GAME PET PEEVES

(Anonymous) 2017-05-10 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
That moment when a mod allows the worst sort of Mary Sue OC that's overpowered and has a grimdark backstory for no other reason than the angst. Also a terrible godmodder who always has to win in their fights. They didn't even make them tone down their ridiculous set of powers. Mod, normally you're amazing, but you really dropped the ball on this one.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-15 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
if it gets stupid, report it. easy, huh

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
when people complain that your character who has a shitty past is defensive and not quick to trusting everyone

well excuse me princess that my character doesn't think yours is a special trustworthy snowflake

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
as long as you aren't one of those assholes who gets butthurt when other characters give up on yours after being rebuffed one too many times.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
when you can see a shitty player weaseling into the good graces of the mod

last time this happened i had concrete proof and reported them but this time i don't so i'm just like

ugh

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-18 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
watching a thread between two mutual cr go off in a bizarre direction because one of the muns has poor reading comprehension and the other doesn't realize that's why their character is getting upset

i'm not sure if this is a situation someone uninvolved should step into, but the whole thread is so cringy to read

(Anonymous) 2017-05-19 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
This could potentially be about me, which is why I offer the perspective that I don't think it's something that -needs to be stepped into-. Unless I'm completely wrong.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-19 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
don't app a second character a week after getting your first into the game, dang. try playing the one you just joined with

normally idc but I see a slew of new people doing this in my game

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-19 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
It must really chafe your butt when people app two at once.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-19 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm getting real friggin sick of the constant need some players have to one up my character in action and fight threads. Like I get it if they've actually got powers because my normal fighter is not going to be able to take on Superman or the Hulk.

But the past two instances of this happening have been against my character whose been training pretty much since he was born to fight. First, it was from an OC whose only mention of fighting was street brawling in their background. I wouldn't have minded losing the fight since they had a (ridiculously overpowered) set of powers, but the fact that they wouldn't let me land a single blow was grating. Seriously, he can't dodge every blow no matter how fast he is. The second was from a Yuri On Ice character who has been training for a month in fighting. Yes, a fucking figure skater is supposed to be able to hold their own and/or beat someone who has been fighting their entire life.

Both muns have approached me about more fight threads, naturally wanting to win, or in one memorable instance, wanting to kill off my character in a permadeath game. I've just basically shrugged. I'm not here to have my character be a punching bag to make yours look look more badass.

(Anonymous) 2017-05-19 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
You're a dead man!

[ Yurio scoffs, thumping forward toward your weak character wearing his shining knife shoes, sneer heavy across his pointed, angelic face. You're scared. He's been training for a whole month and already dodged literally every punch you threw by sashaying away in time to his Agape: On Love soundtrack.

The small ice tiger throws himself into the air. A picture of grace, roundhouse kick gaining him six points for his perfect off-ice execution. Yurio has become one with the air itself, phasing through any block that could logically swat his twink body straight into the sun.

It's over before you can breathe. His knife shoe slices your head clean off. You never stood a chance; no training since childhood can stop this Russian ball of cold beet soup vengeance. You're dead. Forever.

He clutches his fist, picking you up by the hair in his flawless as fuck win. Your head will hang from his winner's ribbon rather than some gold medal. ]


Victor is next!!!!! Then the pig!!!!!

[ Not even God can save us now. ]

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-19 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Why is it such an issue having your character lose sometime? I mean, it's one of the best ways to move a plot forward and get some actual character development.
This, combined with dwrp's relentless hounding to play the sub in any smut baffles the hell out of me.
I'll win a fist fight against god himself, come rape me while I struggle in vain! Nuts.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-23 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
what the heck is with this new trend of people dropping without announcing it on plurk or the ooc comm? i get that the latter is more unpopular these days, but they don't mention it anywhere.

they contact only a handful of closest cr that they're gonna drop, post to the drop page, and then just phase out talking about the game. it's like they just start pretending they were never in the game in the first place.

and this isn't a trend i'm seeing with players who joined recently or had a small amount of cr. these people have been in the game for years and have huge amounts of cr. it'd be nice to know that hey, my character should be icly aware that yours is gone??

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-23 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
quit expecting everyone else to spoon-feed you information. if you're that concerned about someone your character maybe kind of knows dropping without you being alerted, track the drop thread.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-23 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
as a former list mod, as long as people use the damn drop page they can handle their drop however the fuck they want

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-23 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
maybe if at some point you'd acted like you cared they were in the game, they might have said something to you.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-24 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
it's simply a shift in behavior within the community. the same way most of us migrated from using AIM to using plurk, we now have shifted from making drop announcements to just quietly dropping. i dropped a game maybe two months back, and since i had threads currently going, i made an ooc post and an announcement on plurk. not one person acknowledged it on either platform. and that's just the way our behavior is now. it'll shift to something else soon enough, and it's not a lack of common courtesy. it's just a new, accepted way of doing things that more and more people join in with doing until it's replaced with a new way.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-25 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
Probably started because no one uses ooc comms and honestly most of my plurk list doesn't even talk about RP. It's sort of the natural progression of things as they are. And with how people have been gossiping about drops and talking about assumed reasons all over anon comms lately, that probably is also part of it.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-25 06:15 am (UTC)(link)
yo anons what would you do if you had a squatter castmate who does the bare minimum to get by each month and you're sick of handwaving shit? bringing up their lack of activity and presence with them just gets a bunch of excuses, and i'm almost to the point where i want to say to him listen just drop please

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-25 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
bring it up to the mod, with all the evidence of you bringing it up to them first. if they're not actually playing and it's affecting your cr/playing and you've talked to them about it already and they've brushed it off, then that's what the mod's for.

if all else fails, bring it up on wg and we can point and laugh.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-30 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
I wish people who didn't want to play with me would just say something, instead of acting excited to plot then dropping the thread after a tag or two.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-01 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Stop bending over backward to make my character look foolish! I don't care if he looks foolish or socially awkward sometimes, but when every thread we have ends in you abruptly changing the tone of the thread (like going from very lighthearted to sudden angst to make my character seem like an asshole for bantering, or revealing obvious-to-the-characters but previously unmentioned information like "oh btw there's a t-rex in the room your character just described as small and empty. wow how did he miss that?") it's just annoying.

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-02 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
my game needs more mods and that's most likely not going to happen

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(Anonymous) 2017-06-02 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
People who aren't willing to bend characterization even slightly to help a thread progress, but insist they still want to thread it. Stop apologizing OOC for how difficult they are and instead find a way to help us all make this work.