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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 8:19AM myr said

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The thing that gets me the most is people that simply don't care.

I don't care if you're having fun. If your fun is preventing me from having fun, then if I'm in a position to, I'm kicking you faster than you can call me an "elitist jerk!"

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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 8:34AM whateveryousay said

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It's the asswackers that like to tell you how to do your job that I can't stand. Most of the time, if i'm a healer and you're not, it's because you don't want to be one. So don't me that I need to heal faster when i'm the only healer in the team and it's a boss fight, two or three people are losing life faster than my cast and cooldown times can allow me to keep up. Don't tell me to stay out of the bosses aoe when there is a limit to how far out of range I can be and still heal your sorry ass AND that range happens to put me right on the edge of his aoe spells, AND that idiot, that happens to be a friend of yours, is running around to the other side of the battle area so I have to move in even closer just to heal and keep him from dying. And, above all else, don't don't DON'T give me attitude like you could do such a better job than me, because you couldn't. If you don't have the patience to put up with me having trouble healing an entire team of people on my own, then you don't have the patience to be a great healer. You don't even have the patience to be a decent one.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 2:24PM J Brad Hicks said

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That one's mine, too. Here's my rule of thumb: you aren't paying my subscription fee? then you don't get to tell me how to play. I'm not paying someone else's subscription fee? then I don't get to tell them how to play. I'll accept friendly advice, but I won't tolerate nerdrage if I disagree or disobey. I'll offer friendly advice to people, but only if they not only don't know what they're doing, but they're also expressing frustration.

You don't want to team with me because you don't think I know how to play? Fine. And if you're playing so poorly that it's getting in the way of my enjoying the game, I can solo for a while, or go find another team. But bossing people around or bullying them because you don't like the way they specced their skills, the equipment they slotted, or the way they play is just flatly intolerable to me.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 9:09AM TehKlute said

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Gear worshipers are so prevalent in wow that its easy to ignore them these days. I cannot stand people that constantly talk down to newbies though.
I was in a guild with someone who had an old version horse mount (no longer available) and every time some newbie asked him where it was from he would spout hot air rubbish on gchat about 'stupid noobs' etc.

Sort of like when the Trunchbull from Matilda says "Children are revolting, I'm glad I was never one".

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 9:22AM breezer said

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The internet tuf guy forum personae really bother me.

In the FFXI community it's really bad. It's gotten a little better recently, but for a while it was all about how big a douche you could be. Irreverent racist angsty teenaged boys.
Even now, every time I visit a FFXI forum I /facepalm at all the personality train wrecks who really think they are something cool.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 9:17AM (Unverified) said

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Beside the point, I feel Wrath of the Lich King made the problem with the "achieve-worshippers" ALOT greater. I know I don't play much nowadays. Subbed a month back in september last time to try out some of the new patches. Apart from that I noticed a worsening when it got to less helpful people after less than a month into wrath. Now I didn't play the last 6 months of tbc after sunwell either, so I think it could be related to the achievement system coexisting with new wrath content.

Thats my 2 cents. Not every new invention in the MMO sphere turns out to be a good thing in the end. Its focus on the community might just be too great.

I've spoken to 2 others recently who said they have also quit due to people being more self centric now in wrath. They blamed the cold environment to some degree, but I'm not so sure about that...

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 9:51AM (Unverified) said

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People who take games too seriously. The ones that expect everyone to play the game as if it is a professional sport, rather than a leisure activity.

Also, folks who end every sentence with "LOL." It's not punctuation, people! ;)

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 3:13PM whateveryousay said

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"LOL" is the bane of my existence.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 5:17PM (Unverified) said

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it's not that bad is it LOL
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 10:09AM Wisdomandlore said

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People that try to tell you how to do your jobs. I don't mind suggestions, tips, or pointers. But don't act like you know how to play my class better than I do. Nothing's worse than incompetent tank going down than blaming you. -_-

On the other end of the spectrum are people who are "just having fun." When you're having fun impedes my having fun, we have come to an impasse. You can have fun alone.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 10:09AM (Unverified) said

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In Guild Wars, I hate people who cannot handle it if you delay their *speedclear* even two seconds. Impatient people who will leave groups still forming if they have to wait longer than a minute till the group enters a mission/explorable area/dungeon are quite annoying, too. Finally, it really bugs me there are so many people wearing Chaos Gloves, the most expensive gloves in the game, purely to display how much money they have (or rather had), even if the gloves look absolutely ugly with the rest of the armour. I'm afraid I'm doing something similar with my Dragon Gloves; they were very expensive (not as expensive as Chaos Gloves though) and they don't exactly look very great with my armour set (Warrior Male Elite Luxon), but I'm still wearing them because I paid for them. So even though it bugs me, I also understand why people do that. Obsidian armour is one thing I don't really understand; ridiculously expensive and for most professions the armour is really ugly.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 10:38AM GaaaaaH said

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I got Obsidian (but not chaos gloves on purpose) for the challenge. My (RL) friends only know that I was working on a secret project that involved lots of cash until BAM i could unveil it.

I only got it as a personal goal
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 3:15PM whateveryousay said

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impatient people that leave groups still assembling are the bane of my existence.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 10:45AM (Unverified) said

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I cannot stand people who think that just because they only play 8 hours a week, that is a valid excuse to not know one's class or strive to do the most DPS possible. People who make ANY and EVERY excuse for sub mediocrity. People who think Casual is synonymous with Virtuous. People who think their acceptance of mediocrity and even failure as an approved way to play the game makes them some kind of sin-less saint.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 11:12AM Its Utakata stupid said

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I can't stand players...like the one above me, who think games are a day job.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 12:17PM jpkustra said

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@txeriel... Wow! You sound like quite the d-bag there. I guess maybe if you were as awesome as you portray yourself to be then you would have tons of in-game friends and a huge guild alongside you and you wouldn't have to worry about the casual gamers who are having fun in a GAME. In fact, it's people like you that really dissuade me from even wanting to look for groups. Luckily, in the games I am interested in, your type is not the majority.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 1:24PM Rialle said

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I think that perhaps Tzeriel came off the wrong way. What he probably meant was that he dislikes players who are mediocre because they *do not care at all* about their performance, but will use "having less play time" / "being casual" as an excuse when they get called out for doing stupid things (Such as standing in the fire in a WoW VOA PUG). Despite this, they still expect as many group/raid invites or believe they deserve the same "rewards" as everyone else.

There is a difference between an actual casual player and someone who uses being casual as an excuse for poor performance in a raid setting.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 1:42PM (Unverified) said

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The players like the above guy Tzeriel, who complain about problems they can easily avoid, by not pugging. People like him are ruining mmo communities, by being arrogant, elitist, and immature. Obviously, there are going to be plenty of this type of player in any game, but that's the beauty of online gaming; you are free to choose how, when, and with whom you'd like to play.

Too many people who think their mmo is 'serious business' out there, ruining it for those of us who like to play for fun.

I personally had my years of hard-core gaming, but that ended a few years ago, when I decided enough was enough, and realized that real life>games, as far as relevance of issues to get stressed out about.

Play how you want. Everyone pays the same monthly fee.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2010 8:20PM wjowski said

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I hate people who don't seem to realize that they're playing a video game.
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Posted: Apr 4th 2010 11:28AM (Unverified) said

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I want to reply in support of Tzeriel's comment. Coming from a different game (Kingdom of Loathing) there is a (small, vocal minority) of players that behave as though 'casual' is a mark of honor. Utakaka's comment, while probably not intentionally so, is evidence of this community. 'If you're not playing casually you're uptight' is faulty logic. People have all sorts of different levels of involvement.

Some people play games to challenge themselves, and if I tell you that I don't want to play with you because I'm trying to complete some important goal, please try not to be offended. I'm not saying your way of playing is wrong, or that you shouldn't be allowed in the game. I'm just saying I don't play the game the same way as you, and that's why I'm not going to party you.

It's different play styles, that's all.

-SirNiko
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