Jun 30th 2009 5:43PM For all of you who are claiming that MC'd a mob to assist during a boss encounter is not an exploit seem to fail to recall the Void Reaver fiasco back in the BC days. It was found that you could MC a Tempest-Smith and use it to down the VR in ten seconds. Blizzard jumped on that and warned that anyone who used that "exploit" would be subject to banning.
Jun 30th 2009 5:41PM For all of you who are claiming that MC'd a mob to assist during a boss encounter is not an exploit seem to fail to recall the Void Reaver fiasco back in the BC days. It was found that you could MC a Tempest-Smith and use it to down the VR in ten seconds. Blizzard jumped on that and warned that anyone who used that "exploit" would be subject to banning.
Feb 18th 2009 8:51AM I used to think botters where either lazy or where gold farmers. I really despised botters. However, after reading yesterday's article and the release of yet another grinder expansion compounded with the fact that I have too many alts, I've started to view things differently. I'll admit I've been tempted to bot before, but the fear of getting caught kept me at bay from going that route. Also, I am not one to enjoy something that I did not work for.
That being said, I can see the benefits of having a bot. If you have already traversed the games contents with at least one main all the way through to the maximum level then there is no need to go through it with other toons. Maybe one other, just for good measure, but really not needed to be done for more than two toons. Yes, you could say that if you don't want to put the time in other toons then don't bother leveling them, but that logic fails when you think about the fact that Blizzard didn't start DKs at level one. Why do you think they did that? Because they knew that that class would not have been picked up by as many if people had to start from scratch.
Then there are the monotonous skill level grinding professions such as fishing. People pull out their hair having to do that because there seems to be no way of speeding that skill point. Unlike other professions where you get to see what item will definitely give you a skill point if you create it, fishing has none. I don't know what goes through Blizzard's developers every patch that they do not see that people find fishing to be tedious. If they'd at least make it so that people could see schools in various colors as with the other professions skills then people would be more apt to fish. They could do colors around the school rings such as green, yellow, and orange, then people would be able to know if the school of fish they are fishing is going to give them a faster skill-up or a slower one. I think this would also encourage people to move to higher level fishing schools simply because when they saw it they knew they would get the skill point right away. And hell, just so that a person doesn't exploit one school for multiple points, they could make it like mining was, where once you tapped it you only got the skill point for the first tap. So, in this case the first fish would net you a skill point, but the rest would not.
In any case, I don't agree with botting, but I can see the justification.
Aug 26th 2008 7:35AM Easily circumvented:
WTB Anal [insert link here]
WTS Anal [same as above]
WTT ... you get the picture
Aug 26th 2008 4:09AM That was meant to be 'anal [insert spell] lol. Used the wrong brackets and it didn't come out.
Aug 26th 2008 4:05AM The notion of a big brother system that comes down on people for being stupid just doesn't sit too well with me. Yes, there are times I wish I could lob a grenade through the internet that would somehow find it's way to the intended target and wipe them off the face of the earth, but that would be drastic. I think the simplest solution would be for Blizzard to implement a feature in the game to allow players to ignore those who participate in such stupidity... oh wait, there is such a feature. I believe it's called ignore player.
Look, there will always be something that people do that some will not like. Some people get upset that the trade channel is not used simply for trade and not for Barren's chat. Even if nothing profane is uttered. We come across idiots many times in real life. What do we do? We usually ignore them and keep on walking. I think the same thing should apply in game. Ignore them and keep on walking.
Some may say, well what about the children. WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_children_(politics)). This is the problem that usually befalls all forms of entertainment when it comes to people's attempts to supervise it. They fall back to that tried true scapegoat of doing it for the children. Well, in this case, chances are that the children are the ones acting like idiots. Sure, not all of them are kids, but the majority are. As for the Dolce's point, "Asking parents (although I am extremely attentive to what my childrens activities are) to have an intimate knowledge of joining and exiting out of city channels is a bit extreme." I find that statement to be utterly disgusting. You're telling me that a parent who is offended by such a thing as 'anal ' cannot take the time to find out how to take their children out of such a profane environment? It's not rocket science. If that parent cannot or will not take the time to inquire how to leave a channel, be it simply by looking through the internet, or hey, how's this, asking in chat for such knowledge. There are many in game who are actually willing to help. I know I'm one of them. When someone asks for help in game, yeah you get the smart alack responses, but you also receive genuine help.
So to summarize this notion of having Blizzard act more as a big brother is just another means for parents or anyone to pass the buck of responsibility along yet again.
Jul 29th 2008 1:47PM I'm in NY, anyone can tell me what airport is closest to Irvine, CA?
Jul 23rd 2008 7:24PM I've had that situation happen to me before. I'm a person who if I commit to doing something I will stick to it. Now there are stipulations. This was a pug, but it was a really good pug and it was an instance that I had been wanting to clear for quite some time. If the group had been doing horribly I would not have any qualms about ditching them.