Be Careful Troll, I Think Your Heart Is Showing!

Posted October 2nd, 2010 by Miss Mediocre

I was in Stormwind this morning, scanning the auction house, when I noticed trade chat. I felt bad for a guy who was talking about some girl he liked, wondering what in the world he was thinking bringing up such a thing in troll-central. To my surprise, after a couple people made some rather mild tradechat jokes at his expense, those same people proceeded to give this poor guy relationship advice. The scariest thing was that these trade-chat-trolls (whose trolliness I have witnessed on a few occasions) were actually giving this guy genuine advice! Of course they were not saying what needed to be said as eloquently as I may have, but to my surprise the points they were attempting to get across to this poor fellow were more or less exactly what I was thinking while reading his situation.

This got me to wondering, why would people who I have seen run down players asking “noobish” questions in trade, console and give council to a player asking for relationship advice? I’d like to think it’s because relationship/boy/girl problems are something we can all relate to in some way or another, and though some people do get angry or upset when trolled in tradechat, it’s still very far from real life/real problem emotions. It was pleasant to see someone getting something from tradechat other than mild annoyance for a change, so I thought I would share.


2 Responses to “Be Careful Troll, I Think Your Heart Is Showing!”

  1. Rathay

    Wish I could get away from the annoyances in trade chat on my server. I think Firetree is Trollville. I never /join trade anymore. On top of all the trolling, all I see is “Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker!” or “Anal” spam and I end up reporting like 50 people for spam. Enough is enough, really.

  2. Miss Mediocre

    Lol yeah it can get pretty bad! I usually have trade off, but when I am auctioning stuff or scanning the AH and not chatting with anyone I tend to have it on to read and help pass the time, lol. Very VERY rarely someone will say something in trade that actually makes me laugh, but yes most of the time it is just lots of annoying!

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