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10-28-2008 @ 8:32AM
Worst event ever? I have to agree for the single reason that it has brought out the worst in some fellow gamers. I notice that the anti-zombie faction complain about how they're not enjoying being griefed. The pro-zombie faction insult fellow gamers.The strength of WoW is the diversity of playing experiences it offers to subscribers. This event imposes one style of interaction (PvP in a RP context). And it appears that those natural bullies really like this (hence comments about QQing, log off, gtfo my server - quite abusive behaviour from abusive people).If the griefer faction really had a point they would surely discuss and try to persuade the anti-zombie faction of the merits - but no - like all bullies they resort to abuse.And I think under all the comments about cancelling subscriptions and withdrawing until the event is over - the realisation that the WoW community has an ugly core of bigots, shouting down folk that don't agree with them must be an underpinning concern to some gamers (small wonder some of them prefer PvE rather than having to interact with these sorts of gamers). I agree, all credit to Blizz for a bold and innovative idea - the poor execution and the unforeseen opportunity for these bigots to impose their will and actively try to ruin the game experience of others means that what was good in theory has turned out to be 'not so good' in practice.If you are pro-zombie and on a PvP server - fair enough you gank away. Same thing on an RP server - immerse yourself. If you are on a PvE server - is it really cool to force your views on other players? Back off on the griefing and try to use rational discussion and persuasion rather than cussing and insulting people for not agreeing with you.
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