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11-21-2008 @ 5:41PM
"Jormungandr said...It's nice to be anti-torture and all. IRL I am anti-torture myself, but seriously, it's a) a video game, and b) world of WARcraft. If you don't expect a cerain amount of that kind of stuff, you should go back to playing Wii Tennis or something"There are some lines you don't cross, there are some things that shouldn't be "entertainment." Given the fact that the U.S. has lost all credilibity on the issue of torture and after leaving the military over it I'd kind of like to play my favorite videogame without it being thrown in my face the first 15 minutes after starting the new character class. But hey, why not add rape to the quest lines too? That happens in war also so it's fair game right? Why not lose the cartoony graphics and go for photo-realistic violence, it's just make believe. How a society entertains itself says a lot about the society. If you really think it's just for kicks I challenge you to go on a first date with a girl and tell her how much you enjoy playing video games where you get to torture in the game world and enjoy doing cruel things. I bet you're not going to get that 2nd date. If you're a religous person I challenge you to go to whoever your religous lead is (priest, pastor, rabbi) and tell them how much you enjoy torture in video games since you get to indulge in it without actually doing it. I bet 5 bucks they look at you like you've lost your mind. For more fun I challenge you to go on a job interview and when asked what you do for a hobby tell them play video games where i get to pretend like I'm torturing people. Hint, hint you're not going to get that job.Taboos are taboos for a reason, I don't want them in my videogames and don't want to spend 50 dollars for the choice of engaging in something aberrant or never getting to play new content. As a business practice that comes in the FAIL category for customer satisfaction.
11-21-2008 @ 10:26PM
1.) You act as if the game is all torture, there are what...3, 4, or at max 5 quests like this in the ENTIRE game. Talk about blowing things out of proportion2.) In regards to the Death Knight one, guess what, Death Knights and the Lich King kill people, thats their thing, they want to kill EVERYBODY. Why don't you just boycott the game since the entire DK starting area is just a mass genocide of troops?3.) Apparently no one has any rational thought in this topic, Blizzard even said somewhere (I can't find the source), that you are SUPPOSE to be like "dude wtf..." when doing the Death Knight starter quests. They explain, among other things, why the redeemed DKs are so adamant in killing the Lich King.4.) You act as if when you are torturing the NPCs, your character is having a grand old time. While this MAY be true with the DK quest, it it certainly not with the others. Hell, with the Kirin-Tor one, you are only doing it because they NEED that Archmage because their forces are spread so thin.5.) Apparently having 5 torturing quests in a game with 5000+ quests means that they should now just add smut in everywhere. Take out the fantasy- like setting, just change everything to GTA style. Yes, add in rape scenes, hell it is what happens in real life.Guess what, if you didn't realize this, WoW =/= Real Life. Get over yourself, climb down from that platform you are on, its quite shaky seeing as your argument is invalid and rests on making false analogies.Like I said before:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_analogyLook it up
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