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3-09-2011 @ 3:43PM
I second the idea for a 201 article!I haven't found many people who agree with me, but I don't like Shadowy Apparitions. They are like shadowy suicide bombers and I'm just not cool with that with world events being what they are. I find them jarring and they take me out of the game. I wish they had been pixel seeking orbs instead.
3-09-2011 @ 4:40PM
i would love to see the same animation from our shadow orbs used for the apparitionsi love the concept of the spell, that we are using shadow forces to rip apart our soul and use those pieces to hurt our enemies.Given the bulk of the terrorist attacks are suicide bombers of one type or another now days, i think there could be a better way to show this effect other then having direct carbon copies of our toons walking to their doom, calmly walking.....its kinda creepy lol
3-09-2011 @ 4:56PM
You using "World events being what they are" as your justifcation for shadowy aparition taking you "out of the game" doesn't sit right with me. If it takes you out of the game then so be it, but please don't overstate it and thereby diminish the impact of said world events by comparing the two.
3-09-2011 @ 5:15PM
I'm not sure what you mean by saying I'm overstating things, Devon. I have a close relative that has fought in Iraq and is now fighting in Afghanistan, so yeah, when I see the shadowy apparitions I am reminded of the dangers he handles every day. I don't like that the threat he and thousands of military volunteers and civilians face and fear is a beneficial game mechanic, something we are supposed to want to see.
3-09-2011 @ 5:36PM
Umm..shadowy suicide bombers?Shadowy SUICIDE BOMBERS?REALLY?Come on, I know the Western world is unanimously terrified of terrorism (which it shouldn't be if it doesn't want to play right into the terrorists' hands), but really, calling ghostly copies of your avatar, in a fantasy game, that slowly walk up to an evil dragon before vanishing completely without any kind of colossal explosion "SHADOWY SUICIDE BOMBERS"? That's just pathetic.Get over it. They are ghosts, not terrorists.
3-09-2011 @ 5:44PM
I'm sorry Wellsee, I didn't mean to imply that the things your relative has seen were insignificant, just the opposite in fact. I'm simply stating that comparing a video game's mechanics to the threats our soldiers face doesn't sit well with me. Please thank your relative for their service for me.
3-09-2011 @ 6:41PM
As one of the US military personnel that is called out to disarm the roadside bombs or as we call them IED's, and quite often to come deal with the failed suicide bomber attempt/doing a post blast on those events I understand the ideals that you feel, but I honestly think we as Americans tend to take it a little to far, it's the same fiasco as people claiming that having "the Taliban in Medal of Honor" was politically incorrect for us veterans. Honestly we don't mind when things like this happen, and I like the realism they add.To the point, when your playing a game you're playing a game, don't start tieing it in to world events, because then you'll start being the person scrutinizing that "a Mage would never cast a Frostbolt that way!", when in the end, it's a game, keep it separate.
3-10-2011 @ 9:34AM
Oh noes, my dorf shadow priest is a homicidal taliban suicide bomber! Why didn't I connect the dots earlier, it all makes sense now.
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