Oct 19th 2007 11:02AM @6
I dunno man, being a horde I don't encounter that problem much. On the other hand, I dispell in BG all the time, and not just on other shammies.
"Nyah nyah" comments aside, I can offer the following to be actually helpful:
Purge at caps lvl 32, and removes two beneficial effects. If you have water breathing, water, walking, and some lvl 5 pots/scrolls (cuz they're dirt cheap) in effect on your char, those might be the 2 effects to get dispelled instead of your Earthshield.
Now, if you're up against someone really persistent, this isn't going to help, becuase they aren't going to stop purge-spamming until they see your orbiting rock go bye-bye. Hopefully they've wasted enough time on purge cooldowns to get beat into the ground by your team-mates, or have been given a more significant threat to turn their attention to by then.
Oct 17th 2007 2:43PM There are way too many factors that need to be considered that would get in the way of this being implemented.
What about lag or internet outages?
What about NON-PVP servers vs PVP servers? The risk should equal the rewards.
What would prevent Fat Albert ganging? (Large groups going everywhere to increase their odds of survival)
What would be the motivation for a casual gamer play on such a server? (Truth is, the casual gamers pay just as much per account as the hardcore gamers each month. It would be a stupid business decision to exclude them.)
Also, but I don't think that parents who step away from the computer at a moment's notice to ensure the well being of their children should be penalized for doing so with a permanent character death.
I like #10 post. It encourages community and would mean there are a whole lot more healers around for instances.
Oct 16th 2007 5:45PM *sigh* Where do I even begin?
Okay, any time you have a cash transaction in which the recipient does not pay the required taxes on the money you have an illegal situation.
Illegal situations attract other criminals.
It's unlikely someone will call the police if their tax-evaded stash is getting stolen. (IE- A hot dog vendor who has been making 90K a year yet only reported 25K earned last year is unlikely to report it if thieves break in his house and make off with his safe)
This is true across any business, not just online games. So the *potential* is there for this to happen, but the sane person must ask, is it likely?
Will organized crime families really spellunk into online gaming to launder money when they can just open up a strip club instead? A strip club is cash based and offers hardly any form of electronic trails for any business conducted. Not to mention it's a whole lot better of a way to get the job done. WOW or attractive women? Tough call indeed.
Symantec, being an internet security company, has it in their interest to be alarmist about anything that happens within the internet. It drives up sales.
However, that doesn't make what they say is true.
Oct 16th 2007 3:03PM "Why yes, I am single now. My vows were only 'til death do us part'. It seemed like the better option, I tell you, her rear had become this big!"
Oct 16th 2007 2:39PM "And right there, wedgie and all, Princess Theradras mooned me. Wait.... why are you looking at me like that?"
Oct 16th 2007 2:20PM "I heard him yell 'LEEEROOY JEEEENKINS!!' .....and why yes, of course I followed him. What's your point?"
Oct 16th 2007 2:18PM "Excuse me, do any of you know the way to the undead last supper?"
Oct 15th 2007 3:11PM Ah. Very cool.
Now perhaps I'm putting this into too narrow of a category here (do and do-nots?) but from your RP experiences, have you mined more positive examples or negative examples?
I'm aware that mine are probably more negative due to the large quantites of White Wolf, but have your RP experiences been more of:
"I need to be more like X."
"I need to be the opposite of X."?
Oct 15th 2007 2:36PM Dave,
Sorry you feel the need to try to paint me as something I'm not. I am calm, and I probably sleep more than you suspect. (This is the typical anti-intellectualism of the internet, btw. Avoid the point made entirely and reference the person making it. Are you even aware that you did that?)
However, my point was not whether or not games are art. Now, this is hotly debated across the internet, but never mentioned in my post.
You stated that the BEST rp had relate to something ultimately true about human experience, and illumines the hearts and minds of rpers.
And yes, I do disagree. RP doesn't have to even come close to doing any of that to be considered the 'best'. It simply has to entertain.
Oct 15th 2007 10:13AM "But like any art form, roleplaying is best when it means something; that's to say, when it expresses something ultimately "true" about human experience, and perhaps even illumines the minds and hearts of the roleplayers in some way."
Says who???? I reject that assertion entirely.
Maybe RP is best when simply used to help immerse a video gamer into a video game?
Yes! Maybe it *IS* that simple?!