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6-09-2008 @ 1:18PM
I don't want to play with a bunch of people who have botted their character to 70. If Blizzard okays botting, then they might as well let you re-roll a 70, which is the same thing. At that point, they might as well start you with epics because you've already gotten those epics before too. What's the point of playing a game if you don't actually play it? You're not playing the game you're way... you're not playing it at all. Botting is cheating, there's no way around it. You're getting awarded for doing nothing.
6-09-2008 @ 1:24PM
This guy wins the thread.Play the GD game, and stop thinking it's "okay" to fast-forward. You're ruining it for more than just yourself when you cheat. This is an MMO, after all.
6-09-2008 @ 2:17PM
@Celton: "If Blizzard okays botting, then they might as well let you re-roll a 70, "So, just in case you didn't notice, Blizzard is starting the new Death Knight class at level 55. In essence, Blizzard is letting you "bot" to 55.
6-09-2008 @ 8:10PM
Levelling an alt SHOULD be as hard as levelling a first toon. How many people do you know get fast tracked to the Olympics in one event just because they already got medals for another? No, the don't. They train hard and take no short cuts, or the lose.Sure, the experience from the other event will make them train smarter and shorter than the rank amateur, but that happens anyway when you roll an alt without having to use a bot.I agree with Celton.And there is no way you can be a level 1 Death Knight. Nothing in the lore supports it. All the other classes have a lore justifying their being amateurs at their class and learning the ropes, but not these Death Knights.If Blizzard had chosen to allow an existing character to CHOOSE to become a death knight at an existing level, maybe I would find it more believable... even more believable if the death knight class was limited to paladins and warlocks to be the starting template.
6-09-2008 @ 11:40PM
Comparing World of Warcraft to the Olympics is laughable.
6-10-2008 @ 12:53AM
"Levelling an alt SHOULD be as hard as levelling a first toon. How many people do you know get fast tracked to the Olympics in one event just because they already got medals for another? No, the don't. They train hard and take no short cuts, or the lose."Yeah, except that their body that they grinded away at is already at peak performance. All they have to train for now is the specific skills or knowledge of an event, and they're capable of jumping right into the event. It's the equivalent of the ability to directly change clases.Not so here. If a player wants to try for a new event (i.e. class), he has to start over with another body, fat and unconditioned.Your analogies need work.
6-10-2008 @ 5:03AM
Really, Pzychotix? Let's say you're in gymnastics and you want to break into Olympic taekwondo. Sure, you have the muscle tone, you have the physical fitness. But the mechanics, even if it involves the same body and basically the same muscles, is a different game.If there's anything that needs work, it's the lame excuses of why people bot and how justified they are, when all they have to do is just cancel their subscription.Coldsoda: It isn't laughable. You may think it's funny, and that's something different. People cheat in the Olympics just because they want a piece of shiny yellow metal hung around their chests... because they want to win and they want the sponsorships. And, rightly so, they are stripped of their medals when they are found out. Blizzard has stripped these botters (who supposedly does no harm to the rest of the server but themselves) as they should.All analogies break down at some point and your pitiful attempts to show the break down is just another in a long QQ of botters who want to have it all even if they don't deserve it.
6-10-2008 @ 3:51PM
In this case, it would be more like having to start over, but with all the epic gear transferred over. Either way, it's not going to take the same amount of time for an Olympian to get ready for Taekwondo than say, a gamer who hasn't done a single day of training in his life. That's the entire point here.Your analogies are still bad.
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