QQ started when Blizzard made the game available to all ages. (Nuff said)
wowhead is absolutley fine, the only thing that would be nice is to have a PM system. now i have been playing wow for 1 1/2 years now and i havent even gotten to 80 yet, yah i know but im still confident though. but what im trying to say is that as im lvling up i run into an alliance guy or two and they decide to attacks me while im not noticing or afk. now after i get killed and rez i want to get some revenge. thing is, i think to my self everytime i see an alliance guy "What would they/he/she think if i killed them over and over?" thats why i dont kill half the peole i see that are ally. i only kill ally when they are attacking me. something that really drives me up the wall is when you die to some lower lvl then you or some other character, they like to rub it in your face by humping your head or spiting on you while on the ground. usually what i do to other people is when i see n ally i just wave at them, try to say im not going to attack you.and the last thing that drives me up the wall is dying ALOT. i hate it more than anything in this game. ganking, and especially when you kill some alt by accident and then he gets on his main and kills you over. thats just them trying to say "HEY! back off!" i dont QQ about a lot of things though. the only thing i QQ about is when the spec you have been playing as for a long time, gets nerfed. i dont know what to do then, i either stay that spec and suck or go to a different one that i dont exactly like. but in the end i deal with most of the QQ around here.
Once again, Malgayne speaks the truth. I especially liked
I'm not sure where you got the "limited resource" idea from. It's interesting but I don't think it's accurate. I think - take the example of Yahtzee - I think he doesn't like WoW and MMOs like it because they lower the standard of gaming, much like high-budget awesome-graphics zero-gameplay FPSes. WoW may be very very addictive and have some cool art resources, but by many yardsticks it is a terrible game. Compounding that is the love/hate relationship many people have with WoW, especially if it has caused themselves or a friend trouble in life (because it's so damned addictive), and the feeling of betrayal when a previously great company like Blizzard reduces themselves to something like this.When it comes to the mindless complainants, they are merely taking the action that logical humans take when faced with the following situation: people psychologically addicted to interacting with a context that is being simplified (wowhead is one of the simplifying agents :) and that they have been exposed to for so long that it long ago started to lose any sense of depth and impressiveness. It's all out there, it's all reduced to numbers and grinds, and people are annoyed - no, angry, that their time is being wasted. WoW is a waste of time, and I think many people can't justify that to themselves. They must remain within the context but they must vent their frustrations.Anyway, just my views, good read anyhow.
My view on nerfs etc is get over it and move on, crying about it 99% of the time does absolutely nothing for you. In every MMO game I have played, when the devs nerfed something etc, I read it and moved on, I didnt complain (ok maybe I would say something to vent some frustration but then I was done) I would either adapt to the nerf and work around it or I would try another way of fighting. No matter what tho in this game, no matter the change, I will find a way to enjoy my time.Well thats my view on it anyway
People who add useless comments to items regarding their own stupid little unique spec.99.9% of people dont care about your hunters farming spec and how this caster ring is great for it because of the intel, and your out-dated ideas of how spell power increases the damage or arcane shot.those people &*!@ me off, but it brings me joy correcting them, and setting them on the right track to succeed in WoW, if they ignore advice and real facts about the game, then id /lifeKick if I could.
to person above, hell my buddy hates the term pwned as it was just something made BY ACCIDENT when a person mis-typed owned, and I agree with him it is pretty dumb.
Please no flames if you don't like what I have to say just ignore it. As I will ignore any flames in response to my post. Its merely my opinion that having been said heres my opinion.The QQing I have heard tends to center around game balance and player behavior. But as I don't have a strong opinion about balance at this moment i'll concentrate on the second. Now its understandable that when a pvp situation arises people jump on it. However a lot of times if the pvp situation is turned against the person who starts it they become the QQ'ers. Here's an example and no im not complaining about this its merely an opinion and an example. During the WotLK event I had a low level I was working on leveling up. I found it be very difficult to due to the event I was very irritated as I felt that the choice of how to play was taken from me. Any time I entered a major town there was no choice but to participate. Unless I wanted to be verbaly abused to ruining the others fun. So after a while (as I'm extremely stubborn and refused to help them kill all the npc's and completely halt all commerce, mail, and quest finishing in the town) I got tired of being called names and ragged on for not playing along. So I asked my guild to log into there 70's and come turn the abusers into the QQ'ers. After about three times of my guildies clearing the town of the plague curing it or wiping out the inflicted the people trying to spread the plague began whining about how we're not playing right. A few even reported us for curing it. And when we were contacted to ask our side of the situation as they couldn't find anything that we did wrong. I at least as I cannot speak for the rest of my guildies did my QQing in private to the game master who contacted me. Even though I was told there was nothing they could do about people making the event fairly painful for the lowbies they did tell the others if they continued verbally abusing people they would be the ones banned. Now I readily admit to QQing this situation and the thing I was most angry about was not that the people did the pvp stuff it was that a group of about ten characters on the server decided to constantly wipe out the major towns. I felt they went over board however that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the event up until the first time i was called a fowl name. Up until then I was content to try not to get in the way and still visit the mailbox, bank and ah. So the point is its not alway wow or blizzard that the QQ comments are aimed at. And realy if there was a better system set up and people who verbaly abused others were actually punished more often then I bet some of the complaints would disapear.
The only thing that irks me about WoW are the money-gatherers. I know they like to lord over the economy and such, but these players with tens of thousands of gold are the people that cause Blizz to place massive money sinks into the game. 1000g Cold Weather Flying, 1000g Dual Spec, 5000g Epic Flying, I personally don't want to have to play the game 24/7 and run around mining stuff just to get an aspect of the game that could potentially be very helpful to the actual game playing.I'm not talking about fancy mounts and shiny rings, here. Those as gold sinks I'm okay with, it makes sense. I just dislike how very large game mechanics are being denied to those that aren't as savvy with the ebb and flow of the economy. It's not going to change anything, but as first poster said, QQing just lets me get this off my chest, so I don't feel like I'm bottling up my rage.As for WoWhead, I wouldn't change a thing, and wouldn't object if you did. So long as that item database is still there, I'm happy.
The only thing i can come to QQ about is spam of the anal variety. Eg: Anal .
An amazingly well thought out article. Its this kind of commentary and insight that keeps me coming back to WoWhead every day. A very good look at the phsychological aspect behind "QQ". It's my feeling that unless we move past this concept in society, it will still be present in our gaming. What do I mean? Well, just remember when you heard something like this "Damn! $10 for a movie? I remember when it used to cost me only $6. That was awesome." So until we remove the QQ from life, we'll continue to QQ in games.
QQ is normally in the hopes that it will make a difference and sway someone that matters opinion to there own... It's taking a situation, wanting a different outcome (or a previous/better outcome), hoping and praying that somone/anyone will agree with there opinion, and therefore generate Acceptance. What bothers me? WoW : That everything (Drivers, Hardware, Computer Components) have to be made compatable with WoW cause WoW can't be bothered with fixing known Compatability Issues.wowhead: Honestlly nothing so far. As you mentioned above if there is something you don't like you aren't forced to have anything to do with it. Does QQ make any difference? Really?-The World may never know...