Seriously, I am going to turn this bloody car around and go home, you hear me?
I don’t know who this is directed at. It could be everyone and anyone online. This is just the violent rage that has built up in me thanks to the game community, the blogging community, and that god damn bitch that keeps letting her animals get into my fucking recycling while I am at work. OH MY GOD, at least pick up the mess!
1. Play nice.
How hard is it? Don’t bitch, don’t get involved in power plays, don’t decide that you are suddenly superior to everyone else because you and your epeen say so. Feel free to disagree with each other, but don’t turn your damn opinions into outright irrational wars where you call each other names.
If you want to disagree with someone else, fine. Hell, people disagree with me all the time. Just don’t be insulting while you are at it. No need to call each other every name under the sun, to draw other people into your mess, and to be a general pain in the backside.
2. Cut the passive-aggressive bullshit.
If you have an opinion, god damn say it! No more ‘some people think…’ That’s not what ‘some people’ think. That’s what YOU think. Stand up and own your opinions, rather than hinting around and never getting to the damn point. No one is going to give you any respect if you can’t even own your own opinion.
If you have an issue or a problem, say so. Being all passive-aggressive about it just makes you look like a whiny little bitch.
Oh, and those people? Who have ignored people in the same damn guild/chat channel as them? And then make you pass along their messages like we are in primary school? (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE). /bitchslap.
3. Lose the ego, it just makes you look stupid.
Seriously, I imagine every sad sack who thinks he/she is God’s gift to the WoW universe to be some pathetic fool who stands in front of the mirror every morning quoting corny movie lines to feel tough (I do this often). Simple truth: the world will go on without you if you up and quit. No, you aren’t a damned celebrity because you own a blog. Oh, you have a 6k gearscore? No one cares!
There is nothing worse than a pretentious egotistical git. When you whine about how crap everyone else is, or how you hate how popular you are, or how everyone wants you all the time, all you are really saying is “Guess what? I’m better than you, and I know it!” And to me, that just screams ‘I am actually a giant walking talking penis! Who is frustrated because, while I say everyone is jealous of my walking, talking penis self since I am so HUGE… I can’t get laid! I’m too big! NO ONE WANTS ME!” /wail
4. Obsessive fanboy/girling is kinda gross.
Occasionally I see this, and it makes me want to vomit. Really violently. Projectile vomiting even. Especially since it causes the afore mentioned problem more often than not.
That guy there, in that guild. Yeah, THAT guild. With the kills and the shinies and stuff. Guess what? He’s just a damned person. Who plays a damned game. Who probably has a job like the rest of us, a family like the rest of us, and hates his commute/job/house/mother in law JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. Same for that blogger there. Just people, guys! Sure, admire what they do. Congratulate them even. But becoming the WoW equivalent of a psychotic Backstreet Boys fan? Stop. Now.
And, really? The whole ‘I’d get your face tattooed on my ass, but that would be disrespectful, ‘cos poop comes out there’ attitude actually freaks me out a little.
5. Funny thing – we don’t all play the game the same!
So stop telling everyone to be hardcore! If someone only does heroics, they only need gear GOOD ENOUGH for heroics! If someone doesn’t have the time to do everything you do, that’s not your concern! And if you don’t get to play as often as you like, or wish you had better gear, don’t take it out on those who do raid frequently. Worry about your own bloody game, let everyone else sort theirs out (unless, you know, you are the officer in charge of that and that’s your bloody job. Then, yes, carry on.)
You guys are supposed to be adults. Rational, normal, SANE people most of the time. How’s about we act like it once in a while?
<3 a very frustrated, tired, cranky Sar who is mad at everything right now.
P.S. If you get my face tattooed on your ass, make sure you get my good side!