jennyaxe: Photo in black and white. I'm in profile, looking to the left, with a calm and content half-smile. (Default)
I play WoW on a role playing server. In theory, this means that players should build characters that have actual character and history, and all conversations that are audible/legible to others should be spoken as the character, not the player. So if someone asks how your day was, you may be talking about the nice weather in Thunder Bluff rather than the rain in Stockholm.

In practice, of course, most people don't bother. But today, as I was hanging around the mailbox in Orgrimmar, a goblin came up to me and smiled hesitantly. I raised my eyebrows at him. He politely asked if I could possible give him transportation, since mages have the ability to make teleports available for others. He offered to pay me; I declined, saying that I thought curiousity and an interest in other cultures should be encouraged. Then I gave him his portal to Dalaran, and he bowed a goodbye before leaving.

It took all of two minutes, and it left me smiling.
jennyaxe: (feminazi)
Today, as usual, I was playing WoW while having my breakfast. I was doing dungeons and got in a good group for Deadmines. We did an achievement, which went well, and managed to get in some conversation between the fights. The tank and healer were both very good and the other dps were about my level, so it worked out nicely.

Now, in Deadmines, once you've killed the actual Deadmines boss, the daughter of the previous Deadmines boss shows up. She's not in a good mood; she poisons the group, sending them off somewhere. As soon as she came up, the healer said:

Here comes the rape.
Get back in the kitchen, bitch!

At which point I said "sigh", and dropped group. I just don't have the energy for another one of those conversations - the ones where you spend at least half an hour explaining that no, rape isn't a "traditional gaming term", and yes, it does actually hurt to read that in a random conversation, and yes, throwing gendered insults around is really hurtful and no, "just a joke" isn't a defense unless you're four years old, in which case you shouldn't be playing WoW anyway.

It wears me down.
jennyaxe: Photo in black and white. I'm in profile, looking to the left, with a calm and content half-smile. (Default)
Friday morning I decided to play a little on the French server I sometimes use. So I started WoW with the French language pack. This was early in the morning and apparently I hadn't had enough coffee yet, because my brain decided that since the interface was in French I must already be on the French realm. I promptly deleted the death knight toon, as I'd planned to redo the starting quests which are always fun.

That's when I realised I hadn't actually changed realm. I'd deleted my level 72 death knight - the one with nearly 500 gold and nearly 400 in engineering (and let me tell you, levelling engineering really isn't fun!).

I posted an in-game support request, basically telling them that I'd been a complete idiot and deleted the wrong character. And today when I logged in, there she was again.

This is precisely the sort of customer support issue that they could have just ignored - it was all my own fault for deleting the character (for those of you who don't know, you actually get a confirmation box where you have to type DELETE (or, in this case, EFFACER)) and they could have told me so. But they do seem to really want to have happy customers. I'm certainly happy with them right now!
jennyaxe: (Tusse)

Look what came in the mail today...


jennyaxe: Photo in black and white. I'm in profile, looking to the left, with a calm and content half-smile. (Default)

November 2016



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