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QQ started when Blizzard made the game available to all ages. (Nuff said)
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.
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.