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6-08-2010 @ 4:25PM
As we're reminded *constantly* by the social players, WoW is an MMO and if you're a lone wolf, GTFO. People who make snide comments and trash talk during a PUG - in my experience - are bored socials. Being social, they really want to communicate and engage with other people. Being bored, they use insults and other behavior that typically ensures other people in the group will pay attention to them. (Negative attention is still attention.) In a sense, they're looking for verbal PvP. Off-topic: I suspect that for many people, the allure of PvP is purely social... the need to engage in activity with other people. Why else would world PvP be "exciting" and world PvE be "boring"? Have to think about this some more...Anyway, for quick reference, here's Hob's Three Rules of Dealing with PUGs:1. Don't feed the social. Don't reply to a rude comment, EVER. 2. If you're making progress in the instance, stay. 3. If you're stalled because the group is bickering instead of doing the run, sit down with your back to the group and wait for 2 minutes. If they're still arguing after 2 minutes, leave without comment. It will make your life so much easier.
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