This post isn't so much about warcraft as it is a post about a blog about warcraft, this one. Over the course of the years I have had a lot of rude replies from people who had a different opinion than I did about some subject or another.
Some of them I would rather not repeat. Others were the simple "move out of the basement" insults that people often throw around to make themselves feel better about their own personal situations. Then there is the "you don't understand because you are an elitist" while in the same post I had someone else tell me "you don't understand because you are a scrub". How I can be both bad and good is interesting, but actually fits perfectly because I have always called myself the average player.
I've had a fair deal of disagreements over the years and usually they end up with a debate where I am too bullheaded to change my mind and the other person is just the same and we agree to disagree. Sometimes I have been wrong and admitted it, sometimes I was right and did not gloat. Either way, it is the conversation that always fueled my passion to respond to the people that post here. For better or worse, this is a tiny little community of its own here in grumpyland.
Bottom line is that anyone who disagrees with your opinion and does not want to exchange intelligent conversation about it is going to come up with some sort of way to make themselves feel better and usually that is done with an insult. Insults do not need to be true, they just need to be said in a way that the person intends for them to be hurtful to another. They throw those insults because for some odd reason me stating an opinion that differs from their own is taken as an insult to them and they feel the need to fire back because my post insulted them by disagreeing with their opinion.
As I am the "grumpy" elf I make it a habit of writing posts that play to my character, grumpy, and as such a lot of those topics end up pissing in someones cheerios. Like the topics with flying that had a lot of anger flowing in some replies. So people disagreeing with my opinion is not anything out of the ordinary.
But in all my years of writing this blog, and the many years before it writing other things online, never has anyone said something that actually make me laugh that I am sure was intended to insult me. I was told I need to take cooking classes because they disagreed with my opinion. Not exactly sure how "you should take a cooking class" is an insult, but it was funny.
Now please tell me I am not the only one that finds that to be funny?