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Once upon a time when my guild was raiding Icecrown Citadel back in Wrath, we had a few players who were notorious at making excuses for sudden AFK's or calling off. It wasn't the first time I'd heard of this however -- previous guilds had members that also used any excuse in the book to take a...

May 25th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It happens to the best and most well-intentioned of us. There we are, deep in the thick of instanced battle, and we need to go. We have to go. For whatever reason, this dungeon run isn't working out and it's time to bail. Maybe the group is frustrating you 10 ways from Sunday. Maybe you've wiped...

March 28th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the Aol guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages. Lag is probably the single most common excuse for mistakes in all internet gaming. From the beginning of the big craze of first person shooters to now, mistakes are ch...

December 24th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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He may have covered wars, but when Frank West makes a return visit to the Willamette Parkview Mall to buy a case of waggle, he'll do so without his trusty camera in tow. Rather than blaming brain freeze (journalists are prone to this, you see) Capcom explains that the shutterbug's best friend was c...

January 27th 2009 at 10:11am 0 Comments
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It starts out innocently enough. The tank loses aggro, the healer goes down, the rest of the group falls like dominos. It happens. Regroup, head back in, try again. But then it happens another time, then another time. What in Elune's name is going on?Is the tank undergeared? Is the healer running ou...

September 15th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ninjas -- we know them, we hate them, we laugh at how they'll never get a group on the server again. Most serious ninjas tend to go linkdead immediately after looting, to spare themselves being yelled at and reported. But some try to justify their behavior by whatever thin threads of logic they can...

April 24th 2007 at 4:40pm 0 Comments