We got spam invited to a ingame chat channel last night during raid that mocked a particular female player in a sexual innuendo,
I also reported the channel via GM. It’s ingame - it’s covered by Blizzards T’s & C’s. If they don’t do anything about it, well, at least I tried. Because I know if I got a channel named after me, where people talked about c&ckslapping your forehead I would want someone to think it was inappropriate too.
Would I care less/more if it were about a guy or someone I didn’t know was a girl, I still would have declined it, maybe not have reported it – I guess it would have depended on how public they were making the humiliation, and that was it was – humiliating someone by chat channel by mass invite. Does reporting it make me a dobber?- I am sure there are many humiliations against people I don’t know about, and nor shall I be a crusader and seek to end them all, but inviting what seemed to be everyone in ICC to this channel, showed malicious intent - and a very public ‘in’ joke.
Would it be so funny if she was in on it – or didn’t care, my high horse so high I feel I have the right to feel insulted on behalf of her because she is a girl? Righteously indignant when I should mind my own beeswax. I should have just reported it, or perhaps not even done that, not blog about it, not make a big deal out of it, but it’s one of those things that makes playing with real people so distasteful sometimes. Just because we have Wow in common doesn’t make you a decent human being.
I’m not suggesting that people treat each other any different in the real world, but in the real world things are a little more defined with consequences.
When people in vent said ” hey did everyone just get an invite to this channel” I made an attempt at suggesting they decline it out of respect, but later in raid when they were pasting some of the channel conversations in raid chat – obviously some of them had accepted
It’s also kind of funny because I don’t even know the person it’s aimed at well enough to say that they also aren’t a nasty piece of work, and that this could be just one side of a perpetual joke – well I don’t want to be in a ‘joke’ where it is ok to encourage people to talk so publically about c&ckslapping someones forehead – girl or not. Because if I don’t say anything then we say it’s ok to treat people like that - to think – to type – to join ‘clubs’ were you can humiliate someone and vilify them sexually.