As a former WoW and FFXI addict I've been around all kinds of players over the years. The overly polite, almost pretentious FFXI types to the overly hardcore raider type in WoW. In Rift I've found people from both sides of the coin, but I'm beginning to get a little irritated with the "go back to wow" bullsh*t. Anytime a player has a suggestion or the smallest complaint, someone get's their panties twisted and automatically labels that person a WoW player; as if that's a bad thing. The WoW raiders for the most part will be the people to conquer this game and pave the way for the casuals and people who don't know how to maximize their character's potential.
I'm a bit tired of these "I want to play how I want to play, even if my spec is sh*tty" types going into nerd rage every time anyone is discussing an optimal spec. I understand that some people are trying to avoid cookie cutter builds and theorycraft from taking over this game, but it's inevitable isn't it? Some people play to fantasize and role play as whatever terrible combination they choose, others play to do the best at something. I don't run into groups talking about lore and RP and **** in their lemonade so why do they feel they have to put us down for talking numbers? If there is anything I actually like about the WoW community, it's that it breeds competition and most people I come across strive to achieve their maximum output; whether it be dps,heals,support of some kind, or tanking. Even if they fail at it, they're open to criticism and want to contribute more.
I left the RP server I started on in the beginning and moved to a PvP server to avoid just this.
Is it just my server in Rift that seems to encourage the exact opposite of this? What have you guys noticed so far?
Edited, Mar 2nd 2011 11:27am by Transmigration