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The Queue: Hogwarts this ain't {WoW}

Dec 8th 2011 5:02PM I dub Thrall's baby Wind'ston. May it be as super special awesome as its dad.

MMO Roundup: The Old Republic's beta pulls 2 million players {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 7:17PM Out of 2 million only 750,000 actually signed up to play? This is supposed to be impressive?

As one of those 2 million who didn't sign up after I played I was not impressed. It was too much like WoW to want to play it in lieu of WoW. The cut-scenes were nice when my character actually said what I thought she was going to say, the combat was slick, but too WoW like. I wish they had taken more gameplay risks, but as it stands it is too derivative for me. And the Paragon/Renegade thing just weirds me out, especially since you can't actually switch sides, (if you could switch permanently after some special story mission that would be sweet). All the races are humans with "features" or dipped in green/red paint, and it looks really lazy when comparing more unique races between different games.

I'm hoping GW2 will be better, or maybe Wildstar, but who knows when they'll be out.

Paragon: We're sorry we cheated {WoW}

Dec 6th 2011 4:44PM You missed your mark.

Also: Flame language never wins you any friends. As I agree with you, don't drag me down with you.

Paragon: We're sorry we cheated {WoW}

Dec 6th 2011 3:28PM @The panda

It is possible to play a game and not read bug reports/posts or check websites like this or know how a new feature works right out of the gate. While it was Blizzard's bug they did little (ie, NOTHING) in game or on the loading screen to tell players about the bug or the consequences of exploiting it.

I put the ball in Blizzard's court in the average dumb player's case. As for Paragon, they should have known better.

Paragon: We're sorry we cheated {WoW}

Dec 6th 2011 3:23PM I tend to be in your camp in cases like this. Just... take all of their tier gear and move on. In this case Paragon should have known better, but Blizzard needs to find SOME fault in themselves, as it was their bug. They really need to change their policy regarding bugs/information and having that information appear in game or on the loading screen. But I digress....

"In my time Duel Monsters is a broken, exploitable mess of a game... and I'm going to exploit the HELL of out if!"

Paragon: We're sorry we cheated {WoW}

Dec 6th 2011 3:15PM I have voiced in the past that bugs like this are Blizzard's fault and you can't get mad at the average dumb player that might not have known that something was unintended, doesn't check blue posts, doesn't read up on WoW on websites like this, so on, simply because WoW doesn't tell you things like this in the game where you would have no excuse. But Paragon of all people should have known better.

At least they decided to announce what they had done long before any Heroic DW kills or anything. I applaud them for their honesty and hope that they will use whatever suspention/ban/fingerwag time they get to become stronger.

Paragon: We're sorry we cheated {WoW}

Dec 6th 2011 3:03PM Snnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnerk that picture....

Pro Tip: Don't exploit loot rules in LFR's Dragon Soul {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2011 1:39AM I read eeeeeverything you said. I just am of the mind that players are more a force than an individual people, and it is easy to figure out how they will respond to certain stimuli: If you let them do something they will do it, if you prohibit them from doing something that they are capable of doing due to poor execution on the game creator's part, they will do it. If they are given something on accident they will take it, probably unaware that it was unintended; not everyone reads the online notes or websites like these. Blizzard can throw "tantrums" and point the accusing finger and wield the banhammer as they see fit, I do not deny them that right; however I think it is a bad, bad policy.

Players as a whole are dumb, dumb creatures that need to be fenced in properly. If there is a hole in the fence when the sheep herder herds brings his sheep in, and they get out and get into the cabbages, that is the sheep herder's fault. He can yell at the sheep, he can kill the sheep that did what was so obviously against his will, but in the end he is shooting himself in the foot. Now he has fewer sheep, and has less wool/meat to weather out the bad winter storms.

Now if it was like this: Please players, we know of this bug, please don't exploit it or we'll ban you, and they put it up for all to see in the login screen, then fine. But if it is something like this, where less savvy people might not know that it is an a self proclaimed "exploit", then they shouldn't be punished outside of taking away the things they got with said exploit.

May our "gods" govern us with wisdom. Amen.

The Lawbringer: They stole my guild charter! {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2011 7:25PM Artists on dA have to deal with what the angry boomkin is dealing with all the time. Pictures taken and used as avatars or posted all over their facebook or photobucket- things they didn't ask for and that aren't being used the way you intended.

This is what I've learned being on there for 6 years:

If the person took it and then, "traced it", edited it, used it for a tshirt for their softball team, or posted it somewhere else, let it go, especially if they aren't claiming they made it. Not worth your time. You can request that they link back to you, but don't fret about it if they don't.

However if they are claiming they made it, then you should write the person directly and ask them to cut it out, and at least provide a link to your original work. If they do not then try to get the site taken down. If you can't then roll it off your back. It sucks, I know, but try not to let it bother you.

If they are making money off of the image/writing, THEN you get to pursue legal action (if you can), especially if they are PRETENDING to be you and slandering your name. It's expensive, you'll probably lose money, but to some it is worth it.

Above all, do not be over protective and sound like a giant dbag, sitting on your hoard of treasures like a red noxious dragon screaming "MINE! MINE" to all who pass. It will not win you any friends.

Fan revision gives patch 4.3 trailer added pop {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2011 7:10PM Me too, goosebumps all around!