Analogkid, a rogue in Area 52‘s Vicarious, now has a complete set of legendary weapons. That’s right, both warglaives and Thori’dal. He’s more orange than that guy on Scrubs. Sure, there were two hunters who didn’t have it in the raid, but they were new to the guild. This rogue had been raiding with them since Karazhan, always shows up, and even uses consumables on trash! Clearly, he deserved it more!
Hunters don’t necessarily agree with the guildmaster’s decision. Gkicks ensue, drama spills onto the forums and other forums and other websites. Sit back and /popcorn away.
- Initial drama on realm forums.
- Guildmaster defending his decision.
- Second drama thread on realm forums.
- WoW Insider post on the drama, and ensuing drama in their comments.
- Drama in the guild’s forums.
- Most amusing are the similar subject lines in the class forums:
seejay shares with us the following bit of drama:
Calculator from the guild Progeny on server Drenden ninjad the T4 chest off Magtheridon. He then promptly transferred servers to Dalaran, became Panzor and joined the well-known guild Gaia.The guild leader from Progeny pops over to Dalaran to warn Gaia, as Panzor is currently raiding in Gruul’s with the guild.
Responses range from:
- Progeny are idiots for running with free-for-all loot on!
- We were in the middle of a raid, why are you bugging us to warn us about a ninja in our guild??
- Progeny is a bunch of idiots, so who cares if someone ninja’d from them?
- Leave your drama Drenden out of Dalaran!
- We knew he was going to ninja the item and we encouraged it!
- We’re not kicking him from our guild, we know him in real life.
- Don’t punish all members of Gaia for what one jerk did!
- Gaia’s full of ninja’s and jerks anyway, let them keep him.
- It’s just one item / bunch of pixels / a video game, get over it!
- Various expletives
Overall, people seem to miss the point of “HAY! NINJA! WARNING WILL ROBINSON!” even when Panzor shows up and admits to the theft.
you must think you are a feline creature in real life and make sure everyone else is aware that you are one as well. (often engage in conversations using words like meow and rawr and just go *scratch scratch kitty is here* on people rather than saying “hello”.
Finally, in the ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ department, Sterno shares this excellent YTMND of a kid crying over having to go to bed just as he gets an instance group together. Kids crying over games always seems to be popular. There’s some great quotes once the parents get involved about the kid just damaging himself.
You want the truth? I can’t tell you the truth, 1:
Jholland of Mal’Ganis is mystified as to why his gold has been taken away:
Let’s start this out by getting the facts on the table.
- I had ~950 gold 4 days ago, as well as last night. ALL of which I got from quests, grinding, and all of that other stuff that you do while leveling
- I was suspended for 3 days for “Intended Exploitation of the Economy” which was never clarified as to what I did that got me suspended, as it happened when I was offline.
- Over last night, my 950 gold has disappeared.
- I talked to an in-game GM about what happened and was told that it was seized for the “Intended Exploitation”
Now, what I assume is what was considered “Intended exploitation of the economy” was just me sending gold back and forth to my alt, Holand, a character of mine in Orgrimmar who I keep there. I sent him the gold because I was looking at the auction house to see if there was anything I wanted. If not, I’d just go back to leveling.
I got the suspension and thought that maybe it was justifiable, I’ll let it slide, I could use a few day break anyways. But now that they took my money as well it’s kind of getting to the point I can’t ignore it.
If a Blue could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.
Blue (in the form of Batta) helps him out, alright:
This gold was not seized by Blizzard Entertainment, Jholland. We found that some people decided to level your characters while logging in from a foreign land. It appears they also decided the gold you had was useful to them.
I strongly suggest not giving your account information out to a third party again, Jholland, particularly after already having received a hefty account penalty for this infraction.
Surely you can get to 70 on your own… if you haven’t already.
The half-truth, the lies, and nothing but the not-quite-accurates, 2:
Amulet of Misha makes what seems to be a valid, if over-angry complaint about losing a tradeskill being lost upon moving servers.
GG bliztard, transfer servers lost all my profession including 375 tailoring with epic patterns, and 375 mining… Put tickets into GM’s and they said “they couldn’t do anything”.. I could of cared less about mining but 375 tailoring with epic patterens was hard to get. I had to relevel tailoring to at least 350 in order for my spellfire set to be usable.. Even tho I told the GM how can I have compelete spellfire, If I didnt have 375 tailoring… I got a Idea for you instead of saying on your website, “What GM’s can help with” why not just say we are limited to only transporting your charcter when you fall through the world, and if someone calls you a bad named. Dont put “Missing Profession” cause you guys dont help… and to think I pay you guys to play a game and you don’t do @!#* to help
After a reply expressing sympathy, Blue (Kaone) strikes again!
I believe you may now be misrepresenting this issue as our fault. Looking at your petition history I notice that you made a ticket to a Game Master shortly after your transfer to the realm of Misha.
‘I just unlearned the wrong skill, i meant to unlearn mining not tailoring, please plase let me have it back i worked so hard on my spellfire set’
I understand that making such a mistake can be distressing and I wish you the best with re-leveling it up to 375.
Many choice funnies follow, in both threads. And in today’s lesson we learn: Blue are like Santa. They see you when you’re sleeping, they know when you’re awake, they know if you’ve been hiring power-levelling services or hitting the wrong ‘unlearn’ button, so tell the damn truth already.
Thanks to Chapsticky for the second post in our drama contest.
Once upon a time on a server called Crushridge, there was an Onyxia raid. In this raid, the horde guild Synergy took down Onyxia. Two things dropped: a Stormrage Cover and a Helmet of Ten Storms.
Now, in this guild, when people did not have good raiding attendance, they were demoted to initiate where they were not allowed to bid on any items. The Stormrage Cover was given to a druid with the most dkp and the Helmet of Ten Storms given to a shaman who did not have the most dkp, but was a member and not an initiate. The one shaman who had the most dkp in the raid was a 12 year old Australian kid. He was demoted down to an initiate because his attendance wasn’t so great due to school.
After the loot was distributed I heard a faint sound coming from the Australian kid’s mic. That is when I started to record vent. What happened next was the funniest thing I have ever heard.
In the “I can’t believe they even have the intelligence to turn a computer on” file, apparently some people are in disbelief that white items sold by a vendor named “Griftah” might not actually work.
Quote: “So I purchased the item and proceed to configure Itemrack to equip it anytime I eat or drink conjured food in hopes to regen my HP/Mana quicker. Well guess what, it doesn’t work!! I tested my mana regen rate BEFORE and AFTER equipping it and both times I remained at 346 mana every 2 sec.
*deep sigh* I guess I’m a fool for falling for this scam, but I’m really surprised and disappointed that Blizzard actually has NPCs in the game selling things that don’t work – especially when it costs 25g! Now I’m off to test the “Compassion Critter’s Friend” with my riding gear, although I highly doubt it will work either which puts me out another 20g.”
In a game with 7 millon plus players, drama of some type is inevitable, and usually constant. Hell, in any gathering of two or more people, drama of some type is inevitable, and usually constant. Even in this constant stream, however, there are some dramas that rise above to become known throughout the WoWsphere. They become… Classic WoW Drama.
The creators of this site come from a little backwater called Uldum. Our 15 minutes of fame as a server came from the discovery of the duping bug, in the long long ago. We don’t have too much home-grown drama, apart from one Elitemaiden (whom we will get to at a later date.) But sometimes sitting in our little backwater, we hear the murmur of something. Something big. We go trawling the forums, checking the boards. And then we see it, a little gem.We’ve just come across Classic WoW Drama(tm).
Of course, there is plenty of drama, always new drama. That’s why we made this site. But a few pieces rise above to become something beyond mere squabbling.
One of the most infamous of these incidents involves a little Druid with a big appetite for loot on the Tichondrius server, the leader of the guild RoaR. Her name? Retrodruid.
Retrodruid decided that the first Sulfuras in the guild (back when Sulfuras was a big deal) would be hers, by virtue of her self-proclaimed work for the guild. Some of her guildies were less than pleased when she expressed this sentiment in guild chat. Of course, that was only chat at the time.
Until the Eye of Sulfuras dropped, and she took it, just like she said she would.
/gquits ensue. WoW boards on Tichondrius and across the land light up. RoaR’s ventrilo server is invaded. And Retrodruid gives an explanation that she hadn’t trusted her guildmates after an incident over a year earlier – and cries sweet, sweet tears. In true WoW drama tradition, screenshots ensue, showing Retrodruid to be a somewhat homely woman probably in her thirties. Unkind remarks are made comparing her to Jabba the Hut, Shamu, and other such rotund favourites. Sadly, most of the original threads have died in the move to the new official forums. The best part is when comments from Retro emerge indicating she doesn’t actually have much of a life, and may be taking teh WoW a -tad- too seriously.
Screenshots of the original guild chat are here. I especially love the brownnosing. The whole saga even inspired a “rap” here. The best part of it all, a ventrilo conversation (complete with tears!) here. “WoW is my life!”