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I have a question about Rule #2. If I say that God X sucks I will face in-game repercussions, that much I understand. But does this also mean we can use the forums to interact and contact Gods that we usually wouldn't be able to in-game and expect an in-game response?
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Well, we're open to changing to to just banning criticizing the Gods, but 'criticism' is a very very broad and general term, and we didn't want people to feel like they can't say anything about a God at all for fear of the banhammer or something.
[quote]Well, we're open to changing to to just banning criticizing the Gods,
but 'criticism' is a very very broad and general term, and we didn't
want people to feel like they can't say anything about a God at all for
fear of the banhammer or something.[/quote]I just imagined Phaestus forging a banhammer and wielding/waving it in front of people who question the Divine.
@Sarapis Just wondering if anyone else noticed the "Options" icon next this thread when on the main Discussions page. It drops down to "Dismiss" which has me thinking it's an admin/moderator function?
I'm sure the Gods are likely going to be reasonable with how they respond to forum criticism, but I think the rule should be changed regardless; the game should not be encouraging blurring OOC/IC boundaries. I just can't see any good reason at all for having something that is, in principle, promoting lack of player-character separation. It's essentially just as ridiculous as, say, disfavouring someone in-game for sending you an email.
That's going to do a lot more to hurt staff and player relations than help it, and you'll also lose the truest medium of feedback you have -- even if the feedback you receive isn't always positive, prior to this rule, it was honest.
"Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to? You will never find that [everlasting] life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man."
I'm glad to see -something- is being done to prevent the sort of extreme bitterness and negativity I'm used to reading.
A lot of the things said about Divines on the forums made me uncomfortable. Even if they're honest, not all opinions need to be shared. I'm glad to see -something- is being done to prevent the sort of extreme bitterness and negativity I'm used to reading.