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World of Warcraft and UDE Point System Fiasco 251

Richard Manley writes "A report on the card game trinket fiasco. When the UDE (Upper Deck Entertainment) point system finally went live, I would imagine most of the people that logged in felt the same fury I did. Blizzard knows the lengths that its fans will go to get trinkets (look at the price of Murloc cards on eBay), but their arrangement with Upper Deck simply takes advantage of the good will many fans have shown." From the article: "This means that in order to get these trinkets, one would have to purchase 9 BOXES of cards for the fireworks and 21 BOXES of cards for the ogre. What does this mean? Want a fireworks trinket? Sure, it is only going to cost you $900.00. Want an Ogre trinket? No problem, it is only going to cost you $2,100.00. Bear in mind that these items are purely for show off purposes and give no in-game advantage to players." Having been through the Magic: The Gathering addiction twice, I've decided staying away from this Collectible Card Game is a good idea.
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World of Warcraft and UDE Point System Fiasco

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  • CCQ? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 30, 2006 @09:43AM (#16640983)
    So, you're staying away from the Civil Code of Quebec?
  • Uh oh (Score:2, Funny)

    by Junior J. Junior III ( 192702 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @09:46AM (#16641015) Homepage
    That's a 50 DKP MINUS!
  • by iroll ( 717924 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @10:04AM (#16641169) Homepage
    How can we kill that which... has no life?
  • by DrugCheese ( 266151 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @10:14AM (#16641287)
    ... of Warcraft

  • Link pls? (Score:5, Funny)

    by lsw ( 95027 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @10:25AM (#16641411) Homepage
    I tried to click on the [Axe of ZOMGWTF Pwnage] but doesn't work. can anyone link it so I can see the stats please?
  • by bigdavesmith ( 928732 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @10:30AM (#16641471)
    I'm sorry, I don't think there's going to be any 'grinding' going on wherever this card game is concerned.
  • by mblase ( 200735 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @11:17AM (#16642093)
    Having been through the MtG additiction twice, I've decided staying away from this CCQ is a good idea."

    If the editors can't it right, who can?

    No no, I think it's a new word. An "additiction" is when you get so miserably hooked on it your face starts to twitch when you realize your dealer--sorry, the card manufacturers--has upped the price again.
  • by theghost ( 156240 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @11:23AM (#16642175)
    You think less of me. Oh the shame. Somehow i'll just have to try and pick up the pieces of my shattered life and go on. I'm sure it'll be a hollow shell of an existence, full of misery and regret, but maybe, just maybe, some day i can redeem myself and earn back your favor. Oh wait, nevermind. I cared there for a second, but i'm over it now.

    Welcome to the internet Virg. Bring along a sense of humor next time you visit.
  • by Chris Burke ( 6130 ) on Monday October 30, 2006 @01:11PM (#16643727) Homepage
    Yeah, as usual people whine about it being to hard to get a useless item that they don't need. If you don't want to spend the money, don't get it! It isn't like some powerful item that only uber-raiders can get, it's a piece of crap that will make you look cool for two seconds.

    Besides, they're easy to get. I've almost got mine already.

    Sure, if you just buy enough cards off the Auction House, you'll have to spend 900-2000g to get the trinket, and of course that isn't worth it. Instead, just grind it out!

    The day after they patched the game to include the cards, I went to the Franklin Elementary Playground zone during lunch. The weak mobs there were dropping packs of cards pretty often, and other loot besides. Plus they have a really hilarious crying emote they do when you hit them. The "Save me mommy!" one was the best; keep at it until you hear it, trust me! After an hour the mobs stopped spawning, but I came back later and there were big crowds of them all lined up in front of where the big yellow tram comes. I must have taken out a hundred of them in like fifteen minutes. A few tougher mobs aggroed from the trams, though, so be warned.

    All told in about an hour and a half of grinding, plus travel time, I got a total of 10k points towards my ogre trinket, a few g worth of cash, a Nintendo DS Lite and a Nintendo DS (strangely the Lite sold for more on the AH even though it is white and the DS is blue... go figure). Compared to most of the semi-worthless things you grind for in WoW this is easy, so those complaining about the price should just STFU.

    One more note... I know this is probably just the Random Number Generator screwing with me, but I went back to Franklin the next day and it seemed like nobody was dropping WoW cards any more. So I left and went to Washington Middle School nearby. The mobs were a little harder, but still pretty easy and they droppped more cash and the WoW cards to boot.

    Uh oh, gotta go, the My Boss elite is patrolling this way.
  • Re:rtards (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 30, 2006 @01:11PM (#16643731)
    True. Fucking Canadians have some serious thinking to do.

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