I was in an LFR yesterday and someone that has purchased the new blizzard helm apparently earned the anger of the gaming community and out of nowhere a pop up came up to kick them. A few people said in raid to kick the tard with the blizzard hat and then raid chat went into a rant against blizzard. So when the pop up came the person was gone instantly.
I never even had the chance to consider if I would kick the person. Everyone else there made the decision for me. The person with the helm was gone so fast my head was spinning just thinking about it.
This morning I logged on to see that this is becoming a habit in the LFR. On the UK forums there is a thread about someone getting kicked for wearing it and other people making posts about being kicked or abused because of wearing it.
I am kind of torn on this type of action. If you read here you know my stand on it and that I believe that 15 dollars is more than a little too high for such an item and that anywhere from 1-5 dollars would have been more reasonable. But to kick someone from random content over it. That is going a bit to far. That is worse than blizzard over pricing a helm if you ask me.
I never got the chance to make my vote, so to speak. I never got the chance to say, yes kick the person that wasted their own money or no, it does not effect me in any way so lets just slay some internet dragons.
I do believe that I would have said no. Actually believe is the wrong word. I absolutely would not have kicked someone for wearing the helm. It was their money and they wasted it (in my opinion) because they wanted to waste it. Maybe to them it is not as waste. Just like someone can say to me that buying a mount was a waste of my money. I don't think so. We all have our own opinions and there is nothing wrong with that and as such I would never in a million years kick someone for buying the helm.
I might not agree with them buying it and I would rather they did not. I do believe that if no one bought it then they would lower the prices to a more reasonable number. Perhaps these people that are doing the kicks might actually be sending that same message without even knowing it. They are showing their displeasure of the pricing by kicking the people that purchased it.
I do wonder what their motivations are. Are they doing it to send a message to blizzard that they are going to protest the pricing my making the people that bought it pay the price through being kicked? Are they doing it because their are jealous that someone out there has more expendable cash than they do? Are they just trolling people that purchased it by kicking them by effectively making fun of them through kicking them?
No matter their motivations I have to say I am against the concept of kicking someone for buying something I do not like. I might not like it, I might think it is over priced and I might have very strong opinions about it being in the shop. However that does not mean I have the right to judge someone else for buying it. All I can do is say what I said in my other post about it. Stress to people that not buying it will send a stronger message to blizzard than kicking people who did buy it ever will.
Do you think it sends a message to blizzard when these people that bought the helm get kicked from the LFR and other group content?
Would you click yes or no when that pop up appears for you?
Gear. Again. Still.
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