May 9th 2007 8:37AM Nice article Mike...
What I don't get is that Blizzard is claiming to actually be able to do something about this? Doubt it. Their main problem with SpamSentry is that some of us don't report fast enough? Maybe some of us don't care about reporting. Blizzard will never be able to completely stop it, so the only reason I use SpamSentry is for a little bit of sanity by blocking the spams.
People that make good addons (such as this one) should be getting paid lots of money by Blizzard because they didn't have the brains to do it themselves. Now they want to stop it?
May 4th 2007 2:07PM @8 -
This is considered a blog and depending on the restrictions your company has set up with Websemse, I would assume they let blogs through.
May 4th 2007 1:45PM I think most businesses now days are wtfpwned by websense. Try mmo-champion.com and see if that works. They have everything up to date as far as the PTR goes. I can't get to any gaming websites, but I can get there. Give it a shot.
May 3rd 2007 11:29AM Not to hijack this, but I've noticed a lot of people are saying that buying gold is a waste of money. So tell me, is going to a bar and blowing money on alcohol a good way to spend money? Is going to the movies a waste of money? Is going out to dinner a waste of money? Is going to a concert a waste of money? What do all of these things have in common with gold buying? They are a form of entertainment to certain people... so while all of the above may be a "waste of money," we still spend money on what we find entertaining. My logic behind it is this: If I'm spending a weekend playing WoW, spending $50 on gold is no different than blowing it on a bunch of alcohol in one night. Don't dog people that have money.
Apr 25th 2007 11:15AM In the video I saw (posted above as well), he isn't the size of Onyxia. He looks to the be the size of a large tauren... maybe the same ratio as tauren to human.
Apr 24th 2007 4:52PM Sal,
Yes... it does break CC abilities (shackle, sheep, sap, etc...) which is why it's hard to use our guardians in certain fights such as Moroes as mentioned in the post.
I think that's the main reason shamans are hoping for a pet bar. That way we can use it to benefit the raid without it turning into a liability by wiping everyone.
Apr 24th 2007 4:12PM Okay I misread into the discussion here. Some of the ideas aren't actually all that bad (instanced Guild Housing, etc...). I can definitely see cool things to go with that. I looked at it like personal housing where you decorate, show it off, have people over, etc... Someone suggested that on the forums and that's how I read into it. What you guys are talking about is actually pretty cool.
Apr 24th 2007 4:08PM @25: That's cool that you can make money from Second Life. But today's society is a pit because of how anti-social people are and it's directly related (in this case) to role playing and games that suck you away from being productive away from your desk.
People find comfort in these games because they don't have to worry about being judged by someone else. They can log on behind the security of the internet and if they want, never reveal who they are as a person.
That being said, it's not why I'm against this housing idea. I was just saying that I think it's sad people need more in-game aspects that continue to give them reasons to not get out of their seat.
And socializing in game is not the same thing as having a life. Yeah it's cool... there's nothing wrong with it and there are a lot of positive things about it... but for God's sake, having personal relationships is a healthy thing. Second Life just seems really pathetic to me.