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8-10-2010 @ 7:25PM
Cataclysm should have a less bumpy ride, i.e. Dragons and elements, the far east loves that crap, er, stuff.
8-10-2010 @ 7:35PM
Far east is some relic of an ignorant people of an ignorant time. Let's not continue using it. And don't just make silly generalizations that a whole region enjoys 'crap' like dragons and elements. I'll probably be downrated for presentation, but I hope I got my message across.
8-10-2010 @ 8:06PM
@disdrgfreakWhat do you want us to call that are of the world then?
8-10-2010 @ 8:09PM
Eastern Asia seems more fitting to me.
8-10-2010 @ 8:11PM
Or China, if we're being specific xD. But yeah, far east has always struck me as an archaic term. Just like the term for Native Americans has evolved from Indians into what it is today.
8-10-2010 @ 8:25PM
Yeah, them far easterners love that, just like them Americans all love cowboy hats and country music, right? :p
8-10-2010 @ 8:38PM
And yet the only person I know (in real life -- WoW forums don't count) that uses that term is both FROM and LIVES IN China. Go figure. Really, it always makes me laugh when she writes, "Some time, you're going to have to come visit me here in the Far East!" even though I live in the Western part of the U.S., so for me, China is more like the Far West, and Germany is the Far East, lol. Global geography terms that assume a fixed point of reference on our spherical world make me laugh. ;-)And to all those who are going to post "The U.S. / West/ Europe / etc. is JUST AS BAD AS CHINA OMG" really have to get some perspective. Having studied political science, travelled a lot, and lived abroad, I gotta say, we in the U.S. have a lot of problems, but I've never seen a place with more freedom than here. If the U.S. had the censorship China has, then Fox News would be People's Television, and instead of praising Bush and excoriating Obama, while CNN praises Obama and excoriates Bush, all channels would praise our glorious President no matter who was in office. Wake up and smell the coffee, people, geez.
8-10-2010 @ 8:43PM
Well, it's effin' FAR and it's all the way to the EAST, thus FAR EAST. It's kinda simple and intuitive. Also, nobody seems to complain about NEAR EAST and MIDDLE EAST either...
8-10-2010 @ 8:58PM
@disdrgfreakGeneralizations are never a good thing but I think we can say what the Chinese market themselves to their own people is very well documented. As far as your feel sorry for the Chinese-mentality, I'm not sure this is the right venue for that. And lastly, condoning gold selling or any other crime under the premise of "Well that's all they can do" is a steaming pile of bullshit. However you want to serve it up or package it.
@Endless, I'm rather sure that many 'Middle Easterners' dislike that term too. Near East? I've never heard that used asides from quotes in history books, to be honest. These are archaic terms from the time of Marco Polo. Seriously. Ethnocentric Europe of the past (everywhere's ethnocentric at some point, amirite?) considered itself the center... Thus, the terms Near, Middle, and Far East relating the distance and relative direction of the then very foreign lands.
8-10-2010 @ 9:05PM
@noyou, Please tell me what you would do in their stead. When offered a life between sustenance farming, totally dependent on the seasons and drought, blights, etc, or one of relative ease playing on a computer all day, something young people of this age love to do. It's not quite as easy to find a job in the world today, as evidenced by America's unemployment rate. If 10% of the people of a very wealthy, well developed and decently educated people can't find a job, an overpopulated country with a meh-education system is not going to be much better. And I never condoned gold farming. I said what they do is understandable, not acceptable.
8-11-2010 @ 1:52PM
I cringe every time my wife orders the Oriental Chicken Salad at Applebee's.
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