May 31st 2010 10:13PM If you read the EULA, it allows you to receive a refund directly from Blizzard, so your concern isn't applicable.
Feb 16th 2010 2:10PM It is stupidity on a number of different levels. The fact that some people have problems doesn't excuse, validate or justify their behavior. Stupid behavior for a sober person is still stupid behavior for a mentally imbalanced alcoholic.
That doesn't even touch on the potential stupidity of the victims. A 27 year old man is living at home with his mother. He apparently doesn't have a job and has exceptionally poor decision making abilities. Who bought him the alcohol? Who pays for the internet and WoW? Why is he in the same room as small children (if you answer "because they're poor", then re-ask why they are purchasing alcohol, internet and WoW)?
Mar 20th 2009 4:39PM You don't have to grovel to get into a raiding guild unless you don't have the requisite skills to get in based on merit.
For all your socialist drivel about the "fizzling" of the labor movement and whining about corporations, you seem to miss that raiding is an inherently group activity that requires a high degree of team work. In order to figure out who is going to fit into that framework, you need to know something about the person.
Don't like sacrificing a little bit of your individuality in order to conquer a raid? Don't do it. It betrays your ignorance though to claim that any guild that requires an app is doing it out of a desire to control you.
Jan 8th 2009 1:01AM http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2009/20090107.jpg
Dec 29th 2008 8:21PM The real problem here is a guild that gets mad at its members for leaving when they can't provide what the player is looking for. Leaving a guild doesn't mean you cease to be friends with those who stay.
The whole notion speaks of how immature many guild structures are, worrying like a jealous high school boyfriend about what its members are doing and then getting angry at them when they go a seek out a more fulfilling relationship.
I've been part of running a 3 night/3 hour a night raid guild that cleared halfway through BT pre 3.0 (3 yrs old on New Years Eve). We've had several members leave over the course of the guild to seek out more dedicated raiding schedules. We've never held it against them and as a consequence of that, have seen many of them rejoin over time. I don't want people staying in my guild because they are worried I'll get mad if they leave, I want them staying because they enjoy the atmosphere of the guild. Anything else is a recipe for drama.