Thread: WoW Culture..

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    WoW Culture..

    I have recently been wondering why so many ass-hats try to out outdo each other in the various forms of making WoW a generally unhappy place.

    I think it started with the Leeroy video all those years ago, Since then its become "the thing" people do for "attention" in WoW.

    Current new ones:

    Killing Huolon on the very top of the bridge so people can't loot him.
    Pulling the firecow super elite mobs into groups of players.
    Killing albatross's

    That's just a few from Timeless, I witnessed today and find it such low behaviour it makes me question why I bother sharing the same game with such morons..

    Do you think the entire "disruptive behaviour fad" has gone on way too long now?

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    Griefing and asshattery is natural result of lack of consequences in game. Back in vanilla/tbc/wotlk, it was much easier to "punish" asshole, and thus they general population was lower. If you ninjaed something, someone would remember and be like "don't invite him to group". If you were rude asshole, you could find yourself in nasty spot looking for guild (i myself had situation in our guild when, after quite a strong recruitment during summer, one of our officers after coming back from vacation booted 2 guys, simple because "he had bad experiences with them")

    In cata/mop, blizzard moved more into single player experience, where guild/group/friends don't really matter. Alot of people play purely for LFR/LFG and they interact only with strangers. And why would you care about strangers ? It gotten even worse with all that cross realm business, when you literally will never see these people again. Right now people know they can grief, troll, and bully as much as they want, because nothing will happen to them.

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    I am one to stand up against the asshatery, and be kind!

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    im generally chill and nice and whatnot.


    Can someone explain what asshat is? I know its a insult but its not a very phasing insult at least to me. all I picture is a ballcap with 2 asscheeks on it and at that point i snicker, and as a avid hat collector and wearer id wear a asshat for lols.
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    People doing below 200k dps? Ain't nobody got time for that.
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    trolling is a very old tradition in WoW

    people used to kite elite devilsaurs from Ungoro to Orgrimmar just to watch them wreak havoc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubjuice View Post
    trolling is a very old tradition in WoW

    people used to kite elite devilsaurs from Ungoro to Orgrimmar just to watch them wreak havoc
    trolling is something people do in ALL games, over WHOLE the world.
    World of Warcraft is just 1 place they come to too.
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    It's something that exists in all games on the Internet, and even in the real world, not just WoW. People who get their enjoyment through the suffering of others have always existed, and will probably always exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubjuice View Post
    trolling is a very old tradition in WoW

    people used to kite elite devilsaurs from Ungoro to Orgrimmar just to watch them wreak havoc
    Trolls are very old indeed.
    Their regeneration passive is pretty OP.
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    This is one small step for raiders, One giant spit in the face of casuals \o/

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    It's a result of WoW essentially having no real moderation, and no consequences for most of your actions. Blizzard is way overly hands off than they should be with this stuff.

    NOT to mention there's a lot of mechanics that seem to ENCOURAGE you to be an asshole. The way tagging works, especially, is bad, for anything in the game that doesn't share that 5.2 and onwards shared tagging thing.

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    but kiting kazzak to stormwind sounded like a good idea though.

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    It's happening in all games and other stuff all over the world.
    That's my own personal nostalgia: 9 years ago people would have fun by enjoying themselves, nowadays the entire world seems to turn into a grumpy shitplace where the only source of enjoyment is the misery of others.

    My cure for this: I do my thing, I enjoy myself and I don't stress or get upset when people are acting like.. people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vankrys View Post
    but kiting kazzak to stormwind sounded like a good idea though.
    But that was a good idea!
    People didn't do it to grief, they didn't enjoy the complaining of others.
    They used to do it because it was awesome to do! I actually enjoyed the occasional world-boss in my capital.
    Last edited by Kangodo; 2013-09-26 at 10:56 PM.

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    I think that griefers do what they do because they got shitty lives themself, so they take it out on others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vankrys View Post
    but kiting kazzak to stormwind sounded like a good idea though.
    2 friends and I took those dudes frozen in ice on hyjal that are on a ledge and you do the quest to pick up some metal to break them out. well we typhooned and thunderstormed it off that ledge all the way to org to plant him right in front of the AH in org.

    I also kited prince thunderan to org. it was pretty epic to see a massive hammer sitting in org. ill have to dig up one of the screen shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpheus View Post
    People doing below 200k dps? Ain't nobody got time for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by smartazjb0y View Post
    Why? Why should content be gated behind skill?
    14/14h and finally done

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    Sociopaths who fail at being sociopaths in real life.

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    I agree with you, but it didn't start with "that leeroy thing". That was completely staged for hilarity.

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    Yep. Play any (mmo) game and you'll find the same thing. Trolls are going to troll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzoAndIndi View Post
    Sociopaths who fail at being sociopaths in real life.
    basically. They want to be sociopaths but unlike real sociopaths they fear the hell out of reprisal in the real world, so they have at it in a virtual world and think themselves better for it, some how. Arrashi hit the nail on the head in one of the best things he/she's ever said xD
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