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Loot Ninjas = Terrorists?

July 27, 2007


If I say Onyxia, BWL, and Vaults, most of you will know what I mean. Much like a veteran soldier who gets flashbacks from a loud door slams, undoubtedly your mind seeks refuge from hours of dispelling, healing or dieing (rogues). While we spent a lot of time loathing the same instance we ran over and over and over and over and over and over and over again - we also know the real reason we were there wasn't really the loot or killing Ragnaros for the 47th time but the people you spent in hell with you and the sense of team accomplishment.

What you didn't know (and neither did I) was that according to IBM studies in conjunction with MIT and Stanford, MMORPG's can help the next generation of workers become more efficient corporate leaders as work becomes more virtual. I can see it. Guild leadership skills help you understand the human team dynamic and could improve your ability to manage. Auction house trade could make you a Stock Market Tycoon. Crafting could help you understand the concepts of supply and demand and teach how to have pride in your work. But let's be serious, does the foundation without knowledge equate to any true success outside the game?

This article seems to think so. Personally if we're going to talk about the good, why not hit on the evil as well. For instance a Loot Ninja, I mean that's a corporate robber just waiting to happen. And griefers, well they are obviously perverted killers with no sense of moral judgment. And those guys that put stacks of runecloth on the Auction House for 100 gold - they must just plain be terrorists (hint hint, homeland security). I have my doubts that anything inside a game carries much over to real life. So if I were you, I'd keep "70 dwarf priest" off your resume.

~Ferret
Posted by Ferret at 3:36 PM PDT
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Ferret Stole the Blog.

July 24, 2007

While Fargo is away in Nova Scotia training llamas to juggle porcupines, Ferret the magnificent will be taking the reigns and writing the FilePlanet blog.

E3, the dark period.

Don't touch me!The past week has been one of pronounced quiet in gaming news, many resting after E3. Opinions are varied on whether the new setup was effective with wide gaps between meetings and a more severe closed-door event. I've heard more negative then positive though about the way things went. What happened to the brain-splitting sound systems, amusement park booths and half-naked cosplay babes? Dark times for the gaming industry indeed.

1-18-08 – What The F***?

If you saw the Transformers movie (and I strongly suggest you do) you saw the trailer for 1-18-08, AKA Cloverfield. If you haven’t, we have it for you here. Now nobody quite knows what to make of this. Some people say Voltron, some say Godzilla or Cthulu. Personally I don’t think it’s anything we’ve seen anything like it before. The man producing it, J.J. Abrams is best known for his work on the hit series Lost. A freaky little mystery series that has kept watchers guessing and is *very* original work. On a related note, check out this site – supposedly related.

Harry Potter's #7

Chocolate Frogs!Insanity ensued on the 21st of July as the final Harry Potter novel Deathly Hallows was unleashed among the masses. Would Snape finally wash his hair? Would Ron and Hermione finally hook up? Do chocolate frogs take over the world? I bought the book, but don’t expect me to tell you any spoilers. You have to pay the 35 bucks and find out your damn self. Personally after J.K. Rowling turned Draco into a ferret, I’ve harbored some resentment ever since.

The White Chamber

I’m going to finish off with this free game I found recently, because I feel it deserves mention. It’s a creepy little anime type game with a girl on ship slippery with blood and guts. The graphics are top notch if cartoony, and there seems to be tons of audio and decent puzzles. Get through it without the cheat guide, I’m still working on that!

Posted by Ferret at 5:09 PM PDT
Edited on: July 24, 2007 5:34 PM PDT
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