I hate trolls.
No, not you, Vol'jin. The other kind.
The kind that keeps being mean until they make you cry. Then they drink your tears because it makes them stronger.
See, I posted my thoughts on a WoW Insider thread about how Blizz should revamp PVP for their NextGen MMO and how my suggested changes would solve my particular problem. Specifically, that I hate PVP servers but must play on one to be with my friends and how I would like to not have to choose between friends and gameplay in their next game.
It degenerated pretty fast into "STOP DESTROYING OUR PVP!!!!"
The most common advice was "You don't like PVP? Roll PVE." Which I'd previously said I won't do because I won't leave my friends. And of course the response to that was "Stop QQing, then. You made your bed, lie in it."
The thing that bothered me the most wasn't the comments, though. It was that comments against me were voted up by other readers. Or, rather, comments that said essentially "PVP servers shouldn't change ever, stop trying to ruin them" had a lot of support.
So I've been sobbing for about 15 straight minutes now. Fun, lemme tell ya.
The irony is that I wasn't even talking about a revamp of the Warcraft PVP server system, though I did point out its flaws for my situation. I was suggesting what I'd like for the next game. Perhaps people really are that dumb (I can see being confused at the first post, but I said over and over and over in the continued conversation how I meant it for their NEXT game, not this one), or perhaps they can't see Blizzard's next MMO being anything beyond a complete remake of WoW with all the same systems in place, but they just didn't pay attention to the focus of my comment and knee-jerk reacted to protect their PVP system.
Of course, when I went to my guild with a hysterical description of the transaction and "So should I do that? Forget my hordies and go play Birdfall full time?" I got some /comforts and understanding and even "it comes down to what makes you the happiest" and "you and I can play together" and "tell Tiger he's fired unless he gives you the appropriate amount of snuggles to forget about all this."
I guess that's the difference between the people I love and random strangers who freak out at the first sign of anti-PVP sentiment.
Trolls have bothered me before, they'll bother me again. I'll get over it. I bet they're all just extra-cranky because they're trolling forums while everyone else is going to Blizzcon.
Roughly 7 of my guildies will be there. At Blizzcon, that is. If you're going, look for my guild leader Teo! You have his photo here. He's very tall and very Asian and should be with a very curvy short woman, a tall blonde gangly kid, a good-looking friendly emo guy with piercings and star wrist tats, and two older gentlemen.
Also, we ordered the live stream, so tell me if you're in any of the contests and I'll keep an eye out for you. :)