Dec 6th 2008 11:05PM @ sicsided
How can you steal something that is infinite and can be copied without entropy as often as you wish?
I certainly agree that authors should be compensated, but digital theft is a farce, a made up concept.
In the end I guess it comes down to philosophy to ultimately debate concepts like this, but speaking only for myself as a prolific pirate and purveyor of plundered bits, then if I find the game, show, movie, song or book satisfactory I'll purchase it. *shrug* I agree with supporting authors and artists who create good work.
I'll be damned if I'll pay for something I do not enjoy though, and who really stands to lose from such a thing? What is the overall image of such a transaction? Someone benefiting from, to the unsatisfied buyer, shoddy or unsatisfactory work? From a simple consumer standpoint I want more assurance than that. No one would ever expect you to pay for bread, a house, a car before ever being allowed to view it, to see for yourself what you are buying. Why is this supposedly acceptable when it comes to media?
Again, there's really no way to convince anyone that is of a particular sort of moral fiber that "piracy" can ever be justified. Way of the world I suppose... But to think that it shall lessen, go away, is foolish and its something that is ultimately impossible to prevent. There's always a way.
My hat off you those that buy before they see what it is they are paying for, however I prefer my way.
To the boats men! Set sail for data and bit booty!
Sep 9th 2008 2:33PM Ah, the new Ironforge expansion =D
But in all seriousness it looks nifty, even though I don't play the game. However I don't remember the bit about the flowing lava waterfalls in the books, though I don't know when exactly this is taking place on the LotR timeline, perhaps they had it back in the day.
Aug 25th 2008 5:37AM Never understood this whole game wide Horde fapfest. The Horde does the exact same things Alliance does in BG's. There are massive idiots on both sides, and occasional great groups.
Where the hell did this Horde fappedge start and why does it continue?
I've been to endgame on both factions, it's nearly identical.
Aug 8th 2008 5:12AM Sure, 20 career paths is still alot.
But I'd still have preferred them keeping their estimates of the game sober as opposed to the clear overreach they went for.
Cutting down on career paths, cities etc makes me glum. I'd have had no problem if they'd just been upfront about it.
I wonder what else will be cut to make the release schedule =p
Aug 1st 2008 8:50AM Just a quick comment on rogue lockpicking.
In every single group I've been in (when I'm not on my rogue), the rogue is unable to open the chests or lockboxes we find. Seriously...I've pledged that when I finally group with a rogue that has trained his lockpicking sufficiently I'll toss him some gold in admiration.
As for levelling it. Was I the only rogue that just levelled it as I did? If you just keep pickpocketing as you level your 'pickin' skills level with you.
Atleast I never had any problems with it.
And blacksmiths not having skeleton keys and engineers not having blasting charges? What is wrong with people? =p
Jul 30th 2008 11:46AM @ Kristof
[jk]Yes, currencies are metric. It's based off of how high you can stack coins of standardized size. In the Europe we call the equivalent of $5 "15 centimeters".[/jk]
But no, the confusion of pound (lb) vs pound (£) could be cleared up by simply (lol) adopting the metric system.
Though...I guess it would be simpler to call the currency something else. Like scone, or crumpet maybe?
Jul 30th 2008 10:52AM Good thing he didn't hire a £600 prostitute or that might've really messed up the story.
But seriously...how can you be unaware of the British currency? And you could clear all the confusion by simply going metric.
Ah...good 'ol metric, your superiority is clearer day by day.
Jul 23rd 2008 4:31AM I'm...surprised really.
It's not that I've leveled dozens of toons past the 60-70 part (only two infact) but the time it took was so ridiculously short that shortening it seems weird. I completed all of Hellfire Peninsula, Some of Zangarmarsh and Nagrand and BAM I'm 70. Sure, liberal instancing helped alot, but I never even went into Blades Edge Mountains on the first character I did this on. To mix it up I went to Terokkar the next time around with the same results.
Takes me cirka 2.5 zones + regular instance runs to go from 58-70.
And that's with a regular working day + responsibilities. I don't know...I wouldn't mind keeping it like this to be honest.
Jul 17th 2008 4:35AM I'm filling with dread as of this moment...
Jul 16th 2008 10:44AM "His flip flops offend me, this article fails since it offends my view of shoes!"
I'm waiting for this one.
Excellent article, I'm a complete newb when it comes to Arenas and reading stuff like this helps ^^
And yes, when I read the title I thought it was about the problem of people playing while drunk =D. We get plenty of (supposedly) high and drunk people onto my server.
Though most of the time they're looking for an excuse to act silly or like idiots. =s