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    Default A World of Warcraft world

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    Read the article and post your thoughts. The article is pretty long but thought provoking.

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    This comment below the article pretty much sums it up:

    And maybe the biggest f**k up Wong makes is that when people actually LIKE who they are (despite imperfections) they don't want to make a fantasy warrior bullshit image of themselves.

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    Woah, that is just, wow.

    I really hope that never happens, otherwise we'll all end up like like the world of warcraft guy in south park. Oh wait...



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    Oh God I knew WoW would still haunt me -_- I only quit like a week ago, it's still hard! And now it's taking over... well I knew that but still.
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    The article is more a reflection on the person who wrote it than anyone else. The stuff about why people don't go to the movies anymore proves the point.

    On a side-note, WoW is a crap game, as are all MMORPGs.

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    Correction: All MMORPGs that force you to grind to get more items to grind more to get rarer items even faster to grind more to get more exp to get more to get that item that needs that high level requirement suck.

    Oh wait.

    Marluxia the level 5 Cherrim!

    Yay for Marluxia

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    I pray to God, Buddha, the various Shinto deities, Allah, Vishnu, Zeus, Odin, Gaia, Ra and Pan, lord of the wood that this society never ever comes about. Morbidly obese people cooped up in fibreglass cocoons like fleshy tinned tomatoes, being drip-fed Cheetos and soda, all grey matter whittled down to playing with their electric smiles machine, and being doomed if ever there's a power outage.

    If that ever does happen, though, I call travelling back in time to prevent it.
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        Spoiler:- FML + WoW:


    I swear to god.... if our society becomes revolved some game, I am flipping.

    Does anyone recall the episode of South Park where the kids were playing WoW? Ugh.

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    Honestly, no. The man is grasping for straws here in many cases, such as when he suggests that people not going to the movies as much is a telltale sign of the goddamn Meat Apocalypse. Let's also not forget that his whole future scenario is hinged on the assumption that the economy, agricultural labor, law and several other factors of civilization will advance in tandem with it. His predictions show an increasing lack of faith for humanity, apparently assuming that the worst of us are simply a what's-to-come version of all of us.

    Could something similar to a world-wide virtual addiction happen? Yes. But I don't see video games (or MMO's) going in that direction. I think that they will grow in fame, become well-liked, and eventually respected, possibly as activities akin to shows or sports, but the entire world will not be immersed in World of Warcraft or any similar title, and much less begin to think of it as the real world. Dystopian predictions such as this one always exist to warn us of the possible dangers to come, but taking them to heart is like expecting every science-fiction book you read to play out in the future.

    Of course that in this case, the author's self-deprecating, pun-riddled style inhibits me from reviewing him seriously, because cleverly enough he keeps suggesting that he doesn't take himself seriously, so the level of discussion cannot be taken to a higher level than that. I'll just leave it at the conclusion that there is no real indication that we are heading towards Fat WallˇE Future.

    Honestly, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nny View Post
        Spoiler:- FML + WoW:


    I swear to god.... if our society becomes revolved some game, I am flipping.

    Does anyone recall the episode of South Park where the kids were playing WoW? Ugh.
    hope those things didn't rlly happen xS

    Anyway; People are getting obsessed by these MMORPGs seriously;
    In the Netherlands we got a lesson called; LEF (It's basically about all today's stuff and so) and 1 lesson was about this stuff, people would threaten others just to get that "awesome" account and that "so cool" item and so.
    1 Kid (age around 14) killed himself because he was hacked.
    Ever heard of Runescape that's almost the same thing except no CD needed, it goes the same for all MMORPG, people get obsessed with it. Hell no i don't want a future like that :O
    Ps: Angry German kid goes about a German Kid who goes crazy because his game doesn't start -_-'
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Panda View Post
    The article is more a reflection on the person who wrote it than anyone else. The stuff about why people don't go to the movies anymore proves the point.

    On a side-note, WoW is a crap game, as are all MMORPGs.
    Oh how right this statement is.

    Wow. this article..... is..... wierd.

    I hate WoW.
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    Wait, isnt that like pokemon. Spending hours training to reach level 99. Hatching hundreds of eggs to get one with the right ability and IV's. EV training to get the perfect stats. Tons of other stuff.


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    I see World of War Craft like smoking, because once you start you can't seem to stop and it does **** to your body.

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    Wow, a person here who's actually gonna kinda stick up for WoW...what is this.

    For those of you who say "WoW is crap, its so stupid and pointless, I hate it," have you ever PLAYED WoW? If not, how do you KNOW you hate it?

    I've played it. Its not THAT bad. I mainly stopped because my 10 day trial ran out, haha. As long as you have a sense that "Hey, its not real, its just for fun," like ALL VIDEO GAMES, then there's no problem. I know MANY people who play, but they still have fulfilling lives. Yes, there's some who ARE fully drawn into it, but not ALL players are like that.

    Its called moderation. Don't knock it 'til ya try it.

    But, as for the article...yeah, that'd be kinda creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hito-shura View Post
    Honestly, no. The man is grasping for straws here in many cases, such as when he suggests that people not going to the movies as much is a telltale sign of the goddamn Meat Apocalypse. Let's also not forget that his whole future scenario is hinged on the assumption that the economy, agricultural labor, law and several other factors of civilization will advance in tandem with it. His predictions show an increasing lack of faith for humanity, apparently assuming that the worst of us are simply a what's-to-come version of all of us.

    Could something similar to a world-wide virtual addiction happen? Yes. But I don't see video games (or MMO's) going in that direction. I think that they will grow in fame, become well-liked, and eventually respected, possibly as activities akin to shows or sports, but the entire world will not be immersed in World of Warcraft or any similar title, and much less begin to think of it as the real world. Dystopian predictions such as this one always exist to warn us of the possible dangers to come, but taking them to heart is like expecting every science-fiction book you read to play out in the future.

    Of course that in this case, the author's self-deprecating, pun-riddled style inhibits me from reviewing him seriously, because cleverly enough he keeps suggesting that he doesn't take himself seriously, so the level of discussion cannot be taken to a higher level than that. I'll just leave it at the conclusion that there is no real indication that we are heading towards Fat WallˇE Future.

    Honestly, no.
    I'm not saying the article is right. I'm just asking for your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUG
    I'm not saying the article is right. I'm just asking for your thoughts.
    ... The article's validity is intrinsically tied to what I think of it, seeing as you offered it as a piece of discussion. And what I concluded was that it won't happen.

    Seriously what are you on.

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    It's a lot of ifs and thens, but it makes a valid point about metaverses. World of Warcraft is a large one, but it's more of a game than some like The Sims Online, Extropia, Second Life, and some others.

    It could happen, and some of it already is happening. A lot of people are making money from these virtual games; I read in some magazine this woman who is making like 100,000 dollars a year selling virtual real estate on some metaverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkPsychoBoost View Post
    Wait, isnt that like pokemon. Spending hours training to reach level 99. Hatching hundreds of eggs to get one with the right ability and IV's. EV training to get the perfect stats. Tons of other stuff.
    You're assuming that just because this is a Pokémon forum, every plays Pokémon obsessively, no, competitively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hito-shura View Post
    ... The article's validity is intrinsically tied to what I think of it, seeing as you offered it as a piece of discussion. And what I concluded was that it won't happen.

    Seriously what are you on.
    Trying to use a large vocabulary to make yourself look smart and try to confuse others will get you nowhere.

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    I've made about 2000 playing WoW a couple years ago. Just saying.
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    Meh, WoW is fun. Really. I'm not addicted, but I just play occasionally. You prolly don't believe me. XD

    This article is what is already happening to this world..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUG
    Trying to use a large vocabulary to make yourself look smart and try to confuse others will get you nowhere.
    Pffft. You'd be surprised. I do love it when people assume stuff about me on the Internet, though...

    (In any case it's neither here nor there, and I'm not entirely sure as to why you brought it up.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hito-shura View Post
    Pffft. You'd be surprised. I do love it when people assume stuff about me on the Internet, though...

    (In any case it's neither here nor there, and I'm not entirely sure as to why you brought it up.)
    I misread your original post. I thought you were trying to argue, and I said just post your thoughts. Then you accused me of smoking something. Oh well, it's not a big deal.

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    The only fun part of the article were all those ridiculous quotes from scholars and persons of reknown. Otherwise, it's a pretty cool read about Nerdy McNerd's glaring social apathy.

    Seriously, if Edison ever said the phrase "ball-flattening speed" in reference to anything at all, then may all our boobs be ferociously slapped by this drastic shift in reality.

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    Yup. People are taking these MMORPGs WAY too seriously. This is why I don't play them and try to stay away from it. I've heard of people killing themselves because they can't complete a task or whatnot.

    The article is so ridiculous and predictable I didn't reach the half-way point. I'm actually glad they made fun of this on Duck Dodgers.
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