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Sam Raimi to direct WoW movie {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2009 8:52PM Actually, nih, this isn't just on Sadly, Massively has started putting posts on their site instead of doing their post on the news for a MMO audience (as opposed to a WoW audience). That's what Jay's complaining about. And some of the things Massively has been choosing to "share" are really questionable. (Like anyone who doesn't play WoW cares who got some legendary mace. That was a really bad choice.)

GLAAD fights homophobia in online communities like WoW {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 6:23PM Randy, here's the problem with what you're saying: You're saying that gay people should be the ONLY ones to never talk about their real life in game. What you're saying might make sense if people didn't talk about their real life, jobs, relationships, etc. in game. But they do, all the time -- during raids, in guild chat and on vent. Why should gay people not be able to do the same? Straight people bring their sexuality into the game all the time. They get to talk about their date last night or how they have "girlfriend/wife aggro" (or boyfriend/husband aggro aggro if the player is female). People don't leave their real life at the login screen, and it's unreasonable to expect them to do so -- this is a social game.

Loyola University professor drives City of Heroes/Villains players crazy, all for sociology {Massively}

Jul 7th 2009 5:20PM "Loyola University outside New Orleans?" Sorry, Massively, but Loyola is very much inside the city -- right next to Tulane University, in fact, in the Garden District.

What I found pretty interesting, though, was how it showed how some MMO communities treat their games as just more social media. People play to hang out together, regardless of faction. Instead of playing "a hero" who should be fighting "villians," people treat other players as just that -- other players.

But at the same time, people also treat each other worse than they would "in the real world." Those who don't follow the unspoken (as in, not in from the game developers) rules are viewed as "griefers" who must be driven out at all costs.

That professor's right. It is like high school. :)

Win one of five TCG codes today on WoW Insider {WoW}

May 19th 2009 5:37PM Me, please!

Nielsen: WoW is most played core game by 25-54 females {WoW}

Apr 9th 2009 10:40PM Chavezz, just because someone has never heard of the Nielsen MegaPanel does not mean that he or she is not represented by the survey, nor does it somehow invalidate the results.

I have never known a Nielsen family (that is, a household with a Nielsen box or people meter that is used to track television ratings), but that doesn't mean that, say, no one watches "American Idol" or that "Chuck" is a big hit. :)

Having said that, though, IIRC, the MegaPanel is a self-selected sample (as in people volunteer, unlike the TV meters) that's used a lot to measure search engines and online shopping information.

I'm more inclined to trust the console data, as that was pulled from the TV Nielsen households, and Nielsen is very, very good at developing representative samples of the population.

At any rate, it's definitely food for thought. Anecdotally, I know I run into far more fellow female players than I did at launch.

The Queue: Casinos? In my WoW? {WoW}

Mar 30th 2009 6:00PM The whole thing is definitely one of those "everything old is new again" things.

I remember when Blizzard banned the dice games when they cropped up about 3 1/2 years ago or so.

But because the game is full of newer GMs (not to mention players -- my impression is that very few current players have been playing since vanilla), it seems that ban has fallen by the wayside.

Ugh. Thank God for the report spam-ignore feature.

Breakfast Topic: The noob old days {WoW}

Mar 1st 2009 3:25PM Ahhh, the noob days! I started playing a day or two after launch. I rolled a hunter. And picked cloth quest rewards because the robes "looked prettier." Because the lag on Argent Dawn was horrible, my friends talked my ex and I into rerolling on another server.

I made a human paladin this time. My ex made a human warlock.

The quest for his succubus at level 20 puzzled us all. How were we supposed to get to Ratchet? One of our friends played a nelf, and he and his wife offered to help. We figured out how to get to Ashenvale via boat and fought our way past the scary spiders that seemed to be EVERYWHERE....

But all four of us were stumped as to how to get the past the extremely frightening Horde guards at border between Ashenvale and the Barrens. After being killed by the guards several times, we finally gave up and started walking until we somehow ended up in Azshara. We finally gave up and hearthed back to Stormwind.

A couple of days later, another warlock we knew said she had heard that we could get to Ratchet very easily by boat. So we set off to walk to Booty Bay. On the road in Stranglethorn Vale, we met a level 40-ish hunter who wondered if we were lost. We explained that we were trying to get to Booty Bay. He and another of his guildies escorted us the rest of the way and did what they could to keep the various gorillas, panthers and trolls from eating us.

About two months later, our whole group of friends rerolled Horde. When it was time for my Horde character to go to Ashenvale, I realized that there was a way around the guards. An obvious way.

All these years later, I still have no idea how we missed it. >.>