Sep 4th 2010 11:52AM For your information, I actually enjoy playing eve, but the inability to adequately adjust the fonts and whatnot is a big roadblock for me playing for more than 20 minutes at a time because of eye strain. Crawl out from under your rock and realize that just because it's not a problem for YOU, that doesn't mean it's not a legitimate problem for others.
Dec 11th 2009 5:02PM "I feel nothing but contempt for people who join my groups, haven't read about *ANY* of what is about to go on, and are thus wasting my time."
Since when did videogames require hours of research? Did you research Monopoly the first time you played it? What about Tic-Tac-Toe?
Regardless of how "serious" you think this is, it really is just a game.
If you want to play with other skilled players, that's fine, but disparaging people who aren't as good at something as you are says more about YOU than it does about them...
May 5th 2009 1:25PM All of this data is worthless outside of the gigantic qualifying statement: "of the GamerDNA userbase". I'd bet real wads of money that, in reality, the second most played game by WoW players is some nonsense like Bejeweled or something on pogo.com or wherever the so-called "casuals" congregate on the intertubes now.
I'm a fairly hardcore gamer. I don't have as many marathon sessions as I used to, but I've been playing now for a solid twenty years and I have probably had very few days in that time where I didn't at least play SOMETHING. Having said that, I don't use gamerDNA and I don't personally know anyone who does. As far as I can tell, there are two types of people who use GamerDNA: the "e-peen" crowd, and the "social networking" crowd. Even besides that, I''m almost certain that there is a very large age bias there as well.
TLDR: If anything, GamerDNA only targets the "hardcore" demographic, and it doesn't even target that demographic very well. Looking at the numbers is interesting, but it doesn't really tell us anything useful.
May 3rd 2009 5:09PM Because they've learned well from the United States?
Apr 30th 2009 10:02AM If I was a GM, I'd force people who write articles for a public audience to use words correctly:
Pawnage - Debt bondage or bonded labor is a means of paying off loans with direct labor instead of currency or goods...
"Pawnage" =/= "Pwnage"
Apr 29th 2009 4:25PM In before the self-righteous whiny haters...
WoW is srs bzns!
Apr 28th 2009 8:02PM "well, the class design is really easy to play. There are buttons that you press to do damage, you wait until cooldowns are up... rinse, repeat."
Neither one of you have ever played ANY other class in WoW besides your current one, have you.
Protip: NONE of the classes in WoW are difficult to play. The quote above describes how you can play ANY class in the game, and still be better than 70% of the game population.
Apr 28th 2009 7:56PM These "hardcore" raiders had their panties so tightly bunched up about Naxx being too easy, I have an idea that might make them happy:
If you engage Algalon, and you don't defeat him in your 60 minute period, you should get locked out of Ulduar for two weeks. Now that's hardcore. I would think that they would spooge all over themselves for an encounter like that. Imagine the epic e-peenage they could get out of that. Now that's RESPECT!
"Dude! We TOTALLY got locked out of Ulduar. Server first! High-five brah!!!111!"
Apr 28th 2009 7:39PM LOL. I hope that's "hardcore" enough for them.
"I want to play an MMO with CONSEQUENCES!"
LOL. There'll be some unhappy campers watching Spike TV this weekend.
"We don't need that stupid MMO anyway. I liked WoW more anyway. High-five brah!"
Apr 28th 2009 11:49AM "so maybe some hardcore gankers should get over their "oh my god i'm so uber" elitism, because it's quite outdated, and normally misplaced"