Seventeenth Times The Charm

I’m not really into PvP that much, this much is certain.

Well… I may attack an enemy player if I think I can kill them, or if they are a much lower level than I am (but, as I’ve said countless times, if you don’t want your Level 60 Horde to get facesmashed by my Level 100 Alliance, don’t flag), or when there are other people around to help with the battle. But for the most part, I stay out of Battlegrounds, Wintergrasp and Ashran.

As anyone who plays WoW will know, a lot of duels take place outside of Orgrimmar or in Goldshire. I like watching duels, but I don’t like taking part ine one — which is why I have an anti-duel addon (DuelResponse) installed.

I don’t like duels because most of the people who challenge me are elitist fucks decked out in fully gemmed and enchanted epic PvP gear. DuelResponse stops most of them in their tracks — but it didn’t seem to deter ‘Nitrownage,’ a Priest from Stormrage.

I was on my own Priest, Brony on Lightbringer, and I was watching the duels outside of Orgrimmar when Nitrownage runs up to me:

Nitrownage001As you can see, he kept spamming me with duel requests even when DuelResponse automatically declined them. So I ask him, rather curtly, to stop it.

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Fat lot of good that did me. This guy is getting on my nerves, so I make my feelings clear.

Nitrownage003Up until now, you can see that he has challenged me sixteen times.

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Who said anything about ‘wanting to try’ anything? I don’t want to duel you, so why you can’t piss off and leave me alone is beond me.

After issuing challenge number 17, he finally gets the hint and fucks off.

Suffice to say, I didn’t stick around long enough to find out what happened with the next person he challenged.

Well… That’s A Bit Harsh

I was on Holiestcow earlier, browsing the premade groups for anyone with a Level 3 Storehouse in their Garrison, when I came across this person’s group:

Aphokyroz01So you missed out on your Sunhide Gronnling, big fucking deal. Poundfist will respawn in a few days, so it’s not like you’re never going to get another chance.

Anyway, I just wanted to post this as a quick update. Hopefully you will find this person’s rage as amusing as I have.

I Am Weak, And This Person Needs To Pay More Attention

After only two months away from the game, I caved in and bought some more game time. I’ve been busy with my garrison: levelling up as many followers as I can to 100, building a Dwarven Bunker and a Gem Boutique, demolishing my Stable and replacing it with a Lumber Mill (because I need Garrison Resources), and so forth.

I have also been doing LFR, but this story doesn’t have anything to do with that (as hard as that is to believe).

I was doing the Garrison daily whereby you stick it to your enemies, by taking the fight to them. I decided to go to Shattrath, but I needed a group. So, I used the Premade Group feature to find one. I wasn’t waiting long, given that I was healing, and I soon caught up with the other four people doing the daily. One of them was another druid, whose name I have sadly forgotten, and they are the focus of this story.

I was hanging back, keeping everyone’s health topped up, when said Druid changes to their Restoration spec and then tells me to ‘actually do something.’ They actually thought that I was standing behind everyone so that I wouldn’t have to do any of the actual fighting, clearly ignoring the fact that I was clearly marked as a healer when I joined the group.

I was quick to correct them, albeit rather curtly, and they responded by saying that they were trolling. “No,” I replied. “You were being an idiot. There’s a difference.”

And then – because this person was clearly keen to do my job for me – I left the group, found another one and then completed the daily.

My second day back and already I have a story.

God, I’ve missed this blog!

 

Farewell, Dear Friends

It is with a heavy heart that, once my current World of Warcraft subscription runs out, I will quit playing altogether.

The reasons for this decision are as follows:

  1. I hardly play it as it is.
  2. It’s too expensive now.
  3. The rampant elitism has killed what little enjoyment I had left.

Number three is the main reason why I am quitting — I can’t get into any raids because of my bad gear, and I can’t get gear because people keep harassing me over my ability to tank and/or heal. It’s a vicious cycle, and I no longer see the point in paying £9.99 a month to play a game I don’t get to play properly.

I’ve got a couple of weeks left on the subscription, so I am using it to sell off all the remaining stock in my bank guild on the off-chance that I do decide to come back.

However, I don’t see myself posting any new stories until then — so this is the very last post that Idiots of Warcraft will ever see.

Thank you for reading, and I wish all of you the very best for the future.

For the Horde/Alliance! (Delete as appropriate.)

Elitism Comes In Different Flavours

At some point or another during your time in Azeroth and beyond, you will no doubt have come across an elitist — someone who thinks they are far superior to you for whatever reason. During my time playing, I have come across many such people — hell, it’s one of the reasons I started this blog. What follows is a small description of each of the different kinds of elitist I have been unfortunate to meet.

THE PvP ELITIST (AKA ‘THE DOUCHEBAG’)

This person thinks they are better than you simply because they have a set of the best PvP gear, with all the proper gems and enchants. They will often spend their time outside of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, challenging anyone who gets close to them, and they will harass anyone with the gall to turn them down.

The thing I hate the most about these people is their stubborn nature — they will simply refuse to leave you alone if you tell them that you don’t want a duel. More than once, they’ve gone on to insult my gear, me as an individual, my family, and so forth.

The easiest way to deal with these morons? Ignore, plain and simple.

THE INSTANCE ELITIST (AKA ‘THE RUSHER’)

Just because you’ve done this instance a million times, that doesn’t give you the right to act like you’re a gaming god. Some people in the group may be experiencing the instance for the first time, so constantly snapping at them to ‘hurry the fuck up’ isn’t exactly making them feel welcome.

People play at their own pace, so let them. If you don’t like it, go and find another group.

THE GEAR ELITIST (AKA ‘THE HYPOCRITE’)

These people will insult you for not having decent gear — often conveniently forgetting that they were in the same positon themselves at one point.

I don’t think I need to say much more than this.


This is all I can think of at the moment, but chances are I will create a new post as and when I come across any new types of elitist.