Common Sense Principles
You may have heard it before, “We were all noobs once.” This always holds true. Members come from many types of games. Some have never played an MMO/Shooter in their life, but have the drive that will allow them to surpass most of their peers easily. If someone is honestly trying to learn, and is being respectful of your time, they deserve all the help they can get. You never know what kind of friends you’ll be making down the road by giving just a few answers or tips. Here are some things you can do:
- If you are not currently doing an important event, offer a hand to help.
- Offer advice in a friendly manner when you see the chance.
Have an Open Mind
Have an Open Mind
While most know their boundaries and ability, they lack the ability to accept that someone might be able to offer something better in terms of ideas or strategy than they have. We are not asking to change anything from what you hear, but we are asking you at least give respect and listen. The best strategies and plans usually come from the most uncommon places and people.
- Understand people on the community roster come from varied backgrounds.
- Be able to accept criticism.
- Understand that your point of view is not the only point of view on Earth.
- Offer examples to help explain your position or point in a discussion.
We want to foster open and honest communication by our members. If at any time you feel that you could not speak up or felt uncomfortable due to interaction with another member we ask that you first talk to that member.
If you have a general complaint, offer a solution. Simply complaining for the sake of complaining will do nothing but annoy if not anger those listening. If you don’t have a solution that is fine, but be open to discussing the solution rather than complaining and signing off or ignoring the response. If you want to be taken seriously, give the respect of discussing the solution as they did listening to your problem.
No amount of raid wipes, ganking, or anything else can hurt the community more long term than negativity. Expressing concerns is fine (actually more than fine–it’s appreciated), but keep a positive tone. Some things to remember that may help you keep positive:
- Getting enraged is the biggest downfall of anyone’s character. Avoid lashing out in frustration.
- Do not immediately blame individuals for their alleged incompetence without proper review of the incidents at hand.
- Generally, the idea is “don’t jump the gun”. You just may have been the problem.