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Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Amber Witch, Dec 4, 2009.
Please use the sticky PvP thread for PvP posts.
why is that? there is not much pvp talk on baja anyway
Because that's the rule. Keep it in the pvp thread. It's more loosely moderated then the regular forum. Don't want the freedom, we can take it away and start infracting for trolling. Everyone's choice.
Ok so do it, that's what you call freedom? That's sad, and that is also the reason Baja stratics is dead. Every time people post anything related to the game that's not tram related it has to be placed in one spot or you move it there.. And that was proven by hazmats post about the tournament. You know what please explain to me what trolling is. So if I respond to a post and you don't like it that's trolling? What exactly is trolling because I see people use this as a back door all the time............... And I would like to apologize right now to Oriana because this sounds like I'm attacking this person but that is not the intent of this post.
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They are biased. If the mods pvp'd, we would have a "pvm thread" and posts regarding pvp would be allowed. Pvp talk is allowed on other shard forums where the mods participate in pvp combat, but not here. I wonder why? But I don't understand how anyone could enjoy discussing pvm anyway... "Hey guys good job killing that ettin today!"
As stated in post #3 in this thread we HAVE a PvP thread. The PvP thread is a sticky at the top of the Baja forum.
It has nothing to do with PvP or PvM. It has to do with the smack talk pvpers start throwing around. As Amber Witch posted the RoC for you it gets into trolling which really isn't acceptable on these boards. This forum is about the community and events. Yes Pvp is part of the community, but as I have seen in the past pvp can begin to clutter the forum very very quickly and no one can see the basis of this forum. Thus the PvP thread was made. It isn't moderated quite as much as the rest of the forum. You guys can troll away each other within the reasons of the RoC. (profanity, down right mean threatening comments, and threatening irl will not be tolerated.)
These are the rules of this board. Plain out simple.
Oriana, Baja Moderator
Honestly, are people lazy to the point where they can no longer cliick on a thread located at the top of the page?
I gotta be honest, I never liked the pvp thread thing. But I can understand why they do those things. My issue generally was that it sort of lumps all incidents and happenings in the pvp world into one area and that really sort of limits interaction. I mean what if all [news] posts were stuck in a single thread? There are some fun fights sometimes that should get their own little spotlight on them, just like any other happening on Baja.
Possibly, considering the low population of Baja these days the mods could reconsider the pvp thread thing and do a trial run of just having all regular threads and work on keeping things from getting out of hand the old fashioned way. That might encourage people to post more here and make the board more active.
Just a thought, anyways.
The second I heard a new PvP thread was being suggested, I tried to shoot it down. As is always the case, the PvPers couldn't use a single brain cell, and pushed on forward with the PvP thread.
And now? Every post that even has a PvPers' name in it gets relegated to the PvP thread. And rightly so.
I wouldn't cite examples from other shards; take a while to actually read them and you'll see that they know how to handle themselves. The PvPers on this shard's forums are idiots; plain and simple. I was only being a bit sarcastic when I suggested that PvPers should be seen, and not heard. Time and again, the PvPers of this shard fail to conduct themselves properly if not reined in. The notable exceptions are the PvPers who also take part in community events and support Baja.
So if you really want to make a complaint? Then pancake at yourselves first for ruining the very system in which other shards use to thrive. The sense of self-entitlement that many PvPers share is the same sort of entitlement that brought the current state of affairs upon yourselves.
I tried for years to stem that tide. Ignore me at your own discretion.
Try modding pac..
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