Monday, August 8, 2016

Addon Bug Removes DH with Special Letters

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Its been found that an addon bug on Guild Master toons kicks any new Demon Hunters with special letters in their names. It is not known which addon causes the bug, but it is definitely there somewhere in the scripts and the HTML things. Special letters will be removed, we're going to build a wall that keeps those pesky letters out of the guild, mark my words, I'll never let you down.

How is it known that this bug exists? Well, we have our sources, reliable sources, like this article you are reading right now. Some guy recently said "Americans are tired of experts!" He was an expert on how much people are tired of experts. People elsewhere in the world are also probably tired of experts. We're going to make Bloodlust Great again, mark my words, etc etc.

The reason the bug addon exists is because those special letters, the ones you need to make your unique name because you are a special snowflake that can't stick to using the 26 letters of the alphabet the rest of us mere mortals are forced to use, is because they are damn annoying and inconvenient. They are the bane of my administrative existence. Following is a list of things that happen when you have a special letter in your name.

I can't find you in the roster. If you have a special letter your name does not sort in alphabetical order, and in a guild of over 700 toons that makes you hard to find. The worst is when the special letter is the 1st letter, I can not see you there at all. You are hanging out at the end of the list in a special club with all the other special snowflakes. If the 2nd or 3rd letter of your name is special and the 1st letter is very common, its also hard to find you.

I can't send you mail. Sometimes I get lucky and I can type in the 1st few letters and the game suggests a name from the roster, but usually I can't send you a letter.

I can't add you in the calendar. If we have an event in the calendar which is for Raider rank only, and you get promoted to that rank after it has been created, I can't then add your name to the event.

I can't invite your alt if you ask me from battlenet. Yes, I have a big bunch of peeps in my battle tag. Often these people whisper me from battletag for a /ginvite for their alt. I can't simply click their toon name like I can when I am whispered ingame. I have to open up battle tag, look at the name of your new toon and type it in. Some names are onerous, long with wierd spellings that are not easily pronounced. If these names have a special letter in it, I can't invite the alt. Please whisper me from ingame so I can just click you.

Why can't I just memorise the 5 extra digits for each special letter in your special name? You are expecting me to go find out how to write the letter and then add the extra 5 digits and enter them just so. It often doesn't work that easily. I then have to memorise this extra set of digits for your special name. I then also have to do that for every other unique snowflake in the guild with a different special letter. How about you do something for me, and just think of a name for your new toon that doesn't have a special letter in it? That actually sounds easier to me. A letter requires a single keystroke. That is how I type, I shouldn't have to pause and enter 5 more digits to write one single letter. That is horrible.

The reason you want to try and think of a name for your new Demon Hunter without special letters in it is because your GM is a volunteer, largely there to just help organise the funs for a bunch of strangers who are virtual friends that never meet IRL. If your GM asks you for help with something, its probably for a good reason, and will make their job a little easier while they are organising said funs. Please remember the past time is also suppose to be fun for everyone, even for the guild master.

Why are only Demon Hunters being removed by the addon bug? Because now is a new opportunity to avoid the annoying letters on a bunch of alts that are about to be made from scratch. If you find your Demon Hunter removed at level 99 or 100 and you really want it to be in the guild, it won't be too hard to delete and reroll. Now is the time to do this. I'd rather not ask people to spend real money getting name changes, or actually kicking old toons with the special letters. Because I'm actually not that much of a pyscho control freak bitch and won't do that to you, mark my words, I'll never let you down.

Hey, if you get this far and have actually read this, would you mind doing me another favour and adding a comment down below pretty please? Thanks heaps <3 <3 <3
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