Azalion on 03/26/2012, 06:23 PM - view
Or merely upset?
I'll admit, this thread is somewhat aimed toward the internet in general, but the issue definitely seems to be highly concentrated on TERA, namely on PvP servers.
Ok, so I know that there have always been what we call "bads" on MMO's and well, lets face it, all online games. But on TERA specifically, mostly on the PvP servers, I have noticed a massive abundance of callous, angry trolls with a chip on their shoulder you can see coming for miles. If only I could count the number of times I heard the phrase in area chat "umadbrah" or "whymad" or "so mad so sad" and the list goes on and on and on.
What I am basically asking is, when did people get so angry and vindictive on the inside? Do people truly get off knowing that they are sucking the positive energy and vibes from someone? Is it because they were treated badly in their own lives and want to lash out on everyone because its "everyone else's fault"?
I realize they're operating under the guise that the one they're speaking with is actually the one who is allegedly angry, but we all know that this attitude is completely transparent. I'm wondering if this is a problem with society itself, TERA, the youngest gaming generation, or just an issue that comes up on the internet when you put a bunch of "bads" in one place.
I seriously doubt that one of these people would walk into a public establishment, knock the food out of a waiters hand and say "UMADBRAH". It is truly intriguing to see the way people act when they are safe behind a computer screen, I mean we are all aware of that. But honestly, like I said, it seems like this whole issue has been taken to a new level.
Or merely upset?