In case anybody was wondering, I am still playing although to a significantly lesser extent than what I was used to. RL is a bitch and it has puppies, as my boss likes to say.
Out of the ~ 30 hours of playing per week I am now down to maximum 10, spread out across three max level chars and two lower alts which I cannot bring myself around to push to 80. Nothing interesting happened over the last few weeks. My previous guild has pretty much migrated to a bigger one and I’d like my DK to join it as well. If not for that elusive LK kill, at least for the actual good times I’ve had playing with my old guildmates (and when I say old I mean… erm… well we were in the same guild for about 6 or 7 months. It’s still the longest stretch of time with a guild for me).
The one thing that did remind me that I have a WoW blog (not that I’d forgotten) was what I did last night in an ICC 25 run. I’m partly embarrased of this incident so be gentle.
I’m one for reporting spammers every time I see them. My general rule against spam is as follows: If I see the person posting the same message twice in the same chat window it’s spam. Ofcourse, there are some special exceptions, like when he/she is correcting typos made in the first announcement and so on. This doesn’t only apply to /2 /1 and whichever other channel I might be on. Yes, I’m a bit of a grammar nazi IRL so this bothers me, moreso as on EU servers English is often enough botched. I also do this in raids if somebody is either spamming useless crap or using the good-ole formula of one word per line. Report Spam. Problem solved.
So I was in an ICC 25 PuG raid the other day on my Shaman when Wodin’s Lucky Necklace drops off of trash between Festerface. This hunter was a very chatty type of person, in a mildly annoying-but-let-it-be type way. He had nothing constructive to say, wasn’t particularly funny but at least he was awake during the snoozefest. Which I wasn’t, and as I’m currently in between changing homes (leaving one rent for another, yay me!) I wasn’t in a very friendly mood either.
Anyway, the RL links the drop and the hunter begins rejoicing, as if he was the only one with a bow and nobody else had a claim to this drop. ‘Yay, my neck! OMG it’s mine’ type of lines, over and over again, all in the span of a couple of seconds filled the raid chat. To which I instinctively right clicked his name and reported spam. The RL then proceeded to ask for the MS roll from people who wanted it. I would have liked to roll on it too, my Enhancement set is in dire need of a neck upgrade but I was there as Elemental so not much I could do as long as there were numerous others rolling. This hunter didn’t. Which I found strange but didn’t pay much attention because WTH, I was annoyed and not being able to roll on an item usually makes me a very grumpy panda. Just later I pieced it together, when said hunter left the raid without a word. In my reporting him as a spammer pro’lly he was not allowed to roll by the Powers that Blizz because it is some sort of communication (is it now?). I killed his chances of winning this much sought after item. And I felt bad about it. Sort of. What were the chances that he’d get a roll higher than 92, the winning roll, anyway?
It got me thinking, though. I believe this is worth investigating. Perhaps it can be used as a tool for blocking others from rolling. I would never do it on purpose for my own personal gain, but I believe others would. I know others that would and I hate them for it. Mommy, does this make me an evil person, for even conceiving it?