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3-31-2008 @ 1:30PM
Yeah its a video game... but those other characters you're playing with, you're guild mates, group members, random people who buy your stuff on the AH; they are real people!If your on a sports team and just stop showing up one day to practice will people start to wonder where you are?If you attend a weekly poker night with your mates and just figure one day you don't want to ever talk to them again and cut all ties, they might just be hurt, worried, curious about what happened?I think the "its just a video game" only applies when there isn't some expectation of social interaction. The vanishing members has happened in our guild, the random /gquit and as a rule anyone who leaves without giving reason or notice is given a clean break (we don't hunt them down to find out why). We continue to group with them like we would any random PUG but they don't get a re-invite to the guild if ever they wanted one without coming forward and explaining their /gquit and hopefully gaining an understanding of the "treat people as you would like to be treated" philosophy.
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