Of course it did. Loot scarcity, griefplay among guilds competing for boss spawns..that is what composed a sizable portion of EQ threads. You think people are just magically different now than they were then? Hell no. That's the same kind of attitude that has people talking about "barrens chat", like there's a chemical in the water in the Barrens that turns people into trolling imbeciles. It's just people. This is what people are like. It's what people have always been like. Barring serious genetic modification, it's what people are ALWAYS going to be like.
The entitlement complex that alot of gamers have nowdays didnt exist then though.