I got confused for a moment and thought I was browsing reddit.
Same here. It's actually a legal requirement in my job.
I did something like this a couple years ago. I "married" an obviously fake girl I created on Facebook. My ads internet wide quickly switched from "singles" ads to mortgages and retirement ads (with a smattering of child education savings thrown in). A couple months later I "divorced". That brought on the lawyer ads, and a fresh onslaught of singles.
I've been Facebook free for a while now, but the screen captures I grabbed and posted while doing this provided a lot of amusement for my friends.
No other MMO has fights or losses like this. Makes it far more worthwhile when you stand to lose something (even a virtual something), as opposed to just reappearing at a spawn location otherwise unaffected by your loss. It's also nice to have a lot of the standard idiots chased from the game by the learning curve, and the need to actually socialize.
I hate that I cant directly upvote here on Slashdot
Yea, I left WoW for Eve and never looked back. I haven't run a mission in over a year, and get to play however I want to. My gear never goes out of date, and is almost entirely player made. It's a better game in many respects, it just doesn't hold your hand like WoW.
I've spent most of my many years on
Might be worth seeing how he worked in the game for some folk.
A possibility. I read the article though, and thought that Slashdot seemed like the kind of community that could have a presence there. That lead to me wondering what other places beyond my ken Slashdotters might recongeal.
I've noticed several design suggestions in your code.