Oh, hello 20 Days of challenge, it's been a while again! I suppose I could babble a bit about this day's topic. I have the time and the drive, so let's roll up our sleeves and get into it, shall we?
There are several things that upset me both in real life and in Azeroth. Much of the time the things that will set me off are much the same in both worlds. While the faces in Azeroth may be composed of pixels, the actions and words of those pixels come from living, breathing people (unless they're bots...or people who have the emotional capacity of a teaspoon who which may as well be considered bots). Can you see where my scattered train of thought is going with this as of yet? That's right, generally the things that upset me have to do with people. Surprised? I didn't think so.
E-peening - This act drives me up the wall. I can understand excitement of finally hitting the top of the meters, replacing your last blue item with a heroic piece of raid gear, to the immense glee you get when you finally get that rare mount. That type of "gloating" is completely acceptable in my book. What gets my gears grinding is when someone achieves one of these things and won't drop it. They insist on rubbing everyone's nose in the fact that they got x item, or did y amount of DPS, or "carried" a heroic dungeon when they're in full epics and most of their fellow heroic goers are half in greens. I don't care if you have heroic raid gear, I'm not raiding. I don't care if you just blew some dudes damage out of the water, chances are if I had the gear I'd give you a run for your money. Go ahead and try to rub my nose in some raid achievement your scrubby guild just accomplished, I'm not raiding and I couldn't give a damn less. E-peening doesn't accomplish anything other than pissing off people who are trying to have a good time at their own pace and making yourself look like a total wanker. If you're one of these e-peen types, please come back down to Earth, the lack of air up in the sky is killing off your brain cells.
Ass Hat-isms - The afore mentioned e-peening can definitely fall under this catagory, but ass hat-isms expand beyond e-peening. I hate seeing people going out of their way to make others miserable. Griefing, ninjaing, belittling...it always upsets me to hear stories of people doing this to others, or to even have it happen to myself. I've never fully understood how making someone feel terrible about themselves makes someone feel good about themselves. We've all said terrible things about someone at some point, I'll completely admit that I've even gotten a bug up my butt and have said some nasty things in my day, but the guilt afterwards has always been immense. So yes, it always upsets me to witness someone making someone else's day terrible. You know how they say you'll get more bees with honey? Well, maybe you'll have less shitty days if you stop being such an ass to good people. Hmm, perhaps I'll have to rethink and reapply that analogy at some other point.
There are of course many other things that upset me, but these are probably the two that I come up against the most both in WoW and in the real world. Now that I've ranted I shall get off my soap box and go on to do some fun, positive things : P