May 1st 2009 11:30AM Personally, I think both sides are at fault.
1. Karatechop shouldn't have even taken the risk, it was more then obvious that this was a mistaken item, no one hands over a weapon that oneshots bosses that no one else can kill. You put in a ticket, say it was a mistake, they take it away, no harm done.
2. Blizzard should have been more careful, they've had years to refine account restores and frankly, it has never gotten any better, only worse. This incident proves how little they've done to get it right. The way they apparently handled this event only further proves how little they care about refining it. Remove the account, ban some people who were involved, then call it a day?
I really hope they're taking steps to refine the character restore process. I'd rather get my gear back, not 5 stacks of silverleaf.
Mar 12th 2009 9:28AM Uhhhh.... red flag...
There were "virtual worlds" long before 1995. So... calling bullshit. Try Neverwinter Nights over AOL in 1991. Maybe Steve Case should sue this guy for fraud. The reason this guy is claiming he thought this up in 1995 is because NSFNET restrictions were lifted that year, so it's the earliest he could claim any idea for games over the Internet. AOL was a provately dialed into Network, something he didn't do his homework and think about.
GG Lawsuit Douche. :)
Feb 9th 2009 1:30PM Yes, because reading these patch notes, the only thing in here is fixing a small amount of bugs that came in the last patch, nothing else at all here nope.
If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go enjoy my slightly different Arcane Mage and run about without having to cast Inner Fire like crazy on my Priest. Not like anything changed there, nope.
Nov 6th 2008 9:00AM A comment of a comment for a comment to end all comments that has been commented on being a comment to comment about comments.
Sep 29th 2008 2:07PM Brothers and Sisters of the Horde, let us throw off our shackles and overtake our Alliance oppressors!
FOR THE HORDE!
Sep 26th 2008 10:03AM ...Okay, so you're saying there are leaks... because Blizzard made the Beta public.
Redundant, at best? People were just as eager and pressuring over the Burning Crusade release, with an NDA, and it honestly doesn't matter. They likely dropped the NDA because they realized that it wasn't going to stop people from leaking information and because the Beta has really just served as a massive promotional tool for the expansion.
In short, not having an NDA means you can't have leaks, that's like saying a public library is leaking out information because anyone can take out a book.
Sep 26th 2008 9:57AM This is a great theory!
...As long as you live in a Fantasy Land where Activision actually owns Blizzard. Check your facts.
Sep 26th 2008 9:40AM This seems to be something that needs to be repeated constantly. People seem to read "shipped" as "in my hands". It's the wrong mode of thought. Suppliers need time to get copies of the game into their warehouses and onto store shelves. If you honestly think they're going to just stop beta on November 12th and on the 13th magically make finished copies of the games appear on store shelves, you've been in the Peacebloom too much.
Take "after it ships" in a real sense. "After it ships" only indicates that there will be corrections to the software on release day, it does not mean you'll be playing an incomplete game. They need weeks to burn discs, package the products, ship them to retail warehouses, get those warehouses to put the games in stores in time for the launch date, etc.
In all likelyhood, the game will be sent out to the printing presses around the same time we see 3.0 in the live realms, any fixes and changes made in beta after that will be loaded into a patch for later.
If you'd rather they send the game out only after it's perfect, 100% in working order, I'll gladly see you in the year 2012 for the release date, when has this game ever been perfect?
Sep 26th 2008 9:30AM You forgot Swift White Hawkstrider from Heroic MgT and the Ashes of A'lar from the Eye, both, funny enough, off Kael'thas. You also left out the Arena Netherdrake.
Sep 24th 2008 10:22AM Your S2 will start to get replaced around level 72-73.