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I don't think I ever understood the true meaning of the word "melodrama" until I became involved in wikis. On PvX, people seem to, inexplicably, derive their self-worth from their knowledge of the game. Sure, being good at the game is nice and all, and it can certainly be of use when trying to create a build repository, but when you spend more time telling people that they "fail at life" because they don't know that PvP casters use Spears than actually doing something of value, you know there's a problem. It's nothing new as far as this site is concerned, but I've slowly found myself having less and less patience when it comes to this kind of asinine behavior. I think this is pretty well borne out by the fact that I recently changed my MSN Messenger signature from "PvX:YAV - All users are equal, but some users are more equal" to "You might be an idiot if... you think that being good at a video game means something." So here's a rule to live by: when you start judging people's worth based on their comparative knowledge of a video game, you've failed at life. I'll admit it, I can be plenty elitist at times, but honestly, if you're one of the people who behaves in the manner that I've outlined, get over yourself.
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I don't think I ever understood the true meaning of the word "melodrama" until I became involved in wikis. On PvX, people seem to, inexplicably, derive their self-worth from their knowledge of the game. Sure, being good at the game is nice and all, and it can certainly be of use when trying to create a build repository, but when you spend more time telling people that they "fail at life" because they don't know that PvP casters use Spears than actually doing something of value, you know there's a problem. It's nothing new as far as this site is concerned, but I've slowly found myself having less and less patience when it comes to this kind of asinine behavior. I think this is pretty well borne out by the fact that I recently changed my MSN Messenger signature from "PvX:YAV - All users are equal, but some users are more equal" to "You might be an idiot if... you think that being good at a video game means something." So here's a rule to live by: when you start judging people's worth based on their comparative knowledge of a video game, you've failed at life. I'll admit it, I can be plenty elitist at times, but honestly, if you're one of the people who behaves in the manner that I've outlined, get over yourself.
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On an unrelated note, from this point on, anyone who writes "any more the eviscerate executioners strike spike dont work that much but its fairly effective. very weak against any type of anti-melee and shock is a costly interrupt skill" as a reason for a vote is gonna get banned. Idiotic != epic, end of story.
 
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I don't think I ever understood the true meaning of the word "melodrama" until I became involved in wikis. On PvX, people seem to, inexplicably, derive their self-worth from their knowledge of the game. Sure, being good at the game is nice and all, and it can certainly be of use when trying to create a build repository, but when you spend more time telling people that they "fail at life" because they don't know that PvP casters use Spears than actually doing something of value, you know there's a problem. It's nothing new as far as this site is concerned, but I've slowly found myself having less and less patience when it comes to this kind of asinine behavior. I think this is pretty well borne out by the fact that I recently changed my MSN Messenger signature from "PvX:YAV - All users are equal, but some users are more equal" to "You might be an idiot if... you think that being good at a video game means something." So here's a rule to live by: when you start judging people's worth based on their comparative knowledge of a video game, you've failed at life. I'll admit it, I can be plenty elitist at times, but honestly, if you're one of the people who behaves in the manner that I've outlined, get over yourself.

On an unrelated note, from this point on, anyone who writes "any more the eviscerate executioners strike spike dont work that much but its fairly effective. very weak against any type of anti-melee and shock is a costly interrupt skill" as a reason for a vote is gonna get banned. Idiotic != epic, end of story.

About Me
Elitists Anonymous My name is Defiant Elements and I have a problem.

  • I'm an Administrator and a Bureaucrat as well as a contributor on PvXWiki.
  • Reasons to contact me:
    • General Questions/Clarifications
    • Mediation
    • Issues requiring Sysop attention (i.e. page deletion, policy questions, banning, vote removal, page protection)
    • Issues requiring Bureaucrat attention (i.e. RfAs, Bot privileges, "No Confidence" votes)
  • While I have submitted a number of builds and was heavily involved in the vetting process on GuildWiki's build namespace, and while I will continue to remain involved to a degree, my focus on PvX is policy related and managerial. Do note however that when I do submit a build, while I want it to succeed, I normally care more about innovation than about making a build that's gonna get into the "Great" category.
  • Try my Word of the Day by adding {{Template:User:Defiant Elements/Word of the Day}} to your user page.
  • Join Elitists Anonymous by adding this template to your user page.
  • Other "Of the Day"s may be found here.
  • Examples of my ASCII art can be found here, here, here, here, here and here.
  • For my convenience: Special:UserRatings
  • For anyone currently using IE, I would advise them to peruse the information contained in this link: Internet Explorer Sucks
  • If you get into a dispute with me, keep these two things in mind:
  1. I am always right.
  2. If you suspect me of being wrong, refer to point #1 :P
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Defiant Elements' Word of the Day

The word of the day is Mammon (mam'-un) n. money personified as a false god.

Mgrinshpon's Leet Build of the Whenever
Ray of Judgment Reversal of Damage Death's Charge Viper's Defense Heart of Shadow Shadow Refuge Dark Escape Feigned Neutrality
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The Shadow Judgment assassin attempts to combine the Guild Wars world's two greatest foes- Area of Effect damage and shadow stepping: and succeeds admirably. Combining degen in the form of burning is just a cherry on the top of this sundae of decadent bravery.

This gem comes from the festering filth-hole we all know and love: the PvX authors. Not the "my wife's little sister is pretty hot" kind of love and impure thoughts but the "me and you, with a half-empty bottle of Baccardi, a 40 weight, and wearing nothing but contented smiles" kind of love. The kind of love that only the Shadow Judgment assassin and the original brave man-creator can give to you. Now, the author has since been lost to the annals of PvX:WELL but rest assured that this bad boy will just pop right in behind you and judge you for all you're worth.

Originally found on PvX. For more builds of top notch quality, see here.

Addendum: my apologies for taking so long to update this.

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