I was hanging around Goldshire on my Monk – something I tend to do a lot these days – when I saw a mage named Kiirondia talking to a Druid. The Druid, also Level 110, was offering 4,000 gold to anyone who could ‘kill him’ in less than five seconds. Kiirondia took up the offer and, being an Arcane Mage, made mincemeat of him in four seconds. The Druid offered the gold, but couldn’t trade it because of realm differences; Kiirondia (hereafter shortened to ‘Kii’) said that it was the thought that counts.
Then Kii noticed me standing nearby:
The requests keep coming in, which tells me that Kii isn’t quite getting the message. So, I tell them that I am not going to disable the addon just so they can fuel their ego. Why do I think they have an ego? Well, look at all the challenges they’ve been sending; if that’s not a case of egoism, I don’t know what is.
How am I being rude? All I said was that I don’t duel and that you have an ego. Stating the truth does not make me rude, little Kii. You clearly do have an ego problem if you are spamming me with duel requests, despite me telling you that I don’t duel.
That explains a lot; good thing I have a character on Quel’thalas. I log into it and see that Kii has gone into a battleground, so I tell them why I think they’ve got an ego (challenging me despite the item level difference and ignoring me when I said I don’t duel) and then go back on my Monk.
Just for posterity, here is a screenshot of my Monk’s Armoury page, taken at the time of writing this post:
I know what you’re thinking: ’28 item levels is such a huge difference.’ But hear me out: this person thrashed a Guardian Druid in four seconds; I would barely have had any time to cast a heal before I was nuked into oblivion by Mark of Aluneth.
Anyway, the fact remains that I was right about Kii having an ego problem; anyone who can’t accept that some people don’t like to duel, and then spam them with requests in a vain attempt to assert dominance or some shit, has an ego the size of Azeroth.
Kii is not the first to suffer this madness, nor will they be the last. But at least I can take solace in the fact that, while I would have lost a duel…
I won the argument.