Hmmmm. I don't think I want to buy planes to fly. Sounds like a flight sim mmo. If I have to pay for content, I'll keep flying FSX and sign up to a site that gives me unlimited content (planes and scenery) annually for much less. FSX still looks pretty good. Just sayin'...
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I played beta until release and was left wanting more. Not more of the game, more of a sandbox to play in. I could not shake the feeling that this was KOTOR 3 online. I may get into it after the first expansion. Over all, the review is dead on but I would have given it a 7.5 due to that feeling that something is missing from this mmo.
2011?? I have to wait another year for TORP??? Sigh.
AssassinX01 said: "Seriously? You're going to compare a revolt based on lack of representation to the congress, who represents the people, deciding whether or not to tax something that is entirely taxable (if something is being sold, then a tax is likely, although this issue definitely seems more a right to the states than the federal government)? Grow up. " Can you really say that you are properly represented? It's not about "growing up"....it's about opening your eyes to what is really happening. I am grown up.....and I am getting sick of the lack of representation in these matters. If they do start taxing this stuff, do you really think YOU will have any say in it? Is THAT representation?
To be fair, I bet they are going after the Second Life people that have made major dollars in virtual real estate....or virtual estate as the case may be. As that would be considered income, those taxes should have already been paid and that income reported.
This country revolted because of the King taxing everything. Boston Tea Party anyone? If my government trys to tax my "virtual world", it won't be my government anymore but something that the forefathers told us to revolt against should it become anything like the kind rule that the colonies rebelled against in the first place. Read your history and you will see, as far as taxation, that the Federal Government is doing the exact same thing. Taxing everything. If they start sicking the IRS on virtual worlds, they will have crossed the line. I'm with bloodychimp....pay them in WoW gold. Next, they'll tax the air we breathe...then give themselves a raise with the new money they raised and waste the rest. I tell ya...it's getting really hard to be patriotic.
I have to say I agree. I would have never believed that any mmo or video game could be addictive until D&D online came out. I don't play, but my roommate does. Since it's release in February, he has played almost everyday on an average 8-10 hours a day. Even when he went on vacation to visit a cousin, he played it there as well. I've heard him lie to people about work he wasn't doing because he was really on a quest in-game. Of course, he would never tell anyone what he was really doing. When friends or co-workers call him to see what he's up to, he lies and says things like he's been doing yard work or how busy he's been and I would just cringe because I knew he had been gaming all day. The big clue to his addiction was one day I had to re-arrange a room that contained the cable modem. I had to disconnect the modem for about 45 minutes to an hour to get it done and every five minutes, he would come in and ask "is it back up yet?" when he knew full well that it was not. It reminded me of an addict that was getting a little jumpy because he wasn't getting his fix. As I type this, he is in his room battling away in some dungeon. I used to play Star Wars Galaxies and I remember how angry and depressed I got when they revamped it. I look back now and think I was a little addicted to it because of the way it affected me. After all, it's just a game but I felt like my girlfriend had just dumped me. Now, I can't imagine playing hours on end like I used to. If a person has an addictive personality, no self control, or no self dicipline, there is no doubt to me now that an mmo can be addictive and cause problems in life almost as much as hard drugs can.
HahahaaHAhaha....cheaters. Should have banned their accounts and erased their characters too. How can one look at themselves in the mirror and think themselves as good people when they are cheaters? No honor in that. It may be just a game but it also says a lot about the people who do this. Liars too? Might be. Those who maintain that kind of personality will find Karma a harsh reality.
I agree there are some games that go a little too far, like Postal, and to some degree, the GTA series...but they are over the top for me personally and you know what? I don't play them. I don't buy them. If Take-Two wants to put games like that out, I believe they have the right to do so. If someone like JT wants to rant and rave, he also has that right. But for crying-out-loud....the government and the legal system need to stop trying to control us. Doom3? Loved it! BF2? Still fighting the MEC whenever I can. Am I going to go out with a shotgun in the real world? Hell no! If they ban video games that are violent, then they sure as hell better ban violent TV shows, movies, DVDs, and while they're at it better ban those kinds of books too. See where this can go Jack? You a fascist or something? Time to shut up a worry about bigger things like REAL violence.