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Well I enjoyed my time up until recently in rift.
It wasnt the mechanics or raiding or any of that stuff. It was the bullying and constant negativity that eventually pushed me to cancel.
I just did not see the point in investing money into a game only to see that garbage, whether your a victim of bullying or witness it happen to someone else.
It just sours the whole experience in my opinion. Its a real shame though, really liked that game but after this. I am pretty much disgusted with the idea of even logging in anymore.
I know most games have this as well, but from what I saw tonite, it was pretty much out there and I am surprised it was not moderated before it went out of control.
Whats the deal Trion care to comment? Aside from saying we can ignore and report? Does that really do anything other than give the victim of bullying some false sense of satisfaction? What about the other people who log in without knowing to ignore that person, do you think its ok to subject new people to this type of behavior? Is this a new business strategy, hate on them and we will just give in and pay? Better think again.
Message to people is simple, be mindful if not empathetic to a person, we really dont know them and saying such hurtful or hateful comments could do alot more damage than you know. Just think about it, how you like that being said to someone you care about?
I like to tell people dont follow in the footsteps of ignorance. But we all know that song dont we. For as long as I have been playing games, its seems to be same song and dance. Things get out of control, feelings get hurt, cancel, move onto something else. Change names, change servers, etc. When will this cycle stop?
Try not to flame too much, but honestly, why bully people in a game? I know some call it trolling, but to take it to the level where its a personal attack and everyone jumps on board? CMon really? Is that necessary?
Well I guess its good to concentrate on the positives from this experience.
I now have 14$ back on my credit card!
I have a lot more free time to spend with people that dont bully me! Thats a plus!
No more finding mystery food in my keyboard! Kitteh will have to get up and eat somewhere else now. Kitteh gets exercise!
Can go outdoors and stare at that big ball of light!
Im sure there lots of things I can do but the point is, when you bully someone, everyone becomes a victim whether its directed at you or not. Those actions cause other actions, and when its negative based, they usually end up taking away from everything around it. I think its physics related. But whatever.
Even the bully becomes the victim eventually, because they suddenly find themselves, alone.
Going to give TSW another shot, so good luck my friends and hope you negative types mature greatly!