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incognito______ and I used to have long conversations about the leetspeakers on Cybersphere. Yes, even on a text based game in the late nineties, we still got 1337 d00d5. Why they couldn't go play CS or something with a less steep learning curve, I'll never understand. Anyway, I think he came up with the best analogy. When reading this painful bastardization of text, it's like having a conversation with a screaming idiot manchild. Maybe that wasn't his exact analogy, but it was along those lines. Maybe it was an allusion to the people who scream ever louder when a non-native speaker fails to understand them. Regardless, he managed to capture how hard it was to take these people seriously. When you read, ``lol fuk y u cell me?'' it's hard to think of the typist as a fellow human being worthy of your time. And, sadly, we gave these people far worse treatment on CS.

Playing on WoW all the time these days (and you won't stop me), I'm reminded of these conversations. Last week I taunted and tortured some random person for a while, refusing to give them a bit of information that was painfully obvious if they stopped to read a piece of text readily available to them in-game until they could compose a complete statement without any grammatical errors or shortcuts. When ``ne1 kno were 2 get ston tablets?'' became ``Anyone know where to get the stone tablets?'' I would be willing to help.

I wish I could just apply a filter onto the chat channels. An actual quote from last Thursday:
[PLAYER NAME] == fukin 12 yo chink gold farmer who was 2 pussy 2 go to tiennamen!!
If only I could have that automatically parsed into:
Excuse me, I would like to assert that I believe [PLAYER NAME] is a dastardly miscreant who gathers in-game items to be exchanged for real world currency. Furthermore, they are only twelve years in age, and of Chinese heritage. They were too cowardly to protest at Tiananmen square, despite not being born in time for the infamous events that occurred there.
I'd make a fucking fortune.

And before you tell me to play on a RP server, redvector has let me know that they're just as bad. And I'd have to act out eating brains. Oh well. At least my guild's mature and cool, for the most part.

Feeling: working working
Listening to: Leonard Cohen, Democracy

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kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 8th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

You should play

Missed you on CS the other day.

Anyway, really, you should play. We've got a good guild going. GGGG!
graye From: graye Date: August 8th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: You should play

You would invite a saboteur into our midst?!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 8th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: You should play

At least he could run into the Alliance base with sapper charges.

Besides, if he's on our side, he can't do more than duel us. Or aggro a bunch of adds... nevermind.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 9th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: You should play

I played a priest. Only time I had aggro problems was when the warrior was an idiot.
comkilserv From: comkilserv Date: August 8th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

on almost the same note

i am repeatedly forced to deal with tools while playing guild wars who have names like "Legolas Spiderman"


i too actively discriminate against them
_guy_incognito From: _guy_incognito Date: August 8th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

Are your swords named Tar and Toothpaste?

Do you keep your mount in your backpack?
graye From: graye Date: August 9th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

I keep a mount in my backpack.
_guy_incognito From: _guy_incognito Date: August 9th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

Ok, and now the KEY question, can you move that backpack with the mount in it?
graye From: graye Date: August 9th, 2005 05:09 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

In fact, I can...at least from here to there.
_guy_incognito From: _guy_incognito Date: August 9th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

THEN WoW IS INFERIOR!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

You should play WoW.

I'm only three and a half levels away from my mount!

Being a Warlock, I can summon my mount with a spell. This is great, except during PVP, when I don't want to spend the mana.
_guy_incognito From: _guy_incognito Date: August 9th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

I've been meaning to post my announcement that I won't be able to do that...at least not for a few months.

By then you'll be sick of the game.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

That's what I was/am afraid of before starting WoW. How long can graye, brendle, and malahat continue to play it? I've gotten into UO, EQ, AO, Lineage, SO, and many others. Every time either the game sucked or everyone I was friends with stopped playing just as I got into it.

I still swear that they'll all abandon ship one evening. Yeah, I'm neurotic.

In case that hasn't happened, you should play with us.
_guy_incognito From: _guy_incognito Date: August 9th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

I might just wait for Civ 4 and play with and/or against you in that!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

Sure, I'll be free to play any Tuesday morning that I'm off from work.
From: graye Date: August 9th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: on almost the same note

If you get to 60 before we quit, btw, your paranoia is disproved.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 8th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

hey

Was wandering the net, came across something I haven't seen in a long time


Love

~Tresspassor
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Woah

You should get on this shit and start a journal.

It's where all the ncrefugees from cybersphere end up, anyway.
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: August 9th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Hey bro, I've really enjoyed the "It's The Crew" series. I actually find myself reading the different episodes of people I don't even know and ON TOP OF THAT it seemed like such a great way to use a million pictures taken from a digital camera (or just reuse the certain choice ones) and I would like you to formally ask permission for me to totally rip off the style, the dry humor, and HELL straight up take pictures from ITC and use them so that the "Real" Crew can show up in this webcomic/photoalbum can give the just "shout out"s to the series that originally inspired it.

Seriously, the series really makes me laugh and I wish to do something similar with me and my friends, but something in me won't let me publish anything without the permission of the real inovators.

noelr From: noelr Date: August 10th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

if i have seen far...

...it is because I have stood on the shoulders of "Mr. T vs." websites. You can rip off whatever you like -- it's been a long-standing dream of mine that one day I would be able to watch ITC-style stories that I didn't make myself.

Good times, good times.
towelboy From: towelboy Date: August 10th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: if i have seen far...

yes yes...it's nice to know another person out there who doesn't hate on the Crew, like uh, people who are technically in the Crew.
noelr From: noelr Date: August 10th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Now, now, it's time to stop dwelling on the hate and start focusing on the love.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 10th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Coup-fourrés!

towelboy From: towelboy Date: August 11th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
i always focus on the love.
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: August 11th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: if i have seen far...

Thank you.
facehead2k From: facehead2k Date: August 9th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I apprectiate your unwillingness to speak vanity plate with other online gamers. [PLAYER NAME] is probably just hinting inarticulately that he/she protested in Tiennamen Square. Or maybe [PLAYER NAME] is just referencing a popular annual lan party in Tiennamen.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I don't think the majority of WoW addicts would attend a LAN party.

Sure, they'd get a rest state while at it, but that involves unplugging for a while.
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