The average WoW player.

If only my MMO of choice offered cross-server, anon pug groups with voice chat so I could, maybe, just one day, collect ‘epics’ with this guy.

40 Responses to The average WoW player.

  1. Anonymous says:

    DF players are much worse than that. lofl!

  2. sid67 says:

    The comical part to me here is that the guy is so wrapped up with a lore that hasn’t even been very good since WC3. It’s not like video game developers have this amazing tradition of being true to cannon and WoW is among the worst.

    In a weird way, this whole thing brings up some thoughts I’ve had about the Malazan Tales of the Fallen by Steven Erickson.

    One of the things I find interesting is that the author himself is a bit irreverent about his own cannon. Or more accurately, he takes the approach that the cannon can change based on the perspective of who is telling the tale.

    It’s a subtle thing but depending on who’s perspective you are reading, the interpretation of the world (including gods, physics, lore, magic) can be very different between books.

    It’s an interesting approach because the inconsistency is easily explained by the perspective of the storyteller. I’ve thought for a long time that doing something similar in an MMO (for races/classes) would be a nice ‘get out of jail’ card for the idiot savaants who want to challenge the cannon.

  3. Sean Boocock says:

    Lol seen two links to this video in as many minutes. From what I’ve heard and seen of previous Blizzcons, that guy is a balanced individual with an insightful question in comparison. That a small minority of people spend hundreds of dollars to go these conventions only to demonstrate their complete lack of social awareness as they embarrass themselves and everyone in the audience asking horrible questions at the microphone… I die a little inside for everyone involved, not the least the developers that have to answer what amount to verbal attacks from five year olds.

    Btw video guy would probably laugh at you in said pug, “In game voice chat is for scrubs :P”.

    • sid67 says:

      No.. he’d say, “wtf where r heals”

      • SynCaine says:

        Naw he’d take about an hour or so (in that sweet voice) to explain why I should have a single mastery point in X over Y, and how he can’t believe I’m missing out on that .00001% efficiency benefit.

        • Joseph says:

          Then you would verbally abuse him, while one of the DPS hurled some homophobic epithets at him, and I’d shake my head wondering why I decided to resubscribe to any MMO.

        • Sean Boocock says:

          Then your eyes drift over to your television, the Xbox360, and the box for MW2 sitting by it. Suddenly, you find new found appreciation for the fairly tame worlds of Internet dragon slaying when compared to the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is Xbox Live.

        • SynCaine says:

          Then you visit any MMO’s general forum, and realize 2012 can’t come soon enough, brah.

        • Joseph says:

          It’s awesome that the defense for being a douchebag is pointing to bigger douchebags.

        • Torcano says:

          Just to clarify, in MW2 it is completely unnecessary to use voice chat unless playing with people you know.

          If you choose to listen to someone, then its your problem.

          Voice chat with the kids who are so annoying provides 0 tactical benefit anyways.

  4. Beleg says:

    I went and found headphones at work just so I could listen to this video. Worth it. Would watch again.

  5. Mark says:

    I think I have a bigger issue with people making fun of someone like that. He’s passionate about a game/world that he loves, how is that any different than what you do here with Darkfall?

    You don’t like WOW we get that, no need to take a video of a fan that doesn’t even have to do with everything you hate about the game and make fun of the guy.

    Just saying…………….

    • Pitrelli says:

      I’ll be a big carebear and agree with Mark.

      The guy looked like he was shitting himself so kudos to him for getting his point across. I will agree the lore is crap in WoW but hey bar LoTRO I’d say that about most MMOs.

      But anyway if people what to rip the dude then fair enough if it makes you feel better about yourselves go for it, it just seems awful easy to do that whilst hiding behind your keyboard and a fake identity.

      • Adam says:

        remember that time you videotaped yourself using a broomhandle as a light saber and you made those sounds and then… those mean kids put you on youtube?

      • Chris says:

        I’m with Mark and Pitrelli. He’s definitely a little socially awkward, but I don’t see how his lore nitpicking is worth picking on when most MMO bloggers spend a decent amount of time reading and writing about games throughout the week. At least he’s reading a book and bringing that into the conversation. Better than a lot of the bitch posts found elsewhere.

      • Pitrelli says:

        http://kotaku.com/5677061/world-of-warcrafts-greatest-fan-explains-his-awesome-awkward-blizzcon-appearance

        There ya go fair play to the guy coming out and clearing things up. Feelin bad yet?

        • SynCaine says:

          Oh yea that made it totally better. It’s not like we live in the age where anyone can go see a doc and get diagnosed with a mild case of anything. Please. The kid is awkward, knows way too much lore about a game that repeatedly shits on it’s lore, and got his 15min thanks to the internet.

          Nice move to pimp his guild though, haha.

        • Pitrelli says:

          you dont have to be a dick every day of your life you can take a day off now and again.

        • SynCaine says:

          That’s what Sunday is for, idiot.

        • Joseph says:

          Yeah, you tell ‘em, SynCaine! Stupid humans and their ever-expanding understanding of themselves.

          Don’t feel bad about the Asperger’s. It’s not your fault.

  6. tariqone says:

    He seems mildly autistic.

  7. Ben says:

    for someone who spent part of his HONEYMOON visiting his favorite MMO developer’s office … this kind of personal attack is deliciously ironic.

  8. Edwin says:

    There’s a little bit of this guy in all of us. Replace “WoW” with any other MMO and you guys probably wouldn’t be ripping him as hard as you all are now.

  9. Dblade says:

    This would be more convincing if some of us haven’t browsed the Darkfall forums or heard some EVE players.

  10. Hudson says:

    Average Darkfall player:

    http://www.lifeinbmajor.com/2009/07/30/the-united-e-thugs-of-internet-soldiers

    (including Syncaine in his uber cool podcast appearance)

  11. Ben says:

    Person who asked this question got an NPC named in his honor for Cataclysm. Sorry e-bullies.

  12. Pitrelli says:

    actually blizzard created a npc for a terminally ill child through the make a wish foundation. Its in the tauren starting area and gives a quest on finding and feeding his dog. Not so bad company to be in me thinks.

    • SynCaine says:

      So what you’re saying is Blizzards thinks Paris Hilton is just as important (if not more so, since WoW players prefer bags over quests) than a sick child? Or that they reward players for become obsessed with a lore they themselves don’t care for?

      The company you keep and all that.

  13. Pitrelli says:

    No im saying its another thoughtful gesture by blizzard.

    WoW is and always will be littered with pop references ala haris pilton etc these are different imo to the kid and red shirt guy

    • SynCaine says:

      They are different, I’m just messing around here. And like I said before, nice that the kid cashed in on his 15min.

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