While I’m sure that you have it all together and project the infallible air of someone who strides with the greatest of purpose, there’s no way that you — or I — can be perfectly suave 100% of the time. There are those moments when we become utter doofs and say or do the wrong thing. We join the great Guild of the Horse’s Patootie, where the only requirement is that you feel like an idiot as you bask in the shame of your mistake.
This happens to me every so often in MMOs, usually in group situations where everyone else knows exactly what to do and I’m too bashful to ask for clarification. Suddenly, everyone’s shouting “WHO TOUCHED THE BLACK ORBS OF DOOM AND RELEASED THE KILLER FERRETS?” in the middle of a boss fight while I’m whistling in frantic innocence and trying to blend into the wave of fur and sharp, needle-like teeth.
When have you felt like this in an MMO?