I was writing a post about something else when it occurred to me that sometimes something might bother me in game that is not really a bad thing over all. It is just a personal pet peeve. Something that bothers me only.
So that post went to draft stage where it will sit with 100s of other posts that were finished but never made it to the published phase because this seems more interesting to me at the moment. Pet peeves in game. Things that bug you but might not bug others.
A pet peeve could be something that either rationally or irrationally bothers you. There does not even need to be a reason behind it. Just something that gets on your nerves.
What are your biggest pet peeves in game? Maybe we share some or maybe our pet peeves are just personal things that annoy us only.
Pet Peeve # 1 - Long winded announcements
We have this shaman in guild that loves to go into long details every time they drop mana tide even if I have told them multiple times to just say "mana tide down".
Example: "I dropped mana tide in the left back of the room as if you were facing the bosses. It is kind of close to that one purple tile that is darker than the others. It will give the healers mana if they stand close to it at a rate of blah blah blah".
Seriously? Is all that needed? It bugs the crap out of me. Not sure why, just one of my pet peeves.
Pet Peeve # 2 - Interrupting my pattern
When I am farming something, mobs, rep, whatever, I have a pattern to it. Usually if no one else is in the area it works perfectly. I will make a path and have it work perfectly that when I reach the end the start has began to respawn. Whatever I do I make paths for, a pattern if you will, and it annoys the hell out of me when someone comes along and messes with my pattern.
I know it is no big deal but I see someone fighting a mob in front of me that I was going to get to in a minute means that I will now not have that to kill and when I reach the end the new ones will not have popped up yet so I have to wait for them. It screwed up all my timing. And that mobs will now respawn differently and might mess up the next pass also.
It is a selfish pet peeve because I wanted the entire route I made all for myself, but it is a pet peeve of mine none the less.
Pet Peeve # 3 - Making me wait
Many times I will offer to have someone tag along with me when I do something like kara so if the mount drops they can have it. I already have it and I figure if I am going to do it anyway might as well have someone that needs the mount get a chance at having it.
So I will announce in guild that I am going into kara in 5, if anyone wants to come for the mount, meet me there. I figure I announce when I am on my way there so they have time to get there as well. There is always someone that says, sure I will tag along and then keeps asking me to wait. Let me do this daily first, finish this pet battle first, get over there being my hearth is on cooldown and it will take a while.
If you are not capable of being there in 5, why did you say you wanted to come with me when I was starting it in 5?
I would never expect someone to wait for me and I would surely not ask them too. If someone is doing something and I know it will take me a while to get there I will say, I will be capable of going in 15 minutes but if you want to go before than it is okay. But I would never expect them to wait 15 minutes for me. It is a big pet peeve of mine when people just expect you to wait.
Pet Peeve # 4 - Auction house jerks
Maybe it is just me but you know what my biggest pet peeve about the auction house is? When you get that one jerk that lists 2000 of an item 1 at a time. Like frostweave cloth. He will list 2000 single cloth for 3 gold each. So if I want to sell, I am now forced to sell one each to have it show first, or hope that someone is willing to page thought 50 pages before they get to my listing.
Why is this even necessary? I know there has to be some reason that these people do that but I just do not get it. It is nothing but annoying. It makes me which I could run up to them in game and punt them, even if they are not a gnome. It is a huge pet peeve of mine.
Pet Peeve # 5 - Undercutters
Another auction house pet peeve. I do not mind under cutters, that is how we all play. But the super cutters are the ones that are my pet peeve. You know the type I am talking about. There is a stack of jade lungfish going for 600, a few going for 599 and a couple more going at 595 and then dimwit jerkwad comes and lists them for 200 a stack and then wacko mcbraindead comes and lists stacks for 50. Suddenly you have a vibrant market where you were selling stacks for 600 gold by the fist full to 100s of listings sitting there between 50-200 each.
Why? No really, why? If I could sell 4-5 stacks at day at 600 even with someone occasionally uncutting me at 599 or 595, why would you drop the price to 200, and then to 50? Do you want to lose money?
If someone is willing to pay you 600 why only sell it for 200? Perhaps that is why this is a huge pet peeve of mine, because I just do not understand it. Undercutting does not bother me at all but undercutting from 600 all the way to 50 makes absolutely no sense. Even more so when it is not just one person looking to get rid of a stack they had sitting around fast, which I would understand, it was someone that listed 20 or 30 stacks at that price. A huge pet peeve of mine.
Pet Peeve # 6 - Flight Paths
There have been great advancements in "Air Azeroth" but they still have never gotten over their obsession with sending you on a world tour each time you take a flight path. Nothing bothers me more within the small game mechanics department than the paths that flight paths take us on.
Even going to the new island the other day I went to the closest flight point which in was in the jinyu village for allaince. Effectively it is directly across from the island. I could hop on and fly right across right? Nope, apparently "Air Azeroth" wanted to take me on a view of the jade forest all the way up to dawns blossom instead of just going directly from the village over.
As pet peeves go for the minor things in game, this is my biggest pet peeve. Direct flights from point a to point b would be really nice blizzard. No need for the scenic view. I guess that is why I always fly everywhere manually unless I know I am getting up from the keyboard for an extended time.
Pet Peeve # 7 - Emote macro people
We all have some fun marcos. I've seen DKs with their mortal combat "get over here" death grips and of course I had my "its just a jump to the left" time warp macro since mages first got it. Those things are fine. But one of my pet peeves are people that have emote macros on all their abilities.
I was once in a battle ground where this one guy had /spit macroed on every ability he had. Come on, is that really necessary. Sure jerks do seem to gravitate to PvP because it actively reenforces bad behavior but putting spit on every ability is just going to far and move someone from the jerk category to full on asshole category.
I had a warrior tank that had a different emote on all his abilities and when tanking the dungeon it was like he was yapping all the time when he was just yelling out with every ability he had. Had a tank on horde side that had "for the horde" macored into everything.
Maybe it is just me, but I find that annoying and that is why it makes my pet peeve list.
So what are some of the things that bother you? Rational or irrational. Vent about it. Share your biggest pet peeves.