Nov 11th 2008 12:40PM I'll take that card, yes I will!
Sep 9th 2008 12:22PM It's not the color of the dress, it's how many villages you burn while wearing it.
Aug 26th 2008 11:02AM Flame on!
May 13th 2008 5:08PM If you're defending the arena name i have only one thing to say to you:
racists don't do racists like u did!
But seriously folks, a couple points. Number one, even without the racial angle, this arena team name arguably already violates the naming rules set out by Blizz because it is a name
4. That belongs to a popular culture figure, celebrity, or media personality;
or that is
11. Referring to pop culture icons or personas (e.g. " "Britneyspears", "Austinpowers", "Batman")
Those rules apply to all user-generated "labels" that can be viewed by others in game, including arena team names.
What follows then is my second point: ultimately whether you're offended or not is irrelevant. Blizzard is the arbiter of speech in their private world. And allowing the persistence of those names is not condoning any particular belief, and forcing people to change their team names isn't either. It's a function of man hours that Blizz is willing to commit to policing such things. I would imagine that due to the TOS issues, if such a name is brought to their attention, a name change is mandatory anyway.
And even if you believe that free speech in some form ought to exist in WoW, remember, the flip side of free speech is that someone else is free to yell at you to shut up.
May 13th 2008 4:46PM @Darkwarder
Right, because naming your arena team is somehow in the same ballpark as sending a threatening letter or killing somebody. Next up, executions for jaywalkers!
Ludicrous, ludicrous argument dude. Even for a forum post. In fact, a quick scan of your posts leads me to declare you "Knee Jerk Guy of the Year"!
May 6th 2008 9:03PM L2fullyquote:
"For Blizzard's part, they claim that making a copy in RAM of the game's information constitutes copyright infringement, [but again, that's only because Glider is misusing those RAM files] -- every user everywhere needs to copy parts of the game into RAM in order to run it."
bracketed for emphasis. I think Mike covered your little comment there, mensrea.
For my part, I would defend Blizzard's right to control the content of their games, and even (within reason) the manner in which they're played. It does seem that the copyright thing is part of the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to this lawsuit, and IANAL, but I wouldn't be surprised to see that dropped in the final calculus. Besides, do we really need ANOTHER legal copyright controversy up in this hizzy? I'd hate to see blizzard mentioned in the same breath as the RIAAs of the world.
Apr 23rd 2008 12:50PM To be honest, I actually appreciate Alts' passion, and I think he/she made decent points early on about staying consistent with loot rules. But really, unlike in, say, instant messaging, you substantially weaken your arguments when you make forum posts that ignore even the most basic rules of grammar.
Apr 23rd 2008 12:43PM "Good, score one for you. Maybe you should practice what you preach. Keep trying, it still won't effect me."
Fixed! That was an easy one.