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Posted: Jan 8th 2010 12:07PM (Unverified) said

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Our society sadly is becoming hostile to the notion that people can agree to disagree on something. All to often, whether it regards politics, religion, social group, or choice of hobbies, etc., the world becomes polarized between those "loyal allies," who agree with you completely, and the "idiots," who are demonized for simply seeing things differently. If we can't accept differing opinions on something as simple as what games we play, it does not bode well that civilization can tackle the bigger problems that we face.

Posted: Jan 8th 2010 7:55PM (Unverified) said

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a well, having played WoW (german) between oct. 2005 and nov. 2009, and EVE since dec. 2008, i have to say the behaviour in the forums seems to be the same as the one ingame.

of course there are flamers in EVE too, but compared to the actual WoW even those flames are like professional writing to the attempts of a five year old.

In 2005 i dreaded every time i had to somehow enter the barrens. now with those trading channels (dont know the exact english ingame name) connecting the various races capitals its just simply horrible. 40% of the posts in those chats are insults against a person or their family, 40% are gold offers, 5% are lfg stuff and only the little rest is actual trading related stuff.

this continues in the forums, please drop dead looks like a new greeting, do you honestly expect such people to write useful mails?

in EVE there is spam, but for me the ignore feature is better implanted than in wow, and the isk(eve gold) farmers seem to be on a downslope since summer...

also the tune in the forums is much more mature. even in discussions like "range weapons or near melee weapons in pvp?" or "shield tank or armor tank in pvp" which are passionate you gotta really read all 20 pages of posts (sometimes per day^^) to find an insult, and dont see it in the opening post, or the first reply.

pity i liked wow.


my conclusion: i read the forums of every game i think about playing online, because brainless idiot (aka trolls) just dont post in the forum, they also spam ingame.

i still remember the time in zul farak as a rogue meant he tanks the boss.
i healed him, naturally his death and then the wipe was, in his opinion, my fault.

acted like a babe on drugs in a sandbox, whose castle got smashed.

we killed the boss after his kick just fine btw.

and really who thinks reporting about games is just playing?

The article naturally writes itself, without any error and on time, with logically implanted screenshots and (background)facts, right?

if you find an error, its yours for free.


Posted: Jan 13th 2010 11:37AM (Unverified) said

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This is the reason I turn off any channel that doesn't relate to my guild, my party or my raid. I have no need to read anything else.

Posted: Jan 13th 2010 11:34AM (Unverified) said

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People actually care about games enough to go through the bother of sending an email to some random author who honestly doesn't give a damn whether you think game X is the greatest game ever (I mean ever!).


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