We’ve all sent an email or a text message to the wrong person. At best, we say “Oops!” and then resend the message to the proper recipient. In some cases, however, this slip up can be mortifying and even damaging. In today’s episode of Chat Bubbles, we want to hear your stories about being on the giving or receiving end of an embarrassing MMO mis-tell.
As I describe in the video above, my worst mis-tell took place in World of Warcraft where as a raid leader, it was my responsibility to coach players and assist in improving their raid performance. Well there was this one raider — who we’ll call Bunnyfluff — that wasn’t performing at an adequate level for our raid group. We tried numerous times to help him improve his damage numbers, but it didn’t help.
One day I was chatting in-game with one of my guild’s officers about Bunnyfluff and I sent him a whisper saying, “I think it’s time we ask Bunnyfluff to give up his raid spot if he can’t improve his damage.” It was Bunnyfluff, however, that responded to the message asking if I had sent it to the wrong person. I was in shock! I stared at my chat window not understanding what had happened. Apparently, while I was chatting with my guild officer, Bunnyfluff had messaged me about something unrelated so when I hit “r” to reply, the message went to exact wrong person.
The good news, it lead to a very productive conversation, but it was definitely an embarrassing way to initiate the discussion. Have you ever been on either end of a terrifying or bewildering MMO mis-tell? Share your stories with us in the comments section below!
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