IRL….huh? You aint an belf? *sigh*
Disappointing aint it….I am not an elf…which one do you think I iz? (hint: far right, i iz pimpin)
Sidenote: if you have the change defintely visit Japan. I had a blast…would so go again every year if I could.
Ari had a very interesting post on identiy and names. How we ID people with their names or even their characters is a very interesting notion.
Names and characters identify an individual in ways that can be positive or even negative. Take a name like XxxVegetaxxX. I automatically think….watch out noobbbbbbb alllleerrrttt…will prob spam chat channels, with intelligent l337 speak.
Lets take a example from the guild, Dozzer, Tauren – warrior, just from appearance and name.. Dozzer sounds ilke a tough guy name. Prot spec – like to get in the thick of things. Tauren – dont mess with me, i will warstomp you. Character fits with name. A+
IDing people purely based on names is bad….i know the old phrase is dont judge a book by its cover….however, in WoW…its way to easy to throw that phrase out the window and beat it with a dull spork.
My rules for dealing with unknowns in WoW. (/ignore)
1.) Any XXX or etc in the name….prob good chance going to be a moron.
2.) Any variation of name involving the male or the female anatomy….once again prob you found a moron.
3.) Named after a porn star…..see above.
4.) Has a normal name but spams chat with anal jokes etc…..you get the drill.
5.) Has long extended conversations with other moron in chat…..
6.) Does not know how to type out coherent sentences……
7.) Named after Cloud, Sephoroth, or any Final Fantasy character…..
8.) Any Dragonball, Bleach or Naruto name….