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Posted: 20 June 2012 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Not sure how many people may have had this experience, but as a word of warning if you want to do the WOW demo; play I believe to level 20, use a dummy email. I didn’t, with in 48 hours of registration I got swamped with spam, some one tried to hack my paypal account and some one did hack my facebook account. So be forewarned.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I guess I’m not at risk.  I don’t even know what “WOW” is. ohh

Ignoring the aftereffects, was the demo itself educational?

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But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 20 June 2012 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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WOW = World of Warcraft - online game

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Posted: 20 June 2012 07:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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scorpio64dragon - 20 June 2012 06:32 AM

WOW = World of Warcraft - online game

 


Oh!  An online game. (*sigh*).  When walking in snake pits one should expect to get bitten. 


I really really just don’t understand the need for computer games, Never did!  And that applies especially to massive player online games.  ohh A waste of creative effort on part of the creators and a waste of life for the players.  However, that being said… for one brief period of a few years I enjoyed the Myst series of games as they came out.  I guess because it was a thinking man’s game and not a mindless shoot-em-up, kill every bogey in site and break your thumbs while doing it. tongue rolleye    

I had my chance to get in on the ground floor of computer games.  Back in the 70’s a college friend of mine asked me if I wanted to help him make computer games.  He went on to found his own game company (  Google “Scott Adams Games”)  and did pretty well until the Japanese took over the field.  But back when he had asked me to join him I looked at him incredulously and said “Games?  There’s no future in computer games!”.  I guess I underestimated human banality. 


Edited to add:  More on Scott Adams for us old farts who remember when computers were little more than rocks on strings :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UUlYErh5CE 

 

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But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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Posted: 20 June 2012 07:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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So what did we learn today, children?


Millennium Kids: MMOG’S ARE TROLL’S PLAYGROUNDS!! YAAAAAY!!! :‘D

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Posted: 20 June 2012 07:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Cool… A troll’s playground! There was one near where I lived when I was a kid… not as safe a a human playground (never see-saw with a troll, unless you want to see what the trees look like from above). The slides are wider though and instead of an ice cream man, they have “whole mutton on a post” guy… er, troll.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Posted: 20 June 2012 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I think most of the try beta for the new wow expansion are from those companies that steal wow passwords.  Basically they use a real beta key they received from one of their hundreds of accounts, then they send you that key but with a modified email of the one they received.  The new email sends you to a cloned site that takes are your info and or puts keyloggers on your comp.  After that they steal your other passwords and such.


Great video linked above!


That said, I too had a hard time quitting WOW and it wasnt until I saw how it was affecting my real life that I was able to break away, 3 years in lol.  Even then I had a short relapse for about a half year, and then almost another one before finally giving it up.  The thing I miss most about the game is not the game itself but the friends I made. 


I wonder now though with a real life money auction house(if its in WOW too or just Diablo?) if people can actually make money with wow - at least it would be like a real paying job finally lol specially with all the time people invest into it.


And to the second person who responded, who hasnt heard of World of Warcraft that uses the internet? O.O

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Posted: 20 June 2012 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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nd to the second person who responded, who hasnt heard of World of Warcraft that uses the internet? O.O


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Posted: 20 June 2012 11:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I had never heard of it until a few years ago when an old friend bought some expansion or something for it while I was with him raspberry

I love video games, but I prefer not to play them on the computer for a variety of reasons, and I certainly would never play one of those online ones like that… too many risks involved. I do have a few games for the computer but I don’t buy them often.. I prefer console games and the computer more as a “learning” tool.  That’s what our first computer was meant for (an old Tandy 1000 lol).

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Posted: 20 June 2012 11:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Both my kids play it a lot.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I play both the free version and the paid for version and don’t have the problem that the original poster has.

but I do tend to to have different e-mail accounts for my gaming than for important things like pay-pal.  you can also get a smart phone authenticator for WOW to make it more secure and as long as you use good password methodology it helps to keep your accounts a lot more secure

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Posted: 20 June 2012 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Yeah, I know the addiction of playing MMORPG’s, because when you level up sufficiently, it seems a waste to delete that character. I remember waaay back when I played Earth & Beyond and reached level 145 or so (I think they capped it at 150). Started out as a Terran Trader, and ended up making stuff at 200% (default when you buy stuff is 100%, then you can ‘upgrade’ when you get the skills to max 200% ). Super-cheap for me to make super-enhanced weapons and shields for friends. They shut it down after 2 years, sadly, by EA. One of the exciting things was when a group could form a formation and do a quest that was impossible to do alone, by sharing firepower and shields. But all in all was powerful enough to go everywhere and pounce the NPC’s that dared to rear it’s ugly enemy-head. Switched to test the other two factions, but being TT was my favorite.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I’ve never played WOW, but if you’re downloading the demo from anywhere other than its official site, you’re probably running a big risk.  And if this was some sort of hack that was supposed to modify the demo, that’s even riskier. Just buy the full game instead of trying to get something for nothing.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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LeatherGryphon - 20 June 2012 07:00 AM

I really really just don’t understand the need for computer games, Never did!  And that applies especially to massive player online games.  ohh A waste of creative effort on part of the creators and a waste of life for the players.  However, that being said… for one brief period of a few years I enjoyed the Myst series of games as they came out.  I guess because it was a thinking man’s game and not a mindless shoot-em-up, kill every bogey in site and break your thumbs while doing it. tongue rolleye

Personally I don’t understand this attitude at all. I mean same could be said about pretty much anything. Honestly this “3D art stuff” is pretty much as much waste of life as playing any MMO is. Actually I know folks who think people who are into any art are wasting their life when they should be focusing on something productive.


The point is that nothing is a waste of time if you accept enjoyment as a reward for it, and most of things are a waste of time if you merely look into how they can fill the basic needs. You can easily scrap things like art, sports, or any sort of other entertainment from the list then and label them as a waste of life because they are not necessary at all. They are merely things that a lot of people enjoy doing.


I could understand if you said you feel computer games are a waste of life for *you* in a similar manner I view for example sports and TV as a waste of life for me. That does not mean they are a waste of life for others. I for one am happy that people have different tastes. Even if I don’t play WoW and rarely play games nowadays I’d rather play a game any day than for example watch TV or play sports. No need to get judgemental about other people’s enjoyment. oh oh

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Posted: 20 June 2012 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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