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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:06PM DevilSei said

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Now that I think of it Justin, what kind of Pippin do you think you are judging other pippins? My god, what kind of power trip must you be on to do such a thing?!

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:09PM Alchemda said

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@Alchemda

9 circles of MMO hell poster done by CAD
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:10PM Interitus said

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It's scary how many of these I've met. The only one I think is missing is the god awful roleplayer. The person who insists in roleplaying but completely misses the concepts for the game your in and is off in their roleplaying world where everyone should be speaking scary quasi-shakespearean regardless of setting.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:21PM DevilSei said

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Me think the man doth protest too much. For sooth, me think thee should bite thine thumb at roleplayers most foul.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:21PM DancingCow said

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They all sound positively vile.

But I'm not worried because I'm going to MMO heaven.

There I'll have a lifetime subscription to every MMO that will ever be made. There are no microtransactions. CTRL-Y sends anyone who irritates me straight to MMO hell.

Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 7:06PM Turbana said

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@DancingCow

Sure you are, Pippen. ;p
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 8:13PM DancingCow said

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@Turbana

Nah. I've refused every offer to become a guild officer. Just not my scene.

My guilty sin would be altaholism and what my guild finds annoying is that I make my names match my character, i.e. they tend to change as we move between games.

They have really hard time keeping track of me.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:23PM Mike Azariah said

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You forgot one or two . . . the Barred Bard

This guy thinks you really really need to hear whatever music he is listening to so an open mike and a voice interface is all he needs to bless you with squelch inducing arhythmic garbage that resembles rabid cats mating without all the delicate nuances.

The Historian . . .

Would rather regale you with the tales of how well other raids have gone, the epic loot that they got then, For some reason yesterday will always be better than today and worthy of reliving rather than playing the game right now.

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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:28PM Irem said

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I think the funniest (and saddest) thing about "Valorie Vamp" is that over half of the ones I've personally known have been male IRL.

To anyone who has fallen for this or is in danger of falling for it: there are a lot of lazy dillweeds out there who would rather not work for progress--both male and female--and believe me when I say that any girl who lets you give her crap in exchange for her affection, demands special favors and treatment, and makes no effort to improve herself or be self-sufficient isn't worth your time. The easiest way to not be a target for people like this is to not go out of your way to offer items, gold, runs, or attention to anyone just because they claim to be female, as I've unfortunately seen some guys do. The leeches will usually avoid you if you aren't interested in handing things to them, and the women worth knowing are going to enjoy your company for what it is.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 5:13PM DataShade said

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@Irem

"Welcome to the internet, where the men are men, the women are also men, and the children are FBI."
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Posted: Jan 28th 2011 9:40AM Ocho said

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@Irem

Very true in real life as well. We've all dated our fair share of money or attention grubbing women who demad everything and give nothing in return. I'm sure this applies to both sexes, as well.

The best type of partner is one that doesn't want you to change, but who you'd gladly make changes for.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:31PM Pingles said

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Friend-for-life Frank:

A random player who asks you a question or a favor and once you politely answer it they decide that you are their best friend and will be joining them on every excursion they may have in-game.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 4:04PM Irem said

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@Pingles
Boy, do I ever know this guy.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 6:43PM truthlesshero said

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@Pingles

Ugh, yes indeed. Too many times! I almost feel bad trying to ignore them afterwards because it almost seems like they are some kind of loner with no friends that desperately want someone to talk to...
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 7:47PM Fakeassname said

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@Pingles

*convulses spasticly* dear god this is one of the worst, and sadly, at one time I was Friend for life frank.

but that was only in Guild Wars before I learned that just because someone sent me a friend invite doesn't men I have to say hi to them every time I see them log in.
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Posted: Jan 28th 2011 10:00PM Valdamar said

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@Pingles
Oh heck yeah - I run into so many of these. It has stopped me being helpful on numerous occasions in MMOs, just in case. If they show any personality quirks in their text when asking a newbie question (so embarrassing when "heart-on-their-sleeve type people try to project it onto the Internet as well, usually with cringe-worthy results) I steer well clear - if it's phrased relatively normally then I'll chuck a very precise and factual answer back - one that gives them no reason to think I'm seeking a new friendly limpet to clamp on and never let go.

And yet I still get landed with them - frequently after grouping with the "I've added you all to my friends list!" type people (how long must their friends list be?!!) - who send you a /tell 5 mins after the group breaks up to talk about how great the group was. I'm getting better at spotting them, and at diverting them away without any hint of malice, but sometimes you just need to be frank, otherwise you spend the next two weeks looking for polite ways to tell them you don't really need/want any more friends - especially not needy/clingy high-maintenance ones.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:39PM Utakata said

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One-Chance Charlie, along with his friends Daniel Doom, So Serious Sal
and Classy Chris seem to dominate the WoW forums currently.

...though in fairness, since they got rid of the Off Topic forum I haven't heard much from Racist Rick in awhile.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:41PM DemonXaphan said

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Met quite a few of those types and some you didn't mention too. Best just to have your type of fun and find others who also find the same types of enjoyment without the drama.

Posted: Jan 27th 2011 3:52PM Ravoss said

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I am happy to say that in my WoW guild only one of these ring true in one case.

Unless I am the 'Pippin, and everyone is to scared to act accordingly.


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