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Originally posted by ColdmeatOriginally posted by gestalt11Originally posted by ColdmeatOriginally posted by gestalt11Originally posted by mrotsBlizz did a wonderfull job with wow i admit , they went right to the core of human nature , thats why it's popular. Myself i could not stand the horrible attitude most wow players seem to have. crying over everything and being selfish and greedy.
Fixed that for you.
With the exception of oddball MMOs like Second Life, which is less a game, more a glorified chat room, I can't really think of any MMO that isn't about whack a foozle for xp and gear to whack bigger foozles. Eve, and CoX take a slightly different approach to the usual advancement track, but they still involve the 'upgrade yourself via loot' principle.
Loot whoring, however is not native to a particular game. That's a wholly player derived objective. Some people just have to be on the bleeding egde, gear wise, or whatever, so they can run around waving their epeens. I imagine there are people like that even in Eve, or CoX, where loot is a bit more secondary. And greed? Certainly not unique to MMOs. They just give a stage to people that are unable to be in government, or the corporate board room, so that they too can screw others over for one more penny.
WoW probably doesn't have any more immature players than other games. The reason people make these cracks about 12 year olds ( I admit I do to my friends all the time) is because the game is a very soft MMORPG. Don't go getting all teary eyed because I call it a soft MMORPG, that's what it is. It is not "hard-core" and some people (typically the immature ones) take offense to the fact that one could call their beloved WoW soft and not classify it as a hardcore MMORPG like the orginal UO or EQ. It's that light-hearted aspect of the game that ropes people in and so if it works stick with it. Blizzard created a solid product that people enjoy, but don't go as far to claim that it is some hard core, serious, in depth MMORPG because that it is not. This is why ppl say all 12 year olds play it, because 12 year olds CAN play it suceed in the game unlike other MMORPGs.
WoW has a characteristic about it that makes you want to be what some would call immature. Because I never felt I was ever at risk of losing anyhting when playing I enjoyed the joking side of WoW that others claimed was being a 12 year old lol.
Originally posted by Amathe There are children who are international grand masters at chess. I guess chess is a simple game for kids.
Originally posted by shadowdeath0 I played WOW for about a year, and i do gotta say, that it is for the younger ones but the game is content with things, besides a bad community( which support doesnt get back to you untill the next year). you know your kinda right, the people that play WOW just thrash each other. I mean yea their are little kids that should learn manners but if your mature and play this game and like it. Then go for it, im just saying that all the kids that play it should learn some manners.
Theres About 14.....12Year Olds In My School That Plays WoW
About 4 Are 13
And 6 Are 14
I Am 14.
And I Say This Game Is Played By 12Year Olds The Most
Cause Come On Dwarfs And Elfs And All That Other Crap Of Course Its For 12Year Olds
Get Used To It Cause More And More Younger Kids Are Ganna Be Playin WoW
Yes 12Year olds Are Immature They Think There Being Funny Tho Just Say Your Not Funny Dumb***
Then They Might Quit Or They Will Diss YOur Mom But They Dont Do That To Me Ill Make Beat There *** up
Starwars Galaxies, An Empier Diveded, That's what it says on my box anyway.
There are those of many ages. I have played many MMOs and am a lot older than 12. In fact, my 8 year old plays occasionally, if I'm there to help her.
Blizzard did say initially when the game first came out that many players were those that had never played MMOs but had played other Blizzard games (Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft series).
Who cares if 12 year olds play. It's a great way to learn teamwork and communication. If you don't want to deal with those that are annoying (and many are over 12), then there's always the /ignore option.