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

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posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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I got the free 30 day trial about 8 months ago if not more, and cancelled it 3 days in simply because I was bored.




posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by QBSneak000
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I've only been playing for a couple of weeks and have been killed a lot of times but so far don't find the game all that addictive.


It gets a lot more addictive once you're killing more and dying less. But I won't teach you how, because don't get addicted to this game



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:32 AM
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I made a thread very recently about the conspiracy to encourage escapism through World of Warcraft - here!



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:37 AM
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I've never really been big into the MMORPG's all that much. Too much running around. Sure its fun...but to a point. I have a short attention span and get bored easily.

Not to mention the weather where I am is really crappy and there's nothing on TV. When the summer rolls around its all about having a nice ice cold beer on a patio with some good friends and good food.....in the real world.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:57 AM
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a subliminal message for someone to commit suicide? ghahhaha... people are retarded these days.

i stopped playing about 3 months ago, i had a pimped rogue, unstoppable. top gear, server wide recognition (pvp)
you want to know why you dreamt of wow?

my guess is, it was the 4 hours of playing you put in before you crawled off to bed. or you happened to be thinking about it when you were falling asleep.

I havent had a dream of wow since i used to constantly arena for hours before sleep. ive wanted to level up my other toons, but thats just to sell them to the highest bidder. Wow is only addictive when you have nothing better to do with your time.

instead of droning out infront of your tv, you go and play WoW, instead of watching a movie youve seen 15 times, you go and play WoW.

if you are that lonely or bored to be addicted to wow...then its something to occupy your time. i get into playing wow when i got nothing to do, no school, no work, no weed.

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people freak out about subliminal messaging these days, # is addictive, get over it, your not being brainwashed - holy #- got forbid you actually enjoy gaming.

next someones gonna be telling me my farts are subliminal messages to buy cat food for the neighborhood strays.

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WarCrack FTW

[edit on 13-1-2009 by 30 Seconds]



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 03:46 AM
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Shame on Blizzard for making a good game.
Shame on them for making money.
Shame on them for trying to run a business.
Shame on them for keeping things fresh, new and exciting.
Shame on them for all addicted kids.

See where I'm going with this?
Thats the whole POINT of the industry to make money, it's not their fault that some people can't control themselves. It's not Blizzard's problem either.

The bottom line is that no matter what your personality is like, EVERYONE has hidden emotions that will be activated one way or another. I doubt that playing World of Warcraft *made* the kid do ANYTHING at all. Once anyone gets pushed to the breaking point in anything they find important, they all will crack. It just happens his nack was WoW.

This is another prime example of something that should be left into the hands of the parents, and being blown wwaayy out of proportion.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by smallpeeps
1: Video games are like slot machines but they payout is mental and always a jackpot

2: As in any such casino, the only way to win, is to walk out.


Ive never made the comparison of WoW to a slot machine, but you are very right there, especially the only way to win is to walk out...Name one person who has literary "won" or beaten wow?


Originally posted by Elemensa
Yer i heard that in the new expansion there is Illuminati signs in LOADS of place, im not even joking its true.


Not only is that true, but the new game; Starcraft 2, the artwork on some of the characters includes symbolism used by the Masonic order.


Originally posted by blupblup
I would say it sounds more like this... only a slight variation.


"Play World of Warcraft
You can buy it by Card
Give us Your Money now
That's Right Customer "


But i also think you hear what you want to hear... or what you are suggested to hear


Also to clarify... i have NEVER played WOW... but i think that matters not.


You may be right there...but now every time i listen to the audio (and yes i HAVE verified it in-game) That is all i can hear, and now i know its there...it makes me not want to play. And still weather its what you think it says, or what myself or the person in the video thinks...its still a whispering voice saying something...am i the only person who finds that slightly disturbing?


Originally posted by zephyrs
If Blizzard chooses to covertly sell gold to players that's their choice. It's actually a rather smart thing for them to do but I think power leveling characters and selling them would yield the most profit for the company.


Actually no, That wouldn't be ok...they would be breaking the law and their own rules. And besides, if selling gold to a person and then permanently banning them, doesn't that leave them to buy a new account and repeat the process over again (ive seen this done) = more free money for blizzard? And NO they do not pour an enormous amount of money into getting rid of spammers or sales characters...ive seen this all first hand, and most of all if would not be hard for blizzard to monitor inventory gold stock / mail and auction house traffic to see who is the culprit. YES they do ban the spammers, but ultimately they do nothing about the ones pushing the gold!



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by FadeToBlack
Shame on Blizzard for making a good game.
Shame on them for making money.
Shame on them for trying to run a business.
Shame on them for keeping things fresh, new and exciting.
Shame on them for all addicted kids.

See where I'm going with this?
Thats the whole POINT of the industry to make money, it's not their fault that some people can't control themselves. It's not Blizzard's problem either.

The bottom line is that no matter what your personality is like, EVERYONE has hidden emotions that will be activated one way or another. I doubt that playing World of Warcraft *made* the kid do ANYTHING at all. Once anyone gets pushed to the breaking point in anything they find important, they all will crack. It just happens his nack was WoW.

This is another prime example of something that should be left into the hands of the parents, and being blown wwaayy out of proportion.


Are you talking about the kid in the news report video?



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 04:02 AM
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Originally posted by 30 Seconds
a subliminal message for someone to commit suicide? ghahhaha... people are retarded these days.


Acually no...its telling you to "suicide" in game (suicide meaning to kill yourself to hear the message) ...gamers slang, very popular around the BF1942 era'



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 04:58 AM
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...and that is why I play BF2 instead!


Besides, I hate fantasy. It is so lame.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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First of have we not already learned from psychology that subliminal messaging doesn't work?
I've played WoW off and on since it came out, and I am currently playing. I will admit it does have an addictive quality; but I don't believe that subliminal messaging is Blizzards method of causing consumers addiction.

In my opinion, from the persective of someone who has played the game, the addiction comes from the fact that the game is a constant grind. You need to kill, level up, quest, obtain currency, get gear, join guilds, participate in raids, level up proffessions, etc.
People want their character to be the best, no one wants mediocre in video games. So they work on getting this piece of gear, or getting to that level, and the game constantly updates gear and levels and content, causing a desire to keep on grinding for that next upgrade.

As far as WoW destroying personal relationships, demotivating, and causing the loss of jobs. I would have to disagree with that idea because I have whitnessed the exact opposite.

I live far away from my home town because of the university I am attending, and WoW helps me keep in touch with old friends. I get to hang out with them online and social network with them even though I'm distant. My dormmates and I connected playing the game and have since become best of friends. I don't stay in every night to play the game or lock myself in my room. I, like majority of people, still go out on friday night and saturday night. I still go for jogs, I still work out at the gym, I still play hockey, I still enjoy real life, and maintain a job and personal relationships. But WoW gives me a chance to escape every now and then, and spend some time with my friends that I do not get to see often.

In all honosty, I wouldn't be playing the game if my frends back home weren't playing, because to me WoW is a form of social networking, not just a money consumer.

And if you're smart, you find ways to make others pay for that monthly fee



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 06:35 AM
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i dunno. there may or may not be something to the conspiracy angle. for me, this song (the soundtrack music for the draenei city of exodar), elicits feelings of nostalgia about my kids and husband when they and i were all younger. it's really quite unexplainable.



link www.youtube.com...

[edit on 13-1-2009 by undo]



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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Originally posted by Elemensa
Yer i heard that in the new expansion there is Illuminati signs in LOADS of place, im not even joking its true.

Yes it is a game based on fantasy. Just like most of the theories on this website. It also has wizards, warlocks, and elves. It doesnt mean that they exists. Also the game is addictive to some people and it isnt to some others. I play it a few times a month, my nephew plays it everyday. Of course he just got the expansion and didnt play it for months before it came out. And when he wasnt playing this game he was playing some other game every day. Some people are just addicted to computer games. It has nothing to do with subliminal messages or world of warcraft. And as someone else said it doesnt matter if someone plays for 8 hours a day or once a month, they make the same amount of money. They actually probably prefer the person only playing a couple of times a month because that way it doesnt clog up their servers and it will take that person longer to reach the highest level. I am sure once people reach 80 they dont play as much and even might let their subscription lapse until the next expansion come out.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 08:18 AM
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Please refer to this blog for information and theories on WoW. I also play wow and found this one to be quite accurate in putting 2 and 2 together.

Main Article
logo-opolis.blogspot.com...

Main SIte
logo-opolis.blogspot.com...

The whole site makes a good point, i like to follow the obscure.



[edit on 13-1-2009 by mastermind77]



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by FadeToBlack
This is another prime example of something that should be left into the hands of the parents, and being blown wwaayy out of proportion.


I agree, however I also see in many cases where us parents aren't being responsible with what our children do online. I have to admit I was a bit of a hawk with my little one, but ensured I was calm, patient, and helpful as a coach. Schools are now requiring middle school children to go online and find pictures, articles, etc. I can only image the what young children will come across when left to explore the net on their own from viruses that trash a PC to giving out personal information to strangers. These are things that need to be taught from net safety to handling social pressures. Sheltering a child from these problems is not the way to deal with them because it becomes much more difficult for them to handle later on. From learning self control to prevent game addiction to knowing what's inappropriate behaviour online, they need parents to show them the right way in their first couple years from around ages 8 to 13. You cannot control what others say to your kids online, but you can show them the appropriate way to react, know what they do online, and maintain the integrity of secure information.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 08:56 AM
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for gods sake


saw the video, the airy ghostly voice could say anything you wanted it to


what a load you bs you kids let yourself imagine.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Fine ill make sense of it for you.

The Logo itself is a multi-cryptic.

It depicts the masonic mushroom/pyramid ritual theoreticly involving aliens, time travel and alternate life progression as the early egyptians and chinese masters learned how to do.

This is easily spotted by noticing the C connects with the world

C depicts your conciousness, eating or ingesting, like the last supper painting invokes similarly.

C connects with the world of Azeroth or "Oz" E Rothchild? forming what looks like a tree "of life" or mushroom shape.

Then i have seen on the blog i link to, a photo of an undead standing on the logo, like its about to enter a Flying saucer, electrogravitic -warcraft,

THeres more, keep looking.,

[edit on 13-1-2009 by mastermind77]



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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/giggle



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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It depicts the masonic mushroom/pyramid ritual theoreticly involving aliens, time travel and alternate life progression as the early egyptians and chinese masters learned how to do.

This is easily spotted by noticing the C connects with the world

C depicts your conciousness, eating or ingesting, like the last supper painting invokes similarly.

C connects with the world of Azeroth or "Oz" E Rothchild? forming what looks like a tree "of life" or mushroom shape.



Or it could be perhaps because there are two words there, which means they both get capital letters. Visually it creates symmetry which as designers will tell you is often very desirable in branding, and when it comes to a franchise as large and profitable as WoW its quite important to not hire complete morons to design your logo which will appear on every product you release.


Take a read through the J. R. R. Tolkien series of books and you will no doubt see almost all of the imagery used in the Warcraft universe, so does that mean Tolkien was also a tool of the Illuminati or whomever you want to try to pin this nonsense on?


When your mind becomes obsessed with anything, you will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere.



posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 10:27 AM
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I have been playing WoW for going on a year now. While I think that subliminal messaging does play a part in some larger aspects of the US way of life, I really do not think that there is a huge demand for a bunch of 14 year old brainwashed kids who sit in their chairs all day long.

The only thing that is bad about the gold spammer is that they are annoying.



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