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.
So glad you posted this, it may disappear . As those people in question won't want their behaviour being public knowledge. The fact that it is brushed aside by their peers doesn't help at all. One for them and another for us.
Although most of the Imms are doing great work , especially the Tower ones..
We all get irritable and meh, sometimes we bring it to the game. I know I have a lot, but I do try and take a look at it and distract with other hobbies. Although angry painting doesn't always work..not for my furniture..[Never really get that messy.]
Some people have become jaded and changed their behaviour due to it. I can see how it could get to that point, due to a few players being real jerks, nothing but jerks. So that even their own side take offence.
So what if some are so elite at this game and some of us aren't. Yes it can be annoying in PK etc, but its just a game with text. So what if you can spam this and kill that with a few taps of the keyboard. We learn as we play and sometimes make mistakes..sometimes a lot of them..