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What's with the rudeness?


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ATAMIANM
12.13.2012 , 01:16 PM | #11
Time for my stupid question: how do you turn off General Chat? There seem to now be hundreds of people who log in only to spew inane comments in general chat- I don't even think they play the game...
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Urael
12.13.2012 , 01:19 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by ATAMIANM View Post
Time for my stupid question: how do you turn off General Chat? There seem to now be hundreds of people who log in only to spew inane comments in general chat- I don't even think they play the game...
Pretty sure it's a "right click" option on the chat frame.

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Ezrat
12.13.2012 , 01:19 PM | #13
I almost gave up on playing Sith side due to the absolute bile in general chat on Dromund Kaas. Makes old WoW Barrens chat look like a Royal Ceremony. I'd close General but I still need to find groups for heroics unfortunately. Oddly enough I did not experience the same level of foul discourse on Coruscant...

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Scotland
12.13.2012 , 01:21 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Ifolad View Post
Why are some of you so cruel to other people in this game? Not to me personally but I notice a lot of horrible behavior out of some of you. You belittle, bully, push around, make fun, and generally act like a d'bag to the new players. I've been here since beta and it has gotten progressively worse. Since this game does have some younger people i am going to assume some of the replies and trolls in general are from punk teenagers who don't know any better for whatever reason as they think it's ok to be a jerk because it's the internet. The rest of you though should know better. Just remember what goes around comes around. Karma is a B. it. ch. Oddly enough I know some of you are adults who SHOULD know better than to behave like a scammy (NOT SCUMMY) 12 year old dennis the menace who takes enjoyment from getting a rise out of other people and or just being a outright jerk. Are you like this all the time or is this your defensive mechanism forged through years of crappy upbringing? In that case i understand why your behavior is such that it is you think it's the world's fault and you're entitled to be an ***.

To MOST of you good people thanks for the enjoyment and interaction you bring to the game as it is due to good people like you that make our game better. For the rest of you that this post is directed at please do the game a favor and grow up and act like a civilized person don't be so mean to the new players and make our great game die due to lack of population because a few bad apples chased them all off. Who knows, by being a nice and helpful person you may just make a few friends. That is all.
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Chaoslordfox
12.13.2012 , 01:23 PM | #15
Only time I turn of general chat is when i am on Ebon hawk (I think that's what its called) and doing rp with my guild When I'm not doing that I have it on mostly so I can be entertained by comments people make while I level my character and then on occasion throwing in a comment to help someone or to make a smart *** comment to the stupid things some of the people say because I am bored at the moment. But yes a lot of things that people say is a bit out there.
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Rafaman
12.13.2012 , 01:50 PM | #16
Not uncommon for forums of this ilk to see rudeness. But recently it does seem a bit over the top.

The good news is there is an ebb and flow to it. In a couple of weeks, shortly after Christmas, things will have calmed down a great deal and you will see much less of it.... for a few weeks at least. But alas... it will return.

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seanisawake
12.13.2012 , 01:50 PM | #17
I don't find the community in game to be to to bad but the people who posts on these forums are dreadful. Entitled hormonal teenagers with no sense of patience.
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Urael
12.13.2012 , 01:56 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by seanisawake View Post
I don't find the community in game to be to to bad but the people who posts on these forums are dreadful. Entitled hormonal teenagers with no sense of patience.
You see the irony in this comment in a thread about "rudeness", right?

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Twazzock
12.13.2012 , 01:56 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Chaoslordfox View Post
I reserve the right to be a smart ***. If someone is going to ask question to which the answer is glaringly obvious or if I just feel like being a Smart *** does that mean I cant be nice.... no in fact if I see a question sometimes I do try to help out and in fact if I can ever start a a steady income of credits plan to occasionally give a challenge on Korban or the Agent /bh starting planet (as I prefer Empire though if I do the same on a republic character will do this on their starting planets as well) and give the first person to meet that challenge some credits mainly because I don't mind being nice but I don't give away things for free
Which just seems to indicate you are playing the game in a manner which will boost your ego at the expense of anybody else's - no? Ever considered yourself a bully?

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-Me-
12.13.2012 , 02:06 PM | #20
OP, I immediately felt what your talking about after I hit level 50. The attitude of most, yes most but not all completely changed from what I witnessed while leveling. By far and large the only kindness and fair play I found was in group activities when it seemed to me the only reason they are being nice is because they wouldn't get the group mission completed otherwise. Solo dailies seems a free for all survival of the fittest situation. People have little to no regard to leave the objective that you are clearing the mob for when there are 20 other same objectives in sight, or even stop to help if its a high level NPC and other such rudeness. Heaven forbid someone ask a question in chat or it becomes a competition for insults and snappy one liners.

I don't even play endgame, I tried but the attacks from not space baring, public floggings from not meeting someone elses gear expectations, the whole need/greed system and over all feeling of its a free for all has discouraged me from participating.

Seriously though, is this just the way people are or is it a result of linear game design? Maybe another question for another topic but it seems by my experience the more linear and restricted a game is the more rude the players become.
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