Nov 8th 2011 6:35PM Yeah you sound like one of those typical still-addicted types. I get this site via my RSS reader along with about 15 other gaming sites. Blizzard doesn't have its "hooks" in me because they aren't getting a penny of my money. I read regularly about a lot of games I don't play.
The problem here is that WoW players who are shamefully so addicted to this game cannot stand the fact that people might not be playing it. They lash out at people who come here and claim they don't play (such as yourself). They also lash out at people who talk about the game's demise because this game is their one thing in life that gives them some sense of importance.
You may consider other people to be trolls but really, the narrow-minded player who can't escape to reality are the ones that are the problem. We're just reading some news and realizing that we weren't the only ones that got tired of the game lately, apparently nearly 2 million other people did too.
Apr 27th 2011 2:27PM Most of the time people come back? And you know this how?
When written by someone who has pretty much done nothing else in their life but play WoW, it's funny how you seem to think "real-life issues" is something that gets in the way. Cracked.Com has a pretty good observation of how pathetic WoW players are when using the "RL" term:
RL: "Real life". It seems kind of depressing that you need a qualifying term to point out when you're talking about real life. Especially when that the term is most used as a negative competing priority. "I'm sorry I couldn't make the raid tonight, RL got in the way."
Read more: 6 Ways World of Warcraft is Worse Than Real Life | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_16782_6-ways-world-warcraft-worse-than-real-life_p2.html#ixzz1KkWT0GfZ
Jun 17th 2010 12:59PM This article demonstrates the bitter side of the addicted player who gets all riled up when someone says they're quitting or going to a different game. The Wow-fanboy takes it personally, and reacts as if someone insulted a family member.
So really, why is the Wow-fanboy so defiant about people who quit?
They know they're addicted. They love the game far too much, because the ones who frequent the forums and read this site here five+ times a day to keep up with the "Wow news" are the ones that are so consumed with the game that when they can't be playing it, they're still keeping up with it.
They've seen things in their life take a hit. For some people, it's minimal, but still noticeable. They tell themselves that eventually they'll get back to fixing whatever it is has broken due to Wow.
For others, it's much more serious. It's the first time in their life they've become important. Perhaps they're a raid leader. Or maybe just a really good PVP'er. Or perhaps you're "that guy" on the server that despite being a total loser, your mere presence on your realm forums with 30+ posts a day and 5 hours a night in trade chat has made you "well known". This life has become better than your real life, and there's no way you'd be willing to let that go. You've given up on the real world (for now) due to either misfortune, or a lack of effort, or perhaps you're just one of those people who know you'll never matter in real life.
And THOSE people there are the ones that really take it hard when others say they're quitting for another game. Every time someone quits, that person is leaving the only place where these others have ever mattered. To the Wow player, the quitter is "dissing" the addict by daring to leave the world (GAME) in which the Wow player/addict considers themselves to be important.
I'm sure this analysis will piss off the fanboys. But your reaction will be a clear indicator of how important this alternate reality is to you.
May 19th 2010 5:21PM You guys are pathetic. Whining and complaining over a map size just because WoW apparently doesn't measure up to certain other games. Like...who gives a !#(!?
I don't play this game anymore, but still I keep this little blogger site on my RSS list because I still enjoy reading about what goes on. But between the writers and some of the readers on this site, you have Blizzards *!@* so far down your throat that every little thing that isn't 100% ProWoW upsets you.
Dec 15th 2009 7:46PM I just don't get the fascination with this show. It's boring, okay...it's downright stupid. Felicia Day has become this common name that gets tossed around as a Wow celeb, but she's not even remotely attractive, and really not a very good actress.
It's like standards go way down when people create things for the wow population. Outside of Wow, she'd just be another idiot making youtube videos. But the Wow community has leeched onto this episodic pile of crap and is making it into more than it really is.
Dec 12th 2009 2:29AM Well I think I would be taking the dates offered up by major retail chains over the word of a couple fanboy bloggers here who have no real connection to Blizzard or to the gaming industry at all. Nor should you be giving your opinion about pre-orders.
You're supposed to be a Wow news site. However, there's way, way too many tools here who seem to think their opinions matter about gold selling/buying, pre-orders, and following the EULA as if it were the ten commandments. If we want idiots telling us how we should approach these things, err okay we don't want idiots telling us that. Write Wow news.
Aug 14th 2009 7:14PM I just have a hard time taking this article seriously with Mike Wilson being a part of the gaming industry. He doesn't have any real gaming knowledge, he doesn't play them, no clue about design, and just has conned his way from gig to gig over the years and the media writes about him because he's a loudmouth and plays by his own set of rules and they think that's interesting.
Stuff like this has done nothing to help the gaming industry. Just a bunch of minor leaguers who doesn't belong there.
Jul 2nd 2009 1:59PM It's funny how we get a little news then a little personal commentary from the idiot bloggers on the site. If the community was 'stronger than ever', we wouldn't have just lost Blogatelle. In fact, it just got weaker from it.
Perhaps you Wowinsider bloggers should stop always trying to shine sunlight on anything, you're such a pathetic mess of fanbois here that you can't even see straight anymore.
Jun 30th 2009 5:33PM Is this even relevant news? Who is going to buy this crap? Tom who? Isn't he the guy who has been on a number of failed projects/companies in the past decade?
Must be a slow day for news. Back to reading Michael Jackson stories....
Jun 30th 2009 4:28PM Well I no longer care about this game. It's clear they're going to charge for the "new and improved" Battle.Net service and forcing all multiplay to be through THEIR servers gives them complete control of every person playing, and ensures there will be no LAN parties where everyone shared a CD key.
Apparently Blizzard hasn't milked enough with World of Warcraft, character transfers, the new faction switches (which we now will cost $$), and name changes.