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12-28-2007 @ 5:28PM
Unfairly benefitting from playing the game in a way other than the designers intended.Thats how I define it. The key word is "benefitting", as there are plenty of totally fair and fun things that go beyond how the game was specifically designed, yet still have no tangible benefit (such as wall-jumping to some weird spot and dancing around). Wall-jumping to a spot in a Battleground where you can reach others for free HK's but they can't reach you would be an unfair benefit.Another thing - and I believe myself to be in the minorty about this - is that I consider having a high-level friend run your low-level character through an instance or quest to be cheating. Yes cheating. The people who do this are cheating *themselves* by not experiencing the game in the way it was intended to be experienced. In addition, they are cheating the higher-level player because it is a colossal waste of that player's time - and time spent in WoW is *on the clock* - this is pay-to-play folks. We are *paying* blizzard each time we log in...it is not for free. You are supposed to e n j o y the game - even the parts before you get to level 70: THAT is the game! If you don't enjoy the game then go play something else.I know most don't agree with me on this, but I simply can't stand players who give other players a "free ride" on their own time that they pay for.
12-28-2007 @ 5:31PM
I disagree, I help my buddy all the time because when he finnaly reaches 70 we can do stuff together. It is not a waste to help a friend, it is a waste of time to go to LFG channel and spam for a group for the low level content as there isn't anyone doing that stuff.
12-29-2007 @ 1:25PM
i agree with JR...most of the people dont even bother with lower end content anymore so whats the point in waiting 2-3 hours for a group to run RFD..or RFC or something... i run my friend through instances because hes way behiend...at the same time im explaining to him the mechanics of his class i often will let him do what he needs to do and then once he understands we can move on and kill the rest of the baddies...=-P, also people are sometimes CHARGING for runs through instances...so pretty much they are gettin paid for their time?? either way i drop gold off for my buddy let him decide what to buy and so on...the game is still fun =-D
1-07-2008 @ 9:54AM
Hmmm, so I have 3 level 70 characters ... how am I cheating myself out of content I have seen 3 times when I ask a buddy to run me through Sunken Temple.And how is it cheating him out of time when he responds "yes, sure ... I love running through low level content ... it feels awesome blowing through things in 20 mins that took 3 hours back in the day"I never take a new player through content though, I wouldn't call it cheating, but I call it laziness.
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