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12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 7: Stormrage novels {WoW}

Dec 28th 2010 10:30PM I love to read!

Know Your Lore: Orgrim Doomhammer, part 2 {WoW}

Sep 29th 2010 11:00PM I think the funniest thing about these comments are the Alliance players that act like their own faction has no skeletons in the closet, the old "Horde is evil, Alliance is good" playbook. Those posters need to go read up some on their own races - every one of them is full of bad decisions, bad influences, etc. Or you know, keep going around like the Alliance are nothing but angels with angelic histories - always good for a laugh.

I play both Horde and Alliance. Both sides have fascinating histories. Don't care if I get down-rated, at least I don't waltz into the game confident that I am on the side of the "greater good," regardless of what toon I log.

Drama Mamas: Friends fight and the guild suffers {WoW}

Sep 3rd 2010 9:31PM There is more to this story, I'd bet on it. It's too much "I'm just an innocent victim." The person doesn't hesitate to tell everyone how they've been slighted, yet there's no information as to how those reactions could have come about.

Don't really care if I'm downrated either. I've known too many people like the sender of that letter, and that story just reeks of "one-sided."

Editorial: Thoughts on the Ensidia ban {WoW}

Feb 6th 2010 3:08PM I just don't buy Ensidia's explanations.

Ensidia is a top guild with very smart players, this can't be disputed. I absolutely refuse to accept their claims of ignorance since they have displayed this intelligence many, many times in their adventures ingame. You can't play both sides of the fence like that without eyebrows shooting up in disbelief. I am positive they realized something wasn't right with the encounter, but they kept going anyway, probably figuring to blame Blizzard for faulty programming and reaping the spoils.

I have nothing against Ensidia, I begrudge them no victories that they haven't rightfully earned. The fact remains that Ensidia has a glaring history of questionable firsts, and that's one of the top factors making this "kill" seem so suspicious. Plus, Muqq's response just screams of a child being caught with their hand stuck in the cookie jar.

While some of the blame does belong to Blizzard, Ensidia needs to accept their part of the blame as well.

Guildwatch: "You guys raid like little girls" {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2009 8:46PM Who cares who was right and wrong in the case with the GM and the Applicant that called the guild "little girls?" They BOTH acted like little kids with the insults. Seriously, the GM stoops to the applicants level and started flinging insults right back, even let the guy keep posting to allow the drama to continue rather than blocking him. Not very adult on the GM's part at all, and it would definitely make me think twice before applying to a guild with a GM like that. Not that I'm defending the applicant in any way whatsoever, mind you. He was a whiny baby to be sure. But both of them get a HUGE thumbs-down for the behavior on both sides.

Comment to win some Saturday night swag {WoW}

Aug 29th 2009 10:08PM Woo free stuff! I love this site.

Sons of the Storm to appear at BlizzCon, unveil another member {WoW}

Aug 3rd 2009 7:08PM Nice racist comment there.

[1.Local]: The theory, debate, controversy and scandal edition {WoW}

May 4th 2009 9:54AM KC can defend all he wants, I stand by my original post I made in the other column.

How many people would be crying if he and his guild had actually gotten away with nothing but a slap on the wrist? That might inspire more to cheat, thinking they could get away with cheats like this (should the situation ever occur again). Or even smaller cheats, because hey, this guild cheated in a huge way and are still walking around - what could a person possibly get for doing something smaller? Nothing? Eventually it all adds up.

But hey, don't look at the larger picture, and keep those hearts bleeding all over the place. Perhaps you'd all like a game where people can cheat with hardly any consequences at all - that'd be real fair to those that actually try to do things legitimately.

That being said - I do still agree the guildies that had nothing to do with the situation should not have gotten consequences for the actions of others. That wasn't right at all, and Blizzard shouldn't have done it.

KC - ignorance is not an excuse, nor is naivety. The rules are right there in glaring print for you to read, same as everyone else.

The Martin Fury scandal: Karatechop reveals all {WoW}

Apr 30th 2009 7:35PM Oh yeah, makes total sense.

Person receives item from Blizzard. Reads it, doesn't really believe it but tries it anyway. Fine, I can buy that. Curiosity - it's all good.

So then the person is brought into Ulduar, a NEW RAID. Brand new, as a matter of fact. A raid that a ton of people are currently trying to muck their way through just to down bosses, much less achievements. This is when the person tries out the item. The item is super amazingly powerful, kills the mob in one shot.

Let's weigh what I've just covered here: NEW RAID, lots of people struggling to down things, yet these guys are given pretty much a free pass for pretty much no reason they can discern, nor can anyone else. Not just once, but 14 times they use this thing. I'm sure they laughed and giggled to death - not even thinking once that they should not have had this thing that somehow got sent to them by a probably now EX-employee of Blizzard.

14 times, and it didn't strike them? Oh, I'd bet money that they knew they shouldn't have it, that it was a mistake. The guy's story is a blatant cover. His adding in about how he's never had an infraction in his WoW career didn't help him much either - obviously, in 4 years he's never read the EULA.

They knowingly exploited this thing 14 times - unless they're really and truly ignorant people that should not be breeding, that's a pure cheat in my book. No one else in this game got a free pass, what made them think they should or would? And about the account thing - did it ever strike them to perhaps ask others if they'd ever heard of a similar thing happening?

It's ridiculous that anyone's outraged that was involved in this - the guildies that weren't there, yes, I'd agree they have a right to be upset. That I can agree was unfair.

So, he may not have had any trouble for 4 years, but it just goes to show it only takes once for a ban. He and his guildies involved deserved what they got.