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8-01-2009 @ 10:58PM
Because we're tired of people who don't use addons calling us cheaters and implying that we're morons for wanting the game experience to be smoother. Most of them seem to take a very elitist attitude about it too, I've found, especially when it comes to questing addons. I had that argument one day with a guild member who was complaining about having to look up something up on wowhead. My obvious suggestion was to use the Cartographer quest addon, which is fairly minimalistic but still reasonably good at directing you where to go. They went into some diatribe about how it removes the immersiveness of the game (yeah, because alt-tabbing out doesn't remove the immersiveness at ALL) and how they like the challenge of finding things - subtly implying that anyone who uses them is lazy and a bad gamer. Another day, someone who didn't have a coordinates addon was asking where to find some stuff in old world. I looked it up on the map and told them coordinates. "I don't know what those are, describe it". So of course, I had to spend - literally - five minutes explaining how to get to one point in Stranglethorn Vale. Now, I'd ignore these people if they were whining about it in general chat. The problem is, they're complaining about it in guild chat, and as a higher up in the guild, it's hard for me to actually ignore them without coming across as rude.I don't care if someone wants to run no addons or a hundred of them - until they start to negatively impact my gaming experience in guild chat by QQing about something that a very simple addon solves. If you don't want to be told a solution to something, then keep your mouth shut.To use the plumbing analogy by the author - imagine you had a neighbor with no indoor plumbing who constantly was ringing your doorbell asking you to use your toilet. Wouldn't you get pissed off after a while, especially if they could easily afford to get their own indoor plumbing and their own toilet?
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