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#1 mohan88
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Old, but for those who are not aware about this........... http://www.devmaster.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4539 GAMES COMPANY Blizzard is facing a lawsuit from Chinese parents who claim that its fantasy game World of Warcraft killed their son. According to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, the 13 year old boy jumped to his death while reenacting a scene from the game. The parents are backed by the anti-Internet addiction advocate Zhang Chunliang who has got 63 parents whose children have also allegedly suffered from online gaming addiction and plans to file a class-action suit. Many Chinese parents contend that their children spend hours gaming in Internet cafes at the risk of their health, work, and school
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#2 Jackboot343
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i think the parents are at fault here.. :?
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#3 Brainkiller05
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How can you sue someone for that?

be funny if they said "nah we're suing you for being terrible parents" makes more sense than their case.

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#4 Shad0ki11
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You can't blame a game for stupid decisions.

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#5 Thevenin167
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That kid was a moron, thats not blizzards fault
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#6 Dasacant
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It sounds like he killed himself to me.....
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#7 ferron321
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What scene is that from? :? :lol:
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#8 BladeOfHeaven
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I thought this was gonna be about the kid who commited suicide cause he didn't get into the guild he wanted to :?
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#9 raven_squad
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One less moron in existance.

Poor Blizzard. They have no fault in this.

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What scene is that from? :? :lol:ferron321
Well, in general you can leap from higher and higher ledges depending on your level/hp. Someone should tell his parents that it isn't Blizzard's fault that the kid didn't know how many hit points he needed to survive the fall.
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#11 black_cat19
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I don't even think it's the parents' fault, how retarded do you have to be to jump from a rooftop because you saw a game character do it? :|
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#12 AirGuitarist87
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This is quite old, I used it as reference for my dissertation research. If I remember correctly, did Blizzard emphasize the point that you don't "jump" off per se, you float down using a rare spell?
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#13 Dasacant
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I honestly do feel for the parents, but this really isn't the answer.
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#14 Lostboy1224
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Okay lets sue the candy companies for making candy taste good while we are at it.
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#15 Brainkiller05
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Well black_cat19 some people's brains don't work properly (only possible excuse as to why crazy people exist) and atleast he didn't shoot up a school.
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#16 marcus4hire
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So....um.....can I have his gear???

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#17 Racer_XLR
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It's not the company's fault that the kid did some thing like this.

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#18 FallofAthens
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[QUOTE="ferron321"]What scene is that from? :? :lol:Jandurin
Well, in general you can leap from higher and higher ledges depending on your level/hp. Someone should tell his parents that it isn't Blizzard's fault that the kid didn't know how many hit points he needed to survive the fall.

He should have brought some potions along, just in case.

It's quite sad really, people who take these games so literally.

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#19 markop2003
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heard about this ages ago, though from what i heard he'ld been driven mad by playing for three days straight
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#20 Bloodbath_87
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How could it be Blizzard's fault? How? Where in WoW does it tell a human being to jump off of (i'm guessing) some large structure and expect to survive? The parents are just looking for someone to blame other than themselves.
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#21 freshgman
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that is stupid
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#22 Fortier
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So the parents are blaiming Blizzard, cause they're awful parents? I wonder what the kid was trying to re-create...
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#23 _Brennan_
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How can the game be blamed here? Their son obviously had some problems if he decided to do that.
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#25 Dark_Knight6
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It's not Blizzard's fault that the kid was dumb enough to do something like that.
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#26 black_cat19
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Well black_cat19 some people's brains don't work properly (only possible excuse as to why crazy people exist) and atleast he didn't shoot up a school.Brainkiller05

Well then we can agree it wasn't Blizzard's fault right? I mean, "my 13 year old son is such a moron he thought he could fly and now he's dead, let's sue DC for creating Superman!" doesn't make any sense does it?

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Many Chinese parents contend that their children spend hours gaming in Internet cafes at the risk of their health, work, and schoolmohan88

Then don't let them go there...?

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[QUOTE="mohan88"] Many Chinese parents contend that their children spend hours gaming in Internet cafes at the risk of their health, work, and schoolVGobbsesser

Then don't let them go there...?

What, and have to deal with the hellions themselves?
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#29 deactivated-5967f36c08c33
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[QUOTE="VGobbsesser"]

[QUOTE="mohan88"] Many Chinese parents contend that their children spend hours gaming in Internet cafes at the risk of their health, work, and schoolJandurin

Then don't let them go there...?

What, and have to deal with the hellions themselves?

It's crazy and groundbreaking enough to work.

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#30 black_cat19
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[QUOTE="VGobbsesser"]

[QUOTE="mohan88"] Many Chinese parents contend that their children spend hours gaming in Internet cafes at the risk of their health, work, and schoolJandurin

Then don't let them go there...?

What, and have to deal with the hellions themselves?

I refuse to actually be a parent for my children! It's better to let them go waste their life away and then blame society and sue a company or two when they finally do something stupid and end up dead! It's not my fault! :x

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#31 HardQuor
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[QUOTE="ferron321"]What scene is that from? :? :lol:Jandurin
Well, in general you can leap from higher and higher ledges depending on your level/hp. Someone should tell his parents that it isn't Blizzard's fault that the kid didn't know how many hit points he needed to survive the fall.

that's not true. you lose a percentage of life depending on the height of your fall. I.E. a level 1 toon will survive jumping off of the FP tower in Org just the same as a lvl 70 toon. both will lose the same percentage of hp.

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#32 solid_mario
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1 down, 9 million more to go...
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[QUOTE="Jandurin"][QUOTE="ferron321"]What scene is that from? :? :lol:HardQuor

Well, in general you can leap from higher and higher ledges depending on your level/hp. Someone should tell his parents that it isn't Blizzard's fault that the kid didn't know how many hit points he needed to survive the fall.

that's not true. you lose a percentage of life depending on the height of your fall. I.E. a level 1 toon will survive jumping off of the FP tower in Org just the same as a lvl 70 toon. both will lose the same percentage of hp.

I don't believe that. I know I jumped off higher things once I got more hit points >_> To be fair, I only played it for like a month.
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#34 HardQuor
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[QUOTE="HardQuor"]

[QUOTE="Jandurin"][QUOTE="ferron321"]What scene is that from? :? :lol:Jandurin

Well, in general you can leap from higher and higher ledges depending on your level/hp. Someone should tell his parents that it isn't Blizzard's fault that the kid didn't know how many hit points he needed to survive the fall.

that's not true. you lose a percentage of life depending on the height of your fall. I.E. a level 1 toon will survive jumping off of the FP tower in Org just the same as a lvl 70 toon. both will lose the same percentage of hp.

I don't believe that. I know I jumped off higher things once I got more hit points >_> To be fair, I only played it for like a month.

you can test it yourself if you don't believe me.

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#35 deactivated-5e836a855beb2
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you can test it yourself if you don't believe me.

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Maybe I will! I do intend to play again some day.
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#36 MindFreeze
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I thought this was gonna be about the kid who commited suicide cause he didn't get into the guild he wanted to :?BladeOfHeaven

I'd say that is even more sad...

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#37 black_cat19
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[QUOTE="HardQuor"]

you can test it yourself if you don't believe me.

Jandurin

Maybe I will! I do intend to play again some day.

Just stay away from roofs and windows. :roll:

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#38 HardQuor
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[QUOTE="HardQuor"]

you can test it yourself if you don't believe me.

Jandurin

Maybe I will! I do intend to play again some day.

if you need a levelling partner, hit me up :) Just let me know in advance, i'll have to start paying my subscription again :P

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#39 markop2003
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1 down, 9 million more to go...solid_mario

i heard they broke the 10mil barrier recently

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#40 deactivated-5e836a855beb2
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if you need a levelling partner, hit me up :) Just let me know in advance, i'll have to start paying my subscription again :P

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Fair enough. :)
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#41 albi321
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Good now that kids genes aren't contaminating the pool anymore.
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#42 lucky326
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[QUOTE="ferron321"]What scene is that from? :? :lol:Jandurin
Well, in general you can leap from higher and higher ledges depending on your level/hp. Someone should tell his parents that it isn't Blizzard's fault that the kid didn't know how many hit points he needed to survive the fall.

LOL the idea of a Kid thinking he has hitpoints is hilarious.
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in related news...
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#44 deactivated-5e836a855beb2
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in related news...Hewkii
:lol: Can you imagine?
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#45 _LiquidFlame_
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That's stupid, kids fault...
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#46 iam2green
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lols.... stupid people.

it should be the parents fault. its $15 a month i don't think a 13 year old has that kind of money....i know i didn't when i was that old.

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#47 Bourbons3
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How can someone be so stupid? He's 13, its his own fault.
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#48 Snakegear
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this is how he looked :shock::lol::P
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#49 AirGuitarist87
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this is how he looked :shock::lol::Psnakegear

Despite the fact he was a 13 year old chinese kid.

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#50 effena
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i think the parents are at fault here.. :?Jackboot343

It always is the parents fault when their kids hurt themselves or others. Blaming it on entertainment is absurd