I know there are a lot of other problems with MMOs.
And the fact that I play them instead of doing, you know, almost anything else.
But the situation depicted below is the worst thing. Maybe the worst thing humanity has ever done that does not involve physically hurting somebody.
I stand before a stick. The stick is desirable, and I want to pick the stick up. I cannot pick the stick up. Why not? I am carrying a giant warhammer; surely the stick is not heavier. I am carrying delicate flower petals, and a stick cannot be more fragile than these.
But no. I cannot pick this stick up. When I hover my cursor over the stick, red text appears, stating the level you must be at - the stick level - in order to pick up this particular stick. And I, says the game, need to level up my stick skills. My stick-pick-up-ery. My stickistry. According to this goddamn game, I need to level up at stick.
No, game. No, I fucking do not. No one has ever needed to level up at stick.