I am considering to refrain myself entirely
from any future discussions of the Mud. Why?
Becase if expressing concern about a change or
a feature automatically makes me a whiner, then
there is not much point to it, is there? Let alone
that I find hard to justify to myself why I should
at all expose myself to that kind of unpleasant
Personally, I -love- this mud and if I express a
concern about something it's in the hope - naive
as it maybe - it's as an attempt to contribute, not
to sabotage. I think such attempts should be welcome
and encouraged, not bashed upon. And I also think
that they -are- welcome by the majority of the immortals.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a group of people here
that automatically consider -everyone- that even has
the courage to -question- any of the immortal decisions
as a whiner. Just as there is - I admit it freely - a
group that criticises the immortals no matter what they do.
The point is however, that bashing everyone that really tries
to contribute - granted, the attempts might be missdirected,
or not sufficiently well considered, but at least they are
honest attempts to improve, not to destroy! - a whiner, will
only lead to a situation where there are just two groups left:
One that bashes the immortals no matter what they do, and one
who considers the immortals infallible. The third group -
those who really try to improve things - only to the best of
their ability of course, no better - will be gone. At least
personally I wonder why I should open my mouth at all and
expose myself to unpleasant situations like this..My point is
though, would anyone welcome a situation where there are only
two groups left, none of which really wishes for any discussions?
Not the immortals at least, I am sure..IMHO, the class of the
immortal staff here on Lengend is -extremely high-. Maybe this
will put my "whining" in some perspective..
I have been told that instead of whining, I should present
constructive suggestions of improvements. However, at least
in my humble opinion constructive criticism also comprises
the analysis of what is wrong in the first place. Not until
the shortcomings and flaws are located, can a really
constructive discussions of improvements start..
My entire point with this post is however: Is it worth it?
Do I really want to expose myself to being bashed and yelled
at just because I want to contribute making this mud - great
as it is, let it be said once again - even better?
Do I really want to face accusations of different kinds
just because I am concerned about certain aspects of the game?
I am not sure..