” is something that logically otherwise would be abhorrent or antithetical to their existence…


Case Study 1: Maryam Namazie (Video 1 or shorter 2)

Maryam was invited to give a talk at the Warwick University a few months back, and more recently to talk at Goldsmith’s University. On both occasions her invite was initially retracted after an outcry from Student’s Union in the Warwick University case, and in the second was objected to by the Goldsmith’s Islamic Society.

Maryam’s crime? Speaking out on women’s rights, gay rights and calling for an end to death threats against apostates. For which, during the Goldsmith’s lecture, she received death threats herself.

The thing that got me was that Goldsmith’s Islamic Society had a staunch ally in the “fight” against Maryam speaking out on women’s rights: The Goldsmith’s LGBTQ society.

Now, that’s odd enough, given how well we know that Islamic extremists treat gay people: See how ISIS treat gay people in Syria: They either behead them or throw them to their deaths from clock towers and cliff edges. But it’s even more puzzling given that the (now former) chair person, Muhammed Patel (@Mopey96 – now deleted!) of the Islamic Society at GS hates gay people:

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The LGBTQ society standing with ISOC over Maryam’s talk stinks of nothing more than painfully, desperately needing a “cause” to champion, of not having principles and thinking independently for themselves about who it is they’re throwing their support behind.

It shows a distinct lack of appreciation for the work someone like Maryam Namazie does, who it is she speaks for and shows a shocking lack of forethought and research.


Case Study 2: Germaine Greer

Similarly to Maryam, Germaine was invited to speak at yet another University, this time in Cardiff Uni. Prior to the lecture’s date, she made some rather unfortunate and offensive comments on transgender people, stating that “Transgender women aren’t really women”.

Regardless, rather than debate the issue with Germaine at the lecture, and try to convince her that she was wrong, some of the students at Cardiff decided to try and shut her down, by launching a petition on Change.org to try and put a stop to her lecture, entitled ‘Women & Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century’.

So rather than try to engage in a structured debate with Germaine, they tried to outright prevent her from speaking at all. Hardly indicative of young people mentally prepared to test their mettle against one of the 20th Centuries foremost feminist figures!


Case Study 3: Erika Christakis

Erika penned an email in response to a directive from the Intercultural Affairs Committee at Yale University in the US, that decided that students should not wear halloween costumes that “might offend” or “culturally appropriate” minorities.

Erika’s email basically stated that students should be able to wear whatever the hell they like, even if it’s a little bit “offensive or obnoxious”. She asked “whether blond toddlers should be barred from being dressed as African-American or Asian characters from Disney films”.

For any right-minded person dressing your 4 year old caucasian daughter as Mulan or Pocahontas wouldn’t even raise an eye-brow, but not here.

After that, hundreds of students signed an open letter criticising her viewpoint. Following the furore she resigned her post as a lecturer at Yale, and her husband, a fellow lecturer at Yale has taken a semester-long sabbatical, after he had to endure the shrieking of butt-hurt cry babies screaming in his face:


Case Study 4: Tim Hunt

Sir Tim Hunt was asked at short notice to give a talk at the 2015 World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul. The words in question that caused this particular shit-storm?

“It’s strange that such a chauvinist monster like me has been asked to speak to women scientists. Let me tell you about my trouble with girls. Three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them they cry. Perhaps we should make separate labs for boys and girls? Now, seriously, I’m impressed by the economic development of Korea. And women scientists played, without doubt an important role in it. Science needs women, and you should do science, despite all the obstacles, and despite monsters like me.”

Now, clearly Tim was being self-effacing and somewhat taking the piss, calling himself a chauvinist and going on to jokingly justify that statement by making clearly ridiculous assertions that were taking the mickey out of the people that actually think that way.

Now the talk was given during a lunch for female journalists and scientists, and clearly those in attendance thought that Tim was not being misogynistic as his words were greeted by warm laughter and applause.

But of course that wasn’t the end of it. Someone recorded a short snippet of the talk, cut it to make it look like he was being a sexist pig, and uploaded it online. Then the social media butt-hurt police took over, there was a Twitter-storm, and he eventually had to resign his post as honorary professor with the University College London’s Faculty of Life Sciences.


Case Study 5: Katie Hopkins

Now, Katie is a woman that I, along with a large percentage of the UK population have come to despise deeply over the years. The woman is a shit-stain on the public arena, because all she has ever done is make statements designed purely to revolt, disgust and shock in order to keep herself in the public eye and further her own worthless career.

There’s a famous quote, one all too often mis-attributed to Voltaire, but actually penned by Evelyn Beatrice Hall writing about Voltaire’s attitude on the subject, that goes like this:

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

And with this statement I agree whole-heartedly. So even though I despise Katie Hopkins with every fibre of my being, I defend her right to say the crap she spouts, because that’s her right to do so.

However, it seems like the students of Brunel University don’t have quite as mature an attitude to her right to speak.

She was yet another example of someone invited to give a talk at a University that was then treated somewhat childishly by the students.

She was part of a panel debating whether the welfare state had a place in 2015 as part of Brunel’s 50th anniversary celebrations, but as soon as she started to speak a large section of the students in attendance simply stood up, turned their backs on her as she spoke, then a minute or so later started filing out of the auditorium.

So again, rather than debate Katie Hopkin’s reprehensible views, they simply refused to engage and instead behaved like a bunch of spoilt whining babies throwing a tantrum and walked out. I wonder if any of them had their fingers in the ears going “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU. I’M TELLING MY MUMMY ON YOU”


Sadly it seems that in today’s world of overly-sensitive cry-baby students and the ease with which social media armchair warriors and philosophers can shriek the loudest and force the hands of otherwise rational people and bodies to crumble under the pressure and go against common sense.

Instead of strengthening their intellectual capacity, rigour and critical thinking faculties, it seems students and by extension the social-media cry babies would prefer to become intellectually lazy by refusing to engage in debate.


I’M GOING TO USE TWITTER TO BERATE YOUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES AND ALLY MYSELF WITH A RANDOM CAUSE THAT WANTS TO KILL ME! WAAAAAAAA!

I HATE THAT YOU’RE ABLE TO SPEAK TO ME AND I’M TOO LAZY TO EVEN TRY TO OUT-THINK YOU! WAAAAAAAAA


And just before submitting this article to the ether of the web, I came across this little pearl. The president of a small college in the US basically told his students to “grow up” and stop being so “self-absorbed and narcissistic”.

That whenever their feelings are hurt or they take the slightest bit of offence that they play the victim, and that so-called “safe space” policies where dissenting opinions are shut down for fear of causing offence are stunting free speech.

And this is in a CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. And if the Christians are getting pissed off, well boy, you know something’s fucking rotten in the state of Denmark.

Right?

And if anyone’s offended after reading all this?

Then that’s entirely your right.

As it is mine to not particularly care 😉

And if you’ve made it to the end of this monster and are still reading, well done, a Twitter cookie for you!

Posted by Sar in General, News, Opinion, Personal, 0 comments
50th Article: LF Alliance Guild

50th Article: LF Alliance Guild

Since the re-launch of the website in February this year, this is the 50th article I’ve written on this site!

Just something I thought should be noted, it means I’m definitely updating at least once a week on average, which is better than normal!


Currently on the lookout for an Alliance guild for my current druid (level 92 and not counting!), and future Gnome Hunter. I’m keeping my free level 100 boost from my pre-purchase of Legion for her. Not particularly fussed about server, just that it must be some form of PvE server, RP or not, no PvP servers please!

Nothing more annoying than being attacked when trying to go about your daily business, that would make me lose patience with the game very quickly indeed

Most of my characters are Horde, naturally, and they’re all on Kilrogg EU. However I’m quite happy setting up a home for my Alliance toons on any server in the EU. Preferably a medium-high pop server, with a good raiding environment.

The guild itself should be a more mature guild. This means a fairly stable guild with older players. The one problem that has always plagued me when trying to find an Alliance guild is the ones I’ve previously joined seemed to be full of kids recruiting for the sake of recruiting, to amass the largest guild possible.

Problem is the guilds that form as a result are either completely dead in guild chat *tumbleweed*, or if /g is active, it’s full of kids and idiots that think trolling any channel with a /number is the height of comedy.

/facedesk

I know raiding with a hunter is going to have hard competition in Legion, given the sheer numbers of other hunters out there, but I do love my hunters, and a Gnome hunter is definitely going to get a very significant chunk of my time.

However given the changes to 5 mans in Legion, and the fact that they’ll be competitive with raiding () in terms of gear drops and difficulty, there could feasibly be 5 man dungeon raiders in Legion. I wouldn’t exactly be averse to that TBH!


So further Alpha invites have gone out over the past couple of days, and yours truly has yet again managed to avoid an invitation.

I only wish my avoidance & dodge capability was this good when I was tanking!


Just a quick snippets post this one, and I now have access to write from work, which will be handy. Most of my days in work are reactive, waiting on work coming in, so it should lead to some more frequent posts…

Maybe™

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