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  SBFord

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Joined: 6/28/10
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OP  2/08/12 12:28:52 PM#1

Many of us actually realize that social activity in MMOs is fun, weird uncle in the guild house included. In today's Coyote's Howling, we take a look at that online family that we know and love, identifying each one by type. See if you see YOUR virtual family in today's column. Have other ideas? Leave them in the comments.

The Jilted Lover - The Jilted lover has been hurt in the past and the event was so traumatic that they've never been able to enjoy a video game since. No game will ever live up to the quality of the game that they remember before the change that ruined their life.

Read more Coyote's Howling: Every Guild Member Ever.

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  77lolmac77

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/14/11
Posts: 498

2/09/12 7:14:25 AM#2
How about the Fortune 500 Guild Leader

"They are the best guild on the server, and unless your resume is as long as the patch notes you will probably never get into this guild. Unless you are a Sarlacc Pit, then certain exemptions may apply"
  WhiteLantern

Novice Member

Joined: 1/27/10
Posts: 2778

2/09/12 7:28:40 AM#3

Oh they have teeth. Trust me. Big teeth. Sharp teeth.


I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  Beegs

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Joined: 3/16/07
Posts: 108

2/09/12 7:29:56 AM#4

I can only imagine this was as tedious to write as it was to read.


r.i.p. c!

  User Deleted
2/09/12 8:08:47 AM#5

If you had published this a couple days ago I would have tried very hard to force choke you from across the country.  But now that I got the game running and it's just other people who are having the problem, it's funny!


  moosecatlol

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/25/10
Posts: 1175

2/09/12 8:54:59 AM#6

Hah, it's pretty funny when you can put a name to each of these scenarios.


  Ozmodan

Elite Member

Joined: 2/27/07
Posts: 6637

2/09/12 9:16:22 AM#7

Not sure why posters have great fun pigeonholing people into catagories.  Guilds to me are groups that help each other out and do the multiplayer quests.  It is a game and delving deeper than that is a waste of time.  I play games to have fun, not worry about who I am playing with.

  Akais

Novice Member

Joined: 7/07/07
Posts: 268

2/09/12 9:22:29 AM#8

Sad but, true read.


I can think of every guild I've ever been in and can find pick each of these out in almost every one (Why do the Sarlaac Pits always seem to be from Australia?).


I even spotted myself dependant on the game.


The spousal abuse thing was a little unnerving though and could have done without that.


  jeffyy

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/14/10
Posts: 26

2/09/12 9:37:26 AM#9

Not sure why people cant read a fun article and just have a laugh about it. So serious.


 


On another note; I have met all these people, personally i think a lot of people fit into several of these on varying degrees.


 


Good read, thank you.


  stragen001

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/09/09
Posts: 1737

Mr Flibble is VERY cross

2/09/12 9:58:16 AM#10

Funny, but the spousal abuse thing was totally uncalled for. Reported. 

Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  PieRad

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/14/08
Posts: 1169

2/09/12 10:02:33 AM#11

Always fun to label people, no, I mean it, especially if they get offended.

:)

 

 

Lol'd at 2 post's above mine... first describes the second.

  NURTA

Novice Member

Joined: 7/11/11
Posts: 21

2/09/12 10:16:36 AM#12

I keep waiting for the day when people realize you're being funny.  


  Ikeda

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/07/10
Posts: 1975

2/09/12 10:50:35 AM#13

I dunno.  I always feel like the Guy on the Couch.  I don't socially interact with people in my guild, I'm always around, and I'm always paying attention.  I use tidbits discussed in guild chat to identify people but more or less I just exist there.


I kind of enjoy just being a name that randomly talks to people though.


  Anireth

Elite Member

Joined: 1/28/05
Posts: 403

2/09/12 11:46:21 AM#14

I think, to 90% of the players, this categorizes do not apply, or only partially.


There are those that always go afk for an hour as soon as everyone is ready and come back the moment somebody left because it's taking to long. Usually they take quite a while to join your group in the first place because they had to go afk..


There are those that always want to join, but always have to finish something else first, no matter how long ago they knew when they have to be ready. Some take this to the top and actually wait until everybody else is ready before they start doing what they absolutely *have* to finish..


There are also those that are always there, always ready, immediately join your group, already prepared the gear and everything..but have to do something else the moment everybody is ready.


There are also those that never know what to do, no matter how often it was explained, and they more they pretended to know before you started, the less they actually know.


I can understand where the couch guy comes from, and i know the Doogie Howser  - except that they are not 11 years old usually. So the punchline of this category is kinda lost.


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And then I'll rise with the tide with a lust for life, I'll
Amass an army, and we'll harness a horde
And then we'll limp across the land until we stand at the shore

  leojreimroc

Apprentice Member

Joined: 7/07/09
Posts: 369

2/09/12 12:44:07 PM#15

Example of Sarlacc pit?


 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teeth_%28film%29


 

  badgerer

Novice Member

Joined: 4/13/09
Posts: 91

2/09/12 1:29:21 PM#16

Oddly enough, this really makes me miss my WoW guild


  Cyberdeck7

Novice Member

Joined: 5/14/11
Posts: 241

2/09/12 1:40:19 PM#17

Originally posted by Ecoces

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  evolver1972

Novice Member

Joined: 3/18/11
Posts: 1126

What is "real"? How do you define "real"?

2/09/12 2:40:42 PM#18

I love the guild member who can't spell a damn thing right, yet they've always got something to say.  :)


 


Also, Coyote, it's Punxsutawney Phil....


You want me to pay to play a game I already paid for???

Be afraid.....The dragons are HERE!

  Tardcore

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/13/09
Posts: 2370

"A strange game. The only winning move is not to post."

2/09/12 3:30:59 PM#19

Excellent with teh funny as uasual Mr Coyote.


 


I'm always the "Guy on the couch" member. It stems from my days in Shadowbane where I'd use my anonymity to rob guilds blind after they foolishly put me into a position of power.


 


I feel there is room for few more member types though. You left out Cult Of Personality. Simliar to the Saarlac Pit, this guild memeber garners wide guild friendship with his or her magnetic personality. And then when their fame as at its height, more often then not leaves the guild in a huff over the most minor of offences, taking a large amount of the guild with them.


"Gypsies, tramps, and thieves, we were called by the Admin of the site . . . "

  black_isle

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/04/09
Posts: 234

2/09/12 3:32:26 PM#20

I lol'ed at Neo; "Even if there is a server crash and you quickly log back in, he’s still there" LOL.


But domestic violence thing is very offensive and uncalled for, it needs to go.


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