- 5/10/2013 10:25:53 AM Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
4/25/2013 6:36:47 PM
The scamming isn't on the third party site solely. I agree to sell you something? I give it to you, you don't pay me, or find a way out of it. The transaction happened in game. Guess where the complaints will go? Guess how much yelling there will be if Blizzard doesn't help? Guess what.. Blizzard will actually want to help. To save time and money they created a secure way to prevent this scamming.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/25/2013 6:34:46 PM
I don't think people that disagree with mature language rules have to be habitual cursers. I think some of them are people actively being selfish and not thinking about people who don't think like themselves. This is not a new behavior, and definitely not only on this topic. I think some are hoping the game they are playing is different than it is. I also think some honestly don't realize the audience of people they have hearing the language they are using.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/25/2013 11:14:07 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from AzidonisYou know, I'm done with it. Some of you fan boys are too brainwashed to even carry on a valid discussion about this subject.
I would argue that you might be too enraged to have a valid discussion. I am not seeing much in this thread that looks or resembles fanboyism. Mostly just explaining how it is also why it is. You seem to want to explain why it shouldn't be. That is great. However, you are doing so by ignoring what people are telling you is the reality.
I would also remind you that the mature language filter covers far more than just traditional cussing.
Edit: Argh, double post, I apologize.
4/25/2013 11:08:47 AM
Of course they are warned. That is a standard ESRB warning that content coming from other people's fingers/mouths cannot be controlled. It doesn't mean there are not rules.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
1) Blizzard is not in trouble if someone under the age of 17 is playing the game, only if they sold them the game.
2) It's not about whether someone has been exposed to be a little bit of profanity, it is whether someone should expect it. A rule exists about not swearing using hate speech and various other vulgarities. So a person going into that environment would have the expectation that it would be clear of those things.
Damn is a generally more acceptable curse for use. In fact rating systems I do not believe even mark that against the ratings for mild usage.
4/25/2013 10:51:34 AM
Of course they do. In fact I would guess these are probably some of the more thoroughly read forums. Mostly because they are slower moving but no less passionate.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/25/2013 10:47:55 AM
The game is not Adults only. The game does officially allow Teens to play. You can argue all you want that most teens have seen, know, and say bad words. However it is not yours or anyone else's right to expose them to those words, or concepts(words are more than words after all). You also assume that everyone over the age of 18 that plays WoW/D3 also plays games and watches movies with sex and swearing. That's a fairly narrow viewpoint.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
By and large private communication is not moderated. So if you are in a guild of adults and want to swear, you can, and you can turn the filter off to see it.
4/25/2013 10:28:09 AM
Mature Language filter exists for people to filter out language that they prefer not to see when people decide to break the rules and use it any way. If you disagree with the rule, you are perfectly free to go elsewhere that does not have that rule. You are also free to argue for why the rule should not exist. You are even free to break the rule, and then get punished for it.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/25/2013 10:24:28 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from BagstoneQuote from xspeedballxInstead of worrying that some other handle on the internet is getting attention, contribute to the conversation. Add and expand on the ideas. Make them better. Be happy the idea has attention.
The problem is that a well-presented "bad" idea can't be trumped by a badly presented better idea. Example: politics... it's not about what you say, but how you say it.
Besides, if you present ready-made patch notes you don't leave much room for conversation. "Hey, here's my idea: X, Y, and Z. What do you think?" gives people more opportunities for feedback than "Hey, I have a dream and here's my awesome shiny Photoshop of it." What are you gonna say? "Well, you know, the pixels are nice, but please stop dreaming?"
I think his points are valid. And I also understand if someone is upset if his work was plagiarized (didn't check though). It's definitely not new, so all the +1's are for the Photoshops.
I agree. Marketing is what it is. Whining about it and saying "but but but MY POST TOO!!!"(not saying that is how Lizardo came across necessarily) just makes it worse though. Now you are adding nothing to the conversation, devaluing your opinions in the eyes of true believers(the people who bought the marketing the moment they opened the post), devalued your opinions to skeptics as well.
Whether a post presents room for discussion or not, a discussion can happen with or without the blessing of the OP. Pretty much how things happen. It is up to the posters to choose to improve upon it. Then the now thinktanked idea can be re-presented. The old one will be forgotten and someone else gets the "credit". For whatever that credit is worth.
It is perfectly possible for a rational mind to ignore the sheep +1'ing for pretty pictures and to discuss the contents, as infuriating as it can be to actively participate in a thread where rationality of many has been turned off.
4/25/2013 9:47:29 AM
PL100: June 15thPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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