Ladies and Gentlemen of Wyrmrest Accord and friendly onlookers. In this thread we’re being invaded by a Moon Guard guild and its clique. I wanted to take a moment to give all of you a full rundown of what you’re dealing with.
One of the Modus Operandi of the guild and clique in question is to paint themselves as the saviors of roleplay and the defender of the little guys by advocating a ‘we can play whatever we want, it’s just pretend’ viewpoint, which is fine. However, this viewpoint comes with a corollary of ‘anyone who doesn’t accept anything anyone does is a bad roleplayer and a big mean elitist’ with a silent second corollary of ‘and deserves to be harassed.’ They encourage their community to aspire to mediocrity, and in doing so, make themselves and their roleplay appear to be an emerald city by comparison.
Advocating this viewpoint is beneficial to the group’s own roleplay. E.g.: A queen claimant and her court, a player who proclaimed himself chief of the Darkspear during the time Vol’jin was away because Blizzard did not put an NPC there, etc. By bullying and harassing anyone who opts out, they create a chilling effect where the choice to opt out comes with the consequences of being considered a bad, horrible, elitist, then they do not have to worry about people opting out.
The group networks extensively and consists of not one guild but several. The guilds share officers, are on both Horde and Alliance side. They recruit writers, artists, and people of influence, because attention and influence are power and wealth in an online community.
The clique is a peer pressure powerhouse that has been active on the Moon Guard Forums, the World’s End Tavern forums, and Tumblr. They target people who have opinions, standards, who opt out, people of influence that do not fall under their clique, and anyone who will take their bait. This thread it’s self is likely bait for the group to choose their next target.
They deal with their targets using the following Modus Operandi: Contextomy (Quoting out of context), straw man (to make a person easier to attack by changing their message/context), red herring (to distract from the subject or redirect anger), poisoning the well (smear campaigns), projection, many others, and peer pressure. You can probably see examples of these behaviors on this very thread.
The group tends to swarm those that they do not like on forums as a group. However, this is done on characters from both factions across several guilds (almost all of which are in their network) and using several alts in attempt to make their viewpoint seem more widely spread and prevalent than it actually is. Those they are attacking rarely have the clarity of thought to realize that attacks coming from so many different angles are actually from the same clique. Many people will back down. On Tumblr, the whole circle tends to reblog someone’s post and a furious !@#$%^-*!@ occurs, flooding the target with dozens of hostile notifications. They spew buzzwords like “toxic” and commit ad homonyms as if they are going out of style. They also like to pick at any sort of grammatical/spelling error to try to make their targets look less intelligent.
This group has chased countless people off Moon Guard, the Moon Guard Forums, and the Worlds End Tavern forums. WET is the official RP forums of WOW and a number of the regular posters have gathered together in private chats via instant messenger to have their conversations in peace, free from the harassment of the “moon goons”.
This group tends to continue to target their targets and will do so for years. They have driven a good number of sensible people from MG and the game whose crimes have really only been having opinions. Their horrible toxic people are guide writers, lore buffs, and people with standards. This group will not just target a person; they will target the person’s loved ones, friends, and guilds as well.
Oh so thats who you were, Vakky.
Anyway, this post is absolute truth. Glory to whoever wrote it. (via theijiinstormandsong)
For the TL:DR
I actively tell people to avoid them and their ilk. I don’t care, they’re shit people their leader’s been banned before and I don’t know how the hell he got his account back but I wouldn’t associate with a guy who makes flattering remarks about an underaged girl’s lips.
OP is right. AVOID THIS GUILD and everyone white knighting for them, it’s as close to a shit bag cult as you can get in an mmorpg.
BONUS! They often take to tumblr to try and defame others and players because that’s the only way they can get around the TOS and not lose their accounts.
It’s a damn shame people like them managed to turn it into a guild event to be a shit bag.
These two aren’t even half as funny as the WRA losers from earlier.
Send me a ”hey” and i’ll do this:
1. First impression:
2. Truth is:
3. How old do you look:
4. Have you ever made me laugh:
5. Have you ever made me mad:
6. Best feature:
7. Have I ever had a crush on you:
8. You’re my:
9. Name in my phone:
10. Should you post this too?
the last one
Anonymous said: Don't lie, bitch. We know you're in BoL and pals with Madelynne.
the last time vesp and i rp’d was way back in wrath— lol wait
why i am explaining anything to no face losers
stay mad, nerd
UM ACTUALLY I SAW UR TUMBLR ON A LIST OF BOL TUMBLRS SO UR LIEING U LIAR
If only he had kept driving away…
I found the thread in question and it got deleted as soon as I went to look at the last page
Same, but I doubt much was missed.
Holy shit that’s the biggest conspiracy theory i’ve seen yet.
Zandrae is hilarious. What a chump.
Also the witness protection comment.
Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke
in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for
I love my First Lady
Can you please tell her to tell her husband to stop killing muslims? Thanks
literally all she does is try to make the country “healthy” by giving students shitty school lunches like please do something else and help your husband fix the economy! *goes awf*
Imma need y’all to learn how the United States Government works. You don’t have to like her or the president but learn that they do not makes the decisions, they really do not have very much power, the president does not have the power to just snap his fingers and make shit happen or change things. You have to have 2/3 vote from congress to take a shit, let alone do anything having to do with government. The entire government was set up to make sure that exact thing could never happen, that is why there are 3 branches and that little thing called checks and balances.
In fact let me just break this down for y’all right here.
- President has 2 OFFICIAL jobs, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, but he only controls a limited amount of the funding for those troops (enough for 90 to 120 days) to engage these troops in combat. He CANNOT just declare war. only congress can declare war. The second, Accountant over the Federal Budget.
- He also is responsible for creating and balancing the national budget, but everything has to be approved by congress with a 2/3 vote.
- He signs bills into law, can veto them as well, however congress can override his veto.
- He assigns judges to the Supreme court, with the senates approval.
- He assigns foreign ambassadors, with the senates approval.
- he creates his own cabinet for people to research into areas that he might not have the time to, these are the only people who do not have to get approval from senate
- congress is made up of 535 people (100 senators 435 HoR) for any of them to come to 1 agreement has only happened once in the history of this country, and that was to go into WWII, and even that the house voted 434 to one (1st woman house of Representative she was from Maine too, she voted against WW1 and 2) and the judicial branch can call anything unconstitutional and kill it as well.
and if you think i’m lying you can literally google this shit in 2 seconds.
That tea is delicious
SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN!
I would love for people to remember this when they want to start blaming the president. Any president, though not all of them have had good ideas.
lemme get in here a sec.
The President needs a 2/3 vote in Congress to get practically anything done, right? Well currently, the 133th US Congress is split with 53 Democratic senators and 45 Republican senators and 201 Democratic representatives and 234 Republican representatives. That makes a pretty even split between the two major political parties. Ever since President Obama was elected into office, the Republicans have voted down every piece of legislation he’s attempted to pass, in an effort to pin him as the worst president in American history, so that they can go back to their white-washed elitist lives and keep all their hoarded money from the people. The President has been doing everything he can to change things, but he cannot do that without the approval of Congress. Remember that week-long shutdown we had? Yeah, that was because the Republicans weren’t getting exactly their way with the budget, so they decided to shut down the whole goddamn government until they got their way. The United States Government relies on compromise and agreement between the two parties, and we’re seriously lacking right now in that department.
So if you want to blame someone for our country’s issues, blame the goddamn Republicans for acting like tantrum-throwing two year olds.
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