Feeling Extra Entitled?

These are logs from a conversation on the auction channel in EQ2 last night. They’re a conversation that has happened many times before, on many different servers, in many different games. It’s about entitlement, and what players think they deserve these days in MMOs.

Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”
Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”
Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”

(this went on in channel for about 50 lines)

Ssriv tells Auction (1), “BTW, what kind of problem are you having in a solo zone?”

Bootas tells Auction (1), “cant ban me for trying”

Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”
Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”
Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”

(this went on for another 50 lines)

Mezzedup tells Auction (1), “try /petition it usually works… or pickup the phone tomorrow at 8am PST”

Thorlanin tells Auction (1), “why do some people have to act like little kids when they don’t get something immediately?”

Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”
Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”
Bootas tells Auction (1), “I need a GM ………NOW!!!!!!!!!!”

(another 50 lines of spam)

Bootas tells Auction (1), “i am so close to having my Shades of Drinal done and the name did not give me a key”

Caylisa tells Auction (1), “that happen to me before”

Caylisa tells Auction (1), “just did it again and got key second time”

So ‘Bootas’ was having issues with a quest. Instead of trying to run the zone a second time to see if it worked, he spammed the auction channel to try to get the attention of a GM. Instead of petitioning, or calling during business hours, or trying to post on the forums asking for help. When your go-to method of trying to get the attention of a GM for a simple broken quest is to disrupt the entire server, there are issues. I wish I could say this was a one time issue, but it’s not.

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One Response to Feeling Extra Entitled?

  1. Niall says:

    Since MMORPGs demographics are overwhelmingly slanted to the single 14-32 year old male player, they will, by necessity, have a disproportionate number of juvenile responses (as their player base is, well, juvenile).

    Don’t focus on it. You can’t change it, and confronting it will only exacerbate the problem.

    Advice from a 63 year old retired Junior High and High School history teacher and MMORPG gamer.