Mar 9th 2009 4:10PM Did you just claim, in complete sincerity, that King of the Hill is "one of the most brilliantly written programs on television"?! You sir, have just acknowledged to the world your complete and utter lack of taste in television, and probably life. I'm sure you also enjoy such high brow entertainment as monster truck shows and professional wrestling.
On the other hand, you have also made me extremely happy in learning that it is being canceled. 8:30-9:00 PM EST was the worst time slot in television and I would usually try to save up a huge dump or something so I would have something to do outside of watching that awful show. I don't even really like the shows before or after it (anymore), but I still watch them because they can occasionally be funny. King of the Hill has not once made me feel anything but anger at the fact that someone somewhere thinks it is funny. It literally makes we want to punch a retarded baby in the scrotum.
Feb 27th 2009 9:33AM We are not downrating his comment because of his language or how he is saying it. We are downrating it because what is he saying is stupid. When people complain about something that actually affects the playability of the game, then I can sometimes (read: rarely) understand, but when it's something that is a game improvement like this (or the mounts in water, etc), where it makes the game more convenient and makes our time in game more fun, then I just want to reach through my monitor and punch that whiny bitch right in their stupid face.
Everyone who makes the comment "Way to give into the QQ Blizz! Why can't they just take the FP like everyone else!? I always did it and I didn't complain," is just like grandpa saying "Back in my day we had to walk to school, now all you whiny kids get your busses and cars!" Seriously, get the fuck over it grandpa, cars exist and life is easier because of it.
There are only a certain amount of hours in a day (approximately 24, in case you didn't know) and saving a few minutes here and there can make your time spent much more worthwhile. If they changed the HS to 10 min CD, I would rejoice.
Feb 18th 2009 1:14PM Or, you know, they could use something as simple as average gear item level? Since all items are already balanced around this number, it would be extremely simple to use that as the balancing value and then they don't have to worry about SP vs AP vs Def Rating vs Whatever.
But that might be too obvious for some people and if thought of would give less for them to complain about.
Jan 27th 2009 2:56PM I just submitted my application to their new QA department ...
Jan 14th 2009 1:04PM @Nizara:
Yes, if someone were to say "offensive character names are okay as long as the person isn't being offensive," then I would agree with the inconsistency. The problem with that argument is that no one but you ever said such a thing. The OP, in fact, said: "I think that as long as the guild member isn't offensive and does what they need to in heroics/raids/whatever guild event, their name isn't really important."
I happen to completely agree with Vanish on his actual statement, not the completely wrong statement you are attempting to attribute to him.
To your last point, just because I'm not allowed to name my character "PenisVagina" does not mean I have no interest in playing the game. In fact, that's the completely opposite of what I'm' saying. My point is that names are not important, so, if I felt that way, then I probably don't care what I can and can't name my character by the TOS of the game itself.
You might be about to say that me not caring about my name means that I shouldn't care about changing it either, but that's not true either. I care about keeping the same name I've always used for consistency, regardless of what that name is (since names are the only way to recognize someone in game). I would NOT want to change my character's name no matter how offensive it might be to someone, once I have established a personality for that character.
The point of the article, by the way, is forcing name changes beyond that which Blizzard already enforces, not their original filtering systems.
You are correct though, in that if a guild asked me to change one of my characters names before allowing entrance to their guild, then I would immediately rescind my application. I would have no interest in association with a bunch of up tight humorless whiners.
Jan 14th 2009 12:51PM I never said the offended party could not feel offended; They have every right to feel however they want. My problem is with the fact that by requiring a name change because of the offense, you are forcing your feelings onto others. This, in essence, is saying that the offended party's feelings are more important than the offender's feelings.
If I feel that something is funny, and you feel that the same thing is offensive, who is right? Why should I have to cater to you?
Now if you'll read my whole comment before getting all uppity over this, you'll notice I said I would NOT have chosen that name myself, nor would I have kept such a name if someone asked me to change it for those reasons. But, the point remains, that he shouldn't HAVE to change it if he doesn't want to, just because someone he plays a game with had a bad related experience.
Personally, I think you're attaching yourself to the rape issue more than the name issue. What about naming my character kidnapper, and someone in my guild was kidnapped in their past and the name brings up some bad memories? Or all of the names with the word Killer in it? I mean, tons of people might have bad memories of a loved one being killed. Should all of these people who might offend or hurt somebody somewhere change their names? You can't tell me that rape is any worse than murder. If the mere mention of the criminal activity hurts you so, then maybe you should see a psychologist for playing a public online game.
Jan 14th 2009 12:16PM @Nizara
Wrong, again. Naming a character something "offensive" is a subjective term, and doing so does not necessarily mean the person who named their character that is trying to be offensive. They could be trying to be funny, or they could even unknowingly choose the name coincidentally. The point is, as I stated previously, just because something is offensive to YOU does not mean it is offensive to ME. And I shouldn't have to cater to your lack of ability to not be offended by a word.
Words are only offensive if you let them be, and even then only if you are an overly sensitive whiny cry baby. Actions are a whole different story, but if you let the name of a character in a fantasy video game get to you, then you should probably just off yourself because you'll never make in the real world.
Jan 14th 2009 12:08PM @Belna
You fail to understand how an "average" works. An average cannot be between 12 and 28 years old, that would a range. The average has to be a distinct number, and it is has been shown time and time again in numerous studies (linked on this very website) to be on the higher end of your quoted range.
So, the whole point of your post is lost (and wrong to begun with) over the fact that you seem not able to understand a mathematical concept that most fourth grades have a firm grasp on.