So the other night, we had a run in with a social justice bully / overly sensitive fainting couch CHORF in one of the MMOs Aff / David and I play, Lineage II. There’s a level 99 quest that requires you to use global shout a certain number of times, and you only get 3 a day. So David, on his character Seda the elven healer, cracks jokes in the form of very obviously bad advice: “Constipated? Drink Draino! It’ll clear you right up!”
Someone replies to him in area shout, “That’s terrible advice and illegal to say!”
David, in the same spirit of cracking wise, goes “I’m Australian thus not subject to US laws, and cracking jokes is part of our culture, and if you’re offended by that, you’re a bigot.”
The stupid bint goes “That’s still horrible to say! Don’t you know that if you say things enough times, the person listening will come to believe it and actually do it?”
Aff blinks and goes “Hang on, so you mean if I say to you enough times that you’re supposed to drink draino, you’ll do it?”
Idiot: Yes, that’s called peer pressure.
Aff: If you listen to some random person give out bad advice as a joke in a game I think you have far more serious issues than listening to jokes in a game.
Idiot: You’re a healer! Healers are in a position of trust! People are going to listen to you! You’re the number one cause of suicide in the US!
Aff: I am? Really? …SWEET!!! (In party) Holy crap wtf is wrong with this bitch?
Seth & Me: … speechless at ‘position of trust
Gothpixie, who’s in our party, says in party chat: I guess that Lineage II is more popular than I thought.
Seth: Why do you say that?
Gothpixie: Because it means that lots of people play L2 for Aff to be the leading cause of suicide in the US.
we crack up
Idiot in area shout: OMG You’re a terrible person I’m going to report you I’m so traumatized by what you said you’re so going to be banned so that people will be safer from you!
THEN a game master suddenly pipes up in area shout and says “Actually no, because he’s not breaking any rules.”
…Seriously I get so much material for my comic, FML, I barely need to edit the dialogue.
Wow. Hope she doesn’t play SWTOR. General chat on most planets would kill her via… textually displayed trauma?
…okay, I think I need to get some sleep if I’m going to start making up terms.
The problem with these people is that they are usually bipolar, and they are unusually energetic in their manic phase. So they can write -thousands- of letters and create a lobbying snowstorm all by themselves.
Hence the number of rules and regulations we now face. Its my understanding that Oz just passed a law against internet “trolling”, which could mean pretty much whatever a Crown prosecutor wanted it to mean. Mostly due to the above mentioned lunatic fringe. Composed of actual real lunatics.