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  1. #41

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    How would you feel if they added multiboxer servers?

    I'd rather that than lose boxing altogether.

  2. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreauk View Post
    How would you feel if they added multiboxer servers?
    If we're going down something like that route, I'd rather it be inverted. ie make specific servers where multiboxing is not allowed. And then watch no one play there cause "everything is too expensive".

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    I play with friends in addition to boxing, so segregating multiboxing would be tough on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddoran View Post
    I play with friends in addition to boxing, so segregating multiboxing would be tough on me.
    yep.

    also people are overestimating the amount of multiboxers there are. You could not fill a sever with them at all. Maybe it could bring a lot of people to try multiboxing though and eventually have a semi-populated server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ughmahedhurtz View Post
    Nowadays, though, it's metastasized from typical ignorant internet clout chasers spewing logical fallacies into pathological mobs. It's odd how many people latch onto something they see online or in the news and parrot the desired talking points, even though the thing they profess to hate largely does not affect them and is neither illegal or immoral. It goes further downhill when these ill-informed Champions Of The Downtrodden see themselves as a valued part of a community, think anyone in said community gives a damn about them, internalize that, and then adopt a "defending the community from the evils of <insert bad thing>" mode of behavior. I suppose this is the necessary end result of people not learning any lessons from history or classic literature. Or just never learning how to resist peer pressure. The Madness of Crowds, indeed.
    You have just described the evolution of the entire internet.

  6. #46

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    Evolution of the internet:

    Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter, and YouTube, have annexed more and more of our lives. Anytime you are provided with a service, like Facebook, for free, you are in fact the product being sold. Social media companies are basically giant behavior-modification systems that use algorithms to relentlessly increase “engagement,” largely by evoking bad feelings in the people who use them.

    Social media platforms are addictive and even harmful. Their algorithms make people feel bad, divide them against one another, and actually change who they were, in an insidious and threatening manner. Because of this, social media is in some ways worse than cigarettes, in that cigarettes don't degrade you. They kill you, but you're still you. People who are addicted to their social media platform of choice are like all addicts—on the one hand miserable, and on the other hand very defensive about it and unwilling to blame the platform.

    More than just advertising, these companies actually make their money by selling the ability to modify your behavior to “advertisers,” who sometimes come in the old form of people who want to persuade you to buy soap but who now just as often come in the form of malevolent actors who want to use their influence over you to, say, influence elections or radicalize the disenfranchised. In exchange for likes and retweets and public photos of your kids, you are basically signing up to be a data serf for companies that can make money only by addicting and then manipulating you.

    Because of all this, and for the good of society, you should do everything in your power to quit.

    Not my own thoughts above - pulled from an interview with Jaron Lanier. I think its just the same with wow forums and just about every other form of interaction online. Sorry for the OT

  7. #47

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    Quote Originally Posted by jak3676 View Post
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    Gotta say I agree with all of it. The older I get, the less forums and social media I engage in. Ten years ago I was a prolific poster on the wow forums. What a waste of time. This place will always be bookmarked though.
    EVE Online Get Ships. Train Skills.

  8. #48

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    I'd be interested in an "anything goes" kind of server - bots, hacks, whatever exploits the playerbase can come up with. It would let people try out weird stuff, it would give Blizzard more examples of things in the wild that would let them further improve detection and such for hacks on real servers, etc.

    Even better - add a bug bounty for people. Come up with a novel exploit or hack? Depending on the severity, prizes could range from a month of game time to some rare cosmetic thing to actual real life cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kate View Post
    Even better - add a bug bounty for people. Come up with a novel exploit or hack? Depending on the severity, prizes could range from a month of game time to some rare cosmetic thing to actual real life cash.
    Not very likely from Blizzard. They do not really embrace criticism. It is more like the opposite.

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    Yes, I'm sure they won't do such a thing, but it would be fun.

    Be in a guild with friends, or at least friendly people, or just have discord in the background and chat with people, turn off general and trade and it's remarkable how much less toxic the game becomes.

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