Oct 12th 2006 1:55AM I'm in the beta and have gotten my email. In fact I just got it and am downloading it now. SQUEE!
Oct 4th 2006 1:59AM I agree with you!
Except this.... "its also the parent and player responsibility, not the game."
You contradict yourself, and I agree with the first part. You should have said its also the parent and player's responsibility, not JUST the game. I never said that the kids (or addicted adults) and their parents weren't to blame also. That is very true. It's not just from one source. But to say that the source is ONLY the addicted and their parents, is turning a blind eye to the fact that some blame has to go to the game as well.
That is all I was trying to point out. If my post sounded one sided it was because I am fed up with people saying that the game has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the addiction. I'm not saying its the sole thing, but it can't be excluded either.
Oct 4th 2006 1:45AM "That's the bottom line, and why we can always rely on the media to turn a blind eye to the real problems, take the easy way out, and just blame the game."
Yeah, That's the bottom line, and why we can always rely on the fans of something to turn a blind eye to the real problems, take the easy way out, and blame anything BUT the game.
Yeah, I know a bit harsh, but I DO agree with the interview. The problem exists. The point is to NOT lay blame, but to fix it. Honestly, how can you say that it isn't the games that causes the addiction. I mean, it's one thing to say that a game causes people to become homocidal car-theiving murders, and another all together to say that the elements and type of gameplay are adicitive. It's like my husband said, when you sit down to play, it's not like Blizzard is pumping Cocaine into you, yet, thousands of people are addicted. We all know it's not a question of blame, but an answer of helping people, but until you know what causes the problem, or adds to it, solutions will be few and far between.
Sep 28th 2006 3:29PM Mike Schramm, if you bouught your mounts AFTER the first patch but BEFORE the Hotfix, you won't get credit. The orignal announcement about the Hotfix said that the only people who would get the riding skill were people who had the mount in their inventory BEFORE the 1.12.1 patch.
Sep 26th 2006 7:39PM Quick question... since I haven't gotten an invite: Did the invite say when the beta was starting? I should be getting one for my participation in the "Race to 50" Contest, but since I haven't yet, I was hoping for a little more info from those that have been invited. I was hoping to just get some info on when I should be expecting mine to show up in my inbox... *crosses fingers it's soon*
Sep 21st 2006 7:19PM Does anyone know who the guy is dancing with Al when he's on the white backdrop? My hubby and I just can't tell.
Sep 20th 2006 2:35AM Sorry to nitpick, as this is a really good article about rolling. It is always good to find out if your group is doing the "pass on bop, roll after" rule or not... I've seen that one start way to many heated debates when everyone passes and one guy rolls greed.
but, spirit is too a good stat for warlocks. It's not the best stat, stamina and intellect are better (in that order) but it is the third best. It IS a bonus on EVERY tier set for warlocks. Now if you had said agility or strenth, I would have agreed with you.
Sep 19th 2006 3:14AM cringer8, oh I doubt it would go like that since the wife planned out the cake to begin with. Either they are both gamers, or he is and she did it for him. Whichever way it was, it's awesomeness on her part.
Aug 8th 2006 4:54AM ... and she did it with a straight face the whole way through. Now that is talent.
I disagree Adam, I feel she did get the right system. Tho he didn't mention it as a reason, I think the reason he didn't suggest a X-box was because her son was 12. At some point Mom or Son are going to want to expand his gaming library, and there are a lot more titles that Mom might approve of on the PS2 than on the X-Box. My sister was 12 when she got her X-box (I wasn't living at home at the time.) and her gaming selection is so slim because the X-box just doesn't have the games she wants to play. I think the only reason she got it was because it was what all the other kids had.