Monday, April 10, 2006

Stop Saying Nerf

You do realize how annoying that is, right?

It seems everytime SE decides to make a change to a job or adjust an ability, all I get are GM calls using the word nerf.

Seriously. You're insulting us both when you do that.

Let's look at some "adjustment" related GM calls.

GM Call Description: Why did they nerf BST?

GM Call Description: Dont nerf BLM


First off, I'm not a freakin' programmer. I'm not on the development team.

They don't ask my opinion on anything.

So, bothering me about it is just wasting both of our time. And I have stuff to do. Botters just don't horrible mutilate themselves.

I'm a busy man.

Second, when you use the word nerf, you make yourself look stupid.

It had a meaning once. It did. It was an apt term that described a non-helpful change to a job class.

But now, the drooling masses of forum trolls haved warped and betrayed its meaning so terribly, that it means nothing. Its true intention has been lost in a sea of exclamation points and bad grammar.

GM Call Description: They nerfed my sword. I'm doing less damage.

GM Call Description: My keyboard is nerfed. The L key sticks a little.

Gm Call Description: The grammar center of my brain done got nerfed.


The english language called. It says please stop. It gives up.

Yes, the word is fun to say. Nerf. It's kind of funny. But any serious point you are trying to make is now lost as the sheer stupidity of the word Nerf will overwhelm any logical thoughts around it.

Do you even pay attention to the word anymore? Honestly?

You skip right over it on forums, don't you? You see a thread marked "Job Nerf" and you read "OMG TEH NERF". And then you pass right on by knowing it's probably a complete waste of your time, effort, and brain cells.

Save the english language. Stop using the word nerf.


At 6:50 PM, Blogger John-John said...

Very good point. You put into words what I've felt about the whole "nerf" deal. We should come up with a new slogan. ...let's see here...

Bombed... no.
Ass-raped (hehe), no.
Fuggled... hell no.
Iced... kinda cool, but nuh uh.

...damn, kinda tough. H'mm

Oh! Broke the [Insert job] down to the sub-atomic level, fucked with it all the way to the quantum strings and threw the hodgepodge back together and created a fruit cake!

I think it kinda has a nice ring to it, actually.

Note to self: Boycott fruit cake

At 10:05 PM, Blogger WindexHamster said...

Hmmm...I'd have to say that john-john should be required to forfeit his existence priveleges for that reply.

Reading it made me stupider-er.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger Wen said...

The only good thing of being a Paladin in the game is that it can't be MORE nerfed. The only way is up.

OH SHI- I used the damned word!

The point, sadly, is that bombing/crying everyone related to SE with the nerf blah is working. So expect more of those GM callings.

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Lae said...

THe only meaning NERF has for me, is that toy gun that shoots out foam arrows and balls that I played with as a kids. Hmm, is there a correlation here? /ponder

At 6:28 AM, Blogger Canadian Autumn said...

Oh my goodness, your blog is hilarious!

Hello, GM Dave. I have steadily been reading your blog from the latest entry backwards to the first (yes, I know that's kind of dumb, and you hate dumb... but I don't know). Your life is Charmed by the things you do as much as it is Annoying by the people you have to do those things you do to.

Most of your entries are pure, stomach-aching hilarity, despite the fact that I haven't heard of the game you deal with before. Thank you for making my day a bit brighter with your wit. Cheers!


At 7:03 AM, Blogger Troll said...

It's very bad, that the programmers don't work with GM's and Players together to minimize critical Errors like the "Anti MPK Patch".

This "Patch" sucks.
1.) I can't solve my Problems with someone by myself.
2.) If I play my BST I can't scare noobs with my Pets.
3.) I can't play BST anymore, because my "Pet-Store" vanishes -.-

Thank you SE Programmers .. hope a Dragon will eat you!

At 9:00 PM, Blogger anonymous said...

That's just one word... sorry.
Meh... people need to learn that the job changes that SE does are not all that bad. It's just the people who play the job, SUCK. And all the good players stay away from the job because they're too stupid to realize that it was really never changed but for the game's good.

DRG with penta thrust spamage would be cool these days ._.; But I would own ballista like a demi-god.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger kidkj2000 said...

Ah, to correct Lae, there was a nerf football. My litle brother had a nerf airplane as a two year old. I smacked him over the head with it once. Damned if the thing didn't have a plastic encased lead waight in it that made his head bleed and my ass hurt afterwards. See

Inn FFXI terms: never.

At 3:32 PM, Blogger kidkj2000 said...

Oh shit, I misspelled weight.

Please ban the use of lol too. I h8 that.


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