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8-03-2010 @ 8:28AM
Crying might be a "female thing", but feeling hurt because of the comments that people will heap on you when they think you're doing poorly isn't. I've come close to completely quitting online gaming because of the treatment I've received on rare occasions.See, I've actually *done* "tanking". I was an active member of the SCA doing armored combat, and I've stood in the gap on the fields at Pennsic, the sole sword-n-board man with a pair of polearm fighters behind me, and held off small charges while praying that the reinforcements were close. Sure, our swords were rattan, but we were swinging them full speed, and taking them full contact. I still have my shield, battered to hell, in the garage. Good times, good times...So when I catch a load of crap from someone who thought I should be able to pull the entire instance at once so he could AoE to his heart's content, I always wonder if he'd be so brave to my face. And I'm betting he wouldn't be. It's the "John Gabriel's 'Greater Internet F**kwad Theory'" (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/)
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