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Path of Exile Forum » General Discussion » Clueless GM caused me to quit on first day

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  Deznts

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Joined: 12/14/05
Posts: 163

 
OP  5/17/13 7:32:10 PM#21
FYI, kidkiller was already taken so I had to settle for kiddiekiller. It is the reason that the witch got exiled. Seems a fitting name for starting the path of exile.
  Dauntis

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Joined: 10/21/09
Posts: 311

5/17/13 7:32:44 PM#22

OP: I understand what you are saying about the lore can be more offensive and gruesome than your name would allow. Consider this, most evil people don't name themselves anyway. Hannibal didn't call himself Hannibal the Cannibal for example. We all know that in most game lore Orcs murder, rape and pillage... but no game (well that cares about it's player base) is going to let you name your Orc "Elfraper" regardless of the lore. Lore items can be quickly glanced at and forgotten but players names will pop up on chats etc repeatedly.

I think it is a tad over-dramatic to quit a game because they wouldn't let you use your name. Also, be honest with yourself, is it that fantastic of a name anyway?

Disclaimer: I would like to comment on this, but please read my comments in a completely deadpan monotone as some of my past comments have been seen as inflamatory and trollish. Humor is not always welcomed around these parts. So know that the following comment is not meant to contain anything but my opinion with no emotional investment. PLEASE DON'T BAN ME FOR HAVING OPINIONS AND A SENSE OF HUMOR.

  Karahandras

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Joined: 8/11/08
Posts: 1613

All it takes for evil to succeed is for the good to stand by and do nothing

5/17/13 7:32:44 PM#23
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by Deznts

After listening to the lore provided to me at character creation by the developers, where the witch class states that if her home wouldn't have been "taken by fire" that she would not have "taken their children". I created a witch named KiddieKiller.

A GM contacted me and told me my name was offensive and my account is muted until name is changed. Unfrickinbelievable.

It's OK for the developer to have it in the lore but not for me to have it in my charcter name? Hypocrites

/facepalm.

You're calling the GM clueless?

Reminds me of the guy throwing a tantrum in another game because they got banned for rping a rapist.

  McPickle

Novice Member

Joined: 2/20/13
Posts: 39

5/17/13 7:35:03 PM#24
Originally posted by Robokapp
Originally posted by Deznts
Originally posted by Robokapp
lore doesn't trump EULA/TOS.

Shouldn't they be equal?

they don't exist in the same plane. Lore's purely virtual and so is the character. The TOS/EULA impacts the player, who is real. The EULA/TOS have no power over the character.

 

at no point does your character pick his name. You pick it for him.

 

That's why they can't be equal, they're not comparable.

That's insane logic. How is hearing spoken words affecting a real player less than a name that has to be read? Did I not really hear the lore, or was it virtual sound? 

On launch day for open beta I thought the same as OP and made a character with a reference to that lore also. Those are 2 clear examples of how lore affected to END USER. 

Character name is : Eatyokids if anyone wants to verify I can also post a screeny since I went to the website and it shows my characters there.

  InsaneDalek

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/01/13
Posts: 123

EXTERMINATE!

5/17/13 7:36:46 PM#25
Originally posted by Comaf
Originally posted by InsaneDalek

I'm glad they're making you change it. Try actually getting creative for a change. For example: Do a search for the names of known (or relatively unknown) child murderers, then select one of them (or a variant) to base your character's name off of. Simple, quick, and most of all, subtle.

It's not that difficult.

Should just lock this thread before someone really loses it.  Sometimes I hate that kids can play these games and post opinions.  It is NEVER acceptable to glorify anything remotely close to a child murderer...seriously are some of you that developmentally delayed???

 

I'll just have to ignore this thread - please lock this crap down.

Never said glorify it. Was just giving an example of something that the OP could've done if he were creative and wanted to stick with the theme. But thanks for flaming anyway.

It's a sad day indeed when a family is too afraid of reprisals to publicly thank somebody for saving their lives.

  Deznts

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/14/05
Posts: 163

 
OP  5/17/13 7:40:29 PM#26
Originally posted by McPickle
Originally posted by Robokapp
Originally posted by Deznts
Originally posted by Robokapp
lore doesn't trump EULA/TOS.

Shouldn't they be equal?

they don't exist in the same plane. Lore's purely virtual and so is the character. The TOS/EULA impacts the player, who is real. The EULA/TOS have no power over the character.

 

at no point does your character pick his name. You pick it for him.

 

That's why they can't be equal, they're not comparable.

That's insane logic. How is hearing spoken words affecting a real player less than a name that has to be read? Did I not really hear the lore, or was it virtual sound? 

On launch day for open beta I thought the same as OP and made a character with a reference to that lore also. Those are 2 clear examples of how lore affected to END USER. 

Character name is : Eatyokids if anyone wants to verify I can also post a screeny since I went to the website and it shows my characters there.

Very glad to see that someone else listened to (reading was another option since it captions what the class says when you select it) the lore provided by the developers and, like me, created their character in the spirit of said provided lore.

  zymurgeist

Hard Core Member

Joined: 12/24/04
Posts: 5142

5/17/13 7:48:29 PM#27
Naming a character in that manner is offensive. It makes all your arguments moot.

"Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice." ~Greys Law

  McPickle

Novice Member

Joined: 2/20/13
Posts: 39

5/17/13 7:53:02 PM#28
Originally posted by Thane
Originally posted by Deznts

After listening to the lore provided to me at character creation by the developers, where the witch class states that if her home wouldn't have been "taken by fire" that she would not have "taken their children". I created a witch named KiddieKiller.

A GM contacted me and told me my name was offensive and my account is muted until name is changed. Unfrickinbelievable.

It's OK for the developer to have it in the lore but not for me to have it in my charcter name? Hypocrites

you want it explained?

 

you created a HERO. not a VILLAIN.

villains go and kill kids. heroes usualy don't - they tend to save em.

 

there. explained. thanks for the dicussion ^^

Wha, Wha? He didn't create anything. He's choosing a PREMADE character, with a PREMADE background. That character in question(the one who wouldn't have taken the kids if...) is the one he will playing.

Your arguement is basically this:

The "witch" is a hero because despite burning children, her name doesn't reflect that. Had she said, made her name BurnerofKiddos, then her "actions" then take substance, but not before.  

Or is that over your 2 inch head? 

  McPickle

Novice Member

Joined: 2/20/13
Posts: 39

5/17/13 7:58:40 PM#29
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Naming a character in that manner is offensive. It makes all your arguments moot.

Eatyokids?

Offensive only to the uneducated. It's a Mike Tyson reference.  Or it could have sexual meaning. You know, offending someone isn't really a level of concern for me unless it does any actual damage. I can't worry about what one may or not be offended by all the time or I'd never get to say anything. Rest assured that just about everything you say could be taken as offensive by someone somewhere. 

  Ujirik

Novice Member

Joined: 3/27/07
Posts: 456

5/17/13 8:02:22 PM#30
I don't see what the problem is.  It sounds like you were clueless about the rules and the GM had to inform you.  Seriously, just change your name.

  zymurgeist

Hard Core Member

Joined: 12/24/04
Posts: 5142

5/17/13 8:07:27 PM#31
Originally posted by McPickle
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Naming a character in that manner is offensive. It makes all your arguments moot.

Eatyokids?

Offensive only to the uneducated. It's a Mike Tyson reference.  Or it could have sexual meaning. You know, offending someone isn't really a level of concern for me unless it does any actual damage. I can't worry about what one may or not be offended by all the time or I'd never get to say anything. Rest assured that just about everything you say could be taken as offensive by someone somewhere. 

KiddieKiller.

Eatyokids could go either way. For all I know you're talking about baby goats. However if it's banned it's banned. The feigned outrage is puerile.

"Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice." ~Greys Law

  DamonVile

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Joined: 11/22/05
Posts: 3619

5/17/13 8:11:28 PM#32

It says taken...maybe she took the kids to perform some ritual and sent them back cursed...

No where in the part of the lore you're speaking of does it say she killed the kids.  You're trying to get technical with the " letter of the law " so there you go.  You're name assumes something they didn't actually say.

People are like cats. When they die, you get a new one.

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