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Was doing the lunar new year race for the daily, some other player doing it "beat me" (Wasn't the actual race competition, never interreacted with this person before in my life) proceeds to whisper me, and then block me before I even got a chance to respond. Why are people like this?

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  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don’t wonder why people do things like that.

    I also don’t know why people like to name and shame on a forum.

    Or why people let others get so far under their skin that they need to complain about it on a forum.

    But that’s really mild compared to the whispers in WvW lol.

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2021

    is probably a child, 12yo or less.
    in a Pve event is very very extremy rare salty because of a race, ...., well u are the unluck guy whos thunder hit 2x.

    main pvp: Khel the Undead(power reaper).

  • @Strider Pj.2193 said:
    I don’t wonder why people do things like that.

    I also don’t know why people like to name and shame on a forum.

    Or why people let others get so far under their skin that they need to complain about it on a forum.

    But that’s really mild compared to the whispers in WvW lol.

    I wasnt complaining, I was just curious

  • Yggranya.5201Yggranya.5201 Member ✭✭✭

    Well, i tried whispering a few obvious bots in an attemt to see if any of them would respond. Mostly there was nothing, but a few times, for those with 5-10 bots following their character on their main account (usually a mesmer for portals) doing metas, they were probably watching netflix/youtube while "playing", so they did answer with the usual empty rhetorics. And no, don't bother with the usual "you don't know if they're bots" or if you feel called out by this, then please explain how a single person uses 10 accounts at the same time without using programs outside GW2. Educational, to say the least. I'm sure they felt bad on being contacted, which i admit was almost the entire purpose, but since they are still doing what they are doing, it's not like it matters. Would have been funny to get banned for that though, but i guess i avoided that with less than explicit questions.

    What does this have to do with the OPs question? Nothing, just seemed like a close enough thread to put this in.

    But still, you can't know what goes through other peoples heads, so why someone would do what you said is beyond us all, especially since they blocked you so you couldn't even ask for a reason. You should shrug and move on. I guess if reporting them makes you feel better, you could try that, but know that it's pointless.

  • Jwake.7013Jwake.7013 Member ✭✭✭

    When you have interactions like that, just assume as ugrakarma said they are 12 or younger. Most of the time it's true and if they are an actual adult... well, their age may have gone up but they certainly haven't matured any for sure.

    Heck I once got blocked after someome complaining in map chat that it was saying how it was taking forever to get enough gold for the griffon and they didn't have a lot of time during the week to play. So I sent them a mail with a fair bit of gold and then like a week later went to mail them just to ask if they had gotten it yet, and I was blocked. Actually sent them a mail from another account in case it really was an accident, they never replied.

    "Freedom is something that you need to actively acquire. It's not something that's given with no strings attached. To be free means to take responsibility, and to prepare yourself for what's to come." ~Charles Beams~

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:
    I don’t wonder why people do things like that.

    I also don’t know why people like to name and shame on a forum.

    Or why people let others get so far under their skin that they need to complain about it on a forum.

    But that’s really mild compared to the whispers in WvW lol.

    1. I'm scientifically interested.
    2. There have been no named actually named on the OP. The act is being condemned, not a specific person.
    3. I for one wants this sort of behavior to be publically condemned.
    4. Things have gotten worse in there, huh? It has been... 6 years or so since I PvP'd in WvW, and I didn't get a lot of these.
  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2021

    @Oxstar.7643 said:

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:
    I don’t wonder why people do things like that.

    I also don’t know why people like to name and shame on a forum.

    Or why people let others get so far under their skin that they need to complain about it on a forum.

    But that’s really mild compared to the whispers in WvW lol.

    1. I'm scientifically interested.

    Sure.

    1. There have been no named actually named on the OP. The act is being condemned, not a specific person.

    The OP image contains their name in chat

    1. I for one wants this sort of behavior to be publically condemned.

    Sure. You want to name and shame

    1. Things have gotten worse in there, huh? It has been... 6 years or so since I PvP'd in WvW, and I didn't get a lot of these.

    No. It’s always been like this. And if you take things personally, maybe this mode isn’t for you.

    So you understand the only way that person can message you in a WvW mode?

    They HAVE to block you to get your account name to be able to whisper you. Of course what’s funny is they either don’t realize or don’t care that you can’t message back.

    It’s a game. Played by people between 13 (supposedly) and 65+. You’re going to get ALL kinds of behavior on this. Report, block and move on.

    You’re not special. 🙂

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  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Decinomicon.4619 said:

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:
    I don’t wonder why people do things like that.

    I also don’t know why people like to name and shame on a forum.

    Or why people let others get so far under their skin that they need to complain about it on a forum.

    But that’s really mild compared to the whispers in WvW lol.

    I wasnt complaining, I was just curious

    Fair enough. But you have also included their name (chat window) in the image. Via forum rules that is considered naming and shaming.

    As far as why you were blocked, they have to block you in a WvW mode in order to get your name to be able to whisper. Most are too childish to realize they still have you blocked to get a response.

    And again, like all of the internet you have people on here that get a thrill from getting a response. Like they got from you as you went to the forum and posted it. Some people take joy from that, post screenshots of reactions in personal discord’s etc.

    Me? I screenshot the messages like you did, and our guild enjoys a laugh about them. It’s kind of fun and therapeutic.

    Yet, if it truly offends, and some can be truly offensive, block, report and send a screenshot in a mail to the exploits mail. If seen bans for particularly offense players.

    But don’t give them the satisfaction of thinking they got under your skin.

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  • Jwake.7013Jwake.7013 Member ✭✭✭

    You seem pretty dead set on not wanting people to discuss this, maybe this isn't the thread for you? Also haven't actually seen anyone name drop so not sure what you mean 'name and shame.'

    "Freedom is something that you need to actively acquire. It's not something that's given with no strings attached. To be free means to take responsibility, and to prepare yourself for what's to come." ~Charles Beams~

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jwake.7013 said:

    You seem pretty dead set on not wanting people to discuss this, maybe this isn't the thread for you? Also haven't actually seen anyone name drop so not sure what you mean 'name and shame.'

    Have you looked at the OP’s image? Maybe not?

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Jwake.7013Jwake.7013 Member ✭✭✭

    Very weird, never saw/seen and image or link of any kind.

    "Freedom is something that you need to actively acquire. It's not something that's given with no strings attached. To be free means to take responsibility, and to prepare yourself for what's to come." ~Charles Beams~

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jwake.7013 said:

    Very weird, never saw/seen and image or link of any kind.

    It’s been removed. I believe the OP realized from my first post.

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Jwake.7013Jwake.7013 Member ✭✭✭

    ok, so there's no issues then I assume.

    "Freedom is something that you need to actively acquire. It's not something that's given with no strings attached. To be free means to take responsibility, and to prepare yourself for what's to come." ~Charles Beams~

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jwake.7013 said:

    ok, so there's no issues then I assume.

    At this point nope. 🙂

    Thank You for the {MEME}

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @Jwake.7013 said:

    Very weird, never saw/seen and image or link of any kind.

    It’s been removed. I believe the OP realized from my first post.

    How was it removed OP dident edit their post at all.

    If a mod removed it the whole thread would have been deleted.

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    Hmmm, very good question actually.

  • @Linken.6345 said:

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @Jwake.7013 said:

    Very weird, never saw/seen and image or link of any kind.

    It’s been removed. I believe the OP realized from my first post.

    How was it removed OP dident edit their post at all.

    If a mod removed it the whole thread would have been deleted.

    Not necessarily; the OP was one post, the offending screenshot was another (second) post.

  • Ego and insecurity.

  • Unfortunately OP your experience isn't an isolated one. My therapist once said many troubled people find solace in video games; a place they can express their frustrations with impunity. Someone who is tired of feeling like a loser in life may take that out on a random person online - in a game - anywhere they are relatively anonymous.
    People are saying it's likely a 12 year old, but it can just as likely be someone in their 30's - or older - someone perhaps experiencing some failing in life.

    I am disappointed that this was your experience rather than something more pleasant, like being the recipient of a random act of kindness or compliment : that was the kind of thing the Guild Wars 2 community is usually known for.