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I am an American Badass Elitist

Posted in MMORPG with tags on September 23, 2009 by theerivs

kid20rockIt doesn’t matter what game I play.  I have a confession to make. I am an Elitist. People consider it an insult. Not me. When someone calls me an Elitist, usually followed by other choice words, I puff my chest out with pride.

Why do I call myself that. Is it because I have all purply pixels, or I have DPS through the roof. Is it because I am better than you. No. There are TONS of players better than me.  

Why do I consider myself an Elitist?

1. I do my best, Like Yoda says there is no try. I give 110%

2. Even though I make mistakes, I try to learn from them. First time I died in a fire…I got out of the Fire. I learned that first Raid oh, 4ish years ago roughly.

3. My toon may not have the best gear, the best gems, or the best enchants.  Skill > Gear  any day of the week.

4. What is skill? Well this is a game of knowing your job, and when to do it. It’s about Timing. Know your cooldowns, your abilities, and how not to die. How to make it easier for your team.

5. I follow directions- To be a part of the team sometimes you have to be a good follower.  

6. Not afraid to work – I love being on first boss kills, and working out the strategy of a boss. My favorite question to myself is “How can I do something different to help bring down this boss?”

7. I know my role- If it’s tank it’s to keep the mobs on me. If it’s to heal, it’s to keep people alive, and if it’s dps….shit better be dead quickly.

8. I am always trying to learn, about my class. Forums, Tips from other players, Guildies. I am always open to advice, and try new things. In WoW did someone told me to stack Haste, nope I just did it, and it worked out awesome for me.

Do I act like a jerk to everyone? No. Do I act like a snob when I meet you? Never  Will I treat you with respect? Yes, until you don’t respect me.  I will go into convulsions of rage, and pure assholeness if you don’t do your job, and I’m doing my best to do mine. Listen we all started out as noobs, but everything I got I worked at, even if I had to beg, borrow, or steal….if I can do it, you can too.

For the Guilds I am in, they are all Elitists like me, and know their game, or I am not in that guild for long. In a PUG, I will not group with you if your gear shows no effort, I will leave the group if you’re a tank and you cant hold aggro, or your a healer failing to keep people alive all the time. I will look my nose down at you if you beg for something from me, when you can do it yourself with a little effort.

So call me an Elitist, and go ahead call me  Cocky…To quote Kid Rock, “People call me Cocky, but it ain’t bragging if you can back it up!”