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They never actually play the game. They spend a long time getting the right costume. Then come online and spam that they want to be a sitter on an AE farm. When they get on one they will stay on one or more farms until 50 and then create a new character and do it again. If I was a farmer I wouldn't want these type of sitters on the team. That would be a waste of my time. The problem is, you don't know it it is a "player" or a dedicated sitter.

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I'll tell you my reason. I'm a day one player who has been plying almost constantly for what, 18 years now.? I had over 100 lvl 50 characters on live and have played through every mish in the game multiple times on all three sides. I was and still am on  top ten Badge Hunter list on Live and here. I get PL'd, slot my toons with the Highest Set available, and go back and play the content I really enjoy with those toons.

 

What's your problem with that?

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11 minutes ago, Arc-Mage said:

I had over 100 lvl 50 characters on live and have played through every mish in the game multiple times on all three sides. I was and still am on  top ten Badge Hunter list on Live and here.

 

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4 hours ago, Diantane said:

They never actually play the game. They spend a long time getting the right costume. Then come online and spam that they want to be a sitter on an AE farm. When they get on one they will stay on one or more farms until 50 and then create a new character and do it again. If I was a farmer I wouldn't want these type of sitters on the team. That would be a waste of my time. The problem is, you don't know it it is a "player" or a dedicated sitter.

     And why does it matter? 

     I personally don't care how or how fast someone gets to 50 (or whatever lvl they may prefer).  Doubly so on a freely provided volunteer run version of the game.  Now I do care if I enjoy (or can at least easily tolerate) their presence on the same team as I'm on and bonus if I actually enjoy my time around them.

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2 hours ago, Techwright said:

 

Is it wrong that I now wish this guy to team with Steve Martin for "Dueling Banjos"?

Absolutely not. But I don't believe I have ever seen Steve Martin rip a tune on his Banjo. He likes to meander and play feel good stuff. Fluffy music 

Being constantly offended doesn't mean you're right, it just means you're too narcissistic to tolerate opinions different than your own.

 

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.

 

Let's Go Crack a Planet.

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I honestly have no idea why this bothers people so much.  Just ignore them and go and do your own thing.  Chances are very likely those people do not want to team with you and you do not want them on your team, so leaving them alone is the best option.  Everyone wins.

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22 hours ago, Diantane said:

They never actually play the game. They spend a long time getting the right costume. Then come online and spam that they want to be a sitter on an AE farm. When they get on one they will stay on one or more farms until 50 and then create a new character and do it again. If I was a farmer I wouldn't want these type of sitters on the team. That would be a waste of my time. The problem is, you don't know it it is a "player" or a dedicated sitter.

I tend not to let them in my farm but I once had someone complain when he was being powerleveled that he was BORED and just whined, So he learned about the kick from group lol.  I used to have one farm a day (ong one) for those wanting a lift but lately I am more into them to just chill.  If I want people I will team somewhere of which I do more than I farm.

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1 hour ago, ShardWarrior said:

I honestly have no idea why this bothers people so much.  Just ignore them and go and do your own thing.  Chances are very likely those people do not want to team with you and you do not want them on your team, so leaving them alone is the best option.  Everyone wins.

Yeah you are right here! 

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1 hour ago, ShardWarrior said:

I honestly have no idea why this bothers people so much.

 

It bothers me when it's Singularity doing it.  Bitch ain't gettin' paid for door sitting!

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Get busy living... or get busy dying.  That's goddamn right.

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On 7/31/2022 at 10:20 AM, ShardWarrior said:

I honestly have no idea why this bothers people so much.  Just ignore them and go and do your own thing

 

Ah man, people get twisted over any little thing. I saw the up-coming name thing (you know the one, characters lvl 1-some number have to be logged into at least once a month or lose the name) and there is at least one player absolutely LIVID over the idea that other players might choose to name a character and then not level it up. I mean this person is just RAGING that anyone would do that.

 

Damn dude, I have 6 full pages of characters that have been siting in THE TUTORIAL for YEARS now, most of whom are specifically there because I thought up some cool name. Some for an amazing costume and at least 5 because of the combo of awesome name + costume. Even without the up-coming name thing, I still log in to all those characters regularly and not level them or progress them but guess what?

 

I'm still playing with them, I'm still enjoying them and I'm playing the game as I wish, in a way that brings ME joy. I feel sad someone else might be just vomitting with RAGE over this but damn, why care how I play? Also, how could anyone possibly know if any of my names are worthy? I'm not above naming a character Stink Bug or Ugly Kid Joe and doing so amuses me so Im having fun with the game so Im helping keep it alive...but all the while, I know somewhere out there, sombody is PISSED OFF when they think about people like me, habitual character CREATORS who don't particularly NEED to level them up. Sheesh, who cares how you're having fun as long as you're having fun.

 

(If anyone is now terribly worried that I'm "camping" on your favorite character name, just send me a tell, I'll probably delete the character so that YOU can have fun, I'm really not very fussed)

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If I may play armchair philosopher a moment,

 

To my view, this is a self-generating issue. True, you don't know how a player might play or act when inviting them, but you have a few options already available -

1. The first, is you may leave, if their inaction bothers you to that extent that you feel motivated to make a post on the forums about it, where I can almost promise you the people in question will not see it.

2. The second, if you are the leader, you can remove them yourself and replace them, or play on.

3. Lastly, you can place that person on ignore and never have to interact with them again, ever.

 

If you don't like a player, you can leave. No one is "forcing" you to interact with them on any level, despite it being a shared space/game. You already have tools in place, able to use as you see fit. The game is effectively a lake that we all must share, and not everyone is fishing for the same thing. In this context, that means not everyone is going to enjoy the same activities.

 

My thoughts on the matter - 

It really depends on my mood. If I am farming away and in the "zone" then I largely pay little mind to it. You never know what the other person has going on - they might be home sick from work, they might be chasing a toddler, they may be playing while on a zoom call for work, or they may genuinely be otherwise engaged in other activities. So long as no action is required on their part, such as an escort mission, it affects me very little either way. In fact, I have made some very good friends from them being "sitters" in my farms. Mostly this is due to how I farm with Masterminds, something that not many people see often and it often sparks conversation and I am most often all too happy to talk about it. (I am a die hard "pet class" fan in video games.) Sometimes they tell jokes, or stories, even just idle banter I still consider "contributing." Even if they can't help in combat, having someone to converse with certainly helps the farming go faster, and it costs me little either way.

 

Personally, I get more irritated from other kinds of people - 

1. The sorts of people who bring up politics and so on in general chat. But I try not to address it or even engage. (I will admit that sometimes passions get the better of me. But I think that is human nature.) When I can, I simply put the person on ignore and go on about my day. Baring in mind that heated conversation on the internet/games rarely changes anyone's views or solves anything, and is generally a unpleasant experience for everyone involved, except for the trolls I suppose. And, life is far too precious a thing. I value my free personal leisure time greatly, so it is far more efficient to simply put the other on my ignore list and move on about my day. 

 

2. Not to offend anyone here directly but, I get more irritated by posts such as these. I largely go by "Live and let live." You do your thing, and I shall do mine. If our things don't align then we shall avoid one another and both be the better for it. Sadly not everyone agrees by that standard.

 

3. I more often play by myself, with people I know, or just in farms. Why? Well, again not to point the finger at anyone specifically but, the sorts of group leaders who are "GOGOGOGOGO" and rush through things as fast as possible. I do agree, that perhaps it's their 100th time doing that ITF. But I haven't even done all the IFTs yet, and I hit vet level 392 on my main this weekend. I have yet to be on a Mothership raid, or things of that nature. Simply because people rarely take the time to explain anything, and at this point everyone is known exactly what to do. I have completed full story arcs where I don't even know what the story was, or who the big bad guy was, and so on. And unless its with friends, people rarely take the time to "enjoy the scenery," story, or even take a moment to stop and admire the map and details that still hold up today in some circumstances.

 

4. The "Elite Min/Maxers." While a "power builder" myself, I will never downplay another persons choice of powers or abilities "just for fun" or "just because I like it." My usual reply is "Thats fantastic. Lets see if we can make it the best we can while keeping that which you love about it." and go from there. But there are players out there that make the point that if you take a power that isn't .002% more dps, or superior, then you are, well, I shall avoid their colorful terms for those kinds of players. Not everything has to be mathmatically superior in every circumstance possible. (Though I will hasten to Add that the CoH community is not nearly as bad at this as other game communities, in my experience. I am only describing the sort of other player whom irks me for context. The majority of CoH community has been wonderful to interact with on all levels, with only a few bad apples coming to mind.)

 

You don't like how someone plays? That's okay. Someone else might not like how you play either. And "your" way is not in any way better/morally superior/more correct than theirs. So long as someone isn't talking disrespectfully or trying to flex at me we usually get along just fine. I take a dimmer view from the sorts of people whom say "X people are playing WRONG" than the "door sitters."

 

I am genuinely curious as to what such persons truly expect to be done about it? An AFK auto-boot timer? The formation of a "playstyle police" whom will swoop in and give INF tickets and fines? The creation of a "Player Purgatory" where reported persons accounts will languish until X amount of time has passed? I mean, what precisely do they expect, from an all volunteer staff, with limited resources, and from an activity that is in no way officially prohibited or disallowed?

 

My two cents, for what it's worth.

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On 7/31/2022 at 8:20 AM, ShardWarrior said:

I honestly have no idea why this bothers people so much.  Just ignore them and go and do your own thing.  Chances are very likely those people do not want to team with you and you do not want them on your team, so leaving them alone is the best option.  Everyone wins.

I've had neighbors get really mad about the fact they can't see over my fence. 

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1 hour ago, Krimson said:

I've had neighbors get really mad about the fact they can't see over my fence. 

 

If you'd put on some clothes maybe they'd stop caring!

I will never understand the "only buffs, no nerfs" crowd. Only being satisfied with an "I Win" button is no way to balance anything.

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