What Happened To Just being.. Nice?

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6 Responses

  1. rao says:

    I know what you mean. As anti-social as it is, I have just gotten to the point where if there are more than 1 or 2 other people in the area, I just go somewhere else to avoid all of the drama. It always has amazed me how a video game can bring out the school yard bully in so many people.

  2. MrrX says:

    I hate that kind of nonsense. Niceness and communication wins every time for me.

    The longer the game keeps going, though, the less I see any problems like this. Must be different on a highly populated server.

  3. Akely says:

    Some people have a tendency to become bullies, or adopt bully behaviour whenever and as soon as the can. The greatest pleasure is of course exposing them for what they are and showing them and their behaviour to the world. Sometimes, when I watch the drama on the chat channels, I toy with the idea of screenshotting or cut/pasting it all and post it on the net – along with as much info that can be attained on the idiots (alts, Guild(s) etc)…

    What people do not realize is that in a game where there are real people you will piss real people off. Being jerk in-game is just a projection of their (the bullies) inner self. Just as the guy on a forum that is mostly OK but have drunken rants telling people they are idiots (and the day after blaming it on bad vodka).

    With the “it is fair game because I can do so and there is no law against it” approach the adultery thing you mentioned should also be OK.

    Blog-posts like this actually makes me glad I’m in a family guild. Family as in “only real life family” (and extended family) members have anything to say…

  4. Nahoa says:

    I feel the exact same way. I haven’t seen anything as bad as the broadcasting affairs across chat channels, but sometimes I just have to turn the chat channels off on a real busy night just to keep sane. Then again, once I met a player who was deleting a character, and he randomly traded many items and all of his gold to me. So the random acts of kindness are there, I guess they are just a lot more quiet than the drama. Next time there is a random act of kindness, maybe we should broadcast that instead of rumors. 🙂

  5. ogrebears says:

    The more i hear about you guys talking about AB the scarier your server seems. I think that with larger servers rudeness like that happens more often because there so many people you rarely see or group or what ever with the same people. Kithicor people just seem more helpful, Ya there some drama… but nothing like this.

  6. Damiende says:

    Karma always gets the ones that are jerks. And its always fun when they all of a sudden need your help.