Things that make you go…

A Thing that make me go LOL

Another one of Looking for More’s Corporate Raider  Comics

A thing that made me go 😦

Skeleton Jack advised that he was kicked out of Cataclysm Friends and Family because of his blog.

He says

“Apparently there is some internal policy at Blizzard that prohibits people from participating in NDA content who have some form of media interaction and/or publication dealing with Blizzard games on any level.  IE., I have a blog about WoW so I’m out”

If I were to be involved in something wow related that required non disclosure, I don’t doubt my ability to keep quite about the details,  but I do conceded that I would be influenced by the content.   While I don’t necessarily believe that I am a Wow investigative journalist with a moral duty to expose all.  I would be tempted to at least mull over the new thoughts that my experience would give me,  and that it may come out in my writing about wow regardless.

The missing out on something because you write about Wow is a disappointment, it becomes a cost –  and one I had not thought about much.  But certainly a price  worth paying for the freedom to speak my own mind.  

A thing that made me go GRRRRRRRR

Warcraft Widow Deletes Boyfriend’s Toons  as per A Geek Girl Diva

Fool him for trusting his girlfriend by not logging his account out,  and as  Geek Girl Diva  points out, she not only deletes characters,  but she destroys the gear on ‘his favourite’ by deleting them one by one.  

I’ve watched a few ” I’m tired of my Boyfriend playing his   *insert game console here*   on youtube, and girls smashing it up, and posting it on youtube,   theres videos of Girlfriends raging, and  deleting Beta Key code emails their boyfriends received  ect.

It not funny.

His reaction  – the smashing of his computer screen was also not funny  – and quite scary. 

Yes there are extremes to gaming addictions, and something like that could be seen as ‘staging an intervention’ ,  and I am sure there are so many Significant others that have issues with the time spent on a game  – but there has to be other ways of opening up a conversation about the issue the relationship is having then destroying their game/console.

I read I kept Playing – A happy ending about the writers struggle with an Everquest addiction  a follow up to I kept playing – the cost of my gaming addiction    for some perspective, and as an example of what I never want my life to come to.

If you ever destroyed something dear to me out of spite – I wouldn’t smash my screen – or rage around my apartment – I would look at you with sad eyes,  and tell you to remove yourself from my presence.   That goes for my writing,  my notebooks,  my pictures, any creative project –  but I will say – that like the person with the everquest addiction   – If I’m ignoring an naked Girl boy ( in my case) in my bed for the sake of one more level.  I have bigger problems.

11 Responses to “Things that make you go…”

  1. 1 Klepsacovic June 15, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I hate seeing those “I deleted X because he was ignoring me.” It’s just assigning blame where it is convenient. There’s probably a deeper issue. Maybe the girlfriend is boring. Maybe the boyfriend is gay. Maybe he has a real problem and the thing he happens to latch on to is mostly coincidental and not the true cause.

    It might just be my bias, but if the other person in the relationship is arbitrarily assigning blame and behaving rashly and destructively, I wonder if perhaps they’re a significant part of the problem.

  2. 2 leah June 15, 2010 at 5:48 am

    whenever people, regardless of how angry and how justified that anger is – do something that malicious? IMO you know right there and then that they don’t care about you, they don’t respect you and you are better off without them in your life. it doesn’t matter what they destroy. old favorite T-shirt. book or CD collection.pieces of jewelry. piece of furniture. doesn’t matter. the fact that they do is enough.

    what she did was horrible becasue it was intended to hit him where it hurts most. maybe he was playing to much. maybe he has overreacted. but she was still infinitely worse. Because of intent. becasue of the choice and execution.

    some people in replies tried to justify it, comparing it to scratching a new car with your keys or burning favorite clothing/CD collection.

    no. no matter what he might have done – there’s no justification for passive aggressive malice. that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

  3. 3 citysoliloquy June 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

    When I played WOW my boyfriend did too (he got me involved) so I never really experienced the one-sided WOW hatred that leads people to smash computers, delete characters or destroy your realm reputation through spamming abuse or such things.

    I can see how constantly living in the online world can destroy and breakdown relationships in the real world. I do think it is unhealthy to become consumed that far that you shut someone out. WOW is involving but it shouldn’t be consuming. But I don’t condone someone ruining what is year’s work. It’s like if someone made a matchstick statuette of the Eiffel Tower and their partner went ninja on it. Just because its a gaming achievement I don’t see it as any less as other hobbies.

    Klepsacovic is right about the allocation of blame and chances are there is something more far rooted than a gaming addiction. I always hope that couples can talk it out maturely and come to some kind of agreement i.e. date night Friday and Saturday, I’ll raid 3 week days and you can enjoy some time with your guy/girl friends. My boyfriend quit WOW about 1 year before I did and I made sure that I kept my arena schedule and heroics (as I had quit raiding by then) at a time that suited us both so we could hang out with each other and friends. No raging or deleting chars a result, besides love is a compromise you can’t get everything your way with two people in a relationship.

    This post also reminded me of the term ‘Gamer Widow’, it turns the gamer into being seen in a negative light with emphasis on being antisocial and not involved in the real world. Now my thought pattern took me to ‘football widow’, which just tends to be laughed off as the guy is being social with his buddies and just being a ‘typical man’, even though I think (in my opinion) his partner can still feel a sense of abandonment. Like the girlfriend of a gamer can. Maybe I’m wrong but this was just my line of thought.


  4. 5 Shiva June 15, 2010 at 8:07 am

    You sir, are on a roll today. I can see all that time spent not posting was simply time spent nurturing and brining the creative energies.

    Also, when I first saw that video, I thought it was staged.

  5. 7 Grimmtooth June 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm


    There are at least two bloggers that are in the F&F alpha and which have disclosed that they are. Both checked first to make sure it was OK. One of them is very visible about it – BRK. One of them is not – not BRK.

  6. 8 Cheres June 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I know BRK very publicly discusses that he is in the F&F alpha without consequence, perhaps there is more to the story. Maybe he innocently let some information out.

    Once upon a time a kid in my guild started doing very poorly in his new boarding school. His father drove up there, sold off all his gear and bank items, deleted the characters, changed the password and shut down the account. I think he wins the delete in anger award.

    • 9 Pugnacious Priest June 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm

      Maybe he was approached directly as a source for the NDA they could control – eg give permission to disclose some things

      • 10 Rhii June 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm

        I sincerely doubt this, because if BRK was an “intentional leak source” he’d be leaking. And he’s not.

        And, if there was such a special deal, the only honest thing to do would be to disclose it, and despite his (joke incoming!) view of mage blogs (/joke) BRK is a pretty honest guy.

        Sucks for Skeleton Jack to be the victim of the old double standard. If only he’d been the big name guy, he’d be happily posting lists of

        1) WTF?!
        2) This is borked.

        and making us all really frustrated. 😛

        • 11 Rhii June 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm

          Oh, and that toon deletion video made me feel sick. Especially how she wasn’t content to just delete his main, but she vindictively deleted his individual items… 😦 That’s just savoring your own bitchiness. If my SO did something like that to me, I would be single and counting myself lucky.

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