1. Nujui

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    I'm glad I stopped playing runescape after the first ten minutes.
     
  2. machomuu

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    No, not because it's controversial but because it will quickly get off-topic...you know what, forget it. I don't care, do what you want.
     
  3. Sterling

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    Okay, off topic would be asking Wombo Combo who the fuck his ****** is. Talking about how many pedophiles you'll find in your neighborhood, and finding out how astonishing the number is, is not. Especially since some of them could be playing RS. Seriously, the fact that this happened in a video game is nothing. These stories are a dime a dozen, and the only reason this was reported is because they can blame it on the video game. These people are common, these people are the very reason Parent watch their children, and help them understand that there is bad people in this world. Fail to do this, and you get more and more stories like these.

    http://www.city-data.com/so/so-Fort-Worth-Texas.html

    This is how many registered sex offenders there are in my city code.

    How about Las Vegas: http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov/Statistics.aspx

    or New York City: http://www.city-data.com/so/so-New-York-New-York.html
     
  4. machomuu

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    I'm saying this will spiral out of control and away from the topic at hand.
     
  5. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero
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    Well, you post news like this, someone should expect to see the discussion turn to Parental incompetency. It always plays a role in any news story such as this.

    Also, I edited my post.
     
  6. machomuu

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    Well, anyway.
    Que sera, sera, right? We'll cross that bridge when the time comes.
     
  7. narutofan777

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    lol wtf u wuld never think this type of shit could happen in runescape but it did...this is disgusting
     
  8. Fear Zoa

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    I agree completely...Theres too many goddamn pedophiles out there for people not to inform their kids about it.....the world is not a safe place....anyone that thinks it is is foolish and naive

    (also my city is a lot worse..1731 with a 369 to 1 ratio) http://www.city-data.com/so/so-Baltimore-Maryland.html

    (also does it make me a bad person that I'm chopping ivy in runescape as I read this?)
     
  9. machomuu

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    This game has a HUGE amount of kids/teenagers playing it, it's really no surprise, especially since it's Runescape.
     
  10. TwinRetro

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    No kidding. every time I go to the library, I see at least 6 teens playing runescape on the computers.
     
  11. Sterling

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    I've heard a few stories of a few kids around my neighborhood seeing white panel vans following them and they just turned around walked the other way, and jotted down the license number. Not to mention the city that I live in is also the former home to Opal Jennings before she was kidnapped and never seen again alive. She is also one of the reasons we now have an Amber alert.
     
  12. em2241992

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    But, what does this have to do with videogames in general. Sure a videogame was used as a medium, but it could have easily been a chat room, a forum, or any other internet medium. I wouldn't put the blame on a game, its the internet medium that is the real problem, but that doesn't mean we should get rid of the internet. I can't offer a solution, I have none, I just see that if anyone blames a video game for this mans illicit activity is being foolishly ignorant.
     
  13. machomuu

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    What are you talking about [​IMG]? We're not talking about gaming in general, we're talking about Runescape.
     
  14. Sterling

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    What would you have us discuss then? That Runescape is evil, that video games are at fault here? No, Runescape is a perfectly respectable game, and video games is only a medium. I get that the fact this happened on RS, but is this the only thing that needs to be discussed? No!
     
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    No, he responded to 3 posts specifically directed toward Runescape.
    The other part about the thread was probably me being defensive [​IMG]. I get that way sometimes.
     
  16. Anj

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    Wow, this is... disappointing. Partly because it gives gamers a bad name, and partly because people still play Runescape. Parents should have more control of their kids, and actually understand the game.

    >Not saying that she deserves this because she plays Runescape.
     
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    Any area where kids gather (real or virtual) will attract these pervs and using games as a scapegoat is nothing new. Doesn't matter if it was Runescape, WoW, Everquest, Call of Duty, whatever. There are people that prey upon kids. Parents need to be informed. Kids need to cautioned. Should this girl have been taught better about using the internet and personal information being given out? Yes. Does that excuse this perv from his crime? Not at all.

    This guy deserves far worse than prison. Of course, people in prison don't look upon pedophiles with nice intentions. I took a tour of a former prison (now a museum) and was told that if a child molester, who were traditionally kept secluded from other inmates, was put in with mainstream inmates - their life expectancy was only 1 week. I know I'd like to see this guy find a long & painful demise.
     
  18. machomuu

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    But online games are already known to be pedobear magnets. That said, it does not excuse this case, as it definitely adds to their reputation.
     
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    So was this statutory or not? From reading the article, it seems like the girl actually agreed to this shit. With a single mother who's never home, it doesn't really surprise me.
     
  20. Pyrmon

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    It really seems to me like she was agreeing. I mean, she gave her address, went with the guy in a motel and didn't report anything. I think she wanted to be [censored] or something. Besides, at age 13 you have enough common sense to know not to give out your private info to random strangers. I can't believe she didn't give consent.
     
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