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Troll Under the Arena

Posted by Amber Rosepetal on August 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hello Wizards!

The story of the Three Billy Goat's Gruff is something that most people have heard, of three goats who represent three different things and how they choose to cross a bridge with a nasty troll under it to get to a meadow with grass for them to eat. The first and second ones tell the troll to wait for the biggest goat, who simply kicks the troll aside. 

I'm not going to lie: PvP is the bane of my existence. It has been since I joined the game, and I feel like it always will be. It's not so much the fact that the matching system was "fixed" (not) and there are often "puppeteers" who essentially powerlevel their way through the arena, it's more a matter of the community around PvP.

Let's apply the Billy Goat's Gruff to PvP today, just to save us both from reading something ridiculously drawn out. 

In the Arena, there are always four groups of people: the newbies (like I), the warlords, the casual players, and the trolls. The newbies are often pummeled and are stuck with negative ranks, forever there until they get it together. They're often people who are new to the game, younger wizards, or are just a bit too hesitant against a real person. These people funnel in and out of the Arena, quickly deciding if it's for them or not. 

Casual players are the ones who don't nessisarily enter tournaments, but enjoy a good match every so often and very slowly gain or loose ranks. They don't really care about their rank, rely on skill and classic gear, and are often some of the most fair and enjoyable people to play with or go against in the Arena.

Warlords are outfitted in their hoods and wings, with sparkling mastery amulets and tricked out pets. These are the people who have worked to get their rank, and aren't willing to give it up without a fight. Most people don't exactly like them, but have a slight amount of respect for the time and money they put into this portion of the game. 

And, oh, my least favorite type of person in the Arena: the trolls. Trolls in the Arena are the ones who swear at you, have their friends taunt you, report you, and even go as far as to doxx* you. They're not nice and never will be. 

Back to the story. 

Casual and newbie players often play the roll of the first and second goats, choosing to not bother against the Arena trolls and do the appropriate action: report, block, and move on to the next match. Warlords and trolls, however, are always at war with each other. Like in the story, the warlords usually win out over the trolls, and both peace and a bit of satasfaction are brought to the Arena along with a Hall Monitor. 

So, why am I telling you about the arena and what you already knew? 

What I want this post to tell you lovely people is that in the end, the better will always win out. Being a troll ANYWHERE, within the arena to the internet to reality, is never a good thing and justice will always be served in the end. There has been an awful amount of tension within the spiral, and I feel like some people should remember the story of the Three Billy Goat's Gruff and let things slide sometimes.

Thank you for reading! 


*Doxxing: Doxing is a technique of tracing someone or gather information about an individual using sources on the internet. Its name is derived from “Documents” or “Docx”. Doxing method is based purely on the ability of the hacker to recognize valuable information about his target and use this information to his benefit. It is also based around the idea that, “The more you know about your target, the easier it will be to find his or her flaws." (source: Urban Dictionary) 

Something of a note, Rose has been quite ill lately and says "thank you" for all the support you all have been posting on here and sending over social media. It makes me smile. 

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