Perhaps if Blizzard gets sold, they'll finally do away with RealID. One can hope, hmm... I'm looking forward to MoP, but find it lame that I have to declare that my account is a child's in order to retain some privacy.
I can't wait for monks. 8)
How sweet and honorable to Thailand's third gender that your use of "ladyboy" makes it synonymous with "pretty," "feminine," "girly," and "lovely" when it is normally used by Westerners as some kind of derogatory term. I really like pretty boys like Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp, so I will go check out TERA posthaste. Thanks!
Thank you, Ellipsys, for laying out the matter so succinctly. This "trend" is a problem, as it is indoctrinating us into believing that the protection of anonymity is a bad thing and anti-social.
I signed up for gaming "social networks" a long time ago and haven't been displeased with the people I've found there, in general. However, I will not tie any personal information about myself to a video game or any web site connected with it for any reason. Perhaps I need a new hobby.
Wherever Facebook is required, I am the first to close my door and take my dollars elsewhere, such as to single player games that can be played without an internet connection. That's another, related matter which is driving honest consumers to the piracy sites far more than any form of copy protection has before.
Is this really the new spirit of gaming? Give us your papers and we'll process you? Forget it.
The killing of two RP servers out of three only served to flood the already overcrowded server of Faeblight. There is enough population for two nicely busy RP servers. I give Trion Worlds a raspberry for their ill-conceived handling of the server mergers.
Also, why would TW need so many Trial account servers? There are about six or seven of the dang things!
As much as I would love to return to WoW to play a monk, I can't get over the fact that Blizzard/Activision/Vivendi has repeatedly told the community that they aren't important. They are as arrogant and callous as the "Federal" Reserve and just as apologetic. They are the "fair weathered friend" of the software entertainment industry.
On a purely aesthetic note, I have been waiting for better player models from Blizzard ever since EQII was released. Oh yeah. They were released within a week or so of each other, so I guess I haven't been impressed with WoW's character models from the get-go. However, I thought Blizz did wonders with animation considering how limited their poly counts were. They aimed low and raised the standard of what low could look and act like at the time. Kudos to them for that.
The new champion in that area for MMORPGs is Rift. Even TOR doesn't have the style or fluidity of Rift, though both run extremely well on this five year old system with a two year old vid card. They diverge sharply where customization of your character is concerned, with Rift having far, far more to offer.
Changing the WoW game world was a crazy idea. People love those old world zones. Now that you are going to change their characters under their noses, I think it's not just a crazy idea; it's a stupid idea. Only if you allow for both sets of models, as per EQII, will people breathe easy. Contrary to what the article says, nobody really cares which avatar set you use, be it new, old or alternative as long as they see what they want on their own screen.
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