griefer

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griefer

(ˈɡriːfə) or

grief player

n
1. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) an online game player who intentionally spoils the game for other players
2. (Computer Science) an online game player who intentionally spoils the game for other players
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Should this second scenario be accurate, it opens the door for griefers to simply report players they don't like.
The differences between the HUEHUEs and other spammers, trolls and griefers are the main point of the conclusion.
In online interactions, the derivatives griefing and griefers refer both meanings, by designating players (and their actions) that annoy others, making the game experience be unpleasant, painful or even traumatic.
For example, griefers enjoy causing havoc and distress for no clear purpose, often at the expense of their own in-game characters.
Please let the record officially show that the online world is filled with attention-seeking media gals, griefers and trolls.
com/politics/security/news/2008/03/epilepsy ("Circumstantial evidence suggests the attack was the work of members of Anonymous, an informal collective of griefers best known for their recent war on the Church of Scientology.
Griefers, Christian Danley, Randy Havens; dir: Christian Danley, Randy Havens.
Hackers who live to frustrate and embarrass and scare "netizens" until they give up or quit or die in their Second Lives are griefers or other names he couldn't remember.
Although this salve could improve the Second Life experience, the feature could be abused by the very griefers it seeks to limit.
In its Thursday, November 7 edition the Times (by direct wire to the Times) had an article that touted the upcoming series under the headline, SAN DIEGO BASEBALL--LOS ANGELES COAST CHAMPIONS WILL PLAY TODAY IN FIRST GAME OF FIVE WITH GRIEFERS.
With dedicated servers, PC gamers can choose how they want to play Shattered Horizon and who they want to play with, giving them greater protection from cheats, hackers and griefers and more control over the game's settings.
Griefers, defined as the disruptive residents who create harassment and disturbances by showing airborne genitalia and giving offensive comments in multiplayer game or virtual world (Giles, 2007), may interrupt project activities at places accessible to all Second Life residents.