Biggest Bnet pet peeve?

Starseed

Diabloii.Net Member
Biggest Bnet pet peeve?

No realm rhyme or reason here, just thinking about randomness after a quick game.

Well, I think most players with a brain share a common annoyance with certain aspects (spambots/grammar/certain types of players) but is there something that just.. well, maybe it just bothers you, maybe it can tick you off after a bad day, but is there something that, no matter what other trends may come and go, has vexed you since you started playing on the realms?

I think for me, it has to be looking in a channel (sometimes not bothering to /join silence) and seeing 'I NEED this' or 'I MUST HAVE that!'. I guess it's just the idea that it's a game. In essence they don't really 'need' anything. BotD isn't going to get you a raise at work. Enigma isn't going to pay for your college tuition.

I know I'm completely misconstruing the concept of the word need and of course, use it in that kind of way IRL. "Man, I need a soda bad." but just seeing it on Bnet, I dunno WHY, but it just irks the crap outta me. o_O
 

sculpen

Diabloii.Net Member
The single most annoying thing is when people dont put level restrictions on their low level dueling games. It inevitably leads to a room filled with super bugged level 90+ sorcs and barbs, well now, necros and palys. Then there is the level 8 assassin who takes everyones gold. Ah the joys of pubby dueling rooms... :yawn:
 

cOMMANDo

Diabloii.Net Member
i guess my biggest pet pieve is friends of mine, who just start playing, show up with enigmas, and sojs and all this elite stuff! so i ask whered u get, then they make up this story about mfing, then they traded this for that, bla bla bla...
then i hear from another friend that they bought all there crap on e bay, or in one case, some guy quiting the game gave it all to them(wich is cool..)
I guess i should say, I HATE it when people lie! omg, just tell the friggen truth! what a concept
 

toader

Banned
My pet peeve is most people under the age of say....17. Granted there are some exceptions, I know some of you kids aronud here are good guys....but for the most part, teenagers are just asshats.

They spam, they play dirty, they are selfish, they are greedy, and they never shut up....its just like the way they are in real life I suppose, but the anonomity of the internet makes it alot worse. And they are the ones that use the word "noob"....which absolutly makes NO sense as an insult.

My common response to "noob" is: "why yes, I just started playing the game yesterday and I have aquired all this equipment and now I have killed you in a duel....pretty impressive for a new player huh?"
 

skihard

Banned
My biggest pet peeve is that I fail to understand why everything has a homosexual nature to it these days.

Now let me explain….

Person A: this is G**
Person B: what is?
Person A: this game is G**
Person B: why?
Person A: because it is a TeleBaal game and no one is joining…that’s G**
Person C: yeah this is G**
“Person C: has left the game Daiblo’s minions weakenâ€
Person A: this is G**
“Person A: has left the game Daiblo’s minions weakenâ€

This can also be done by substituting “Your Equipment†for “this Gameâ€

Anyway why is it so hard to say “well guess no one is joining†and move on to next game or to say nothing at all and move on to next game, or to not bash the equipment someone has especially when the character wearing it is level 25-30 or so and the basher is level 40 plus, don’t they know that most good stuff comes at later levels.

Anyway that is my pet peeve. Good or bad it’s mine.
 

Bdizzle

Diabloii.Net Member
I have many many pet peeves, but one that really ticks me off is when I'm trying to trade. Whenever I enter a game where people are trading, people come over and say "wug"....so of course I enter all my equipment into the trade screen while they sit there and watch! Hello! We are both trading here! I dont know, just seems kinda useless that I am forced to sit there and move 30 charms or something while they watch....guess they don't have anything to trade! Waste of time for me I guess.
 

Usufruct

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah, I'd have to agree with ski. My biggest pet peeve is the obsession with homosexuality. Occasionally I'll point out that somebody's style of play doesn't actually dictate anything about their sexual orientation... but usually I just get called a *** noob.
 

squigipapa

Diabloii.Net Member
the word "noob" is my pet peeve. Actually, not so much the word itself but how it is used. most of the time the person using it more of a noob than anything. The other night I'm in this game and this sorc joins, she's like mid 80's or so. and this is how the conversation went:

Sorc: you got anything good to trade noob?
Me: ya, I've got loads of good stuff, I'm playing right now though, so unless you have
something that interests me I'm just gonna keep playing.
(so I go back to town to get some potions & ID scrolls and she clicks on me to trade)
Sorc: wug?
Me: Like I said, you show first.
Sorc: alright noob.
(and she puts a few uniques up, skin of the v armor, mandral heal ring, and an occy, I diden't really want any of it, but i put up a couple of runewords I had on me. I put in a memory staff, delirium helm and a fury balrog blade.)
Sorc: So if you put thoes certian runes in thoes items it gives you all thoes extra stats?
Me: ya .. it's called a runeword.
Sorc: wow, that's awsome, I guess I could give you this occy for that staff....
Me: ya .. ok .. well thanks anyway, cya later.

And she called me a noob like 3 times .. I just left the game and joined another...
 

muteownz

Diabloii.Net Member
i agree with the post above. people calling others noob is just stupid. even if someone is new to the game who cares. no need to be a jerk about it. u were NEW too once. life you should get yes hmmm? :)
 

Insight

Diabloii.Net Member
the lousy game creation/ join interface. not enough info most times. also the way the channels are set now is rather lame, they may as well have given up and made a cow channel and a baal channel, hell even channels based on act number would be helpful. the class specific areas/trade areas are dead.
 

raffster

Diabloii.Net Member
Mine happened in this hell Baal run last week where unfortunately (for me) my hammerdin was the only character able to cause reasonable damage (meaning the other players couldn't kill jack, unfortunately). So anyway right before Baal spawned Listler and company, I went back to town and told the group: "afk 5 seconds have to kiss the wife good night." As soon as I returned in exactly 5 seconds, Listler has already killed one of the barbs who was just leeching from the start. I'll just call him "Barb X"

Barb X: "LOL! Kiss the wife goodnight, how old are you?"
Me: 32
Barb X: Loser
Me: (Just went back through the tp I left to finish off the remaining minions) Why I am I loser?
Barb X: Because you're 32 and you're still playing Diablo.
Me: (game is done some people stay, some people left) Adults can't play video games?
Barb X: Loser
Me: There are many adults on bnet -- do you know that?
Barb X: Loser
Me: I don't understand why you're calling me a loser? Can you explain? How old are you?
Barb X: I'm 15 so I can play video games. You're old and you're playing Diablo. You probably don't have a life and don't have a job.
Me: It's the weekend. I work 9-5 Weekdays and chill out on the weekends. Video games have been my past time since I was your age.
Barb X: LOL LOSER You never grew up then.
Another character jumps in: I'm 30 ...
Barb X: LOL ANOTHER LOSER! (other character leaves game)
Me: (trying to hold my cool and break the ice) Can I see what you use?
Barb X: (initiates a trade and I click OK and shows me his stuff -- mostly decent uniques / sets for a barb) What do you use?
Me: (I show him the best of the best -- BOTD ZERK AXE, ENIGMA DUSK,...) My gear
Barb X: LOSER AND NOOB! Only NOOBs use that equipment
Me: Not really.
Barb X: (Disengages trade screen) You should stop playing Diablo and hump your wife. Maybe you're limp and you need viagra to get it up.
Me: (leave game)

For the rest of the night I couldn't believe what I just had gotten into. A psychological war with a kid 17 years younger than myself who I allowed to step all over me. I just didn't feel the need to say anything to prove anything. I thought that I could try to understand where he was coming from but he is obviously a very disturbed individual.

It has taught me a painsticking lesson after these few years I've been playing with Diablo: NEVER ENGAGE IN A PSYCHE WAR WITH NON-ADULTS IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PLAY THEIR GAME. Sometimes I wish I had lashed out with that kid but deep inside I know I did the right thing ... even though he successfully pushed the right buttons to dent my ego.
 

cOMMANDo

Diabloii.Net Member
raffster said:
Mine happened in this hell Baal run last week where unfortunately (for me) my hammerdin was the only character able to cause reasonable damage (meaning the other players couldn't kill jack, unfortunately). So anyway right before Baal spawned Listler and company, I went back to town and told the group: "afk 5 seconds have to kiss the wife good night." As soon as I returned in exactly 5 seconds, Listler has already killed one of the barbs who was just leeching from the start. I'll just call him "Barb X"

Barb X: "LOL! Kiss the wife goodnight, how old are you?"
Me: 32
Barb X: Loser
Me: (Just went back through the tp I left to finish off the remaining minions) Why I am I loser?
Barb X: Because you're 32 and you're still playing Diablo.
Me: (game is done some people stay, some people left) Adults can't play video games?
Barb X: Loser
Me: There are many adults on bnet -- do you know that?
Barb X: Loser
Me: I don't understand why you're calling me a loser? Can you explain? How old are you?
Barb X: I'm 15 so I can play video games. You're old and you're playing Diablo. You probably don't have a life and don't have a job.
Me: It's the weekend. I work 9-5 Weekdays and chill out on the weekends. Video games have been my past time since I was your age.
Barb X: LOL LOSER You never grew up then.
Another character jumps in: I'm 30 ...
Barb X: LOL ANOTHER LOSER! (other character leaves game)
Me: (trying to hold my cool and break the ice) Can I see what you use?
Barb X: (initiates a trade and I click OK and shows me his stuff -- mostly decent uniques / sets for a barb) What do you use?
Me: (I show him the best of the best -- BOTD ZERK AXE, ENIGMA DUSK,...) My gear
Barb X: LOSER AND NOOB! Only NOOBs use that equipment
Me: Not really.
Barb X: (Disengages trade screen) You should stop playing Diablo and hump your wife. Maybe you're limp and you need viagra to get it up.
Me: (leave game)

For the rest of the night I couldn't believe what I just had gotten into. A psychological war with a kid 17 years younger than myself who I allowed to step all over me. I just didn't feel the need to say anything to prove anything. I thought that I could try to understand where he was coming from but he is obviously a very disturbed individual.

It has taught me a painsticking lesson after these few years I've been playing with Diablo: NEVER ENGAGE IN A PSYCHE WAR WITH NON-ADULTS IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PLAY THEIR GAME. Sometimes I wish I had lashed out with that kid but deep inside I know I did the right thing ... even though he successfully pushed the right buttons to dent my ego.

you did the right thing, i've had smilar things happen, and i'm only 23.. not that your old or anything. but yeah, don't stoop to their lvl, they are young and dumb and most of all *&%*(&(*&(ing little b*stards.
although i have met some cool younger kids, who think that its cool that i'm an 'old guy' still playing, but it seems the majority are dishonest little SOBs who are stealing their parents credit card to buy enigmas and botds off of ebay, and who will do anything to con or steal your stuff. one reason why i have no sympathy when they say "help me, i just got hacked" its their own d*mn fault
 

raffster

Diabloii.Net Member
cOMMANDo said:
you did the right thing, i've had smilar things happen, and i'm only 23.. not that your old or anything. but yeah, don't stoop to their lvl, they are young and dumb and most of all *&%*(&(*&(ing little b*stards.
although i have met some cool younger kids, who think that its cool that i'm an 'old guy' still playing, but it seems the majority are dishonest little SOBs who are stealing their parents credit card to buy enigmas and botds off of ebay, and who will do anything to con or steal your stuff. one reason why i have no sympathy when they say "help me, i just got hacked" its their own d*mn fault
Thanks for your kind words, commando, I feel much better now. I have a lot of nice kids on my "f list" and we get a long pretty well. It's really those like "Barb X" in my post that can become really annoying. I guess you're right. It was good I didn't deign to his level. That wouldn't have made me any better than him.
 

Bdizzle

Diabloii.Net Member
raffster: My mother has this small framed quote that always makes me laugh...."I refuse to do to a battle of wits with an unarmed person". Which pretty much says it right there. I refuse to even talk to players who make fun of others and cheat and lie. I myself am 24, have a great job and many friends. But like you said, I like to just chill out on the weekends or late at night....there's nothing wrong with that at all! Someone had to make these games right? It sure wasnt a bunch of 15 yr olds!

To elaborate on another peeve that I have is this whole deal with 290s. I just dont understand why everyone wants 290s. I cant get a fricken jah rune to save my life....I have many elite uniques but if it isnt a 290 then people just wont trade. Sorry this could be related to the trade forum, but it is also a peeve of mine because it really pushes me away from trading....cause like you guys said, I'm considered a newb if I offer anything besides a stupid 290.
Later...
 

Ifrit18

Banned
Boner-Necro was slain by D-cup

D-cup: lol owned. Noob.

Do you say owned and noob in real life? I hope not! :fish:
 

squigipapa

Diabloii.Net Member
Raffster, I know what you mean, I've had thoes encounters many times. I'm 28, have a wife 2 kids, great job and I love to play D2! I have nothing against teenagers per say, I mean one of my best "bnet friends" that I've been playing with for like a year is 17, he's very mature, not greedy and great to play with. I mean when we kill something and a unique or set item drops neither of us grab it. We kinda just stand around and say .. so do you want it? most of the time we just decide who gets stuff based on who created the game, but even if I did and something drops that he would like I just say "go ahead" .. It's very rare to find other people to play with on bnet like that.
But anyway Raffster, you did the right thing, I think you're much more patient than I am, I would have just left the game right away. If you're ever looking for someone to play with on b-net, just pm me here and we'll hook up for a game, that is if you're on useast non-ladder :) .. I always like finding people my own age to play with but like I said there are some really cool, mature and kind teenagers out there as well, so I would never discount anyone based solely on their age. :)
 
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