Dec 15th 2009 7:50AM Even if we read the deal, which we should all be doing anyway. We would still have little choice as to whether to sign. If we go on the assumption that the signer is intent on playing WoW then their options are
1. Sign contract, play WoW under given rules
2. Don't sign contract, don't play WoW
The ToS agreement is non-negotiable, It's not as if you can email blizzard and say "I'm unhappy with points 7, 12, and 13, can we negotiate?"
Dec 15th 2009 7:32AM I believe Jeremy Bentham would disagree with you there, brother.
He famously described legal 'rights' as "nonsense on stilts'
no man truly has an inherent legal 'right' because a right implies an underlying moral structure and since we know that moral structures vary from state to state, legal 'rights' are reduced to "what my country doesn't mind me doing"
this relates closely to the article in which the freedom of speech 'right' is can be taken away by the forum mods. It is the same with any country on earth, if the state wishes you to just shut yer yap, they would be able to because it is they who hold the power to enforce it.
In summary, I understand your point and I agree to an extent, but I think you are a little too sure of the permanence of any such freedoms that you are given by the state which governs you.
Dec 15th 2009 7:21AM Sadly enough freedom of speech is one of the most misunderstood rights, period.
both on forums and elsewhere.
Dec 8th 2009 9:13PM Do you think EU players will be able to get this still if they apply an authenticator now?
we haven't got the patch yet
Dec 8th 2009 9:07PM I wish you guys would put some EU stuff up!, get on it Mr. Turpin
Oct 22nd 2009 9:12PM Yeah, all non-british players on the EU realms were getting massive latency spikes since the weekly maintenence downtime
Oct 16th 2009 10:13PM Did anyone else notice the faint mist that explodes out of arthas about three times during the animation?
One of them is after he is laying dead. Could this indicate a post-Arthas,
soul-of-the-lich-king, transcending-mortal-form sort of thing?
May 1st 2009 3:06AM Yes, I think blizzard overreacted, but I think they're just covering their own backs, they made a mistake by sending Martin Fury out and when they found out, they decided to do everything within their power to make sure the blame didn't fall on their shoulders.
Perhaps the 'cheaters' did take advantage of their misappropriated power, but they certainly didn't 'exploit' it.
And really, who wouldn't take a weapon, sent by blizz, to test it out and have fun?
I'd say that Blizzard really needs to get it's act together, first the Athene scandal and now this, GMs acting as free agents is one thing, but then utilizing their power to cover their backs for a mistake they made. It seems that we live in an unjust world.
As always, Blizzard is mother, Blizzard is father, Blizzard knows all and is always right *sigh*
Apr 15th 2009 7:49AM The sole pupose of this post is to serve as terms of my entry into this competition, just like all the other comments here
Apr 18th 2007 6:25PM what a pointless piece of religious propaganda,
this article makes no valid point, and just takes the opportunity of a horiffic happening like this and molds it into a pathetic attack at atheism.
Do you want to know why there were no atheist speakers? because the USA is a profoundly religious nation, this very article gives proof to the point that in the USA atheism is frowned upon, so a religious speaker would be more accepted
in times of need people turn to the thing they see as being beyond this universe, God, just like the berieved families of the deceased seeing haluccinations of their dead relative, people like to live in ignorance so they can kid themselves that everything is fine and their beloved has gone to a 'better place'
as they say 'ignorance is bliss'