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1-13-2010 @ 3:43PM
I'm glad of the change. Even if the drama was entertaining to read, putting it on such a popular website like WoW.com only encouraged people to act like even bigger douchebags. Hey, if you can get internet famous from it, then let's go ahead and act like a total asshat to everyone!Removing the drama from this website removes a lot of the reason to act like a douche. Less attention given means the attention whores don't get what they want. Let's hope this change helps improve the negative attitudes that have become oh so common in WoW these days.
1-13-2010 @ 3:55PM
Anyone who WANTS to become famous by being universally hated DESERVES to be vilified. I'd much prefer them being laughed out of the game than spend the rest of their days dreaming of the (in)fame that could have been.Guildwatch was a public service.
1-13-2010 @ 4:15PM
You don't understand, Gnosh. Any publicity is good publicity to them. They want attention in any way possible, even if it is negative. They can't get noticed via any socially acceptable means, so what's the easiest way to get that attention? Act like a douche and get plastered on the front page of WoW.com. Instant fame! With no incentive to act like a douche (fame on a popular website), then maybe less people will act like one.Going on a slight tangent, I do find it amusing how my post, even though it is coherent, well written, polite and civil, has been down-rated into oblivion simply because I dared to disagree with the vocal populace of WoW.com. Meanwhile, comments that are simply "epic fail WoW.com" or "QFT/This" or some variant thereof have been up-voted to the heavens because they agree. Methinks people don't quite get the point of the voting system for comments. :)
1-13-2010 @ 4:27PM
And methinks that just because people vote down your post doesn't mean they don't understand voting. Perhaps, and here's a shocker, the majority disagrees with you. That, my friend, is the point of voting up and down. As for the now absent drama, I think the responses show that almost none of us wanted anything but drama in the first place. And yes, people could try to show up on here by being an asshat, but this response is akin to shutting down trade because people troll spam it.
1-13-2010 @ 4:34PM
The drama posts here were useful for everybody else. Sure, some tard would get to see his name up on the website for being a tard.Then he became a pariah and couldn't go ANYWHERE without it haunting him. What we've got instead here is a column of "who cares?" If I want to read GuildOx's bad rankings (WoWProgress is a lot more accurate), I can do that on my own. I don't care that some guy in some guild on some server downed some boss. Nothing here is interesting anymore.And the others have it right. You're being downvoted not becuase you broke any rules, but because the overwhelming majority disagrees with you and wants Guildwatch back. Don't worry, it's not like the negative votes are for score keeping or something.
1-13-2010 @ 5:12PM
@Tridus- exactly. He can keep his 5-minute headrush of fame if it means he never gets invited to a guild or pug raid ever again. And if the tale entertains me at the same time, all the better.I've never been in favor of abolishing a good thing because of a tiny possibility of minor abuse. Most reasonable people know that having a drama thread posted here means they need to switch servers/names to ever play normally again (and if you do that, you leave your misbegotten fame behind). And even now, people are sleuthing the crap out of the armory, comparing achievements and stuff to find people after server moves and recustomizations.
1-13-2010 @ 6:30PM
Exactly. Remember way back in BC when that mage took that stam trinket in H-MT? From the druid tank? And the mage said he needed it it was for pvp? And that the druid needed better gear or something?And then everyone hounded that mage.That stuff needs to be reported... And laughed at.
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