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4-27-2009 @ 9:11AM
I'm generally very courteous in Warcraft. While levelling a Death Knight and Ret Pally on a PVP server, I never ganked lowbies or engaged someone in combat who wasn't hostile toward me. And I'd never steal an herb or ore node from anyone, regardless of faction.But the egg campers brought out the worst in me yesterday, and I made stealing their eggs into my own mini-game. If 50 people camp eggs and another 50 show up, is the second group not supposed to take part in the Noblegarden event? That's such a ridiculous notion, and I doubt Blizzard intended for the holiday to work that way.So if someone was actively running around town picking up eggs and we raced toward the same one, I'd defer to them. But I managed to swipe quite a few out from under the campers and feel like I earned my own extra achievement in the process.
4-27-2009 @ 9:20AM
No, they could...oh, you know...come back later in the day or week when there are eggs available instead violating camp? You know...wait their turn?Blame Blizz for designing the event the way they did and don't grief the campers. Because, yeah...you were getting your jollies off causing grief for egg campers. Guess that makes you a griefer, eh? Yup, it sure does! Grats on giving into your darker impulses!Why do some people have such a HUGE problem with the idea of camping? You people would have simply lost your minds in old EverQuest. lol There, you learned to respect camps or earned a VERY bad reputation. And, for what it's worth, I know I wasn't the only one yesterday making mental notes of who was respectful and who wasn't...
4-27-2009 @ 9:36AM
@ FenSatIMHO referring to EQ camping, is completely different. That was done for items that can be used or worn in game in order to progress. Noblegarden is for show, from the achievements points, to the costumes, pets, title, and even the polymorph rabbit (which is purely visual). As well as EQ being out before WoW(the MMO of course) was even a flicker in the imagination./still pissed we don't get user created surnames (No im not some Heavy RPer that wants a Surname addon), yet its ok to see a Gnome, Human, Orc & Blood Elf stand side by side all with the last name Jenkins. (Popcorn Fail)
4-27-2009 @ 9:43AM
Why should I have to work around your schedule? And you're crazy if you think those eggs were going uncamped at any time on Sunday. The campers have no claim on those eggs. They didn't have to spend time or energy clearing the mobs in the area and I don't see why I have to respect their arbitrary claim on that little square of land. It's an easter egg hunt, plain and simple. You run around and pick up eggs. You campers are misinterpreting the spirit of the holiday. I'm taking part in the fun.
4-27-2009 @ 10:16AM
I did the same thing. People were camping the eggs, I refuse to do so. I see a lot of people going; I don't camp, BUT blablabla, conclusion, I camped. Well I didn't, and everyone doing it, didn't make me change my mind. So I raced around, and the campers (who probably were getting a bit drowsy from just standing in the same spot and clicking) were often too late when my bunny raced by, and I got their egg. So I should feel guilty according to you FenSat, when they deliberately ruin the fun for others, well, a bit any way. I don't. I got the most fun out of stealing their spawns and proving that you get more eggs when you actually hunt them. Parking your behind in one spot and waiting for eggs to spawn does not make it your spot, and I am sure as hell not going away until the campers are gone just to make it easier for them.
4-27-2009 @ 10:51AM
@FenSatIn my eyes the *campers* are griefing those who are actually trying to play the way the event was designed.Quit the whining because you wasted your hours camping while other people were able to complete it much quicker by playing the event as intended.
4-27-2009 @ 11:00AM
Whining? lol I got all the eggs I needed in about half an hour of camping, along with the pet, the outfits, a couple branches...basically, everything I needed to complete the event. So I'm definitely not whining about people ninjaing eggs because they didn't impact me at all (once an an alt, but that's when I just decided it wasn't worth it), just pointing out people going to great lengths to rationalize griefing others.If Blizz didn't "intend" for people to run around (and I agree that was their intention), then they should have designed it to make it necessary to run around, perhaps increasing the size of the spawn area and/or number of eggs available at any one time. However, they designed it so that camping was, whether you believe it or not, MUCH faster than running around. (Like I said, I tried that, and it was considerably slower than camping a two-egg spawn point.) Some of us would much rather be done with such an event and move on to other activities we find more enjoyable.Now, your response will of course be "if you aren't enjoying it, why bother?" Two words...violet protodrake. I have my priorities, you have your.
4-27-2009 @ 11:11AM
FenSat, the intent was clearly to run around. If camping works for you, even with the intent of the holiday against you, great. But the disadvantage to camping spawn points is that you DON'T own the spawns just because your character is nearby. If someone runs around and grabs the egg spawn you've been camping first, they DID NOT STEAL YOUR EGG. What they did was get an egg, one of the many that were constantly spawning as other players in the area collected them. If you were relying on it always going to you, that's a flaw in your strategy, not something the other participants need to apologize for.
4-27-2009 @ 4:23PM
"just pointing out people going to great lengths to rationalize griefing others."Here's your error in logic. If anyone is griefing, it's campers. I personally don't begrudge someone for camping out a spawn if that's how they want to do if, but if you complain about someone actually HUNTING and nabbing your spawn, your understanding of how the event is supposed to proceed is flawed at best.
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