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Hmmm. Monday…elitism, ITSSSS GRRRRREAT!!!

http://clearcasting.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/ok-in-uk/

OK I am not trying to call people out or anything that is not my intention!

Just brings up what is an elitist and what is a non-elitist.

Just to let you call know…labeling groups of people is never a good idea. Defining a group of purple will usually bring about different ideas and definitions on a group. Groups of people never fit a given mould or idea.

Heck what exactly is an “elitist” or “Elitism”?

“The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.

The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.

Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.”

Not a very flattering label, in my honest opinion.

How the hell does this term fit to players of an MMO?

1.) For some reason many people think they are entitled to something, more then likely undeserved. Example, Divine”don’t remember rest of name” had to QQ cause he lost a roll on a staff.
2.) They think they know everything to know about everything…and when they get called out…their reply. “STFU NOOB!”
3.) Their reply when someone asked a valid question is to be an ass….woo go trade channel.
4.) They are really good at the game, but is an ass to anyone without helping etc (I.E. i am talking about people who do not help friends or guildmates, strangers…who cares.)

One has to amaze at the anonymous nature of the Internet does to ones bravado….trade channel and other trolls never cease to amaze me.

I guess in that sense; it makes perfect sense that the term does fit many players of MMOs.

But then why do we call people who are actually quite knowledge, and play their characters well, “Elitists”?

These players actually know what the heck they are doing, etc etc. So why do they get a negative label? Sure they may not be the most approachable people, but hey who is to total strangers?

Sure they may expect others to play and research to their level, but as long as they are wiling to raise the group up, (and no I am not talking about strangers), is there anything wrong with this attitude? No, I really do not think there is. If someone with more experience at the game is willing to share knowledge, hell yeah. If someone needs help in guild, I will gladly help…someone not in the guild…more then likely not. But eh in 25 man raid, Blessed asked what to do, I sent him a whisper….heal heal heal etc. Ti then said on vent in more detail on what to do, but for gunship battle…heal heal heal, stay of fire, is a pretty much it.

It is when one thinks one is the “shit” and not willing to share knowledge etc is when you get negative definition for elitist.

Perhaps they should get a new label? As to what who knows?

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  1. February 22, 2010 at 7:11 pm | #1

    The elitist title tends to go to the people that play their class well (or at least think they do) and who also look unfavorably at those that do not have the same level of skill or devotion.Are you going through all my archives? O.o

  2. February 22, 2010 at 7:29 pm | #2

    archives??? I have no idea what you are talking about! (yes i did)…

  3. Tiræl
    February 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm | #3

    I have a title for those people. It's called "asshats".

  4. February 22, 2010 at 11:33 pm | #4

    Then what does that make you Tir ;-)

  5. Doz
    February 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm | #5

    Tir is at the top of the ladder. He has actually reached the level of ELITIST ASSHAT. I very rare accomplishment. Congrats Tireal.

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