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

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In summary, the guy with no life spent most of his free time playing World of Warcraft and got banned. Solution: He first bribes them with money. (he wasn't actaully going to pay, but when they refuse his offer of $3,000 via paypal. My friend then replies with. "what if i said i'd kill myself if u let me stay banned. my blood is going to be on your hands" This is the scary part: Blizzard has a copy/paste answer for players threatening suicide. 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
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Some guy with no life,spent most of his free time playing World of Warcrat got banned from World of Warcraft. Solution:
he first bribes them with money. (he wasn't actaully going to pay, but when they refuse his offer of $3,000 via paypal. My friend then replies with.

"what if i said i'd kill myself if u let me stay banned. my blood is going to be on your hands"
This is the scary part:
Blizzard has a copy/paste answer for players threatening suicide.
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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.
 
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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 sort of 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.
 
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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".
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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or building hundreds of model airplanes

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.
 
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Damn Database problems... Double posted :S
 
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@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.
 
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Threatening suicide over time spent in an online game? Omg, it means NOTHING once you leave your computer room, seriously. wtf. :uhh:
 
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cyrusabdollahi said:
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.

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:
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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...
 
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Gelsamel Epsilon said:
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.

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:
 
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Moonbear said:
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:
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.
 
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turbo-1 said:
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.

:rofl: Oops, I forgot that model airplanes led to chemical addiction, not just psychological addiction. :rofl:
 
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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:
 
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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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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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JasonRox said:
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.

Me too JasonRox, I used to play Empire Earth 2, and created a clan. And it was too adictive, and the worst or best is that my isp blocked my ports (cant join or create game), so it forced me to abandon playing games.:mad:
 
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Well I used to play a Quake 3 mod called 'Defrag' which is skill based and requires a year of play to get any good. Wikipedia describes it well.

So anyway, I played that almost daily for about 2.5 years. I was studying at the time so it was no big deal, and it was fun of course, but after about 2 years of stagnation I got to the point where it was fun but seemed folly.

Fun had lost its lustre because I knew it was fun and I could continue to play it and have that same fun, but it was like there must be more to life than having fun and then dying. So after a 12-hour stint at trying to beat a map-record I decided to delete it and not play it again.

So I think everyone needs to decide what to do with their life and that can't be decided by someone else. If playing WoW brings people to reconsider what they want their life to become, that seems good to me. If it wasn't WoW, it would be something else.

It also worries me that other people are so ready to proclaim that what others do is wrong or silly. It's not like these critics themselves know much better. Perhaps they haven't experienced something which is so much fun that all else pales for a time.

I imagine it is similar to falling in love and having everything else become unimportant. I must say a game treats you much better. You don't become heart-broken. It won't dump you, it waits for you to dump it.

If something is fun and someone decides to play it, even to excess, I don't see the problem. We shouldn't say something is bad just because it seems to lead to unhealthy practices. I would even hesitate to call it addictive, I think that is a bad comparison to drugs. There is nothing addictive about a game, it is simply fun that is addictive.

So don't condemn WoW, condemn fun if you would condemn anything, but realize that no one will listen to you because everyone wants their fun. I think it is only by letting people have fun to excess that they will wean themselves off it.
 
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well said, Mr. V
 
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Robert Mak said:
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:

I'm pretty sure they only ban the account, not the IP/credit card. That would create unnecessary barriers to giving them more money :tongue2: I am an avid player of the game myself and college is taking up an increasing amount of time, but I do lament that so many I know allow their lives to suffer so much as a result of the game. Several of my peers are creating lackluster undergraduate records due to the game.
 
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Several of my peers are creating lackluster undergraduate records due to the game.

And why are you different?
 
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Gelsamel Epsilon said:
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?

Millions of wingers? That's a lot of rugby players! :biggrin:

(Sorry, couldn't resist... :blushing: )
 

1. What is "WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life"?

"WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life" is a popular meme on the internet. It is often used to make fun of people who spend a lot of time playing video games, particularly the online game World of Warcraft.

2. Where did the phrase "WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life" come from?

The phrase originated from a webcomic called "Penny Arcade" in 2005. It was used in a comic strip that poked fun at the addictive nature of World of Warcraft.

3. Is "WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life" offensive?

It depends on the context and the audience. Some people may find it offensive as it can be seen as making fun of gamers and their lifestyle. However, others may see it as a lighthearted joke. It is important to consider the feelings of others before using this phrase.

4. Why is the phrase "WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life" still popular?

The phrase is still popular because it resonates with many people who have experienced or witnessed someone becoming overly invested in a video game. It also serves as a reminder to balance gaming with other aspects of life.

5. Are there any lessons to be learned from "WoW,This is what happens when people with no lives are forced to get a life"?

Yes, the phrase can serve as a cautionary tale about the potential consequences of excessive gaming. It also highlights the importance of finding a healthy balance between leisure activities and other responsibilities in life.

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