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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 10:54AM Hookan91 said

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I hate when people say that SWG now is dead and it worst that it was before NGE and CU.

It isn't dead and the game is much better than it was in the beginning. I still play and enjoy it.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 11:15AM willflynne said

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@Puremallace

As a SWG player for almost the entire run of the game (started a year after launch) I've come to find this particular stereotype to be amusing now. Just about every game that's come out since SWG's launch (and the NGE in particular) has been touted by one person or another in the official forums as being the game that would finally kill SWG.

I will admit, it was annoying for a while. But after a certain point it just becomes funny. A VAST majority of the time that kind of talk ends up being a cross between " the sky is falling" and "boy who cried wolf."

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 11:44AM Skyydragonn said

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my biggest MMo stereotype annoyance is the communal mi-use of the term "Noob".

Newb(ie) = A new player who is lacking knowledge/skills in a game.

Noob = A player who plays poorly despite playing the game for awhile and shows no desire to improve thier ability.

So tired of picking up a new game and asking questions only to hear "lulz noob!" all the time.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 11:45AM Skyydragonn said

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*Gasp* A straight man that would prefer looking at a female avatar?! inconcievable!

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 11:50AM myr said

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People that think that elitists don't want to help you. True, some really are idiots. Others like me just want to play at a higher level. I'm perfectly willing to play with people that aren't as skilled or well geared as long as they're willing to learn and work their way up the ladder that every MMO has. I don't, and won't, play with people that don't care.

Also, roleplayers that are so stuck in their role playing environment that you can't chat normally to them without risking offending them. I never roll on RP servers, yet run into RPers like that all the time. Particularly in ffxi where there are no RP servers.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 11:51AM Raithnor said

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MMO Stereotypes that I hate:

That if you do anything less than using the Min/Max build flavor of the month that you are useless.

That not wanting full open world PVP all the time makes you a casual carebear.

That it's better to raise a primary stat by 2% as opposed to raising a secondary stat 20%

The notion that everyone who ever wanted to play an MMO is already playing WoW.

Hearing players whine endlessly about "Endgame" and not being able to articulate what they actually want to do.

The view that removing the pointless repetitive grind is considered "dumbing down" or the view that mindless grind is the same as work.

Posted: Mar 26th 2011 10:25PM 111011 said

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@Raithnor

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The flavour of the month build nonsense really ticks me off. What happened to individual thinking and style of play?
And don't get me started on being 'carebears'? So I's rather not have open PvP, there fore not hardcore. Just cos I dont want to be harrased by people who see internet anonymousity as an excuse to prey upon others in game because they feel impotent in real life (yes I went there!) -.- doesn't mean I can't kick them tushes up and down the virtual landscape.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 11:56AM Yukon Sam said

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"PvE players are inferior to PvP players".

Yeah, because alpha strike is sooooooo hard. Get real.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:16PM Pingles said

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Great comments.

Occasionally I start to think that every website comment system is doomed to have all clever discussion drowned out by trolls.

It's great to see so may interesting posts.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:19PM Plastic said

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I'm always perplexed by the notion that MMO players are anti-social shut-ins, yet people who sit in front of a TV alone for 4 hours a night are perfectly "normal."

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:26PM madcartoonist said

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@Plastic
I very much agree. This is about the only site I even still read comments.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:24PM madcartoonist said

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I hate it when people immediately accuse players of a certain game of being children. I guess it is a win win comment from them because even if the person in question is not a child it still serves as an insult. I see this thrown at WOW a lot and people that play F2P games with he logic that they must be too young for a credit card to want to play free.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:37PM Gildas said

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That if it's a Korean/Asian game it is automatically garbage and a grind-fest. Some of the biggest pushes forward for the genre (from payment models to combat systems to art direction) are coming from Korea. Let's face it, they aren't quite as infatuated as the west with the design of WoW. It's unfortunate that their games are often prejudged and viewed with bias because of where they are from.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 12:48PM Utakata said

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For me it's game addiction is assumed to be the same as drug addiction. To my knowledge and understanding, there is no evidence to support that. Rather players with obsession issues can really get "addicted' to the game for completionist reasons. But games are not a drug that gets you high, gives you an unnatural inflated sense of self and/or mood alters your body. In other words, I and others I know never get addictively "high" when playing games. It just doesn't happen.

And this is a really annoying one becasue big media and my Mother have a difficult time distinguishing the two. :(

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 1:12PM Irem said

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@Utakata
There is a "high" that can come from an addicted person playing a game, and that's the feeling of accomplishment. Games, and especially MMOs, with their social aspect, offer bite-sized tasks that, when finished, offer the same mental reward as finishing a household chore, or a project, or whatever in the real world, only they're usually easier and often more fun than doing your chores. A person can get hooked on those low-risk, high-reward tasks. But it's not the same as drug addiction, in which the brain's chemistry is actually being messed around with by an outside source. It's closer to gambling addiction, in which a person with a void to fill in their life finds a way to get it temporarily filled quickly and easily.

The problem is that it's easier to treat games as the issue, and not the voids. One involves grandstanding and whipping up a media frenzy, and the other involves getting people who need it proper mental health care.
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 2:24PM Fakeassname said

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that low level players are "bad" and high level players are "good."

it's like people attribute a players age, skill, and maturity level to an arbitrary and transient measurement of progress.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 2:32PM Razorbliss said

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The stereotype that gets me is in 2 parts. First that the hunter is an idiot proof class that a brain dead monkey could play well. What I find so ridiculous about this comment is that these same people usually follow it up later in conversation with the 2nd part of hunter stereotypes...That every hunter is a huntard that is bound to be the one to screw everything up in a group or raid. If it was so easy to play well then you wouldn't run into so many so called huntards. Also don't assume that just because there is a hunter they are automatically a huntard. I have seen just as many other classes (healers that can't heal well, tanks that over pull and dps classes on the wrong target) cause a group/raid to wipe. It may be an easy enough class to play for soloing but it does require skill to play well in a group environment.

Posted: Mar 25th 2011 3:23PM Kalex716 said

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@Razorbliss

I hate the stereotype that all games have hunters in them.


Just kidding ;)
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 3:57PM Razorbliss said

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@Kalex716 How dare I...lol
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Posted: Mar 25th 2011 3:00PM Yog said

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I no longer play WoW but every time I hear someone blindly insulting the game it really ticks me off. It's a good game if what you want is a casual leaning raid oriented game...probably the best.

Most people insulting the game and its players either never played the game and feel superior because they play a less popular MMO or got butthurt when the first expansion came out and never bothered to check the game again.

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