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I saw his add on the trade forums "can someone make me a raft please", since I thought I could help him, I responded with a personal message, and asked him to bring all the mats needed to do the raft, he was so excited to have the possibility to own one.
Some minutes ago I saw him coming, he had the newbie protection over his head so I now understood why he was so excited: he would not have to wait till level 75 woodcutting to make one (as I had to wait).
I interrupted my crafting to take his mats, he opened a trade window and put the mats on it, and pressed "accept", I took the mats and went to the craft station, lacked some cloth. I communicated the matter to him and he went to the vendor but did not have enough money, very sad he told me he could not do the raft because of the cloth.
I told him "is there anything I can buy from you?" we went to bank and he looked for some things I was not really interested, then he told me he have some resin, I bought it from him since reagents are always necessary.
Now with money he bought the cloth and with the mats ready I could make the raft, I opened a trade window and gave him his so wanted raft. He was so excited and said "now to sail the seven seas". I gave him some advices and we say farewell.
What we have here, a new player, excited and enjoying the game, a human being behind the keyboard, perhaps a teenager, someone who invested time of his life gathering the mats to make a raft. He trusted me, why did he do? ignorance? lack of experience? he trusted me and I did not defraud him. Why should I defraud him, I am a blue, I am an ally, no reasons to not to trust me. But what if I had taken his mats and then laugh on his face and humilliate him saying hard things. Oh sure perhaps he could have posted an add on the chats saying that I took his mats and asking the community not to trust me, and later he probably would start receiving messages of people ridiculizing him and humillianting him for his mistake.
I am not telling this to you to think "oh this guy is so honest", I write this because every action that degrades people on this game is justified for the phrase "it is just a game". Yes it is just a game but behind the keyboard there are human beings and some people treat those human beings as if they were garbage.
Lately some one said to me in a public forum (without any provocation) "no one besides your mom gives anything for your existence, and even that is questionable" and that person claimed to have two degrees.
I learned to play the ways of darkfall I fell and got up I lost my things and worked hard to recover them, I never ever complaint for a fair gank, that is the game. However in those chats I have read insults so grotesque that made me sick, touching mothers, wives and definitely you can find the lowest minds on this game.
I want to state that the reason why I will leave the game is not anything in the gameplay but the people who plays on it. I can testify that Darkfall online has one of the rudest communities I have ever seen in a mmo game.