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to all those concerned.

So several things to address here. First and foremost, there seems to be a general lack of awareness of a basic concept. And that concept is.... an argument doesn't continue unless you choose to participate in it. An argument takes two different sides and at least two different people. If one side shuts up, then it's suddenly just people talking to themselves. Therefore, end of argument. Obviously, regardless of protestations of “it's just a game”, it's gone far beyond that. Why is it obvious? Because there wouldn't be the on going need for defensive attacks and responses if it really was “just a game”. If it was “just a game”, then these continual cycles of defensive attacks and responses wouldn't go on for literally weeks. And if it was “just a game”, maybe the argument could end by one side just simply shutting up.

Secondly, since the overwhelming majority of you on here are full fledged tax paying adults, I'm going to put this whole thing in a different perspective. So let's say you're going to a job interview. To impress your prospective employer, you say, “I've written extensive treaties on the politics, ethics, and logistics of cading.” You see an attractive member of the correct gender at the bar. You walk up and say, “Hey there. I'm the top naver in the ocean. Wanna come over to my place and watch me cade?” You see your beloved sitting across the room. They've been having a bad day. You say, “Oh I'm sorry honey. I'll be with you in a bit. I just need to finish this round. Then we'll talk about your grandma or you or whatever it is. Sorry, didn't notice what you said.” Seriously, do you think it's impressive phrased that way, or is it all just a little bit sad?

Third, I will readily admit that this was the straw that broke the camel's back. It's a massive personal issue with me and one where it is difficult for me to remain polite. Regardless of who we are, what we are, what gender we prefer, what religion, what disability, whether physical or psychological, how smart we are, any of a countless list of terms we both place upon ourselves and have others place upon us, we are judged according to the content of our actions. The vast majority of people on here neither know nor care about any given person's “disability”. They care about one thing. They care about the content of your actions. A jerk is simply a jerk regardless of whether they're a medicated jerk or not (Or in a wheelchair. Or black. Or white. Or muslim. Or christian. Or gay. Or straight. Doesn't matter. Still just a jerk.)

OWN RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Quit looking for excuses. You are adults. There's no magic unicorn standing in your room controlling every word that comes through your fingers nor every button you decide to click. No one's making you say things you don't want to. Dear god, if you aren't going to change your behavior, that's just fine. Everyone has the right to decide to behave how they want to. But at least be honest about it. At least admit that you're doing what you want to because YOU WANT TO, not because of some weak and lame excuse. Regardless of it's poor behavior on the forums or on the game, you're doing it because you want to. The end.

PS. That's coming from a bipolar and dyslexic. They're not excuses for me. They're reasons to fight harder. I didn't want people treating me like a bomb waiting to explode, so I worked hard to take control of my behavior. I didn't want people to think I was an idiot, so I worked hard to over come my learning disability. IT WAS MY CHOICE AND MY HARD WORK. NOT MY EXCUSE. So don't even bother to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. I assure you, I do.

I am choosing to use an alt account to post this. No matter how comfortable I am with my state of life and state of mind, I know that others aren't. I feel no desire to deal with the potential cruelty of others.
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Re: to all those concerned.

Wut.
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Re: to all those concerned.

Someone had a traumatic Viridian experience and wrote a scrambled essay about it, and other things that came to their mind, Richeh
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Re: to all those concerned.

There's just...so...many things to nitpick at. I don't feel like citing them all, but how about the, "I don't make excuses...oh, by the way; here's some excuses!, but they aren't excuses" part of the rant? Anddddd, what is the point of this?...I don't even...

Also, man up. Post on your main, you bipolar buffoon.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
Also, man up. Post on your main, you bipolar buffoon.

Every forum alt ever.
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Re: to all those concerned.

Q?
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Re: to all those concerned.

Considering this post doesn't make any personal attacks/call people out/etc, I don't see why you guys got quarter chubs for the whole alt argument.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
Considering this post doesn't make any personal attacks/call people out/etc, I don't see why you guys got quarter chubs for the whole alt argument.

Whats more pathetic than pathetic adults, is people acting like teenagers and telling other pathetic adults what they need to do (in their opinion) to grow the f up.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
There's just...so...many things to nitpick at. I don't feel like citing them all, but how about the, "I don't make excuses...oh, by the way; here's some excuses!, but they aren't excuses" part of the rant? Anddddd, what is the point of this?...I don't even...

Also, man up. Post on your main, you bipolar buffoon.

Dude, I even know who the OP is, and I have been out of the game for 5-6 years until a few weeks ago. Worst. attempt. at. anonymity. ever.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
 
There's just...so...many things to nitpick at. I don't feel like citing them all, but how about the, "I don't make excuses...oh, by the way; here's some excuses!, but they aren't excuses" part of the rant? Anddddd, what is the point of this?...I don't even...

Also, man up. Post on your main, you bipolar buffoon.

Dude, I even know who the OP is, and I have been out of the game for 5-6 years until a few weeks ago. Worst. attempt. at. anonymity. ever.

That's immensely pro. Teach!
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Re: to all those concerned.

Nice post mate..
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Re: to all those concerned.

 


Also, man up. Post on your main, you bipolar buffoon.


+1 LOL
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Re: to all those concerned.

TLDR - I'll just assume you're whining about something and offer condolences that building walls of text aren't a puzzling skill (yet). Keep your head up.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
Considering this post doesn't make any personal attacks/call people out/etc, I don't see why you guys got quarter chubs for the whole alt argument.


If he posted who he is it'd just sound like a passive aggressive attack on someone he doesn't like. He made a few decent points and didn't attack anyone.


 
TLDR - I'll just assume you're whining about something and offer condolences that building walls of text aren't a puzzling skill (yet). Keep your head up.


Spellcheck hacks would be everywhere. i dont think anyone would complain though.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
So several things to address here. First and foremost, there seems to be a general lack of awareness of a basic concept. And that concept is.... an argument doesn't continue unless you choose to participate in it. An argument takes two different sides and at least two different people. If one side shuts up, then it's suddenly just people talking to themselves. Therefore, end of argument. Obviously, regardless of protestations of ?it's just a game?, it's gone far beyond that. Why is it obvious? Because there wouldn't be the on going need for defensive attacks and responses if it really was ?just a game?. If it was ?just a game?, then these continual cycles of defensive attacks and responses wouldn't go on for literally weeks. And if it was ?just a game?, maybe the argument could end by one side just simply shutting up.

Secondly, since the overwhelming majority of you on here are full fledged tax paying adults, I'm going to put this whole thing in a different perspective. So let's say you're going to a job interview. To impress your prospective employer, you say, ?I've written extensive treaties on the politics, ethics, and logistics of cading.? You see an attractive member of the correct gender at the bar. You walk up and say, ?Hey there. I'm the top naver in the ocean. Wanna come over to my place and watch me cade?? You see your beloved sitting across the room. They've been having a bad day. You say, ?Oh I'm sorry honey. I'll be with you in a bit. I just need to finish this round. Then we'll talk about your grandma or you or whatever it is. Sorry, didn't notice what you said.? Seriously, do you think it's impressive phrased that way, or is it all just a little bit sad?

Third, I will readily admit that this was the straw that broke the camel's back. It's a massive personal issue with me and one where it is difficult for me to remain polite. Regardless of who we are, what we are, what gender we prefer, what religion, what disability, whether physical or psychological, how smart we are, any of a countless list of terms we both place upon ourselves and have others place upon us, we are judged according to the content of our actions. The vast majority of people on here neither know nor care about any given person's ?disability?. They care about one thing. They care about the content of your actions. A jerk is simply a jerk regardless of whether they're a medicated jerk or not (Or in a wheelchair. Or black. Or white. Or muslim. Or christian. Or gay. Or straight. Doesn't matter. Still just a jerk.)

OWN RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Quit looking for excuses. You are adults. There's no magic unicorn standing in your room controlling every word that comes through your fingers nor every button you decide to click. No one's making you say things you don't want to. Dear god, if you aren't going to change your behavior, that's just fine. Everyone has the right to decide to behave how they want to. But at least be honest about it. At least admit that you're doing what you want to because YOU WANT TO, not because of some weak and lame excuse. Regardless of it's poor behavior on the forums or on the game, you're doing it because you want to. The end.

PS. That's coming from a bipolar and dyslexic. They're not excuses for me. They're reasons to fight harder. I didn't want people treating me like a bomb waiting to explode, so I worked hard to take control of my behavior. I didn't want people to think I was an idiot, so I worked hard to over come my learning disability. IT WAS MY CHOICE AND MY HARD WORK. NOT MY EXCUSE. So don't even bother to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. I assure you, I do.

I am choosing to use an alt account to post this. No matter how comfortable I am with my state of life and state of mind, I know that others aren't. I feel no desire to deal with the potential cruelty of others.


Have you ever considered the possibility that some of these 'jerks' are just people having fun firing up pissants like you? I, as well as a few others I know, take grat delight in logging on occasionally to make people mad. Though mine is mostly limited to the brawl tables these days.
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Re: to all those concerned.

 

Have you ever considered the possibility that some of these 'jerks' are just people having fun firing up pissants like you? I, as well as a few others I know, take grat delight in logging on occasionally to make people mad. Though mine is mostly limited to the brawl tables these days.


I should have taken more psych classes in college! There must be a psychological reason for this.
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Re: to all those concerned.

tl;dr
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Re: to all those concerned.

 
tl;dr

that awkward moment when i was about to post that....
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