A few minutes ago, I had an IM from a certain eveguill24 asking me how to get hold of people from e-Games Philippines. Thinking of it as a potential sale, I accommodated the guy. Eventually, we get to a point where he’s complaining about his in-game finances (which was about 3.3b gone down to 300m, apparently), and asking for advice on how he could get it all back. Naturally, I was like, “WHAT?! Are you kidding me?!” in front of my laptop. Being me, I gave him the URL for e-Games’ customer support and advised him to either create a ticket about his potential hacking problem, or talk to one of the online customer support guys. Instead of thanking me and going on his merry way, he said “Diba nagta-trabaho ka sa e-Games? Ano bang name mo, sir?” (Aren’t you employed by e-Games? What is your name, sir?) WTF?! Are you for f***** real?! I firmly told him that I am just selling game credits from e-Games via LoadCentral, and that I am in NO WAY affiliated nor employed by said company. He even had the gall to try to shame me by saying “nakatulong ka sana (You could have helped).” Seriously? I mean, SERIOUSLY???!
I am a gamer. Admittedly, I usually am just a casual gamer, but I am a gamer nonetheless. I also happen to know that game credit sellers, whether they are net café owners, electronic owners, or freelancers like me, are not connected in any way to the companies whose game credits we sell. So it’s high stupidity to think that I can do something to straighten out your hacking problem (which most probably is your fault anyway) and give you back your lost in-game millions. That’s just plain stupid!
I am just ranting here. Pardon to anyone who reads this, but I am just soooo pissed. Leejay even suggested that I get the guy’s username and password, and clear out his account. Well, I’m not so bad as to do that. It’s just infuriating and frustrating that some gamers can be so plain numbskulls. I can’t put it any other way. I guess just because you can nominally use a computer and play games on it doesn’t mean that you’re automatically intelligent. Argh!
The previous piece was written in the midst of a half-crazy frame of mind while two preschoolers were having a row on the background. The author apologizes for any sensibilities lost during this rant. Thank you.