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The World of Warcraft Conspiracy...Subliminal Messaging & Blizzard gold spammers!

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posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



Originally posted by Valhall

LOL - here here. It's okay, they'll get nerfed.



They're copping a big Nerf next patch - or as Blizz would say "a redistribution of talents"

Me, I'm waiting for them to give my Pally a ranged pull. I've had Linkens Boomerang for ever and it takes up a trinket slot....


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.




posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by neformore

Me, I'm waiting for them to give my Pally a ranged pull. I've had Linkens Boomerang for ever and it takes up a trinket slot....


I like my new demonic circle and summon...it comes in real handy when we're about to fight Thaddius because I've learned that white undead girls can't jump. I never can make the jump to the platform the first time and end up in the green goo. If I pop my circle I can just port and try again.

It's a running joke in my guild. If I make the jump the first time the whole raid group cheers in vent.

lol



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:08 PM
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I feel for ya, only having Avengers Shield as a pull sucked back in my days of rolling a tankadin. A ranged pull is kind of nice for all three trees when soloing out in the world w/o the benefit of a partial or full group.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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I play second life, it is
1) free
2) user created, you can build whatever you want
3) you only spend as much money as you want
4) you can EARN money and many people do: art, photography, modeling, clothing, landscaping, hosting, owning a club,escort, managing, whatever,etc
There are also three market companies.
5) there are groups of every kind there, quite a religious crowd, gaming crowd,fashion crowd, business crowd,etc. Many retailers are even setting up in world stores.
I go to the H&R Block Sim to get help with my taxes. I can hear live DJs and musicians. Maybe you can do this in WOW too, never played, didn't want to pay.
6) you can own or rent your own land, and build whatever you want
7) you can make your avatar look however you want with infinite possiblilities
8) dozens if not hundreds of rpg groups.


I heard WOW has a ten day free trial. So I may try it to see how I like the game playing. Thoug I don't know if ten days is enough to get anything out of it.

It doesn't have anything to do with brainwashing. I have alway suspected that people who like rpg and virtual worlds are control freaks. LOL
They like things to happen their way and how they want it.

It allows people to create an alter ego, and be who they want to be, look how they want to look, and do what they would love to be able to do.


Psychologists actually study second life extensively, and plan to implement scenarios and use this safe method to study human behavior. Say if there was a catchy virus, this will show how people may respond. And these experiments may extend int WOW.

I know some VW creators would eventually love to be able to link the different VW together. Want to fight today, go through the door to WOW. Just feel like visiting Venice or Mexico? Go to SL. Want your av to be feel more like a human, go to the sims.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Psychologists actually study second life extensively, and plan to implement scenarios and use this safe method to study human behavior. Say if there was a catchy virus, this will show how people may respond. And these experiments may extend int WOW.


Something similar to this happened (in WoW) before the second expansion was released. There was a virus or plague you would get from a certain boss encounter. This could be spread by being in close proximity to someone. Major cities were nothing more than virus hot spots as it continued to spread. Many people did it intentionally just to grief others. Best thing to do was to stay out of the cities until it blew over.

If I am not mistaken this was in fact studied and similar models models made to replicate potential virus out breaks in the real world.

[edit on 12-1-2009 by Doom and Gloom]



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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I don't think it's much about being a control freak, I'll admit when I first started playing I was all girly about it wanting the prettiest character (Night Elf at the time) but then I realized I hated the way Alliance was so I made a Troll, she looked nothing like me and frankly...I wouldn't want to look like a Troll anyway.

and yes...10 days is plenty...I got hooked on watching my ex raid Molten Core about 3 months after the original game came out.

that's about 4-8 hours of watching btw... so 10 days is plenty lol



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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Please refrain from all of this talk of demons and the dark one please. This is dangerous indeed.

I play WoW maybe 14 hours a day since I lost my job 8 months ago. IMO it has been a real support having the online community and this game. I don't get out much anymore as many of my friends still in work ostracise me for being out of work - online I can be whoever I want so it is much more open and friendly.

I try to get work but TBH in the current economic downturn there's not point - and at least I'm at home playing this game online doing something productive rather than wasting my social cheque on liquor.

Honesty, I think if it wasn't for this game maybe I'd have given up on life and be depressed - I owe it a lot.

I'm happy to pay $15 a month and think the whole trading gold/items thing is fine - you don't HAVE to do it - no one MAKES you. So what is your problem with those of us who chose to from our own free will.

All of my friends are now through Wow, and I've got some amazing buddies there - boys and some cute girls. It's a real community so I don't see what you guys have against it.

Keep up the good work Blizzard I say.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall

Originally posted by Doom and Gloom
Warlocks Pre WoTLK were pew pew. I have put mine on the shelf in lieu of playing a prot warrior of all things, go figure that one.


Well, I'm Affliction/Malediction/Haunt spec'd...so I'm raid assist. I don't bust my bones to get the highest DPS. I like the fact I buff the whole raid group's dps.

DoTs - FTW!


yeah you took my place as the shadow priest in the raid haha

just another factor in why I quit playing lol no one wants you after your mana regen has been nerfed regardless of your overall dmg



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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Reminds me of that boss that would make someone a bomb. Some guy had the awesome idea of dismissing his voidwalker after it got the bomb debuff, went into the AH, summoned his voidwalker with the debuff still on....tick tick tick, BOOM. Basically all the low level players died lol. I used to summon infernals then release them in the AH then banish them, the AE damage would hurt others even when banished, ahh fun times


Heres a video www.youtube.com...

[edit on 12-1-2009 by ghaleon12]



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox


It doesn't have anything to do with brainwashing. I have alway suspected that people who like rpg and virtual worlds are control freaks. LOL
They like things to happen their way and how they want it.



This can't be true...else I'd be able to make that jump...first time every time.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Actually roleplay requires a great deal of flexibility, understanding and communication. Without it, someone gets angry that things are not going their way and leaves (or is removed) from the group/guild/raid. That reputation works against them too when their guildleader boots them from complaints. I don't know any who will ask a guildless person with social issues to join them on a four hour raid.

[edit on 12-1-2009 by saint4God]



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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hello ATS wow community!!! The ex- solo hunter salutes you all! (BM spec... I need no one
:lol


As for the video subliminal messages... well... listen, its addictive not because of subliminal messages is because you get addicted to you character's growth... as simple as "lets see what I get at lvl10... wow... now at lvl 15... wow" its about progression... the addiction is the same in any other game.

Me for instance.... I am completely addicted to Medieval 2: Total war (and Kingdoms expansion)... I cant go to bed! Why? because theres always a new building, a new unit to be placed, a new army to be formed, someone to be assassinated, troops to move, diplomacy to take place, expand my borders, make sure the pope is always mine, trying to "manage" the council of nobles AND the church is not easy and I have to make those 2 happy for my total world DOMINATION!!!!!!! now that I can breathe... this is what I call addictive...

Stupid theory on subliminal messages.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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I played EQ, EQII, and have just walked away from SWG. I usually end up leaving because people who are supposed to be adults can’t tell the difference between a game and RL. Whiners and gankers ruin on-line games for me. I’ve gone back to single player adventure games. Most of my older games aren’t Vista compatible, but I have enough that are.

I never considered myself addicted to any games. I played because it was something I enjoyed doing. When it quit being fun, I quit the game.

I never played WoW since most of my friends from EQ who played complained that it was just too easy. It never interested me.



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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great thread!

i've been playing wow since before it was released 4 years ago. i currently play ~6 hours a day. you could say im a bit "hardcore", i play to clear the end game content. but i do take some days off, although that has not always been the case. i am addicted, but as time goes on it becomes easier to stay away, and for longer periods of time. 2 years ago, i was probably play 12 hours a day, maybe more, and i did go through a period of a year+ where it seriously changed my personality.

i have an addictive personality, and i realize that, wow is not the only addiction i have, or have had, in my life. sometimes i simply don't let the addiction take over, but that can only happen because i really do know that its mind over matter. if i could only do the same with cigarettes...

i might mention that i'm a 32 year old housewife, not a 16 year old teenage boy whos parents do not know how to parent, if that matters at all. i've also been playing video games since i was 15, got into my first mmo around the age of 21 (ultima online), and have since played a good handful of others (dark age of camelot, shadowbane, asherons call, lineage II, age of conan).

in fact my husband and i met through gaming. we aren't even from the same country! yea, we are nerds, but we enjoyed gaming before we met, and now we enjoy gaming together. it's cheap entertainment. 30 dollars a month for unlimited entertainment. we do get out often enough. in fact some of our "real life" friends play wow also. my husband also works in the gaming industry, for bioware. so gaming in general has always been a big part of both of our lives.

but back to wow and a bit more in line with the op. i just "suicided" my priest, and didnt hear that quite like the video you've presented. i'm not sure what to think of that. if blizz put subliminals in there, eh.. we've already paid for the game in order to hear them so what gives?

i'm having to agree with the folks talking about the escape aspect. if i'm not playing wow, and still in front of my computer, i am likely reading stuff like this forum and reading up on current events or studying something. for me even that can be addicting, and so i realize that there comes a point where i need to stop or slow down due to some negative effect it is having on me (i.e. too much current events can be depressing, etc).

i agree that addiction is a problem that many of us wow junkies need to face or deal with in some way. but in my opinion, much like many other things in this world today, people are not looking to the sources of problems. to me the problem is not the game itself, it is more about what is causing people to become so easily addicted (to anything).

lastly, just for fun, wow has alot of interesting things in it.. i know someone had already made a seperate thread about this before, so sorry if anything is repeated. sure there is illuminati type symbolism in wow, but there is also historical references, musical and hollywood type references, things from various religions, stuff we see from ancient civilizations, out of this world type technology that even folks here would theorize and possibly even drool over, there is even an area 52 with a crashed space ship. one of the races is alien (draenei), and in the new expansion they even have the npc's molder and skully. theres tons of fun stuff i can relate to that pops up all over in wow, which is part of what makes it so fun for me.

anyway just my .02

sitara, 80 undead priest, executus server :p



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by MilitieTempliSalmo
hello ATS wow community!!! The ex- solo hunter salutes you all! (BM spec... I need no one
:lol




I think all we need is a healer (typical) and we've got ourselves a PUG!

lol



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by sitara

sitara, 80 undead priest, executus server :p


WHOO! We've got a raid folks!



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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A big rofl at the embedded Youtube video at the beginning of this thread. Putting words to the whispering was totally lame and random. It could easily have been saying "You suck, stop getting killed so much. It's time to reroll BM hunter you noob." Or something like that.

Edit: Oh yeah and Dks are overpowered. Nerf icy chains tbh. (Never thought I'd say that at ATS)

[edit on 12-1-2009 by Lazyninja]



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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LORD KAZZAK DESTROYS STORMWIND



Early in the days of WoW, there was a boss in Blasted Lands that could be kited out of his zone... so someone pulled him all the way to Stormwind. If you don't kill this guy in the first three minutes, he casts a spell that lets him regen 70,000 hp for every kill he gets - making him pretty much invulnerable. .


he slaugthered the entire town including every npc, all the war room generals, the king, the auction house, the innkeepers, etc. end result: the server had to be reset and the culprits were relieved of their accounts


[edit on 12-1-2009 by undo]



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Back before I quit I got an interesting screenshot of a friendly demon that happened to attack Shattrath. Kiters annoy me.

He killed the guy I was going to redeem my Badges of Justice to.




(Right click view image)

[edit on 12-1-2009 by fooffstarr]



posted on Jan, 12 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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almost as annoying as going to the griffon master to find the opposing faction has killed him/her and you have to wait 5 minutes for respawn. or trying to turn in a quest to a dead quest giver. or speed hacks in wsg.



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