Podcast 9: Cheating or "Clever Use of Game Mechanics"

February 07, 2010

Are game bugs used to your advantage “cheating”?  Are strange mechanics in game that are used in ingenious ways “cheating”?  This week we tackle that topic, the news, our thoughts on the new bosses released, Turdhat’s corner, discussion topics, and more.  We even spend a solid ten minutes talking about balls.  Enjoy.

OUR WEEK IN WOW:

Fen was sick this week so the boys talk about fighting the new bosses.

Dreamwalker

Sindragosa

NEWS:

Ensidia:  Did they cheat or was it clever use of the cards they were delt.  This is our in-depth view, based only on what we know.  We want YOUR opinion on the forums.

We dig DEEP!

Also, go check this out…

Go check THIS POST: http://ensidia.com/muqq/blog/4078/

Versus the end of (bottom of the page) THIS POST:  http://www.legacyofsteel.net/oldsite/arc27.html

Look quite a bit alike?  The first is from Muqq from Ensidia, the second is from Jeff Kaplan, Lead Game Designer and FORMER Everquest end-game raider….posted YEARS ago.

New Weekly Icecrown Raid Quests!

Dungeon Finder loot system changes soon?

Dungeons made faster…except for Stratholme…

PVP healing 10% nerf

Love Is In The Air holiday stuff  (new boss)

New I-Phone Auction House app on the way

WoW Facebook dealy

DISCUSSION TOPIC:

Using gear designed for other classes

NEXT WEEK’S DISCUSSION TOPIC:

Where do you draw the line between “clever game mechanics” and cheating?  Is beating a broken or bugged encounter “cheating”?

MUSIC FROM THIS WEEK’S SHOW:

Jardin de la Croix: Pomeroy – Antioquia, Polyhedron

All music on the show is Creative Commons Licensed and is freely available.  If you enjoy any of the music please support the artists that created it.


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One comment

  1. Renix says:

    Another awesome show. IMO this shit with Ensidia is bs, they shouldn’t have been banned for that. Oh, and Turdhat is slowly becoming my hero every episode.

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