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(Joystiq)   China gets serious, gives prison time to hackers that have been stealing from people's accounts. FARK: World of Warcraft hackers   (wow.joystiq.com) divider line 31
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2013-12-24 10:10:37 AM  
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Would consider moving there if his me-maw wouldn't have a conniption after announcing it.
/got nothing, it's Xmas eve, be nice
 
2013-12-24 10:13:14 AM  
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2013-12-24 10:26:59 AM  
Why the stupid tag?  China did the right thing as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-12-24 10:30:18 AM  
China gets serious, gives prison time to hackers that have been stealing from people's accounts. FARK: World of Warcraft hackers pissed off the wrong official, embarrassed the party, and/or stepped on the toes of the PLA.

FTFS. In China, most publicized punishments have less to do with the act than they do with exposing China as anything less than perfect.
 
2013-12-24 11:02:36 AM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: China gets serious, gives prison time to hackers that have been stealing from people's accounts. FARK: World of Warcraft hackers pissed off the wrong official, embarrassed the party, and/or stepped on the toes of the PLA.

FTFS. In China, most publicized punishments have less to do with the act than they do with exposing China as anything less than perfect.



Sadly this. China has full control over it's internet. If they wanted gold spammers sent to prison for doing exactly that, it would have happened years ago.
 
2013-12-24 11:24:33 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x400]
Would consider moving there if his me-maw wouldn't have a conniption after announcing it.
/got nothing, it's Xmas eve, be nice


lol, that was the first thing that popped into my head too.
 
2013-12-24 12:11:19 PM  
who farms and sells gold? Ever since Blizzard caught on to it I believe they have been the ones selling gold to combat the market.

/I get a letter each week about how my account has been hacked, I haven't played since the first expansion came out
 
2013-12-24 12:47:40 PM  
Some of the changes in the next xpac look like Blizzard is trying to ween people off of any kind of trading; artisans in your garrison sound like they can make all sorts of crafted stuff that you used to have to trade for on the AH. Also, neutering gems and enchants is going to make the AH seem pretty sad. That was the way to make money back in Lich King, at least.

And don't get me started on Blizzard banning trading in D3.
 
2013-12-24 01:15:47 PM  

Loren: Why the stupid tag?  China did the right thing as far as I'm concerned.


Same here.

If this happened in the States, I'd have no problem if they charged them one count of theft for each account they raided.  Only problem I could see is determining the statutory amount of stolen property in order to determine if grand theft charges should be filed.
 
2013-12-24 01:19:52 PM  
Nice to know that the Chinese government is marching its way into the concerns of 2008.
 
2013-12-24 02:13:42 PM  

Loren: Why the stupid tag?  China did the right thing as far as I'm concerned.


Implying people who hack World of Warcraft accounts should be sent to prison and people who play World of Warcraft in 2013 should not.
 
2013-12-24 02:14:33 PM  
[Communist] China gets serious......................


according to CIA.gov any way.


nice try, Capitalist.
 
2013-12-24 02:15:35 PM  
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2013-12-24 02:23:29 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Loren: Why the stupid tag?  China did the right thing as far as I'm concerned.

Implying people who hack World of Warcraft accounts should be sent to prison and people who play World of Warcraft in 2013 should not.


Because WoW isn't still one of the most popular and feature rich MMOs on the market?

I realize you're only going to want to play a 'sandbox indie original WW2 fighter plane' mmo or something equally bizarre.

And I personally don't enjoy MMOs as a whole, but a lot of people do.
 
2013-12-24 02:42:49 PM  

kroonermanblack: I realize you're only going to want to play a 'sandbox indie original WW2 fighter plane' mmo or something equally bizarre.

And I personally don't enjoy MMOs as a whole, but a lot of people do.


Game design is all about playing to the strengths of your platform, and I just think that if you're going to make a persistently-updated game world that can feature thousands of people in a single universe, you design elements which play off that circumstance.  Consequently, the weaknesses of the genre are the inevitable input delay, the common association with grind mechanics, and a mouse-and-keyboard control scheme which is unsuitable for many types of action games.  So if you're going to turn the entire genre into a series of team-based brawlers with light exploration elements, you're going to cater unfavorably to brawlers.  Simple as that.  So it doesn't matter whether World of Warcraft is a leap above the other games in its mold if it's like being far and away the best player in the 10-12 age group.

That, and antagonizing World of Warcraft fans is inherently fun on its own.
 
2013-12-24 02:51:53 PM  

Trocadero: Some of the changes in the next xpac look like Blizzard is trying to ween people off of any kind of trading; artisans in your garrison sound like they can make all sorts of crafted stuff that you used to have to trade for on the AH. Also, neutering gems and enchants is going to make the AH seem pretty sad. That was the way to make money back in Lich King, at least.

And don't get me started on Blizzard banning trading in D3.


First they came for the glyph makers, arrow and bullet crafters in Cataclysm ... but I didn't have a toon that did inscription or engineering ...

Aside from seeing how my characters look after the overdue model updates, everything else in this expansion tells me move on, nothing to see here, thrill is gone, forget it Jake, it's Chinatown. Quit after Lich King, came back for a bit to see Pandaria and monks, they were OK but Cata expansion killed the game. The next expansion sounds just as awful.

Loren: Why the stupid tag?  China did the right thing as far as I'm concerned.


Yeah, I could see some WoW players doing the Pulp Fiction "some f--ker keyed my car" conversation.
 
2013-12-24 02:53:20 PM  

Mike_LowELL: kroonermanblack: I realize you're only going to want to play a 'sandbox indie original WW2 fighter plane' mmo or something equally bizarre.

And I personally don't enjoy MMOs as a whole, but a lot of people do.

Game design is all about playing to the strengths of your platform, and I just think that if you're going to make a persistently-updated game world that can feature thousands of people in a single universe, you design elements which play off that circumstance.  Consequently, the weaknesses of the genre are the inevitable input delay, the common association with grind mechanics, and a mouse-and-keyboard control scheme which is unsuitable for many types of action games.  So if you're going to turn the entire genre into a series of team-based brawlers with light exploration elements, you're going to cater unfavorably to brawlers.  Simple as that.  So it doesn't matter whether World of Warcraft is a leap above the other games in its mold if it's like being far and away the best player in the 10-12 age group.

That, and antagonizing World of Warcraft fans is inherently fun on its own.


World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.

/there's also PvP, which arguably sucks. But that's kinda an afterthought to the main theme of raiding.
 
2013-12-24 03:22:41 PM  

spawn73: World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.


How would it be a strategy game?
 
2013-12-24 03:27:27 PM  
The strategy is "don't step in the purple stuff on the floor".
 
2013-12-24 03:33:34 PM  

Mike_LowELL: spawn73: World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.

How would it be a strategy game?


Considering more than 75% of your chance to succeed happens before you ever set foot in the dungeon, it's a strategy game.
 
2013-12-24 03:50:41 PM  

Mike_LowELL: spawn73: World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.

How would it be a strategy game?


It's a real time strategy game. RTS for short.

Encounters requires the raid group to understand the mechanics, and adapt to them in realtime using their understanding of their class, and being situationally aware of whats going on around them.


Strategy games doesn't have to be turn based you know.
 
2013-12-24 03:59:30 PM  
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2013-12-24 04:45:28 PM  
The hackers probably raided the accounts of the Chinese gold farmers, making someone higher up the food chain unhappy.
 
2013-12-24 04:59:03 PM  

Mike_LowELL: spawn73: World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.

How would it be a strategy game?


buy low, sell high.

/WoW is fantasy football for nerds
 
2013-12-24 05:21:58 PM  

Mike_LowELL: kroonermanblack: I realize you're only going to want to play a 'sandbox indie original WW2 fighter plane' mmo or something equally bizarre.

And I personally don't enjoy MMOs as a whole, but a lot of people do.

Game design is all about playing to the strengths of your platform, and I just think that if you're going to make a persistently-updated game world that can feature thousands of people in a single universe, you design elements which play off that circumstance.  Consequently, the weaknesses of the genre are the inevitable input delay, the common association with grind mechanics, and a mouse-and-keyboard control scheme which is unsuitable for many types of action games.  So if you're going to turn the entire genre into a series of team-based brawlers with light exploration elements, you're going to cater unfavorably to brawlers.  Simple as that.  So it doesn't matter whether World of Warcraft is a leap above the other games in its mold if it's like being far and away the best player in the 10-12 age group.

That, and antagonizing World of Warcraft fans is inherently fun on its own.


I choose to disagree. Just because you have specific and peculiar requirements for games doesn't preclude MMOs from being fun and popular.
 
2013-12-24 05:35:16 PM  
Bravo.

I quit during Lich King after being hacked twice.  (Thanks Google)  I may consider recommending a reduced sentence if the return my EPICS plus 100,000 in gold.
 
2013-12-24 09:30:16 PM  

spawn73: Mike_LowELL: spawn73: World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.

How would it be a strategy game?

It's a real time strategy game. RTS for short.

Encounters requires the raid group to understand the mechanics, and adapt to them in realtime using their understanding of their class, and being situationally aware of whats going on around them.


Strategy games doesn't have to be turn based you know.


Tactics. WoW is a tactic based game. There may be an overall personal or guild based strategy but the battles require tactics. I haven't played since Cata and still get scammer spam. I gave 150k gold away they would get a crappy return on my account but they keep at it lol.
 
2013-12-25 02:28:26 AM  
I got hacked once just under 2 years back.  Vendored almost everything that could be vendored, mailed the gold and some raw materials to one character on each of my 3 servers, and paid to transfer those characters to their own accounts and servers.  Fortunately, I was awake at work at 4:30 in the morning, and was emailing Blizzard right away.  Blizzard reps were quick to send replacement items to each of my characters, but the characters they tried to steal outright lost their guild memberships, so that was slightly trickier to fix.
 
2013-12-25 06:29:16 AM  

Trocadero: Mike_LowELL: spawn73: World of Warcraft is a strategy game though. The mouse and keyboard is perfectly suited for that.

How would it be a strategy game?

Considering more than 75% of your chance to succeed happens before you ever set foot in the dungeon, it's a strategy game.


On one hand that sounds right, but if everyone does the same 75% because that's the only viable course of action its more like a 'paint by numbers' game.
 
2013-12-25 09:00:36 AM  

spawn73: Encounters requires the raid group to understand the mechanics, and adapt to them in realtime using their understanding of their class, and being situationally aware of whats going on around them


Not disagreeing overall, but that particular description could be used on nearly any video game. Drop the word raid and you could be describing team fortress 2.
 
2013-12-25 09:40:36 AM  

Baryogenesis: spawn73: Encounters requires the raid group to understand the mechanics, and adapt to them in realtime using their understanding of their class, and being situationally aware of whats going on around them

Not disagreeing overall, but that particular description could be used on nearly any video game. Drop the word raid and you could be describing team fortress 2.


That's true. The games aren't similar though, one is a RTS, the other isn't.

Of course, people can and do just do the ordinary hang around, grind, etc. that the MMO also offers. It even has a Pokemon part now.
 
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