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So this is "rage quit"?Follow

#1 Oct 06 2010 at 4:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've heard the phrase "rage quit" for some years now, where someone gets so frustrated with a game that they just Alt-F4 and walk away. I've never understand how people can get that wound up by a game. I mean, I suck royally on FPS games and was frequently schooled on BF2142 but usually to a smirk on my face and me saying "oh you! you got me again!" and tried to avoid doing whatever it was that got me killed.

Today though, I might just have come across what it is to rage quit.

Now, I'd like to say that I am a patient man and pretty well known amongst my peers for this trait. I let things slide like water off a ducks back probably more than I should, and am usually the one in difficult situations saying "Ok chaps, lets just step back, have a cup of tea/cig/whatever and mull it over". I work in a 2nd/3rd line IT role and between maintaining virtual farms and infrastructure I have to deal with the occasional, elderly user who knows absolutely 0 about IT and I need to explain the difference between left and right click never mind why he is getting SQL server timeouts instead of his intranet page.

Just now however, after crafting a pile of 50 Smithy Gloves to raise my Leatherworking and attempting to NPC them due to their relatively low worth these days, I hit Alt-F4. It was only after I did it that I even realised what I had done. I spent literally 20 minutes trying to sell these gloves to an NPC frequently clicking the sell, seeing the price, clicking take-it-off-my-hands-already and then... nothing. The NPC just staring at me with a blank expression and I'm sat there thinking "Whats the matter buddy? 'Buy my gloves' too complex for you?". On and on it went and with the vast majority of these gloves still in my bag after 20 agonising minutes I blindly reached for the had-enough buttons.

And whats worse, is I know the next time I want to play I am going to log in in front of the same stupid blank-faced NPC with the same bag full of stupid gloves. I have been playing this game for two weeks now (not counting all the testing of course) and I shouldn't be feeling this narked at the game already. OK, so a couple of years of Dyna-Xarc and no Goon hat wound me up a bit but thats endgame stuff I got into years after I started XI. I should not be feeling this frustrated this early in XIV's life!

Sorry if this turned into a bit of a zamblog post. I just needed to vent.
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#2 Oct 06 2010 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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i enjoyed your story. even though i feel your pain it made me laugh.
#3 Oct 06 2010 at 4:54 AM Rating: Good
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It's an issue, I find going to Gridania where they have a whole tonne of NPC's with no players around makes it a lot faster. Selling in Uldah is a nightmare.
#4 Oct 06 2010 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Instead of just pressing confirm or something (on the screen with ammount and price) go into ammount and press Enter twice (just confirming the ammount 1) and this should resolve your issue.

The same thing happened to me on Mining materials and the solution above resolved it for me.
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#5 Oct 06 2010 at 6:37 AM Rating: Default
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THIS is rage quit..

here

is the translation though its hard to read it was either guild wars or wow he was stuck in login que
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#6 Oct 06 2010 at 6:43 AM Rating: Default
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just like the first 45 seconds then fast forward to the last 45 seconds the 5 minitis in the middle pretty much all the same "WHY CANT I LOG IN , YAY I GOT IN WOOOO , OH NO IT CRASH FUUUUU" ect
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#7 Oct 06 2010 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
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I found a little trick to sell to npc without having it no go through at all. After you choose the item to sell, it will pop up the price screen. Now wait a few second before you hit confirm. I've been able to sell all my stuff with relative ease even in the lag fest market. Of cause, it could very well that I just got lucky, but hey...worth a try.

And yes...yesterday I've almost did the same. I was failing synth that I should not fail by any stretch of mind. However, I was busting synth after synth (they weren't cheap) even with master support. One time I was at 90%+ and the element decided to go unstable on me. I ended up busting...and for the next 4 synth I got unstable element after the first 2 standard synth :P I called it quit on synthing that night and went out to whack some lvl 20 leves instead....it helped.
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#8 Oct 06 2010 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
I've had this problem too, not a lot, and come to think of it, only trying to sell gear to a NPC. It was frustrating, but I usually only NPC stacks of items.
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