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a spirit of fun.... Mon, 01 June 2009 16:55 Go to next message
Raindancer is currently offline Raindancer

 
Officer Cadet 1st Year

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Registered: February 2003
Location: Finger Lakes NY, USA

I just want to be clear: this is a game to me. And while I like the game, and put a lot of enthusiasm into it, I do not think that I take it too seriously.

I enjoy the written 'sparring' and 'debate' that can happen in a game.

I see the Bugs as discussing items with the leaders of the other races, not the players.

Let the leaders respond as they will. The races can verbally attack the Bugs all they like, and I will not take it personally.

I just want to make sure that all this is being taken in a spirit of fun. If it is not being taken that way, I will gladly stop my banter.

Eric/Raindancer/player of The Big Bug

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Re: a spirit of fun.... Mon, 01 June 2009 19:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eagle of Fire

 
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Don't worry, I feel exactly the same.

I hope to be able to sit down with Sully and have a good time once this game is finished. Wink



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Re: a spirit of fun.... Tue, 02 June 2009 16:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
craebild is currently offline craebild

 
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Registered: December 2003
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
I also agree, this is a game played for fun, and some verbal harassment is part of the game.

However, I have as host seen two situations where a player went too far in terms of verbal harassment of another player - It was as far as I know different players involved on the two occasions.

1. A male player sent an in-game message suggesting that all races gangbang a certain race. It was known to the other players that the player of the race he suggested they should gangbang was a female player.

2. A player suddenly received large numbers of e-mails of a racist nature from anonymized sources. He first became aware of the problem when his 9 year old son asked him for the meaning of a term used in one of the e-mails, and i was evident from the content of those e-mails that the sender was aware of that player's personal relations.

In my opinion, while in-game verbal harassment is to some degree OK, there are limits that should be observed, and the two examples I gave above are in my opinion not acceptable.

It should be added, that on both occasions the abused player dropped out of playing Stars! because of the abusive verbal attack.

I wouldn't mind sitting down with a beer with the other participants after the game is over, but that is not likely to happen, considering the distances between where we live. I live in Copenhagen, but I will be visiting Rome August 19-26, will any others of you be in Rome at that time ?



Med venlig hilsen / Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen
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Re: a spirit of fun.... Tue, 02 June 2009 18:57 Go to previous message
neilhoward

 
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Raindancer wrote on Mon, 01 June 2009 21:55


I just want to make sure that all this is being taken in a spirit of fun. If it is not being taken that way, I will gladly stop my banter.



Oh I get. Its cool. Got to keep the players separate from the characters. It is all good clean fun Eric.

P.S.
Please stop referring to me as Vedin's b****.

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