I have a interesting story about why I left WOW. I played for about 6 months(made it to endgame in 3 weeks), and was in a pretty good raiding guild. We did weekly 10 and 25 raids and knew what we were doing. But it felt like I was in the military or something. It was fun for about a week then it became a daily pressure to just log in. One day I was out of position according to a guild leader. He told me to log off, go grab another app(to add to the 50 I was running) that would tell me how many feet I was standing from the nearest player. I logged off...never logged back on.
Disclaimer: This is not a personal attack, this is simply a post to correct mistakes :/
It really boggles my mind how people refer to WoW as "instant gratification" or "easy mode mmo" on these forums. The guy above...
a) is exaggerating how many addons he had installed. I raid at the highest level and use around 10.
b) recieved good advice from his guild leader that would enable him to play at a higher level
c) quit out of frustration because of the games difficulty level, I like to call this when a player reaches his/her skill cap
When a fight dynamic requires people to be spread out more then 10 yards... or the Bosses debuff can "jump" or spread to another player, it is common for some players to NOT
be able to gauge what 10 yards is on their screen. Maybe you thought you were far enough away, but you actually weren't, and the debuff chained to you.. and then someone else.. and your raid failed because of it. The use of third party addons allows people to monitor certain aspects of fights, generally, the parts of the fights where one mistake = wipe. It's all part of the learning process, which can be too difficult for some people to go through.
Please refrain from telling "funny stories" about WoW, where you exaggerate your claims to blemish WoW and make FFXIV look like some sort of escape to paradise. You never know when a WoW raider might be reading the forums.
And to the OP, Horde and Alliance cannot speak to each other... so... your claim about PvPer's attacking the town... circling around you and taunting you with vulgar language is just another make believe scenario that your posting to give WoW a bad rep. If your talking about your own faction, then you probably sat there RP'n instead of fighting off the attack, and then I could see why people would be annoyed enough to call you a name.
The reality is that there are immature players and situations in EVERY game on the market. WoW has the same amount of drama as FFXIV, you can read the fansites to verify that. FFXIV is generally accepted as being an older crowd, yet there is still drama in every thread that has the game as Good vs Bad...