Topic Being Polite in WOW
I am getting ready to write a blog post about manners in WOW. I know some people don't believe such a thing exists, but what do you think?
Just want some feedback from you guys-
what do you do that is "Polite" in WOW?
what do you wish people would do that would be polite
I am talking about instances, guild chat/events/etc, raids, anything
i find it polite if on a toon that is a hybrid such as my shammy to ask even if everyone greeded or hit de if i can need an item for off spec. 99% of the time i get told yes. I will also never roll need on a offspec item (healer offspec) if the healer is the only one rolling need.
and i have given items i won to another player if after inspecting them it was a bigger upgrade for them then me.
that is what is polite to me
In no particular order:
Not fishing in schools/pools already being fished.
If someone's fighting a mob near a node, wait/ask to see if they going to farm it.
If someone kills a skinnable or herbable(?) mob, wait/ask to see if they're going to skin or herb it.
If something drops that's offspec for me--and someone else in the group can use it--ask if I can roll on it.
Not so much an issue in Cataclysm with the change in getting credit for quest mobs and respawn rates, but if someone has cleared a path to a mob or item, I won't jump ahead of them. I can wait the short time it takes for a respawn.
Don't stand on a mailbox/NPC/resource while mounted.
Greet folks when I enter a random. Thank them for the run when I leave it.
Speak up in guild chat when someone asks for a favor or help, if only to explain why I can't.
And if someone waves or smiles, wave and smile back, even if I don't know who the heck they are.
Edited by Tazrenoth on 3/30/11 12:46 PM (PDT)
1. I always say thank you for the group after a random heroic
2. I play on a PvP server, but IF i see an alliance member in the middle of a quest, I won't attack him/her. I will only attack them if they are standing around and/or have attacked me first or if I feel threatened by them.
3. I only need on an item that will benefit me
4. I quit trolling the forums after i got banned for 72 hours.
5. Offering another player advice or help instead of calling them names goes A LONG way.
85 Undead Mage
Edited by Roija on 3/30/11 12:55 PM (PDT)
On that one..
More than 5 times an evening on average, as a mage, I get "uc please", "dal please, 5gtip",
"come to dal and port me to org, 10g, pls", and always an invite right after, as if I'm going to do it with that attitude.
I know this has been going on for years. But it has gotten so old. The second I am in a major city, Org mainly, I put up "/dnd Ports: 30g. If you do not want to pay, find another mage, or level your own. And ask politely."
If people would actually put in the effort to type out "May I please have a port to Dal? I will tip."
Or hell sometimes just make it neat and not demanding, I might even do it for free.
This will never end I know, but one can dream.
I always type in a clean and neat manner, that is my contribution.
And I always drop a table at the beginning of dungeons.
I compliment people in groups when I see something awesome.
"OMG that was awesome kiting!"
"Thank you for picking up that add from the healer."
"Don't think I didn't see you trap that guy in the back. That was awesome!"
"You interrupted. Can I hug you?"
"/cry - I'm so happy you clicked my lightwell!"
I am always polite. I was raised to be plus there's a hidden bonus - remaining polite is usually all it takes to send a qq over the edge and headfirst into ragequitting.
My main contribution is insisting on manners from my 14 year old son. His biggest problem isn't being rude in chat, it's that he completely ignores chat. LOL I remind him to glance at it once in awhile, especially in dungeons. It can be the difference between a successful run or a complete wipe. I comment if I see another player performing well and he usually catches the drift that a quick, "thank you, Heals/Tank/Other" is a good idea. He congratulates other players when they level up (and is surprised but happy if he gets a return "thanks, man"). He's aware it's greed before need unless he actually needs the item. Don't stand in the fire. Let the tank tank. If it's red, it's dead, sure, but camping is a jerk move. And so on...
He knows if he's caught being rude or raging, it's game over for a long time. He is a polite guy in real life but I know net anonymity can tempt people into behaving in ways they normally wouldn't.
I usually say "hello,"goodbye" and "good run" in instances.
I tend to keep up lighthearted chat going so even when there are problems happening in instances, or in the guild everyone stays at a somewhat more level head.
And if I notice someone having problems I do what I can to help (even if I am no expert I give an educated guess)
I see plenty of nice people in WoW, excluding trade chat. Of course, I've learned to ignore the conversation in trade chat, so whatever.
I might occasionally run into a jerk in a random, but they're easy to ignore.
I'm also joined a nice, friendly guild. So meh.
85 Tauren Druid
Bad manners are rampant now in WoW. I believe it's attributed to the the frustration felt among players with the Cata rollout. Players are frustrated with heroics, frustrated with raid progress, frustrated with toon nerfs, etc. The environment has changed quite a bit since December 7th if you think about it.
I don't think that Blizz has been listening to it's customer base. They are losing customers, one player at a time.
And just as Rift has been released...