Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Brief Interlude

Some days, I just have to rant.

Yes, yes. I know this is [GM]Dave Vs. the NMs week. Well, it seems I've discovered a new NM.

It's name is Wannabe the Re'tarded.

Seriously, I ran across what could quite possibly be the worst player in all of FFXI.

Now, given what you have read on my blog, can you even begin to imagine how bad someone would have to be to be the worst player ever?

I was partying in Yuhtunga Jungle and was actually having a pretty good day. I had finally gotten my Empress Pin and was ready to put it to use.

Unfortunately, the servers were basically empty today. Apparently, the combined power of Halloween parties, alcohol, candy, and the release of FFXII was able to overcome many people's carefully nurtured addiction.

We'll have to work on that.

Anyway, I managed somehow to get a party together from the few people who were actually online. Seemed like a nice enough group.

Here's where you're probably thinking one of them turned out to be retarded.

You'd be wrong.

See, the moron in question was never actually in my party.

Instead, this guy tried to start his own party. And when he found that no one wanted to party with him, he started harassing my party.

Not for a spot, mind you. Oh, no.

He started sending tells to our White Mage and Bard asking them to start up a new party with him.

Gee... Let's see... Stay with the party we already have or go with an absolute f%^&tard just because he asks?

Decisions, decisions.

Of course, the White Mage and Bard turned him down.

But does he stop? Of course not.

He starts harassing them with tells trying to get them to leave a working party.

Does this make him the dumbest player ever? No.

Close. But no.

That's when the guy runs into our camp. He's a level 26 Thief...

In level 10 equipment.

Level 10.

The mind reels.

But it gets worse.

When they won't leave our party to go with Gimp the Boy Wonder, he starts following us. Yes, following us.

He doesn't have time to farm for new equipment, but he has time to stalk us.

What's wrong with people?

I blame the schools.

Finally, I just lost it.

Dave>> Man, would you go the hell away?
Player>> No.
Player>> It's a free country.

Okay, that right there pisses me off.

Yes, it's a free country. You're free to do pretty much whatever you want. That's great.

Except that doesn't mean you should feel free to be a psychotic retard.

It just means you can't be arrested for it.

Yet.

This is the kind of argument morons use. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do something.

Dave>> We get it, okay?
Dave>> No one likes you.
Dave>> It's okay to cry.
Player>> stfu
Dave>> (( I'm sorry.
)) I don't speak retarded.
Dave>> (( Please use the auto-translate function. ))
Player>> I don't see why they're even partied with you.
Dave>> Maybe because I'm not wearing level 10 gear.
Dave>> Just a thought.
Player>> You're such a n00b.
Dave>> Hold on a second...
Dave>> Let me get this straight.
Dave>> You...
Dave>> You are calling me a n00b?
Player>> Yeah.
Dave>> ...
Dave>> I think my head just imploded.
Player>> I'm calling a GM on you.

Irony.

Dave>> For what exactly?
Player>> You're harassing me.
Dave>> That's funny.
Dave>> Aren't you the one following us?
Player>> It's a free country.
Dave>> Wow.
Dave>> Apparently, stupidity is circular.
Player>> I'm so getting you banned, asshole.

I politely excused myself from my party for a minute and logged into my GM account.

*Ding*

Gee, I wonder who that's from.

GM Call Description: Player harassing me over gear.

Oh, damn, I was going to have some fun.


[GM]Dave>> Hail, Adventurer.
[GM]Dave>> I understand you're being harassed.
Player>> Yeah, that guy over there won't leave me alone.
[GM]Dave>> Why is he harassing you?
Player>> He's making fun of my gear.
[GM]Dave>> And?
Player>> That's against the rules.
[GM]Dave>> Oh, who reads those things anyway?
[GM]Dave>> I prefer to make it up as I go.
Player>> Stop him.
[GM]Dave>> I can't stop him for two reasons.
[GM]Dave>> Number one is he does have freedom of speech.
Player>> What's the other reason?
[GM]Dave>> Well, that's because your gear is level retarded.
[GM]Dave>> Can't really punish him for a simple observation.
Player>> He's not allowed to do that.
Player>> It's harassment.
[GM]Dave>> Oh, I've got a reason for that, too.
Player>> What?
[GM]Dave>> It's a free country.

We debated the finer points of social interactions and interpersonal skills.

He made some interesting points about social freedoms.

I made some interesting points about the feeding habits of dragons.

I think we both learned a lot.

14 Comments:

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Homer said...

yay first comment! I laughed for a while at the "we'll have to work on that." LMAO!

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger fitsfadda said...

Heh. Awesome.

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger Komidol said...

I hate America. No wait, cross that out. I hate Americans. There we go.

 
At 11:21 PM, Blogger J0eCool said...

....
"It's okay if I stalk and bother you guys, but it's bannable if anyone tells me to go away. In fact, informing someone of the sixteen-level gap between my character and equipment levels is written somewhere in the TOS itself."

....

More Auto-Neural Digestion Syndrome for me...

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger Jazzy said...

:( Komidol.. Hating American's Isn't cool. And a good defense for your crappy comment shouldn't be "Well, I can say it because I AM an American". Cause that makes it worse.

And if you're not American, and thats your defense? Then i'm sorry that you suck.

 
At 2:21 AM, Blogger Shadow said...

Retards are not exclusively american.

oh, and I think that [GM]Dave just proved that Vana'Diel is NOT a free country, but rather an online oligarchy where people who can control dragons tend to rule over people in gimped gear.

yeah, that pretty much sums up the population right there.

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

ok yo i gotsta say... dat nikka shoulda str8 up got hiz azzzzz beat holllaa!!!!!!! w00t w00t wewt wewt wuht wuht wute wute!!!

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger Angelfire said...

Heh... I find it amusing when they use 'it's a free country argument / I have freedom of speech'

My reply is no it isn't .. read the rules of the game. Your freedom of speech ended where the game began.

I've had that so many times with the retards on Runescape.. and I have to laugh when they talk about the constitution applying when they're in a UK game.

FFXI is part japanese I believe seeing Square is a japanese/American company.

 
At 4:53 AM, Blogger Veronika said...

Wazzzzzup... First posted blog... I've been reading for a while now but never posted... Will try to do more often... [GM]Dave you rule sir...


And I mean it ^^

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger token black guy said...

wwwaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Mcthulhu said...

THF in lvl 10 gear...

Granted, that can get a bit grey for certain jobs, (my own lvl 30 RDM has gear running the gammut from lvl 7 to 30...need to camp up a holy phial) but not so much on a THF, though some pieces can last awhile.

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger Hyperbola said...

"Freedom of speech" (etc etc etc) means only that the government cannot limit your freedoms.

That doesn't apply to non-governmental entities. Like GM's. Or MMORPGs. Or even ISPs. Any of them can limit you as they see fit when you're on their territory.

Go, Tyrant Dave, Go!

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Being American, and also being Thief, If hes using scale mail, that's asking "Feed me to a dragon. And make me suffer doing it." Seriously people. Gimped players must die.

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Oh, Only if he's at lvl 17+ and using scale mail. Then use above.

 

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