Twist and ShoutAfter my last post, a few readers asked me what exactly constitutes a "stupid" Whitegate shout.
We're gonna need a bigger blog.
Something about Whitegate (and, by extension, Al Zahbi) just brings out the worst in people. Players who are usually more reserved with their outbursts just seem to lose their minds in such a busy city.
It's really kind of sad.
Now, I might not generally mind the shouting in Whitegate if it wasn't utterly retarded.
That's a mighty big if.
Thus, I give you:
[GM]Dave's Top Three Dumbest Whitegate Shouts
1) The "I don 't have any friends" shout
This is one a lot of people are guilty of. You've probably also seen it on a daily (or even hourly) basis.
Player>> (Insert name of incredibly difficult mission/quest) (( Do you need it? )) 1/18
This shout is telling the entire zone that you cannot collect enough friends together to actually run an event so now you're stuck trying to form an entire alliance out of thin air.
Hey, this event usually involves having a highly organized, well tuned HNMLS with a proven strategy for winning! Maybe I can duplicate this success with people chosen randomly!
Step 1) Shout.
Step 2) Shout some more
Step 3) ???
Step 4) Profit!
It's just that simple.
Also, saying 1/18 is just plain stupid. We know you're going.
You're the guy shouting.
2) The "This is ebay, right?" shout
I get the thrill of the deal. That moment when you buy something great for much less than it's actually worth is incredible.
For example, I like to bid low on AH items in hopes that I might find a huge bargain.
But every day, I see morons who just expect to have deals like this fall into their laps.
Player>> (Insert name of incredibly expensive item) (( Can I have it? )) (Insert insanely low price)
Do you think people are just going to give you things? Do you think people stand around hoping to trade their items for retardedly low prices?
Wouldn't they just put them on the AH?
Stop shouting. Not only will you not find a good deal this way, now everyone in the zone knows you're an idiot.
They probably shouldn't figure that out until they party with you.
While we appreciate the advance notice of your stupidity, please just shut up.
3) The "Anything said right before a Besieged ever in the history of the world ever" shout
Hey, the beastmen are about to attack our city. We have to fight them off and protect Al Zahbi.
What should we do first?
That's it! Let's shout bad internet memes and popular cultures references at them!
You're a freakin' genius!
There are too many of these shouts to name, but here is a small sampling.
Player>> WARNING! INCOMING GAME!
Player>> GO JOE!
Player>> FOR FRODO!
If you have ever said any of these things ever, please do me the small favor of dying in a fire.
Feel free to shout stupid things while you do.
We get it, okay? There's bad guys coming. We have to fight them.
That's enough for us. We don't need you screaming quotes from Ghostbusters.
Seriously. When Besieged is about to start, just walk away from your computer. You can come back when it's time to fight.
I hope this has been educational for you. I hope you have either:
a) appreciated my perspective on shouts you also hate
b) learned that these shouts are not acceptable
c) died in a fire
Learning is fun.