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5-28-2009 @ 10:56AM
@TheraYes, I agree, but my question is, when does a newb become a noob? And how can anyone tell that the person asking a dumb question on a lvl 8 is truly on their first character, or just someone on a alt who doesn't bother to Google things once-in-a-while? There's too much grey area; who's the newb, the person with the 1-yr old character but only 9 days of play time, or the person who has burned through 70 levels within a month of buying the game? And does the person, with two other lvl 80 characters, starting a new class or profession qualify as a newb (for beginning something they are unfamiliar with) or a noob (as they should know by now where to find that information on the internet)?Most people automatically assume a player is a noob, and offer rude, sometimes even cruel, responses to what may potentially be an innocent question (one of the points of this article), showing that while this distinction between newbs and noobs may exist, other players choose not to or cannot acknowledge it. However, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between the two in-game, creating a situation where each person must base their conclusion of newb or noob on their own standards. Standards that are subjective and based on that person's own game experience. So while we may like to believe these differences between newb and noob exist, in-game these classifications are useless, because how someone is treated is entirely dependent on the experiences and personalities of the people responding to their questions, and not on the newb/noob's actual situation.
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