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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:04AM Floop the Squirrel said

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Being a squirrel, I disapprove of critter killers.

I get twitchy around adventurers all the time.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 5:45PM sortius said

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@Floop the Squirrel You don't want to know how many of your kind I've slaughtered.

When I played WoW I used to kill a squirrel & then hug it while dead to get both achievements.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:09AM Dumac said

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Critters are instruments of evil. Games condition you to kill EVERYTHING that moves, and then a designer puts a cat in front of you. That's nothing but torture!

Sometimes i do it impulsively, sometimes out of boredom. I always feel bad about it. :(

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:13AM fodder650 said

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After fighting things that with big nasty teeth and standing up to the Ravenous Bug Blatter Beast of Trall. It's nice to see what your new spell does against a couple bugs.

I myself prefer to kill level 1 deer in games. This is to stop them from running out in front of cars in my fantasy games. I am providing a service this way

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:14AM The Ogre said

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PETA would hate me. Especially if I'm playing RIFT where there's two achievements for killing critters (you have to loot a Critter Tear from each type of Critter, and it normally takes a half-dozen or more kills before a Tear will drop, for the first one, and the other one is for looting *20* Squirrel Tears) that I go for on every character. :)

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:15AM Raikulxox said

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Yes. And proud of it.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:20AM pcgneurotic said

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I do it in WoW to the bunnies and squirrels because I love the way they leap straight up in the air then slam down to the ground, dead. Makes me laugh every time, great animation that - possible one of the best death anims of all time. :D

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:21AM eLdritchZ said

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Well, Critters are cute... they're fluffy... they have big glisteny eyes.... you think eLdritch cares? eLdritch don't give a damn! :P

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:36AM PaterFrog said

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Standard procedure: /hug - snipe shot.
Quite the twisted pleasure.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:41AM cowboyhugbees said

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NO, AND I LOOK DOWN UPON THEE IF THY COMMIT SUCH ATROCITIES.

Seriously man, go kill goblins or something.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 11:41AM Saker said

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@cowboyhugbees I'm with you! Leave those poor critters alone!
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:46AM dudes said

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Well, ya know those cows can be skinned for leather..

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 6:43PM drunkingamebar said

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@dudes and the sheep drop wool, which in late wotlk into cata sold for about 90g a stack. :)

On topic.. Only one way to get the armadillo in WoW so uh.. yeah I kill critters!

Mostly penguins, I know, I am going to hell for it..
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 8:51AM Spacegrass said

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Lately I've been playing Lord of the Rings Online, and one of the disappointing things about it is that critters can't be harmed. I miss running around in Rift, butchering small animals for their tears.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:14AM PiRunner said

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@Spacegrass
You can harm the criters, I do so all the time. The thing is I think some classes and races can't. Elves I don't think can, but my dwarf is constantly mowing critters down.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 10:00AM PaterFrog said

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@PiRunner WTB critter mower
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:45AM FrostPaw said

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I do....one hit kills are always fun as you are passing by. Although I think it would be hilarious if occasionaly a random critter when hit struck back for 10,000 damage or something that instantly kills the player instead :-)

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:47AM UnknownUser said

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I had my fill of bunny bashing in UO. That's doesn't mean that I'm not silently amused when one of my AOE's catches a few wandering pests.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 9:51AM Irem said

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I can't. D: I go out of my way to avoid killing them.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2011 10:07AM (Unverified) said

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While I don't go out of my way to target them, I often have abilities with a lot of aoe, so I end up slaughtering many as a part of regular play. They are innocent bystanders, but they pad my numbers regardless.

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