Apr 19th 2009 11:36AM Locks definitely. I pretty much retired mine to level up an alt because I got so frustrated with how useless we became after Wrath. I've picked my lock up again recently to see if their had been any improvements, and while I haven't entirely re-written her off it's not looking real good.
Mar 26th 2009 5:43PM Alrand wrote:
"I have at various points had gear that exposed far more than I thought was really appropriate. I always had this impression of looking at her like a father and saying "young lady, you are *not* going into the dungeon dressed like that!"
The above comment is exactly the kind of paternalistic attitude that really IS degrading towards women. Sigh. There are simply no words.
Mar 26th 2009 5:37PM Regarding skimpy female armor, I'm female and I don't find it degrading. It's nice to have the option of having a sexy looking toon; this is fantasy after all.
And as the author of this article pointed out, it is very much an option. If you want to look like a librarian or an Azerothian school marm, you can. You want to look like a sexy she-goat, you can do that too ;)
I think that too often people confuse prudishness with political correctness or sensitivity to feminist issues. It would be degrading if the game portrayed women as victims in the lore. It would be degrading if the game limited the classes that female toons could play or had gender affect skill caps or talents.
Letting female toons show a little skin if they want to is not degrading, and personally I think that Andrew R.'s suggestion otherwise is a bit patronizing.
Mar 10th 2009 1:20PM Be careful about clicking some of those links in this article and then clicking the ones in the attached article. I did and then got a little paranoid when I found myself at www.rootkit.com. So I did a full virus scan and found I had been infected by behaveslikewin32 something or other. I don't know if that's where it came from, but I did a full scan yesterday as well and was clean then. Haven't done a lot of surfing in between. So it might be wise to scan...
Jan 26th 2009 5:53PM However, they had to know that the gold sales were going to slip through. A number of people had predicted both gold sales and viruses from the banner ads on the official WoW forums when objecting to the ads in the first place. Both situations have happened to a great many legitimate gaming related websites via banner ads.
That they both continued the banner ads and didn't screen them properly even after the warnings is part and parcel of same kind of issues that would lead them to officially license a mouse that breaks the terms of service.
Jan 26th 2009 5:47PM Very nice article.
Jan 24th 2009 8:12PM Well heck, they're selling gold on the official WoW forums so this shouldn't be a huge surprise. Next they'll be offering the Official Blizzard Hacker's Guide to WoW and then saying, "Well yes it's reason for existence is to show you how to hack WoW, and it's officially licensed and Blizzard does receive money on every sale. However, you're not actually supposed to use it to hack WoW."
Jan 21st 2009 8:40PM I understand that no matter how hard you try to put out a quality product bugs make it through.
However, there is a point where it becomes excessive. I really hope that Blizzard doesn't follow in the footsteps of SOE when it comes to quality (or lack there of).
I left EQ largely because of patches that made the game virtually unplayable for weeks at a time, and I've just logged off of WOW because of the unbearable lag. (I wasn't lagging at all in the couple of weeks prior to this patch).
Again, I really do understand that developers and coders are human and make mistakes and are under unbearable pressure.
Overall, I've been very impressed with Blizzard. But maybe a little reminder that releasing quality games is what got them this far might be in order in hopes of encouraging them to continue down that path rather than that of their less successful competitors.
Jan 8th 2009 10:52PM Not horribly fond of the audio, but I agree with the sentiment. Hopefully, Blizzard will do something. Until then...well I play a lot less than I used to and even then fairly rarely on my lock. It's just entirely too frustrating.
Dec 19th 2008 8:14AM I played Sony games until about six months ago. In comparison to what would typically accompany a simple patch let alone an expansion over in EQ, the Wrath launch was flawless.
Glitches happen, but Blizzard seems to genuinely care about the quality of their product and the happiness of their player base. So from my perspective as a SOE game refugee, there is nothing to forgive.