On Sunday 25 Nov, I opted to partake in the adventure that is the Tillers dailies. What I witnessed both shocked and appalled me. After seeing what transpired, I decided to run as many of my 90s as possible through the area to gauge attitudes based on faction and class. I got through 11 toons before I chose to just float there and watch. The attitude of players has degenerates so far as to bring me to admit shame for the humanity that populates this server. Gross misconduct and greed was rampant. Sure you can pull ten mobs to try to get a quest done faster, but when there are dozens of people attempting to do these quests, there is no reason to do such except out of greed or spite. It is call courtesy. And apparently Thorn Horde has lost what it once had in abundance. I point at my Horde brothers and sisters because it was disgusting how the majority of them conducted themselves. I will not name names, but I will detail some of the actions. Especially given the 102 players I ended up tagging for sever misconduct/harassment. I will call out the six members of the guild “Respect”. Oh the irony. The intentional harassment and willful maliciousness toward other players trying to quest. Some of these players stayed as long as 30 minutes killing any mobs other players would attempt to attack. Only one Alliance player was witnessed acting in a similar manner. Some DK with so many special characters in the name I thought I was drunk when I tried reading it.
This turn-about is unacceptable. I have come to expect this type of behavior from Alliance side, but never from Horde. I do not mean to be overly harsh to my Alliance brothers and sisters, there are many great and respectful players over there, but my experience even playing on Alliance side has been somewhat less than pleasant over the years. Yes, I pin the acts on the individual, but as with today’s Horde, maliciousness seems to be the norm and given the number of Horde players conducting themselves in such a manner now and Alliance in the past, I will point to the Horde and Alliance as a whole.
Thorn has never been and never will be the most cutting edge of places, but it has been my home since it went live. I’d like to keep it the respectful place it has typically been. To that end I will do what I have always done, accept this time I am telling you very clearly and directly what I am doing in the hope that you will get control of your actions or the actions of your friends/guildmates. Each seriously offending player has been tagged. Every toon you log on will be tagged as well. Every purchase you make, every instance you enter, is being logged. Every offense you make will be reported, even the slightest ones. I will do to you what I have done to 817 other players during the last 8 years. I will spam the GMs with so many reports about your misconduct that they will be forced to take action against you. You can join the nearly 2000 toons I have gotten banned. It’s good to be retired.
As a side note, I have toons in eight of the top 20 guilds on this server. I know about or know of nearly every player I tagged yesterday. Heck, seven of them I’ve been on VOIP with recently. None of them are on my F-list, but the point is that I know where most of you hang all of your cloaks.
Like it or not, your actions and attitude in game are a reflection of whom you are as a person. You wish to be considered a d-bag, then so be it, that is after all your choice, but you will accept responsibility for your actions. Your freedom to swing your arms ends where my nose begins.
So I say again, for the first time, I am genuinely ashamed to be part of Thorn Horde.
I would like to tip my hat to Gelinda and SkyFu. Both of you showed an exceptional level honor and respect to those playing around you. Shining lights in what was a very miserable day for this server. There were several others, but unfortunately I was in the middle of tagging other players so I did not catch the names.