Terlenth

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  1. MMO Elitism - A Major Problem for the Industry?

    Quote:Original post by Cambios Quote:Original post by Terlenth I think the crux of the position on hardcore players versus casual (and the perspective of there being snot nosed elite players) is that there is content that "casual" players want to be able to access. However they don't want to put the time in. And, really the time doesn't need to be all at once like it used to have to be. No, that's not the crux. First of all, these are games we are talking about. "Putting the time in" is a work concept. Second of all, why should these "casuals" have to run the same set of dungeons 20 times each just to have the gear to be able to enjoy the other new content. For a lot of people, 1 or 2 times through the same dungeon is enough and then they want something new. Hard core players (like myself, honestly) don't mind 10+ runs of the same dungeon to get the Cloak of Super Critical Hits. As I said before, it's the HOBBY concept. I have yet to meet ANYONE who does not "put the time in" for their hobby. And, if you don't think that. Then name a hobby you don't put the time in for? I'll list my hobbies: -Running (4-5 hours a week) -Ultimate (6-8 hours a week) -Working out (6-8 hours a week) -Gaming (this one is the variant) And, for the same activities I'll do the same thing over and over again. Everything in life requires you put some time into it to do it. That's how it is.
  2. MMO Elitism - A Major Problem for the Industry?

    I think the crux of the position on hardcore players versus casual (and the perspective of there being snot nosed elite players) is that there is content that "casual" players want to be able to access. However they don't want to put the time in. And, really the time doesn't need to be all at once like it used to have to be. The issue that "hardcore" raid groups don't want "casuals" is due to the attitude from the "casual" players that they deserve to be dragged along (and I do mean dragged as the vast majority of "casual" players tend to make the small mistakes that cause a 2 hour run to be an 8 hour run). No one "deserves" anything in this world. You got to work at it. And I think most "casual" stick around because there's enjoyment still to be had out there. Just in different ways. Plus some even hope that they'll be the "elite" at some point or other...
  3. Pop goes the speakers.

    The other option, though I'm not sure if you're experiencing this or not (I am however) are intermittent pops... It's somewhat rhythmic but will go away occasionally. It's not quick but it's about a pop a second or so. If that's the case (at least from my limited understanding of speakers and what happened the last time I experienced it). Might be time for new speakers...
  4. MMO Elitism - A Major Problem for the Industry?

    I know I'm going to come off as the elitist gamer that I used to be but. Reading up on any hobby is the norm. Especially if you want to be really good at it. And that in my perspective is what gaming is, a hobby. I also play Ultimate and guess what? I read up on everything I can about throwing techniques and then I practice them. Why? So that I can be better at it. There will always be someone out there who's done it first or can do it better than you. Or even just people out there who will discuss their own points of view. That's what makes you better. In reference to WoW, yes there are people out there that want you to have read up on things. Why? So that they can play the game too. To them playing the game doesn't involve constantly restarting the same encounter countless times due to mistakes that are easily corrected. Anyone, and I mean anyone can raid as long as they put the reading in. It really isn't that hard a game...
  5. Snow driving

    Quote:Original post by Mithrandir Quote:Original post by Talroth Biggest and best tip I've ever heard for driving in bad weather? DON'T No, really, if it is bad weather with hazardous driving conditions, then keep your ass home. Sorry, some of us have jobs we need to keep. Remember, this is capitalism in a recession. Workers who are too scared to come into work because of a little bad weather will have that counted against them when it comes time to do the next round of layoffs. Sucks to work where you do... As I know and have been told by my employers they'd rather I take a day off (work from home if possible) than wind up in a ditch because of some idiot who doesn't know how to drive in the snow. Last Friday there were a tonne of collisions, spin-outs and plows driving snow off an overpass onto the freeway below... Happened Sunday as well (just not as badly) and it looks like it'll happen again today as well (also not as badly). I came into work against my employers wishes because I have things to do... But, was told that I should stay home due to weather...
  6. WoW: Wrath of Lich King

    Quote:Original post by NBlaine I understand where you're coming from. I don't mind discussing it or listening to other discuss it, but in moderation. I just start having a problem with it when it's the only thing talked about "around the water cooler", you know what I mean? :) I hear ya. By the way, did you hear the Naxx is uber easy... I mean... Wait wrong water cooler ;)
  7. WoW: Wrath of Lich King

    Quote:Original post by NBlaine Quote:Original post by Iron Chef Carnage My pal across town pretty much fell off the radar at midnight on release day, and was out of the world for a few days. He's back to a fairly regular pattern of playing and inhabiting the really real world, but for a while he was totally unable to discuss anything else. Infuriating. I had some co-workers at a previous job that would do this. All they would talk about was WoW. And I agree that it is infuriating. I play WoW, but I consider myself more a casual player (I play primarily in the evenings after work for an hour or so and on the weekends; will take me weeks to get to 70 let alone 80 lol, I'm still in the 60's). Well again, from this perspective... It's the same as someone talking about their fantasy football league, or their woodworking hobby. People tend to talk about their hobbies with other people who share said hobby. I knew a lot of people who found that exceedingly annoying and that's because they either weren't interested in it or didn't understand it. For me it's the same if a bunch of people start going off about fantasy football or some other hobby of which I know absolutely nothing or care to know absolutely nothing
  8. WoW: Wrath of Lich King

    I'm a bit of a "WoW Head". I wouldn't say I'm necessarily addicted, but I do partake in raid content and so forth. I had my wisdom teeth the day after the release (completely coincidental actually) and ended up being able to level to 80 while under the influence of Vicodin(sp?). Really, you can and pretty much do level up by completing quests. It's a heck of a lot quicker and more fun than just the grind. The expansion is really fun, and it's definitely not the same learning curve as the other two versions. There's a lot more flexibility and ease to it these days. Quote:Original post by polymorphed Quote:Original post by Sirisian Only 1 level 70? From watching my friends play the game and talking about all their 70s and such I've been told it only takes 3 weeks to get a level 70. I mean this girl that I went to highschool with started playing WoW and hit level 70 after a month of just playing casually. One thing is for sure, the word "casual" has different meanings in the real world and WoW world. I once knew a guy who considered 10 hours a day to be a sane amount of gaming time. Oh and those 3 weeks to reach level 70...that REALLY IS 3 weeks, all 504 hours of 'em. [grin] I know I'm a stickler for details, but it definitely does not take 21 days to level like that... 5 days of game time maybe 7 to level from 1 to 70. I won't say that the girl who leveled in 3 weeks was necessarily being casual about it all as that would mean about 8 hours a day... [grin] For most people, including myself, it's a hobby where you get to interact with people and have a bit of fun. yeah, our sense of fun MAY be completely messed up... But, we like it. Quote:Original post by Nytegard Honestly, I use to play WoW, and I did quit and am never coming back. Despite my feelings about the game, it wasn't WoW that drove me away. It was the community. (Nothing against the people who play it here, but it was with the people who existed on my server.) Just out of curiousity... but you didn't happen to play on Dethecus did you?
  9. Podcast Webcomic

    Hey all, I figured I should ask here as this is a pretty good smattering of different styles and such (and the reason for using this forum is that I didn't really see another forum this would fall into). I've been writing this story for about 7 or 8 years now, point form mainly, going back and forth, getting busy etc. But, now I'd like to actually sit down and do something with it. What I was thinking was to do a "Radio Show" style, similar to the War of the Worlds type deal, podcast of the story. It's mainly a chronicle of events as seen by one of the characters. The main reason for this is, I haven't seen much of that out there... I'm not particularly confident in my own writing skills to be able to properly write a blog to this extent, and my artistic skills are non-existent. So, I guess my question is... In lieu of a webcomic, would people be interested in seeing the above come to life. That is, a 1 - 2 minute podcast (maybe more, just not sure really yet as to format) of someone telling a story. Thanks for the input, and if there is a more appropriate forum for this please point me in that direction.
  10. World of Warcraft Players Unite

    Galirn - Lvl 70 Alliance Shaman, Dethecus Galirn - Lvl 60 Alliance Paladin, Argent Dawn And various mini-alts that I don't spend too much time playing. Don't have many stories either... Played since Open Beta, taking breaks here and there.
  11. Quote:Original post by Promit Personally I always thought sleep didn't take up enough of my time.Quote:now: 12 hrs work 8 hrs off 4 hrs sleepSo...game industry stays exactly the same? They'd remove time somewhere ;)
  12. Show Your Cooking Skills

    Quote:Original post by Moe I'll have to remember to post my pizza dough recipe. It's brain-dead simple, and seems quite difficult to screw up. Would be nice, kind of made a huge mess when trying to pull it together... Though me and flour don't seem to like to mix too much... lol
  13. Show Your Cooking Skills

    Quote:Original post by programmermattc Quote:Original post by Terlenth Also made a homemade pizza with Alfredo sauce, chicken, mushrooms, onions, feta cheese, spinach and garlic. That sounds awesome! Do you make your own dough or buy pizza dough? The recipe I'm making next weekend is basically a sort of pizza and has a recipe for my own dough but I'm wondering if it'll turn out. It requires a standing mixer (which I don't have) to add certain ingredients slowly as it's being mixed, I hope I can just work the dough as I add these items... Made the dough... that was tough... though you can make it both ways really.
  14. Interviewees wanted: Race and Videogames

    Quote:Original post by PlayMag Quote:Original post by Daaark You want to see racism in games? There is a guy who released a game a few years ago where you run around shooting black people who make ape noises. Thank god I don't remember the name of it, but, it might be something you would want to consider in your article, if it's not just interviews. Ah yes, that's Ethnic Cleansing, I'm quite familiar with it! Charming game. Out of curiousity, which area of games are you looking at. The Dev industry or the games themselves? Are you looking at consoles? Or are you looking at PC? These questions will also probably have a bearing on your article that you may or may not expect.
  15. Show Your Cooking Skills

    Few of my favourite recent recipés would be: Paprika Chicken Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic Also made a homemade pizza with Alfredo sauce, chicken, mushrooms, onions, feta cheese, spinach and garlic. If you can't tell, the fiancé and I like garlic and mushrooms lol