I haven’t ever done a linking love post before because I feel like I’m still expanding my own blogroll and that if I see something cool on someone else’s blog, chances are all of you have already seen it too. That said, here are some interesting posts I’ve read recently — or not so recently.
Priest with a Cause comments on being called by your Class instead of by your Name. Since I started reading blogs and seeing how many people are upset by being addressed as “Class” or “Role” rather than “Name”, I’ve tried to be good about referring to people by their chosen names when I’m in a group. BTH is one of those folks who will just refer to a character by their role or their class, and I must admit that I haven’t called him out on it. I’ll type people’s chosen names in group chat, but if I’m saying something about a member of our group out loud to BTH, I generally give in and use the class or role name because otherwise he wouldn’t have a clue who I’m talking about! I think Priest with a Cause makes a really good point, though, about formal and informal or personal modes of address and the notion of one’s class or role serving the same function as one’s surname does IRL.
A little bit older now, Red Cow wrote a really touching in-character story about a Druid losing her permanent Tree Form. Along the same lines, if you haven’t seen the latest Wonderful Adventures of Grumpy Tree from Da!ly Quests (and if you’re not already following Da!ly Quests, you should be!), it’s an utterly hilarious look at New Tree Form.
Even older still, Vixsyn‘s take on All the Boss Mechanics in WoW EVAR is full of mad crazy brilliance. If you don’t follow Life in Group 5 because progression raiding as a Resto Shaman is out of your sphere of interest, you should still check out this post.
Angelya is posting gorgeous screenshots of her favorite zones almost every day. Liala‘s Disciplinary Action Adventures grow more intriguing — and more cleverly composed — with every episode. Finally, Rades is doing Nanowrimo with a twist — writing a fantastically varied and breathtakingly lore-rich collection of Letters from Northrend.
ALSO: I want a Moonkin Hatchling liek woah. And I still want a Windrider Cub.