There are pretty much trolls and Assholes anywhere that the Greater Internet Dickwad Theory is applicable. This can be on a forum, blog, and even in game. There is really no reason to just be a complete douchebag in game...ever. Afterall, this is something that you do for leisure (I would hope). If you do not have something contructive to say about something, keep your mouth shut.
This post come on the heals of a text message from my fiance yesterday. She decided that she was going to play some WSG to work towards her Black Battle Strider. While running around, someone made a generally rude comment in chat. "If you are under 75 GET OUT of this battleground. Some people here want to win and not just easy marks".
First thing is, how can you make a generalization on someone based on level. I could bring my level 70 Warlock in there and mob the floor with half of the battle ground in that bracket.
Second, if you don't want to play with lower level toons, the YOU GET OUT OF THE BATTLEGROUND AND LEVEL YOU FUCKING TOON. Get to 80 and you are home free. You can play with all of the people your level that you want.
I was very proud of her reply to the troll. Her response was "If you spent as much time playing as you do bitching about the game, maybe we would be winning." This whole incident happened when she was the only person healing the flag carrier in her group. She was greatly discouraged by this person's rudeness. It is one of the reasons that she only like to play with me. While playing on her own, she has run into far too many douchebags who think they are UBER leet.
I am not as well spoken when it comes to BG trolls. I was playing a bit later in the evening, working towards the Battlestrider when someone in BG chat says "Get out and go level an alt". Someone else replied "Who". Troll replies, "Anyone who is 72 or under".
Of course, my neatly thought out retort, so carefully planned, turned into "Eat a bowl of dick". Did not hear from the troll for the rest of the BG.
I think it is time to start fighting back the trolls. Report them for every little thing. The only thing that may make them think twice about being a twat is the possibility of getting their account banned. There is not reason that anyone should be alienating new players. If you want to be a dick, go play Darkfall.
Oh, and as you can see by the picture, we got the Black Battlestrider. WSG was the most painful as we went 4-18 to get those 30 marks. This morning, my fiance told me it was destiny that she get the black battlestrider due to the pointy ears matching her pointy ears.
Sorry if this is a bit ranty. Just sick of people being dicks when there is no fear of retribution from a RL punch in the face.