||[Aug. 16th, 2013|11:41 pm]
Dear Proudmoore server,
(cut for triggery stuff)
I rolled a toon on you because I had heard it was the "unofficial" LGBT server. That it was generally friendly and accepting and fuzzy puppies and all that stuff.
So far I have been logged in inside a major city for, oh, maybe, one hour total. In that time, I have heard "trans people are nasty and disgusting", "gays are gross" and other such bullshit. I've also experienced my fair share of general sexism, racism, misogyny and just about every other flavor of hate speech that can come to mind.
Within a collective HOUR over multiple short logins as I peruse the AH.
Proudmoore, I am disappoint. I will stick to WrA. At least the people there are generally not disgusting animals.
The disappointed worgen
As a WRA native, I have to very sadly say we have our share of that crap, too. I think both servers (all servers!) have this sort of stuff, especially now with cross-server crap.
Sorry you had to experience it!
I have never experienced as much nasty speech in so short a time on WrA as I have on Proudmoore, and I spend most of my game time on WrA at this point. Bonus points to WrA for generally being intolerant of that crap when it DOES pop up--people get reported and or the verbal smackdown a lot when they show their ignorance.
At this point I will just log into Proudmoore long enough to see if I can find any good cheap pets on the AH to flip on WrA so I can keep working on the gold hoarding. >.>
Edited at 2013-08-17 09:32 am (UTC)
I don't play on the US servers but I have to wonder, if word has gotten around about Proudmoore being the unofficial LGBT server maybe its started attracting trolls. Which would be a real shame.
that was my thought too, it's usually what happens
Yeah that was the first thing that popped into my head. :(
I'm on Proudmoore--H side. I'm so sorry you had to go through this. I've never seen anything so horrible as that,and we have quite a few openly transgender folk on Horde side. I also have one toon on Ally side there. I apologize on their behalf :(
Edited at 2013-08-17 01:37 pm (UTC)
This. I apologize profusely for the dumbasses. D:
Like--yeah, Hordeside has issues with tryhards in trade-chat and oblivious affluent white gay dudes spouting off, and I rather wish more people would cluebat them.
I usually ignore them. Mind I'm not sure what the tryhards are!
Oh argh that'll teach me to use terminology that only exists in my brain XD basically the kind of dudes who grossly trash anyone that's not them in an effort to appear the most ironically politically incorrect.
Alliance-side has the same thing. Not sure what faction OP was playing, but I'm also disappointed to hear their experience was so bad - the worst I've personally seen in the months I've been on Proudmoore A has been an argument about whether or not pitbulls are inherently vicious. :/
This - though I've seen conversation that were a bit worse than that, they tend to be rarer [in my experience] - and I haven't had to deal with some of the disgusting non-trade crap that happened on my original server.
That said, I turned trade off a month or so ago, simply because I just don't enjoy it [and seeing as I don't raid, there's no reason to keep it on for pugs], so it could have changed and in my part of the server people do tend to be acting more like dicks than they used to...so either crz is bringing more dicks, and/or dicks and trolls are moving the server so...I could see how trade could get that nasty.
tl;dr: I haven't seen it either, and it's been better than the server I was from...but I could see how it could happen.
Blugh, that sucks. :( /hug