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9-22-2011 @ 3:02PM
"Spotlights" looks like it handles one side of the concern I'd mentioned. Showing a positive-conduct angle.I'd expand the Care Package concept to with something to help new-transfer that are old-users. These are the kinds of people not looking for gold and items, but for social info: 'where is the guild for me?' sorts of help.A few years back during all the free transfers my alliance toons all landed on the same server - what I'd hoped was a chance to get them consolidated to one place so I could find a good community. I then spent 2 years wandering though guilds that didn't do anything I desired and kept breaking up; making it very easy for me to 'table' those toons and focus on my horde server.If some new person lands on Moonguard from transferring - are your care packages ready to assist them in the more 'non-material' elements they'd be likely to need?
9-22-2011 @ 3:13PM
....Wow. I can't even describe how unbelievably selfish that sounded after everything else you've said. Moon Guard has already proven, through this effort, that they are now an incredible community. Your personal interpretation of whether they meet your moral standards is irrelevant. Yet you continue to promote that they should "attack that negative image", despite the fact that for most people who just read this column, that "negative image" was instantly replaced with one of the most positive images I've ever seen for a server community. And now you would like them to send you whatever it is you want, for transferring over? Why would you be transferring anyway? Just so you can get the care package? No. No, I suspect you would not receive any assistance with that attitude.
9-22-2011 @ 3:35PM
@Bellajtok: You've completely failed to see or get what I typed in that message.Moral standards? Where are your reading that from?I'm not sure if its possible for me to rephrase what I said in a way you'd understand, as I'd assumed it was clear enough - but your comment then went on to address -none- of my actual post that it was replying to, only a different post.Its seems more motivated by me having highlighted what the bad rep of Moon Guard is in a -different- comment from the one you replied to. If you don't want me highlighting that, note that in the comment where I'd done so, not in -this- one which was unrelated.Lets see if I can simplify:1. Spotlight: This sounds like a good way to show a good side of your server.2. Care packages: sounds good for the new folks. Does it have an angle on the old-hats to help integrate them into the community?Since the column addressed the question of screening out old-hats who try to abuse the care packages (and notes that so far it seems like no one has tried, which shoes good character on the part of those approaching the program).... That made me consider the old-hats who drop by not trying to abuse it, but for 'advice / help' of other natures.And then - what would an old-hat honestly need or want? Hmm... probably help finding new friends (a guild for example). That's always tough when you join something established.
9-22-2011 @ 4:05PM
Veteran players looking for resources know to turn to the most obvious, public resource of all: Moon Guard's official realm forum. There, you'll find threads and links to all the things mentioned in this article:"This is a Moon Guard that's building an entire YouTube channel to spotlight interesting realm personalities. This is a Moon Guard whose players josh around with an in-character advice column run by a goblin. This is a Moon Guard boasting a recent player-run roleplaying event that virtually exploded onto the forum scene."Hope this clarifies some of your concerns. Thanks for reading and commenting to bring attention to Venita's fantastic resources.
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