Oct 16th 2010 11:17PM Actually, this was debunked on Mythbusters. Liquor before or beer before made NO difference what-so-ever.
Jan 22nd 2009 7:59PM We'll soon just start seeing veiled gold ads such as:
Jan 14th 2009 4:26PM This will NEVER happen - EVER -
This is simply a poorly thought out scam. Sounds like a Jr. High School level basic website to do nothing more then get cash.
The idiotic nature of this amazes me that it would even get mentioned. You would get better returns offering a 'Sex with a Belf' website which for a fee, promises to send a naked Belf to you in your dreams via the INT3Rn3tS for godly like nekkid pleasures*
*gender of your Belf is not guaranteed
Basically... run away from this. Do not touch happy fun ball. Do not stare at happy fun ball. If you are stupid enough to even remotely smell happy fun ball, you may experience immediate vacating of your wallet bowels.
Dec 28th 2008 11:20PM Well of course it will sillies...
11 Million subscribers and a good percentage of them are FORCED ( ;-) ) to upgrade so yea, it's sort of a
when it comes to statistics in reporting sales figures.
As long as Blizzard keeps releasing new major upgrades for WOW, they'll hit the #1 spot by proxy everytime.
...and I think that emote should be put into the game. I miss the donkey-teeth.
Dec 28th 2008 2:25PM What an amazing person to do this. Very cool.
Nov 20th 2008 4:11PM A WOW member in the FCC!? Excellent! Not sure what he'll get done considering 90% of his time will be spent playing WOW which will result in no changes for 4-8 years but hell, get things in order first and it will be golden!
Next Superbowl: Night-Elf Bewb Boppin & Dancing in thongs Legalized for Half-Time!
Nov 12th 2008 12:06PM Whoa - That mouse smells like Hogger's finger.
Aug 13th 2008 6:24PM I'm not too sure - there have been cases where the government has stepped in due to faulty business practices that were so extreme that they outweighed the services they were offering.
Since many years have gone by where as to a situation such as this should really not happen in the real world, it's really up to the legal powers to decide if the "Fault" outweighs any of the "Issues" that came up because of them.
Sure people are FOOLS to buy airplane tix and book hotels without actual Blizzcon Tix, but those who all logged in together in a room to get 80 tickets for their guild or online-friends and all of them get on, get tix in their carts, and only 3 get tickets... well THAT may be a court case and those 3 who GOT tickets could possibly not be able to go due to say someone else would be driving or had the hotel or ....
It really is a mess...
Aug 13th 2008 5:41PM The main problem was the sub-level I programmers they have on staff who wrote the code to sell the tickets.
There was no ID stamping, no session logging with time window to complete transactions in case of total failure. These are simple, rudimentary rules that any online ticket sales entity utilizes to provide a fair and safe method of sales. Can you say TICKETMASTER? Why do you think they say "You have 5:00 Minutes to complete your sale" - for the fun of it? No... you're session has been ID'ed and tagged and technically it could be possible to complete your session even if you locked up and had to reboot. Throw cookies into the mix and come on Blizzard, what the hell?
In the end, Blizzard should of outsourced this to an alternative source. Sure Ticketmaster rapes you on one time sales but there are others who don't. This would of absolved Blizzard of being the fall guy in case of failure but considering every other online ticket sales site out there employees methods of tracking and fair processing, this would of probably not of been an issue.
There was another major problem with sales: Since there was no true First In, First Out sales, people who purposely ganged up so as to insure say a guild of 40 got in, or you and your friends all on the phone could meet up there, there was no way to insure everyone would get tickets and in the end, maybe 2 out of your guild got tix - times that senario by thousands and you're left with a LOT of people who will probably end up not going since the group got broken up.
All and all, totally done wrong and since there is a massive trail showing obvious error on Blizzard's part in the common sense programming realm... I wouldn't be surprised if a class action lawsuit makes it way to them... don't provide a service that doesn't work and then take money from some and not others that supposable were supposed to get tickets... I had tickets in my cart FOUR TIMES and got stuck on the CSV code for 10+ mins only to have them reboot the server before I could complete my transaction... THAT is a lawsuit right there.
Seriously... it would of been easier to just /roll for tickets on one giant server :D