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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 12:05PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Why are you all so worried about Rift... Just imagine when TOR releases...

Posted: Mar 19th 2011 1:02PM Matix said

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@Joshua Przygocki

With respect, it's not about competition (albeit I agree that TOR is gonna rock and I am SUPER hyped for it!!!).

What it's about is WOW blogs sick of the RIFT SPAM. Commenting on another MMO to compare/contrast a WOW mechanic is one thing, but what these RIFTers are doing is somewhere between unsolicited testimonials to outright cyber graffiti.

That kind of nonsense gets old, FAST. I don't begrudge another game's success yet at the same time, I would expect those games fans to respect me keeping my blog on-topic.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 1:30PM notinterested said

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@Matix If you ask me i say get over it.

Every other game has had to deal with nonstop WoW comparisons, WoW bloggers get a small taste of this for once.

Dunno how long it will last but its nice for once to see the shoe on the other foot.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 1:45PM Alph said

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@Joshua Przygocki

It's about time WoW had some comeuppance. As someone who tried WoW out from the start and never could get into in the least bit, I've had to deal with WoW being brought up in virtually every conversation, during every new game launch etc etc.

Boo-hoo @ WoW... welcome to the other side of the track for once.


One can only imagine what games like Tera, TOR and GW2 will do.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 1:46PM Matix said

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@notinterested

Comparisons are fine. I even defended it, if you read my comment.

I simply support keeping blogs on-topic. To quote Zinn on his blog (following the links in the article) he put it succinctly: "People can (and should) do whatever they like with their blogs." If I want a WOW blog, I should be able to keep it that way without digital vagrants cluttering my blog.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 2:03PM Joshua Przygocki said

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@Matix I'm not looking forward to TOR. I think it is too overhyped. I'm also not saying that TOR is gonna kill WoW. I'm saying there will be so much more TOR news because of the position it is in.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 2:14PM Matix said

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@Joshua Przygocki

OK, I gotcha.

Still, even if I was into SWTOR and hyped up about it after launch, I wouldn't go to WOW blogs and put what amounted to "Play SWTOR Today!" ad-posts all over it.

I try to respect the topic of blogs, and I agree with the right of the blog's owner to keep matters on-topic.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 3:00PM Integral said

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@Joshua Przygocki


You're right man. Those poor guys won't be able to handle it. They'll be like the one guy moving the wrong way in a crowd of Star Wars fanboys =P
Honestly, I think this whole "ban Rift posts" reeks of immaturity. The game just came out. Of COURSE people are going to be talking about it.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 3:08PM Alph said

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@Integral
"reeks of immaturity"
Isn't that the name of the game for that crowd though.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 3:38PM Apakal said

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@Integral

And there are plenty of appropriate, Rift-related places to talk about it.

If you think keeping a blog on topic is immature, I seriously question your definition of maturity.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 7:28PM Joshua Przygocki said

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@Integral You know, I WOULDN'T be surprised if they were truly worried about the stability of WoW. I've seen some hard-core WoW fanboys try Rift just to reassure themselves that it's crap and WoW is the MMO of the gods. They now have 50s and are working on their Tier 2 expert dungeons.
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Posted: Mar 20th 2011 9:07AM Joshua Przygocki said

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@jslim419 You don't seem to understand how advertising on the web works. Usually, the advertising company (most likely google) will post ads on the website based on its topic (Cooking website would have restaurant ads, sports website would have equipment ads, etc.)

WoW is not just WoW, it is an MMO. There are ads for it on other MMO websites, and also ads for other MMOs. A lot of fan run websites, and some blogs(wow.com is run by AOL and does not have direct control over the advertisements displayed) will use an advertisement trading program in which the company will scatter ads for their website across others in exchange for access to advertising on their website. Unless it is a major website like Yahoo or Facebook, the site admins usually won't have direct control over the advertisements.
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Posted: Mar 21st 2011 8:19AM (Unverified) said

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@Joshua Przygocki TOR?
lol?
GW2 is gonna chew it up, then spit it out. same with WoW
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Posted: Mar 21st 2011 1:12PM Misterlee said

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@notinterested

"Every other game has had to deal with nonstop WoW comparisons, WoW bloggers get a small taste of this for once."

My thoughts exactly. 5+ years of non-stop comparisons!
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Posted: Mar 22nd 2011 2:06PM Dragonfire said

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@Alph

So in other words, because you're bitter about not getting into it like everyone else, you want WoW bloggers to suffer.

Look, I'm fine with RIFT taking away some of the attention from WoW. But honestly, seeing all of these RIFT-related post on blogs/forums that are very clearly about WoW, it's getting old.

Yes, you have to deal with all of the stuff about WoW, but guess what? Deal with it... As a WoW player I have to "deal with" all of the stuff about other games, and I'm fine with it.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 1:48PM Crestfallen said

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@Apakal
You're right, and since WoW has an entire Joystick site devoted to it, how about we keep all WoW related crap there.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 12:05PM Beau Hindman said

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I'm curious: can't they play more than one game? An obvious question, I know, but...

Beau

Posted: Mar 19th 2011 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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@Beau Hindman Not everyone has the money or time, so no.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 12:22PM Germaximus said

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@Beau Hindman Nice call, personally i couldnt play both WoW and Rift. I mean if i want to play another WoW game theres literally thousands of free ones just like it. :p
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Posted: Mar 19th 2011 12:23PM Meagen said

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@Beau Hindman It's more than just "playing more than one game", it's spending $15 a month each on two games that are pretty similar in a lot of ways. I can see how someone might not feel like that's worth it.
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