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The Morgue

A collection of thoughts that are probably better off being left in a cold dark room...

Author: Morgaren

Sometimes it's just fate

Posted by Morgaren Wednesday September 9 2009 at 8:49PM
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Okay, my WoW account got hacked last friday, talked with blizzard, and they said that my account would be restored no problem. Thats cool, except that it's five days later, and still nothing, now its not that I'm impatient, I realize it was a holiday, its just as long as my toons have no armor and bags, and such, I'm not going to play. I know I could go grind the stuff I can kill at my level naked, and work my way back into some gear, but nah, I'm lazy I already did that stuff once.

So it gave me reason to update and participate in the Open Beta for Aion. Which has turned out to be a spectacular game. It has alot of the elements from wow that i liked, Which is good cause its the same elements I liked in EQ2.

It really isn't the next innovation in MMO's, but in a way too, it is. The game is being released in excellent condition, you know from the beginning its not half done. I Think NCSoft new they needed to release it and let it run for a while overseas, cause that audience probably has more leanience for bugs and such than the western audience does.

That would be a really nice trend, for MMO's to come out with the games fully ready to go, busting with content.  I can, and we should, be fairly patient with lag and latency issues for up to about when our free month for buying the game has run out. After that, if I experience too much lag, I simply won't pay for another month. as should most people. Luckily I haven't experienced any lag thus far, with the exception of the last 30 minutes before the maintenence on monday.

I guess the only thing left to say about it is this, If you went to Age of Conan, cause you wanted some PvP, and then decided your not paying for a half finished game. Then you went to Warhammer online, cause you wanted some PvP, but decided your not going to play a game that is run by people who's answer to server balance is to make the lower populated factions classes OP.  So you went back to WoW, cause at least it runs good, Give Aion a shot, worst thing that happens, you go back to your previous MMO to wait out till the next thing comes along. But if you play it, and like it, and stay, you will make the game much more enjoyable, cause for games like this to live, you need people, to play with and against.

So I found a new home at least for a while, and to think, I never would have tried if Blizzard would have done like they said they would do over the phone, and resore my account after talking to a GM in game. (which I did, Saturday morning, as soon as my account was unfroze after the Hack)

Sometimes, things happen cause it's fate.

Othertimes its just a coincidence, cause I really doubt the wheels of fate actually turned at this particualr time to point me into the game that will define the destiny of my next few months. but then again, who knows what comes from this, If, IF I become a millionaire, I'll make sure to let you guys know.

Bring down the hammer

Posted by Morgaren Saturday September 5 2009 at 2:08PM
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Being hacked recently in World of Warcraft, It made me realize the little amount that is really done in terms of punishing the gold farmers. They were able to look onto my character logs and see what was taken, and gave me back those items. but surely they can go a little further, and punish the wicked right?

If they can look onto my logs and see how much gold was mailed away, surely they can see the account it was mailed to right? then they can see if that character just mailed the gold again, or put it in a guild bank.

I say ban the account that recieved the gold, and disband the guild, and ban all members of the guild. Even investigate other characters guilds if they are in different ones, spread it out like fire, and see if you can find where all the gold is going. I doubt very seriously that guilds full of hackers and gold farmers allow straight members into their guild, and even more so I don't think you could be in one for any length of time and not realize it. Maybe thats a little harsh, cause some people may get banned when they are innocent, they can go through the process of just proving they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Of course I could just be angry and not thinking clearly, but part of me thinks that the real problem is th companies that just ban the one account know that that one account will be bought again, and thats more revenue for them. Like so many other matters of justice, I think that the almighty dollar interferes too much with doing whats right. If you took away multiple accounts and the stockpile of gold they have hoarded for selling, that would hit them where they hurt, and make it a risky venture. one not really worth investing the time needed to start making money.  Also some of the cost associated with that much investigating would be fairly high, so I know its not gonna happen.

But I can dream can't I?