Well, today i logged onto WoW, and was hopping around Orgrimmar when it hit me. Trade chat. My eyes started bleeding. 2 words. Dude-speak. My only question about it is "Oh my gentle Jesus why?". People typing using numbers for letters and words, are, in my opinion, suffering from some social retardation issues. When i get a message saying "200 f00d plzkthxbi" when playing my mage, i am not upset with people bugging me for food, but the fact that they spelled it f00d. It's getting out of hand. Honestly, if you talk like that, you should be playing counterstrike. The idea used to be to make typing quicker and easier, but the sad part is, people spend more time spelling "I g0t sum sup4 l33t g3ar, ch3ck 1t!" than saying "check out the epix!". No longer shorthand, just punishment for us all who can't make heads or tails of it. another example. Sitting in Zul'Farrak after killing Antu'Sul, and someone spouts off "I g0t d1b5 0n d4 m4c3". ... ................. What in god's green earth was that? i asked, and the reply i got was "w4t u m33n?". I replied 77434529342343344 and left party. That annoys me. The sad part is, I have not exaggerated any of my examples. I ask all those of you reading this to post in. Why the hell do people type like that?