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Comment: Re:Wow (Score 0) 463

That is completely wrong. There are in fact real dollars behind all the ISK in the game. Real money was "lost". Just because you can't (legally) convert ISK to Dollars doesn't mean the money isn't real. There are quite a few people who convert Dollars to ISK by buying PLEX (Pilot License EXtensions) in game and selling them on the open market. The economy in Eve is a real thing. Some people (Such as The Mitanni) actually make a living off the game and no longer work. Me, I'm satisfied just making enough ISK to buy those PLEX's and not have to pay for my game in terms of Dollars.

+ - New Star Wars Trilogy Announced->

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Scott Lockwood
Scott Lockwood writes "When Peter Mayhew signed his contract for the new trilogy of films (episodes I — III) there was a rider that he had to sign guaranteeing he would agree to appear in Episode VII. I think most of us at the time thought that was a marketing stunt, but it now appears to be a reality after all. George Lucus, and of all people, James Cameron confirm there will be a 3rd trilogy. From the article:

Lucas: “Our generation had it’s legend. Our journey had a first step. And my saga had it’s beginning. Nowthis great and epic journey needs to have an end.”

Cameron: “With great hope comes great responsibility, and I will ensure that at last the mighty Galactic Empire sees its revenge, and that the New Republic and it’s Jedi protectors rise once again!”

Lucas: “There are three more tales to tell, and Mr. Cameron the force is strong with you.”"

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Comment: EVE (Score 1) 308

by Scott Lockwood (#39921817) Attached to: How Much Of Your Day Is Dedicated Video Games?

If EVE counts, then I'm in the last category for sure. I play on the train into work, I do some things that don't require a lot of attention at work, I play on the way home, and until I go to bed. It's an amazing game.

We have a saying. When a player leaves Eve Online for WoW, the IQ of both communities goes up.

Comment: Re:Nice (Score 1) 15

by Scott Lockwood (#39921641) Attached to: Dentist pulls out all her ex-boyfriend's teeth after split

I think stupid people get what they deserve. No more, no less. Would I have done that? No. Should she have known better? Yes. Should he? Likely also yes. The difference is, the tattoo artist had a signed release, so as real world trolling goes, he's the winner here. The Dentist comes in second since she's now being investigated for malpractice.

Then again, I'm one of those people who spends most of his waking hours in EVE ONLINE, where people are SUPPOSED to be dicks to one another. :-)


+ - Huh. Epic Fail, Canada.-> 1

Submitted by Scott Lockwood
Scott Lockwood (218839) writes "Are you Canadian? Are you transgender? Do you want to fly? Well, too bad — as of last July, you can't anymore. FTA, "5.2 (1) An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if
(c) the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents;""

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Comment: Re:It's fun when it's fiction (Score 1) 171

Rather than slowing things down, set up a real alt, not using one of your two spare character slots. If you're making that much, you can buy two plex's a month in game, right? Train the other one to do cool shit, but take your time. One of my corp mates has an alt that he's done _nothing_ with except train core cert to elite. Now that he has core at elite, all he has to do is train up whatever skills he wants for whatever ships and weapons. That doesn't take all that long.

Or, go whole hog and train up to fly a titan.

% APL is a natural extension of assembler language programming; ...and is best for educational purposes. -- A. Perlis