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1-28-2011 @ 9:08AM
I understand WoW is a social experience. I understand real people are behind the keyboard. That being said, when did people turn into mindless, unmotivated, 12 year old girls?All the situations on here if presented in a real world scenario I would hope to god people would know how to act. If not then America is in a worse state than I previously thought.
1-28-2011 @ 9:18AM
Rarely in real-life when you are embroiled in these situations does it seem as black-and-white as it does to third parties reading the story on paper. To us, the answers seem obvious. To these people, who have devoted many hours of game time with people they consider their friends and peers, who may feel hurt, betrayed, or confused, there are a lot of mixed emotions and sentimentality clouding their judgment. This is why it can be helpful for almost anybody to seek outside counseling on even basic issues: The answers often seem so obvious when explained to a neutral party.
1-28-2011 @ 9:35AM
And your comment is a good example of one that is not the least bit helpful.Nice way to throw in some mysogyny and a dig at an entire country too. Classy./sarcasm
1-28-2011 @ 9:38AM
Er and My comment was not directed at Boz--despite where it put said comment. >.>
1-28-2011 @ 9:47AM
My take is this: The way in which we communicate now hasn't really existed before on such a scale. Many who play simply haven't grown up with any real learned etiquette or behavioral gates for this type of society -- one of knowing another person is there, but being anonymous and physically distant. How we behave is being made up by those who play as they go along in their virtual lives. Most who play this game (or any game where you're with other people, but not literally with) didn't have authority figures to show them the ropes of proper behavior. It's rare that parents, guardians, or other chaperones are there to guide behavior. Even folks old enough to know better, those who did grow up with a good moral code taught by those loving and caring enough to do so often fall in to least common denominator behavior. The good, old G.I.F.T. theory rears its ugly head again. "When in Rome," you get by like the natives do. I've been encouraged by guild mates who are parents, who play with their kids or who spend time playing in their kids' presence, or who don't play themselves but are there when their kids do play, because these folks are good, caring and supportive people. That behavior has a better than even chance of staying with those kids whenever they enter the next evolution of how we communicate via technology.
1-28-2011 @ 9:55AM
Stormy, I may not agree with the tone of the original poster, but saying someone is acting like a 12 year old girl isn't misogyny. If you think the average 12 year old girl doesn't act completely differently than any other age/sex combination, then you've never had the "pleasure" of raising one. I remember having spats with friends as a kid, but even if you got into a drag'em out fists flying brawl, you were friends again a few days later, or at the very least, were civil to one another. Girls on the other hand....my God they can be so kind and supportive on day, then completely tempermental and vicious. Anyone who tries to say young boys and girls (not to mention men and women) don't handle conflict differently, is just not living on the same planet I am.
1-28-2011 @ 10:07AM
I've met some pretty motivated 12 year old girls, so mind your words sir
1-28-2011 @ 10:18AM
Actually, it is misogyny. You're attributing negative qualities to a lot of people simply because of gender, in this case female. It's also ageist, because you're attributing negative qualities based on age. Neither of these are very nice things to do. And frankly, despite this being the modern era, "like a girl" continues to be used as an insult, and the fact that you don't seem to find anything WRONG with this means the problem is with you, not with the people that object.
1-28-2011 @ 10:24AM
Nah the problem is with people acting like 12 year old girls.
1-28-2011 @ 11:04AM
I'd like to say that children, regardless of gender, will have greater difficulty acting "appropriately" and with emotional control that most adults. This is directly related to their development, so there will be some children who progress faster than others. Likewise, there will be a small number of people, those bordering on adulthood, who show less decorum than the average eight year old. Everyone is different.I think it's safe to say, however, that the issues posted here in Drama Mamas all involve an individual who is late in their developmental process, whether a child or a middle-aged adult, which creates the misconception that only kids act out and mistreat others.To be honest, I'd be more worried if they were adults, because children are still capable of learning to control their actions and emotions, whereas with age, the saying definitely applies: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks."
1-28-2011 @ 1:05PM
I am highly offended by the OP's comment as a motivationally-challenged, Procrastinator-American! HOW DARE HE! RAGERAGE!PROCRASTINATORS UNITE.....TOMORROW!
1-28-2011 @ 1:14PM
An addendum: any time I see someone post a variety of "you, sir" on the internet, I immediately hear their comment in Keith Olbermann's voice.
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