May 17th 2010 4:31PM Your scores are amazing! You did a wonderful job. I would gladly listen to these in (or outside) of the game.
May 6th 2010 4:02PM Well if you read what the topic is about it clearly states it is about getting in shape. I think that having someone writing a bi-weekly article about fitness as it relates to the WoW community is an awesome idea. The ugly truth is that if you don't actively pursue a healthy lifestyle your health will decline, even more so for those who spend hours upon hours on the game. The author is simply trying to use situations/examples we are familiar with to relate to being healthy.
If it is not a topic that interests you then simply move on. There is no need to try and discredit the author.
Apr 8th 2010 2:14PM I understand the thought behind not sharing computer but I would have to respectively disagree with that being some sort of policy for new recruits. Plain and simple, some people don't have the means to have their own computer and if the majority of guilds did that then a large group of people would be missing out on endgame experiences. Some of my top members have to share a computer and I have yet to have a single problem with it.
As far as account sharing it's just not as cut and dry as everyone would like to claim it is.
If I live under the same roof and pay bills (including WoW subscriptions) out of the same bank account with someone else they have every right to get on my account as I do theirs. Now when I do, which is very rare, I make sure to inform the guild that it is me. We have several couples in our guild that are in the same situation: living together, paying bills together. I feel it is not my place as an officer to kick them or ask them to stay off the other persons account, or to not recruit them because they live together and might share a computer or an account. I simply ask them to inform everyone that it is someone different.
Should accounts be shared through friends? I agree that this is wrong, we do not allow it. I do think that before a decision about what to allow and what not to allow is made guild officers should look at all sides of the situation.
Dec 15th 2009 1:11PM Reading some of the comments here as well as the forum topic this post references it amazes me how people actually believe that threats, name calling, and complete verbal nonsense is actually going to get their concerns heard. Why would anyone in their right mind listen to a single word you say if you just finished explaining in detail how they can't do their job, or how much of a bleep, bleep, bleep they are. Really?!? Do people actually think that talking to others like that will get them somewhere? Sure there are things that I have disagreed with but I would never go on a person crusade against ONE person from the Blizzard staff about how much they have pissed me off. If it's that bad, do us all a favor and just quit. Why these people continue to waste their money on something they let the rest of us know they hate is beyond me. If I ever go to the point that I felt the game was going in the wrong direction then that would be the end of my time on the game. Simple as that.
Apr 17th 2009 2:08PM I find it very interesting how many comments have been posted about a website that I'm sure 90% of the people saying they were stealing, a fraud, or scared of not being able to pay people anything hadn't even been on before it was closed down.
Here's a rundown....
1. You DID NOT, I repeat, DID NOT have to pay anything to sign up to get what they called reimbursement. (Free game cards or other merchandise)
2. Before the month started they announced how many compensation spots would be open for that month. (Meaning the funding was already there.) If you had actually signed up at the website you would also see that during the month they also gave you a percentage of compensation earned based on funding. What that meant was that 3.1 was extended downtime that, for example purposes, gave me $4.64 in comp. Well if they had the funding for all the allotted slots then everyone would have earned 100% of that $4.64. If they did not have enough then everyone might expect to get 90% or whatever. So the argument that they got scared because they didn't have the money is way out in left field.
3. Similar to various survey websites the "reimbursement" or compensations were more like points then money, or (LOL) stolen game time. You could use your points at the end of the month for a 30-day game card, or other things like a WoW calendar. All of which HAD TO BE PURCHASED from Blizzard. The people who did receive a game card were lucky enough to get it. More like a contest then insurance.
4. If you did managed to get something the way they went about verifying your account was for you to send them an email with a screenshot of that character on the server you stated it was on. Whew! It was hard let me tell you.
So yeah... that simple. A website that gave people free stuff that got the money to pay for that free stuff from ads.
Some guys got together and had an idea for something different. Yes, their first go-round wasn't successful but their second was. Such a shame to drag these guys through dirt when they were trying to give something back to the WoW community.
Shame on them for having ads on their website that granted them some revenue. Cause all WoW related websites with ads are scams right?
Do I see why Blizz did it? Yup, most people do.
But the thing is... Some game manufactures (i.e. Maxis/EA and the Sims) actually thrive from the rich community that do, in fact, charge for their services/items that are used in the game. Hasn't hurt The Sims 2 for being the powerhouse it is. People make money directly off of their product every day and you don't see EA sending their big bad lawyers to shut down these sites.
So ya, we can continue to argue but there's no point. Blizz exercised it power and a website was shut down. Nothing can change that decision.
But please, don't make false accusations about a website that you haven't ever heard of before this story was first posted.
Apr 16th 2009 3:12PM I can understand the logic but the game cards given had to be purchased. Blizzard still received revenue for the time that was given to anyone on the site. The only difference was that the website paid for the game card and not the person who used it. Therefore, still no theft.
The 30-day cards were purchased by the website from Blizzard's online store.
Apr 16th 2009 3:00PM I don't understand how it is considered stealing if it was a free service for people to sign up for. If a company wanted to give you something based on a common interest how would that be negative for Blizzard? If it was free what was it stealing if it was open to anyone who wanted to sign up?
If revenue is based off of ad traffic on the website and the website creator decided to use the revenue towards giving things to it's members who signed up then I just don't see how it is a negative thing towards wow.