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[quote] On 12-11-2009 13:47, Hawumph wrote: [quote] On 31-10-2009 12:36, royston wrote: I understand that a player was docked 1K points by a Wiz recently for giving a Newbie too much information. I would suggest that this was not breaking any rule but merely bad sportsmanship. [/quote] Well, perhaps, but then the dock was meant by way of a hint that this was a bad idea, it spoils the game for people. A FOD might have been bad sportsmanship and excessive, but a dock, no, it should have made a point. It [b]should[/b] have. It happened in reset 43124, at 13:59:19, on the 28th of October. However ....... [quote] On the other hand, I was told recently of a way of dealing with the Wyvern without fighting it in very explicit terms. I did not ask for this information. I assume the player was trying to impress me with his knowledge of the game. I was and still am disappointed this happened as I believe that sooner or later I would have tried this for myself. [/quote] This incident happened at 21:34:28, in reset 43128, on the 28th of October. Yes folks, approximately 7.5 hours after the dock that was [b]SO[/b] traumatic everyone had to be told about it, the dockee proceeds to tell Royston something he didn't particularly want to know, not as a hint, but a direct one line you do this like this message, no chance to ask for hints or otherwise. I think this amply illustrates both the perpetrator's lack of thought (he justified the second action by saying he didn't feel bad telling it, because he was told it) and also the fact that telling stuff like this does indeed spoil any mystique or at least the joy of puzzle solving, which several people, myself being one, found a major part of the game experience. So rather than trying to quantify everything to a set of rules, which people will then proceed to analyse for pitfalls and omissions to abuse (past experience amply illustrates this to be true) why not try a little thought, a degree of hinting if people are stuck as opposed to outright telling them a set of instructions like a walk through, and maybe even let the game be just that, a game, something to enjoy rather than a live forum requiring moderation ad infinitum? Oh, and perhaps you (yes, you know who you are) should learn to listen when given a docking or similar warning. There are only so many times you can gently hint at players before an example has to be made. </RANT|> [/quote]
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