There is a difference between cruel hard in-character (ingame) universe. GHSC heist. Brutal wars that obliterate corps and alliances. Suicide ganking and scamming etc etc. Living universe with death penalty that is hard to play but rewarding to survive in. Bad things happening makes good things even more impressive.
And OOC bullshittery, RL harrassment, RL names and addresses and general shitty behaviour that doesn't really sell the GAME so much as embarrass the community as a toxic den of snakes.
One of these things sells subscriptions the other does not. And CCP Marketing guy really needs to realize which is which.
Nothing ever burns down by itself
Then I refreshed the page again.
I feel absolutely ashamed of my behavior on FHC. It's one thing to play a troll on a forum - when I post on these forums I usually do so as 'Frug', and do my level best to convince everyone that I'm an unrepentant forum troll, as that kind of facade provides amusement to me. But I am not that character in real life, as anyone who has met me can attest. I went way, way, /way/ past the line ten minutes ago by mocking the Lubica on an internet forum. I, as a person, am not the entity that I play when I post; I am not actually a sociopath or a sadist, and I certainly don't want people to kill themselves in real life over an internet forum, no matter what I may say or do within FHC. Entrox may say 'FHC is Real', but FHC is not real - and the line between forum posting and reality should not be overstepped.
I'm relieved to discover that Lubica is doing fine and posting away, despite being trolled on FHC. He deserves, and he has, my heartfelt apologies - here in public but not in private where I still think he's a douchebag. There's no excuse for what I did - while some might try to use my stupidity as a mitigating factor, I put myself in that compromised mental state, and the guilt of that is entirely mine.
Last edited by Frug; April 5 2012 at 06:20:01 PM.
Originally Posted by Loire
Ripard Teg (among others), Rote Kapelle
Jester's Trek, wherein I ramble about EVE Online, gaming, and geek culture.
This thread makes me want to kill myself, someone notify the cyber police. I'm going to carve FHC MADE ME DO IT into my arm and get you all banned from the internet forever.