Jan 16th 2008 1:34PM I'm not saying that learning about Historic events isn't important.
I'm just saying how many times throughout your day do you need to know when World War 2 ended?
The purpose of education is to teach people how to learn things for themselves, and to try and get children interested in learning.
I got straight A's in all my math classes when I was younger up and through college. A couple months ago I was presented with the need for a simple alegabra equation. It's been so long since I was involved in that kind of math I had to get a quick refresher.
But in essence as long as these kids parents teach them how to discover and learn things on their own and give them the desire to I think the kids are going to turn out just fine, in fact probably better than 50% of the kids who come out of the educational system.
Jan 15th 2008 2:30PM algebra, US History, biology, or a foreign language
Don't know about you, but the only one of those I might need on a regular basis is knowledge of a foreign language. And from the sounds of it they already have worked on that some.
People seem to be missing the fact that this isn't ALL that they do during the day, it's just a part of it.
Jan 15th 2008 2:28PM Because i'm sure your cousin had caring and responsible parents.
And maybe he did and I am wrong, but just because he was home schooled doesn't mean these children are going to end up anything like him.
From the sounds of how their mother acts I suspect just the opposite.
Sep 21st 2007 9:00AM I'm sure all Blizzard employees have to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure agreement) when they accept the job offer.
So their "maybe" responses are them doing their jobs in a manner that allows them to keep their jobs. They probably know a response or at least how it is currently in internal testing, but they can't say or they could be in a position to loose their job.
Aug 24th 2007 11:56AM So you know Dark Age of Camelot does have offical forums where Devs and others communicate directly with a portion of the player base.
This however is NOT a public forum, and the only way to get onto it is to be invited to it which generally happens when you get into the early stages of one of their Beta tests.
DAoC Devs also visisted privately moderated forums related to different aspects of the game as well. Which I think is best, on a lot of these forums many of the people who make the WoW forums unbearable to read at times would not be allowed.
Aug 21st 2007 12:26PM I believe this was his second video entitled "Switcher" his first one was a lot funnier.
First one was Paladin -> Shaman and is the one where "FROST SHOCK! FROST SHOCK! FROST SHOCK!" is said.
Aug 21st 2007 12:23PM I got a 1500 TV for $800 because my friend worked at Best Buy.
My Uncle went from making 60k to close to if not over 6 figures.. Why? Because he knew someone.
Life is all about who you know. The people who are making a big sceen about this are people who are jealous that they don't know anyone who works at Blizzard, maybe they just don't know anyone period.
Aug 20th 2007 6:07PM @22
The big question about that is how much of a pain in the butt is it going to be for people new to the game to level up and catch up with people who have been playing the game since conception?
THAT'S what kills MMOs. They can do all the marketing they want and i'm sure they will, and they'll get a ton of new people to try the game, or come back for a free trial. But how many will stick when there is such a hill to climb to get up to the curb?
I love people who think like you, just sit behind your blissfull ingornance.
Warhammer universe was around LONG before computers were a household product.
Sure WAR will use some of the ideas that made WoW successfull, just like WoW used a lot of ideas that made over MMOs successfull.
That's how it goes in the world of MMOs, one building off a next with a few new innovations thrown in.
It's not Mythic's fault that they got commisioned to make this game, I would have much rather played the game they had in the planning stage when all this happened. I know that however War ends up it is going to be a good game because Mythic has a great team of developers just like Blizzard. And in my opinion Mythic put out the best MMO for Player vs Player combat, no other game i've seen or heard of has come close to matching it in fun and replayability in terms of PvP.
Aug 20th 2007 2:42PM I feel that WoW's numbers are going to start slacking off within the next two years, and I think Blizzard knows this too.
There are life cycles with any game, and there is only so long you can keep a large audience doing the same thing over and over again.
The World (of Warcraft) continues to grow but I personally believe it's at it's peak, it's going to become harder and harder for new players to enter the game with each expansion, and that will only cause numbers to lower.
I have a feeling Blizzard is already working on a successor to WoW, something in the Diablo Universe, or possibly just a new Warcraft MMO.
My personal guess is that WoW will no longer be the supperior MMO on the market around expansion #4.
Of course time will only tell.
Aug 14th 2007 5:41PM Sometimes when playing my undead toons I roleplay that i'm hungry for human flesh.
Sometimes it's just Gnomes that meet their demise.
Sometimes it's just plain boredom, going from one part of a zone to another to see how many players I can kill along the way and how creative I can get with killing them.