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.