Shamus The Brute
Here in the US...much attention has been given to the problem of bullying amongst school-age children, both within their community as well as "online" via social networking sites.
Thinking about my own experiences, I began to realize that maybe on POTCO the same type of problem exist too. (You know what I 'mean')?
As you read this thread, think to yourself if you have you ever witnessed a unlimited player bullying/showing prejudice/having rude behavior towards a basic player? To be honest, I have. Also, I have been a vicitim in this way as well when I first began to play POTCO some 2 years ago as basic player.
I am making an assumption here...but...I feel the majority of basic players are mainly kids trying to have fun online (& not rather as young adults or adults taking game seriously for achievement & personal accomplishment).
It makes me feel bad a lot of times when I witness a unlimited player being "MEAN" to a basic player. A paid subscription on the game should give each of us whom are unlimited a certain level of responsibility to promote COMMUNITY within the game by not dicriminating against others. This includes basic pirates.
*So...the next time you find yourself on the game & you sense that a basic player is really a kid...think back to when Y-O-U were a child, pre-teen, or teenager with:
- silly ideas/questions
- sensitive feelings
- raging hormones
- not thinking ahead
Let's each make this game an improvement in someone else's life. Next time you log onto POTCO, take a moment to think about the basic player, look deep within yourself...and...find the child again that is still there somewhere in your heart