Sunday, September 9, 2007

The last two posts

Some people are possibly going to be wondering where my last two posts went. I deleted them, because I felt that they were excessively and unnecessarily negative.

I want to apologise to anyone who was offended by the pugging post in particular. I'm going to try and be a lot more civil to people from now on, including on the forums.


Xizang said...

I think this is your blog, and since your posts described the experience you have made, you should not censor your own words to that extent.

If I remeber it correctly, you rported having been in a dungeon with some kids unable to team up and play their class as they should, taking no advice. If someone then interprets it as "all teenagers are idiots" this opens room for discussion.

And isn't this what we are here for?

Mirshalak said...

True...we are here for discussion...but discussion isn't going to happen if I alienate people to the point where they no longer want to come back.

I wasn't saying all teenagers are idiots...or even that those teenagers were idiots, much as that they were impatient, and as you said, were not open to instruction.

The reason why impatient people in that context bothered me is because having a high repair bill from dying constantly in the game is not something I enjoy. I don't mind farming, but if I'm going to farm, I want it to be for gear or pots...things that are actually going to improve my character...not simply to pay for repairs which are only necessary because I've been in a bad group.

I do appreciate your support, as well. :)

Karthis said...

I dunno.... I thought the impatient article was bang on....

joshie said...

It's your blog, you can post or remove whatever you want. But I think that the PUGing post was fine. While not all young people are impatient (and bad at instancing) and not all impatient people are young there is certainly a large overlap. And that's what I think you were saying, in different words.

It's one thing wanting people to read your blog, it's another thing to walk on virtual eggshells to avoid offending anybody.

Mirshalak said...

Joshie...I think that balance is something I'm still searching for.

For most of my life, I've actually been someone who hasn't given a damn what anyone else thinks; however, it's also been a rather lonely existence. As far as the solitary element of my character is concerned, the line is fairly blurry as to where WoW ends and the real world begins.

Because of that, one of the things I'm trying to see WoW as is a controlled environment where I can learn to relate to people successfully. I don't want to sell out completely, but I do want to find a way to balance keeping my own integrity with not alienating people if it can be avoided as well.