That's fine. Anyone can have an opinion. But I have watched what happens when I backed off. You got guys like this z-guy, "JP-I've never seen a bug I didn't like", etc. go crazy with sending the devs on wild goose chases. I never once saw any of you guys step in and suss things out. Then I saw Gizmoe come in and go crazy reporting stuff and I realized the devs were getting dragged down a bunch of rat holes. So instead of just pointing this out to people, I figured I'd take a more aggressive approach.
Look at these guys. They never contribute anything but pointing out things they think are wrong. At best they are 50/50. the worst of them rarely get one right. The devs have told them to knock it off. But they keep coming back for more. From not wanting to put up saves, embedding requests in obscure threads, not using available resources, or in some cases, feeling important by throwing up inaccurate bug reports.
As to new people, there is no issue with asking questions. But do a little homework first. It is posted all over the place how difficult this sim is to learn. There are threads on how to come up to speed and get the most out of the resources available.
You knuckleheads complaining about can cut me off by actually stepping in and helping out. This guy mercho loves complaining about me. Do something about it by helping out. Save the devs some time. But no, guys like him pop in just to complain about someone. I have no respect for people complaining about something without willing to do something to help out. He doesn't participate in threads, help confirm bugs, build scenarios, etc. Just pops in now and then to complain.
Where to start...
1. You want to help the debs. That's commendable. But that doesn't give you any sort of moral authority over people who just want to play the game. Helping the Devs isn't a requirement. It's a great way to contribute to the community, but that doesn't mean people who don't aren't meeting some sort of threshold.
2. You're getting offended on behalf of other people. Unless you work for the other people, then I'd suggest leaving the battle to them to fight.
3. New people turning up to this forum are here as equals. There is no rank here. They don't have to earn their place. Yes, people not reading notices etc isn't helpful. But as more than one person has said, this forum (Matrix) isn't user friendly, and there is a mass of information posted in many different places. To their credit the Devs have introduced a Q&A site, in part because of the difficulty for newer players to find information.
4. Similarly, newer people aren't particularly interested in whether or not they have your respect. Don't get offended if you don't think they've earned it.
5. I've found labelling people knuckleheads and abusing them isn't a great first impression to make if you do genuinely want people to respect you.
6. People will complain. Don't worry about it. They're not picking on you or otherwise trying to make you a victim. It's probably a consequence of how they feel you've treated them.
7. It's a game.
< Message edited by RoccoNZ -- 4/17/2016 1:09:45 AM >