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4-08-2011 @ 8:36PM
Tobold, one of the most well-known and respected MMORPG bloggers in the world, called on giving tanks and healers extra incentives earlier this year. Further, he promoted what he called a "social responsibility" for players to switch roles to fill whatever roles are in demand. In fact, not doing so, could be considered "morally wrong.""I do see MMORPGs as some sort of team sport, and people who choose to play DPS in spite of perfectly knowing that there are far too many of them for group activities, but still insist on queueing up for team activities, are shirking their social responsibility towards the other players.""The position to play only DPS and refuse to ever play another role only works because *other* people are willing to tank and heal. That is what [philosopher Immanuel] Kant would consider morally wrong, with the argument being that if you are unwilling to do something, you shouldn't oblige somebody else to do it in your stead.I encourage you to read his full posts on this topic here:http://tobolds.blogspot.com/2011/01/social-responsibility.htmlhttp://tobolds.blogspot.com/2011/01/morality.htmlhttp://tobolds.blogspot.com/2011/01/making-it-personal.html
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