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(Canada.com)   Canadian student named Ryan Poon wins business competition, credits win with skills learned from playing World of Warcraft. Also might represent the only Poon most of his guildmembers will ever know   (canada.com) divider line 125
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2007-12-12 05:33:18 PM  
wow, my husband's last name is one letter off from that, first name Ryan, and plays WoW, so uh.. I'm getting a kick from the replies?

Lies, I'm getting a kick from the headline.
 
2007-12-12 05:33:21 PM  
FireZs

More power to you. When prices are kept artificially high, everybody wins!
Well, everybody with the good sense to keep a stock of all the things they'll be needing in the foreseeable future, that is.
 
2007-12-12 05:34:24 PM  
Rye 'n Poon. It's what Canadians do on Saturday night.
 
2007-12-12 05:35:33 PM  
ThomaMelas: foo monkey: WARCRAFT THREAD!!

/lvl 70 prot pally, Akama

/70 prot Paladin, Shadowsong
//Captain America shield away!


Level 60 nightelf, mohawk.
 
2007-12-12 05:37:50 PM  
VulpesVulpes: rosonowski: Bschott007: VulpesVulpes: if he was an EVE online player, he woulda come in first.


I really, really, really wanted to like EvE, I really did. It was a gorgeous game with a lot of potential, [...]'Firefly Online', it was 'Escape Velocity Online'.


It's not for everyone. EVE is to WOW as Flight Sim. is to an Air Combat game.


I think you meant Ace Combat..but I got the idea

Now for a true combat flight sim...Lock On: Modern Air Combat still holds the crown.
 
2007-12-12 05:41:02 PM  
lich87:
The_Religious_Left

I've made thousands of gold in the last few weeks driving up the price of Large Prismatic Shard and Greater Planar Essence from 15g and 4g each, respectively, to 30g and 12g.
Yes, Crushridge horde, next time you're cursing at someone for making your enchanting mats ridiculously expensive, you're cursing at me. MWAHAHAHA.


See, that all sounds suspiciously like WORK to me.
 
2007-12-12 05:41:08 PM  
http://Dr.Knockboots/

I believe they are Norwegian -
His father Har and mother Helluva were both on hand to congratulate their son.


What about his sister Juicy? You know the one that married Richard Tang. Oh, and I think she hyphenated her last name.
 
2007-12-12 05:41:10 PM  
foo monkey: WARCRAFT THREAD!!

/lvl 70 prot pally, Akama


/70 Shad Priest & BM/Marks Hunter Shadowsong!
//hehe, and a night elf mohawk :)
 
2007-12-12 05:42:02 PM  
FireZs:Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

So what you're telling the world is, you had sex once in August? I'm thankful i'm NOT the leader of a t-203456 WOW radin' guild.
 
2007-12-12 05:43:54 PM  
No Fletch reference? Come on, subby
 
2007-12-12 05:47:00 PM  
LOL, the last line in the article is the greatest statement by Poon I've ever heard. "Right now I'm just trying to get myself into a good position"
 
2007-12-12 05:50:19 PM  
Somebody's bucking for a promotion, probably that pederast Hannerhan.
 
2007-12-12 05:50:50 PM  
eldunko: FireZs:Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

So what you're telling the world is, you had sex once in August? I'm thankful i'm NOT the leader of a t-203456 WOW radin' guild.


win
 
2007-12-12 05:50:50 PM  
Bah, I keep trying to tell you guys, you need to play EQ2, that is where the real game is at. It took you how long to level to 70? I had a friend tell me it only took him like 6 weeks to get a level 70 toon on WoW but much much much longer, and more fun on EQ2

/63 Dirge Fae AB server
 
2007-12-12 05:54:08 PM  
ponytd: sigdiamond2000: What kind of a name is "Poon"?

Comanche Indian


YES, Cock-toast-on was Scotch-Romanian


oops, I said a bad word
 
2007-12-12 05:54:53 PM  
Warcraft != World of Warcraft
 
2007-12-12 05:57:17 PM  
GGratuityIncluded: sigdiamond2000

What kind of name is Poon?

Commanche Indian

/I came into this thread to ask this very question. Whatya know it is the Boobies. Nice.
//John Cocktoston is Scotch Romanian


and I should have refreshed before I posted
 
2007-12-12 05:57:30 PM  
No Such Agency
See, that all sounds suspiciously like WORK to me.

I find it strangely fun. If I could make a living artificially driving up prices, I wouldn't feel like I worked a day in my life.
 
2007-12-12 05:59:19 PM  
eldunko: FireZs:Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

So what you're telling the world is, you had sex once in August? I'm thankful i'm NOT the leader of a t-203456 WOW radin' guild.


Not really. Most raiding guilds have 3-5 nights/week raid schedules, which still leaves 2 nights with which to go out, which is what I usually do. Much easier to get laid that way, but just saying it is possible to get some from WoW itself, and it's a nice bonus.

WoW's kind of like Fark, in that the celibacy side-effects are blown way out of proportion, and you can even get some action from the activity itself in some cases.
 
2007-12-12 06:00:36 PM  
So 'cause I play WoW so I can't get laid? I should probably tell my wife.

/pic in profile
//60 BM Hunter, Feathermoon
//not a huntard, btw
 
2007-12-12 06:08:35 PM  
No Such Agency: lich87:
The_Religious_Left

I've made thousands of gold in the last few weeks driving up the price of Large Prismatic Shard and Greater Planar Essence from 15g and 4g each, respectively, to 30g and 12g.
Yes, Crushridge horde, next time you're cursing at someone for making your enchanting mats ridiculously expensive, you're cursing at me. MWAHAHAHA.

See, that all sounds suspiciously like WORK to me.


Hey, at least he's getting paid paying for it.
 
2007-12-12 06:11:02 PM  
paging John FootPenis
 
2007-12-12 06:11:11 PM  
FireZs: Guild leader of a T6 WoW raiding guild. Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

Just throwing that out there. Your results may vary, especially if you're not a guild leader of a strong raiding guild.


www.freewebs.com

/Hotlinking fatty in glasses :P
 
2007-12-12 06:15:06 PM  
/70 Resto Horde Druid
//on crushridge
///just dumped invetory of large prismatic shards
////thanks lich87
 
2007-12-12 06:15:52 PM  
Jacking up the price of specific trade goods in the AH is not a sign of a great business sense. It just means you've got time on your hands.

I'm pretty sure that Mr. Poon was referring to the Real Time Strategy versions of Warcraft.

/lvl 70 Shadow Priest, Rexxar
 
2007-12-12 06:20:14 PM  
Asclepius: Is that like pwned? Or have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?

Proper pronunciation is pown. Own with a p in front of it, pretty much.
 
2007-12-12 06:20:17 PM  
FireZs: Guild leader of a T6 WoW raiding guild. Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

Just throwing that out there. Your results may vary, especially if you're not a guild leader of a strong raiding guild.


You said this in the last WoW related thread too.
 
2007-12-12 06:20:36 PM  
Is this the thread where you make fun of people for their hobbies while carrying on and on about how sitting around with a bunch of strangers in a dimly-lit place, while getting drunk and watching a bunch of guys on a TV screen kicking a ball around a field, and sometimes picking up some skank for casual sex, means you win at life?

/Used to have that type of "life"
//Now play WoW but still live a balanced life
///Gaming haters can eat a bowl of dicks and die in a fire
 
2007-12-12 06:22:22 PM  
sigdiamond2000 2007-12-12 01:41:17 PM
What kind of a name is "Poon"?

Dunno.. iss he related to DanLPoon?
 
2007-12-12 06:24:31 PM  
Well said, Melgania. I don't know where that stereotype arose. I play a hell of a lot of video games, and I get laid whenever I want by a variety of women. And before you comment, their average weight is probably 110.
Not trying to brag, just saying that this "gamers as troglodyte losers" thing is woefully out of date.
 
2007-12-12 06:34:18 PM  
Since so many people play wow its easy to come across people from different parts of the world, some begs to ask the question "And you have broadband there?" You can pick up business(auction house) and social skills.
whatver

/70 undead shadow priest, The Underbog

/yea i did monopolize shards, at times, with another bank alt
/no ah listing price(enchanting mats) ftw
 
2007-12-12 06:34:35 PM  
ArrogantGod: FireZs: Guild leader of a T6 WoW raiding guild. Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

Just throwing that out there. Your results may vary, especially if you're not a guild leader of a strong raiding guild.

You said this in the last WoW related thread too.


It's quite an achievement, I nominate him for a cookie and/or a trophy.
 
2007-12-12 06:35:32 PM  
Since so many people play wow its easy to come across people from different parts of the world, some begs to ask the question "And you have broadband there?" You can pick up business(auction house) and social skills.
whatver

/Jellyballz, 70 undead shadow priest, The Underbog

/yea i did monopolize shards, at times, with another bank alt
/no ah listing price ftw
 
2007-12-12 06:38:19 PM  
Miss Wow. Quit Thanksgiving of last year.
 
2007-12-12 06:44:26 PM  
uh, ya know I read the article and it doesn't say world of warcraft, it says Warcraft as in the RTS version not the MMO version.

FWIW
/70 Prot Pally, Affliction Lock & MS Warrior on Shadow Council
 
2007-12-12 06:49:48 PM  
Hamez: ArrogantGod: FireZs: Guild leader of a T6 WoW raiding guild. Got some action from a cute blonde 20 yr old girl with pigtails and glasses in my guild back in August.

Just throwing that out there. Your results may vary, especially if you're not a guild leader of a strong raiding guild.

You said this in the last WoW related thread too.

It's quite an achievement, I nominate him for a cookie and/or a trophy.


Come to think of it a chick I sexxed a while ago plays wow. Who knew that meant free cookies? I'm totally in the mood for an oatmeal cookie. Where do I claim my prize.
 
2007-12-12 06:53:35 PM  
Retired WoW player(occasionally dabble on legal private server)

70 t5 Shaman, 70 t4 Hunter on Azgalor
 
2007-12-12 06:55:08 PM  
benh159: /Jellyballz, 70 undead shadow priest, The Underbog

i232.photobucket.com
 
2007-12-12 06:57:35 PM  
Yeah, if he were an Eve-player he'da pwned everyone. Eve is an MMO for people who like spreadsheets. For some kinds of people it's immensely fun, for some kinds of people it's "um ... what's the point?" Especially people who really want to be handed a single direction to go in and a clear way to get from level X to level Y.

/Gallente ftw
//70 BM Hunter / 70 Boomkin
///my girlfriend has to leave our ZA raid early tonight cuz of work
 
2007-12-12 06:58:08 PM  
I'm off to search the local bars for Daniel - he needs to read this!
 
2007-12-12 06:59:22 PM  
neaorin: sigdiamond2000: What kind of a name is "Poon"?

I think it's Dutch.


They live down the lane from the van Dykes.
 
2007-12-12 07:01:29 PM  
lich87: Well said, Melgania. I don't know where that stereotype arose. I play a hell of a lot of video games, and I get laid whenever I want by a variety of women. And before you comment, their average weight is probably 110.
Not trying to brag, just saying that this "gamers as troglodyte losers" thing is woefully out of date.


Oh Jesus.
 
2007-12-12 07:06:51 PM  
70 mage / Muradin
65 hunter /Muradin
work WoW work WoW work WoW...

/rinse repeat
 
2007-12-12 07:08:20 PM  
Sugar, Mr. Poon?

/should not be obscure for my fellow farkers
 
2007-12-12 07:08:46 PM  
sinistermonk: Oh Jesus.

You said it. I don't know how to snark up that post from lich87; opportunity overload I guess.
 
2007-12-12 07:10:56 PM  
lich87, josefgabriel

Ex-Humble here :>
 
2007-12-12 07:12:23 PM  
This article is not about World of Warcraft at all.
 
2007-12-12 07:15:07 PM  
speedyplastic: 70 mage / Muradin
65 hunter /Muradin
work WoW work WoW work WoW...

/rinse repeat


Amateur.

70 Mage / Stormscale
70 Priest / Stormscale
70 Warlock / Stormscale
46 Pally / Stormscale
41 Druid / Stormscale

Work WoW work WoW work WoW, outing on weekend, work WoW work WoW...

/Rinse, repeat
 
2007-12-12 07:23:00 PM  
FightDirector: So 'cause I play WoW so I can't get laid? I should probably tell my wife.

/pic in profile
//60 BM Hunter, Feathermoon
//not a huntard, btw


You're doing it wrong.
 
2007-12-12 07:23:35 PM  
"Outing on weekend"?!?!?!!!!

What is this "outing" you speak of?

Is that some new instance?
 
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