Why is the term Trolling so popular with Camelot Unchained?
Hello gaming fans,
I'll start this discussion with how I've been watching closely the Camelot Unchained (CU) Kickstarter.
Before we begin, I have to tell my readers that I'm still on the fence.
There are some interesting posts about the description of how Mark Jacobs (MJ) wants the game to be, and I appreciate them. Sort of, but they are filled with holes and left to mass speculation, as evident by the flood of forum posts, either critisizing MJ or requesting more information.
MJ does provide some answers, but CU seems more of a dream, started with an idea of Dark Age of Camelot (DAoC). There really isn't anything to show when it comes to development of this game. No alpha, no gameplay examples.
All that said, there is a disturbing trend, which I see mainly in the CU forums. Accusations of trolling whenever someone indicates reservation about pledging. Some CU fans even go so far as to say anyone who doesn't swear allegience to CU in this thread is a troll.
I feel that some hard-core CU fans really lost the edge when it comes to game acceptance / betterance / and denial.
Some people are in-fact trolls. No question there. But most of those posters considered trolls have a history of curiosity and questioning their games. A natural behavior, and they should not be told to go away.
These people are not trolls, and, to be honest, making accusations of trolling only is making this game look really bad and Elitist. Is Elitism what MJ is trying to accomplish?
Ask yourself that question next time you call someone a troll.
When you call someone a troll, ask yourslef if you are really the troll. Because to someone without your "vision", that might be how you appear.