The warriors are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. Their chosen protest: a veritable sea of gnome warriors on the Argent Dawn server, Friday night, 7 pm pacific, a million gnome march to immediately follow.
You go, gnome!
OF COURSE, there’s some tattletales alerting our Blizzard overlords because, just in case they could play during primetime on Friday, (assuming the login servers behave and the typical weekend lag isn’t overly crushing), they’d really like to play without worrying about trampled gnome guts on the bottom of their boots.
Can’t you just hear the Thursday meetings over at Castle Blizzard now? (They’re going to do what? And why is that again? People actually do this? Is it too late to refund everyone’s money, I can’t take much more of this.)
I love a good protest: it’s the kind of roleplaying that almost anyone can pull off … angry. There’s also the very entertaining sideshow that a good protest leaves in its wake … the spin, the bannings, the spin on the bannings, the protest against the bannings, the spin on the protest against the bannings, ad infinitum.
I also enjoy the Argent Dawn residents running around in a panic like a fucking hurricane is on the way or something. OH NOES, we might not be able to play Friday. Head to higher ground! Save us, Blizzard, for the love of all that is holy, save us.
Which makes me appear insensitive, but ffs, I’m closing in on 60 and I’d welcome a pleasant diversion from griffing all over the damn planet for 5k eeps a pop and MAYBE 75 silver for my troubles. Believe me when I say, “Mayhem is entertaining.”
And that is why I will be on Argent Dawn watching the festivities from the safety of a dwarf character (fcs, I don’t want to get banned, too). I’ll probably have a few strong refreshments, just for the sake of the roleplay, of course.
Would be funny as hell if GM characters arrive to calm the masses, maybe equipped in riot gear, too. (If we’re talking about hundreds of gnomes, riot gear should consist of gardening equipment like weed wackers and hoes.)
They have a dream. If I’m reading their demands correctly, they dream of a game where they’re not forced to the back of the virtual bus with the warlocks.
That doesn’t seem too much to ask.