So a few weeks back, I decided I was tired of flipping back and forth between my Lord of the Rings Online client and my notepad file where I jot down all the stuff I’m looking to buy. I googled to see what people are using in 2023, and instead I bumped into an official forum thread from 2013 with useful plugin links to neat in-game notepad plugins that still work! Yay!
But buried in that thread was a comment I was not expecting. Some LOTRO player was reaaaaaaally mad about requests for an in-game notepad 10 years ago; he basically went off on the poster, telling him that he should use a paper notepad and a pencil and not demand that coders design a plugin. In fact, he called it “perhaps the single laziest thing [he had] ever read on this forum.”
Fam, I make paper journals for fun, but I still want an in-game notepad, and it’s not because I’m lazy; it’s so I can play video game auction hall nerd without tab lag or losing my written paper or having excess stuff on my desk. It just seems like a weird thing to get offended at, but I don’t want to dump on this random dude from a decade ago, so no names or links or anything.
Instead, I really want to talk about the small and obscure and petty things that make the rest of us bizarrely furious enough to go off on a random forum poster. Is there anything in an MMO that makes you irrationally angry?