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Blizzard Announces New Matchmaking 44

thefritob writes "Blizzard is announcing their new Matchmaking service. Find your perfect partner to lay waste the the Zerg hordes or meet that lvl 70 Orc warrior that shares your taste for 'ganking noobs.'"
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Blizzard Announces New Matchmaking

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  • by e2d2 (115622) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @02:45PM (#31702376)

    JFC Kill me now! Just do it! Kill me now and get the pain over with!

  •     {sigh}


        Even that site is bored of itself.

  • I hear that level 30 Orc's put out the most on the first date. Every Mage's wet dream in their parent's basement eh?! There's no bondage like gruesome death and destruction on the battlefield.
    • by Locke2005 (849178) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @03:46PM (#31702806)
      Level 30 Orc's put out the most on the first date Dude, everybody knows that's because they are so friggin' ugly! The Elves are the one you wanna date; they are really good in bed... only problem is, it's a bit difficult to tell the female elves from the male elves... oh, and their ears aren't the only thing that's pointed!
  • I don't know about you, but that little comment just made my fUc&!^g day! Thanks!

  • Microsoft announced that it would be partnering with OnlineBootyCall to work on its new service, OnliveBootyCall for the popular 360 network. When approached about this decision, Microsoft executives insisted that OnliveBootyCall was significantly different from Matchmaking as OnliveBootyCall was strictly to be used for random, casual meetings that may or may not involve the teabagging and desecration of pixelated corpses. Whereas matchmaking promised gamers the opportunity to find a c
  • by mikael_j (106439) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @03:02PM (#31702498)

    I'm not saying this is a great idea but somehow the basic idea of integrating a dating/matchmaking service into something else sort of makes sense to me, but maybe that's because I'm one of those people who would rather meet someone I have something in common with.

    It would of course be very hard to implement but the basic idea is interesting, kind of like integrating a matchmaking service into Facebook (no, not as a third party app, as an integrated component where you can look for people in your area who are available and who seem to be compatible with you), but then I'm looking at this from the point of view of someone who would like to try coding said functionality using the available data...

  • We're expecting our second peon in October. No we don't play WoW anymore but we still play a multitude of other games together, online and off.
    • by Locke2005 (849178)
      I hope you've discovered that "role playing" is not just something you can do online...
  • by idontgno (624372) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @03:10PM (#31702538) Journal

    At The Escapist, there was a summary of this year's gaming-related April Foolery. The article [] had one actually useful tidbit of information.

    I now know a good acronym synonym for "gearscore" [], which is the current fetish on every WoW Looking-For-Group chat channel.

    It's "Equipment Potency EquivalencE Number (EPEEN)"

  • E.P.E.E.N. (Score:4, Funny)

    by dbet (1607261) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @03:17PM (#31702558)
    This one [] was a little funnier I thought. Although it pokes fun at WoW culture rather than generic game culture.
  • Fake or not, it would be better than making those people try through normal means and cause a scene in bar and clubs. I'll hold out for a clown fetish service before I shop for ladies online.
  • From the progress bar:

    Land: burned; sea: boiled; unable to acquire sky, please wait...

    Ouch. Just ouch.

  • Have a few chairs and ....

  • I hope I don't get my sc2 beta invite today, that would be sad...
  • by nEoN nOoDlE (27594) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @05:30PM (#31703368) Homepage

    The only joke is that Blizzard is announcing it. Unfortunately, this service is actually being released []

  • Actually, I thought this would be a great idea. I mean now that most of the Zerglings are out rushing with their friends all the time, it's way too quiet around the Spawning Pool if you know what I mean. Seems like every time a get a good thing going, those damn 'Toss show up and ruin it all.
  • Just wondering if anyone got the firefly reference in the series of progress messages you get when you try to actually find a match.

If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.