Ladan's blog

  • The mad dash to world first with trolls and stalkers....

    So we're in the midst of a race. Not quite your typical race like Tour de France where you can see up close and personal the team dynamics and exciting individual cyclists zooming through France.. but it's a WoW raiding race nonetheless. Teams of 10 or 25 geared up and ready... troubleshooting and planning...

    Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:22
    by Ladan
  • Firelands is coming!

    So something big is coming.. in the next week or so. No, it's not a shark (though I really really want an underwater raid at some point...), it's Firelands!


    Fri, 17/06/2011 - 09:15
    by Ladan
  • From the researcher desk: How do we define 'elite' raiding guilds?

    What is an elite raiding guild?

    If you've ever spoken to me about my research, you know that I’ve been speaking with raiders from all sorts of backgrounds and rankings. This is helping me document the most complete picture of what we are doing in the raiding community and how we like to pursue our love of raiding. In addition to casual, social, hard core, and high-level raiding guilds, I’ve also had a chance to speak to quite a few of what I call the ‘elite raiding guilds’ about their experiences.

    Fri, 10/06/2011 - 12:10
    by Ladan
  • How the other half lives..... :)

    As I continue my work with guilds across the spectrum of raiding, I thought you'd all be interested in reading my blog post (on my research blog) about my interview with Method. :)

    I'm also trying something new... might see how it looks here instead.. "raid-themed musical medleys"! See, researchers can be exciting too... seriously.

    Anyway, enjoy. :)

    Sat, 21/05/2011 - 12:29
    by Ladan
  • Dungeon Journals: What's the big fuss?

    So the Public Test Realm is back. Yay! It's like getting to pre-open our Christmas presents! Or get a sneak peek at the final exam questions from our "Intro to Quantum Mechanics" course. Or like finding out what you're going to look like in 20 years.

    Tue, 17/05/2011 - 08:40
    by Ladan