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Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:05AM DarthCheese said

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/facepalm

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:10AM Dril said

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I have but one thing to say:
What a titanic arsehole.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:10AM OmegaDestroyer said

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It's lawsuits like this that make me ashamed to be a lawyer.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 1:55PM DevilSei said

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Dio, consider this. If NCSoft didn't have lawyers to defend them from this guy and his lawyer, then every one of us would be free to sue NCSofts pants off for one reason or another.

And Omega, here here, its not just the lawsuit, but the person pushing it and the judge supporting it. Days like this, makes me wish I could find Justice and smack her around til the blindfold pops off...
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Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:10AM Dirame said

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/Epic facepalm

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:13AM Crabtree said

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I'm curious how someone might argue that a game is too addictive by design. Wouldn't that implicate every casino in the US? And those have been around a lot longer than MMOs. This is ridiculous, in my opinion.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:14AM kasapina said

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Wow, there are some ridiculous judges out there, for this one to actually be taken seriously.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:15AM (Unverified) said

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Look out Blizzard.... ;-)

Posted: Aug 25th 2010 12:01AM Nipah said

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In Blizzard's defense, they have a "go outside and don't play WoW all the time" tip on their loading screen.
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Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:16AM wjowski said

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...I'd call Lineage 2 the opposite of addicting. As in it could quite possibly turn you of MMOs forever.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:18AM gildhur said

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In a word: NO.

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:19AM (Unverified) said

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You have to be kidding me /facepalm

It was his choice to play those hours and neglect his real life, no one made you play. Yes very coincidential that he was banned and now the lawsuit, quite QQ about your account. It was your own fault for buying credits online. There is no common sense in the legal world anymore. The judge for allowing it and the guy filing the suit are losers

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:18AM DarkMellie said

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What a wanker... and I'm only talking about the judge!

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:19AM Tom in VA said

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Another idiotic lawsuit by a fool that cannot control himself.

I hope he gets penalized big time for this frivolous and transparent grab at money.

Posted: Aug 24th 2010 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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Extra Extra read all about it

Man sues God for addiction to air and water

God is not amused.



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Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:22AM Holgranth said

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Well I got to say that is pathetic. Personal responsibility is dieing or somthing. Self control is no longer a factor in our modern........... *thinks of the Romans* Belay that.

We are just as !@$^ed up as ever I guess. If this dude wins that is a HORRIBLE precident fore about a million more lawsuits.

In my opinion 95% of people that claim to be "addicted" are merely using that claim to justify their lifestyle. If the were "weak willed" or "lazy" it would be their own fault right? But since they are "adicted" its out of their control, not their responsibility, "I am a victem somone else is to blame."


I know I used games as a dodge when I was a teenager. It wasn't that I was addicted I just didn't have the drive to get stuff done so I would procrastinate and play games instead.

If I didn't play games I would read a book, or watch a movie, or download stuff off dial-up internet. It wasn't the games or the movies or the internet that was to blame, I was just lazy.

Sure there are addicts out there, but they are a tiny minority. Gamers and their familys scream, 'addiction!' To transfer the blame to somone else.

Posted: Aug 21st 2010 9:02AM mysecretid said

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Must agree Holgar -- the more people use the word "addiction" to cover up the fact that they created their own problems in a normal fashion -- the harder it becomes for people who have genuine addictions to get the attention and assistance they truly need.
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Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:23AM (Unverified) said

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so because this person couldn't manage his time, it's NCs' fault? u gotta be shittin me. seriously. you can really sued anyone for anything here in America. This reminds me of the lawsuit with the fast food restaurants. It's call management people need to l2use it

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:27AM Sylvurdragon said

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Ok...seriously? This is why tort reform is necessary. What if this actually goes through, and some hot-shot attorney is able to sway the judge to rule on behalf of the Plaintiff. Imagine what this would do to the MMO Community. Noone will every put blame on themselves and every parent who should be knocked for bad parenting will suddenly have a case against said mmo and the company it is associated with.

Good bye WoW
Good bye DDO
Good bye LoTro
Good bye City of Heroes & Champions online.

Noone will want to invest in an MMO simply on the grounds that they would have the risk of this happening to them

I really hope that this doesn't grow legs...

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:48AM DarthCheese said

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Exactly.

Makes you wonder, what is he really trying to achieve?

Force MMO developers to make more boring games?

Have the goverment enforce strict laws like in China?

Ban MMOs completely?

Or...

He's just a greedy loser that's too lazy to get a job to pay for his MMOs so he's looking for a quick buck. In a way that could harm the whole MMO community. I don't think you can get more selfish than that.
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