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April 22nd, 2006 (02:20 pm)
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A friend of mine started playing WoW a couple months ago, playing a NE Hunter named Anevay for about a month before giving up. During that time she came across a very annoying LvL 11 NE Hunter named Shadowofsun...

Shadowofsun started out asking a few simple, and harmless questions about his hunter quest. Fine, no problems here. Soon those few questions about the hunter quest turned into 45 minutes of constant questions about the game. Knowing very little about the game, Anevay could barely answer anything, but was too polite to tell Shadowofsun to "Fuck Off". At this point me and my other friend Jared were playing Halo 2 while Anevay was being harrassed by the n00b, and we started to take interest....

The plan? Ruin Shadowofsun's playing experience.

Why? Because we're mean. And I think the pre-req for me joining Eternals said something about being an ass to everyone. No problems there...

***Quick FAQ before you read:

Q: Why two chat windows?
A: I use the second chat window to filter out chat in General, and yells while I read raid/guild chat (especially helpful during raids), and also its a handy way to save Tells if you walk away from your computer in Ironforge...

Q: What MODS do you use?
A: NERFED, Titan Bar, Scrolling Combat Text, CT_Raid Assist, Auctioneer

***End FAQ (if you have more questions, comment and i'll answer them).






I quickly logged on my Warlock ALT Scene on my computer. Shadowofsun had been asking about a Weapon's trainer. Anevay sent the group invite to Scene a 'helpful' friend of her's.


I quickly assembled 2 more people to help 'summon a friend' to Booty Bay.

Upon arrival, I took Shadowofsun to the Innkeeper to set his hearthstone to BB 'You will need it in a min'. There would be no hearthing back to that pretty Night Elf place anytime soon.




I quickly confirmed that the n00b underst00d what I told him to do...



I broke out the big guns to help escort him to the PvP Arena in STV, keeping a LVL 11 alive from the entrance of BB to the Arena is a whore...



Almost inside...and a little lie about the level of the mobs outside...Oh, what DooM awaits you my young friend...



Oops...



BETRAYED!!





Even after the rank 9 shadow bolt ate his face, he didn't understand I had killed him. He rez'd right on top of his body, and typed out his confusion, right before my Death Coil said hello.



A LVL 11 with no Hearth to anywhere, in the middle of STV? Yeah, you DON'T know where you are, do you?



Beg my pretty, beg...



At this point, he still thinks I'm taking him to the weapons trainer...How stupid do you really have to be? After the first time I died, I would have called it quits...



I swear, the weapon's master is RIGHT HERE....oh, oh no you're dead again...





I agree to 'help' him get home by opening a 'portal' back to Darnassus...Oh wait, i'm not a Mage! My mistake...







At this point, I simply abbandon him. Having no hearth stone, and being in the middle a of a 35-40 zone, he was pretty screwed. Not only that, he had never completed his Hunter quest, so he still had a LONG run back to Darnassus even if he could fine his way...

The lesson here? Never, EVER trust anyone with my guild tag, don't ask continous questions for the better part of an hour, and find a new game to play, cause you may be smart enough to zerg to 60 on your hunter, but you're not going to get anywhere after that.

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Posted by: lymang (lymang)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)

Justify all you want. What you did was mean and spiteful. World of Warcraft is a complex game - if you have never played an MMORPG before, WoW can be quite overwhelming. Asking annoying questions/nub questions is not a sign of stupidity (necessarily), and your treatment of him is unacceptable. To some degree his trust in you was definitely as naive as one can get, but that still doesn't warrant your behavior. You would go on my guild's blacklist if you did that crap on our server and I was a witness to it.

That said, there's some humor to what you did - I'd be lying if I said there wasn't. Using the arena in STV was quite the touch.


On a purely theoretical note...
If he does figure out, he should be able to corpse run back to BB, right? In that zone it'll take him a good number of running, dying, rezzing, running a bit further, dying, rezzing.. And then if he doesn't have proper flight points, he could take the boat to Ratchet to get to Kalimdor. Though probably all that's gonna get him is a bunch more corpse running back since he probably doesn't even have decent flight points on Kalimdor.

If I were to make a guess, IF he makes it back to Booty Bay, he's gonna find others who he will now pester until he figures out what went wrong and how to fix it. Perhaps someone will open a portal to Darnassus for him for real.

Posted by: omfghax 0_0 (omfghax)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)

As an update, he actually somehow found his way back to Darnassus. He was logged on the other day, and has reached the happy level of 54.

Posted by: omfghax 0_0 (omfghax)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)

a quick side note here, many people threaten "black list" or "kos" type things all the time for ninja looting, and behavior like this.

In my experience, these things never last. People forget about ninja's (I was 'black listed' after Ninja'ing Magister's Robes in UBRS, guess how many people remember THAT fact after a year?)

On mature, developed servers, you can pretty much do anything you want and still get groups/tier2 gear, blacklisting doesn't stop anyone from doing anything.

On my server, the only person to ever get perma-black listed and had to move on was a Mage named Horob, who ninja'd all the loot of the second world kill of Azeurgos.

Posted by: lymang (lymang)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)

You're right. They don't last. I'd agree with that. I've in fact seen people join my guild that I wouldn't have played with based on incidents from some months earlier. Obviously their behavior has been largely forgotten.

Blacklisting has the effect of making it hard for the listee only for a short time. I guess that's all we can really hope for, anyway.

Though I did read a long thread on the Blizz forums for our server (Lothar) where a ninja was hounded for at least several weeks from guild to guild, kicked as guilds participated in making him at least a temporary pariah for his anti-social ninja behavior.

Posted by: omfghax 0_0 (omfghax)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)

Which, i suppose, is how it should be. There SHOULD be consequences for online actions, too much anonymity on the internet has given rise to complete jackasses out of ordinary people, and given a forum to people who wouldn't (and for some, shouldn't) have a voice.

In my dealings, I fall under the catagory of anonymity. Would I do this to a person in real life? Likely not, but such is the beauty of the internet in some cases.

I am grateful that you presented your argument as you did, too many people are quick to just swear, call me an asshole, and ignore me. I'm glad you posted on here.

Lastly, I hope you don't take this all too seriously. It is for all intents and purposes, meant to illicit anger responses from the disgruntled basement-urchins of the intarweb.

Posted by: lymang (lymang)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)

Hey no problem. World of Warcraft is my first MMORPG and I'm actually pretty recent to it (Sept. '05). In many ways, it was a eye-opener for me. Not only was I shocked and delighted at how awesome it was (I would say that as a computer based RPG goes, it is way way up on the top of my list) but I was overwhelmed at the whole sub-culture that has grown up around WoW (and MMORPG's, for that matter). I had been ignoring it for years, sticking with my offline RPG's (Neverwinter Nights was the first "almost" MMORPG I'd played because of the persistent worlds option) and happy to ignore MMORPG's because of monthly fees.

I am now thoroughly addicted (but in a perhaps different sense because I completely and totally recognize it) and at the same time I love to watch how the game works socially and culturally. There's so many different things meshing here - some more and some less successfully. As a longtime Dungeons and Dragons player and computer based RPG player and also longtime computer user and Internet user it just fascinates me to see how it all works out. Your story is interesting on a few different levels and in my opinion deserved my actual attention, not a knee-jerk reaction.

Posted by: omfghax 0_0 (omfghax)
Posted at: April 24th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)

I'm actually surprised your a D&D player who enjoys WoW. I've run into numerous people that play D&D that tell me how much they hate WoW, and how it takes away from any real RP'ing experience anyone could have. They're probably just mad cause everyone left to play WoW.

It truely is a cultural phenomenon.

Posted by: Josh (krazykid884)
Posted at: April 25th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Same here, DnD + WoW for the win!


*by the way, hope you don't mind my comments, I found your journal through the WoW community, if it is a problem, I will stop.*

Posted by: rayna_sabine (rayna_sabine)
Posted at: February 28th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
Hmmm...I can't hate you for what was done, can't even dislike you

I too play WoW and D&D. lol in fact our D&D group made a guild together. To me it's all social, online or table top, just because you can't actually see them doesn't mean there isn't a person there.
I have to exert extreme self-control when playing in Eversong and the Barrens, both General channels filled with ridiculous and helpless (read: brainless) pleas like How do I get rid of a pet? (LOL to which someone replied "take it behind the shed and shoot it") or Where is the Western Sanctum? ("To the West")
Simple basic info that people could find themselves if they could take the time out to read or look at a map FFS!
I don't help a single one of them and laugh so loud I'm sure my upstairs neigbors think something is wrong with me, when someone smart-asses them.
If you help someone out with easy stuff like that, what happens when it comes time for the hard stuff? Is someone going to hold there hand the whole time? Not me. I have a strict curtesy code when playing that includes whispering me directrly if you have a question you want me to answer, and talking to me BEFORE shoving an invite in my face, etc.
This entry has been bookmarked for a long time, every once in awhile I come back and read it, and it makes me feel a bit better that an idiot learned his lesson.
For anyone curious, I am a girl. A real girl, not a 400 lb mother's basement dweller. ;) (sorry the rant took off.)

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