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7-08-2009 @ 9:08PM
I must say I am both surprised and not. I have been to every Blizzcon, and for the most part, the people have been very nice. However, these are WOW players, and the rage is legendary.
7-08-2009 @ 9:15PM
I'd be more worried about the diablo fans then the wow ones. Just lookt at how easy they rage when anything with world, of, warcraft, or wow is mentioned on their forums.
7-08-2009 @ 11:14PM
I went to Blizzcon last year and I didn't experience any of the things mentioned in this article. People were generally very friendly and respectful.
7-08-2009 @ 11:24PM
I don't know where you were sitting. I've been to all of them and the "omg, they aren't looking twice at my terrible fake ID" crowd has been blasted on pricy crap beer and basically needing to be thrown out.The closer you sit to the presentation, though, the less of this crap you put up with.
7-09-2009 @ 3:54AM
I would have to agree that everyone was really nice and for the most part courteous last year. I think the biggest thing that people need to know is that everyone else camps out for anything big so be prepared to get to things early just so your not sitting in the back of the audience.
7-09-2009 @ 11:31AM
I am actually surprised. The reason Wow or any other MMO players (or the general internet users) are dicks is because of anonymity. I dare those same trolls to be jerks in their workplace, family, daily social circles. But when there's anonymity and no one knows where you are and the worst thing they can do to you is to not group with you, the jerkiness level goes through the roof.So I would expect in real-life gatherings, people would behave at least a little bit, but I guess some of them just forget that this is RL and not in-gae.
7-09-2009 @ 1:40PM
@HendrataHaving had first-hand experience with a group of nerds (Not to say I'm not a nerd, I am, but there are different kinds)- if you tend to "hang out with your own kind" a lot, you end up with sort of distorted views of what is acceptable, and it gets even worse if you're the type of person who hardly goes anywhere and just spends a lot of time playing WoW. Anonymity certainly brings out the worst in more people, but there's a different scale of what is acceptable when you're in vent with your guild and what is acceptable when you're at a convention in public.
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