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8-06-2008 @ 2:01AM
Not that anyone who reads this hasn't made up their mind already, but it seems that most of you think that those of us who are in the victim's guild are either extremely gullible for believing this person's story or a bunch of reprobates who prey on our own guildmembers' accounts, incapable of telling the truth to each other, much less to a journalist. Personally, I could care less what a bunch of uniformed people whom I don't know and likely will never meet, either online or in person, think-- however: the person who had their account hacked, being known to me, deserves a word from me in their defence.Admittedly, I have not known this person for a very long time; merely a few months. However, in this time, we have raided together and participated in various other guild activites. At no time did this person present themself as untrustworthy or dishonest. This person has filled a vital role in our guild, and when we needed more assistance, recruited from among their acquaintances others able to fill the needs we had at that time. If this person had "hacked themselves", as many of you are wont to accuse, somehow I doubt that the conversations which I have had and have witnessed involving them would have had quite the same tenor that they have-- to wit: the distress, upset, and frantic nature of their first response would have had to have been entirely feigned, with an acting ability beyond that of most, to have seemed as genuine as that which I perceived. I find it interesting that those of you with no knowledge of the people involved, nor full knowledge of the technology this security device is dependent on, resort immediately to _ad hominem_ arguments against both the victim and the journalists involved in bringing this to light. I wish that it weren't human nature to be so quick to find fault with others' words or to think the worst of a stranger without evidence, but it seems that it is; and I doubt that I shall be able to change that by _my_ words here by any degree. If any of you have read thus far, however, I would encourage you to think on this: judging others without sufficient evidence is an excellent way to come to false conclusions. As the saying goes, when you make an assumption, you make an ass out of you and mption.-- a member of the guild to which the victim in question belongs (Aetherial Circle, Drenden-US)
8-06-2008 @ 4:30PM
I feel quite justified in accusing Mike of spreading FUD.Thanks.
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