Treach wrote:Every online game these days will ban users for typing harrassment or insults etc. Why should you get away with it in wotmud? It should be even more important imo since text is what the game literally is and with the small playerbase communication is a key component of the game.
hasp wrote:Pretty sure that happened on LS narrates yesterday.
Benito wrote:Treach wrote:Every online game these days will ban users for typing harrassment or insults etc. Why should you get away with it in wotmud? It should be even more important imo since text is what the game literally is and with the small playerbase communication is a key component of the game.
I usually think of mud raging being an inverse problem from most other online games. In other games, ragers rage because they'll never encounter the other players again. On wotmud, ragers rage because they've put up with the same shit from the same players for a decade. Or just because they've found out over 15 years that they can get away with it.
Arkan's post is helpful. In the moment, it also just works better to give specific advice rather than an insult: "engage and buff" rather than "fucking rogues."
Shzrei wrote:Harrassment or bullying should not be condoned or tolerated - the times I have seen people called out for swearing or cursing have seem ridiculously handheld to me, and my first reaction was to go and kill the people bitching about it.
Actually harrassing someone or not reigning in your behavior when asked to, for anything significant (ranting or harrassing or being abusive on globals, or any type of communication, including spitting) I would be ok with being enforced on something other than a player level.
Having an issue with me saying fuck regularly - You aren't a child, Its an expletive. I could understand people having issues with calling people cunts, retards, niggers etc. all of which has happened and which I will call in. But unless someone is being abusive towards a person I'm happy for them to use expletives (mostly fuck, and in all honesty this post is entirely because I come out with that on Global's a lot).
Me saying fuck I'm getting screwed my mob agro, is not abusive IMO.
... I'd say I take the same approach to shouting at someone all in caps, or successively calling them an idiot and any kind of derogatory names.
I've assumed that this post isn't aimed at me but have responded as if it were - purely because it feels more genuine.
This game is my escape from reality - and I don't want to have to have filters for my normal behaviour in it.
Alaina wrote:You already know how I feel about this topic. I think Shzrei and Mangler have done a fine job of summing up the problem here. The problem isn't the use of explicit language--it's not like the word c*nt just burns my ears and makes it impossible for me to function as a human--no, the case in point is that directly calling someone a c*nt and feeling that directed hate/passion is the problem.
Saying "These c*nt mobs keep aggroing me!" is far different than saying "stop being a stupid c*nt, you bitch..."
Now, I have had my fair share of the second example happen quite often, and those are the behaviors I have pointed out.
But the overarching, elephant in the room, is the fact that many of these hateful players have important leaders in prostigious clans, or they themselves have Immortal characters. The latter being the most severe of cases, as how can one have an Immortal character and turn on their own playerbase with derrogatory and demeaning words that are used maliciously to hurt people's feelings.. How can STAFF members get away with this behavior?
We are eating eachother alive if we continue down this road. We cannot afford to chase people out of here because we feel better than them, smarter than them, or more elite than them.
I am glad to see more and more of you stepping forward to call out the abuse.
We are a text game, and unfortunatley words are damaging. Words can be permanent. When you verbally say something mean to someone the word dissappears, it can go away, but when it's written down in text form, and blasted in your face, it's there and it doesn't go away.
Words are very powerful tools, and I know you all agree or you wouldn't be so damn passionate about a game entirely in text word.
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