Friday, October 2, 2009

Go Hug A PuG

I'm not going to go into too much detail about about how bad Aion's community is at the moment. Overly Positive, Recherché, and Sin Healing have already hit the nails on the douchewaffle's head, and hence I'd just be over saturating the "wow this game is full of e-peen jerkoffs" posting environment.

All I'm going to say is that if the game's community is really "that bad" (which in some cases, I'll agree that it is), you have to do something about it. You can't just sit on the sidelines going "man that guy is a douche, I wish General chat didn't suck waffles". You have to risk getting involved if you want to see a positive change.

Some noob ask a noobish question? Some one else flame him for it? Completely ignore the waffle and answer the noob politely and with as much detail as possible in General chat. The noob will more than likely thank you, upon which other noobs will realize that someone is willing to help them. They will then in turn ask their questions. You need to answer again, pro-activity is the key in these situations. If you show people that you actually give a waffle about their problems, then they will feel appreciated and welcomed. That is how you create a positive gaming community. You don't feed the flamers, you just ignore them until people finally get that magical *bonk* on the head that being a jerkoff doesn't solve anything, and they also ignore the flamers. Eventually, the flamers will have no reason to flame because no one will care, or they will be looked down upon.

I'll openly admit I'm not perfect. I've had my fair share of hatorade rants and insult spewing fests. The important thing is to minimize them, apologize for them, and learn from them. These few posts I've mentioned aren't going to magically destroy the Barrens Chat that is currently residing within Aion, but they are cornerstones upon which you, and only you, can build.


  1. Thanks for posting this... I tend to whisper to the person asking if I know the answer and can help.. but you make a good point about answering in general chat.

  2. There's nothing necessarily wrong about answering in whispers if you are busy and don't have time to get caught up with tsunami that is General Chat, but if you can spare the time and effort, you will obviously make a much larger impact by answering where others can see you care.

  3. Aion chat is the worst. I have never seen so much hatred towards each other of the same faction. I usually ignore region chat, and just listen to vent.

    I just think the hatred is going to backfire on alot of these elitists when they realize their dream of Aion being small group pvp was tunnel vision by them. Eventually after they get steamrolled a few times by zergs, and no one helps them because of all there smack talking they will quit, and go back to Counterstrike.

  4. Fallen Earth has a global New Player Help chat. Besides GM's, you also have a volunteer Hazmat Team that is trained by the development company, given tons of resources, and is not allowed to logon or release who their real character is while it's their shift. These are players who volunteered and the dev gave them the resources to help new players.

    How many games do you see doing that? It's fantastic and gives new players a huge warm welcome without fear of being flame by some rtard e-peen pussy : )