Jun 4th 2009 11:04AM If your blaming a computer game for making you drop out then you need to reaccess your life in general.
In response to this article, I think this is a great idea. It has amazed me the complex social environments that are in a MMO. Many write MMOs off as simply games. But, MMOs are different, there is not a computer program behind that character your interacting with, it is a real person and he or she will respond based on thier own environment. This course sound like a great idea to teach about societies and interaction with people. As long as we understand that person real contact is better than a game and responses in game are not always going to reflect the personallity of the real person.
Overall, I think this is good use of another tool to educate people.
Mar 27th 2009 10:54AM Thanks for the post. I've been running Meta/ruin but have only recently been doing endgame raiding. My gear is crap atm because I'm just starting and I felt the Meta/Ruin spec is less gear dependant.
I've really enjoyed it so far, especially the rotation as opposed to Affliction. As my gear improves this shows that I can still remain in the spec that I've grown to love.
Also, thanks to the other experienced Meta/Ruin locks out there. Your insite has shown me a lot of problems I've been doing. Definately going to be able to boost DPS.
Feb 11th 2009 11:01AM Umm, all the equipment will be the same. Unless you pick wrong. You create a lvl 80 toon on the arena realm, then you equip it. Arena Tournaments are about skill and what class you use. You dont have to quest for your equipment.
Jan 6th 2009 10:40AM Not reporting a suicide threat is a punishable offense in the US. Bliz had to report it. It isnt intruding into a players life, because said player brought Bliz into his life by declaring he was going to commit suicide.
Bliz was obligated to report the player.
Moral of the story, dont mess around with hollow threats like this. The player was doing it as a joke, but these kind of situations, such as suicide are taken very seriously.
Jan 6th 2009 10:32AM You didnt know that had that power. Just a twinkle of their nose and WHOOSH, game fixed. They just dont want to do it right now. The vindictive bastards!!!!
Jan 6th 2009 10:25AM Wow, about the gold farmers!!!
I'm curious how many have tried this so far.
Jan 2nd 2009 10:40AM My only problem with the op is his reluctance to include people he doesnt know. As a player who has only been playing this game for about 2 months its hard enough to get groups together. And yes I could get in a large guild to get all my group needs met, but I dont like that type of guild.
My suggestion is let 1 or 2 people you dont know into a group if there is room. Obviously, i would only let 1 if its a 5-man. You will usually know within the first minor boss weither the guy is an idiot or not and you can boot him. I believe that most people aren't clowns and would benefit from the expertise that the op probably has in doing instances. I know when i get into a good group I definately learn something that i take with me to eventually lead my own instances.