Aug 11th 2007 1:02PM To be honest I don't give a damn about DPS, items, specs and stats. I'll unlock a Death Knight because it's a Death Knight.
Jul 25th 2007 7:07PM YOU NO TAKE TIGER!!
Jul 24th 2007 3:11PM The funny thing is that I read books instead of playing World of Warcraft (meaning "the same time I dedicate to"), nobody would dare to say anything, because books are "socially acceptable" if not venerated.
Nobody would say "You could hang out instead of wasting your time on books", because it's one of those things that make you appear uneducated and uncultivated.
But it would be the same thing. I could lose a job because I read too much. I could lose friends because I read too much. The thing behind is the same, "something" that hooks you and have you dedicate it too much time.
But what if I have a job that allows me to live and no life because I prefer books? I would be called a "bookworm", a "secluded person", a "bohémien" maybe. Never a loser.
Is it me or it's just prejudice on videgames?
Jul 24th 2007 11:51AM @38.
I'm happy that these people got a jop from something I like. But it's not an overall good example. In fact, I already have a job. So why should I do productive things in my spare time?
What's all the fuss about "productivity"? Are you some Capitalism Guru? Do you run a factory and live by the word of productivity?
Can you focus this concept in your mind? "SPARE TIME" It means time that is free for leisure activities, time available for ease and relaxation.
Why, why, WHY should I put my spare time to productiveness? And why should someone else judge it?
Jul 24th 2007 11:37AM Blizzard should put a barriere at some point in the game, to divide the serious from the casual. It's like in sport. We all do enjoy a bit of ball kicking with some friends, but we wouldn't dream of asking some A-league to play with us. It's just a different world.
Of couse, this doesn't mean a separate game. Just the same environment, but some of its features can be accessed only after you get "invited" by more of those who are already there.
What's the point in trying a 40-men raid if you're not really interested in terms of committment? Or if you don't care to learn your character? I think these people have all the rights to play WoW! But they would be in another league. And they could, of course, swap league anytime, providing they show they have what it takes and they get the invites.
It would be a flexible system, based on the will to make an effort rather than incoherent concepts like "l33t" o "n00b".
To take the sport example again, while not everyone can be another Pelé or a Maradona, almost everyone can try. But you don't get in A-league just by asking or being there. You prove you can. If you can't or won't, you can have the casual fun most people have and enjoy, by playing soccer in the backyard with your friends. In he same world where the Peles and Maradonas live.
Jul 24th 2007 10:09AM People always think they're way of having fun is smarten than others'.
My mind boggles reading post #22. Why should I do something productive in my spare time? I do productive things at work. Having fun is by definition a waste of time, it's meant to be like that. I could understand if the argument was against people that play WoW instead of working, but those don't even need discuting.
In the end it's alwyas the same thing, fear of progress, fear of change, fear of the "new thing". Fun has always been tied to drinking, dancing, hanging out and such. it might work, but it's not necessarily the same for everyone. I'm 30, I play WoW since it came out. I played a lot of videogames in my 20s also and I never "regret" having missed "the real life I threw away to play games", to quote some of the examples in Elizabeth's post. If my idea of having fun doesn't match getting drunk to the boot in a crappy club, I don't see why should I change my mind any soon.
Plus, fear of the new inevitably crosses the usual "WoW isn't real life". My idea of reality doesn't mean "physical vs abstract". That's a bit medieval. Sorry mates, but playing a MMORPG is as real as reading a book. Or as real ar calling a far away friend. Or as watching a movie. Or all these things put together, as you can watch, read and talk at the same time. It seems MUCH real to me.
Jul 24th 2007 8:41AM Blizzard favors the Horde because people favor Alliance. On almost every server Alliance outnumbers Horde, so it just makes sense.
Jul 24th 2007 6:44AM @Replex. Yeah, so make contested also the area outside Gnomeregan, after all it's pretty obsious that those freaky gnomes control it, not the Alliance. Not speaking of Deadmines. Are the Defias part of the Alliance?
You know, sometimes before speaking, making sure the brain is online would be a good idea.
Also, for all those Allies afraid of setting foot in the Ghostlands. I'm aware of the dangers and I agree it will be a pain sometimes but... It's not like Horde will ever institute a permanent guard in front of Zul'Aman doors waiting for Alliance. Horde has stuff to do also! You might even find the place empty, you know? Stop assuming all Horde people have nothing to do and will camp Zul'Aman forever just to piss-off Alliance players.
Jul 4th 2007 3:09PM Yeah, I agree with #40. You want to be an undead but still be pretty? This ain't some Anne Rice vampire game, in case you didn't notice... the Forsaken have not been created by some glamorous bloody kiss, but by a ravaging plague that left many destroyed and rotting for days before raising them. They now live feeding on corpses, frozen in a state of half-decay and you worry about how the armour look?
Jun 27th 2007 8:59PM A little correction... The Felguard comes at level 50, with talents.