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GAPP Regulates MMOs, Announces Fatigue System

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GAPP Regulates MMOs, Announces Fatigue System

Posted by: EricWan on Aug 23 | 18:08

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General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) vice director Kou Xiaowei said at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday that the fatigue system for online games will be launched on October 1, Donews reports. The purpose behind the fatigue system is to reduce the amount of time gamers spend playing online role playing games. The system will only award players full experience points for the first three hours of each day, half experience for the next two hours, and no experience after five hours. According to Kou, a limited trial of the fatigue system will begin on October 1 and large scale trials for 11 online games will begin on October 20.

The 11 games are Shanda's (Nasdaq: SNDA) Legend of Mir 2 and World of Legend, Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) Fantasy Westward Journey and Westward Journey II, The9's (Nasdaq: NCTY) MU and World of Warcraft, Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Lineage 2, Sohu's (Nasdaq: SOHU) Blade Online, Kingsoft's JX Online and The First Myth and Optisp's Legend 3G. GAPP will roll out the system industry wide at the end of this year or early next year, said the report.

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Great idea

"Live without dead time" Guy Debord

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After all, China can't have it's citizens being fatigued from online gameplaying, when they have to work 96 hours a week for about $1000 per year in income; the national average. Farm workers make about $300/year.
An interesting idea, though. Communist China certainly has its face all into everyone's personal lives...But then again, that's what Communism is all about.

Make sure you check your "Made in China" labels on everything you buy in this country nowadays. We have to make sure we continue to support their repressive and invasive government.

/sarcasm off

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Ron... you would be surprised that it's not the poor guys that make the most profit in china, neither their big wigs or their "communist" leaders.

It's the big european and american corporations.

Why do you think addiction is ravaging people in Asia so hard. (take a look at this article www.policyalternatives.ca...=BB736455, already recommended it in the misc section)

Actually chinese officials behave rather decently sometimes, they have for example introduced some degree of environmental protection, after people were starting to get ill from air and water pollution, against! western lobbying.

And looking at things like this in your country www.organicconsumers.org/epa6.cfm (a repeated! attempt to get pesticide and chemical testing on mentally damaged, and other unprotected children... reminds me severely of Nazi Germany)

Not to say Europe is better. 99% of chemicals in use in the EU right now are not! (or not sufficiently) tested. Needless to say that the rise od health problems, biosphere degradation etc, is quite disturbing. Against it's own population interests chemical industry lobbies against testing! www.corporateeurope.org/l...REACH.html

These are just a few examples. Basically, I would prefer the whole world to live the old Soviet Union way, that the US way. People there had retained their humanity. Now with the introduction of "free" market, the normal population has turned savage, where before only the ruling class was decadent.

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Well, I'll be the last one to say that the USA is the paragon of decency and ethical living. I agree that demand is what increases the supply and the corporate "whores" of this country are what's driving much of the third world slave labor. I do understand the impact that the USA makes in world markets and accept that responsibility as a citizen of this country.
We continue to neglect the poor, elderly and disadvantaged in this country for the sake of profits...greed at its worst and that this is OK with the average citizen here just boggles my mind.

My concern with China is not so much the greed as I alluded to but the repressive nature of its society. And yes, American technology companies are accepting money to help support this indirectly, although no American would admit to being a part of it.

My problem is not so much with Communism as it is with the government's application of it, in particular with how China has sought to breed out and dissolve the people and culture of cities like Tibet and quash the freedom of speech of its detractors.

The USA has major problems and in many ways we are no better and even worse than other countries in certain areas.

It's about greed. I hate greedy people.

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Quote:My problem is not so much with Communism as it is with the government's application of it, in particular with how China has sought to breed out and dissolve the people and culture of cities like Tibet and quash the freedom of speech of its detractors.

Yes, I forgot to add this in my original post, and hoped that you would understand me right. You did. Central government and communism is a contradiction in itself. Whatever it has been, the Soviet Union, and China up too now, have never ever been communist states in the "community" or "communal" sense of the word. They have been bureaucraticies, and dictatorships.

In this way "communism" is the twin of "capitalism". Both have very very decent theoretical foundations, both have been invented and put forward by people who only wanted the greater good - Adam Smith did not call hiw works "the wealth of nations" for nothing. Unfortunately money and power tends to concentrate, and words can be warped and injected with new meaning.

I have seen it in my studies of economy every day. Modern scolars like Mr.Mankiw, who write introductory textbooks, do not bother to point out that their writings and models, which they teach to people as the truth are only this, models, which are based on a certain ideology. In tyrn, this ideology is based on cartain assumptions and goals, the main being to keep those people and nations in power, that are now.

I have been thinkingfor years now how to break this chain of events. Noam Chomsky and Guy Debord, and many others fight valiantly to inform and educate the public, and I believe ultimately it seems to be the only way. If one wants to build a people society, one needs to start building up the people first, and the society for them later. Not the other way around.

The other way around, we come to witness things like the 3rd Reich, Soviet Union, China and the modern US - which seems so very far from what the founding fathers had intended. Like with the bible, the US leadership is true it's the words, but has corrupted the spirit along the way.

At the same time, yesterday I have remembered a thing that I remember occassionally and then forget again, hopefully this time I will not forget it.

If there were no China, if there were no "evil US leadership", if there were no hunger and poverty in the world. I, would not be me, and would not be able to think and feel what I think and feel today. I would not be able to define my identity as: "someone ho wants to change all this", and for this I have to thank them, like I need and have to thank the poor people out on the streets, whom I can give alms to, so that I can not only think myself of ebing generous, but experience myself of being generous.

Really hope, this time this insight stick around, as it is my most effective, but at the same time only protection against cynicism and despair.

Thou art god

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I saw a documentary about Noam Chomsky recently and it really opened up my eyes a bit. I, admittedly, had not been too worldly in terms of world politics, moreseo about worldly cultures and people.
I think just about any structure, Communism or Democracy or whatever, has a foundational logic which makes sense, but can, in reality, never be fully and perfectly implemented because it will always be applied by imperfect people, if that makes any sense. in other words...perfect on paper, but not perfect in reality.Quote:If there were no China, if there were no "evil US leadership", if there were no hunger and poverty in the world. I, would not be me, and would not be able to think and feel what I think and feel today.I wanted to quote-out this statement as it is something I have trying to underscore for gamers who look back upon their gaming period as 'wasted time.'
I clearly would not be the person I am, had I not gone through three years of excessive/compulsive gaming. As miserable as I had made my life during that time, I grew to be a stronger and more resourceful individual. I wonder if my life right now would be as good as it is had I NOT gone through the hell of gaming and recovery.

Man, I wish I could visit Russia.

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Chomsky is a great man. I have never had any person I admired in my whole life. Now I have several. 3 of them are yogis (Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Andre Sidersky) and the fourth is Noam Chomsky
I have much if of my political and linguistic education, if not directly from him, than certainly indebted to him.

(I am not gonna mention Jesus, Buddha, Mohamed and LaoTse as they basically speak for themselfes )

Quote:Man, I wish I could visit Russia.

What stops you?

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Quote: ----- Man, I wish I could visit Russia.
What stops you?Fair question - At the moment, the next 8 months are obligated to my hike but after that, who knows?

If you like Noam Chomsky, then I also heartily recommend reading Howard Zinn who for me, was as inspiring. He has a bunch of books and several videos, but the best one for an introduction to him is "You can't be neutral on a moving train" Click the IMDB link below for more info.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0416...;fc=1;ft=1

Also, Noam Chomsky-ish is:

www.imdb.com/title/tt0418...;ft=3;fm=1

And if you need any confirmation on how Corporations are screwing up the planet, I highly recommend:

www.imdb.com/title/tt0379...ft=63;fm=1

What I like about Chomsky/Zinn are that they are people who ignore the status quo and whose visions allow them to see beyond the things that many of us get hung up over like social norms, policies and politics.

To me, they are heroes, if anyone is.

Ron

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"the corporation" is an ingenious piece of work. I cried when I was watching it. I will get the book some day too.

In a way, it mirrors my tragedy, as I was forced to study all this @#%$ with itA's heaps of hypocricy and profit-glorification. *utter disgust*

And yes, you are right and I too consider mass media concentration and control to be if not the biggest culprit, so the biggest passive wittness to many woes, as such I will try to get my hands on "outfoxed". A very good movie / book in the same direction is chomskys "manufacturing consent". A very good read/watch.

Howard Zinn is new to me, and I will try to get some reading or movie of his. What I have read so far sounds like I will REALLY like him.

Thank you Ron

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Howard Zinn was involved in the racial segregation battles in the 1960s in the southern U.S. He worked with local blacks/african americans to organize sit-ins and protests. As a professor at college, he joined the students in protesting against college policies believing that the freedom of speech and the fight for a good cause is more important than any repercussions for doing so.
Truly inspiring...

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Reminds me of when Origin used to have Powerhour in UO. You would only get a decent skill gain for 1 hour after you logged in, and it wouldn't happen for another 24 hours or when you logged in next (whichever happened to be longer).

That naturally didn't stop people from playing the game for more than an hour, because they worked extra hard to grind out the few extra points they could for the next six hours or so

The way I look at it, people will play more to get the edge on the people who only play during the time they're "allowed". Which means playing two or three times as much as they normally would. Plus, what's stopping a person from buying 4 accounts so they can get the same ammount of gameplay in?

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Quote:Plus, what's stopping a person from buying 4 accounts so they can get the same ammount of gameplay in?Excellent point - Most people probably have more than one account already.

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