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[PCGamer] The creator of Ethereum got into crypto because Blizzard nerfed his character

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"I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010," Buterin writes in his bio, "but one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock's Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit."

----- hard to believe gpu mining might not even be a thing (since bitcoin miners use ASICS) all because of a WoW patch that nerfed Warlocks. What a fucking weird time to be alive. I swear Elon Musk might be right that this is all just a computer simulation. What a shit show humanity is.

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I remember that vitalik used to hang out at MTGOX and btce in 2013, to me eth like other cryptocoins was always a coin to steal btc, crypto since its inception in 2010 is 99.9% manipulation and 0.01% margin of error ehhe

Anyway, I understand him, however eth is not the best example of a decentralized blockchain.
 
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I just think it is fascinating that even NFT's might not even exist without a simple WoW patch... who knows the chain of events... I mean one can always argue well someone else would have come along eventually. That is true, but on same hand that something may not have stuck, lot of this stuff is just timing and naming and being at the right place at the right time.

Mindblowing to me... if WoW had not nerfed Warlocked... the world might look entirely different, without ETH supporting crypto momentum, BTC might not have even made a comeback, no one could ever reall know these things. Just mindblowing. lol
 

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So a cry baby 16 year old wow player screwed the world oh haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa
 
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So a cry baby 16 year old wow player screwed the world oh haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa

I wouldn't necessarily agree with that, I don't think he had any idea how big it would grow and how much it might influence climate change and short term greed. He is going to proof of stake at some point, which should help, but he has delayed this a few times now... so eh... I feel like if he really cared about the energy grid/limited resources, climate change, etc he would have doubled down and got proof of stake done quicker.
 

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I wouldn't necessarily agree with that, I don't think he had any idea how big it would grow and how much it might influence climate change and short term greed. He is going to proof of stake at some point, which should help, but he has delayed this a few times now... so eh... I feel like if he really cared about the energy grid/limited resources, climate change, etc he would have doubled down and got proof of stake done quicker.

Happily made 1 billion dollars from it though, so no worries about damage caused eh
 
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Happily made 1 billion dollars from it though, so no worries about damage caused eh

I remember reading an article about Ethereum very early on, something about 20% of all the coins from ETH were under lock and key to be distributed at a later day and time, and that is why I immediately passed on it. Can't find that article now, didn't search that hard, but eh. Doesn't really matter anymore. All this shit is a scam imo. We literally do not have wiggle room for climate change at all, and we just threw a **** ton of carbon output at fake coins over the last 12 years. It's really sad.
 

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Imagine what he could do to actually help the planet with that much cash? or help the needy? but where is the money, sat in his mining? account. just another greedy ass mining toad
 
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Yes, the world is now ruled effectively by sweaty nerds that got bullied in school.

Go figure. There is a last-gen leftover of strong men left, but the rest is snowflake material using brains instead. Dudes like Trump (and Xi... and Erdogan... Bolsonaro) are just spasms of an age gone by. Very dangerous stuff :) And they're all like the inventors of old 'But I never thought they could go this far with my tech'. Ignorance is bliss, as if gunpowder and nukes never happened. We just create systems now with equal force and give them to everyone. Free of charge! I mean just consider the power of cyber now, even in the military... if you can't control your intel, you're not going anywhere. No power? GL HF strong arming people in the dark. No transaction/money? No stuff for you.

And here the women thought they were going to have their 15 minutes now going forward.
 
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To me, crypto itself isn't that bad. It has the potential to make things more quick and efficient, like using a credit card instead of cash. Besides, one day, all of the governments are going to create and force us to use cryptocurrencies whether we like it or not. So, we might as well get used to them now.

It's the mining part of crypto that I can't stand. It is just wasteful beyond reason. The creator of ETH definitely missed the mark on that one...
 
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To me, crypto itself isn't that bad. It has the potential to make things more quick and efficient, like using a credit card instead of cash. Besides, one day, all of the governments are going to create and force us to use cryptocurrencies whether we like it or not. So, we might as well get used to them now.

It's the mining part of crypto that I can't stand. It is just wasteful beyond reason. The creator of ETH definitely missed the mark on that one...
Well he played WoW so he probably got used to farming/grinding etc.
 
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To me, crypto itself isn't that bad. It has the potential to make things more quick and efficient, like using a credit card instead of cash. Besides, one day, all of the governments are going to create and force us to use cryptocurrencies whether we like it or not. So, we might as well get used to them now.

It's the mining part of crypto that I can't stand. It is just wasteful beyond reason. The creator of ETH definitely missed the mark on that one...

crypto is more quick and efficient? it can't even handle the transaction load of Visa/Mastercard by a fraction without massive delays... lol
 
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crypto is more quick and efficient? it can't even handle the transaction load of Visa/Mastercard by a fraction without massive delays... lol

Notice that I said, "potential to make things more quick and efficient". ;)
 
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It's more efficient for the end user, but as a technology it's the furthest thing from efficiency, it's like delivering a single stick of ram on an 18 wheeler.
 
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Uhhh, it's a game and he was unhappy with the mechanics changing which has only happened like a million times on WoW since vanilla. So now he rage quit and quite literally started his own game where the early adopters are the ones who reap the greatest benefits. Sounds like someone who doesn't like losing or supporting others. That's probably why he was DPS and not a healer or tank. :laugh:

tl;dr: How many different ways can you say selfish overgrown child?
 
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Uhhh, it's a game and he was unhappy with the mechanics changing which has only happened like a million times on WoW since vanilla. So now he rage quit and quite literally started his own game where the early adopters are the ones who reap the greatest benefits. Sounds like someone who doesn't like losing or supporting others. That's probably why he was DPS and not a healer or tank. :laugh:

Yeah, there has to be some hubris involved when you make a world wide currency at a very young age, thinking you know more than economics experts who have studied patterns and theories for decades. Still haven't found that ETH or BTC bank willing to lend me some money based on my credit score to finance a new house btw... let me know when... ROFL
 

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Yeah, there has to be some hubris involved when you make a world wide currency at a very young age, thinking you know more than economics experts who have studied patterns and theories for decades. Still haven't found that ETH or BTC bank willing to lend me some money based on my credit score to finance a new house btw... let me know when... ROFL
Volatility is not what people want to see when doing long term investments. The lack of controls around the currency is the very reason it's prone to manipulation. It's the stock market with no centralized (or really even decentralized) control. It's literally the wild west of currencies where fraud is not just allowed, but seemingly encouraged through mechanisms like pump and dump schemes. You know, things that would be illegal in almost any other modern market. It's like designer drugs used to skirt around drug laws until the feds catch on.
 
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https://www.pcgamer.com/the-creator...crypto-because-blizzard-nerfed-his-character/

"I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010," Buterin writes in his bio, "but one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock's Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit."

----- hard to believe gpu mining might not even be a thing (since bitcoin miners use ASICS) all because of a WoW patch that nerfed Warlocks. What a fucking weird time to be alive. I swear Elon Musk might be right that this is all just a computer simulation. What a shit show humanity is.

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He cried himself to sleep over a video game character? :laugh::roll:

I love this paragraph at the end of the statement;
Many of us have been affected by a strategy we rely on being deemed OP and hit by a nerf. Very few of us subsequently cry ourselves to sleep, quit the game, and then dedicate the rest of our lives to a pyramid scheme for dorks that contributes to an environmental crisis, graphics card shortages, art theft, and ends up being banned in China.
That about sums it up!
 
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I wouldn't have even noticed the nerfed spell the nerd, and certainly wouldn't cry over it, it's not like loosing a leg is it.
 
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I wouldn't have even noticed the nerfed spell the nerd, and certainly wouldn't cry over it, it's not like loosing a leg is it.

You'd be surprised at what some people will notice about an online game when things are changed and the extent those people will rage.
 
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You'd be surprised at what some people will notice about an online game when things are changed and the extent those people will rage.

part of it is due to the autism spectrum, some people are more on the spectrum then others, those people I pity - because they will have difficult lives. as I am also on the spectrum I can relate, however I am not that far on the spectrum, so I can't relate to this particular story. but I do think if he truly cared about environmental change he would let go of his own hubris and ego and move to proof of stake faster. he sure did take his sweet time. excuses excuses. more like... people with lots of ETH whispering in his ear is my guess, and since he is most likely on the spectrum(I think he said as much on Lex Friedman's podcast, but don't quote me on that, its been awhile since I watched it) - it feels nice having friends and being liked, so he doesn't know any better as someone on the spectrum, I know in those rare moments when I do finally get friends irl, it clouds my judgement from time to time. truly I feel sorry for him and I hope he can rise above and save the day, rather than continue in these foolish endeavors that damage the planet.
 
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I wouldn't have even noticed the nerfed spell the nerd, and certainly wouldn't cry over it, it's not like loosing a leg is it.
Man I'd be a less than a stump by now if I lost parts over every nerf I encountered in gaming life :D

Volatility is not what people want to see when doing long term investments. The lack of controls around the currency is the very reason it's prone to manipulation. It's the stock market with no centralized (or really even decentralized) control. It's literally the wild west of currencies where fraud is not just allowed, but seemingly encouraged through mechanisms like pump and dump schemes. You know, things that would be illegal in almost any other modern market. It's like designer drugs used to skirt around drug laws until the feds catch on.

Haha well put, its even true the new cryptos that pop up all the time are the designer drugs for its users.
 
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