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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,610
# 24
08-17-2012, 12:48 PM
In competition, people get nasty and unpleasant. On the internet, with the Online Disinhibition Effect / GIFT, people get nasty and unpleasant. Combine the two, and good lord. Whether trash-talking or condescension, the attitudes still come through loud and clear.

Speaking of older games with different models (someone mentioned EQ earlier), I remember playing Asheron's Call in the late 90s, where one of the servers was dedicated open-world PVP. There was some PVP in the normal servers (if you flagged yourself as such), but the really elitist bullies had their own space seperate from everyone else where they could azzhole to their hearts content. Really something to be said for the multiple-server model.