Jul 16th 2009 11:05PM It's not so much about the impact being lost, the impact murder has on people is the same as ever. The difference is that we hear about it so often now that unless it's affects us directly we harbour little to no emotion towards it, this has occurred over time as a natural reaction to the human mind evolving.
Think about it like this, back before all of our current forms of communication people would be a lot more "connected" with the people around their vicinity, but would probably not have known, or even cared too much, about the happenings in other townships elsewhere. In a close-knit community, a murder will obviously have an effect on everyone.
As technology has improved and communication has come to how it is now with people being able to interact with others anywhere in the world, news about things happening elsewhere becomes much more easily available, news about murder, rape, and the like became much more prevalent. Could you imagine what would happen to a person if they has the same emotional response to every murder they heard about as if it involved personal friends/family?
Because of this, even though we hear about these things, we still understand the effect of them, but we don't invest our emotions into it unless it affects us directly as to do so would send someone insane. Again, the impact is not lost, just the way we react to it changes with proximity to the event.
Jul 16th 2009 8:16PM Did these jokes make you think that rape was not malicious? Did the context of humor in which these jokes were made delude you into thinking that all rape is humorous?
I'm going to assume your answer is no and ask you why you assume it'd be any different for other people.
Jul 16th 2009 8:00PM It's a fan made video...who gives a damn what they do. If you're offended at it, you're being stupid for taking the purpose of the movie out of context. It's called humor, and not all types of humor suit all kinds of people. I understand the seriousness of the act of rape, but I also understand that when used in certain other context's that it can be humorous.
Another example would be murder. Murder isn't funny, taking someon'es life and preventing them from experiencing their existence is not funny in the slightest, but show a guy getting killed by a group of kids wearing pokemon costumes and that can be considered humerous, irrelevent of the act.
Personally I think people should stop taking the content of these movies out of context, they are for nothing more than entertainment, if you are not entertained or are in some way offended, then that's your own bad luck and I feel sorry for you for lacking the ability to poke fun at things in life that we may consider "serious", when presented in an extensibly non-serious fassion.
TL;DR: It's a video, nothing more, get over yourselves.
Jul 14th 2009 5:39AM Patch is still on the ptr so you can guarantee it wont go live yet. Give it 4-6 weeks yet.
Jul 11th 2009 6:44PM You mean, just like what already happens with meta gems? Nothing's changed.
Jul 6th 2009 6:20PM Glyph of drain soul remains somewhat useful. Yes drain life now has a chance to proc a shart on damage tick and has 100% chance of dropping a shard as the mob dies. The glyph gives you a chance to proc a second shard as the mob dies only. I've found it's nice to have though definitely replaceably if you'd prefer something else.
Jun 18th 2009 9:38PM And this comment always shows up as well, and it is equally as annoying and ignorant. It's a matter of entitled casuals; casual players who think they deserve to be in the same gear/content as the bleeding edge raiders without putting in 1/10th the effort. The problem doesn't rest on those "casuals" and their attitude though, it lies on Blizzard catering to the entitled casual.
Blizzard is sending out the word that "casuals" should be able to access and enjoy the same content that the "hardcore" players do. Now there isn't inherently anything wrong with this until you realise THEY ALREADY CAN!! "Casuals" can already easily get into the current raid content, just because they're behind the gear curve doesn't mean shit except that it'll take them longer to see all the content, as it should since they only play the game a fraction of the time.
Ahh, the time argument, this is where the "casuals" baulk up and say "But we shouldn't have to play non-stop all the time to be able to compete with the hardcores!". Fact of the matter is...you do. It doesnt matter how easy blizzard make it for "casuals" to keep near the top of the curve because it makes it easier for the hardcores as well. They could take it as far as possible and homogenise all gear and remove the necessity for skill, until the difficulty is essentially irrelevent and that time is the only differentiating factor as to whether or not someone is going to be on the bleeding edge.
The biggest problem is that this is not an issue that can be fixed, not everyone has the same amount of game time, skill, or gear, and as such, one "system" is never going to cater completely to any one group of people. All blizzard can do is move the bar from harder to easier so as to cater to their largest customer base without ruining the game, and it comes down to the fact that if this game is too hardcore, casual, easy, hard or boring, then find another game. That simple. Don't like it? Leave. Do like it? Shut the f**k up and stop acting like you don't enjoy the game.
Jun 15th 2009 8:13PM In the wow lore you find out that night elves were, and still are to a large degree, very agressive and physically strong race. Although the game tends to portray night elves as tree-hugging, tofu eating pansies, they are in fact extremely physically able and are in many ways quite animalistic. Also you'll find that earlier on in the night elves history that male's were usually druidic whereas the females were the warriors and the fighters, explaining why the female night elf was portrayed the way she was in the advert (also why all the guards in Darnassus are female).
Jun 10th 2009 6:52PM No, when all your accounts are merged to the battle.net account you use the one bnet login to access all the accounts and can do so simultaniously.