At some point in everyone’s EQOA run, you will come across someone who is either a whiner or just a complete d*ck. This inevitably causes retaliation on your part, making you the d*ck.
The other day I was on an alt and was invited to a tankless group at a white and yellow camp. It was actually really fast xp and in just a few minutes I had gone from 26 to 28. With a bard pulling and healing, and everyone leveling, I decided to pull my character closer to the spawns. We had no problem taking the mobs down at a faster pace. However, the bard had a problem with it.
He eventually lost his cool, told the other group members to not help me, and then booted me from the group with a nice long string of F words to accompany his action.
I had 3 choices for my reaction.
- Train them. Those a*holes deserve to die.
- Walk away. This is the high road and what I would usually do 99% of the time.
- Get out my 60 and make sure this group never gets a kill again. This is probably the least mature option and the one I chose to go with.
I can’t remember how many times this happened in EQOA. You get in a random fight with someone in an XP group and out of no where a few 60s from their guild or their dual box roll up to “flex their muscle.”
The truth about online gaming is that there’s no other standard to measure importance than the level of your character. People do this in real life. It’s called 1-upping and is most common among frat guys, investment bankers, and former high school athletes that are falsely remembering their forgotten-by-0thers accomplishments.
My point is, whiners are d*cks that create bigger d*cks because it always ends in a d*ck measuring contest. Grow some balls and walk away.