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3-13-2011 @ 10:26PM
Thank you for this article, and the suggestions made within it.Sometimes it only takes one person with the right idea and attitude to make things happen and make Rp come to life, even if for a few moments. Maybe enough folks will take this article to heart and "role" up their sleeves and try putting some of these things into their roleplay time.In the article segment "Handling Issues" you made the point that, "Blizzard works reactively, not proactively...".I want to make two comments to that observation:First, I have had many talks with GMs over tickets about non-rp and inappropriate behavior of other players on the Rp servers I play on. In those conversations, I ask if the ticket is the right way to go, and everytime I have been told "yes". I don't want to be over-reacting to the disruptive behavior, and each time I've been reassured, by the GMs, that Blizzard wants the Rp environment of the server to be respected. In one case I had multiple tickets on a repeat offender/rp griefer of a regular public Rp event, over a period of a couple weeks. A GM dinged in on me while I was on another server to tell me that they "had just finished a conversation" with that player and the player, and while no details were discussed, the GM said the player was sorry and would no longer be griefing the Rp'ers. I was like, "Oh.. woah" and "Wow! Thank you!", and then asked if the issue was handled as it should have been and if I should have done anything different. I was told I handled the situation correctly. The GMs I've talked to have been great and have helped me feel confident and comfortable with trying to protect the Rp Environment of the Rp servers I'm playing on. (And, so far to date, that griefer has been keeping their word.)Second, I do wish Blizzard would let GMs roam Rp servers, if there seems to be an upswing in behavior that is disruptive to the Rp environment. It's not hard to find, it's usually in the /yell and /trade and /general and /LocalDefense and /LookingForGroup Chat Channels. Plus, usually the names that pop up next to the comments in those chat channels make it clear that this is not someone looking to Rp. /Sigh.... "Superfart" was the last one I saw,.... however truth be told, it was only after he /emoted a fart. Name not appropriate, but the emote might have been Rp. /Shrug "Who knows?" Point being, that maybe a couple Roaming GM on Rp servers from time to time, who appear when there is someone doing disrupted behavior, might lighten the Ticket Queue for GMs and reduce the incidents of griefing by bored players and the ones who think RpLol and want to troll the Rp'ers. A few hours of GM "proactive involvement" might prevent a day's worth of GM Tickets.I appreciate WoW Insider for having this regular feature for the Rp community and keep up the great work.Thank you :)
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