Just popped in and looked at my messages. I saw some of the threads on my messages that I feel should be answered. So here we go
You know me, I tend to write a lot, so grab a cup of coffee
First answer to Gloom as he's the old one and should be respected
I wrote something in the wrong order in fact. When I was saying “I hate you” it wasn’t addressed to all the CLOWNs! I’m angry at the ones turning their supposed brothers down, not on CLOWN in general. I’m pissed at the concept of this new thing, as it is totally against all that I believe in, against what I think CLOWN is. And when I get angry, it just eats me from inside. I tend to be aggressive and it just doesn’t help much. So it’s better to step aside, take a breath and cool down. That’s what I’m doing at the moment. Peace to all the CLOWNs I’ve known for so long and please accept my apologies for my sentence that was quite easy to misunderstand. Peace to you Gloom, never had anything against you and always considered you as the wise one
Now I’ll answer to Affie.
No I don’t hate you, see above. I didn,’t say CLOWN was dead either, but I think what we are facing now is far from our original spirit. I nevertheless tried to f*** myself but seems my male attribute is undersized for this…
I agree with you with the high end story. In fact that subject has been addressed with CoTH already things, you have to group with people playing a lot. Some guilds make it clear with messages like “free at least 4 days a week from 19:00 till 01:00 and fire resistance minimum of XXX”. Though it is sad that sometimes people will disappear of your game, it is quite understandable. Everyone should be playing his kind of game. And in this case, anyone is more than able to say "Ok, from now on I want to achieve it, so I'l grind to get the minimal FR and I'll be more available".
But the case here is quite different. The fact you don’t get it is probably because you’re on the other side and don’t take part to it. What are we talking about here? I’ll just try to make you feel what it is.
A new guild is created by one of your guild members. The idea is “people that like to play together”. Some of your close friends get invited to it and it slowly builds up. You apply to it but you’re turned down because you have a strange voice on Team Speak, or because your signature is “I R TEH SEX”, or anything that has nothing to do with game achievement. Most of your friends contact you to say “So sorry that you won’t be with us any longer, that system is just stupid!”. But they stick to it, and you see more and more of your friends going away where you can’t follow them. It’s the same as if your RL
friends decided to go out each Friday but say to you “Oh sorry, you’re not invited there because Pipo said he doesn’t want to see you”. I know enough people that are in Exalted to know why some gets turned down, and it is wrong. For my case someone stated clearly “Yes, one of our member has something personal against you though he doesn’t really know you, that’s all…”.
How will you feel? How will you consider this new group? How would you react if you were part of this group but some other friend is turned down because he likes pancakes with maple sirup (note: not Mapleleaf sirup!!!!)? I know how I would react… Lets’ take it on CLOWN level. Would you accept that someone gets kicked out of the game because two members think he’s ugly though all the others consider him good? Exalted is just a name to do this without recognizing it is CLOWN issue. Let’s consider a new game now. What if just Exalted is created there? Will it be the polite message to say you’re out of CLOWN? In fact maybe you won’t even get the invite in there. People that didn’t like you won’t like you more…. Do you see the difference “high end / like people” now?
I also think that a lot of people that accepted this rule don't really understand how they can hurt other people feelings. I have to say it really hurt me deep to see friends accepting the fact I was rejected because someone didn't like me. And it made me feel that the same someone was more important than me in their eyes.
But here people accept it, and continue to go for this. I said I would not stay to see it. I don’t want to hear of this radical purging system. And I don’t accept the fact that people saying “I don’t like this guy so let’s exclude him” stay in my guild. As I understood that all considered that normal, I considered I had to move. I think it was a good idea as I feel much more relax and external to this.
Finally: I would go for a beer too...