I Didn’t Mean to be a Jerk
Sometimes things happen in-game that really bother me, usually it has to do with me behaving in a way that could be construed as jerkish. I’m not here to be a left-hand apologist, well maybe a little, but to the person whose question I appeared to ignore yesterday I’m sorry. I really did answer you. It’s just that by the time I did, you had probably logged out, driven to the store, done your weekly shopping, put gas in the car, you know, it took a while for my response.
Above is a photo of my hands on my keyboard. What, wait, you say I’m too cartoony! Psshaw! Am not. Okay, I’m a hard person to buy gifts for. I don’t really want anything other than ibook credit so occasionally someone in my family gets creative. They obliviously know I love WoW and what better present than a gaming keyboard! Yay!
And it was a really good idea except it’s a right-handed keyboard and I’m left-handed. Not hurting my family’s feelings is more important to me than speedy typing while playing WoW so I manage. But as you can see my fingers are nowhere near the letter keys so to respond to anyone with something other than a macroed “Thank You” it takes a lot of time. First I have to kill that zombie that’s trying to kill me, then since this character is a little under-powered I have to mount and fly up out of harm’s way, then I have to slide that baby across the desktop, mouse usually falls on the floor, bend down to pick it up, bang my head on the desk, etc., then type.
I know being left-handed isn’t the only handicap people have to overcome in WoW. And yes, I know there are a lot of real, bona fide, class A jerks in WoW but I just wanted you to know that sometimes it’s just a lefty with a right-handed keyboard and I’m pretty sure you won’t find any Talandra’s Rose until you get to Zul’Drak.
Edit: I don’t know when you’ll hear from me again. I am taking a tent and living outside for the time being. I don’t know how people live where there are frequent earthquakes. And to make matters worse I was in the Utgarde Catacombs when it happened. Scary. I didn’t know I could move that fast, I think I beat the dogs outside!