May 9th 2011 8:05AM I had been playing WoW on and off since the release of Naxxramas. Every time I subscribed, I would never find that group of people that could keep me inspired to play past the late-40s. It wasn't until Cataclysm rolled around and I rolled a worgen hunter on Earthen Ring that I finally met the group of people I finally found a connection with. I'm now proud to say I have a growing group of friends and a level 85 character that's gearing up for his first heroic.
The people you meet may not have a real face, but they're still real company. And you know what they say about the company you keep.
Nov 23rd 2010 2:21PM Dependant on what you're a fanboy of, this comment was either A) dead on arrival B) dead before it hit the floor C) dead last or D) omae wa mo shindeiru
Nov 25th 2009 1:51AM Why yes, I'd -love- a new phone!
Wait a minute, this isn't a phone. What is this i don't even
Oct 21st 2009 2:21PM Dblade has a point with how FFXI's recent improvements could have come far earlier, but I disagree on how it could have affected the game quality - the new content that has come out so far has added a great deal of variety to a game that was originally an incredulous grindfest. SE has done a good job making the game accessible to a wider audience, and that's a win-win situation for the developer - not only does that make it easier for them to earn more long-term subscribers, but it also provides those subscribers with ways to not want to cancel that subscription.
As for the new wedding support service, what I'm most interested in is how Square-Enix will cater to two unique subsets of matrimony - those who are interested in having a casual wedding (even less formal than the Bastokan weddings provided by the current service) with no dress code, acting more like a giant reception than a wedding ceremony, and same-sex marriages, which have been disallowed under the previous system (which has probably provided awkward moments for those male players who find out their Mithra bride is actually a dude :P).
In addition, having the service being separated from an ingrained system allows for far more creative ceremonies and receptions; why not have a San d'Orian military wedding outside the East Ronfaure Cavernous Maw, partake in a campaign battle after the ceremony, and then follow it all up with a private Ballista match as part of the reception? Now that SE is having the players run the events themselves, the possibilities for ceremonies even more memorable than those that the game has offered over the past few years are innumerable.
Feb 9th 2009 1:14PM mrkz, yea I admit that I've begged for things. I don't do it very often anymore, though. But that isn't to say I won't do it again. Oh, and I'm a typical (overweight) American adult.
snow, yes I do realize it's still begging and if I know I can crank out the extra effort to get to my goal that specific day, I won't resort to the extreme. Overall, I've been doing this "god I almost got it!" begging extremely sparingly. It's not that I'm too lazy to go and grab money from the game's own way of making it, it's just that sometimes the easiest way to get from point A to point B is just too tempting to pass up.
Feb 9th 2009 8:32AM Trust me when I say I've -been- on the beggar's side of things. I beg only when I'm so close to a target monetary goal that I can almost taste the item I want, yet it's so far out of reach, and it's something I want as fast as possible. I usually be as sincere as possible when asking for money and explain my situation, hoping that I'll receive a donation.
I don't beg, however, just for fun. That's silly and annoying and gets people ignore'd quite quickly.
Jan 15th 2009 8:58PM I have dabbled in multiple editions of D&D through both traditional and digital venues, and I also played the WoW TCG for a brief stint when it first came out. Stopped playing that around the time the Onyxia raid deck dropped.
Jan 8th 2009 1:41PM Hopefully this should bring an influx of new blood to the game, should Apple decide to promote it as well.
Also, I really like the disclaimer at the bottom. "Mouths and eyes were animated for this video because it made it look cooler." XD