In this week's Community Spotlight we focus on the thread "MMO pet peeves (the new list)" by PukeBucket. In the thread, PukeBucket discusses some of his MMO pet peeves and polls the MMORPG.com community on their own:
a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear:
I have a new one.
Here's some context first. So I discovered a new gaming / comic book shop today and hopped in to shop around and talk MTG, DnD, and the usual nerdness. A group were playing an elaborate game of Star Wars miniatures and it looked cool.
They kept laughing and talking about events I wasn't apart of so I didn't pay much mind. But they kept saying "so-tor" or "sew-tor". It took a few moments for me to realize that's their chit chat abbreviation for "SWTOR". I had to leave.
Sure "WoW" and a few other acronym based verbal words are expected in the community. But just call it TOR "tore" or such. SO-tor.. Two syllables ;bleh;.. I didn't expect it to bug me as much as it did. LoL
SO what's your MMO-related peeves?"
Boge can't stand premade loot and drop tables:
"Premade loot and loot drop tables. It's stupid to go fight such and such boss for that one drop that every class like you is wearing. Where is the true randomized loot? Wonder why people are still playing Diablo II? That's why! Give us that kind of loot that has a chance to drop off anything, and then give us our dungeons and bosses to kill, and let us have some fun!"
Terronte isn't a fan of your typical MMO mob A.I.:
"I actually really came to a firm decision in SWeaTOR that mobs standing around waiting for me to kill them is my biggest pet peeve. Seriously I'm blowing your friends up with rockets/lightning/swishy sabers five feet away from you, and you aren't going to help? Lame."
xxpigxx is mostly disturbed by some of the forms of speech he's witnessed in MMOs:
"people who pronounce lol while talking
people who type out lawl
Any form of elite speak...ever
Non-RP names on RP servers
Using already overused meme's (kthxbai, umad, etc.)"
I have a laundry list of peeves, but I'm not going to torment you with them all so I'll just go with two:
Carrot Chasing: I hate playing with people who are only playing towards a carrot. Whether it's PvE or PvP, there are many players who actually don't care at all about what they are doing -- they are just doing it for the reward. I love to ask these people: "If I gave you a button that you could press right now and instantly hit level cap with full PvE and PvP gear, would you still be playing?" The answer is often "No." Carrots are fun to chase, but when they are your sole reason for playing, especially when you aren't actually enjoying what you are doing to acquire said carrot, you may as well just pretend you have the stuff and not play at all.
Crappy character creation/lack of diverse visual styles: There is nothing that bothers me more than crappy character creation. It doesn't matter how awesome your game is if everyone in it looks like each other. It's hard to feel like you're playing a "role" in the world when every other guy looks just like you either by armor or physical details.
What are your MMO pet peeves? Share 'em in the comments below!