Dec 28th 2010 10:13AM And here I was having the old Superman montage going through my head. "Can you hear my thoughts?"
Jun 30th 2009 11:43AM Look on the bright side.. It's not like you can have all of your pets out at once!
May 14th 2009 6:21AM here's my comment!!!
Apr 19th 2009 11:27AM My female tauren is' Kobechan'. I thought it was more clever than using the word 'beef' in the name :)
Mar 5th 2009 5:50PM Tyeton: the reason between WoW selling it according to their TOS, and farmers selling it against TOS, is that I never would have bought the game to begin with if it had started that way, gold for cash. That sort of system rewards the people who can afford to blow $100 or more actual cash on gold, and imbalances the game from people who cannot afford to blow money on gold, or worse, people resort to charging up their credit cards and increasing personal debt to do it.
I'm aware that there's a card game where you can get WoW items, sanctioned by Blizzard, but they are not game unbalancing items, even though the spectral tiger runs $1,000 and more on Ebay, it's only a pretty mount.
Do I think Blizzard should actively sell vanity BOP items or Bind on Account items for cash? No, to that also, but I wouldn't leave the game over it. It might be cool to pay a one time purchase price of $10 for a vanity non-combat pet shaped like a snowflake, but then everyone would know how special you are.
Mar 5th 2009 4:15PM Re: some of the other commentors: if WoW started selling in game gold for real money, I would quit my account that very day and find something else to play. I'm not going to sink any more than the monthly fee into the game, and I"m not going to reward a company that rewards people with more money to throw away by keeping my subscription. It might be great for some -what's an extra $5 or $10 here or there? it's real money, and it adds up, and the game may not even be around in five years.
Like some others have said, if you don't have time to play the AH or grind dailies, find a new game. It used to be a hell of a lot harder to even get gold in WoW.. I remember the very first time I was in WC in a group, and looted 1 silver 45 copper, and was like "woohoo!!!"
Buying gold isn't worth it to me. I can't wait to buy my 5000 gold flying skill and then first epic flying mount, and when that day arrives, it will be sweet.
And I will have done it on my own.
Jan 3rd 2009 1:49PM I am female, and appalled by the series.
Does that help?
Nov 26th 2008 7:41AM Thanks for this post also.. The number of sheer asshattery in the comments is absolutely astounding, and sad.
Thank you for your post, it is full of truth. My brother has some difficulties, as do several of my friends and online gaming provides a life for them, it helps them learn to socialize. I don't officially have any of this, other than undiagnoised OCDness that generally doesn't get in the way of things. But, i have had depression, and I have had panic attacks and anxiety attacks, and it can be really fucking scary. You have no power and, I would say feel helpless, but you don't feel anything other than fear. I don't know how people deal with this on a daily basis or being vigiliant about avoiding situations that set them off.
Cudos to Kal, and best of luck. I"m glad you have a loving and understanding wife, and may you raid long and well : ) Or just play, as you like.