I'm back from my trip and I'm treating you to this photo I took of Chuck Norris whom I met during my travels.
This encounter got me thinking about the sad state the trade channel is in these days. Well, trade chat has always attracted its fair share of scum and villainy - if I may poach this partial quote from somewhere else - but for some time now it seems to me that it has sunk to new lows.
I'm talking, of course, about the endless "anal" discussions. It wasn't so long ago that lame Chuck Norris jokes were a staple of the trade channel chitchat but these have, by and large, being replaced by endless and idiotic "anal" references.
Now, I'm sorry if some of you happen to participate in these discussions but my opinion of these people is very low, to say the least. I can't possible imagine what would compel someone to spout this garbage on a channel that's intended for trading. Well, I'm being naive when I'm hoping that people will stop spewing crap on a faction-wide channel, I'll give you that. Still, I don't see any rational reason to propagate such ridiculous discussions.
I don't wanna get frustrated so soon after my vacation so I will end my rant with this: to my mind, those who engage in "anal" talk either have the mind of a 5-year old who has just discovered the meaning of the word "anal" or are expressing a subconscious wish to engage in anal sex. Either way, it must have been "fun" the first time some idiot discovered that associating the word "anal" with WoW talents, skills, items, achievements, etc has the potential to produce some "interesting" combinations, but old jokes get old fast and I've had it to the gills with this new trend, especially when I'm trying to use the trade chat for, you know, actually trading stuff.
Former WoW player, current Diablo 3 fanatic, I love the finer things in life such as PC games, beer and computers. While playing a good game is a spiritual experience, blogging about it is almost equally rewarding.