But when you take into consideration that we only get 85 characters to type with, and that if you are doing anything else other then just standing there not doing a thing, 'toon' works and usually gets the message across for what ever that person is talking about.
"char" is just as short. That's a stupid argument anyway, and I would know- since it's incredibly similar to the one I used to justify my diablo 2-esque typing when I was 13 and just started xi. Nobody uses the word toon unless you're playing WoW or Toon Town. (I also hate the use of the word roll recently, because in WoW, XI, and XIV, you are not rolling sh*t when you make a new character.)
I don't know about other people, but the hate against the usage of the word "toon" has nothing to do with it being used for WoW; personally. Characters indeed do look like cartoony pieces of **** in WoW(Apparently you are getting ********* res textures with cata, yay), so toon is appropriate. Characters in XI or XIV? They don't, so it doesn't fit. Edited, Oct 7th 2010 11:28pm by Deadgye