Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Which type of moviegoer are you?

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Every time you go to a cinema, I am sure you will encounter a particular kind of movie viewer. While each persona has its own ups and downs, most of the time you will come out annoyed and not satisfied when the movie ends. It won’t hurt to know which type of moviegoer you are either, just so you realize how you’ve annoyed other movie fans as well.

The Silent

The Silent

… need absolute silence during the entirety of the film and will go “Shhh!” fiercely on any sort of noise. Any interaction with them is immediately responded with an intense stare.

The Emotional

The Emotional

… constantly cry throughout the whole movie. Even the opening sequence  of the movie studio logo will cause them to burst into tears. Always have a tissue ready to hand out to them. At least that will muffle the noise of their incessant nose blowing.

The DisturbersThe Disturbers

… did not come to see the movie but just to loiter around and annoy other people within earshot. Their nonstop annoyance ranges from loud talking on the phone, throwing popcorns, to aiming laser pointers at the movie screen.

The PsychicThe Psychics

… have not seen the movie ever since but can already predict the ending early in the movie. Their guesses can be very accurate to the point that it ruins the surprise. They won’t hesitate to brag that, yeah, they’re just that cool.

The Damsel in Distress

The Damsels in Distress

… unleash piercing banshee screams in horror movies that make your hair stand on end. Any scene in the movie becomes scary every time they shriek.

The Giant

The Giants

… are virtually harmless creatures except to the people sitting right behind them. Those unlucky fellows have no choice but to watch the movie, with half of the screen blocked from view by the Giants.

The Hyena

The Hyenas

… easily get amused, heartily laughing at every scene. The hysterical laughter is so contagious that you can’t help but laugh as well, even at scenes where you’re supposed to cry or be serious.

The Self-Proclaimed Critic

The Self-Proclaimed Critic

… does not hold back from voicing out their opinion regarding every scene of the movie, especially the bad parts. You’d want to avoid them as much as possible unless you want to feel like you’re watching with the director’s comments turned on.

The Seemingly Satisfied

The Seemingly-Satisfied

… behaves normally during and after the movie, because he has no fucking idea what the movie was saying.

Did I forget a kind of moviegoer? Let me know in the comments!

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World of Warcraft – Character Choices

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One of the toughest decision you have to make begins right at the very start of your World of Warcraft journey: choosing a character. Granted, this popular MMORPG lets you create more than one, but you’ll eventually focus on a single character – your main toon – as if you live through him/her. Knowing what you want from the start will prevent you from wasting time and effort. For instance, you could spend day after day leveling on a character and then realize you’re not really finding yourself of loving the game as much as you should.

World of Warcraft Blood Elf Mage

The first choice you make in WoW is when you log in on a new account for the first time. The game will ask you to select a realm – the term Blizzard calls its multiple servers. A character, at most times, can only interact with another on the same realm, so make sure you’ll be playing on the one where your friends currently are.

World of Warcraft Realm Selection

Realms are classified into four types: Player vs Environment (PvE or Normal), Player vs Player (PvP), Roleplaying (RP), and RP-PvP. Players who want to thoroughly follow the story in World of Warcraft without major interference from other players should choose a PvE server. On the other hand, those who have blood lust against other players should opt PvP. RP and RP-PvP are essentially the same as the previous two, with the sole difference of encouraged heavy roleplaying.

World of Warcraft Character CustomizationOnce a realm is chosen, the next decision to make is your character itself. If you really want to blend in with the game, you should give your toon a name that is appropriate for its class, gender, race, and others. The name should also be easy for others to remember and must abide by Blizzard’s naming policy.

Waging a never-ending war against each other, there are two playable factions in the World of Warcraft. Swearing allegiance to one faction therefore makes you an enemy of the other. On one side are the humans, gnomes, draenei, worgen, and dwarves that fight for the glory of the Alliance. On the other hand, the tauren, orcs, trolls, blood elves, and goblins have banded together as the mighty Horde. Each of these races have distinct racial traits that give advantages in certain situations.

Finally, you will need to choose a character class. Each class has a different set of skills and role in combat (DPS, tanking, and healing), among other things. For instance, those who would like to deal tremendous damage from afar can pick either the mage, warlock, and hunter. The rogue, on the other hand, specialize in melee combat. With the ability to withstand the most devastating blows, warriors and death knights fight at the frontlines as tanks and protect the ranged classes. Furthermore, healing the wounded is the primary task of the priest. The remaining classes – the druid, monk, and shaman – are hybrids or capable of specializing in one of the three roles.

Of less priority in character choices are gender and appearance (hair, skin color, etc.). They do not have a significant impact to the game, aside from aesthetic purposes.

While I previously mentioned that the choices to make are permanent, Blizzard offers customizations for your character. For a certain amount of fee, you will be able to switch factions, race, realms, and more. Only changing from one class to another is not available.

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