I just can't stand it when people say "Ding". Never could, never will. I don't remember what game it started in, but I sure wish it would stop. There is nothing more annoying than playing your favorite MMOG and someone announces "Ding" to the entire guild or alliance or virtual animal population. What is the purpose? Self-gratification? Acknowledgment that you are still there, grinding away? You know if I want to know your level, I can look on the guild list. WAR even has a scrolling announcement page that notes it! That's handy! But the dings continue. Whats worse than ding is the obligatory flood of spam which follows... grats! congrats! Gratz! Gtz! blah blah ad nauseum. Flooding out any of the useful chat I was just reading at the moment it happened. Some even say 'g' because they're too lazy to type out the short version of congratulations. Does the number of letters in the response represent how much they really care? g! You've just managed to do what every other player does repeatedly over and over and over again. Whenever I see 'ding' I can't help but think of some kid being toilet trained. "Look Dad I went in the potty!" That's great son, congrats! Now do it again tomorrow." People level all the time! I bet in the time I typed this, millions of characters around the world 'dinged'. It's not that big a deal! I don't hate those of you who like to say "ding". I'm very happy that you enjoy the game and I count some of you among my dearest friends. I just really hate it when you say 'ding'. Hey, doesn't the word 'ding' sound really dumb now?