Started by James_Nostack, March 07, 2010, 01:00:00 PM
QuoteHow were you playing/what was the social contract you were aware of? Was it don't make a move if it upsets someone, or retract it if it did? Or playing like chess, where if it's a valid move but the other person doesn't like it, tough titty for them? . . . It's kind of funny how they are probably doing it 'because it's just a game/pretend', but do they target an NPC? No, it has to be something to do with a real life player. Ie, something non game/not pretend. I guess my point is, I've stopped games over shit like this - but if the 'move' is within the zone of valid game moves, then it was actually me being disruptive to the game. Which I'd do again - but I'd still be being disruptive.
QuoteWhen play is only good when we leave our comfort zone a little. Would you say that as well?
QuoteReally here, the rules on valid actions seem to have been left wide, wide open. We could look at how to patch that, here together. . . .But if we just look at it in terms of how he was a fucking fucked fuckwit, we just write it off that it's just about not playing with guys like him, and how the host should have done X...and the evolution of rules just does not happen.
QuoteIt's just not a solution, I think, because we need a little bit of assholism (so to speak) to push us out of our comfort zones a little bit. How little a bit - well, it's up each designer - perhaps only a tiny amount.
Quote from: FetusCommander on March 08, 2010, 12:45:24 PMPunching a player in the mouth is a little different from psychically manipulating someone's character in-game.
QuoteWere you more upset with The Beholder, who actually did the act, or The Earwig?
QuoteWould you have felt as upset if you had the mechanical option to toggle out of it? I ask that, even knowing that you've admitted this is a personal issue.
QuoteCome on, striping down a female character is not about wanting to bring interesting by pushing someone else comfort zone.