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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:13AM twenty1 said

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Accidentally sent a message to a guy complaining about how bad he was, was ment to message my friend.
He replied saying he was sorry and that he was new to the game.
I felt awful

Posted: May 6th 2010 8:15AM cycro99 said

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Why would you feel awful? I'm sure every noob has had a pro rage at them, whether it be accidental or not
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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:29AM nomoredroids said

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That's awesome. lol.
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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:15AM (Unverified) said

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It was not long enough ago when I was playing EVE Online that I was finishing up my first long-awaited hauling run on cashing out my Research & Development datacores that I'd been stockpiling points for.
I had filled up a secure cargo container inside my Crane transport ship (which was rigged with cargo expansions, and fully fit, including a covert ops cloaking device), and was on my way to the regional market hub, Motsu.
It's at that moment that I remembered I wanted to go see District 9, which had been in theaters for a little while. So I alt-tab and open up Fandango in Firefox to check movie times at my local theater. "Oh goody!" I exclaimed, (not really, but it's funnier that way) "there's a showing at the theater down the block in 10 minutes!"
In my haste, I completely forget that I'm on auto-pilot for a 20 jump trip in a T2 transport ship loaded up with a couple month's worth of datacores. Easily 500 million isk between the ship, fitting, cores, and other junk sitting in my cargo hold.
I have also COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN THAT MY ALLIANCE IS UNDER A WAR DECLARATION BY PIRATES.

I come home around three hours later, sit down in front of my laptop and notice "EVE Online" in my task bar.
Everything hits me at once.
Oh.
Shit.

I grimace as I click my EVE client, knowing what to expect. Sure enough, I am sitting in my home station. In a pod.

Good times.

Posted: May 6th 2010 9:53AM GaaaaaH said

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nice writing
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Posted: May 6th 2010 10:21AM Birk said

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Hah! Excellent tale, fellow!
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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:27AM (Unverified) said

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Back in the early days of FFXI, I was helping a friend camp argus, whom at the time has a really nice drop that sold for good gil. I had to go afk to help the wife with something and when I got back, he had killed it! Problem was I only got about 1 million gil from the split because I was not there, him and our other guild mate evenly split the other 19 million!

Posted: May 6th 2010 9:33AM (Unverified) said

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brought a kestrel in eve for 200mil isk

Posted: May 6th 2010 8:29AM Pewpdaddy said

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After a case of nerd rage, I sold my WoW acct. =p Only to have to purchase another full version of WoW and BC and to rush to lvl 70 again. =] In hind sight my Druid was much more fun than my Priest... Though the T5 shoulders for Priest was much cooler looking than the busted Druid leafy deals. =]

At least I got enough from the original acct. to buy a new Vid. Card... =]

Posted: May 6th 2010 8:34AM Stormscion said

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uf in eve online i was so tired that i took bestower for 600mil ( it real price is 500 000 ) ^_^ funny stuff is because several months before i was like omfg how people have to be so stupid to be scamed like that :)

Posted: May 6th 2010 8:44AM (Unverified) said

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Back in WoW I was really into the low level BG's but never had enough money to twink a character for them. I kept on looking and looking for something that would be effective and good at twinking, but wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Then, I found some videos and some forums posts about dodge twinks, or level 10 characters with high enough agility so that no one could hit them... Well I set about trying to do this, grinding and grinding for cash so that I could get this enchantment on the best level 10 that I just gotten to drop. About 5 minutes after I paid for the enchantment on the weapon, a passerby asks why the heck I have an enchantment on a level 10 sword. Feeling all high and mighty, I quickly inform him on how bad I am about to own in Warsong Gulch with this enchantment and my other accumulated gear. Well, he quickly informs me that dodge twinks no longer work with the games system.... about 300g down the drain.

Posted: May 6th 2010 8:40AM (Unverified) said

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I remember With my first MMo.... it was UO.
I was a noob. just arrive to the world.. naive and open heated..

I was welcome to the world of Ultima with a very nice greeting by a pro player that was from my country that gave me some gold and a full spell book.

I was excited!!

Then another guy came along and said if i need any help in game.. and he started explaining stuff to me.
Helpt me a little around.

Askt me what i have in my inventory..
After i told him about the gold and the full spell book (that was pretty expensive) He askt me if i wanna see him house? and that there might be some stuff there that will help me.
I said sure thing. he seem like a nice guy..and we talkt for like 30 minutes.

Well. we went outside of town and started heading north...
After 10 seconds i found myself engulf with fire...

And saw myself falling down dead in 2 seconds..
I wasn't sure what exactly happen.... just saw that guy looting me for whatever i had.. left me naked ... said "Welcome to ultima" walks away...

/FAcePalm

That was one of the coolest thing ever in a mmo.. it was so good back then.
but also that was the last time i ever trusted anyone in a MMO.
:D

Posted: May 6th 2010 10:18AM Grizz said

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Original Ultima was also my first MMO, and was the only one to really capture the intense fear of venturing out into the woods.

Anything you did to gain, could become a setback if killed.

My worst mistake was storing a spare key for my house IN my house. It was ransacked that week when I came home to an empty house with the door unlocked. =-[
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Posted: May 6th 2010 11:57AM (Unverified) said

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Now that is an awesome story :)
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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:46AM Faryon said

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Cant really pinpoint my worst one, but here is some bad ones:

Back in TBC I took one of the fishing dailys and started fishing in Nagrand.. An hour later I was still fishing for the quest-fish so I contacted a GM. The GM answered about 30 min later (I had now been fishing for 2 hours at the same spot) and suggested that I move to a different lake in Nagrand. Did that and did some casts before the GM asked me "Are you in a raid group?" ... DOH! Had forgotten to leave the raid group after a raid.. Left it and got the fish on my first cast.

My first raid in vanilla WoW was also a massive fail.. We wiped at the first boss in BWL and I ran into the BRS instance portal by accident so I resurrected in BRS and had to run out and back into BWL.. Unfortunatly a horde raid was assembling outside BWL so I died in front of the clickything.. Then I ran too far before clicking resurrect and ended up back in Searing Gorge (still dead). At this point my guild lost patience and started the boss without me.

Posted: May 6th 2010 8:51AM HeavyTank said

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hmm...

other than selling a full set of 15k gladiator armor to the vendor in Guild Wars?

nope nothing really...

Posted: May 6th 2010 9:15AM (Unverified) said

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Not a serious mistake but a pretty embarrassing one:

After failing on multiple occasions to come first in a LOTRO harvest festival race and win a fancy horse I eventually got lucky and managed to find a quiet time near the end of the festival when no one else was racing. As I was the only runner in the race I knew I was guaranteed victory as long as I didn't screw up so I took my time carefully trotting around the course making sure I got every marker. I even stopped to loudly inform my kinship buddies that I was the only horse in the race and I was about to win myself a Festival horse. Unfortunately I hadn't realised that there is a time limit on the race and with my careful steering and stopping to type in kin chat I exceeded the limit. The timer ran out with the finish line in sight and I was booted of my horse and told I had lost the race. There was much merriment at my expense when my next kin chat message admitted that I had lost the race despite being the only rider.

Posted: May 6th 2010 9:56AM (Unverified) said

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Epic :)
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Posted: May 6th 2010 8:59AM benfolds said

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Stormscion, You are in good company! I did the same thing in EVE online, but it wasn't buying a Bestower, It was buying an Iteron V. It was late on a Saturday night, and I was tired. Looked on the local market after scanning down a Wormhole exit, and just bought the first one I could find. THEN it hit me! I just paid 650,000,000 ISK for a ship that should regularly cost 650,000 ISK. I too am also one that looks at the market frequently asking who would fall for such a scam. But there I was, victim of the scam becuase I didn't take the time to look carefully. Since then, no matter what I buy, I always look at the price VERY carefully lol. Oh well, such is life.

Posted: May 6th 2010 1:34PM EdmundDante said

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I make sure I never have too much isk in one player account to avoid making a mistake like that. I never use my Corp account to purchase or buy - last thing I want to see is I've spent 3 billion on an Iteron V! You have my sympathy.

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