Who are these people?

Posted by Tiluvar at at 7:26am on Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Shorty after Wrath of the Lich King was released I set out furiously grinding experience, in an epic race to be the first person to sit in Dalaran complaining about having nothing to do.

Around level 75, I found myself in Grizzly Hills (a level 75 or so area) blindly running towards floating punctuation and/or sparkly things and came across a level 70 Warrior just about out of health, frantically trying to dispatch a harmless looking moth. It was clear that this wasn't going well for my Warrior friend, so despite my WoW training of ignoring everyone, assuming they're probably someone annoying, I dismounted squashed the moth and continued on my way.

A few moments later I got a tell, a simple thanks. No problem I replied, and considered the matter closed. My Warrior friend however, seizing upon my random act of kindness saw a potential leveling assistant, and proceeded to try to convice me to help him further, as follows:

Now I didn't edit out my replies or anything. I remained silent that whole time while he typed away, and I never actually did reply. I would have loved to make some witty remark but I feel like it probably would have been lost on him, and I had a suspicion, based on how eager he was to spam me for help based on a single "np" that I would probably regret it.

Now, almost a year later, where is my friend the Warrior Lboogie?

He's still playing, he's made it to 80 without my help it seems, and most startling of all he is fully decked out in epics even one from Naxrammas, which explains better than I ever could why I would never join a pick up group on Steamwheedle, and how horribly easy WoW has become.

Oh, and judging from his achievements, it looks like he never did finish that quest in Grizzly Hills.

Zackat 8:23am on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Heh. I searched the WoW armory, and there are globally 23 characters named "Lboogie."

My dream job would basically be to get hired by Blizzard or whoever and go around nuking people with names like
Tiluvarat 9:04am on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
I think I may spend some time today trying to find the worst name in World of Warcraft.
Ghosteat 10:16am on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
I really hate people that do that, you really are just better off letting them die and acting like you had never
seen the predicament that they were in.
Adamat 11:48am on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Man, I guess there are some intensely lonely people on MMOs.

Also, "I level up by killing" is my favorite quote of the day.
Zackat 12:25pm on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Heh, he must have meant that he doesn't do quests...which actually makes me like him more.
Troyat 1:08pm on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Honestly, I think you probably ran across a very young kid. The one of the most irritating people I have grouped
with in a PUG was 10. His dad apologized for him and told me he was to young to get the "fine art" of
communication through text.

Kid typed faster than me, and more coherantly than Til on a late night binge. =)

The way this is written REALLY reminds me of that kid.
Stevoat 9:41pm on Thursday, November 26th, 2009
I've been impressed with how good some younger kids have been that I've played with... we had some young ones in
Sheep that were fantastic if I remember correctly.

Generally though I cringe if I see that 'under 16' selected on an app to my guild.
Phantasosat 12:55pm on Saturday, November 28th, 2009
I've learned from experience to simply ignore almost everyone that comes your way. I once joined a guild that
some kid invited me to -- on my level 1 bank alt. He asked me every time I was on if I wanted to level. He
obviously didn't know how to see that I was level 1.

Give it a few weeks, and I recieved a very confusing in-game letter that said something like "I am <kid's
name>'s father. He is very upset that you never wish to play with him. I'm sorry, but I am removing you from
our family based guild. Have a good day."

The guild name was "Cookies N' Cream."
Tiluvarat 4:46pm on Saturday, November 28th, 2009
I think the most frightening thing is thinking about what the horrible horrible WoW community at large will teach
these kids that are playing.