Day 14 is about “this upsets you.”
I get upset about the general asshatery that goes on in WoW. It is amazing how many complete and utter jerks a person can run into.
You have the “L2P” type. I ran into this on my very first Deadmines experience. I was new to the game and playing a low level hunter. I really was clueless. I didn’t even know that we could take our pets off of growl! The group wiped on a trash pull and the tank cursed me for a huntard and dropped group.
I had no idea what happened. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t go into another instance for months. About 8 months later BC came out, and a new online friend asked me on a Ramps run. He basically lead me thru by the hand. I had been playing the game for about a year, and wouldn’t instance because of that first bad experience.
The next asshatery I ran into was the all to real forum troll. You know these guys. The go on the realm forums only to cause trouble. There was a thread devoted to helping people make their characters better. I had leveled to 60 with very little knowledge of game mechanics. I had some horrid hybrid spec, which was the epitome of newb. After asking for help, the first response was, “So, where did you buy your character at?”
I was mortified, angry, and embarrassed. I almost never went back. But, I did and I noticed a few positive posts. They not only critiqued my build, but sent me to BRK and Elitist Jerks so that I could take initiative in my play style development.
I really dislike people that pit RPers, PvPers, and Raiders against each other. I find elitists in every camp. They all make me sick to my stomach. I’m a firm believer that we all pay our $15 to play, therefor we should be able to enjoy the part of the game that we love the most.
In conclusion, I think I dislike the inherent disrespect that can be the tendency of an anonymous online environment.
Luckily, not only can it bring out the worst in people, but it can also allow for the opportunity of us showing our personal best. It gives us a chance to be honorable, respectful, and generally nice people in our play.