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Ok, problem solved, never thank anyone ever again.
I think it would be good if it showed thanks on an individual post, but not total on a character, cuz as intended there are times when u want to recognize someone for something good
I just realized that I have 5 rep bars. When and how did that happen.
Let's make it SPARKLE!
Glad to see again some thoughtful posts !
Rep system is ridiculos Imho. It makes some pursue for thanks and therefore gaining rep and the conclusion usually is a "guide" which includes lots of bad info alongside with bad presentation. Not saying that there wouldn't be good guides alongside with the bad ones, but the number of ridiculous guides have been constantly increasing.
I have been accused to do my "How To Look" - guides just to get easy rep various times. Tbh I couldn't care less about the rep, because it doesn't determine urself as a person like how many thanks u have recieved. They r just numbers and green marks. I just like creating and making them. But I like personally to give thanks to posts which Imo deserve it. And these posts r either thoughtful and well written and/or humorous (at least from my pov). But again, I don't care about my own thanks count. Only thing I care about the "thanks" is how many thanks I have given. At this moment I have seen 140 thoughtful, well written and humorous posts, and THAT is what I truly care about in the rep system.
AoA then... The program itself is just plainly awesome. The game requires volounteer work from the oldies to help newbies to get to the "next level" in general PL gameplay way easier. But unfortunately some consider it just to be a fancy dancy forum title which grants them an ego boost. It isn't necessary to be in AoA to be able to help. Even though I am not in AoA, it has never stopped me from helping those in need. If u r truly willing to help, u can help if u want to.
Well I guess that's it then... My two cents.
Last edited by dudetus; 04-10-2012 at 04:24 PM.
I agree with most on this but my pov on the decline began when the game was opened to the android market and the game exploded. Ofc this wasn't a problem, but suddenly sts needed the forums to be Professional. In their efforts to make it such, many people feared the ban hammer. Again, not a bad thing.... But that's when some people feared so much that they turned into brown nosing and suddenly reminded others of the TOS even if they didn't follow them themselves.
Then came elixirs and yes, I admitt that I don't need to read up on the finer points of the game because I can pop an elixir and I'm good to go. So unless it's a guide about crafting, I don't even read them.
Mix in the programs that became a popularity contest and rep bars (which I personally hate) and it becomes a breeding ground for misery. It's not only the people who beg for thanks or who aren't genuine, it's the nit pickers that pick at every little thing posted. It's one thing to disagree, but just to put someone down or a negative comment just isn't necessary, and there are many.
What once used to be an enjoyable forum with many laughs became nothing but begs for thanks and needless arguments directed at someone's character.
Questions is: How do we repair this? Frankly I have no idea.
-.- yep thatOriginally Posted by Lowlyspy:613814
Jugernuget (66) Proud Member of Hella Good
lowly, stop making me blush so. I can't even quote that post without feeling ridiculous xD
But that truly is the gist of it. I dont actually have a list of guides to my name, my most successful forum contribution being either suggesting the pumpkin haelm (might have already been planned) and a dead king of the hill game. The people that have stood out the most here are those who talk with the voice of reason, logic, and quirky kindness.
Mighty, you might be quite right... something I have seen on many forums are a sort of "daily/weekly spotlight"... might be a suddenly popular thread in offtopic, a screenshot compilation of particular creativity, a guide that is genius, or a simple question nobody has asked yet in general discussion being researched.So after thinking about it a little more I will say this. Good guides are still presented by many people. Problem is no one bothers to read them. I don't know how many AMAZING guides and suggestions and all kinds of awesome crap I've read that had like 2 comments on it. (and Im guessing not very many views.) Maybe it's time we ignore the rep bars, and start anew. Meaning read stuff regardless of who wrote it. And look for it also.
Community highlighting like this promotes many more and healthier moments of fame for people to vie for, since you dont get to coast with your old achievements and must be always coming up with good quality stuff to get back. Also gets threads that should get feedback their due!
404 - not found ...maybe one day...
Why elysony, why?!
This forum is miserably crashing.
I haven't realized this to a great extent, mainly because I joined after it's "Hayday" so yeah... What we really need is just more people.
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<The Community Guild> PL Active Chars: Sryyoulose L76, neutralized L50, swept L10
SL Chars: Sryyoulose L40, XPLX L15
Like many said, in such a low content MMO, the knowledge well is run dry. There is simply not much more to discuss, one of the main reasons why I no longer use the forums as often as I used to.
This will likely subside when new campaigns are released, hopefully soon, because my love for the forums is gone.
Anyways, this was kinda also a answer to the PM's I've been getting about why I haven't been around on the forums as much.
I'm so not looking forward to the 100 guides that Humania will bring lol
Perhaps we should make a list of things that need guides and then we won't have people making threads about "how to login to PL."
-------PROUD MEMBER OF AEO-------
I have never read a guide that wasn't 100% original and helpful, especially hank's.
'How to get the elite 71 cap elite vanity pet'
It wouldnt possobly be by getting to 71 would it? o_O