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The Geeky Girl Gamer

Rants and ravings of the pro's and con's from the female and geeky gamer p.o.v.

Author: junitalia

MMO Etiquette

Posted by junitalia Wednesday August 19 2009 at 10:39AM
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I'm not going to review a game this time. Instead I'm going to go on a ranting spree about the language and etiquette in MMO's. It's very discouraging when I pay $15 of my good money to log into a game and all I see is people talking about blow jobs, sexual conquests, calling people inappropriate name, swearing like drunken sailors, and demoralizing other players...all in a chat that EVERYONE can see.

 

Yes, they also pay a monthly fee to play the game, but I have to say, the gaming community has gotten horribly immoral since the birth of WoW. When EQ was around, there was little to no banter in the trade and city channels. I can't log into WoW nw without having to hear someone say the F bomb or , like lastnight, talking about sexual activities with other player's mothers...and in a VERY inappropriate way. My question is, when did our community become so condescending and uncaring towards our fellow gamers? If a new person has a question that they generally can't find an answer too, don't call them a noob and tell them to quite playing. I know that now a days it's hard to tell who's a real newbie and who's not, but it shouldn't matter.

 

The bottom line is, please, for the love of god, stop talking about inappropriate things in channels where everyone can see it. Regardless that you may be an adult, not everyone who plays is.  And I'm sure they've figured out how to turn the filters off by now. Trade channels are for TRADING only (and not trading insults, in game stuff)! General chat is for chatter, but it's supposed to be IN GAME topics, not whatever you feel you need to get off your chest to the whole world. STOP THE SWEARING AND INDECENT SEXUAL TALK!

 

The web created outlets like forums, blogs, and personal info sites for gaming and other such nonesense for that reason. None of us want to hear about the hot chick you banged at the frat party lastnight then puked on cus you we're so tanked. Write it in your journal, your blog, your other sites for that stuff, don't talk about it in game. If you feel the need to, send a fricken whisper to your friend.  Can we focus on a community atmosphere like the good old days.