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Someone will die if you play another MMO

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  • StizzledStizzled Member RarePosts: 1,979

    Originally posted by therez0

    I wonder how fast I could press the button 7 billion times...

     That wouldn't leave anyone to play MMOs with though.

  • immodiumimmodium Member RarePosts: 2,604

    Just 1 person? nope.

    Half the population of earth? probably.

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  • mrw0lfmrw0lf Member Posts: 2,269

    Originally posted by ZoeMcCloskey

    Originally posted by mrw0lf


     

    Valuing your own life over that of others is fine (maybe). The only thing preventing you from ending the life of another person is the fear that it may result in the end of your own, is pretty fkin sad.

    Nothing to do with fear at all.  Only to do with the likely manipulation being played upon you and the outcome of it.  You will note I never actually said I cared or did not care that someone was going to die, you put those words in my mouth for me.

    I didn't put those words in your mouth, I didn't even type the word care. It's a moral 'choice' and a balance of the value upon which you put to certain things. The reply to your post was based on the implication you made that it wasn't the act of killing a stranger which was necassarily the deterent but the possibility that it could end in your own death. Even needing to make that point, beyond the death of a stanger at your own hands, should surely then make any other consideration irrelevant.

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  • SouldrainerSouldrainer Member Posts: 1,857

    Originally posted by MrMxyzptlk

    This question is based on the short story "The box".

     

    Your internet breaks down one day.  You call up your internet company to come fix it. A strange man appears at your door within the hour and claims to be the repair guy. He replaces your modem with an odd looking box with a large button on top. He tells you that your internet is fixed but in order to play another MMO again you would have to push the button on top. He warns that if you do..someone that you don't know will die in real life.

     MAYBE!

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  • lathaanlathaan Member UncommonPosts: 476

    Originally posted by just2duh

    Originally posted by lathaan

    i dont give a damn on human beeings, but i looove mmo's :D

      Would you care if someone else pushed that button, and that person to die happened to be you?

     Not many seem to be taking this hypothetical situation very seriously lol :( Props to the OP for this post though, should be quite interesting to watch.

     why should i? you self are the only one who doesnt suffer from your own death ;)   I'm dead then, so what do i care that i'm dead? the only ones who could be interested in the event would be friends and family, but not myself.

    Now if you ask me if i'm worried about someone pressing the button and thereby killing my GF - thats another story, as I would suffer, and so it would count for me.

     

    quite interesting topic tbh ^^

  • CeridithCeridith Member UncommonPosts: 2,980

    I wouldn't push the button.

     

    I have to say though... this ISP in question sounds about as evil as my current one.

  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,430

    Of course I wouldnt push.

    I'd get a real modem.

    And if I cant, well, as long as I'm not getting cut off from sex, I think I'll be fine.

    Please set a sig so I can read your posting even if somebody "agreed" etc with it. Thanks.
  • MMOExposedMMOExposed Member RarePosts: 7,113

    I play games in LIFE

     

    so tham means

     

    Life>Games

     

    I would call up that guy and report his ass, and get real internet

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  • LadyAlibiLadyAlibi Member UncommonPosts: 297

    I voted "No". If it would spare someone's life, I could walk away from MMOs. I have other hobbies anyway. Easy come, easy go.

  • sungodrasungodra Member Posts: 1,376

    There is no way in hell I would do it.   First off this would never happen, but if something like this would happen? I am not that much of a nerd that I would rather people die so that I can play my online games.    That just seems rather silly , selfish , and childish if you ask me.

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  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper Member CommonPosts: 2,751

    Beat the guy to death with the box.

    Sell box.

    Call out for another modem.

    Profit.

    "Come and have a look at what you could have won."

  • LadyAlibiLadyAlibi Member UncommonPosts: 297

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    I wouldn't push the button.

     

    I have to say though... this ISP in question sounds about as evil as my current one.

     

    Not to get all FB on ya, but I sometimes wish posts had a "like" button. I'd push that button. Not just for the quoted post, but a lot. Many people on this site make me laugh. 

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  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Member UncommonPosts: 1,372

    Originally posted by mrw0lf

    Originally posted by ZoeMcCloskey


    Originally posted by mrw0lf


     

    Valuing your own life over that of others is fine (maybe). The only thing preventing you from ending the life of another person is the fear that it may result in the end of your own, is pretty fkin sad.

    Nothing to do with fear at all.  Only to do with the likely manipulation being played upon you and the outcome of it.  You will note I never actually said I cared or did not care that someone was going to die, you put those words in my mouth for me.

    I didn't put those words in your mouth, I didn't even type the word care. It's a moral 'choice' and a balance of the value upon which you put to certain things. The reply to your post was based on the implication you made that it wasn't the act of killing a stranger which was necassarily the deterent but the possibility that it could end in your own death. Even needing to make that point, beyond the death of a stanger at your own hands, should surely then make any other consideration irrelevant.

    Perhaps so or perhaps I just see it as a scheme meant to show you that pushing the button to kill someone else is as good as pushing the button to kill yourself.  Thus the entire point of it is to show people that other people do matter and should not be killed due to greed or gaining something for themselves.  Because in the end that may just come back to haunt them when their disregard for the lives of other people in turn ends with others disregarding theirs too.

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  • MadimorgaMadimorga Member UncommonPosts: 1,920

    No, but if a random troll would die if I played another MMO.  I'd download mmorpg.com's entire list and hope the joker with the box meant someone would die every time I played another MMO.

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  • FreeBooteRFreeBooteR Member Posts: 333

    Poll at 50/50 with 80 votes. We have some nasty people on this forum.

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  • Sid_ViciousSid_Vicious Member UncommonPosts: 2,155

    Originally posted by FreeBooteR

    Poll at 50/50 with 80 votes. We have some nasty people on this forum.

    LOL thats what I was just thinking . .. and a lot of people who did not watch 'the box'

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  • ReklawReklaw Member UncommonPosts: 6,495

    Anyone remembers the original in the Twillight Zone from back in the 80's?

  • CeridithCeridith Member UncommonPosts: 2,980

    Originally posted by Reklaw

    Anyone remembers the original in the Twillight Zone from back in the 80's?

    I hear there's a gremlin on the side of your plane.

  • MuffinStumpMuffinStump Member UncommonPosts: 474

    Scenarios like this always assume people will stand there listening to some monologue about the 'game' they are about to play. No.

    Some strange man even starts to propose anything other than installing what has previously been agreed upon is thrown out. I don't listen to door to door salesman, street con artists, or internet scams. Some jibber jabber about 'the button' and you end up head down on my porch. Threaten me with death from some hidden death squad if I don't comply and I subdue you until my brothers can come over and we decide where to start....okay I am getting carried away. hehe

    Now, of course this doesn't translate well to a storyline as in so many movies where someone runs up and yells "The aliens are attacking! We need to get down to the stadium!" your reply is "Let me get my coat and rifle!" obviously. :/

    I'm reminded of the lengthy scene in Shaun of the Dead where the zombie apocalypse is happening all around him as he casually walks his normal route to the local convenience store.

    The suspension of disbelief required for many of these constructs is mind boggling even to set up a moral fable. Might as well be a game of 'would you rather'.

    In other words, it is easy to ask someone to pull a virtual trigger and get many saying 'yes' but when the gun is sighted most will refuse to pull...unless appropriately threatened.

  • jaxsundanejaxsundane Member Posts: 2,776

    Originally posted by MrMxyzptlk

    This question is based on the short story "The box".

     

    Your internet breaks down one day.  You call up your internet company to come fix it. A strange man appears at your door within the hour and claims to be the repair guy. He replaces your modem with an odd looking box with a large button on top. He tells you that your internet is fixed but in order to play another MMO again you would have to push the button on top. He warns that if you do..someone that you don't know will die in real life.

     I voted yes but not because I'm evil but because I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday, that can't happen and if they did die I'd send them after his creepy old ass.

    but yeah, to call this game Fantastic is like calling Twilight the Godfather of vampire movies....

  • GundricGundric Member UncommonPosts: 344

    can I push it more than once?

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member EpicPosts: 7,145

    I pushed the button 14 times.

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Member Posts: 2,697

    A person dies in this world what every 2-3 seconds? by pushing a button 1 person will die once, to be very blunt it wouldn't really effect me very much. A couple people died while I was typing this.

  • GTwanderGTwander Member UncommonPosts: 6,035

    I would throw it at the dude so the button is pressed on impact, then tell him "how's it feel to be a murderer?".

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member EpicPosts: 7,145

    Originally posted by GTwander

    I would throw it at the dude so the button is pressed on impact, then tell him "how's it feel to be a murderer?".

    Lol. I like that move.

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