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Pro-Science Pro-Intellectual Gaming Group

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  • DibdabsDibdabs Member RarePosts: 2,929
    I can sympathise with the OP's goals to a large degree, and even admire the root causes, but I think what he is aiming for would be just as annoying as the behaviours he detests.  At my advanced age I try to aim for moderation in all things, not seeking for extremes.  Still, while his aims may be overly politically correct for my tastes, good luck to him in all things.
  • waynejarviswaynejarvis Member UncommonPosts: 29
    One thing that confuses me about this kind of post, actually I've never seen a post like this. I understand the need to facilitate some needs within a gaming group or guild, one that you can't find in the general or trade chats of mmorpgs. But why not seek it out somewhere else than mmorpg.com? There are discussion groups and boards surrounding a lot of amazing sciency places. Why not present a post to communities outside any abusive realms such as this one. Look for like minds that surround gaming within these already established places. 

    - TED
    - Popular Science
    - NASA
    - Discovery
    - Polygon
    - Scientific American

    There are gamers out there probably looking to game with like minds. But with this suggestion said, I must be honest myself. You seem like one of those in-your-face intellects that might try to force opinions and views rather than collaborate - but I could have the context of your post wrong.
    I am seeking it out in several places, not just here - I even have a craigslist ad haha. 

    Also much of my post is about listening to perceptions of others. I do not find this characteristic of in-your-face intellectuals - who honestly are probably not that intellectual if they are not interested in learning why people believe what they believe. Their goal is to change minds and not to learn - bar intellectuals is what I picture. 
  • waynejarviswaynejarvis Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Also if you know of any spaces in particular I would appreciate it. I suppose these places have forums and a few you mentioned seem like a good idea. 
  • jesteralwaysjesteralways Member RarePosts: 2,560
    One thing that confuses me about this kind of post, actually I've never seen a post like this. I understand the need to facilitate some needs within a gaming group or guild, one that you can't find in the general or trade chats of mmorpgs. But why not seek it out somewhere else than mmorpg.com? There are discussion groups and boards surrounding a lot of amazing sciency places. Why not present a post to communities outside any abusive realms such as this one. Look for like minds that surround gaming within these already established places. 

    - TED
    - Popular Science
    - NASA
    - Discovery
    - Polygon
    - Scientific American

    There are gamers out there probably looking to game with like minds. But with this suggestion said, I must be honest myself. You seem like one of those in-your-face intellects that might try to force opinions and views rather than collaborate - but I could have the context of your post wrong.
    Also if he really wanted to discuss scientific subject then his "not wanted" post should have started with :

    1. No religious discussion allowed

    2. No discussion regarding "creationism" allowed

    If he were really looking for proper scientific minded people these restrictions are must.

    And too much so called "modern day cool kid" lines in his post really makes me wonder if he really is looking for scientific and intellectual discussion. Iny my eyes your observation is spot on : "in-your-face intellectual who might try to force opinions and views rather than collaborate".

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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,420
    @waynejarvis Do you have any people playing on EU servers/EU timezones?
     
  • VardahothVardahoth Member RarePosts: 1,472
    Vardahoth said:

    Adjuvant1 said:
    Vardahoth said:

    P.S. You will find most the people on these forums are not the type of people you are searching for.
    You don't think there are many people far more impressed with the way they think than they should be?
    I think people will continue to be rude and embrace negative attitudes (which is obviously what the OP is trying to filter out), especially with internet anonymity. I could care less about how they are impressed. It's just a form of pride, which leads to a fall.
    He is trying to filter our negativity with his own negativity? Ohh wait i know, fight poison with poison. My, i have grown so old that i am forgetting common sense..
    Pointing out specific negativity you do not want in you're group is not being negative. Maybe you are just misunderstanding him.

    I Quit.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/436845/page/1 -> http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/436845/what-killed-mmorpgs-for-you/p1

    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2316034
    .............
    Retired Gamer: all MMORPG's have been destroyed by big business, marketing of false promises, unprofessional game makers, and a generation of "I WIN and GIVE ME NOW" (brought to you by pokeman).

  • RusqueRusque Member RarePosts: 2,785
    Yolo swag

    That is my contribution to this thread.
  • DeivosDeivos Member EpicPosts: 3,692
    This reminds me of those kids in chess club that would get bullied for their lunch money, but then spend the rest of their day acting smug about getting some of the best grades in math class.

    I can understand the desire to want intelligent discussion and reasonable/sane behavior, but it's not really hitting those notes here.

    "The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners." - Thomas B. Macaulay

    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel J. Boorstin

  • waynejarviswaynejarvis Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Vrika said:
    @waynejarvis Do you have any people playing on EU servers/EU timezones?
    We came from a game that was European and played with several Europeans, but the direction is too hard to predict at the moment. If we become large enough I will expect a healthy EU population. I can't say we have a large EU population at this time, but we tend to like Russian and Swedish game developers. 
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    OP, its an easy trap to fall into.
    But don't confuse education with intelligence, it encourages false assumptions.
    Likewise don't assume that a lack of education implies a lack of intelligence.
    There is also a term that all too often is earned by those who do in their pride, lay claim to certain titles in regards to themselves.
    Pseudo-intellectuals.
  • jesteralwaysjesteralways Member RarePosts: 2,560
    Vardahoth said:
    Vardahoth said:

    Adjuvant1 said:
    Vardahoth said:

    P.S. You will find most the people on these forums are not the type of people you are searching for.
    You don't think there are many people far more impressed with the way they think than they should be?
    I think people will continue to be rude and embrace negative attitudes (which is obviously what the OP is trying to filter out), especially with internet anonymity. I could care less about how they are impressed. It's just a form of pride, which leads to a fall.
    He is trying to filter our negativity with his own negativity? Ohh wait i know, fight poison with poison. My, i have grown so old that i am forgetting common sense..
    Pointing out specific negativity you do not want in you're group is not being negative. Maybe you are just misunderstanding him.
    Misunderstanding someone who is saying he doesn't like unoriginal gamer lingo but use them frequently in the same post? Yeah....

    Boobs are LIFE, Boobs are LOVE, Boobs are JUSTICE, Boobs are mankind's HOPES and DREAMS. People who complain about boobs have lost their humanity.

  • VardahothVardahoth Member RarePosts: 1,472
    Vardahoth said:
    Vardahoth said:

    Adjuvant1 said:
    Vardahoth said:

    P.S. You will find most the people on these forums are not the type of people you are searching for.
    You don't think there are many people far more impressed with the way they think than they should be?
    I think people will continue to be rude and embrace negative attitudes (which is obviously what the OP is trying to filter out), especially with internet anonymity. I could care less about how they are impressed. It's just a form of pride, which leads to a fall.
    He is trying to filter our negativity with his own negativity? Ohh wait i know, fight poison with poison. My, i have grown so old that i am forgetting common sense..
    Pointing out specific negativity you do not want in you're group is not being negative. Maybe you are just misunderstanding him.
    Misunderstanding someone who is saying he doesn't like unoriginal gamer lingo but use them frequently in the same post? Yeah....
    He was giving examples of what he does not want in his group. I don't understand why this is so hard to comprehend.

    I Quit.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/436845/page/1 -> http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/436845/what-killed-mmorpgs-for-you/p1

    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2316034
    .............
    Retired Gamer: all MMORPG's have been destroyed by big business, marketing of false promises, unprofessional game makers, and a generation of "I WIN and GIVE ME NOW" (brought to you by pokeman).

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