Archive for Attention whoring

Team Rocket’s blasting off again!

Posted in Daine, PvP drama, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2009 by mmoredrama

Well it’s been a while and frankly it’s hard to get back into the flow of doing something when you’ve had a pretty lengthy break, so pray forgive me if this isn’t some mind-blowing dramaz that you hoped it would be. It made me sad too. It’s still pretty cool however to think the age-old premise of having nothing better to do than wander round and gank people still holds true even in this late stage of the game. Bodygank of Sunstrider is one of these people, going even to the great lengths of bothering to take and upload screenshots of his prey, who may or may not be randoms greys. In his own words, this would be rough justice because:

First of all, like i’ve already said before in the past this is post patch 3.1 there is duel spec and this is a PVP server, theres no excuse for not having a PVP spec and gear in world and if you do want to walk about with a PVE spec then you have no one to blame but yourself.

Truer words have never been spoken. I guess. I remember with great hatred the days of running through Blackrock Mountain to try and get to my scheduled instance, only to have some turd decide they have nothing better to do than camp people endlessly. this would usually by rogues mind, so I guess the guy gets some kudos for being a Priest. I guuess he’s also one of those polarising figures that you either love or hate, with a variety of fanboys circle-jerking and calling him great while other ‘special people’, as referred to by their guildies, get great thrills out of killing him with their mates. If anything, he’s just a massive attention-whoring ego monster who probably would get off on beating his wife to make sure she’s saying all the right things when he wants them said. Pretty harsh of me to say, I know, but when you feel the need to make a post to see if, after your dose of hard pwn, your victim has learned the appropriate manners around you I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say they’re probably a power freak.

Sadly idiots are everywhere, and despite having a legion of pre-pubescent boys wishing they were women and craving attention on our very own realm forums, it’s been a while since I’ve seen anyone who actually dedicates their gametime to generating e-fame and causing drama over something so very pointless, yet oddly infuriating.

-Daine

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Best blog ever

Posted in Emo, Idiocy, Katie, Quote of the Day, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2009 by mmoredrama

We’re going to stop writing mmoredrama from now on. It’s because we just can’t compete with this guy. Read this blog. We feel ashamed to even be posting on the same internet as this awesome guy. 😦

“I just feel like working out and tear all my muscles hoping that the pain will overwhelm myself”

– Katie

Shield of the Self-Righteous

Posted in Daine, General Forums Drama, Idiocy, PvE drama, Uncategorized, World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2009 by mmoredrama

Now, I’ve written about Allene before, but after browsing the General forums as we do over the last couple of days I feel compelled to do so again. I don’t think I’ve ever, in all of my 4 years in WoW, seen someone so far up their own arse that they came out the other side brown. As you will have seen if you read that post, Allene is a player that doesn’t feel he/she (I’m not really sure, so from now on I’ll just use he for no other reason than it most likely is) needs to comply to general ettiquette within the game, and isn’t interested in doing content in any other way than his way. Despite posting many, many gems in many, many threads, I’m going to focus on this one.

Since 3.2, on overpopulated servers it has been harder and harder to get into instances due to the ‘can’t be launched’ message. To be expected really, with everyone and their dog farming for mad T8 badge gear. A lot of the points the OP make are pretty fair, showing the level of spaz apparent in the WoW community at large. However, Allene manages to derail the thread away from the OP within the first page, and make it all about his problems. This might however be due to the fact that he’s a tool and everyone hates his self-righteous drivel. His argument is that by not allowing people in blues and some BoE epics tank heroics and 10 mans, you’re not allowing them to experience the game in the way it was played in November. Top guilds got to do it this way, so why should casuals have more pre-requisites put on them to experience the content now? Obviously not because these ‘no-lifers’ as he likes to call them have been working together for ages and generally are pretty good at this raiding thing.

So let me get this straight. Instead of farming badges for easier gear being a good thing, it’s actually stopping people from being able to experience the game, and makes it harder for casuals to gear up. Right. Let’s just take a moment to look at this guy’s Armoury. Can I just add, for the record, that I’ve maybe done four Heroics, one Naxx 10 and one Ulduar 10 as a tank on my Paladin, and have better tanking gear than this. Maybe that fact that his gear is shite and he has a terrible attitude is the real reason he can’t get groups. With that out of the way, we can see that effort to buy BoE pieces is above this guy. Naxx 10 was tanked by x guild in November like this, he should be able to aswell. Fair enough. Just don’t expect 90% of the community to agree. Apparently though, he wouldn’t even be getting carried as you can’t carry a main tank.

This doesn’t end here though. As you may have noticed, Allene is guildless, but not through lack of trying in a massively stupid way. What guild would really accept a guy who, and I’m paraphrasing here, will delete any piece of offspec gear that he didn’t earn while playing the offspec, will demand to tank everything to progress his character as he won’t be boosted, and won’t farm badges from Heroics/Naxx unless he’s allowed to do it ‘the hard way’. This would all be fair enough if he’d set up his own group, but I guess that’s harder than forcing people to agree with you. Another thing to note is he won’t read tactics in advance, as the raidleaders back in November didn’t know the tactics so why should he? Again, more pressure on casuals now. As good as all this is, the real kicker is that ‘no-lifer’ hardcore raiders are scared of people being able to get Tier 8 gear because it levels the playing field and will show up their lack of skill. I’m starting to see a flaw in the self-proclaimed consistent argument that he prides himself on here. Gear is so hard to get becuase no-one lets you, yet it levels the playing field and takes away the exclusivity the ‘no-lifers’ covet so much because it’s easy to get. Right.

Going back to the guild thing, he feels he needs to be upfront about ‘his way’ because he doesn’t want to deceive the guild he’s applying to into thinking he’s a team played who will compromise to help the group move forward (my words not his). Ironically, Allene is also the maker of an add-on that creates fake achievements for you to link, so you can deceive raidleaders who demand them for entry to their groups. Definitely a masterclass in showing how to be an upstanding, intelligent contributor to the community right here.

-Daine

P.S. I forgot to mention that Katie just started a full time job, so chances she won’t update quite as much, or at least not until late in the evening.

Take advice from someone who “knows”

Posted in General Forums Drama, Katie, Quote of the Day, RL Stuff with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by mmoredrama

You will find when you quit WoW that you gain a whole new perspective on life in general, and in particular, on the people that you have been playing alongside. Sometimes the spectator sees more of the game, and that’s why it’s always a pleasure to read a “goodbye” post filled with opinions and observations from “the other side”.

The time has come for Cthonya to leave WoW, but before he does, he has a few caring observations to share with us as a parting gift. Isn’t that kind of him? He knows exactly what the world is all about now that he has stepped away from his computer monitor, and instead of being selfish and keeping all of that sacred knowledge to himself, he has decided to share it with us all in an attempt to make the world a better place. So, without further ado, here is what Cthonya had to say in a post entitled, “Finally, toodloo and tata“.

fatIt really all boils down to one single thing.
Unless you get up off your (increasingly) fat arses YOURSELF and venture outside again, in the end your lives really will just amount to nothing more than just screenshots.
There is no such thing as balance in your lives whilst you play Wow. Those who convince themselves that they manage to balance Wow and RL are deluded, there just is nothing more to it.
They are either on the way in or out to become just another wannabe or post hard core player, and there is nothing more to that either.
Loot is god, and there is no other reason your officers are your officers. They are there to control the money and the loot and the goodies and commodities and all the bits that make your belly go all fuzzy inside. The rest is meaningless, just accept it. You are there to make them feel better about themselves, and don’t let them tell you otherwise. Guild Monkey (the one who can delete everyone from the guild and take all the money and stuff whenever they want to) are, well, just fat and useless. The game has no rules, so yeah they can do that and there is absolutely not a single thing you can do about it. Think about it for a second…
Blizzard is no more than a commercial entity. If it wasn’t for them someone else would have done it. Wow is the collective result of all its predecessors and of you. I have nothing against them, I admire them for what they have managed to give so many otherwise lost souls. All that’s missing is a pseudo-messiah and you almost have religion!

How sweet of him to let us know how he feels. And of course, his audience was completely receptive to his positive step towards liberating us WoW players from our life destroying addictions. Forgetting the fact that in the past 6 months, I have been playing WoW fairly casually and still managed to complete my A Levels, get engaged and maintain a healthy social life and family relationships, I think he might be onto something here. After all – he must know. He’s torn away from his WoW addiction and can see what we all fail to realise.

It was disheartening to see people questioning the authenticity behind the controversial words of warning. Cthonya is quitting, and has realised that he was addicted, and therefore we all must be. After all, every person in the world is exactly the same, right?

But one hearty dwarf from Turalyon, Mogan, had a word of warning for Cthonya if he thought life would be all rosy on the other side. “GL on your outside hobbies,” he said, “though make sure you give them up fast or they will control and ruin your life!”

However, I think I’ll grant my Quote of the Day to Conspiracy, who said, “Every 5 seconds a DK quits because the game is too hard. Donate 5 epics a month to keep 50% of WoW’s idiots playing.”

This thread probably won’t be open for long, and is already becoming a bit of a flamefest, which is a shame, because it means that Cthonya’s words will never reach the mass audience that they were intended towards… And overall, the world will be much darker place where fear and addiction keep the masses under control while the dark overlord that is Blizzard continue to rule with tyranny. It’s up to us to spread the message and end this plague once and for all.

– Katie

UPDATE: Al’Akir boob drama – they got the server first, and now we get to see the goods

Posted in Al'Akir, Guild drama, Katie, Realm drama with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2009 by mmoredrama

As Daine mentioned before in this post, a civil war emerged on Al’Akir when a pretty lady named Incarnia offered a boobylicious incentive for her guild so they would work harder toget the server first Yogg+0. And joy of joys, Immersion managed to pull it out of the ballsack and get it done – all in the name of free soft porn, of course.

Well, you may have been conned by the minx as, although she’d previously stated it, she had an evil plan to avoid anybody seeing the full picture. Yes, as a music writer who obviously thinks she has a good chance of being famous one day, Incarnia ignored the fact that posting any picture at all on a realm forum to bribe a handful of horny boys to kill a boss faster is really quite geeky and might damage her reputation as a serious (or at least “cool”) musician, and explained that, “this picture is non harmful and something that I can stand for even in the future if questions arise and this picture was somehow to surface up.”

And, oh no, we weren’t expecting this at all. She didn’t deliver on her promise. SHOCKING AND COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED!

IWUVU IMMERSION

Besides the fact that this picture is complete emo and girlish in a bad way, there are a number of things about this picture that probably irritate people everywhere. The teenage boys who were looking forward to seeing the boobies of someone they’ve actually communicated with will of course be agitated by the fact that she didn’t even show cleavage – yes, there’s about as much skin on this picture as there is on the CBBC kiddy shows my cousin watches. The grammar police (including me) will be reeling at the many typos, dodgy sentence syntax errors and, ugh, the letter “U”. And yes, some people who think they’re feminists but actually stand for everything anti-feminism will bitch about the fact that the girl is giving us all a bad name.

A bit of an anti-climax, to say the least, but I’m not sure anybody expected anything else. The word “cocktease” is mentioned, she’s called “chicken shit”, and someone else pipes in, “the little girl posting pics with clouds and hearts… You’re pathetic.”
She probably would have done better to just post her damn boobs!

– Katie

Tentacle beasts, srs bisnis

Posted in Al'Akir, Daine, PvE drama, Realm drama with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by mmoredrama

Yes, yes, it’s another Yogg+0 funtiems thread, but with a twist that links beautifully into my last post about how girls on the interwebs make guys go crazy. Incarnia, of Immersion on Al’Akir-EU has decided that nothing but the server first of Yogg 0 watchers will suffice, and is willing to put herself on the line to prove it in a massively attention seeking way that will have the testorone-filled ritalin addicts of the guild (and the realm) fapping for glory.

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Quoting her, she soooo badly wants to get the realm first on this kill, that this alluring photograph will be revealed in its entirety to her guild members if they manage to bag the kill before Sunday. Fun fun indeed. Apex, presumably their main competition (I wouldn’t know, Celebrity and DarkStorm were both big guilds when I played there) have released counter-propaganda, though I’m not really sure it’d do it for me unless Al’Akir is the primary gay community in Europe. I will agree though that happiness in the pants is paramount to fulfilment in life.

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With the boobs (and maybe more??) of a potential hotty on offer, talk of sabotage in the ranks of Apex have begun to manifest. What are server firsts compared to stylish pictures that you can wank over to the end of days? Among calls of  Incarnia being a stupid attention whoring bimbo, being one of those wenches who tarnishes the reputation of femlae gamers everywhere, Pewpy comes to the rescue with mad Paint skills to render the mystery and competition null and void with this bad boy.

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I can’t be arsed to post the amendment with a dick drawn on because frankly that kind of humour is far below the high standards of this publication. Is the Paint drawing good enough for the community, or do they desire ‘real’ pictures to fuel their wet dreams for eons to come? Will raids be scheduled non-stop until the tits are free on the web for all to see? Does this story make females everywhere wish for a gender change IRL? Tits, drama, e-whores and fanboys, Al’Akir has it all.

-Daine

GRL IRL!?

Posted in Conspiracy, Daine, Guild drama with tags , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by mmoredrama

I guess this inevitably had to be brought up on this blog as its own topic at some point, and seeing possibly one of the there-are-no-girls-on-the-internetfastest growing threads ever spawn on MMO-Champion I felt now would be a pretty good time to write about it. Now, I think I’m obviously relatively biased on this whole ‘girl gamers’ subject, being that I’m engaged to one that I may have met through the game. I guess to an extent that lumps me in with these guys that descend into a rabid collective of rampantly masturbating primates as soon as the subtle tones of a female are heard over Ventrilo. I’d consider myself to have slightly more tact though.

I fear this isn’t going to be as toxic and satirical as usual posts, but I’ll try my absolute bestest. The general consensus on girls joining guilds is that everyone will throw all of their toys out of the pram, either because they want to be the one to dick the hotty, or because they don’t want to get dicked over because of the hotty. Whether this girl is even hot or not is a whole different ballgame in itself, because generally chronic closet-dwellers that make up a vast proportion of the vocal playerbase have either pornography or their mothers to go by for comparison. In the infamous D&T scandal, both cards were brought in (comparing vaginas was possibly the most hilariously funny and out-of-line thing I’ve ever seen on the interwebs). Generally though, if it has breasts and a couple of holes it’s fair game for everyone to try their hardest to be the one to pass the checkered flag at the hallowed entrance to the afro clam. Compliments, money, epics and ingame flowers will be thrown at the potential bride-to-be as love declarations are made from the rooftops to try and bag this new and elusive creature. So, is recruiting a girl good or bad for your guild?

This thread seems to think they are THE DEVIL, at least to start with. As soon as a girl is invited, you have trouble on your hands. They’ll want to be an officer, they’ll be sleeping with the GM for epics and raid spots, they are terrible players and furthermore, filthy semen-gargling harlots. Well I’d say I’ve seen a couple of them on DB, Herlana lol. A rogue with full T6 and glaives that boasts 2k DPS on Archimonde, which they only achieved through Heroism, haste pots and the fight only having lasted 45 seconds at the point of the screenshot. I think it’s fair to say that due to being fervently fapped over, someone got a bit ahead of themselves. There was a gnome rogue back in my guild in vanilla who got spoonfed gear despite being on follow all the time and doing less overall damage than the healers over the course of an MC run. I don’t really need to say more, do I? I think it’s pretty unfair to lump them all into this one catergory though, as more often than not this is someone else’s fault.

Yup guys, it’s all on you, as this poster not-so-eloquently points out.

they cause drama BECAUSE of men, most of the guys don’t ever go outside let alone talking to girls (and i said most, not all) so as soon as they hear a female voice over ventrilo they go nuts, because behind a computer they feel safe and have that selfconfidence that don’t have irl, the girl is probably a normal girl, but nowadays any girl that it is not fat or very ugly is considered HOT by those men (or kids in some cases) so yea the men think they’re in love after the girl talked to them twice about the game, if your good people are like this you better keep girls out of the guild, because when the guys start going after the girl they will enjoy the game less.. which results in not giving 100%.

sad thing is they don’t need much to feel in love, just play one time with a girl and they will want to give her gold, materials, help of any kind, epics (ive seen guys passing on this epic that both a girl and a boy need just to make a point on her) etc, so yea girls cause drama, but it is usually not her fault (ive also met girls that take advantage of their situation and i think its good).

oh.. what about these guys that act like girls just to have that special consideration?.. i love em

ps. oh yea most of the times the girls aim to the gms, officers or people with some kind of power in the guild that ensures them raid spots (because most of them aint the best players in the world.. you know) or items.

Trufax m8z. Some girls will have this agenda where they’re deliberately going to be terrible and get carried through life, either because Daddy says his little princess was beautiful, or because a vast majority of WoW players wouldn’t know a breast if it hit them in the face and so hit on things they know to be female endlessly just to hopefully reach the holy land. I think Katie’s recent application was a pretty fair example as I pointed out in my last post. Let’s face it though, if guys who were just itching to score with anything didn’t play up to the fact that a girl was around and didn’t cause drama, demand they got loot, feed them loot and go batshit crazy as soon as one appeared, I imagine this whole retarded stereotype wouldn’t even exist. I’ll put my hand up and admit I was one of ‘those guys’ to a much lesser extent back when I was 16, 17… probably 18 and my need to get action outside of drunken school parties was far more evident, but I’d like to think I snapped out of it somewhere along the line 😦

Most girls are actually pretty decent, while not all will be fantastic players, neither are all guys. Some guys are flat out terrible at the game just the same. The New Expedition is full of women, some have been terrible for drama, some have been not so good at pulling the numbers, and some of them have been astounding. While I’d say the drama thing is probably less apparent in the Penis Owners Association, it’s not entirely free of it. Now, as much as it’d be in the vein of this blog to rip into various members of my guild in a loving and caring fashion, I’m not going to. I’m just going to agree with this guy (for the most part).

They generally:
* causes less drama
* swears less (if not at all)
* make good healers: patient, good at micro-management and multi tasking
* dislike melee-type classes
* dislike tanking
* couldn’t care less of stroking e-peen

By far the funniest thing to come out of this whole ‘grls in WoW’ phenomenon are the guys pretending to be women. Yes, I play female avatars, sue me. I have however never stooped to the level of actually pretending to be one IRL. As profitable as it can be. (Hai Jeniffer). Yes, some guys are so desperate for some lovin’ that they’ll even throw gold at something that might be a woman. In poker terms, I guess you could say he was just taking the pot odds and figuring that if he repeatedly throws money at this hand, he’ll eventually win one. Soltys, I salute your dedication to the cause of thrying to find any woman online to the point where you have indeed found one that is unattainable, and will happily announce that you’ll wait for their ‘occupier’ to die just to be with them. Such dedication and romance is hard to find these days, especially in a virtual environment, and so I feel the need to commend you.

I don’t know what you guys think of the whole thing, or this post even but then I don’t care what you think about that. Generally, I reckon if some guys weren’t so socially awkward that they only had one option for scoring, and thus drool relentlessly at the chance of scoring with that special guildy, then women generally wouldn’t be treated as completely different entitiess when it comes to gaming. As it stands though, it just leaves it far too open to abuse, both for shameless women who love to whore that attention, and for guys who are okay with leaving their one eyed milkman on the sidelines for a while just to get ahead. Bottom line is, if you need to fap over your dream woman that just got invited to the guild 5 minutes ago and is now the love of your life, at least make sure they’ve got a microphone first. And even if they do, beware that they’re not a pre-pubescent boy, sex offences are serious business.

-Daine