I need one of those shirts that says "If loud pipes save lives imagine what learning to ride that thing could do."
Add another vote from me for $15/mo rather than Free2Pay(in smaller chunks).
Not saying they don't exist, but I've yet to meet anyone (that has an income capable of paying their owning gaming costs) that prefers micropayments over subscriptions.
The game would suck ass (even more? haven't played for over a year) if it was single player, so even if that was an option it would be worthless if the servers were shutdown. At risk of sounding like your quote, it seems like you haven't played for very long if you think there is much (fun) to be had solo. On the bright side, if you like being a courier (90% of questing), people will actually pay you to do that IRL.
Maybe it is up the mail carrier but I have never seen that. When I have gotten packages at apartments they have never left them at the mailboxes either, always inside the building just outside my units door or at the complexes concierge if one exists.
This. This is the single event in my mind that significantly changed the average players outlook on the game. The honor system is the second. World PVP and BGs prior to the honor system (even after to some extent, but prior to cross-realm) were the most fun in the game. Guild vs Guild to prove who was the best. No one surrendered flags to end the game cause it is more points/hour to lose fast than win slow or any of that crap. You were there for the long haul and there to win. Also, the amount of dickbags was much lower due to the fact that if you pissed off your realm enough you couldn't meaningfully play. Now you just do whatever you want, act like an ass 24/7 BG or 5man and who cares? There are 4 other idiots you've never met before that will be more than happy to deal with your bullshit after waiting 45minutes for a tank.
At the end of wrath I hardly knew what guilds on my realm on my faction were good let alone what guilds on the other faction were. Who cares? You don't really have to interact with anyone on your own realm.
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In the district I work for teachers make significantly more than the average citizen paying their wages, went on strike this year over salary and healthcare costs (which they already pay significantly less than the average citizen). Oh, you know what else they were striking about. The district wanted to add 2 days of training to their year. You know during the time the people paying their salary are still working and they are on a 3 month vacation.
Top that off with them being nasty to tech staff (we are "administration") since they don't have a contract. Yea, you will really gain my support by a) getting paid double what I make to fail at your job while making mine harder, b) pay half what I pay for healthcare, c) work 3/4 of the time I do, d) be nasty to me in the process of crying about your horrible plight that is significantly better than mine. And they wonder why citizens are lining up at board meetings telling the board not to budge on the strike and showing up and the picket lines heckling teachers.
"HONK IF YOU MAKE LESS THAN ME AND ARE ON THE WAY TO WORK WHILE I WHINE ABOUT MY AWESOME SALARY AND BENEFITS"
I'm sure neither of the districts we are talking about are unique, but it will take a lot before I'm crying for the overall collective of teachers.