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Ugh. I need to vent.


Mk, so for the third time this week there seems to be one (and I stress one) person moaning and groaning and carrying on temper tantrum style in OOC comments during a plot of mine. You have 4-7 happy people and then theres you. Im fairly certain you know who you are. So to get this done and over with, and publicly in case this problem occurs again with others, if you don't enjoy mine, or any other DM's style, don't join the quest. Its easy to come up with a RP excuse to back out. If it so happens that you wish to come for the RP aspect, so be it, but don't then whine and carry on OOCLY. It is one thing if your character is P.O.ed and is RPed accordingly (IE: IC complaining), but another when a player goes so far as to start getting belligerent with OOC comments and handles themselves immaturely with OOC Spam that can bring down others' enjoyment of the plot and game. If you have problems, questions, or concerns I have a PM box right here on the forums in addition to the DM channel.

Phew. I feel better now. Just had to get it out of my system.
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Indeed! You know how DM's play, so don't hop on and then !@#$. There were a few initial balance problems with this particular one, but they were resolved in the next phase of the quest.
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oh... b*tch, b*tch, b*tch (f*cken swear filter)

i guess yea, if you don't like a dm you should stop outta their thing. i've never been on anything you ran and i cant say anything specific.

but i think as a dm you're held to a bit of a higher standard than players. and people go into quests expecting a certain quality, and for the dm to be fair and responsive to what players do-- e.i. not railroading them or ignoring them, like you had said
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I understand the situation and was part of the quest in question. However the player who had the OOC comment was not mad at the dm or quest, but the players for ignoring certain IC actions they did. I am not defending this person for there OOC actions. I am sorry for not reacting to there IC actions, but there was a lot going on at that time.

I do think though they should have handled it a bit better and I think (only a guess) what the big thing Dust is attempting to say is submit your problems on the forum properly.
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I agree, angry OOC comments during a quest takes away from the gameplay, making the DM upset and therefore causing his/her work on the quest less pleasing for the players who are not having a problem at the time. Problems with the quest should be posted on the forums appropiatley or discussed after the DM is finished with said quest at the time Via tells. When there is a critical part of a quest there are usually about 7 or 8 actions taken at the same time causing the Text to scroll up very quickly and sometimes Dm's do miss something, but there needs to be an understanding that they are dealing with alot of things at the time, and people should just be patient as it is alot to take in at one time...

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Alternately, when something is done repeatedly, and to a degree in which it becomes ridiculous, there could be a problem with the DMs focus. Regardless, there was no specific instance mentioned so everything afterward is mere speculation.

* self edited on the grounds that some subjects should be kept out of public view.*

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DMs aren't perfect. We're all human (though Im convinced Numos is mechanical in that he accomplishes so much as builder, player, and, when not busy, DMing). But the point of this post is not so much as to what the DMs do or don't do.
The focus this post was based upon is that sometimes players strive to have the spotlight shine upon them, with their own ideas of how plots or ideas -should- have gone and when it is not granted to them, they complain. Its one thing when done in private. But public scenes get old fast and, in general, make DMs less likely to run such varieties of things. After all, just like most people, DMs hate catering to pre-Madonnas.
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I agree. I was just pointing out that while sometimes things can get missed, it grows into a problem when things are done or said over and over again yet are ignored in favor of favorites. A DM should try to keep every players contributions in mind, not just a select few. I'm not disagreeing with the idea that arguments should be kept elsewhere.

I'd also like to add something. If a DM says to wait while they're describing something, it might be a good idea to do so. This makes their job much easier, or more realistically, less difficult. It's also a good idea to wait when a DM saying they'll BRB on something. Leaping ahead of the group just so you can feel all special by being the first one there is sort of ignorant.

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