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7-08-2009 @ 9:46PM
I don't think it'll be as bad at Blizzcon as it is at the general forums, because of the lack of anonyminity. Without anonyminity, the Internet Fuckwad Theory does not hold: http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Internet_Fuckwad_TheoryThus people are generally not going to be such fuckwads.
7-08-2009 @ 10:12PM
That may have been true back in the day, but nowadays the nerd ragers and basement dwellers don't seem to be bothered by acting out in public, even if there are cameras on them. Thus, wastes of life like that dude Swarm going into nerd rage hysterics because his arena team lost, or Celex slamming his headphones down and storming off like a petulant three-year-old at another arena event. Search Google and you can find dozens upon dozens of videos of maladjusted kids and grown-ass-men flipping out over the game, and hundreds more Vent recordings of WoW players raging at each other or issuing death threats over shit like losing a piece of loot.I've played lots of RTS and FPS and encountered some true nutcases, but WoW players have their own pathetic niche when it comes to raging over pixels, tying their egos to their in-game accomplishments and just generally acting like awful human beings.I'm sure Blizzcon has its share of nice people, but as another commenter said below, if you go you have to be prepared to deal with idiocy on a mass scale by the very nature of the game and the convention.
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