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4-17-2010 @ 11:26PM
Read in a chat room on Fark.com (believe it was the thread concerning Warhammer billing/geek tab) some icc pug raiders organizers were excluding players who bought the Star Pony.If true, that's overreacting./on a carpal tunnel sabbatical from WoW. That's serious :(
4-18-2010 @ 3:53AM
I was in that thread, too. It's pretty ridiculous to exclude people because they chose to buy a vanity item. I bet they didn't exclude anyone with a TCG mount. No one gets upset over peole paying upwards of $800 for a TCG mount, yet they have a fit when people pay $25 for a mount from the Blizzard store.
4-18-2010 @ 11:24AM
What upsets me more than the argument against RMT encroaching on the game is that people who willingly insult large sections of the playerbase rather than engaging in reasonable debate about the sparklepony --- such as Totalbiscuit, who coined the slogan "TRH" --- are actively contributing to divisiveness among the playerbase.It makes me really sad and angry to see behaviour that will not get him far in the real world to be justified on WoW forums and although this is described by the internet fuckwad theory (IFT from now on) I can't help feeling when he - or anyone else insulting people directly for buying the damn thing - comes to get a job and starts bawling out anyone he doesn't agree with in the office, he's going to get fired pretty quickly. Which would, IMO be poetic justice.As long as he can sit behind a computer screen feasting on the dubious honour of quite possibly being the literal manifestation of the "forum troll", he's not going to realise that this kind of thing, when done in real life, doesn't get you far and can actually be detrimental to your future life.I hope he finds that out relatively soon. MMO-champs just fired one troll, I hope Blizz decides to do similar ASAP.
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