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« on: December 13, 2004, 08:15:03 PM »

I keep seeing people talk about all the idiot players in WoW and I have seen some myself, however, I think I've encountered more nice people in WoW.  

I play on Whisperwind as a Night Elf Hunter and member of Almost Heroes.  Of course Almost Heroes takes care of their own so I won't even talk about how generous the guild is.  I have grouped with some really nice people and I met the nicest of all when I ventured to Auberdine for the first time.  When I got to Auberdine I met this guy who asked if I wanted to do some quests with him.  He was a level 14 hunter and I was level 10 so I went ahead and accepted the offer since I didnt' really know the area.  Well we did the first quest with no problem then moved onto the 2nd quest which was red to me, but he insisted that we could do it together with our pets.  It was in the area outside of auberdine, if you go straight (or to the left ) at the fork in the road instead of right.  I can't think of the name at all.  It's in a cemetary with Ghosts spawning everywhere and you're asked to find and read 2 tablets.  We dove right in and were doing pretty well at first.  I actually found the first tablet and we both read it without a hitch.  Then someone told us where the other tablet was located (east end of the cemetary) and we started off that way. We made it to the area but a ton of mobs spawned in the area so we had to back up toward the mountain and go at the area from another angle.  Well, to make a long story short we both ended up being killed because the ghosts cornered us and a few Rabit Thistle Bears had their way with us.  We both made our way back to our corpses and I didn't res till he did so I wouldn't be killed immediately.  We tried this a few times without much luck.  Eventually we decided to try and run to the road.  He made it, I didn't.  He then had to logoff for the night so I decided to talk to the spirit healer and try and make it back to Auberdine.  What a mistake...  I had already used my heartstone so I of course couldn't use it for another hour.  I made it to the road and used track beasts to try and stay away from the level 15+ Moonstalkers all along the way.  I died a few times and finally a level 20 Paladin named Acension (or something like that) walked by and I asked him if he could help me get back to Auberdine.  He graciously accepted my request knowing I had nothing to pay him for his time.  He walked me to a place where he thought I would be safe and we parted ways.  About 5 minutes later I was killed by another moonstalker.  Sheesh.  This found my corpse again and tried to make it, only making it a little bit further, still a ways from Auberdine.  He sent me a tell asking if I made it and I told him sadly that I hadn't.  He told me he was on his way and returned to my position about 5 minutes later.  He cleared the area so I could res and escorted me all the way into town this time.  He then complimented my armour/gear (thanks to AH!) and asked if I was doing ok with money.  I told him how much I have and he gave me 50s to get my feet on the ground.    How nice!  

So, those of you who are on the fence due to the maturity of the players etc., don't let those worries bother you.  There are more than enough positives and nice players to offset the morons.  In fact, I haven't encountered one bug in the game (not to say there are none) and have had more fun with WoW than any game in years.  I actually enjoy it more than HL2.  It has now become my GOtY replacing HL2, unheard of for me, a RPG anywhere close to my GOtY list, much less at the top spot.  Those who said the game really picks up when you hit level 10 couldn't have been more right.  I visited some other lands when I hit 10 and I'm amazed by the environments, the graphics are outstanding and the variety in the quests is great.  I have never paid a monthly fee for a game and have played DAoC and SWG, always stopping after the free month.   I plan on buying the 3 month pass for WoW and will likely do that more than a few times.  

It has it's hooks in me and I commend Blizzard for the outstanding job they did.  

Sorry for the length of this post!
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2004, 08:18:07 PM »

I have very rarely seen rude players trying to ruin it for others on Malgyos server.  there's a few lines in chat that scroll by every now and then that indicate the writer is probably in his early teens and just discovered late night Cinemax, but for the most part people in WoW are very nice and are just there to have fun.  

I just feel bad sometimes that i have a few people in my friend's list but as I enjoy soloing in this game so much, i hardly group with them.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2004, 08:22:43 PM »

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I have very rarely seen rude players trying to ruin it for others on Malgyos server.  there's a few lines in chat that scroll by every now and then that indicate the writer is probably in his early teens and just discovered late night Cinemax, but for the most part people in WoW are very nice and are just there to have fun.  

I just feel bad sometimes that i have a few people in my friend's list but as I enjoy soloing in this game so much, i hardly group with them.


Yea, I kind of feel that way about my friends list as well.  I don't always want to group.  I have one guy on my list Kelgrym, who is basically on the same pace as me and we group all the time though.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2004, 08:24:26 PM »

Although I'm very intolerant of pubescent behavior, I have no problems with the vast majority of the players I've come across. In fact, there are less than a dozen on my ignore list. Not bad at all, considering I'd expected many more on there by now.smile
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2004, 08:51:06 PM »

Although I started the "Grouped with Morons" thread, I would have to agree that there are more nice people than dorks.

In fact, even the dorks aren't that bad -- the worst thing that happened to me was a guy trying to stand between me and my bobber while I was fishing (he was walking on water), to make it more difficult to catch the fish since I couldn't click on the bobber.  Annoying, but a quick swivel of the camera and no problem.  I told him that he was scaring all the fish away, and he left.

The leader of my guild is a complete child (probably literally) and I get incredibly annoyed with him.  However, I've managed to get myself demoted (yay) and perhaps I'll get kicked out of the guild completely!  Just kidding, actually the other guys in the guild are great so I am sticking with it for now, but I am probably going to look for a new guild at some point.  Most of my guild has outlevelled me by now anyway.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2004, 08:56:01 PM »

I had a few run-ins so far, but nothing major

Once I got in a group for the Deadmines and we started out ok. The first magic item that dropped everyone rolled instantly on it even though they couldn't use it. I asked if this was going to be the standard loot practice and the group leader said it was. I informed the group that I was in really need of some equipment upgrades and that I would rather find a group that was doing need before greed loot style. I was then berated by the group leader for being a noob and things of that nature.

Another group, the leader was just a complete ass. Being rude and condesending with just about everything he said. I told him I not going to be apart of his group any longer and left, and he felt the need to send me tells about how weak a player i was, etc, etc.

Its funny that in both groups I noticed they did not stay in the deadmines for more than a few minutes after i left smile Maybe they learned to not piss off your group's only priest.

I have a list where i write their names down and their "transgressions" to be sure I do not forget. All to often people get away with being a-holes because too many people forget. I love to call them on it a few months down the road. I am play a grumpy dwarf that knows how to hold a grudge. Hehe.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2004, 08:59:18 PM »

Group Rule #1:

Don't insult your healer.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004, 09:06:40 PM »

hehe Can't be a dwarf without a Book of Grudges.  It wouldn't be right. Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004, 09:28:05 PM »

Quick example:  

Today during lunch I was running through Ashenvale with my tauren druid when a lvl31 NE rogue asks to duel.  I thought, why not, he's only 2 lvls higher than me.  We had a great fight that lasted almost 2 minutes, with both of us down to a miniscule sliver of health.  I ended up going down.  The NE after winning cheered me, clapped, and then bowed after the duel.  

There are some knuckleheads on the regular servers, but I have many more experiences like the one above than I do negative examples.  

On a side note, I love how pvp fights aren't over in 5 seconds like in daoc, they actually can last for quite some time before people start dropping.  The pacing of the fights seems fast, but the longevity of the character lives feels just right.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2004, 10:36:23 PM »

Without reading all the posts, I will say that it's great to see and be a nice player in this game.  Sometimes it's frustrating when you start out and it's nice when you can help someone out to have a good time.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2004, 10:42:44 PM »

I've only done pick-up groups so far (since I still haven't joined AH - partly out of laziness and partly because I solo almost exlusively).  So far I've only run into one bad group, and it wasn't that the group was bad but more the leader was a complete asshat.  

I've found adding such people to my /ignore list both keeps me from grouping with them AND saves me from seeing their inane /1 ramblings...   biggrin


Other than that, every group I've joined has been effective, if quiet.  People may play well and help the group, but the folks in WoW that I've gropued with are not very chatty.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2004, 11:04:59 PM »

I agree that there are some great folks playing the game.  I was running from one place to another one night and saw a low level character run right into the midst of a group of gnolls which proceeded to attack him.  I sat back and watched the fight, offering heals and buffs (I'm a paladin) until he had killed them all so he'd get the experience.  He's played way more than I have and now offers me help when I need it.  His assist while I was doing my lvl 20 paladin quest was invaluable.

He's offered me a spot in his guild, but I'm holding out until I can get dental. ;-)
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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2004, 01:13:52 AM »

Ive seen both rude and stupid..mainly stupid. Twice Ive asked for help with a quest only to have some idiot  group with me and tell me he's on his way. I guess they dont realise I can use my map to see them runningaround and standing still or something. Ive died to idiots like this. Yesterday I died after waiting for 10 minutes for this guy to show up..hes juts up the road on my map...andwhen I die I see him running the opposite direction. I just quit.

But there are a lot of nice also. More nice and helpful than the idiots.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2004, 07:33:34 PM »

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since I still haven't joined AH - partly out of laziness and partly because I solo almost exlusively

A lot of us solo quite a bit.  It is still fun to ask for advice, occasional help, etc.  The more the merrier.

I've run into mostly nice people in the game so far.  I've seen a few jerks, but so far grouping has been helpful when needed.  

I've noticed that certain classes tend to be more social or better.  Most priests seem helpful, while hunters are more of a mixed bag (party because there are so many I'd guess).
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2004, 02:01:17 AM »

One thing Ive noticed, and which has made me much more forgiving, is the amazing number of complete and utter N00BZ playing.  Most people really have no idea how to play, what to do, or how to work in a group.  And it is mainly because that, unlike us, this is their first MMOG.  

Even those of us who are first time MMOG players at least have the wisdom of our community here to fall back on; most of these people are flying solo without a net, so to speak.

And, of course, many of them are just plain old idiots  :wink:
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