[quote="Catmando, post:6, topic:241741"]
Yes, I'd say it has a lot to do with anonymity. I've heard things said and have had things said to me over the Internet that no person could get away with saying aloud, and I know they know it. It's absolutely horrible how the majority of gamers act on the Internet. And being a gamer myself I know just how easy it is to be, erm, an unkind person in a place where no one will be able to do anything about it.
It really is a shame that some gamers do this. Actually, I was playing Rift last night and was playing some PvP in the Port Scion instance. We were really close to winning and one player said, "GET SOME MORE CRYSTALS MORONS". You know what...it's really is not necessary to call complete strangers that while playing a game.
I honestly have no idea where it comes from. Sure, there is the anonymous factor but I think it might be more complex than that.
Hmmmm...I think I need to write a blog post about this :)