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post #21 of 156 Old 11-28-2009, 02:34 AM
 
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I hope this guy gets destroyed in court, then hit with a countersuit and has his wages garnished for the rest of his pathetic life.

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post #22 of 156 Old 11-28-2009, 02:35 AM
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Never thought of it like that before, could this be true? I know this lawsuit is a joke, but that does raise an interesting point if true.
The entire goal of a subscription based game (MMO) is to balance timesinks without alienating the casual gamer - something WoW has done so well, most people don't realize that they're playing a massive timesink designed to keep revenues coming in.

Nothing 'sneaky' about that.
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'Alienated' gamer sues WoW for ruining life. gtarmanrob shoots noob in the stomach.

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Pretty stupid because

A. No one forces you to play a game, if you can't stop playing that's your own problem and you need to learn some self-control
B. Blizzard actively encourage people to take breaks from this game

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I remember when that one one person who sued Mickey D's because they spilt hot coffee on themselves (claiming that they didn't know it was 'hot' coffee). Soon after they put a warning on their coffee. But he/she got paid.

People sue for anything. Which is why you get those silly warnings "don't put hand in blender why it's on". At one time it happened and someone got paid.
Despite what many misinformed people think, that was a valid lawsuit:

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On February 27, 1992, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico, ordered a 49¢ cup of coffee from the drive-through window of a local McDonald's restaurant. Liebeck was in the passenger's seat of her Ford Probe, and her grandson Chris parked the car so that Liebeck could add cream and sugar to her coffee. She placed the coffee cup between her knees and pulled the far side of the lid toward her to remove it. In the process, she spilled the entire cup of coffee on her lap.[9] Liebeck was wearing cotton sweatpants; they absorbed the coffee and held it against her skin as she sat in the puddle of hot liquid for over 90 seconds, scalding her thighs, buttocks, and groin.[10] Liebeck was taken to the hospital, where it was determined that she had suffered third-degree burns on six percent of her skin and lesser burns over sixteen percent.[11] She remained in the hospital for eight days while she underwent skin grafting. During this period, Liebeck lost 20 pounds (nearly 20% of her body weight), reducing her down to 83 pounds.[12] Two years of medical treatment followed.
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Liebeck sought to settle with McDonald's for US $20,000 to cover her medical costs, which were $11,000, but the company offered only $800. When McDonald's refused to raise its offer, Liebeck retained Texas attorney Reed Morgan. Morgan filed suit in a New Mexico District Court accusing McDonald's of "gross negligence" for selling coffee that was "unreasonably dangerous" and "defectively manufactured". McDonald's refused Morgan's offer to settle for $90,000.[4] Morgan offered to settle for $300,000, and a mediator suggested $225,000 just before trial, but McDonald's refused these final pre-trial attempts to settle.[4]

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He'll shut up if they give him a years subscription for free.
ROFL so true

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post #28 of 156 Old 11-28-2009, 05:16 AM
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This is just crazy. It's like a family suing a weapons manufacturer because their son used one of their guns to commit suicide.
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Despite what many misinformed people think, that was a valid lawsuit:
You might think so because of what happened to her but holding a cup of coffee between her knees and she couldn't understand what could possibly happen? And I never have had to put my coffee between my knees to add in cream and sugar.

Just a frivolous lawsuit. Common sense 'lady'.





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