Hello everyone, I'm Fluffy on gl factions, also I have a thief Fingers. I noticed Cardell gave my thief Fingers a shout out on another thread, tyvm! I usually try to stay away from the factions boards on stratics because mostly it's a bunch of trash talking, etc. But I was browsing through the past couple days just catching up on the news, and a few things came to mind that I would like to take the opportunity to mention here. Some may agree, some may disagree, but I'll share with you my opinion and you can take it as you will. First, I am somewhat new to factions. I've been playing since approx. last september and diving into factions was my first dive into pvp and I loved it. My first night guarding, I played with a darkwood suit (since I'd only done pvm before) and a borrowed weapon, died about 20 times, and had a great time. Since becoming a little more experienced (but still a poor mage, though I'm working on it) I've gotten to know a lot of people in all the factions and I've made some great friends on all sides. One thing that really bothers me is all the trash talking on these boards...not fun trash talking, but talking that's meant to be offensive and does not separate the person from their game play/character. In my opinion, there should be no room for that on these boards, insulting people personally because you are not happy with the way you fight each other. I wish I could scroll through all these threads and find a single post that says "You beat me, good fight." All I read about is "you ran scripts," "You're running a gimp template," "You don't pvp correctly, you need 10 people to kill me," and the list goes on and on. For one thing, one can only speculate what someone runs or does not run, and to always be crying out that someone cheats devalues a legitimate win. As for templates, I believe that a person can fight on whatever template he/she enjoys, even if they might not be very good on it. As for complaining about numbers, well, all I can say is that if you die there is no one responsible except for yourself. If you go into a fight knowing that the other team will use specific tactics, you shouldn't be crying that they suck. You should be coming up with a way to outsmart them, to use their strength against them. You find a way to succeed. When I die, I know it was something that I did wrong and I try to improve for next time. I have a ball fighting everyone, even though I'm most certainly not the best pvper out there. I try though, and I have a lot of fun at it. I do get peeved when I die of course, especially when I do something stupid and I know better. But one thing is for certain, I play factions for fun, for the people, and to make my characters better in the game and to try to win. To all my friends in TB- I still consider you all friends even though I've left for com, and I will always fight fairly with you and I hope you'll do the same. Anthius- Man, I am still trying to figure out your amazing template, and even though you kick my ass repeatedly, it's always a pleasure to fight you because it encourages me to do better. The rest of SL - Good fights, good raids, etc. It's a pleasure fighting you all. Tinkz, Arabella, Michel, Danny, I love you guys. You made being a thief probably one of the most fun things I've done in game so far Sincerely, Fluffy Edited to add that I heart jingles as well, and your new skills on that archer are going to be extra challenging for me when I come to steal those sigils!