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Asshats

I’ve mentioned several times that games like WoW allow us to be the best version of ourselves. While it’s easy to lose yourself in a virtual world that can bring you great friendships, great relationships, and amazing accomplishments, at least you’re striving to be better; to do good and give back to the community that’s embraced you.

But the same isn’t true for everyone, is it?

I hate to be cynical about it, but I think for every one person who wants to leave a good impression there’s someone else out there who just wants to be a complete and utter dick, mostly because they can. John Gabriel of Penny Arcade lovingly dubbed this the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory, basically stating that a normal, everyday person, when given complete anonymity and an audience via the internet, will turn into a total asshat.
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Change Your Perception and Gain 5 Skill Points In Optimism

You’re having a shitty day. Nothing is going your way. You left your iPod at home and anytime you’ve tuned in to the radio, it’s been nothing but commercials. You’ve been running errands and somehow end up in the longest check-out line at the store. Traffic is horrendous and as hard as you try, you can’t seem to get in the faster lanes. Finally, some WoW time at home, but only after an hour-long patch.

Fuck your life.

By the time you actually do log in, the server’s unstable and nobody can stay connected for more than 5 minutes. After a rollback and restart – and a tank who’s 30 minutes late – you run Dragon Soul for the 10th time and that trinket still doesn’t drop. Or it drops, but some warlock prick wins the role, when it was so clearly a healer trinket. more…

Mob Performance Forgiveness

There’s always one asshole that has to ruin the game for everyone else.

This is the guy who, not one minute into your Random Battleground, announces that everyone sucks and you’re going to lose because there’s too much fail and Horde loses each and every BG he’s ever been in. Or the tank in your Random Dungeon who keeps spamming the Recount logs after every kill, then bails on a group that’s competently pushing through a dungeon because you clearly aren’t worth his time. It’s even the guy in your raid who throws a tantrum after a wipe and ragequits because everybody else is too horrible to be around. more…

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