Vexxy here is showing you a screenshot of a typical couple of minutes in the trade chat channel. This is a channel in WoW that any player of your faction in any major city can access. It’s really nifty, because in this channel you can list anything for sale (wts-want to sell) or look for someone who can make you something from your materials (mats). I know it looks like a bunch of abbreviations, but once you play for a while it all makes sense, trust me!
If only the trade channel could always looks like this – full of people that are wanting to buy and sell stuff. The truth is, that all too often it looks completely different, and not like something I want to picture here. Occasionally people go off on tangents involving what should be done to someone’s mother and what they think of the size of each others’ body parts.
Is it so hard to keep this stuff out of the trade channel??? Aside from the fact that it goes against the agreement a player signs to play the game, it clutters up the trade channel with things that younger players really shouldn’t be subjected to. And it’s not that tricky to keep it out of trade channel. There’s a ‘general chat’ channel that could be used for general chit chat (arguably this channel should be kept clean as well – but that’s another topic).
Periodically, the WoW forums get a post like this one – – claiming that all players who don’t want to see this kind of stuff have to do is keep their profanity filter on. The problem with this argument is that a lot of what gets said isn’t necessarily directly profane words, but it has a decidedly R-rated meaning.
All I ask is that people keep it out of ‘trade’. It really isn’t that hard.