Jul 1st 2007 11:37PM Actually, it's good that some people sound like morons when they ask for stuff. It gives a very clear warning about what will happen if you group with them.
Jun 26th 2007 12:51AM Just curious as to where you're getting the info from. Is it from the game itself? I had a look at the Realm Status forum on worldofwarcraft.com and they don't mention it. Not that I don't believe it, but it means Blizz are being very slack not posting it.
Jun 21st 2007 1:15AM I'm on Jubei and the queues have been crazy lately. I'll be very glad if a lot of people transfer.
This is the first time I've hit a queue of more than a few people in over a year and now it's hundreds.
Jun 3rd 2007 7:46PM I think another thing Natali forgets is that the author is talking about non-gamer girls. In fact non-gamers in general. A lot of people roll pretty toons to start because all they know about the races is how they look.
If this hypothetical girl cared enough about the game to do research and find out that undead and tauren's have cool racials rather than choosing her race based on appearance (though Horde does have the best looking toons now anyway) then she'd be playing already and wouldn't need a boyfriend to talk her into it.
Jun 3rd 2007 4:56AM @5 that is such a stupid thing to say. The Parental controls that Blizz have allow the PARENTS to say when they kid can play or not. How is it taking responsibility away from the parents?
May 29th 2007 8:38PM Woops. that was supposed to say "sorry this isn't =player name=" but I used left and right arrows around it and they didn't show up int he post.
May 29th 2007 8:28PM And you could get caught as easily if someone wanted to dob you in. I have a friend in the top guild on my server and often when I message him to say hi I get a "sorry, this isn't ". If I was someone else, not a friend or I was a vindictive ex or a competitor from another guild I could easily dob him in and their entire guild would probably get banned since it's apparantly pretty rampant.
May 25th 2007 4:33AM I was reading a really interesting book the other day called How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker who is a psychologist.
He doesn't actually mention video games but he does talk about movies and music and why we like them though on the surface there is no adaptive value to them.
The idea he puts forward is that through evolution, we have instincts that lead us to be pleased by and feel happy in certain situations that are beneficial to our survival. Certain environments, when we have control over our environment, when we have status, a supportive social network etc.
Games take a shortcut in our brain and stimulate the bits that make us happy by providing these things without them actually adding to our survival chances or chances to reproduce. This is ok for most peopel in the same way that movies are an ok way to make ourselves happy. But in the same way that people get addicted to the artificial happy of drugs, some people get addicted to games.
It's also true that no matter how good or bad your circumstances are, you'll get used to them and be happy about the same amount of the time (assuming otherwise good mental health).
So in a society where most of our needs for survival are met with no effort, we could all use something that targets our happiness. So, thanks Blizz :)
May 23rd 2007 10:10PM It's not a bad time for a bit of a spring clean. If I have to set everything up again then I might as well see if I can find something better.
NB: Most of my addons were still working, but I had to reset everything because of a verification problem.
May 23rd 2007 10:06PM Agree with 13. This is an amalgamation of plenty of MMORPGs I've played, including The Realms and Ultima Online. About the only WoWish thing about it is the aesthetics of a few locations and Bart saying Lagrimmer.