Sateen was standing at the bank teller’s window, cleaning out her bags, when in the chat window appears, “X-Doomhammer rubs you.” Now I can’t remember the other character’s name, but when I looked around to see where he/she was, I couldn’t find that character.
Sateen is my level 110 Beast Mastery Hunter, a Draenei jeweler. As you can see, she doesn’t dress provocatively. She doesn’t participate in conversations on chat, and she generally quests alone. I created her as a Draenei, because they get an advantage in the jewelers profession.
Whoever the molester was, he/she didn’t stick around to flirt or chat her up. They were obviously doing it because they wanted to make the person running Sateen uncomfortable. It’s the kind of person who would grope you on a crowded subway with shifting passengers, because they know you can’t identify them. Only they aren’t even touching anything in this case except a keyboard. They do it to mess with the other player’s mind and emotions.
In retrospect, I should have made a screen shot (photo) of the screen right away, so it would show the molester’s name, and then complained to Blizzard, who owns World of Warcraft. They do care about the safety of their players, and have banned players for making unwelcome suggestive comments and advances toward other players. But now I can’t even remember the other player’s name, so reporting it wouldn’t do much good.
What kind of sick person gets off on doing something like that in a game? Does he/she “rub” people like that in real life, or is this the only way they get their jollies? I wish I was enlightened enough to say I feel sorry for them, but I don’t. No matter what horrendous hand Life deals you, what you do with it and how you act toward other people is your choice. This person is not making healthy choices, and harming others in the process.
I am not making light of the #MeToo movement. What happened to Sateen/me earlier this evening was a symptom of the attitude that it’s okay to treat people like trash and use them for your pleasure. As a bone fide member of the #MeToo movement, I believe it is NOT acceptable to do that. And I will not tolerate it.