Sunday, April 21, 2013

Looking for Reality

Fail.

Tome: this will either cement your avoidance of LFR, or prod you to join me in fighting the good fight against young squires like Sir Chad.

Here is the situation:

Tome's post really made me reflect on why I go into LFR. I mean seriously, why? It's not like I am trying to stay current for a raid team, like I'm going to get called off the bench-- I don't want to be called off of any bench, I can't right now, truth be told. Even this weekend I played too much yesterday (Saturday) and was only going to play "for a little bit" this morning, and go to the library, and wouldn't you know, it's 12:19PM, and well, yeah.

But yesterday, it is Saturday afterall, I thought I could avoid my duties for at least one day, you know, and get Zeptepi enough Valor Points to get a pretty necklace from the pandas in the cave. They're lovely pandas, and I'm concerned that hanging out in the damp, drippy cave will give them all a horrible fungal infection, but perhaps they have a cream for it. Some special panda elixir or something that prevents cave rash. Anyway, in order to do this in a relatively short amount of time (insert laugh track here), this would involve going through the cycle of LFRs and a few dungeons.

And during one, I just stopped, and looked at how beautiful Zeptepi is:
Look at this eye candy-- she is like a walking work of art and light. She is lovely to behold. The Gods of Warcraft have given me an angel. I just took a moment and admired the craftsmanship, and artistry, once again, that is Azeroth. But it's not just standing around admiring my bad self, oh no -- it dawned on me that LFR is the only place I can practice my stuff, and see it in action. Remember, it's as big of a scale of battle that I can participate in right now, and training dummies just don't cut it. It's not about the meters, or the world stats, it's about what am I doing, how I am performing, for myself, and myself only, and watching the prettiness fly.

And then comes along Chad.

You know the part where there are the slugs, and the spiders, and the ook and the ick and the poop piles? (You may recall I am the Spider Slayer in the Matty Shack: no hobo or recluse is safe from me once spotted: you will die a shriveled, broken mess, spider! NOT ON MY WATCH!) So while trying to dodge slug slime, I managed to aggravate a hanging spider. Whatever. No big whoop. And I get this whisper:


Fail? A "fail" whisper over one spider?

I inquire:

So, yes, there are add-ons that make bullying and experiences more trying and harassing. Chadeth, first - I hate to tell you this, and I'm sorry, but really--you sir should really think about some things.

I was laughing to myself for the rest of the day. Imagine, every single time something happens -- from a fender-bender to a broken nail, up pops on your life screen a pink FAIL? And Chadeth, and more importantly, for the makers of that add-on, please-- get a life. You never once made a mistake? Your expectations of perfection from the world around you are inevitably going to leave you embittered and very, very lonely. I know for a fact that you wouldn't last five minutes in a room with two 8th grade girls who think you're a loser. Hell, five? One. Have you ever noticed that every bullying story starts off with, "When I was in 8th grade...?" Eighth grade is a magical year. It's when the bullies hone their most epic and evil of taunts and spells, and the targets are scarred for life. If we survive eighth grade, we can survive anything.

Chadeth: I am not an 8th grade girl. But I know a few. Watch out.

I'm going to create a new add-on, one that whispers: "You're good enough. You're smart enough. And doggone it, people like you!"

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I haven't come across that particular one but I've seen similar. I do remember one on my hunter a couple of months ago which was called bad hunter or something because my taunt was on at the start of the raid.

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    1. That add-on, and its users, is ridiculous, and I mean that in the silliest sense of the word. I rarely say anything in chat, usually just minding my own business, but that one---sheesh. Must have had a very controlling parent and a rigid childhood. Someone needs a hug! LOL

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  2. What a horrible add-on. I have nothing to say except BLEH to it.

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  3. Dahakha22.4.13

    I've known since WOTLK that raiders used an addon that tracked exactly who failed to what (mostly to do with standing in bad), and auto-posted the list after the fight, but I had no idea it had devolved into a real-time whisper addon. Clearly it is not useful in a boss fight, since you shouldn't be reading chat anyway, so it basically means that the whole point of it is so the person using it gets a kick out of belittling others.

    ...maybe they are in 8th grade? :P

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    1. There is some arrested development going in here, that's for sure! All I can say us I have never missed a real, and often venomous, spider in real life, so pixel ones hardly deserve an add on! ;)

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  4. OMG! Are you psychic! After having just experienced that first picture I come down the hall and there it is again!

    See, this is probably why I'll never do it again. This makes me so sad. Things like this are so depressing to me. What is wrong with the makers of this addon. We have enough alienated people already out there. This is my problem, I see things like this and spiral into a depression about the odds of humans lasting another 20 years. I know this is my flaw but playing a game should not make you fear for the future of the human race.

    If I had GTFO going off irl every time I made a mistake I'd be deaf by now.

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    1. I am so sorry I brought back a bad memory! The nightmare of no square to spare haunts all women especially. As far as LFR goes, I will just go in there and dreamily love the shiny...can't take that away from me!

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  5. Here is a player that can't type 'FAIL' and therefore needs a macro to help them? I'm not sure I can trust someone that needs a macro. If they are too lazy to explain, I don't want them on my team.

    How about a counter macro that instantly responds 'LAZY'?

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    1. Even worse, he didn't have to go to the trouble of even making the macro! Hey, it really is pretty damn funny; I drank coffe without spilling: WIN! I put on clean underwear: WIN! I drove myself to work and didn't pick one booger or pass gas: WIN! Today is going to be a great day!!

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  6. Iocane22.4.13

    Ugh...this is why I don't do LFR. I don't raid, and the high risk of running into asshats just isn't worth it to me. So I hear my guildies talking about doing LFR for the week like it's a job and I just sigh and go back to playing the game the way I want to play.

    I would love that WIN! addon in real life, though. My brain does the FAIL! thing too much already. :)

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    1. WIN! To your comment Iocane!

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