Having settled down on an awkward piece of dragon bone on the shores of Loch Verall, fishing for Highland Guppies. Someone came and stood by me on the same piece of Dragon bone and started fishing in my pool. So ‘passive aggressively’ I told them ‘I hate people who fish in other people’s pools’ and I got the above response.
It may be sorta of silly to feel a sense of entitlement, or even ownership of a pool of pixel fish, but I do, especially where there were other pools near by. 2 people in a pool = less fish for both people.
Then when doing the new fireland quests, the quest to heal the Hyjal defenders has been one of the worst to try and get done in the frenzy of everyone trying to get them done at the same time – lots of people invite to group but with the current respawn rate, and the amount of people it’s still a slow process.
So I saw someone heal one , and then run off, and I thought aha! a free respawn area, so I camped it. Stood there patiently and then someone tried to beat me to it when it spawned. I won. They then stood there while I beat them to 7 more of them ( quest needs eight ) every time it respawned. That instead of moving on and finding either their own spot, or took their chances elsewhere they tried to ‘steal’ my quest mob.
Is it really stealing, no, but I don’t understand why they would have gone to all that effort to try to attempt to beat me to the next one. 7 mobs later. I took great pleasure in beating them to the mob every time.
I mean, I’ve also seen enough zombie/survival movies to know that the people with this sense of entitlement of not waiting their turn are the ones that open the doors to the Zombies to let them in, make deals with the enemy for their own freedom, hoard food/powerbars
But these people in other people’s pools, or ‘stealing’ quest mobs, jumping shopping queues. ( YES I SAW YOU) I don’t have that sence of entitlement where I think it’s ok to do that, but I have no problems with camping a spot for respawns, or even getting on my biggest dragon mount in shadow form and sitting on the Deer spawn point in Hyjal just so I can get the deer quest done, but if you were there first I shall walk away.
Ok sharing my pool of fish and letting the zombies in might be a bit of a stretch, and I guess I should be thankful to the person trying to camp my camping spot for making the dailys just that little bit more interesting that day, and fishing for fish feasts just so I can impress the people who have never seen a crab in a basket in bg’s can get a little boring.
But still. I hope the zombies eat them first.
I’m kind of on Google + – I just haven’t worked out what I am doing with it just yet. It shall depend on how enthusiastically people I want to be in contact with embrace it.