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#1 Mar 19 2011 at 12:29 AM Rating: Good
Been playing RIFT for about 4 days now, and something that I have noticed that is quite annoying at this time...You are in the middle of a quest and are attacked by several mobs when another player comes up under you and takes your quest item....Just plain RUDE!!!

This is quite funny, and many times I am sitting at the keyboard, and I say to my wife, that S0B just took my body...vine...(insert quest object)Smiley: mad.

WAIT...at least while you are stealing my quest item, help me defeat the a$$ that I am fighting!!!, nope, they just look at you and off to the next item. (I even think I hear them laugh when I have to run back to my dead body Smiley: madSmiley: laugh

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#2 Mar 19 2011 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
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LOL how is this new to rift? Have you never played any other MMO? this is COMMONPLACE. I would say some people even LIVE to do this to others, but yeah it does suck. But hey at least you can be assured that rude people are rude everywhere not just when they are driving that Audi up your *** on the freeway :D
#3 Mar 19 2011 at 1:45 AM Rating: Good
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Not to be a prick, but, welcome to today's MMO community.
#4 Mar 19 2011 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I remember doing the Defiant quest early in Freemarch to go and use the item on the Bomani Veck and the associated quests to kill Bomani Mystics/Defenders and burn the barricades. I was doing the quest on my rogue and I'd go in and engage one of the Bomani standing at the barricade so I could set it on fire and while I was fighting a guy walked up and burned my barricade. Then he did it again at the next barricade. And then he did it again. I had a few choice words for him at that point that may or may not have involved the words 'nimrod' and 'jackass'.
#5 Mar 19 2011 at 2:51 AM Rating: Good
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LOL how is this new to rift? Have you never played any other MMO? this is COMMONPLACE. I would say some people even LIVE to do this to others, but yeah it does suck. But hey at least you can be assured that rude people are rude everywhere not just when they are driving that Audi up your *** on the freeway :D


Never said it was new, just actually trying to be funny, guess it was lost in translation. Should have clarified, yes, pretty much new to the MMO scene, actually with the exception of FFXIV <-- not going there, this is the first MMO of this type that I have played.

More of just a casual observation of "how rude Smiley: mad" Not to be taken too seriously.Smiley: smile

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Not to be a prick, but, welcome to today's MMO community.


Like I said, the post was not meant to be taken seriously, but kinda of figured that.....
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#6 Mar 19 2011 at 5:03 AM Rating: Good
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yeah the way you said it made me think you were implying that this was some new fangled grief stratagem deployed by jerk offs in rift. I for sure know what you mean though I have found myself shaking my fist at people that swoooop in on my artifacts after I clear to them. Thank god for cleric shields and being able to loot mid combat buahahahaa.
#7 Mar 19 2011 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Believe it or not, the MMO community used to be very friendly and helpful. You can even go back and play some of the original MMOs and still find a friendly and helpful community.

While I won't point fingers at a specific game because it really isn't that game's fault, a specific game did take MMO gaming mainstream, and the current community is the result of that.
#8 Mar 19 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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I sympathize with your situation--this type of selfishness is a factor in why I try to play a crowd control class first before any other type. In the case of Rift, Mass Exhaustion or Transmogrify so I can get the quest item first, THEN deal with the mob, solves a lot of problems before they start.
#9 Mar 19 2011 at 10:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Raolan wrote:
Believe it or not, the MMO community used to be very friendly and helpful. You can even go back and play some of the original MMOs and still find a friendly and helpful community.

While I won't point fingers at a specific game because it really isn't that game's fault, a specific game did take MMO gaming mainstream, and the current community is the result of that.


Rose-colored glasses aside, the MMO community has always had nice people, and there have always been jerks. Back when UO came out, there was free-for-all world PvP. Which meant that someone that didn't have Mining could wait for you to get the ore, then kill you and loot your corpse. And it happened. A lot.

FFXI, I can't for the life of me see why people brag about the community in that game. It had it's good points, but there was also some pretty rabid nationalism (JP only, Engrish onry, etc). NM camping, HELM (Harvesting, Excavating, Lumberjack, Mining) node stealing, etc, plus since mobs weren't leashed, it was easy to train a large group of mobs right to where someone else was camped. I think what contributes to the rose-colored-glasses syndrome is that, because it was a smaller community, it was easier to get to know the friendly people. Also, leveling was much slower, so you saw the same people over and over again as you progressed toward the level cap.
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#10 Mar 19 2011 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
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this has happened to me in almost any online game ive played...some people just think there more entitled to the collectible.

Another one i hate is the quests you have to get the mob to a set % of hp and use an item on them..ive had kids stand there while i lower the mobs hp then at 50% they use the quest item rendering the mob i was killing xp less. fairly annoying
#11 Mar 19 2011 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, my problem is my limited experience in MMO's. Playing FFXIV whereas team work is needed, and then coming to RIFT was an eye opener per se. I don't loose any sleep over it, but it is funny, ehh. Smiley: cool
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#12 Mar 19 2011 at 9:15 PM Rating: Good
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This is probably the thing that annoys me the most in MMOs. I care a lot less about being deliberately corpse camped than having members of my own factions steal nodes im fighting for.
#13 Mar 20 2011 at 2:46 AM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I've noticed it a lot since coming back to MMO's. I remember it happening when I played WoW too, but it seems more prevalent now. It may be selective memory, or not. I've thought of making comments in general chat about it, but quite frankly I think I would just end up becoming chum in the water.

On the flip side I did my firt RotF group today, and it was pretty pleasant. The group was a mix of some hard core players who had been through it multiple times, and n00bs like me. We wiped twice but generally had a good time. It just reminded me that for every 2 or 3 jacknuts that will come and ninja a mine from you as you're trying to clear a mob literally on top of it, there are some cool people still playing.

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#14 Mar 20 2011 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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yeah ive been really impressed with the quality of PuGs for dungeons in this game so far. people were competent and friendly.
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