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24
Nov

DW Fauna II

   Posted by: Red Moon    in RedMoons Rants

So you read the first DW Fauna blog and smiled relieved because you didn’t recognize yourself in any of the characters, right?… well, I have news for you: those weren’t all the characters. Here is the second article of that serial, and there will be more DW Fauna coming from time to time (depending on my bitching mood… and you already know that I’m a fickle person..).

This is another selection of the species that inhabit our game community. I hope you will recognize some of them around…

So sickly sweet  and easy going… The Friend’s Collector:

You will easily recognize this character because his first words for you will be “Do you want to be my friend?”… Though sometimes he save words and you will just find the friend’s request in your logs, without explanation. If you go to his profile to check who the hell is that insane that want to be your friend without knowing you (believe me, most of the people wouldn’t send me a friend’s request after knowing me better) and you find that he is just 3 days old at the game and already have 1049 friends, then your are facing a Friend’s Collector. Don’t panic, but consider yourself busted.

He will do what he want, he will get you, no matter the cost… you will fall sooner or later, so my advice is to resign yourself and accept the friend’s request. If you resist to it, you will be teasing his hunting spirit and he will chase you forever and ever. So it’s better to lose this battle and save your energies for better wars… there is no technique, skill or trick that you could possibly use to discourage a Friend’s Collector… If you shout “I hate you!!!” in his face, he will reply  “ok, now can you be my friend?”… If you farm him and fill his logs with your name, he will send the friend’s request to your logs anyway… if you try to be as gross and ugly as you can, he will find you lovely…If you run away screaming, and go to the Seafare and flee by ship, trying to put an ocean between you and him… well, be prepared to find a bottle floating at the sea…there will be a scrap of paper inside it, and guess what is written on it?…”Do you want to be my friend?”.

Don’t pee in your pants!, here comes… The Bully:

He is the kind of person that could cut in pieces a kindergarten kid in front of you and eat him just to show you how tough he is. He walks like if he were carrying two heavy buckets, one in each hand, with his arms and shoulders tensed, his big chest swelled, and his impressive jaw.

There is something that you have to know about him: he has a conditioned response, and its just one, the same one, for every external stimulus. This is a limited character that just knows one way to do things…and that way is to kick your ass. Whatever you do to him, he will kick your ass… You ask him a question and he don’t know the answer?: he will kick your ass. You say something smart that he don’t understand it?: he will kick your ass. You smile at him, set a trade with him, mail him, or tip him at the bar?: he will kick your ass anyway!. Ohhh… and of course, he will run to post the logs at chat or forums thinking to himself: “I’m good!”.

He just leaves to be able to come back…The Compulsive Quitter:

Yes, you know how it is, because you experienced it many times. A repeated deja vu. The Compulsive Quitter usually start his farewell with a shocking, sad, unforgettable post at forums. People spread the word, and we all start to mail him or her, crying our eyes out… He gives away his stuff between his friends, replies mails and swear that nobody could possibly convince him to stay, because its his time to leave and he is done with the game. Then comes the chat scene… we all get drunk with him, hugging each other, and we end the night singing silly songs and remembering when we all were newbies and dumb, and the markets were cheap, and the old buddies were there…

But the following day, you go to chat and everybody is drunk again, singing silly songs and remembering when we all were newbies and dumb, and the markets were cheap, and the old buddies were there… You rub your eyes and ask around if the farewell celebration lasted all nigh… but no, its not that… our friend have just come back and they are all celebrating his arrival!. The result, is foreseeable: this kind of characters likes so much to quit and come back that we live half of our in game lives completely drunk at chat, hugging each other and singing silly songs…

Red Moon

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