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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 02:11 PM
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I tried it, the demo bored me. I used to be worse, though... I was bad into Runescape >.< Yeah... but anyway, just find something else to occupy your time. I forced myself off of it and found other things to occupy my time, I started weightlifting and tried hanging out with friends more, or just go for a bike ride if I didn't have anyone to hang out with. I had a job, too, so that took some time away from sitting on my ass in front of a computer
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There are some big prize arena tournaments, ... you've got to be beyond exceptional in PvP to win them.

As for taking over someone's monster? there is a misunderstanding somewhere. Players only play characters, and again, on the money, about the only way to make money in WoW is to be exceptional in PvP or sell characters, etc. which is basically prohibited by Blizzard.
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There is a market for leveling people's characters. It's illegal based on the rules Blizzard, the game manufacturer puts out there, but it still happens. Basically someone levels the character to max level, then sells the account to someone, and starts over.

It is a relatively older game, but it's so popular it's still the most profitable video game out there I think (Call of Duty franchise is also up there). Because it is a MMO and the content is always updated, people continue to play it.

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Just as stated before yes you can make money by being amazing good at arenas (player vs player) but they are team based and you also have to split the prize money.

MLG is the biggest tourney if I am not mistaken and last year for 3v3 the top team won 25k.

So as for if he won 50k that would be a no unless there is a bigger tourney out there. Also you said he has a GF which instantly rules out top PVP players for the most part as you have to practice all day every day just to be good enough to enter with a chance to win even one match.
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I dont know if what I type makes sense but I just want to clarify if this kid is full of shit or could he have won 50k..
Extremely unlikely, pretty sure he is full of shit.

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He's got my gf's daughter playing it now...but isnt that a game of the past compared to whats out there now??
It is 5 years old, but it's still by far the best one out there. Every other one has crashed and burned so far.
I think the first real contender will be Knights of the Old Republic, whenever that comes out.

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Extremely unlikely, pretty sure he is full of shit.
The top tournament was the 2010 blizzcon which had a first place prize of $75,000 which you split 3 ways. Article Blizzcon 2010 Tournament Recap


"Eight 3v3 teams from the World of Warcraft 2010 Arena Tournament, came together to fight for the first place prize of $75,000. Unfortunately, the most notable and memorable moment of the tournament was the controversial championship victory of the French team aAa, against All authority."
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I managed to more or less get over my WoW addiction. Luckily for me I'm at the point now, where I tried going back for one of the 7 day free trials, and just got bored of it in under an hour. The game just... doesn't have the hold on it that it had before. I haven't played any more MMOs since then, I'm just not into the grind-y feeling anymore. I think the last thing that was holding me to the game was my guild, since a lot of them were pretty awesome, but once they split up during one of my breaks, that pretty much ended my interest in the game. Definitely for the better. I love making jokes about going back, some people's reactions are funny.
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Try a game called Ragnarok Online. It's the one I used to play before Wow came out. RO is one of the OG's of the true MMORPG games. The graphics are "cutesy" though, but they have a deep system of characters and equipment. Very fun and I actually miss it.

I played mainly in private servers because I hate grinding too much as well. Join a mid-rate private server and your grind time is cut-down immensely.

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Now that I think about it, I think WoW killed my ability to play RPGs of that sort in general. I just can't go through Dragon Age (Origins or 2), and any of that sort just... Don't work for me anymore.
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I couldn't get past the first 2 hours of Dragon Age, it was just so slowly paced, too much drama, and the combat wasn't that great.

I liked Mass Effect a lot more, but nothing compares to Fallout 3. That game was so innovative.

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