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3-08-2010 @ 8:24PM
Why are we publicizing these... people? I'm fine with people trying new stuff in game but it's their reputation as complete jerks that makes me wish we'd not promote them. I'm sure I"ll get harshed for saying that but I really, REALLY hate jerks. That being said, there is nothing inherently jerky about this video so - good on 'em. :)
3-08-2010 @ 8:30PM
I want to agree with you, but they used the music Hell March 2 on one of their videos.I can't go against that.
Seconded.Scrolling down, saw their name. "Ah yes, the twats who enter threads about split Oceanic maintenance and talk crap about rolling alts en masse just to be dicks should it ever happen."
3-08-2010 @ 8:35PM
I think the big reason Goon Squad gets positive publicity like this is that most of their most famous actions are purely for fun and don't effect the game much. Getting a world first Tirion kill through inconsistencies in game mechanics is a lot better than getting a world first 25 man Lich King kill by using inconsistencies in game mechanics.
3-08-2010 @ 8:55PM
I agree w/ you there Neirin, it really is the OTHER stuff that makes me wish they'd slip into obscurity. ;)
3-08-2010 @ 9:11PM
They get publicity because they're creative and funny. If all were right in the world, the people who would fade into obscurity would be the ones who get seriously bent out of shape about a guild killing a pretend internet elf in a video game. A bit of dismissive levity never hurt anyone.
3-09-2010 @ 3:47AM
I hate jerks, but I absolutely love goon squad.As far as I have seen they don't do anything that breaks the game.Things like stealing flight masters and making opposite factions play time a living hell is to me, the best for of PvP imaginable. Much better than standing in line to steal the enemies flag or fight over being the ones to scoop horse dung from the stables.I wouldn't join their guild, but I would salute them in Dalaran.
3-08-2010 @ 9:19PM
Yes well, I love funny but I don't find it funny when people are blatantly cruel to other people. Face it, the people on the other end of the internet are PEOPLE. ;)There is pvp reality then there is guild-sanctioned ass-hat-ery (and yes, that's a technical term). ;-pAgain, I'm not saying anything specific about this video it's pretty funny.
3-09-2010 @ 1:07AM
When I first started playing world of warcraft back in 2006 I was on Mal'Ganis as alliance. It was pretty bad. Horde on that realm outnumbered us 3 to 1 and consistently I would be ganked, the mailbox would be covered in Goon Squad alts, the flight master in Ironforge would be dead, etcetera. But the fact is, even though I was one of the people who they (and guilds like them) were being "cruel" to I really didn't mind. It gave me something to do for an hour, and took my mind off the monotony of leveling. It was funny. I realize where you are coming from, and its great you are sticking up for these people (I realm transferred during BC) but its really not that bad. People need to relax about WoW, it's not like your character is going to lose all his stuff and you have to start from square one. He will still be there when you log back on.
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