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SWTOR launches in the Asia Pacific region {Massively}

Mar 1st 2012 4:51AM How can you say prices are in step?

I was brought my NA copy back in December by a friend. They paid $59.95 USD for it through Origin (then they gave me the code).

If I was to buy it now through Origin, it would cost me $79.95 AUS. With that exchange rate, that's $86 USD.

So doing some dollar numbers, we have (in US dollars):
Americans: $59.95
British: $56
Australians: $86

Sure the subscription price is in line but then subs always are. I doubt anyone can class the base game price as being in line though.

It's just EA ripping us off again.

Drama Mamas: WoW vs. relationship {WoW}

Oct 17th 2011 6:59PM I know this is a WoW site and all, but I think if you are serious about wanting to game with her then you should suggest another game altogether. Maybe try a WoW-style clone like Rift or if she loves Jedi as much as I do, get her SW:TOR for Christmas.

You honestly sound like you want to play WoW again, not play with her. You want to see all the shiny new content and while you want to experience it with her, it seemed the later is more an after thought.

Personally, if you came up to me with a Wyvern (they are cute, I have him, the gryphon and a pink murloc on my desk) saying 'lets play WoW again', it will bring up all the past again. Suggesting a new MMO to play together won't. You have no chance of running into old Raiding friends, you can still experience a new game playing together etc. You hurt her mate, you have to live with the consequences even if that means never visiting your addiction again.

Don't worry to much if you are dead-set on playing WoW again. Most other MMOs make me re-sub back to WoW anyway. She might be the same and say 'this is fun but want to try WoW together again?' Which I think is the important thing here. Gaming together can be your idea but to play WoW together again should be hers.

EVE Evolved: Three years of EVE Evolved {Massively}

Apr 25th 2011 8:23AM My favourite article was EVE Evolved: Losing yourself in EVE Online. This is because when I read this article I wasn't playing EVE. I was bored and disenchanted by other MMOs out there but I still wanted a game I could play with others (i.e. an MMO).

I had tried EVE some time before, got bored within a month because I decided to try out Mining (too scared to learn some pew-pew skills) and got incredibly bored because I had no idea what I was doing. So I stopped playing and wondered what the fuss was about.

After reading the "Losing yourself in EVE Online", I got interested in EVE again and thought about all the potential in this game I have heard. So I nabbed a 21 day trial from a friend and have since subbed and aren't looking back.

Sadly my Exploration hopes died after visiting the career agent and hating every moment of it, I did enjoy the idea of flying around killing little red crosses and will probably try out some mining and industry later on.

I wish I could offer suggestions or even what I would like to see, but I am just a newbie who is enjoying slowly learning the game.

The Daily Grind: Is it better for devs to try and fail than never to have tried at all? {Massively}

Apr 23rd 2011 9:08AM It's not so much the trying and failing, it's the lackluster events in general that get me.

I would prefer for a company to try and do something uber amazing, awesome and different and fail than do something plain and boring (and done a hundred times before in all so many different MMOs) and succeeded.

I was disappointed with the Rift event at the beginning because it just felt like something I had already done a hundred times before.

The Soapbox: The unfairer sex {Massively}

Mar 23rd 2011 6:50AM @TekkaGules I don't think it's about being sexual or even 'why can't I look like that?'. I mean, you are never going to be an elf or an orc, are you? It's why it's called fantasy. I know personally as a heterosexual woman, I've never drooled over a male toon in any MMO...

Personally I think it's about power. People in their replies seem to be forgetting those powerful women that scream sex appeal even when dressed from neck to ankle in a big woolen sack. Flesh != sexy. I am sure many men know a woman in their personal life or from the media that can make them drool without having to flash their private parts everywhere. Think of strong, powerful women in the real world and I don't mean in the stock standard sense (as in physical strength or political power), I mean the women that could say 'I hurl fire balls and set your bottom on fire' and you would believe them (if it was possible), they aren't the women running around in low cut tops and mini-skirts.

The male toon are built around being powerful and oozing strength, and confidence. The women toons on the other hand are built around appealing to men. If you are displaying yourself purely in this fashion, then you have no personal strength or power. Your strength/power comes from others. It's really is the opposite of empowering. This is of course excluding women that do things for money, that in itself is a form of empowerment but doesn't belong in this discussion.

Let's put it this way, if you see a woman walking down the street dressed in the equivalent dress of an MMO female character, you won't be thinking 'wow, she can handle herself' or 'she is strong', nay, I was saying the words 'easy' would probably come near the front and maybe something about not having any self worth if you can think past it. These women don't have any personal power at all and relies on other people to give them their power. Someone that doesn't need it and already has within themselves, won't go around showing as much flesh as possible.

This of course goes belong dress. They could design female toons and characters to have this same sort of oozing sexuality as well as personal strength/power without having to flash everyone that walks past. They would of course, have to change the way the female characters moves, reacts, dresses and general interact with the world around them though.

The day I could log into an MMO, look at my character and believe she really could take on a dragon no matter what she is wearing is the day I believe these articles/discussion would no longer be needed.

(forgive me, I am not the best writer and have problems getting my point across, I hope this makes a little sense to someone!)