Is everyone in my thread Fractured Shards, have nothing better to do. Then continuesly, act like *****. An B rate someone every other post. What the frick? Are there any reasonable good people to play, an Rp with. Holy crap, this isnt the end of the world. Every other post. Man give me a break. If this is how new people who havent played in three years or any newbie gets treated no wonder there not here long. Then wonder why your game fizzled or people quit.
Posted on 2009-07-31 at 01:53:56.
Edited on 2009-07-31 at 02:17:31 by Markus Furian
Markus, calling them names and things like that won't help you at all. It may grant you satisfaction but that won't last forever. Calm down and tell them that they're not into it enough or aren't putting in there best efforts. I understand what your angry about because it's happened to me in other situations.
Don't blame it on them but still tell them but kindly what they're doing wrong.
The best I can tell you is that some people enjoy an rp. They worked to get their character to how they want it, and the best we, as other players, can do is respect their wishes. The way I see it, you and the other involved player can either resolve the conversation as close to adults as possible and talk it over (I say as close as possible because we can't exactly do it in person), or cease that game. But maybe that's just my opinion.
I hope this doesn't chase you away from here. Every gamer here is valued, and none of us hope to see you go away.
And even if you do leave, the doors to the inn will be open for you if you chose to return.
Saw this thread, read it, and out of curiousity in regards to the situation, went ahead and read the game and Q&A threads for Fractured Shards before I opted to put my two cents in and here's what I've been able to come up with - please correct me if I'm mistaken and/or missing something here:
It seems the "being berated every other thread" bit stems from a bit of OOC back and forth between Markus and Suicidolt regarding Dron (Markus' character) addressing Sui's character as "Beau" when the character had been using the alias of "Smith", right? Honestly, that was the worst bit I could find and, from what I read, hardly equates to getting berated every other post (in fact, the whole exchange seemed to span maybe a total of 6 or 7 posts on the last couple of pages). If this is the bit that's got your hackles up, Markus, let me offer up an objective point of view if I might.
In those posts, your character did refer to sui's by a name which that character hadn't offered up. Yes, the character's real name is "Beau" but he's been introduced to your character as "Smith", where the game is concerned. (No problem... this kind of thing happens and sometimes it takes a little nudge by another player or even the GM). Anyway, it appears Sui tried to correct you with some OOC comments on a couple of occassions...whether you missed the "nudges" or simply "forgot" about them in the course of you next posts is irrelevant (and, again, has happened to everyone on occassion), whatever the case may have been there, Dron continued to call Beau "Beau" instead of "Smith" for another post or two and, then Sui got a little more emphatic about Dron not knowing Beau's name, yaddah, yaddah, yaddah...
Now here's the rub - as I've mentioned, misunderstandings and such happen is games fairly regularly but, in most cases, they can get resolved fairly quickly via PMs or OOCs between the players involved, a nudge from the GM, or whatever and then are soon forgotten and sometimes even laughed about later. In this case, however, it looks like yourself and Suicidolt had your OOCs regarding this only in the game thread (I didn't see anything regarding this issue in the Q&A and I'm not privy to any PMs that either of you might have sent) and then BAM! a standalone thread dedicated to your anger/irritation gets posted completely outside of any thread related to the game?
Ettiquette faux pas, my good man. When you have a conflict with another player in a game, you're welcome and enocuraged to work it out between yourselves via OOC comments in game, a back and forth post-a-thon in the Q&A,or if all else fails invoke the GM (Jozan is the games GM, right?) and allow him/her to settle it. What you do not do is post what equivocates to an tantrum induced rant for the entire Inn to see and read... if every Innmate here had 'berated' you or something, maybe I could see a thread like this going up but, honestly, this appears to be a tiff between yourself and one other member... Hardly worthy of a "Dear Abby".
IMO, both you and Sui could have handled the situation a lot better and with a little less emotion and it likely wouldn't have gotten this far.
*climbs down from soap box*
Okay, now, having preachified and such, I'm just going to leave you with this and then zip my lip. There are 1500 plus Innmates running around here and it's not outside the realm of possibility that you're going to have "compatible gaming styles" with every last one of them... when you find yourself in a game with another Innmate who, for whatever reason, gets under your skin or torques your knob,don't get frustrated with the whole world and go storming off in a huff. Resolve it with the other Innmate as best you can, have your words with that individual in private and, if nothing else, just don't play with them anymore. *shrugs* Easy as that... there's no need to let an argument with one person get you so frazzled that you make the sorts of generalized comments you made in the opening post of this thread.
Blah,blah,blah.... Shut up Eol!
Kudos to Tann, Drizzt740, Bez, and all the rest who tried to help smooth this over, too... We're a family, here, after all and, as far as I'm concerned, that's what sets the RDINN apart from every other gaming site out there... let's all do our best to keep it that way, huh?
Posted on 2009-07-31 at 18:35:32.
t_catt11 Fun is Mandatory RDI Staff Karma: 346/54 6052 Posts
Well handled. If you have a problem with someone, discuss it via PM. If it's game related, get your GM involved. A general rant is not the snwer.