Aug 25th 2009 2:22PM @Shiplore
If people play WoW like this after playing retail, there's a big chance they will come back to retail. Private servers are fun, but extremely buggy and few times are they populated.
Also, why does it bother you so much? There are still millions of people playing retail, so you don't have to worry about Blizzard employees getting laid off due to no one playing. If people chose to break the rules, let them. It's their lives. They may or may not get caught. Either way, it's not effecting YOUR life.
Aug 25th 2009 2:11PM @Tweeder
Believe it or not, not everyone who's played on private servers have actually purchased the game. I've seen several private servers have the games for download on their websites. The full game.
It's still against the EULA regardless and Blizzard has deemed it as something someone shouldn't do.
Interesting article though!
Jul 29th 2009 8:08PM This is where an old rule of the internet comes in that people rarely adhere to. Don't like it? Close the damn window and move on. I'm no parent, but it doesn't take a parent or a genius to realize this is a blogging site. People here are writing about different things related to World of Warcraft. There's a section for classes, for future patches, for arts & crafts, for machinima...it's a website dedicated to this game for gamers who take interest in the game and want to know more about, you guessed it, the game!
You don't have to take her advice, you don't even have to read the article. If I was running a blog or some kind of website I'd want all the criticism I could get to grow, however, you are being downright mean.
"...chances are high that he/she will grow up to be the same average-Joe mmo player that you are, and nothing even remotely approaching remarkable will come of his/her existence."
Really? Was that really necessary? You seem to have some kind of personal vendetta against parents who want to blog about their experiences, but was it really necessary to say that?
I actually really enjoyed this article, and like I said before I'm no parent, but I love kids. The development of the minds of children is an interest to me and while I can't literally take the advice from this article perhaps one day I will. I don't seem to be the only one who also feels this way according to these comments.
You have a right to express your opinion (that's what the comment section is for!), but I think you are laying on the harsh too thickly. :P Just my opinion.
Jul 28th 2009 5:43PM You'd be surprised at how many people need help. Just take a look at WoWDetox.com. New messages everyday. Just because you don't have a problem and have it under control, doesn't mean other people do as well. There are a lot of people who seek alternative activities to escape from life, whether it be some constructive like building things or exercising or something destructive like drinking. It depends all depends on how much the person relies on this alternative "hobby". A lot of people are able to log on, play for an hour and then easily log off. Others have a hard time doing the logging off step.
I understand where you are coming from, I find these articles a bit aggravating too. But someone out there probably needs the help. :)
Jul 28th 2009 5:38PM I completely agree. I played Guild Wars and that little feature made it so that I never lost track of time. With World of Warcraft, I play for a bit and don't look at the clock until way later only to be completely shocked at how long I had been sitting at the computer.
Jul 28th 2009 5:30PM Yeah, there is nothing wrong with having fun, but this is talking about people who are addicted. People who have neglected their real lives for the game. People who slowly lose their jobs, friends, and other relationships because they only want to play the game.
There's a difference between just having fun and being clearly addicted to the point where your outside life starts to decay.
Jul 26th 2009 8:02PM Maybe if your guildie sent in the information beforehand, he would have gotten featured. Chances are, this is the first guy to send WoW Insider information on his feat, thus he was the first featured, but not the first to achieve it. :)
Jul 21st 2009 7:49PM So do you say the same thing about those who are enthusiastic about art, comics, other video games, anime, sci-fi, sports, cars, tattoos, and all other hobbies/lifestyles and go to the conventions that give these people a venue to meet others like them, buy and sell things related to their hobbies, etc.? :O Or are you just jealous because you won't be able to go? :P I know I am.
Jul 21st 2009 4:20PM I love Spiffworld's videos. While the songs themselves may not be World of Warcraft parodies, he can still make them work out and the result is pretty much always awesome.
Jul 21st 2009 4:14PM Yeah, but you gotta admit, for both of those movies it fit. :P Some people just overuse Blood Elves, but I also get sick of seeing Humans too. I'd rather see more Tauren, Trolls, and Draenei.