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6-08-2009 @ 4:58PM
"Congrats to all the award winners, as if they even needed it. Something tells us the millions and millions of dollars in revenue from all of these games was probably a nicer reward than Guinness recognition. Just a guess."Don't be such an ass or a jealous fool. The way you wrote this seems like you're just huffing and puffing about their recognition. Please, I'd like to see you create something that would gather such a user base. This kind of attitude in your writing is no different than other players with their comments like ..." oh what a surprise Ensidia got the world first .. again. Congrats to them .. I guess." Just as they strive to be the best they can be at playing the game, Blizzard strives to be the best they can be at making the game. We should be so lucky to be able to get reports on our favorite game with out the reporters two bits sprinkled in. "Activision overlords" -- Again, being an ass. I suppose you're the kind of person that got upset when Fox Broadcasting bought MySpace.com in July of 2005.
6-08-2009 @ 5:14PM
""Activision overlords" -- Again, being an ass. I suppose you're the kind of person that got upset when Fox Broadcasting bought MySpace.com in July of 2005."Chill out, Gargamel's cat. I think he was trying to be funny, and I for one understood the humor.I'm not sure if the Guinness Book of World Records was ever a respected authority, but given their willingness these days to have a "record" for just about anything, making it into Guinness doesn't seem like an accomplishment as much as it does a triumph of marketing. It's probably a good thing these awards were pre-framed, otherwise Blizzard might not have bothered to spend the $65 at Frame and Save required to hang them up.
6-08-2009 @ 5:15PM
Weird. I just took it as a playful joke. The OP writes for "wow.com" so he obviously enjoys the game. It seemed like he was just suggesting that these guys probably already know just how awesome and popular their game is.Because, let's face it: This particular award literally didn't tell them anything they didn't know already. They had the statistics to show them that their game is the most popular MMO. In fact...if this article insults anything, it's the people at Guinness. They're the ones handing out awards for well known facts, after all.
6-08-2009 @ 11:35PM
I second what "impurezero" said. Obviously Mike Schramm, the Senior Editor, of WOW.COM plays WoW and writes about it. Therefore supporting and contributing to the user base that won them this award in the first place. I highly doubt he is "jealous" of Blizzard. Unless you mean, "wishes he was making billions of dollars," then of course, who doesn't. Funny you made the comparison to Ensidia making world firsts, because that is a great analogy. IT IS NO SURPRISE Blizzard got this honor, and they deserved it. Just like it is no surprise Ensidia gets world firsts, they are the ones trying hard to go for it and be the best and they do. Where you are wrong is thinking that Mike is trying to discredit Blizzard by saying it is no surprise, because it really is no surprise. They made a great game we all play and everyone saw it coming they would get something like this.
6-09-2009 @ 12:04AM
Jealous? I am a little jealous that my World of Schrammcraft MMO never took off in the same way. Guess people aren't as into virtually blogging and playing videogames all day as they are into slaying dragons and earning gold.
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