23 Aug 14 @ 12:39 am  —  via + org  —  reblog
Catnaps are very important. Felidae has been taking more than her fair share of them as of late.

Catnaps are very important. Felidae has been taking more than her fair share of them as of late.

22 Aug 14 @ 7:32 pm  —  reblog

festivedolyak:

felidae-charr:

I can only assume that the DDoS attacks on the GW2 servers have come about as a result of the unrest over the recent interview at Gamescon and, in particular, with regards to the supposed “shut down” of SAB.

Not only do I want to remind people in our community that the…

geebus, really, THIS DDOS IS NOT SAB RELATED! a bunch of dumbfricks is attacking several big games at once, last night they taken down an US gov website and the FBI site. PLEASE STOP THROWING EVERYTHING AT PPL WHO WERE/ARE UPSET ABOUT SAB, really i feel quite offended right now.

As I just said in a recent post, after an anon message that I was sent, and as I said in the original post too, I only assumed that a small portion of the players upset about this SAB “shut down” were responsible.

I’m sorry you feel so upset by the drama that’s being caused, and if you’re one of the people who have simply been upset by the words from the developers at Gamescon, please take a couple of things to mind!

  1. Those developers had nothing to do with the SAB development. They aren’t on the same team. So, this means that they didn’t outright say SAB wasn’t coming back.What was probably meant was that, to their knowledge, SAB wasn’t bring worked on currently. The chances of SAB being actually shut down are really, really slim considering how very clearly popular it was. Take heart! Two developers does not ArenaNet make.
  2. The people who are currently upset with the response by the player base aren’t upset with all of you. In fact, many of us can understand your frustration. I, for example, am also really sad that SAB hasn’t seen a return this year, and am really sad about the poor communication we’ve had regarding it. When I make the assumption that a portion of the SAB community was responsible for these attacks, the assumption is that they are the same people who talk about “suicide pacts” if SAB doesn’t come back, or who compare their protests to the protests currently happening in Ferguson.

Again, take heart. The drama going on right now doesn’t pertain specifically to you as a person. If you’re just like most of the rest of us, voicing a bit of displeasure in a generic manner, than you aren’t the person or part of the group of people that are being complained about.

But also please understand, there is a very valid distaste amongst a majority of players over this situation, because a portion of the community’s response has been dire and immature. Nobody has been out to get you personally.

And again, I’m sorry you felt like you were being attacked in my original OP. That wasn’t my intention at all.

21 Aug 14 @ 9:33 pm  —  via + org  —  reblog
Anonymous inquired:

The DDOS attacks are not coming from SAB spite!!! They're done by a small "for the lulz" twitter group who I'm not goign to link due to them wanting attention with their attacks, and they've been DDoSing everything from Runescape to WoW&GW2 lately :(

Thanks for the message, anon!

I won’t lie, I’m really sceptical about the idea that some of the people angry over SAB aren’t involved or otherwise instigating the attacks. The timing is much too coincidental for me to really be convinced otherwise. That said, you can link me privately if you would like to, and I won’t publish it to the blog! 

I’ll also admit that groups like this have been long-running and long-standing for many years now across a wide number of MMO games, MMORPGs in particular. Maybe I’m just being a paranoid ninny attributing the timing of these with the sheer outbreak of discontent in the fandom, and it wouldn’t surprise me that any group of DDoSers would use that unrest as an excuse.

This still doesn’t change the fact that some of the community has been very immature with regards to SAB lately and they need to stop acting like they represent a large amount of the community. If they aren’t remotely responsible for even instigating DDoS attacks, then I apologise. It’s an assumption on my part.

(But that doesn’t make it okay to even begin joking about suicide pacts on a public forum such as a game, a place where people are relaxing to de-stress. Not you in particular, of course, anon! But to those players upset about SAB saying those atrocious things… you know who you are.)


Again, anon, thank you for the message! <3

21 Aug 14 @ 9:24 pm  —  reblog
DDoSing is immature.

I can only assume that the DDoS attacks on the GW2 servers have come about as a result of the unrest over the recent interview at Gamescon and, in particular, with regards to the supposed “shut down” of SAB.

Not only do I want to remind people in our community that the developers representing ArenaNet at Gamescon were not related to SAB development in any way (which admittedly means they perhaps shouldn’t have answered questions relating to it, I won’t deny) but I would also like to remind you that for every person you think you are doing “justice” for by DDoSing the servers and making the game unplayable for a large number of people, there are at least two or three people you are making unhappy by blocking their access to the game and stopping them from playing it as they would normally.

Your actions are hurtful to this community, you do not represent the “masses” that you think you do when you engage in these DDoS attacks, and the only thing you are going to ensure is that ArenaNet refuses to speak out about anything in the future, because you are too immature to react in an adult and mature manner. You stop the community at large from playing the game (a community that you do not represent by nature) and you make the entire GW2 community look unreasonable and unruly; something none of us appreciate.

Yours truly,

A SAB lover who disagrees with everything you are doing.

21 Aug 14 @ 8:59 pm  —  reblog

hovih:

And this, people, in the official ArenaNet announcement.

Multiple dorito flavours confirmed. Pick now from:

- Cool Flavour

- Extra Cheesey Flavour

- BBQ Saucey Flavour

- Hot Chilli Flavour

21 Aug 14 @ 3:58 pm  —  via + org  —  reblog

So I’m a 298 followers right now, which is amazeballs and I’m still not sure how that many people decided I was worthy of following.

That said, and with the GW2 second anniversary coming soon, I got to thinking about why I made this blog in the first place… and of course, the mascot of this blog! Poor Felidae hasn’t seen very much action for a while, because I got all sorts of caught up in both roleplay and real life. Feeling somewhat bad for my beloved Charrdian, I decided to update her look with the new Ceremonial armour, because I think it fits her very nicely! She also has her Sunrise skin, so she’s looking awfully radiant these days.

She has also been up to things on a roleplay front, too, but we might save that for another post.

This one goes out to you, Felidae! My first character through the beta testing phases, my first character once the game opened, my first level 80 (who got to that level through a strawberry, godbless) and, soon when I get the gold and time, my level 500 armorsmith!

21 Aug 14 @ 1:57 pm  —  reblog
The contrast between Rasiel and the environment just looked too good not to screenshot.

The contrast between Rasiel and the environment just looked too good not to screenshot.

13 Aug 14 @ 8:44 pm  —  reblog

murellows:

(points at gw2 character select screen) these are my children

13 Aug 14 @ 1:07 pm  —  via + org  —  reblog
Woah!

Season two’s “mid-way finale” as it currently stands was really fun.

SPOILLEEEEEERS BELOW THE READ MORE

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13 Aug 14 @ 9:30 am  —  reblog
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