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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    I've never been into WoW that much at all, my roomate in college plays WoW all the time, and it is interesting to watch, but I personally prefer LARPing just because I feel more into the RP / fighting - especially with the boffer combat.
    I have heard of you guys. Looked kinda neat in a geeky sort of way.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have heard of you guys. Looked kinda neat in a geeky sort of way.

    Indeed, it is a LOT of fun too.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Indeed, it is a LOT of fun too.
    I was involved in [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_creative_anachronism"]SCA[/ame] for a short while, which is kinda similar in a way. Kinda neat in a geeky sort of way, though I was too stoned at the time to really remember alot from it.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Heh, you moved it to another thread. 40 human warlock so far.
    How much per hour do you make at your job, and how much gold can you earn in an hour of gathering?

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How much per hour do you make at your job, and how much gold can you earn in an hour of gathering?
    I do harvesting/gathering, mining and skinning, and I dunno really. I never just harvest, I harvest as I do quests, so it really fluctuates. At now 41, I have not quite 300 gold, if that tells you anything.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I was involved in SCA for a short while, which is kinda similar in a way. Kinda neat in a geeky sort of way, though I was too stoned at the time to really remember alot from it.
    In college I play(ed?) two LARPs:

    One was titled Refuge the Chronicles, a high fantasy game where players had to work their way off an island and defeat an alchemist who had taken control of the surrounding mainlands. It was quite interesting, especially when I got to help run the games... I did some very evil things to other players.

    The other I started playing last year was called Systems Malfunction - a very... interesting... sci-fi game. The plotlines kept changing fairly rapidly, so to describe it all would take a lot longer.

    I did try to start my own, and got very far in the testing / development, hopefully I can get it running soon. It is a wacky game that, well, basically uses elements from every slapstick cartoon (Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, etc) you can think of in regards to race, plots, weapons, environment, etc. I have the rulebooks, character sheets, NPC (non-player character sheets), and weapon tags ready alongside my supply of boffer weapons... since the club funding the LARPs on campus didn't really make a "communal" supply of weapons for other, new games, plus I like making them.

    I do hope one day to try NERO - the New England Roleplaying Organization - their games - being weekend length - look quite fun, and I have many friends from college who participate.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do harvesting/gathering, mining and skinning, and I dunno really. I never just harvest, I harvest as I do quests, so it really fluctuates. At now 41, I have not quite 300 gold, if that tells you anything.
    MMO Street - WoW Gold, Vanguard Gold, FFIX Gil

    $30 = 700g, that's your epic land mount in a few levels.

    I personaly don't buy so much gold as to ruin the game. I still do dailys, farm, and sell goods and services, but I do buy gold when the game becomes more work than play.

    I recomend using a pre-paied bebit card, just like you would use pre-paid games cards. Once you pay you get online, hang out in Stormwind, and an in-game toon PMs you. You meet, s/he opens a trade window and KABLAM you a baddess mudda****ah!!

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    MMO Street - WoW Gold, Vanguard Gold, FFIX Gil

    $30 = 700g, that's your epic land mount in a few levels.

    I personaly don't buy so much gold as to ruin the game. I still do dailys, farm, and sell goods and services, but I do buy gold when the game becomes more work than play.

    I recomend using a pre-paied bebit card, just like you would use pre-paid games cards. Once you pay you get online, hang out in Stormwind, and an in-game toon PMs you. You meet, s/he opens a trade window and KABLAM you a baddess mudda****ah!!

    Ewww.

    I hate with a passion that people use services like that. If I cannot accomplish something by my own skills, then I don't want to accomplish it at all.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Ewww.

    I hate with a passion that people use services like that. If I cannot accomplish something by my own skills, then I don't want to accomplish it at all.
    You think it's a lack of skill that atracts the avarage buyer?

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You think it's a lack of skill that atracts the avarage buyer?
    No, probably lack of time more than anything else.

    I started playing Everquest in 2001. When I started, I knew next to nothing about computer games, the internet, or online games. When I quit finally in 2007, I was in the top 10 serverwide for my class. I am able to spend the time, and have the ability to succeed without spending real money to buy gold...which I could not afford right now if I wanted too anyway.

    Admittedly, it's easy for me with the time on my hands and the experience at MMOs and my abilities at them to look down on services like the one you linked, and possibly unfair as well.

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