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  • UPDATED: Nost Team Makes Good On Threat To Release The Server Code - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

    They have lost every iota of both sympathy and credibility they may have earned in their discussion with Blizzard. I hope Blizzard goes after the "owners" of Nostalrius in every possible legal way.

  • My Grandpa and his Asheron's Call - Asheron's Call Video Podcast

    My dad, who passed away right after Christmas, played Diablo and Diablo 2 up to the day before he died. He was 86. Weirdly, it was he who introduced me to the former that led to this glamorous career. Gaming transcends generations :)
  • Sandi Gardiner Stops Social Media Over Targeted Harrassment

    This just infuriates me. People can claim all day long that this has nothing to do with gender but that is categorically untrue. It has everything to do with the fact that she's a female. Stir in a helping of being a visible personality, Chris Roberts' wife and a member of the Star Citizen team and it's like the perfect storm for haters.

    Ugh. I hope they figure out who it is and sue the ever-living crap out of them.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda - 11 Things to Ease Your Way Into Andromeda - MMORPG.com

    Gorwe said:
    Where's 12?

    12. A bottle of Romulan Ale(guess it's strong enough) to make you forget / adapt to those horrible, uncanny valley facial animations. Come on! SWTOR does a better job of that!
    For Pete's sake. Everyone gets it. Some people don't like the animations. If it's not the game for you, move the heck on and let others enjoy the anticipation and excitement of a new game. *facepalm*
  • Amazon Games' New World is a 17th Century Paranormal MMO - MMORPG.com News

    Nice to see a major, and I mean MAJOR, development studio embracing MMOs, sandbox environments and survival elements. I'm intrigued!
  • If Blizzard Opens Vanilla Servers, Fans Will Have Bigger Problems

    The assumption is always made that the 4-5M players currently involved in WoW are somehow less significant than those who might like to see vanilla servers. That's simply not so. People don't play live versions of WoW because they have to, but because, believe it or not, they want to. Not everyone was enamored of vanilla either.

    Also often dismissed are some of the other amazing moments in WoW's history including what many others (see what I did there?) feel is the best expansion ever, Wrath of the Lich King. 

    The bottom line is that the expansions since vanilla and up through Cata have been very successful and even through WoD, players continue to play and not because they "don't know better" or never experienced vanilla, which is an elitist line of thought. Many people today play WoW because it's fun an enjoyable to them. Who's to say that vanilla is better or worse, for that matter. They are two different states of the same game, much as raw cookie dough is a different state than the baked thing. Both have good flavor but don't appeal to everyone.

    With Legion's launch less than 6 months away, it's unlikely that anything will come out of all of this for at least another year.
  • PC Gamer: " There's something strange about Ashes of Creation. "

    Galadourn said:
    is this really so much of an issue to start a crusade against it?
    " All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. "
    Please. Real evil exists in the world. Take a look at some of the horrific events being reported in your newspaper today or on your favorite news channel.

    What you are concerned about may or may not be true. Nothing has been proven, just a lot of virtual ink on these forums and elsewhere without any substantive proof of any wrong-doing. I'm sure if there was any legal justification for most of what has been launched at Intrepid, someone would have taken it to the next step.

    Ashes of Creation's fund raising doesn't even begin to approach evil.

    And as an aside: Caution in all crowd funding is always prudent. That's simply common sense.
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  • Relaunching with a New Name: Secret World Legends - The Secret World - MMORPG.com

    DMKano said:
    Combat remains unchanged?
    If you read the article, it says very clearly (and on their site) that combat has been reworked.
  • Nostalrius Devs Ask New Server Hosts to Stop Using Code - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

    There are no words really. I do wonder what type of thumb screws they've been subjected to by Blizzard? 
    They had the power. They gave it away. Now they want it back. Oh the irony.
  • New Jersey Homeowner Files Lawsuit Against Niantic

    AHHA! the truth's out!

    "At least five individuals
    knocked on Plaintiff’s door and asked for access to Plaintiff’s backyard in order to “catch”
    Pokémon that the game had placed at Plaintiff’s residence in West Orange, New Jersey
     — without Plaintiff’s permission "

    So we can see here that HE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT A POKESTOP!
    He's talking about just normal pokemon!  
      /facepalm.



    Edit:  taken from here https://www.scribd.com/document/319964590/Pokemon-Go-lawsuit#from_embed?keyword=4417&content=10079&ad_group=Online+Tracking+Link&campaign=Skimbit%2C+Ltd.&source=impactradius&medium=affiliate&irgwc=1
    Which is linked in the OP


    So since this lawsuit is based on incorrect information I wonder what will happen when someone explains to him that pokemon can spawn literally anywhere in the world?
    Your vigorous defense of Pokemon Go is interesting. ;)

    The point still stands that this game has created a subset of individuals who believe they have the right to trample the privacy rights of the vast vast majority of the  world. Niantic created the situation and should be held accountable, if not financially, then at least ethically.