Named And Shamed

This post may prove to be a bit controversial, for reasons that will soon become apparent, but I feel that I need to publish it. After all, someone adding me on Battle.net just to flame me is indeed a first.

Allow me to explain.

As you all know, there is an in-game event going on wherein Azeroth is being invaded by the forces of the Burning Legion (and is, quite frankly, the best in-game event Blizzard has ever created).

I was responding to an invasion in Westfall on my Druid, when I saw a flagged Level 100 Horde player under attack from demons. So, I did what came naturally… and killed them.

The next thing I know, I get a Battle.net friend request. I ignore it and carry on killing demons, only for the person to send it again. This time, I decide to humour them and accept — only for this to happen:

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It was the Horde player I killed, adding me just to spout that. Makes a change from logging out and creating an Alliance character, I guess.

To say that I was not impressed with this would be an understatement. I defeated this player in PvP combat, for which there are no rules, and they feel the need to do this. I tried reporting them for it; they had removed me as a friend, so I kept getting a Lua error.

Now we get to the controversial (I think) part… wherein I reveal this prick’s Battle.net ID to show them that they can’t pull this sort of stunt and expect me to just forget about it.

So, yeah… FUCK YOU, FarahAli#2586!

I’m done here. Peace out.

*mic drop*

Not So Tough Now, Are Ya?

This little incident actually happened shortly after the events of my last post, back in April. So it just goes to show you how much I neglect this blog.

I might root around that archive I found and post some old stories, because finding new ones is becoming harder by the day.

‘What archive?’ Well, I found an old ZIP file on a DVD which contained every screenshot from the old Idiots of Warcraft blog, before I closed it. It’s got some classic moments, and I might just start uploading them again… maybe on Thursdays, if I remember.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I was on my Hunter, Sativan, standing around in Goldshire – out of boredom, as per usual – when I was approached by a Rogue named Kælingr.

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As you can see, Kælingr really wants to duel me. But he was PvP geared, and Sativan is only PvE geared… and, what’s this? I’m the ‘noob?’

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Might as well explain to him why he’s wrong, although he clearly didn’t like it.

Already sick of his shit, I put out a challenge to the other Level 100s standing nearby.

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It was nice of this Priest to accept my offer and decline payment, wasn’t it? Such a noble person.

Anyway, he challenges Kælingr to a duel… a request which is rejected.

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The Priest keeps challenging; Kælingr keeps refusing.

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Now the stupid prat knows what I felt like.

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Surprise, surprise, Kælingr runs into the Lion’s Pride and logs out. And, you know what?

I haven’t seen them since.

Suddenly, Whining!

I was on my Mage (for once), doing some questing in Shadowmoon Valley. I was busy slaughtering Shadow Council orcs for a quest, and had just killed a warlock when I suddenly got a random whisper from a Rogue named Shaunia.

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Basically, Shaunia – whom I never saw once during this whole conversation – is whining at me for killing the enemy they were going to pickpocket.

I’m a Mage, and Mages can attack from range. I was at least thirty yards away from the orc, flinging Frostbolts like nobody’s business. Since this person wanted to pickpocket, I am going to assume that they were probably only five or ten yards away — meaning that I wouldn’t have been able to detect their presence, since they would have been thirty yards away from me as well.

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Maybe calling them a bellend was a bit OTT, but I was getting annoyed at their whining. They expected me to somehow know that they were there, clearly not understanding how Stealth works.

I put them on ignore after this, to end the charade, and continued on my path of slaughter.

And I’m still nowhere near the next level yet. *sigh*

A Good Point

A few weeks ago, Fyreuni posted the following tweets:


I know that Hanzo and World of Warcraft are two entirely different games, but the same logic still applies to the latter. Many people these days seem to think that, once they reach the level cap, that gives them the right to act like complete and total arseholes towards new and lower level players.

I have been playing WoW since 2007, and I was the victim of this ‘newbie shaming’ (for want of a better phrase). I couldn’t ask a question about the game, or ask for help with a quest, without being bombarded with sarcastic or even downright insulting responses. But some people did help me, and I learned much about the game. I don’t claim to be an expert at it, but I know a few things and will try to help people as and when I can.

The thing is, the people throwing these insults around often forget that they were once in the shoes of the person they’re mocking. Every single person playing started out as a confused Level 1 in their respective starter area, and worked their way up from there. Over time, they would learn things about the game, their class, their abilities, the lore, and so forth; some of them would then pass this knowledge to other new players.

Sadly, the ‘toxic community’ that Fyreuni talked about seems to be the norm these days. I can’t remember the last time I saw anyone actively give help to a player who was asking for it. These high level elitists think that, just because they’ve got every available piece of best-in-slot gear for their character, they are above those still working their way up.

I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if WoW’s declining subscription numbers are due, at least in some part, to new players being subjected to abuse and deciding to not renew their subscription when it expires.

Having said that, some new players seem to think that the high level players are there to cater to their every whim. I’ve had a few cases where a low level has continuously bugged me for gold, or a boost, and then gotten aggressive when I refuse to assist them because of their attitude in asking.

Nobody is perfect, that much is certain, but all of us need to learn how to work together if we are to make the WoW community one of the best there is.

And so ends my opinion on the matter.

False Accusations VI

Wow, it’s been a while since I had to write one of these posts.

Anyway: I was on Nogametime again, just milling around in Goldshire, when all of a sudden…

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I have no idea who the hell this guy is, or who is he talking about.

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I’m ‘Mad’ because some random arsehole is acting like an arsehole towards me, accusing me of doing something that I didn’t.

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By the way, mate, I’m still waiting on that proof.

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I don’t know why this guy felt the need to get involved, but he did.

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At the time of writing this post, Guysup was Level 80. Nogametime is Level 20, hence my massive overuse of sarcasm here.

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After all of that, nothing was accomplished. Guysup didn’t seem so keen on continuing the shit they started; they were either trolling, or realised they had the wrong person.

I’m guessing the former.

However, we’re still not done. I went to Goldshire on my Druid a few minutes later and found Aloisius dueling a Druid — who turned out to be Guysup. I interrogated him again, trying to figure out exactly what his problem was, but all I managed to get out of him was that he claims I called his girlfriend a ‘fucking retard.’

When I asked for proof of this, he once again dodged the question. At the same time, yet another nearby person (whom I assumed to be another one of his friends) decided to get involved, asking me if I had proof that I didn’t call Guysup’s girlfriend this.

I didn’t reply, given that I can’t really prove I didn’t. However, it goes without saying that I am not that kind of person. Besides, I’m pretty sure the Game Masters keep chat logs. If anyone can prove I didn’t, they can.

Anyway, that’s it for this round of bullshit.