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Director predicts Warcraft film will break video game movie trend {WoW}

Jan 2nd 2011 5:54PM This movie will never get made. It will always get pushed aside for other projects, and then one day WoW won't be popular enough anymore for it to be marketable. It's a droplet of a movie idea in an ocean of ideas. Video game movie ideas don't get serious attention until some low budget production comes along to give it a try and ends up slaughtering it. The only fantasy bigger than WoW is the fantasy that someone like Sam Raimi ever cared about this movie, when in reality it's the whole "call me" mentality of Hollywood.

Mike Morhaime: Real names will not be required on official Blizzard forums {WoW}

Jul 9th 2010 3:42PM They don't care about any of you, just your money. Giveaway: World of Warcraft Programming, 2nd Ed {WoW}

Feb 9th 2010 9:20AM Pizza ordering add-on... here I come.

Scattered Shots: Grandpappy Frostheim on death knights {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 12:03PM The player's goals and Blizzard's goals will always be different. This is the true stigma of World Of Warcraft.

Ensidia temporarily banned for exploits {WoW}

Feb 4th 2010 2:50PM I hear these comments all the time and as computer programmer it drives me nuts. You can't catch all bugs, not matter how much you test.

Sure the more time you spend testing, the less bugs you have, but at some point no amount of testing eliminates all bugs. Likewise the amount of time and resources needed to test and elminate bugs, while still getting content to players in a reasonable amount of time is not feasible. In theory Blizzard could have tested the encoutner for another 12 months. Would you be willing to wait 12 months so they could avoid what happened?

Even from non-technically view of this... who uses saronite bombs in their rotation on end game raids. Even Ensida themselves admitted it gives a 0.2% dps increase. That is the lengths a extremely small group of gamers go to to be elite. Its not what the majority of people do and thus its not what you create test cases for.

Should Blizzard test to see if a prot warrior using a level 2 dagger against arthas can cause an exploit? No. Should Blizzard have be able to determin a saronite bomb that most people don't use on bosses could have caused excessive damage? No.

Bugs happen... it's how you fix it that matters. In reality this bug affected the lives of 25 people out of 10,000,000. Geesh.

Ensidia temporarily banned for exploits {WoW}

Feb 4th 2010 2:16PM Blizzard reads chat logs... and can legally do so.

Ensidia temporarily banned for exploits {WoW}

Feb 4th 2010 1:37PM Also I don't know if anyone mentioned, but my guess is Blizzard read the chat logs and read that they were well aware of what they were doing.

Ensidia temporarily banned for exploits {WoW}

Feb 4th 2010 1:33PM Somone on another site made a good point... If they claim innocence, why don't they release the video and voice chat of them doing the fight. Wouldn't that immediately clear them of any wrong doing?

Ensidia temporarily banned for exploits {WoW}

Feb 4th 2010 12:59PM They knew it was an exploit. They are the top guild in the world. This is because they take it so seriously and have such an intimate understanding of the game and its mechanics.

So to say they didn't know the bombs were givnig them an advantage means they don't understand the game. Obviously this isn't true.

Now, I have no problem with them downing the boss like this, but you have to add that caveate to your claim of first kill. You have to say, "Yes, we downed him, but there seems to be a bug where the bombs were doing massive damage. We hope blizzard fixes this so we can try again."

Blizzard banned them not for exploiting, but for claiming such a prestigious thing, taking all the loot, and not notifying anyone of the exploit they likely were aware of.

Breakfast topic: How far is your guild in Icecrown Citadel? {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2010 8:45AM Our guild doesn't even have 10 people. After 5 years of drama and guild breakups, I refused to have another guild where I didn't know the people in real life. So the only requirement for our guild is you know us in real life. Some of us just join other guild's runs. The delay in progression as individuals is worth the lack of drama 10-fold.