The Big Boss in Open World RP Posted April 6, 2015 · Report reply [spoiler]Good Jerdge This has nothing to do with DBDC You have mouthed one of the phrases I find most disturbing. this is just a game Truly throughout the time I have been on Digiterra I have seen that phrase used, to justify all measure of poor behavior and down right nasty attitude. What do you think that actually means? I see the same in my daily life when we engage in game play. It is just a game. What is that supposed to mean? If there is one place where fair gameplay, etiquette and sportsmanship should matter, it is IN A GAME.There is nothing real to "win" nor gain. Stop saying that. You wish to justify behavior unacceptable in a RL environment because "it is just a game" . It does not. We are not required to reveal and revel in our basest behavior because " it is just a game." You are not some crazed warlord or miniature Machiavelli you are what you are behind the keyboard, you impress no one with your bravado or machismo in a an online game. This is just a game. This is just a game and frankly, I wish those who power game or wish to act out their lousy fantasies by crushing new players or smashing the civility of play would actually get it through their heads. THIS IS JUST A GAME> you have no need to act out your worst side. Being a Richard with no RL consequences is lazy and amazingly easy. Try a real challenge, try to win with honesty, etiquette and fair play. Then you might have accomplished something. This is just a game. Respectfully Dame Hime Themis[/spoiler] Hime, I agree that game ethics and fair play are important when playing games, however I was talking of another thing. When talking of the game from an out of character point of view in game morals have no weight, or at least they shouldn't. You can say that CN villain narratives are too often poor (I'd agree) that villains too often expect an easy time in their wars (probable) thus the tough guy attitude some of them have is ridiculous (I personally have no hope they realize it, but it's true) etc. The OOC rationalizations some are displaying here about what they're doing are hilarious to read (although, only if you find them terrible as players, I guess), and pathetic, but their in game morality (or lack of it) have nothing to do with that: bringing them up makes little sense. Furthermore, not because some are making an ass of themselves, everyone participating in game is equally bad. In short, you can't claim that being the villain in a game is bad. You can claim that reaching certain levels of bad at being the villain in a game is awful: on that I agree.