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#3753574 PROOF @hydrahacked

Posted mukuld50 on 28 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

View PostWildeHilde, on 28 August 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

Guys I think it's time to slow down. Whatever happened - both of the accussed players played some of the most amazing matches in arena history. Starting a shit storm is ok, having a laugh, too, but there is a limit. Give them a break, let the dust settle, they got the message.

Are you being serious right now?  After all the shit that was talked to me and supported by you in a very aggressive manner?  This is a freaking ILLEGAL thing that was done. Identity theft is indeed a very serious crime.  To say that "give them a break, they played amazing matches, they deserve to not go to jail for 15 years" is so unfathomably silly, I do not know where to start.

Unbelievable.

Its okay guys, they played some amazing games in history of The World Of Warcraft, it is okay to start a shitstorm since they murdered someone, but there is a limit.   Freaking joke.


#3747046 Wintrading on EU-Vindication, again

Posted Epzyxo on 20 August 2012 - 04:04 PM

View PostHendie, on 20 August 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

Proof ?!

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#3747045 Wintrading on EU-Vindication, again

Posted Hendie on 20 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

View PostGeru, on 20 August 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

theres no such thing on aj cuz starcookie would be listed on it (inb4 deleted by starcookie)

Proof ?!


#3747014 Wintrading on EU-Vindication, again

Posted Geru on 20 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

theres no such thing on aj cuz starcookie would be listed on it (inb4 deleted by starcookie)


#3739602 How to get viewers on twitch

Posted Dakkrothy on 07 August 2012 - 04:10 AM

just me who actually thinks sodapoppins stream is one of the most entertaining one? lol


#3738819 Warrior pvp

Posted etilia on 04 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

Hola!


Have been thinking about that fix a Warrior to the high level that I never had a high level. Have all the classes 85, but NOT warrior, more or less nothing about the class haha. Has a 71 Warr on an old acc that I may send over to my main acc.


Arms I've realized that it is applicable, but spells and so on, what should I consider? If the banner was apparently so I will therefore pvp'a :).


Is a small gamble that question here on FB but Maybe they will find a friendly soul who will actually respond and do not pass me to Swifty's channel on the tube.




PS. SORRY FOR THE STUPID ENGLISH, TRANSLATED IT FROM MY MAIN LANGUAGE @ google/translate haha. And I'm lazy, hope you will understand some of it. TY :D


#3738190 Forbes report about severe Activision/Blizzard problems

Posted WildeHilde on 03 August 2012 - 10:28 AM

Source is Forbes: http://www.forbes.co...s-achilles-heel

Whenever we see a stock that has 74% of analysts rating it a buy and 26% of analysts rating it a hold we usually get interested in the company. Why is nobody selling? Is the company really that perfect? Can this be the dream stock that we have all been looking for our entire lives?

Probably not!

After looking into Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), we discovered an amazing looking company that is unfortunately almost completely sustained by the revenue it reaps from one game, World of Warcraft. When considering that the same company has a 60% majority shareholder (Vivendi) looking to sell its shares in the company you get the potential for a catastrophic situation. What if strong competition were to come into the MMORPG space (massively multiplayer online role playing game) and take market share away from World of Warcraft? How long would Vivendi wait before it starts jumping ship on the open market?

Short sellers beware, huge profits may lie ahead.

Vivendi (VIV:PA) is a publicly traded French company that has seen its shares steadily battered for the last three years. The shares have fallen from a high of 23.90 euros all the way down to a low of 12.70 euros, leaving shareholders very angry with management. Fearing for their jobs, management at Vivendi has decided to sell some of their equity interests around the world in an effort to boost their own share price.
Activision was their first logical candidate for sale. The stock has done virtually nothing for the past two years, usually trading in a tight range between $12.50 and $11.50. The only times that we have seen this company spike was when a new hit videogame was released, usually causing the stock to make a sudden 5% jump only to quickly trickle back down over the coming week. Not much can be said about this company in terms of dividends either; the common has a yield of 1.6%.

Vivendi originally tried to sell its majority ownership in the company for a 20% premium on the private market, but even the esteemed bankers at Goldman Sachs and Barclays could not find any takers for this deal. This clearly shows general pessimism regarding ATVI’s future. Vivendi then lowered its premium target from 20% to 12% in an attempt to seek an interested party. This failed as well — clearly not a vote of confidence from the market.

So now we must ask the question, how long will Vivendi be willing to hold its stake in ATVI if the company’s stock starts falling?  Since management cannot find a buyer for their stake in ATVI on the private market, will they simply watch their company’s share price decline along with Activision’s? That seems unlikely.

So now the question becomes – what will cause ATVI’s stock price to decline so sharply that it would force Vivendi to begin selling its majority stake in the company on the open market?

World of Warcraft (WoW) has helped ATVI maintain its stock price, with this one single game providing roughly 30% of the revenue for the entire company via its expansion packs and monthly payments. Subscription revenue alone totaled $1.2 billion both in 2008 and 2009, and an additional $1.36 billion in 2010. Corresponding costs (the overhead cost of maintaining WoW’s virtual world) totaled a mere $404 million in the first two years mentioned, and $241 million in 2010. This means that WoW subscriptions have generated gross margins over 80% consistently. Since WoW has very high operating leverage any decline in revenue will have dramatic effects on the bottom line.

Guild Wars 2 is a fierce competitor that is creeping up on Activision’s WoW title at the end of August 2012 that we believe many investors have not factored into their ATVI recommendations. Guild Wars 2 has already been ruled by many on blogs and discussion boards as superior to WoW just based on the experience gamers shared while playing the Guild Wars 2 beta. Competition seems to be coming in strong indeed against WoW.  Guild Wars was developed by ArenaNet, which is owned by South Korean-based NCsoft.

To play Guild Wars 2, all you need to do is pay $60 for a copy of the game and you no longer have to pay any monthly fees. WoW requires an initial purchase of $60 and a payment of $15 per month just to play the game. Guild Wars 2 will has the potential to attract many of the new MMORPG players that have been stuck in limbo since titles like RIFT (developed by Trion Worlds founded by former Electronic Arts and NCsoft employees), AION (developed by NCsoft), and Star Wars failed to take-off and beat WoW. What we have now is an entire generation of gamers that tried to switch from WoW to a new MMORPG but found themselves exactly where they started due to lackluster titles being released. With the release of a new game that has better graphics and better gameplay than WoW, one would be hard pressed to find reasons why gamers would not make the switch.

ATVI acknowledges the risk of WoW experiencing greater competition, without specifically pointing to Guild Wars 2:

The bottom line here is that gamers like to start on level playing fields. Gamers love to save money. Gamers are always in a frantic rush to play superior games. These three factors are the main reasons why Guild Wars 2 will win over market share from WoW.
Let’s examine what would happen to ATVI’s business if WoW subscription and software sales were to decline by an estimated  25%. We believe this to be a conservative estimate because games like EA’s new Star Wars MMORPG have had a significantly greater turnover than 25% in the first 6 months since the game was released.

This is a clear example of how bad games fail and how subscribers tend to voice their preference rather quickly and mercilessly. We estimate that ATVI’s gross profit of the subscription business could drop to $779 million from the current $1.12 billion and software gross profit could drop to $75 million from $100 million if a mere 25% of current subscribers stop playing WoW. With the combination of these numbers, we project ATVI could experience a drop of up to $366 million in gross profit in the 6 months following the release of Guild Wars 2 at the end of August 2012.

The consensus target from analysts for ATVI is $15.59 for the current fiscal year. The stock is currently trading at 11.85x forward P/E. Given our projection that WoW will lose 25% of its subscribers to Guild Wars 2 in the current fiscal year we are looking at a potential $9 stock. Of course ATVI also creates beloved games such as Call of Duty, Starcraft, and Diablo, making the stock hard to short in the minds of many investors. We simply wish to remind readers that these games are merely one-time cash injections that tend to make ATVI go up on quarterly earnings, but investors can generally expect to see the company drop back to its lows within the same week. The fact is that ATVI’s revenue and margins are completely being held up by WoW: If those go down, so does ATVI.

Now once the stock goes to $9, what do you think Vivendi is going to do? A company that has seen its shares fall by over 45% in the last 3 years is not going to just sit back and watch billions of dollars erode from their balance sheet. If Vivendi cannot find a buyer on the private market, and we are confident that they will be unable to do so, then management will begin selling their position in ATVI on the open market in order to avoid heavy losses. This is where the real money will be made. If we were to see Vivendi selling even 10% of their position on the open market the damage to the stock would be devastating.

Even though Vivendi is currently exploring several options to raise its stock price, we ask you to make a simple judgment call here. If you were Vivendi, would you not sell a company that is losing massive percentages of market share to its competitors? If you were on the management team of Vivendi would you honestly not cut your losses by selling ATVI when the chief game of the company suddenly begins failing to competition? Management departments at both firms have been warned and short sellers should stand ready to act after ATVI reports on August 2nd during afterhours. Let the bulls bid up the stock based on the record breaking Diablo 3 sales, it only helps to mask the coming fundamental problem of the business.


#3733289 Neilyo goes police

Posted Neilyo on 22 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

Such a sad and pathetic way to "troll" (cant even call it that) because when someone says their life/safety is in danger, you have to assume it is true because it would be a grave error to bet someones life/safety on it being a prank and have it turn out to not be a prank (therefore it requires no skill at all to sell the "troll").

Great job to this bathwater scum for proving he is just a sad pathetic attention seeking nerd.  Even more sad that he has deluded himself into believing this prank is something to be proud of.


#3728914 Rumour: Microsoft in frame to buy Activision majority share

Posted Claynz on 12 July 2012 - 11:09 AM

Microsoft ohgod

New WoW error.


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#3727873 Teamfind: Better player sorting and infinite scroll

Posted Pyrilus on 10 July 2012 - 07:17 AM

Hi guys, just a quick update. Now it's possible to sort the tables (been a while coming) and just generally find players on Teamfind. We've streamlined the registration process as well to get you finding players much more straightforwardly.

Let us know what you think!

www.teamfind.com


#3725753 High rated 5v5s - Sign up!

Posted ñåéé on 05 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

I apologize! but hey the bright side is that you have more IQ than a potato!


#3713309 wintraders in vindication with proof baylife yo guild

Posted Libyanator on 12 June 2012 - 04:57 PM

View Postethixyo, on 12 June 2012 - 02:13 PM, said:

we played on rank1 without any wintrading, even screenshotted it because of all the haters of supapala.
btw, tell me how you got s8 rank1 on your warlock with 1.5k max ratings

Even if you frapsed every single game from 0 to whatever he is now, no one would believe anything.


#3712969 wat

Posted gorz on 11 June 2012 - 08:06 PM

i cannot see the point of this thread.


#3712881 6 Things Men Do To Get Laid That Science Says Turn Women Off

Posted Duckers on 11 June 2012 - 02:40 PM

View PostAwesoMegAmazing, on 11 June 2012 - 02:29 PM, said:

So, read the article, wasn't surprised, didn't see anything I didn't already know. Except the dancing part. If you know how to dance, or you do it with a light hearted attitude (not taking yourself so seriously), you will attract women.

Here's one experience I had...

My brother and I had just arrived at a bar downtown Milwaukee called Trinity. We went into an open area with our first round of drinks and found a table to stand by (no chairs). We were dancing goofily and talking with eachother while sipping our first drinks. Within the first 5 minutes of being there, 2 very attractive girls approached us and said they wanted to hang out with us because we looked like we were having more fun than everyone else.

The key is, we didn't look like we were there to pick up chicks. If you have that air about you, girls pick it up, and don't want to be around you. We weren't just acting like we didn't care, we really didn't care. We were there to have fun, be ourselves, and act goofy.

Picking up women is all about not trying. Seriously. Relax, be yourself, and focus more on having a good time. Women will come to you naturally. (unless you're super ugly lol gg)
It's been 11 minutes since I read your post and I now have 13 different girlfriends.


#3705383 (US) Major TV news program LF hardcore gamer to interview

Posted Kekmoo on 21 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

View Posthypermode_4274975, on 21 May 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

12+ a day, thats pretty hardcore, I would go to the pve section of the game though, there are alot more of such players there
Dunno man, gotta wait 12+ hours just for a queue pop.




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