Tuesday, March 30, 2010

War of Words

Rather is back!! It has been a while since last time I went off and rest assured that I have plenty of good stuff to talk about and we are going to try our hardest to knock off this long ass list of items I have written down........or we can say fuck it and talk about a disappointing display of a blogging war! I am all about the drama and I call foul on Isolte and Eus! You two went to words, er war and Rather was looking forward to it. On one side we had an explosive keg of dynamite in Eus. Chick can rant and I love her rants. Very few people hold such rage that they can compare to me. On the other side is Isolte, who while not such an explosive personality, looks like she loves to throw some low blows against bad grammar!

So what has pissed me off about all this? I have nothing to do with either bloggers except reading their blogs. When you sit at work all day with nothing to do, you find a lot of blogs! It all started over the weekend with a random killing of some troll (or something like that). From what I gathered some members of Eus' guild stole a kill from Isolte?? (Did I do that justice?) This escalated into all out war that spilled over into their blogs.....for like two days. Then all of a sudden I check back this morning and all the posts are gone! Nothing is left. I cannot even get the names of those involved. There is no comments, no posts explaining the removal, no nothing! What the fuck?!?!?!

I demand answers! Seeings as I have no way to get them, I am going to answer for them. I feel this is the point where I need to throw down the disclaimer that this is going to be inapropriate for small children, adults, and anyone else who cares about correct grammar or is easily offended. If you fall into these categories, then why the fuck have you been reading my blog? Alright, so I am going off memory here, so don't hate me and don't bother to correct me because fiction is always a good read! I am lieing there, I would be willing to have any input....not!

So let's look at the root cause of the incident shall we? One person stole a kill from another! What the fuck? This is WoW! How many times has this happened and how many times have we been guilty of it? I know I have. I will not lie. Perhaps someone annoyed me with an action or I just wasn't paying attention. Honestly, I have never lost any sleep about. I have also not gone off the deep end about it. That is me though and I know I am unique. Whatever! So the kill is stolen, big whoop! I think Gevlon wrote a good topic on that and if I can find it I will link it. The whole idea of the post was that you are not entitled to anything in the game. Everyone pays the same price to play the game the way that they want to. That means if someone wants to be the villain and steal your kill, so be it. They pay for that pleasure.

Speaking of paying for that pleasure, a lot of people throw the "I pay my $15 to play the game the way I want to" when they do something like gank a lowbie. Which I believe is what happened. Isolte retaliated and killed a low level toon in the inn of their own factions town. Mind you, I have nothing against any sort of ganking. I am actually pro ganking. If you want to make an..... ah fuck that shit! If you go to cook something up, then you are going to end up breaking some eggs or some other shit you use to cook with. So kudos on the ganking of the lowbie. You definitely pissed off that guild I would say, well at least Eus. I find it wierd the other members of the guild did not come out and speak about the topic. Weird! Anyway, back to my thought on the whole subject of paying to play. I get so pissed when I hear that line as a defence for an action and then turned around used as a way to shame soemone else into not retaliating. It is a two way street and if you side swipe me, I am going to fuck your world up! Let me rephrase that, just like you pay your money to go out and get upset at a kill steal and then gank the offender, I pay my $15 to be a complete ass and proceed to corpse camp you.

So anyway, I am rambling again. The thing that seems shady to me (and I am not taking sides here belive it or not) is that Isolte just happened to have their main toons parked right there in the town? I mean, I take a higher level character and store it in the inn of the zone I am questing in, but that is in the same faction to deal with those who would gank. This situation seems more like premeditated ganking. Again, I support this but don't turn all scared little school girl and feign innocence! Step up and say that you fucking did it and what you going to do now about it? Instead it spiraled out of control into what eventually fizzled and was pulled down from all parties involved sites. Only those of us who happened to catch it right away were aware of this little short but comical war!

I suppose some sort of truce was called and no evidence of this altercation exists, but I sure as hell woudl love to know what happened? Did one side actually back down? Did they kiss and make up? Did the throw down and decided that was enough? I suppose I could go nose around the guild websites of the involved players, but that would require too much effort. Next time ladies, keep it public for the shits and grins of the rest of us. Well, that is all I have the time for today. Until next time people, keep on raging!

PS: I will update the links when I find some time.......if I find some time.

PSS: I updated the links of the two main bloggers, but have not been able to find the article of the green guy. Hell, maybe I was smoking some serious shit? Who knows, but if I find it I will update it. If not, maybe I have a new rant to take on of my own!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scratching My Head

So as the guy who sometimes stands out for all the wrong reasons I wanted to talk about something that had me scratching my head a little bit. I tend to read a ton of blogs at home, at work, in the car while driving (joking.....maybe) and I was cruising down the list yesterday when I came across a post on Honor's Code. Keep reading please, I am not going to rant regardless of how you interpreted the title of the post. You see I have a lot of respect for Mr. Honors and I want to commend him for what he posted.

In todays society, we see so many people who want to cram religion, politics, ethics, socialism, and all of the rest of the "isms" and "ions" down our throats that we typically just either become immune to it or brush them aside as a cook, moron, jack ass, or other unstable individual. However, when I read this post I thought to myself, "self, that is a well laid out thought." (Okay I probably didn't put it that way.) In all seriousness, I think it took a lot of courage for Mr. Honors to take a stand and dedicate one simple post to explain his view points. It is nothing new, I can recall on a couple of occassions where he has mentioned his faith in his posts and each time it is a non-intrusive way.

I just wanted to take a moment out of my usual bitching to thank him for the post. I think that we can all take something away from the post, even if you do not share his views on the topic. What I believe you can take away is that, no matter your views, there is always a way to express them in a way that is not offensive and may even cause someone, like yours truly, to scratch their head and think about what you are saying. It sure beats the "Turn or Burn" method that has been utilized from time to time. Alright, that was perhaps one of the only non-contraversial, non-cursing (well less cursing than usual), and deeper posts that you will get from me. I promise to return to my usual cranky, miserable, brooding, contraversial self for the next one......maybe.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


So I have been reading up on this S.A.N. craze that is going about the blogsphere and I have extremely mixed feelings on this and we are going to discuss that today since I brought it up. So, for my one reader who does not follow any other blogs, apprantly there is an organization that is forming of the blogging community on the Argent Dawn servers of both the US/Oceanic and EU. It is like the plague of undeath sweeping the land of Azeroth, no one can stand up to it and everyone is becoming infected by it. If you do not believe me, google the words and see for yourself what you get.

So anyway back to the focus of my topic which is a simple question of "is this a good thing or a bad thing"? I am interested to see in a year or two from now what does this guild look like and what does the blogging community look like because of it. Let's take for example something I may have noticed while sneaking a peak around SAN, which was the making fun of one greedy green blogger for his view points. Now do not get my wrong, I am not a fanboy, so to say, of this individual; however, I was kind of disappointed in the way that individuals were putting this person down. After all, having a blog is a way for us to express how we feel about things and explain our point of views. I am not defending or approving of the persons viewpoints, but was disappointed that there would be things like this expressed in the guild chat. I mean if this is a blog for the blogging community, then this greedy green fellow would be welcomed in this particular guild (even though he is against social organizations and therefor probably not in favor of this particualr idea). On this thought line, I would not have been annoyed by this behavior if this individual were in the guild and able to defend their point of views in a rational conversation, but it is apparant that some individuals would rather berate and belittle someone who does not share their own viewpoint instead of having an adult discussion on their differing view points.

So that was my big issue with what I saw from my initial inspection of the guild. Now there was plenty of talk and friendly chatter going on in the guild and people seemed genuine enough from what I could gather. The guild is bristling full of people and everyone seemed ready to help. So there is definitely some positive aspects of the guild. I am afraid though that the elitest attitude that many blogs claim to hate may become the norm for these individuals. If you do not believe me scan some blogs and see if there are not mentions of people accomplishing things (that have been done time and time before) and making remarks about how it was done smoothly because people knew what they were doing. Trust me, these posts are out there. I suppose that if you put a ton of bloggers together, their egos are bound to feed on each other and increase their size, which brings me to my next point.

What happens when two massive egos collide over something? Will there be a blogsphere end of the world type storm? Are these members able to simply agree to disagree? I know I am not. If you say something that pisses me off, you better bet your ass that you need to be able to prove me wrong or prepare to eat a face full of "I told you so" shit! Only time will truly tell the outcome of this little endeavor. At this point and time I am content to have deleted my character that I scouted SAN out with and sit back and eat some popcorn and watch the movie, because I think it is going to be one hell of a ride (good or bad).