Oh and noob is not offensive, we are all noobs at one point or another Smiley: lol
It's called connotation. When you use the word in the way that you did, it becomes a demeaning insult meant to try and show how you are superior. In the right context, you are correct that noob isn't offensive. "Lol, Bartel just fell off the cliff again. What a noob." It's a light-hearted jab. When you turn it into "Noob, i have beaten FFIX countless times, please do tell me the scenario where they recreated the fire in nibelhelm", you are trying to infer that you are better than him and know more than him. It becomes derogatory. Like I said, it's all about the connotation.
As to quoting you, please re-read my last comment. If that's not what you were inferring, I apologize... but whether you'll admit it or not, it seems pretty obvious that's what you were getting at, considering you've posted those exact sentiments in other threads. Regardless, I really don't care one way or the other. Throwing insults doesn't prove anything other than that you're either extremely bitter and angry or extremely arrogant. It certainly doesn't win you arguments or make anyone agree with what you have to say.
Edited, May 11th 2013 5:58pm by BartelX