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Postby AdamBlue » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:48 am

I personally think that the orcs are ten times kinder then the humans, both ICly and OOCly.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby RiderOnTheStorm » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:06 am

I'm uh...going to avoid this thread, though it tempts me so!
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Hawkwind » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:10 am

This is not a good idea.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Rivean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:13 am

While I have no desire to see any sort of opinion - however unpopular - stifled, I think that creating a thread with the express purpose of housing such ideas as to piss off other people is not the best considered enterprise in the world.

While I'm here though: Tolkien really didn't know how to write realistic characters.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Jeshin » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:16 am

I would trade SOI 3.0 for a Patrick Rothfuss 'Name of the Wind' MUD.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Songweaver » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:17 am

Dollhouse was a better television show than Firefly. BOOM.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby MrDvAnt » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:25 am

Songweaver wrote:Dollhouse was a better television show than Firefly. BOOM.


See? Everyone was right. I've worked with Songweaver before and love him but all this thread does is make people wanna kill people. :D :D
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby MrDvAnt » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:26 am

As for my own, Northerners are actually jealous of the low crime rate, beautiful scenery and quality of life enjoyed by southerners. That's why they feel the need to make fun of us and call us all names.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby MrT2G » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:29 am

Cheesebuns taste like cardboard.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Hazgarn » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:45 am

Something both game-relevant and likely to be unpopular:

I think people insult each other too much IC. Specifically, I think people publicly defame, accuse and denigrate each other way more often than it makes sense for the sort of culture we're supposed to be representing.

It's about more than people getting their "feelings hurt".

Gossip and rumor-mongering was looked down on in many cultures for a reason. Libel was and still is a crime for a reason, and in many historical contests making aspersions against a person's character could be a very, very big deal. A person's good name and reputation is something that should be valuable--and wrongfully damaging that good name should be seen as something on par with vandalism.

I think people should take the tone of the setting into account before insulting people in public places like the Inn or in the streets. If someone is accused publicly of a crime, or incompetence, or even just bad manners, there should be consequences if those accusations can be demonstrated as untrue.

I don't think it makes sense for all this name calling to be going on as often and as visibly as it does.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby LuckyV » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:48 am

This thread is the same as the Wishlist thread only this one encourages you to go all leroy jenkins with expressing your wish.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Rivean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:51 am

I vote we make a game of it and move it to the OOC forum where it belongs - gripe about anything other than the game and its players :P
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby jdidds » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:51 am

I'm a woman.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Rivean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:59 am

jdidds wrote:I'm a woman.


Unfortunately, this opinion is unpopular with both the ladies, who feel maligned, and the gentlemen, who feel cheated.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby jdidds » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:12 pm

Rivean wrote:
jdidds wrote:I'm a woman.


Unfortunately, this opinion is unpopular with both the ladies, who feel maligned, and the gentlemen, who feel cheated.


Haha! :-)
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby RiderOnTheStorm » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:14 pm

Hazgarn wrote:Something both game-relevant and likely to be unpopular:

I think people insult each other too much IC. Specifically, I think people publicly defame, accuse and denigrate each other way more often than it makes sense for the sort of culture we're supposed to be representing.

It's about more than people getting their "feelings hurt".

Gossip and rumor-mongering was looked down on in many cultures for a reason. Libel was and still is a crime for a reason, and in many historical contests making aspersions against a person's character could be a very, very big deal. A person's good name and reputation is something that should be valuable--and wrongfully damaging that good name should be seen as something on par with vandalism.

I think people should take the tone of the setting into account before insulting people in public places like the Inn or in the streets. If someone is accused publicly of a crime, or incompetence, or even just bad manners, there should be consequences if those accusations can be demonstrated as untrue.

I don't think it makes sense for all this name calling to be going on as often and as visibly as it does.


Only if there are consequences, like loss of leadership roles when those accusations have mountains of proof behind them.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Hazgarn » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:28 pm

RiderOnTheStorm wrote:Only if there are consequences, like loss of leadership roles when those accusations have mountains of proof behind them.

No arguments. Consequences are a good.

ETA: I only brought the other up because, honest to goodness, listening to bitchery gets so old.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby RiderOnTheStorm » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Hazgarn wrote:
RiderOnTheStorm wrote:Only if there are consequences, like loss of leadership roles when those accusations have mountains of proof behind them.

No arguments. Consequences are a good.

ETA: I only brought the other up because, honest to goodness, listening to bitchery gets so old.


I am guilty of it, I know (and the cause of some of it), and you are right. I will try to tone it down.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Rivean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:13 pm

RiderOnTheStorm wrote:I am guilty of it, I know (and the cause of some of it), and you are right. I will try to tone it down.


That was very well said, sir. Admitting one's mistakes is one of the hardest things for most people to do. Bravo.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Letters » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:16 pm

Rivean's cat can be kind of hard to pick out against the background.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Rivean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Letters wrote:Rivean's cat can be kind of hard to pick out against the background.


Precisely by design, my friend. Victims can be so much more tedious when they see you coming.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby toofast » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:37 pm

This thread is a good idea.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby Rivean » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:41 pm

toofast wrote:This thread is a good idea.


I see what you did there, you sneaky fellow you!
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby likui » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:00 pm

Edited to self-censor my initial, brutishly mean comment:

I like SoI and Tolkein!
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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Postby MarcusSaint » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:14 pm

Orks Rule!!

Humans Drool!!
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