I normally write rants that are directed at the Guild Wars developers, but this one is going out to a certain group of players. You know who you are. It basically goes like this, I don’t think the Guild Wars community understands the definition of the word “noob”. Even though I clearly explained what “noob” means, WAY BACK IN ISSUE #2, a lot of players seemed confused.
For those of you too busy (or too lazy) to download the PDF, a noob is a derogatory term for a player that is a beginner. Noob is a short version of the slang word ‘Newbie’. That’s why I don’t understand the comments that I hear in Hero Battles. My opponents will often call me a noob when they lose. Imagine that… ME… A NOOB! They’ll be dead on the floor, but I’m the noob?!
That’s when I started asking the question, “Does noob mean winner?” I mean really, I played Guild Wars for over a year… BEFORE IT WAS RELEASED! How could someone running a generic Assassin build call me a beginner? It’s not just one player. This is a disturbing trend.
My build is annoying, but it’s original. The “Four Goalie” build (see Issue #33) is even more fun with three primary monks. Hooray for the new dwarven hero! I based my build on years of experience with Guild Wars. My strategy is not only designed to win, but to do so in a way that frustrates my opponent. Why? It’s my form of protest against Guild Wars PvP. I believe that Monks are overpowered. Your target can go from near death to full health in less than a second. That’s not very fun for a Warrior, especially while watching your sword attacks heal your enemies. I decided to use that frustration to my advantage.
…and it works
It’s not a friendly strategy, but this is war. That might make me a jerk – or many other colorful adjectives – but it does not make me a noob. So, not only is this poor sportsmanship, it’s inaccurate.