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In SW:toR we're on a strictly RP (not even RP/PVE) server, and most names are appropriate, and people RP. But, here and there, you spot the morons. Because they want to be spotted. They fashion themselves rebels and wits. Anyway, from last night, the "name," spotted by Spooky, Z'omglol.

The idiot was gone before I could even tell him what a fucking idiot he was.

Date: 2011-12-26 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mizliz13.livejournal.com
Z'omglol? I have no idea what that means.

Date: 2011-12-26 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mizliz13.livejournal.com
Also, what server are you two on? (If you don't mind me asking.)

Date: 2011-12-26 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Sanctum of the Exalted.

Date: 2011-12-26 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fusijui.livejournal.com
What is the "Z" + apostrophe for, I fucking cannot resist wondering? Sheer Lovecraftian exuberance?

If I can ever be buggered to get a non-dialup internet connection, I really will have to check this (and Rifts) out. Hope you get a commission, in that event, somehow... it's your salesmanship that'd make it happen.

Date: 2011-12-26 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laudre.livejournal.com
I think it was an attempt to be clever or something in using such a moronic name.

I PvP regularly in World of Warcraft, and that is a short route to the dumbest names one can imagine. Just recently, off the top of my head, I've seen:

"Drdipshit" (with an accent over the second "i" to get past automatic filters)
"Holypusy" [sic]
"Bigjohnsonn" [sic]
And a hunter who'd named his pet "ButtRape."

Since most of these types of names are violations of terms of service, I dutifully report them; first offense typically ranges from a warning to a 3-day ban (depending on the severity), and then increasing levels of suspensions up to and including permanent account suspensions.

Date: 2011-12-26 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I report as many as I can. It gets overwhelming.

Date: 2011-12-26 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fusijui.livejournal.com
Thanks for the info! I had the impression things were bad, but did not know that there are actually administrative penalties available. So, I guess, while I feel bad for y'all suffering through that, I have to say it sounds better than I had thought before.

And yes, this is coming from someone whose usual test/demo character name in CRPGs is "Rødd Fünnschaft"... not that I would pull that shit online.

WoW has autoburnt itself for me; I just have heard nothing about it from its most serious, all-growed-up, and hard-working fans to make it appealing... but Rifts, and KotOR... well, I'm open to the possibility.

The only Holypus[s]y alive today that I acknowledge is the ancient tiny ginger tabby hypostasis lying on my chest and glaring resentfully at the keyboard, at this moment...

Date: 2011-12-26 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laudre.livejournal.com
There's a fair bit to be said for WoW in and of itself, but there's some qualifications. I enjoy the game as much as I do because I play with a pretty awesome guild, and because I've purposely filtered out much of the game's metaplot (I deliberately ignore in-game stupidity, and I've long stopped reading the tie-in fiction; the last gasp of truly good storytelling in the franchise, outside of individual questlines here and there, predates the MMO). The gameplay has improved dramatically since I've started playing, ditching a lot of cruft and tediousness without sacrificing flavor (for the most part), a trend that looks to be continuing into the next expansion, at least.

It also helps if you don't take the game seriously. For all the attempts at being Epic and Dramatic, it's fundamentally a game in which I've fought and killed Bronjam, the Godfather of Souls.

Rift and SW:TOR are much more about the Serious Business sort of gameplay. I can't get past Rift's art direction, personally, but I did enjoy TOR when I played during one of the beta weekends. I'm waiting for it to get past the New MMO jitters and bugs right now, as well as for when BioWare patches in same-sex romances, before I consider picking the game up myself, though. (My wife, OTOH, would already be playing if there was a MacOS client.)

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