I’ve been writing guides and useful posts so much lately that I think it’s time for a big whinge-fest.
Here are the top 5 things that bug me (today…ask me tomorrow and they’ll probably have changed):
1. I’ve been summoned for Jury duty next week.
Though I guess going to work (and getting paid) is overrated anyway
2. People who are overly negative
Yes, I recognize the irony of including that on this list
I’ve been increasingly bothered by people who post negative things on blogs and forums. Nothing is perfect, so everyone will always have a complaint about something, but there are ways to keep it constructive. If you so clearly hate the game/your class/the world, just go away. Don’t try to drag everyone down with you, these negative posts and comments are not contributing anything.
I’ve never thought of myself as overly positive but when I see people constantly complaining and spewing negativity I turn into a bright-eyed optimist – mostly out of spite.
3. Bracers are a myth (aka loot distribution sucks)
Apparently Chimaeron drops leather caster bracers. He’s the ONLY boss that drops leather caster bracers. I have killed him a number of times on my druid and have yet to see any evidence that they exist. What possible rationalization is there for the fact that I can get leather caster belts from FOUR different sources but bracers from only one?
Also, in my personal experience, every Tier 11 boss has a 96% chance to drop mail gear.
4. People who don’t know what they’re doing
Before you jump on me, this isn’t a blanket statement about WoW players. I’m referring to people who apply to raiding guilds and call themselves raiders who really don’t have a clue – Holy Pallies who don’t Judge, Druids who don’t know what a haste cap is, DPS who don’t understand how threat works.
If you can’t figure these things out on your own, do some research. Someone out there on the internet would love to tell you all about your class and how to play it.
Same thing goes for doing a fight you’ve never seen before. Do some research beforehand. If that’s not possible, speak up! The raid leader would be delighted to tell you all about the fight. Don’t wait until you’ve killed 12 people with Lightning Rod to mention you’ve never done this before.
5. Twitter Spam
I’ve already proven that I’m a Twitter convert, it’s extremely useful at times and keeps me entertained during my commute. However…
Apps that integrate with Twitter are the work of the devil.
If you check into foursquare, then your foursquare friends will see that. Do NOT spam your Twitter feeds with your updates. I don’t care that you’re at home, or on the train, or just became the mayor of your local Starbucks. If I cared about that stuff, I would be on foursquare myself.
If you play RIFT (or Farmville, or whatever), no one wants to see achievement spam. If you get an achievement you’re particularly proud of or would like to share, go for it, but automatically generated tweets for every single one…ugh.
If you play any game or use any app that auto-tweets updates, please, please turn the Twitter integration off. It is supremely annoying.
What’s bugging you this week?
A couple last things:
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