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The lost art of crowd control {WoW}

Aug 15th 2009 1:29PM Man, I miss CC. Complicated trash pulls were a big part of what made instances fun. Not many people even know what a "LOS" pull is any more. And Why is it that just when rogues get a new rank of "Sap" making them a great all-around CC Class, CC becomes useless in instances. :(

New in-game battle bots connected to Mountain Dew? {WoW}

May 6th 2009 3:52AM As Jenny attempted to point out in an earlier post this isn't the first time a soda promo was used in-game. In China 2006 they introduced the iCoke promo pets like this one:

I think so many people QQ'd about it then that they would be glad to see an American version of this sort of thing. (which we still don't know that this is)

I did read an article that said the Chinese client includes in-game advertisements for Coke and other products, which is not so cool- but I doubt Blizz will go that far with it in US

Give Bloodlust to Rogues {WoW}

May 6th 2009 3:07AM I don't really agree that bloodlust should be a rogue ability, but give us something!

There could be up to a million Chinese gold farmers {WoW}

May 6th 2009 3:00AM I'm not sure if there is any way to know if "most" of the gold that is sold comes from hacked accounts, and anyway, who cares? If ANY of that gold is taken from hacked accounts, the act of buying it makes you implicit in the crime. What kind of argument is that, anyway? " Oh, it's only 10% immoral, that makes it 100% okay" Doesn't really hold water.
On the day that Blizzard provides authenticators with every copy of WoW and every player has them, and it proves to be a foolproof method of account security, then I will see that buying gold may not be immoral- but it still screws up the balance of the game.

Let me tell you that I am a pretty poor WoW player, and have never considered buying gold, even though I sympathize with people who feel it is unfair that they have limited game time and can't keep up with the gold they want to have. I even sympathize with the people in poor areas who are being offered a job that is keeping them fed. But until there is no such thing as a hacked account I will always be vehemently against the buying and selling of gold- I want Blizzard's resources to be spent in much better ways than restoring hacked accounts, and I want to stop the frustration people in my gaming community feel when they have been hacked- but I will never buy gold myself in WoW- I enjoy doing things the right way, and feeling as if I have accomplished something.

So buy gold if you don't care about your fellow players, but don't try to justify it to yourself by saying that you're not hurting someone. Better yet, go play a "free-to-play" MMO like Runes of Magic if you want that sort of game- why would you even play WoW if you have to cheat to do it?