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ghedley
05-12-2002, 02:00 PM
What has happened to this place?

I am a regular browser of these forums (and as you can see from my register date I have been here from the start, although I normally dont have time to post much)

This forum was once a nice, welcoming forum, with regulars who would help each other out. Disagreements occured, but everyone would have a laugh about it, and generally agree to disagree, before moving onto something else.

Now this place is full of hundreds of little swearing, 'Elite', as they like to call themselves, teenagers.

There is hardly a post goes by where I either cant read it because it is full of 'Elite' shorthand, or I don't want to read it because it is full of slanging matches between people, which degenerates into everyone calling everyone else whores after 3 posts.

I am not appealing to the little illiterate teenagers, as they will dissapear when the next 'Elite' game comes out, but I am appealing to the admins and moderators, get a grip on this forum, and restore some order. I have been coming here less and less, and I will continue to unless some of these little brats are kicked out.

Gordon.

Zek
05-12-2002, 02:03 PM
The game came out.

All the good gaming forums are pre-release.

Abom|nation
05-12-2002, 02:11 PM
I used to read the forum before the games release, and it definitely was calmer back then - over time I think they'll all bugger off somewhere else, it's just a matter of patience for now...

OnlyOneCanoli
05-12-2002, 03:56 PM
I know what you're saying. I'm trying my hardest to clean this place up, but it's rather difficult when you're usually the only mod online and you don't have the ban button to keep the trolls out.

Grand_Admiral_Ice
05-12-2002, 04:03 PM
Too many newbies joining a forum at about the same time, usually makes anything go down the drain. Just ignore them and ride it out and only the really dedicated will stay around and become regulars.

BTW, don't the mods and admins have their own secret forum where you can communicate with eack other? Can't you just tell the admins about the trouble they're causing? Shame you guys don't have Ike, he's real strict about the rules.

Hikeeba
05-12-2002, 05:03 PM
I'll agree about the forums.

I've been lurking a long time and this place is looking almost as bad as the Counter-strike forums now.

Spykke
05-12-2002, 05:06 PM
I totally agree with Ghedley, people.

It's a shame, but if you compare recent and not so recent posts, its a big difference in style, content, and respect.

Whenever you join a forum, you have to agree to the rules regarding decency, tolerance, language, etc, but in so many cases these rules are ignored.

If all these people want to do is be intolerant and abusive, why not set up their own sites with different ""forum regulations" and then they can diss each other off and leave the constructive communication and inspiration to the people who really care about the game and genre.

Oops. That does sound a bit heavy, doesn't it. That's how it goes though...:mad:

Dark_One
05-12-2002, 05:09 PM
There aren't much new posts lately. Except anti-patch people who post crap. Mmm i want the activity back :(

The_One
05-12-2002, 07:01 PM
Yeah, I agree with everything you've said. I've been lurking here since way back when we were waiting for Obi Wan on the PC (Yeah, a long time). I only recently registered before the game came out and after it came, all hell broke lose. The worst has been in the last few days with all the whining about 1.03. I wish this place would return to the way it was, for all our sakes.

Lastly though, please don't say it's all down to "illiterate teenagers". I'm a teenager myself, and we're not all bad, or illiterate for that matter :p

Anyway, try and see what you can do MODs and Admins, please :)

Darkprophet
05-12-2002, 07:11 PM
I agree with you all the patch is crap. Plus I must commend the MODS for locking up any thread that remotly critiques the game. I mean why would anyone want to critisize it? It must be a great game because it has jedis and lightsabers, obviously anything with lightsabers must be good, why I bet the mary tyler moore show could have been saved if only the mail man had a lightsaber.

In conclusion, Light saber + jedi = good game no matter how horrible the outcome is. Bad sabre control? the answer to that I gathered from the forums is ADAPT!!! Its like screaming at guy who complains about being constantly raped by a raven employee to "ADAPT!! ITS RAVEN THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG SO IT MUST BE GOOD!! WHATS THAT??? YOUR RECTUM IS BLEEDING??? ADAPT!!!!" Two thumbs up for u all.

Blamer
05-12-2002, 07:35 PM
Thank you for exactly proving the point of the guy who started this thread.

Pedantic
05-12-2002, 07:49 PM
Good Lord, that Darkprophet guy is truly frightening. I am also a teenager, but I am far from illiterate. In fact, I'm a NMS.

Edit: And now I'm an Ewok. ;)

Darkprophet
05-12-2002, 08:01 PM
What was the point of the guy starting the thread again? I just skimmed it. The point is the patch sucks.

geronimo27
05-12-2002, 09:05 PM
And the point made in the latter portion of the thread, Darkprohpet, is that you just don't get it, as you have proved in numerous other threads.

Darkprophet
05-12-2002, 10:42 PM
Don't get what? that the patch sucks? I got it, thanks for the recap though.