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How do you deal with dicks in MMOs? [Dec. 30th, 2013|01:47 am]
Clockwork Fox
Is /ignore adequate for you? Do you try to talk out whatever the situation is? Just asking because nothing ever feels satisfying and trying to be nice to these people generally seems to be taken as an invitation to be a bigger jerk. But it seems to be that whatever MMO world you go to, rude people (usually with poor grammar) are ubiquitous.
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[User Picture]From: lilibat
2013-12-30 06:42 pm (UTC)
it depends on how bad it is. Grievous assholes have become a problem for their guild or get reported to GMs. For the most part I just wish I could get their home address & show up with a lead pipe. Cant be an turd online with your fingers smashed to pulp.

In fact I am very close to quitting MMOs all together because I am tired of dealing with these shits.
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[User Picture]From: foxsynergy
2013-12-31 03:07 am (UTC)
I think I feel quite the same. We tend to only play with people I've met in meatspace or have known for a while. Most of the time we'd be at least as well served if we were allowed LAN play, with rare exceptions such as present company.

"Cant be an turd online with your fingers smashed to pulp."
Heh, mind if I quote you on that? It's... succinct.
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[User Picture]From: lilibat
2013-12-31 06:47 am (UTC)
By all means, go for it.
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[User Picture]From: anthony_lion
2013-12-30 10:32 pm (UTC)
Can't say that it has been that much of a problem for me, really. Of course, I only play 2 MMOs...

There's not all that many who plays Minions of Mirth any more, so the @sshole factor is pretty low, there.
As for the other, World of Tanks... I'm on the EU servers, and the moment I see the first 'Siema'(I don't speak Polish, so have no clue if it's a greeting or an insult), I just disable the chat altogether. It's very rare that there's anything useful 'said' in the chat anyway, but with the Polish players...
Sometimes, I report spammers(players sending requitment messages in the in-game chat), but t doesn't seem to help, so I usually just write a vague insult. (Such as, 'I only Clan with players with at least 45% win rate...' 45% is really, really bad... 49% is the norm. Good players don't recruit in-game. And they definitely don't do it in the lower Tiers where I play.)
Strangely enough, they moderate the general chat used outside of the fights, and are quick to ban players who swear or use any language but English, but not in-fight.
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[User Picture]From: foxsynergy
2013-12-31 03:13 am (UTC)
Thanks for the insight! If someone starts whispering me with jerk stuff I can reply back in a different language for some subtlety points. :D
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[User Picture]From: foxsynergy
2014-01-02 06:16 pm (UTC)
I like open-world games like GW2 and TSW, and Saints Row. The MMO thing is an unfortunate pack-in in most cases. I'm probably not going to know four other people I can take into a dungeon which has inexplicably-boosted baddies. I hear Blizzard's planning a 1-player version of WoW and if that happens it'll be an interesting paradigm shift.
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