ASeven wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 08:03:
Agree with Beamer here. People are assuming the principle that most, if not all, people on those forums are sane and well-mannered. I think the opposite is the truth, most people playing WoW are downright fucking insane.
There have been more than a few cases worldwide of gamers killing gamers because of stupid shit. WoW players aren't exactly known to be the most sane players in the world and I do hope that nothing truly dreadful happens from this.
I haven't read this whole thread yet. No time! But I guess this is about what can happen if people know eachother's first and last names? From the moment Real ID came out I couldn't fathom how this assault on privacy and anonimity could ever be accepted. Everyone in WoW now knows that my name is Vincent Poppelier. I don't care but I'm sure many do and I completely understand.
As for "most people playing WoW are downright fucking insane": I completely agree. I'm insane too. But I'm also well-mannered.
Add/Edit: Damn! I typed in my name in google and the first freaking page is ME! That IS scary! Damn, from now on I'd best be very very very VERY sweet to other WoW players.
Seriously though, what ASeven wrote.. many do have personality issues. It is NOT AT ALL UNLIKELY
that if I piss another Dutch player off bigtime, he might wanna get me. Think about it.. have you never played an online game where somebody pissed you off so extremely much that you thought or said something similar to: "If he was my neighbor I would've [fill in your sick thoughts here
]"? I know I have. I know my cousin has. I know my friends have. I know many people in general have. Will I ever truly do so? Of course not. But there indeed are those out there who definitely would.
Also: Don't forget that WoW people playing on the same server tend to live relatively close to eachother. Two years ago I met someone in WoW who literally lived 5 minutes away from my house. He's become a friend, however.This comment was edited on Jul 8, 2010, 08:33.
Playing: Skyrim, World of Warcraft.
Future: Dead Space 3.