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.