Tuesday, December 9, 2008


It's respec, as in re-specialize. Not respect. I've seen countless people say that they need to go respect, and hearth to town to change their talents. To that I ask, when you go respect, do you salute the class trainer? Address them with a bevy of "sir, yes, sir" statements? Bow or kneel before the trainer?

When you change your talents, you respec. In verb form, you are respeccing. It's short for re-specializing. You have a talent spec. That is because your talent investment determines what your character's speciality is. For a paladin, if a heal-y paladin wants to start tanking, he is respeccing from holy to prot, because he is changing his talent specialty from healing-focused to tanking-focused.

Have I beaten this point to death yet? When you change your talents, you respec. There's no "t." Stop spelling it "respect."

What set me off? I saw the venerable BRK write it respect this morning, and if his readership catches onto that and the misinformation spreads through the WoW community, I might have an epic meltdown.

Okay, now that I've got that out of my system, I feel a little better. Next task - trying to explain why "Scattered" by Green Day has been in my head for the past 3 days.


Creep said...

I guess it just illustrates how a lot of folks don't really understand the meaning of respect?

I'm still laughing at the 'sir, yes sir'.

Dradis said...

So your saying we all need to be respect? I am confuzzled :P

Josh said...

Turns out BRK didn't check his spell-checker's work, so it wasn't a blatant mistake, it was more of an oversight. Still doesn't change the fact that tons of people say "respect" when they mean "respec," and it drives me batsh!t insane.

And Dradis, R-E-S-P-E-C, find out what it means to ME.

Dradis said...

LOL! I think you should finish out the rest of that song! That would be awesome!