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6-26-2010 @ 10:30AM
I am not so sure about all this lawyer talk. Yes, at my age I could consider it (40 year old here) but I get the feeling that the writer of the email is a bit on the young side. (esp. the loliwinnoob alts of his friend give me the feeling that we are dealing with somebody who has just discovered the joy of pimple ointments)He is probably not even old enough to get a lawyer without the help of his parents, so comments like this are not really helpful as a starting point, you'll only arouse more of the natural tendency of teenagers to blow things totally out of proportion.I have two kids in my guild, friends in real life, who were willing to give up a 5 year old friendship because of a row over a bloody blossoming branch. You know, the thingy that transforms party members into a rabbit.Exhibit A had eaten a Savory Deviate Delight, exhibit B transformed him into a rabbit, which apparently removes the pirate costume. Exhibit A was not amused, and after three more "eat fish-change into rabbit" incidents he was so furious that he refused to talk to his friend for a week. Things got so out of hand that both of them left the guild 3 times and had to use other people to communicate to one another through the barrier of /ignore and refused phone calls.Being sort of the granny in the guild, I was initially mildly amused by them and both kids used me as a confessor to straighten things out. Until I got fed up. I my case it was enough to threaten them that I'd treat them like whining toddlers for the rest of their lives if they would continue to behave like girls blouses and that my own ignore button was itching like hell."You, mister, are going to say: "sorry", and you, my friend, are going to say: "thank you, apology accepted." "But...""Shut up. You want me to treat you like an adult? Fine. Start behaving like one. End of story."My advice: Get over yourself. And grow up.You both are acting like babies and you've made something trivial into the Third World War, with bullying alts and account hacking.All of this probably about something as stupid as a blossoming branch. I can imagine your friend knows it was you, so there is no need to try and hide it. Call him up, say you are sorry, give him his stuff back and talk with him about the original argument. Be the first one to apologize, even when the original argument was his fault. At this point you should not be interested anymore in proof that you are right; you should be interested in getting peace of mind.If he doesn't want to accept your apologies, then he is the tit, not you. And if he threatens to get you banned, then use your parents. Be honest with them, allow them to punish you with a ban on playing wow for a short while, because you have been doing something bad and should own up to it. But they will help you, and chances are high that also the parents of your ex-friend will be sensible enough to stop him from trying any legal action, since they will recognize this whole affair for what it is: a fight in the sandbox about who can use the plastic toy shovel first.
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