GAME PET PEEVES

(Anonymous) 2016-10-01 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-01 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this a game pet peeve? Whatever, it annoys me. Advertised TDMs where no one in the game responds to new people are a pain. I know not everyone will remember to check and a post could get missed here and there, but when a bunch of people aren't being responded to, you don't actually get to, y'know, test anything out. Tagging with other new people is possible, but tells you way less about whether you like the style in the game.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-01 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
we've been over this. lots of people don't care about tdms. they're busy with game tags. it doesn't tell you anything about how you'll be treated in game.

also "the style of the game" lol you can't tell that from a couple of tdm threads.

fuck i hate how important tdms have become

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-01 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
i guess it depends on you perspective, anon. i'll try to answer nicely, but i'm pretty much siding with the others who already have.

when you want to app into a game and when you tag into a tdm hoping to do so, that's about the only time tdms are useful and it's one of the few times it will likely mean anything to you, as a player. so when you tag in, tag around, because these other people on the tdm are game hopefuls, just like you, and hey, bonus of if you're not a complete shit player, you'll have a little cr circle you can start the game with. win-win.

when you're already in a game, however, tdms are like any other game meme. less, even, because it's not your current cr that you're already making plans with. it's people that might app in (might, because it's already been stated that some people just like to fuck around on tdms for fun, and there are plenty of people that just don't like the style of the game and never bother apping), and unless they're a friend or a castmate or a character that you personally want to see app into the game, concentrating on actual game tags will always be more important.

and really, depending on the game size, it's just not feasible to expect everyone in game already to hit up the tdm. some people might check it for cast/friend hopefuls, but outside of that, once someone's in the game, the tdm can oftentimes just fall out of their consideration. which you, as a potential player, have to learn to be okay with, because otherwise, i'm going to sit here and glare at you to hit the tdm up every time, every month, for the rest of your duration in the game. and i bet you even money you won't be able to do it. why? 'because i have too much stuff on my plate', you'll say, and maybe that'll be true. but i also bet that some months, you just won't want to tag anyone on it. and hey, that's okay. but this is why no one's tagging you, anon. or some of the others. accept it.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-01 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
as someone who rarely ever tags new people on tdms unless specifically asked, it isn't because i'm trying to be a jerk to new players. it's because my priority is doing the tags i have for the game. i would rather use my time to tag the people who are in the game than to tag someone who might not app in the first place.

aside from that, many games don't allow the tdm threads to be used as game continuity. so if the player does app, then i have to do the intro thread that we just did on the tdm all over again. as someone who already doesn't like intro hell, doing it twice is a huge turn off.

i get what you're saying about other prospect applicants not knowing the game as well as the people in it, but i would still suggest tagging around. if you know someone in the game, you can always ask them to tag your tdm thread.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-01 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
just tag the fuck around, you whiny baby. no one in a game is obligated to coddle your ass so you don't have to write a sample or tag out to other newbies.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
See, I honestly only give a damn about tagging someone on a TDM if they are a potential castmate or played by someone I know. In those cases I'm willing to do them a favor and help them out in getting a thread for a sample because I hate writing samples too. I'm not as willing to spend that time that I could devote to game tags to tag some stranger that may not even app in. If their character interests me, I'll tag their intro once they get in.

I agree with what others said, if you aren't getting tags and need a sample, then tag someone else. People should pretty much assume that unless you have castmates in the game or a friend who would help you out, that you probably aren't going to be tagged by anyone but other potential newbies. There's just little incentive for people to tag the TDMs and many of us don't have a ton of extra time to do threads that would have to be redone anyhow if the character does get in.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
If you're just going to app to a game in order to barely make AC with your clique, just play in a damn musebox instead and leave your character's spot open for someone who's actually active.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
when you plan out a plot months in advance, finally start reaching the climax where cool shit happens, and then some other player decides to do the exact same thing on the exact same day as your plot with no prior warning or buildup. thanks a lot.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-02 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I've had this happen a lot, it's super frustrating.

(Anonymous) 2016-10-03 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
would it kill you to actually read my tag instead of jumping to a conclusion in order for your character to be ~morally superior~ than mine?

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-03 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
considering how often this happens, i imagine it would kill them.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-03 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
when a mod makes their ship the center of an event

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-03 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
a friend used to say this was always the case with Sunshineverse (modded by skeren). that game where she manipulated the entire game to be pretty much all about shipping with the 5 something characters she played on there.

thank fuck that poor excuse for a game went down

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-04 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
ok. and?

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-05 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Four paragraphs of your character vaguely existing in the same place as mine is not a good enough reason for mine to go and say hello. Particularly when the chosen location is a busy one. Let's call it a food court for this example, shall we?

There's dozens of NPCs walking around. I picked a table to sit at in the opener. You want my character to pay attention to yours, come sit at my table. Accidentally bump into mine because you were avoiding a mess. Inquire about the time. Ask for directions. Don't just sit down on the other side of the cafeteria glancing at mine. She's not going to notice you over there She's going to finish her meal, get up, put her trash in the bin, and leave.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-05 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I've actually done this before. Had my character just keep on keeping on and about five tags in they eventually left the area. Very satisfying because the writer that had tagged into my post just would not have their character do anything to approach or draw attention. I don't know how well that would go over in a game.

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-07 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
Devil's advocate: sounds like you created an tag in which your character is doing nothing except vaguely exist at the same place as other people, which is not a good enough reason for my character to go and say hello

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-05 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
okay I get it, you want a Halloween party even though the game we're in doesn't celebrate the same holidays we do in the real world - it actually has it's own versions

whatever, do your thing

but when you then post that you have to be at least 18 to drink because different countries have different laws can you be sure of what the drinking age is in the game first? there isn't one

oh and btw, some countries allow alcohol at 16


I really wish I played a character that was enough of an asshole to point all this out

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-06 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
empatheias?

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-06 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
If you regularly announce on plurk that you're only excited for tags from two people and are only interested in CR with two people and sigh about how all the other tags in your inbox are a chore and call other player characters in the game/the ongoing plot "side character drama" ... Why the hell are you in a game?

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-07 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
when already-flaky people join a murder game and ignore their other game tags even more...

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(Anonymous) 2016-10-11 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
i always get irrationally buttmad when my castmate flips the order of my western character's name to match the series east asian setting. we have an official data book that shows my blatantly European character who was raised by western parents in a western society as FIRSTNAME LASTNAME, not LASTNAME FIRSTNAME. this person uses the official weird spelling of their character's name instead of the more universally accepted fandom spelling and made their own icons from the data book so i know they've fucking seen it.

i asked them why they do it when word of god says it's wrong and they just prefer the way it looks and don't want to stop. they're essentially saying Stark Tony or Manbat. oh my god i need to go outside and touch grass this makes me so salty.

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if your character has four years of crau they should probably be an oc at this point

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