The other day I received an email from a site visitor, asking me if there was any course of action that could be taken against a certain player who was making things miserable for he and other hunters on his server. Seems a certain horde player… we’ll call him griefing jackass for the sake of anonymity… finds it amusing to spend his time camping the new rare pets, then killing them while other hunters are trying to tame them.
To make matters worse… this player is a Hunter himself..!
Trust you are keeping well.
I am still enjoying your site and need to say thanks again for all the effort you put into making our lives (as hunters) a LOT more interesting and a WHOLE LOT easier.
I have a quick personal question for you, there is a horde hunter by the name of ******* who spends his time running around Firelands killing rare beasts whilst us Alliance are trying to tame them.
He has done this to me twice whilst I was attempting to tame Deth and from what I have heard from other Alliance hunters, same with Skarr, Skitterflame, Solix and Magria. I sent him a tell from one of my horde characters to find out why, and he boasted to me that he has killed Deth 4 times whilst Alliance were attempting to tame him. When I questioned his sanity, he says “I do this for fun”.
Do you perhaps know if one can we report him or do we just have to live with it?
After camping for hours and hours each time and not having that amount of time anyway this type of behaviour is soul destroying.
Yours in the lodge,
This sort of thing really pisses me off, so I suggested that he report this asshat to a GM. To me, it’s chronic problem behavior, which is really compromising others’ enjoyment of the game. I’m certainly no crybaby, and I went through my fair share of getting ganked by horde while trying to escort the Defias Messenger back in the day (which I took on the chin), but this is a whole ‘nother story.
I really don’t feel this game needs subscribers like this guy. People who play this game with the sole purpose of making things miserable for others… well… they just suck. Although I know they’re likely lashing out in-game due to personal inadequacies, it’s still a shame that the rest of us have to put up with them — within a game that we’re all supposed to enjoy, as well as pay a monthly subscription for the privilege.
These rare pets take hours to spawn and they are of no use to anyone apart from hunters. They don’t drop any precious loot, there are no achievements associated with them… they are intended to be tamed.
Sure, there are players that may want to try and kill them for the challenge, but FFS… don’t camp them! And really…a Hunter of all players..?!
I’d expect this sort of behavior from a Rogue, but a fellow Hunter..?! Good grief!
At any rate, here is a copy of the GM’s response:
Hey there, R*********d!
I am very sorry that I was unable to speak with you while you were online, and for the time it has taken to respond to your ticket.
We are sorry to hear that you are discouraged by the actions of other players. We realise that behaviour of this nature may seem unfair or dishonourable, but we cannot interfere in situations which are intended to be resolved by players.
You may wish to review our current rules and polices, which can be found here: www.wow-europe.com/en/policy/
We appreciate your patience and understanding, and wish you the very best of luck with your future gameplay experiences.
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English Game Master Team
Alright, so Blizzard’s stance is to do nothing. On one hand, I can see why handling this in-game and between players is where it’s best kept. However, it’s also something that’s putting off more than a few subscribers, at the expense of one d-bag.
Normally I just accept this sort of behavior as part of the game, but when a hunter is guilty of it – it’s really disappointing.
What do you guys think? Have any of you had experience with this sort of jackassery when trying to tame one of the new rares?
Personally, I think someone needs to drop this guy and camp his corpse repeatedly… “for fun”. Now that’d be a good time. 😀