A bad taste in my mouth... There's been a real changing of the guard in Diablo recently. Many of the people I know have gone, and it seems that those who have replaced them are of substantially lesser quality. Diablo has soured for me. The only thing I really enjoyed was a bit of PKK, or dueling. Recently, it's so hard to find a duel I've stooped to joining normal Baal runs with my L34 Druid and asking if anyone would like to duel. Yesterday I had an experience which topped it all off for me. I joined a baal run, asked politely if anyone would like to duel. A L26 Druid (account *silentstar - I think...) asked if I was one of those <expletive deleted> summoning druids who just sits in town. "Errr... no - I'll melee" says I. The druid comes, then begs off (no doubt scanning my gear with MH and realising I was set up for CB) - "I'll brb" they say. Comes back with a L66 zon. We duel, the zon running and spamming GAs... me chasing like blazes, chugging a juvie every now & then. After 3 goes, I beg off - stating that this is a pointless exercise - So the zon tells me I suck. Comes back with a L41 Druid, which I beat badly (no ear harvested due to chickenhack), comes back with a L48 Barb - again I win (and once again no ear harvested due to chickenhack). They are screaming obscenities now, and with a statement that they'll be right back, leave the game. So in enters their L88 sorceress. You've gotta be kidding me. And I have no pvp high levels, so... and this was a little bit of a risk... I went to get my IK barb - and got modem failure - quickly I disconnect and do all that crap to rejoin. He abuses me for getting a friend's barb - I tell him to look at the account names - still me! Now BullwinkleMoose has good life, and maxed res in all difficulties... very nice damage. BUT this barb was STRICTLY set up for PvM - am I being foolish? By now I'm really hoping to land a conc for over 1.5k pvp damage and getting this ear. We run at it, the sorc teleporting away and spamming fireballs, firewalls, meteors at me. Me never catching the sorc. He leaves, "I'm grabbing my friend's sorc!" (it's ok for you?) - returns and we go again. Same result. And once more. Same result. By now I'm bored, it's late, and due to the incessant string of obscenities that are being spewed forth: I'm really over this. I say: Well thanks for all this, but kid? You need to grow up." "I bet I'm older than you!" is the reply (this I doubt as I'm 36!)... "If that's the case, you need to act your age childman." - my response. "I'm 22. And I'm a girl." Ouch. "Then you need to clean out your potty mouth young lady." Further obscenities. I bail. Not the first time something like this has happened. Now, this person of ill-repute is somehow attached to the group that wear the 'eZ' tag at the beginning of their character names. I do not know if she's a part of them, or just friends... They do have some very good duelers in that group. I fought to a draw with eZ-Ownage on my previous druid A_Sheep. Other slightly higher levels have beaten me, some quite easily. The guy who played on eZ-Ownage was polite, and seemed quite a 'good guy'. But some of the others? Arrogance personified, and terribly bad mannered (nary a sentence out but for obscenities). And if the person I think is *silentstar is attached in anyway to this group, is an indication of the character of this group... well you have a stable of Augean proportions to clean up guys. Is this the state of bnet today? If so, not sure that I'll be on much. rant finished.