I've been talking a lot about helping people in mmorpgs. Random people, guildies, party members, and even real life friends. A lot of people say, people ask dumb questions. Rather it be, where is the npc at, or how do i learn this skill. A lot of people think the game is self explanatory. I don't think so in a lot of ways. Every game has flaws. Every person has flaws. We are not perfect, nor is the game. We cope with our imperfections, and try to cope with the game's imperfections as well. Personally, i have a reading learning disability. When a quest comes up, i cannot focus on the paragraphs presented. I take key words, and try to figure out what to do. It's how i am, i can't help it. Don't shoot me over it. What am i do too? Of course, ask for directions/help. Like i have said before, i like support channels, or groups. Of course, when your in a guild, it is a lot easier to ask for help, because you are all one big happy family. I like smaller guilds to be honest. One thing i do hate, when people ask questions. *Gasp* I hate something, i know right? I'm not pointing to any age group, or immaturity, just in general. I hate these kind of questions. "So, like, were in this npc yo, i cantz find it. I am a n00b helpzz me d00d" Or... "Free goldz plox, i need gold plox". Spamming gets on my nerves. Unless your trying to sell something, then it's fine. Spamming frustrates a lot of us, i find even when i have all-chat on, and there is spammin going around, it is hard to focus on the conversation at hand. Of course, there is always a ignore button. I hate using that though, unless it's gold spammers. Then i just love putting that ignore hammer to use. Actual people i find it hard to ignore. I feel hatred when i do it, even when the people don't even know i've ignored them. Why do we act differently in mmorpgs, than in real life. It could be, e-thuggish, or a gentlemen. I think it's because we try to play our character, as if we could in real life. I play my characters semi-seriously. I don't roleplay, but my intentions are pure. What i mean by that is, I like to play the nice guy, the helpful guy. When people piss me off, you will see my angry side. Not often do people piss me off, i am pretty well tempered. Some people just push my buttons often. We all have buttons, we all have button pushers. It's all in our course of action, how we deal with those types of people. I deal with them fairly good. Depending on the subject, whether it be, politics, religion, music, whatever.
I have had the most serious conversations, and the most random conversations. I like the random ones to be honest. Chilling out, and letting go really puts me at ease when i am grinding. We could be cracking jokes, one after another. Laughing till we are tears. It makes the whole game so much better. When i'm grinding, i usually listen to music, or watch comedy central, or something funny off youtube. Ease my stress. When i'm grinding, i love to listen to screamo/hardcore music. When i'm doing various other things, i watch comedic stuff. People in my previous guilds have said i am a clown. I so am a clown. Though, i do have a very, very serious side too me. I bring it out when needed. Mostly i am a clown thought. I say some of the most random things, and it makes people laugh and smile. It brings joy to my face when i am able to do that. I have met a lot of people like that, and a combination of me, and someone like me... Your bound to laugh your ass off. I promise you that. I would love to game with every gamer known to man. I love meeting fellow gamers, and making new friends. Some people are loners, some people are groupers. Whatever you are, just play your style, and don't let anyone bring you down because of it. My friend and I have had some many discussions, on grouping vs soloing. I do pretty much both of them. Which is difficult to explain. I like soloing, because i always need my space. I love grouping, to meet fellow gamers. Which do i like the most? I can't really say, it's pretty dead even to be honest. They both have there ups and downs. Pros and Cons.
I've stated in this post, that we have imperfections, so does the game. I find that 100% true. We just have to work around them, to make the best gaming experience possible. I hope we all find those imperfections, and fix them for ourselves. So we are people, can make those friends, find that joy, and feel in sync with our games.