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Monday, August 22, 2005

So World of Warcraft is having a bit of unexpected downtime this evening (it happens). I stroll on over to the official site forums to see if they've said anything. They haven't but it's pretty obvious - it isn't working at the moment.

Then I made the mistake of clicking on an entry (already 6 pages long) where people were griping about the downtime. By time I got through three pages of "We should slap a class-action lawsuit on them" and "this is my hard-earned money that's being wasted", I was livid.

Stupid, immature, whiny fucks - all of them. And I decided to let them know it. This pretty much sums up how I feel about people like that:

All of you whining children with your "hard earned money" and your "class action lawsuits" need to get a grip on reality.

"Oh, it's a *service* - we PAY for it to WORK." Perhaps in whatever world you live in every service you pay for and everything you buy works perfectly all of the time; lucky you. But here in the *real* world, things break, go wrong and don't always go quite like you'd like them to - whether you're paying for it or not.

Let me tell you something, from a professional i.t. tech, I *promise* you that the good folks at Blizzard are busting arse right now to get things back working smoothly; as they always do. I guarantee you they feel bad that all of you who have nothing better to do while your favorite game is down for a bit can't play; they know you pay dearly for this service and they are, I've no doubts, doing everything they can to get it working again for YOU, their loyal paying customer. So hush up and wait.

Or, no, go ahead and sue them, or cancel your account - it's so very mature and what you've displayed so far here speaks volumes of your maturity levels. Go play some other game (which, I promise, will have downtime as well!). Rant and rave some more on the forums b/c that does SO MUCH GOOD. Do whatever you have to do so that you feel better about the wrongs that have been wrought upon you poor, innocent, hard-working people. My heart is bleeding for each and every one of you.

And to those of you that whine you only have "certain times" you can play, and that happens to be NOW - during the "down time" - GET OVER IT. This is Life; in case someone hasn't told you yet, let me share the bad news with you - Life Is NOT Fair. I'm sorry; I know this must come as quite a shock to you. I'm sure this won't change the fact that every one of you now believes Blizzard owes you some type of compensation; an "I'm sorry" that, somehow, magically, works for everyone with an odd schedule and limited playing time. And if they don't, you'll threaten to quit or sue...I know how it goes. But, really, just...get over it - you're going to give yourself some serious high blood pressure freaking out over something so petty.

Yes, $15/month IS a petty thing to gripe about; especially considering the fact that THIS GAME WORKS **MORE OFTEN** THAN NOT! But of course, all you ever seem to notice, or speak up about are the times it *doesn't* and you, poor little you, are slightly inconvenienced (and if the game being down inconveniences you more than *slightly*, you should really get a life.)

It's a thankless job these guys do; not so much as a thank you or a pat on the back when things are working smoothly. Yet the minute something goes wrong you attack them like a pack of wild animals.

Regardless of what's happening or how long it will take, the bottom line is it WILL be fixed, you WILL be able to play again and all of you can go and find something else to whine about. Until such time as that happens, please, for the love of all things holy and sacred, *grow up*.

- shanna bared her soul & griped a bit @ 8:42 PM

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