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  • noun Plural form of griefer.


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  • There's video evidence that it was a non-partisan proof-of-concept raid staged by a known group of "griefers" -- folks who stir up trouble online, mostly just for the sake of trouble.

    It Was Griefers in the Edwards HQ with a Self-Replicator Gun Scola, Nancy 2007

  • I hate the idea of griefers sanctifying themselves by giving to charity.

    Prodigal Players 2007

  • I hate the idea of griefers sanctifying themselves by giving to charity.

    Prodigal Players 2007

  • I spoke with several journalists, including Stephen Hutcheon of Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, who recently squared off with Anshe Chung and her husband, both of whom are furious because they don't believe that journalists and columnists should discuss her past as an escort (or touch an incident during which "griefers" successfully stopped a CNET interview by means of a replicating phallus).

    Rita J. King: Solving Real World Problems in a Virtual World: The World Economic Forum in Second Life 2008

  • B To equate "griefers" with terrorists is both patently offensive to real world terrorism victims, but also to computer gamers.

    US Government Looking for Terrorists... In Virtual Worlds 2008

  • Non-world players will view world-players as "griefers", hence the dilution of the term.

    What to Call a Griefer? 2007

  • So no, I don't agree that "griefers" and "terorists" have anything in common.

    Simulating terror 2005

  • Jim, what you are talking about as "griefers" is very much a mixed bag.

    Simulating terror 2005

  • These are the kind of griefers who might be motivated to join a competing world (i.e. enter the country) via a free trial offer or during its Beta period (i.e., forged student visas) with the idea of quietly probing the system and hitting it hard before their account expires (i.e. fireballs over the center of economic activity).

    Simulating terror 2005

  • Secondly, I don't think that correlating PvP with 'griefers' is necessary at all.

    The Once and Future MMO 2004


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