May 22nd 2009 7:53PM Hey where is the new Druid Form skins?
May 1st 2009 2:32PM I don't agree with the poll because we all know what would happen now if we did anything other than report it right away. The poll should be whether or not we'd expect to be banned for life. Or whether the punishment fit the crime.
Apr 30th 2009 10:22PM What players have you seen that have been Perma Banned from Playing in the NFL or the NBA? What have they done to deserve getting perma banned?
I've seen players fight and beat up people in the sports, sometimes multiple times. Never heard of anyone getting perma banned.
Comparing WoW to the NBA and the NFL in this case doesn't work really at all.
Apr 30th 2009 10:18PM I'm just extremely glad this is not your decision. The way you look at this is completely counter to any sort of logic I can see. It just looks vindictive, like you're taking joy in this. I believe that as a human being you could perhaps feel some empathy or sympathy towards this person.
This sort of perma banning punishment should be reserved for people who hack the game, break the code. Not for someone who does no harm. I believe part of the Doctors oath is "Don No Harm" what Blizzard did was take action beyond what the offense was. This isn't math, you can't just say 1+1=2, there are gray areas to consider and Blizzard decided not to. It was harsh, anyone who cares at all can see that.
The Punishment should Fit the Crime, in this case it didn't.
Apr 30th 2009 9:40PM @ Drominar
That's not being fair that's just being a D*ck. It's definitely not in Blizzards best interest to bash people left and right with 1 size fits all justice.
Apr 30th 2009 9:11PM @ Hoggersbud
"he went a little too far in his desire to have fun."
I don't understand this statement. I also don't understand why trying hard to have fun would result in someone getting banned from the game. In soccer, you try too hard you get aggressive and depending on what you do, you could get a warning, a yellow card or a red card. A ban from the game for life? That would take an extreme action on the part of the player to accomplish. And I point out again, in this case, he wasn't trying or even capable of hurting anyone.
Apr 30th 2009 8:53PM I think you're oversimplifying this "SaintStryfe"
Because morally speaking, you should be judged on the Predictable Consequences of your Actions. It's a simple concept, if I found secret intelligence and posted it online not knowing what it was any number of things could happen including a national security crisis or even assets being discovered and put into danger. This isn't a known thing, but it's predictable because these documents are secret for a reason.
It seems to me Karatechop could see the only Predictable Consequence was a laugh to be had with friends. He probably knew that he was also in danger of being caught by Blizzard and punished. However I don't think any reasonable person would expect nor justify a complete Ban from this great game.
It also falls to Blizzard who isn't taking responsibility for their actions in sending the item (Martin shirt?). They should realize if they hand someone a fun thing to play with, they're gonna do it. Have a moment of embarrassment, take some mild equal to the crime action, and move on.
Apr 30th 2009 8:05PM Good point "tulipblossom" I think the 'Two Wrongs don't make a Right' argument makes perfect sense in this situation.
And to all the people comparing this to seeing a gun on the ground picking it up and shooting someone. Try to remember this is 1's and 0's we're talking about here, not someones life. He affected no one negatively in any way. When I sign onto WoW today the only thing I think of is that a Corporation owns everything I've worked for, and I've paid them to rent myself to them. I don't think that I'm safe finally from the horrible Karatechop who ruined my playing experience.
Apr 30th 2009 7:56PM I'm reading a lot of hatred about something that doesn't effect absolutely anyone. This silly prank doesn't deserve more than a 3 day ban, if only because it'll never happen again so coming down on the "Guilty party" isn't an issue in this at all. The punishment should fit the crime, in this case it doesn't even come close, and Blizzard shouldn't try to alienate it's fan base.
"F*CK you, we're the Boss"
Apr 24th 2008 9:02AM Sadly, Blizzard already ruined it's greatest chances for a third faction by slamming together factions that don't really match up since the beginning of WoW. Also, Warcraft storyline has always been about shades of Grey with not too many clear cut evildoes. There are exceptions of course. Blizzard would've done best if it had made 3 factions to begin with. But they were probably worried that their game wouldn't catch on as well as it did, and now they're stuck with faulty broken lore and just look for someone "evil" to put at the end of the next instance so that it might mean something when you kill it.