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3-28-2009 @ 9:10AM
I stopped reading at the word "Scrub"
3-28-2009 @ 9:17AM
read it again then, because its true. :
3-28-2009 @ 10:36AM
Okay seriously people, a "scrub" is a trainee, someone who knows some of the ropes, but has yet to mature to full understanding of the more subtle rules/methods used.Yes, "newb"/"newbie" could've been used to mean much the same thing, however a newbie tends to be used to reefer to someone who is completely new to something and therefore has no understanding of many of the simple rules.Therefore, "scrub" is more befitting than "newbie" and less demeaning than "noob" "nub" or an actual real world insult like "idiot". It outlines the player base that often fall foul to the misconception of the graveyard being beneficial. And yes, the article should be professional considering its popularity now-a-days, however its still on the internet and therefore internet slang can and will be used.If you find the word offensive, please overlook it and pay attention to the actual point of the article, which is not one of insulting "lesser PvPers". The point of the article is that a poor design mechanic has been emphasised instead of fixed, and become an even worse honey-pot for those who don't realise its counter-intuitive purpose.
3-28-2009 @ 12:18PM
I don't think scrub's an offensive word, but it does make you look dumb. People who say "scrub" are the same people who say "bro".That being said, the article is correct.
3-28-2009 @ 12:26PM
Scrub is a word used by "elite" PvPers to insult players who are seen as not as good as them. Noob is for people new to the game, scrub is for people who just suck ass at it. It is definitely used largely in the WoW PvP community as an insult.
3-28-2009 @ 12:25PM
I love seeing all the casual scrubs get butt hurt over the word and the article. Whats the matter babies? the word hit a little too close to home?....broski?Seriously though, lighten up. It's a pvp article, of course demeaning words must be used otherwise Zach wouldn't be a "real" PvP'er....duhh.
3-28-2009 @ 12:58PM
I've never...ever seen "Scrub" used in a non-insult form. I suppose that PVP attitude couldn't be contained for long during this gnerd rage and so the author just had to resort to making sure we all know how awesome he is.Seeing as this site regularly points out how Blizzard does "progressive testing" or whatever they call it where changes are rolled out slowly, I don't see why the author felt the need to flip out when Blizz might just be seeing how things work. But to my point above, this seems like a case of a "pro" PvPer having to change tactics and get outside their comfort zone. God forbid you need to do something DIFFERENT every once in a while.But I suppose I'm one of those scrubs...
3-28-2009 @ 1:16PM
Scrub is supposed to be an insult. It's a sports term. It refers to people who are eligible to play but were scrubbed from the starting lineup before the game and get to ride the bench because they're not good enough to start.Scrubbed from the roster = scrub = bad playerThis term is definitely an insult. It is also generally true. The average SotA will have maybe 1 or 2 people per side who actually understand the place and know what to do to win.
3-28-2009 @ 1:49PM
I DON'T WANT NO SCRUBA SCRUB IS A GUY THAT CAN'T GET NO LOVE FROM MEHANGIN' ON THE PASSANGERS SIDEOF HIS BEST FRIENDS RIDETRYIN' TO HOLLA AT ME
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