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WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life

  1. Nov 27, 2006 #1
    Some guy with no life,spent most of his free time playing World of Warcrat got banned from World of Warcraft. Solution:
    This is the scary part:


    (I would of posted the forum link but I didn't want to spam another forum post.)
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2006 #2
    That doesn't strike me as odd at all. Someone comitting suicide because of their game could result in a very large lawsuit if they knew about it beforehand.

    Having a copy/past answer covers their butt, and provides help to those who need it.

    I'm glad they have such a response. People on the internet can be real jerks, and the last thing a suicidal person needs is to be attacked. They need help, and Blizzard is doing a service to everyone for giving out those responses.

    Even if the thread starter threatening suicide is just joking, someone else might not be. They may stumble upon it, find the help they need, and a life could be saved.

    Kudos, Blizz.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2006 #3
    They have a copy paste answer for everything, some people complain, but how else are they going to deal with millions of wingers each day?

    I hate it when people give WoW a bad name, sure it's addictive, but that's the whole point of a game! It's addictive because you can get immersed in it so well and it's so fun, which makes it a great game! I played for a year but then I quit, if I had the money now I would maybe start playing again just because it's such a great game. I was 'addicted' you could say, but it was under control, I could quit any time I wanted, which is what I did about a year ago.

    I sorta screwed up my gaming experience though, I played the Rogue first which is the class which pushes the most buttons and effectively has the most action and suits my play style the most, I found this class so fun that I couldn't play other classes because they were too boring, so once I maxed my Rogue and my guild disbanded on my server I couldn't really play another class, I played a warrior for a while but It got boring pretty quick.

    Great game though :P.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2006 #4
    The makers of WoW are brilliant for making such an addictive game (I've never played it), but people who don't do anything except for play WoW are pathetic. There are people who work just long enough to keep their apartment/electricity/internet/whatever/car/whatever bills payed, and play WoW the rest of their time. I know people at school who don't do anything outside of school, other than play WoW. They are failing all of their classes because all they do is play WoW. I wonder what kind of parents they have anyway.

    Maybe WoW is the only place they get any respect at... hmm

    I wonder how many people threaten suicide, and I also wonder if anyone has ever gone through with the "threat".
     
  6. Nov 27, 2006 #5
    I didn't do any work in school, partially because of WoW, and partially just because I'm lazy. I still passed at the top of my class. They probably just suck at learning or something. I seem to be apt at not only learning and remembering things but understanding why as well, and making connections. And I can understand exam questions well as well. Basically I'm a fast learner so I didn't have to do any work or homework at all. (I would've failed chem if I didn't top the class in the chemistry mid-year exam).

    People have committed suicide over WoW before, one person said he wanted to be with the heros of the game or something. But I think that guy was a bit weird... As for whether he threatened to commit suicide or not I don't know.

    Edit: Check out the ads at the top of the page, I love how they recognise what we're talking about.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2006 #6

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    Do you really think it's specifically related to the game, though? I wonder if the people who eat, sleep and breathe a game like that would have just found some other distraction to stay lazy had that game not been around. Maybe they'd be the ones sitting in front of the TV all day drinking beer, or out on the beach every day with their metal detector hunting down bottle caps, or building hundreds of model airplanes, etc. And, those who are so delusional that they can't distinguish a game from reality probably would have just been delusional about something else.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2006 #7
    You want to fight? :rofl:

    I have a lot of respect for people who can build things like scale models, it is an exceptionally hard skill to master.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2006 #8
    Damn Database problems... Double posted :S
     
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  10. Nov 27, 2006 #9
    @Moonbear

    Exactly. It happens with other games and technology and basically anything else as well, but WoW gets a bad name because of it's userbase. It's so large that at least one person out of all the users has done just about anything because of the game.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2006 #10
    Threatening suicide over time spent in an online game? Omg, it means NOTHING once you leave your computer room, seriously. wtf. :uhh:
     
  12. Nov 27, 2006 #11

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    Yes, but if one locks themselves in their room and does nothing all day but build model airplanes, surely you'd agree there's something not quite right about them. :wink:
     
  13. Nov 27, 2006 #12
    World of Warcraft suffers from the same problems that all MMOs suffer: The end-game content is designed for people who play the game as a second job. It's not worth the monthly fee to me.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2006 #13
    World of Warcraft suffers less so from that, because of AQ20 and Battlegrounds. It also suffers less from the boredom grinding because of Battlegrounds as well, it only has to be a long slow boring grind if you want it to be.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2006 #14
    Strictly a diversion from the pains of the real world...

    So it's WoWed me, and it's probably WoWed you... the massively multiplayer apathetic game that millions of Americans play. Since the real world is a difficult place for complete free expression, a great alternative for most people is the digital realm of a socially-corroborating online adventure. I agree that many people will find ways to be lazy, but I believe electronic stimulation is more of a healthy and participatory activity than TV or beer-drinking. Believe me, many creative people that are tired of the dull and dreary world turn to games on occasion to spark elusive imaginative spirit. Continue playing digital junkies...
     
  16. Nov 27, 2006 #15
    I got bored of battlegrounds a month or two after they arrived. They're basically FPS maps packaged in an RPG game...and not terribly inventive either. There are a FEW dungeons in the end-game that cater to the casual player, but those get pretty boring after a couple runs as well.

    I just think that spending the 180 bucks you end up spending each year to play WoW is better spent on 3 new games. Not to mention they have the audacity to charge for expansions on top of the monthly fee... :rolleyes:
     
  17. Nov 27, 2006 #16

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    I don't know...there's something so enticing about spending hours assembling and detailing plastic models with glue and paint and glu_ and pain_ and g_ue and _ain_ an_ __ue _n_ ____nt... Where was I? I don't remember those days, but have a strange affinity for them.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2006 #17

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    :rofl: Oops, I forgot that model airplanes led to chemical addiction, not just psychological addiction. :rofl:
     
  19. Nov 27, 2006 #18
    Solution: He can change the isp, getting a new ip and a new credit card number. After that he can create a new account, and the worst thing is to start a new account.:frown:
     
  20. Nov 27, 2006 #19

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    I remember back in Grade 10 I was an AoE:RoR expert. When I stopped playing, and returned a year later, people still remembered me. Although I'm not sure what is worst, people remembering me or the fact that they were still there.

    My friend and I were huge into it. This was when online games started, and we were creators of a clan. There weren't many clans back in the day. Anyways, we had strict guidelines and qualifications. In fact, we only had about 10 members out of like thousands or maybe more users. We have great members with some who can win 2 vs. 1 battles.

    We talked about strategies all day as well when we weren't playing and so on.
     
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  21. Nov 27, 2006 #20
    JasonRox, the only thing I can think of that AoE:RoR can stand for, is Age of Empires : Rise of Rome (which is a great game....), but I never really knew that the online scene for that was so great.....

    EDIT: It makes me want to play the game... I remember having it pull entire weekends in.
     
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