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Power Of The Horde

I have been playing WoW for some time now, and i am trying to stimulate thoughts and/or arguments for other players as well as anyone else who wants to drop in. If you read a post, comment on it, cause i need input to make better topics.

Author: WoWownsall

PvP and PvE

Posted by jmahoney Sunday March 16 2008 at 9:31PM
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I don't know where to start on theis topic. There are two play types in World of Warcraft. Player versus Player, and Player Versus Environment. One is killing a player controlled character, the other is killing a computer controlled character. I hate it when people do the wrong thing on wrong servers.

I play on Lightninghoof server, a north american RP PVP realm. That means that Roleplaying and Player versus Player combat are the focus points of that server's play. With me so far? When I fly through any contested territory, all I hear is griping about getting ganked and killed by other players. I'm sorry, but you are in a contested area, as in, it is in contest between the two warring nations, the horde, and the alliance. It is on a PvP realm, which focuses on killing other players.

Now, i didn't just put the bold lettering in there because it looks pretty. lets piece the words together. Contested, warring, killing, other players. Where do people get confused. You are supposed to die. How fun would WoW be if you didn't die.

I used to play on Bronzebeard Realm. That's a normal server. It is designed to have a balance of PvP and PvE. If you don't want to fight other players as much, GO THERE.

People always whine "I'm only here because my friend rolled a character here" If you don't like it, and you aren't willing to leave, just shut your trap and make the game a little more enjoyable for the rest of us.

Happy Trails

Flogging a dead horse

Posted by jmahoney Saturday March 15 2008 at 5:44PM
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Well, as the title says, i'm kinda flogging a dead horse with this one, but at the same time, still relevent. I'm talking about noob hating. There are tonnes of posts (Note, I used Tonnes because i am Canadian) both Pro and Anti-Noob. I myself, am pro noob. I'm all for the noobs. They do the menial, trained monkey work for less. But also, they are the future of videogames, just like teens are the future of our world. Depending on how we treat our noobs, they will affect our games positively or negatively. In my guild, we have a tab full of noob gear. Everyone has access to one item a day, and anyone can take or donate. Other guilds I have been in ignore people until they hit at least level 58. What is everyone elses opinion on noobs, newbs, nubs, n00bs, etc.

Post more, I am a very lonely person and the posts make me feel better. Just kidding, but still, post in and get a discussion going.

Ouch

Posted by jmahoney Thursday March 13 2008 at 6:57PM
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    Well, yesterday's post was kinda a slap to the face, but lets give this another shot... There is another issue I deal with gaming, and it's becoming quite a hassle. Gold Buying. I have no problem with the company that makes the game selling gold, but it just doesn't work for a big diverse game like WoW. If my FPS drops from 120 to 6 because I enter Orgrimmar OFF OF PEAK HOURS because I am bombarded by spams about buying gold, powerleveling, and stat changers, we have a slight problem.

    It's not like runescape where it doesn't matter if everyone has pots of money, because there will always be a demand for things. Think. If every level 20 player (we are talking level 20 main) in WoW had nearly unlimited gold, how screwy would things get. The economy would tank and there would be a big price inflation on everything from earthroot to primal nether. Then, because you can get the same money you could get before the inflation for half the work, the game would get boring because you could just buy everything. Then, after the hair-pulling boredom, would come the other side of the spectrum. There is too much of everything because of the boom, and not  enough demand, so everything drops in price. And that's just half of it.

    The other half of the problem isn't even paranoid possibilities. The problem with these sites is because it is ILLEGAL to buy or sell in game items, currency, characters, and services (like powerleveling) for realworld currency. Read the EULA. They don't just put it there for decoration. Think about it. If you buy gold, you don't just get an account ban. They can sue you for breach of contract, which is pretty big. Also, in the real world, if you pay 50 bucks for 5000 gold, that money is probably going to a gold farmer in a 2nd or 3rd world country like china, india, or korea. I am not being racist about this, that is just fact.

    The current exchange rate on American Dollars to Korean Won is approximately 1 USD to 972 Won. That 50 dollars you paid just added almost 5000 Won to the South Korean economy that shouldn't be there. And no, you aren't helping people out by giving them money, because you are going to flood their economy with extra money.

     What would happen if suddenly the United States got proportionately flooded with money? Well, there would be the good period of economic boom, then in about 3 hours prices would rocket up and people couldn't afford what they could before. Then, everything goes belly up because there is the same supply vs demand dilemma i mentioned above. Not so scary in a videogame, but when it hits real life, it is very scary. Your thoughts on the whole gold buying thing.
 

Howdy

Posted by jmahoney Wednesday March 12 2008 at 10:05PM
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Well, Howdy. This is my first post here, so i'll try to make it good. My topic is fads entering games. Today, I logged onto world of warcraft to discover that my guild had everal new members. One f them was named "Emocow" I just about filled my undershorts. It's not that I have idealogical differences. Well, I do. But that's not the point. If you want to cut yourself, or listen to heavy metal music, or slap a happy face sticker on everything, that's your thing. But don't bring your fads into the games you play with others. I petitioned the removal of this player from our guild (not because of the name) due to the problems it was causing in our day to day gaming. Try doing a Kara raid with a whiny 11 year old doped up on riddalin thiking that life sucks. It's hard. I sat through a grindingly slow 4 and a half hours on voice chat with a kid. Orating poetry. Crying. Sad poetry. It was harsh, but it's not just problems with this little emo fad. I've grouped with guys that had their metallica so loud over the headset that I had to take my headphones off. I've had to deal with optimistic little people going on about "At least I didn't pull the elites over there too". I've had enough of fads coming into a FANTASY ROLE PLAYING GAME. Well, let's see some poss, cause I have a bet riding on whether or not I can beat my friends posts. Happy Trails

 

EDIT: Don't gripe about emos, gripe about fads in games. If emo is the fad you're griping about, go ahead, but keep it game related.

New Poster

Posted by WoWownsall Wednesday March 12 2008 at 9:54PM
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Hello, and sorry on the delay in my posting. Interweb problems again, but this time I bring great news! My good friend, James Mahoney (Not the bishop, but a distant relation) is now a blog contributor. If any others have an interest in contributing to this blog, send me a message on MMORPG. Well, you'll hear more from James later.