The parents of my character, in my head canon, is a troll woman Cook and a troll Fisherman. The Fisherman´s favourite dish the is one his wife made him when they lived on the Broken Isles. It is made out of chicken, love and voodoo. She made it for her husband as packed lunches for he went fishing for days at sea to bring home food for the village. The dish is dear to them and the taste nostalgically reminds them of a time in their old home on the Broken Isles, so they named their only child after it. I know kind of lame background, but we can’t all have epic stories that makes us destined for glory and greatness.
Richter I think you are missing my point, either on intend or for the sake of argument. If people start down the road of name shaming then I think they should google their own names first.
I don’t have a problem with names but 15+ posts on the subject suggests that the forum-vocal part of the community is somewhat bothered by it and I am curious why?
My understanding of the word “policing” means “enforcing rules”. The RP naming rule is only in effect on RP servers. Enforcing an RP server rule is RP policing. How can you see that any different meaning of those words?
You keep talking about server identity. What is the server identity or the spirit of the realm?
If the naming issue is not an IC immersion issue but, as you say, a “server identity” issue, what is this server identity issue?
Is it about insisting on everyone confirming to a community etiquette made up by some members who pay just as much to play and be part of the community as everyone else?
Is it something Blizzard has defined specifically for Hydraxian Waterlords?
As for names, who decides what sounds perfectly fine? What is binaural bliss to one, is fork on a plate to another, so I think its fair to say that it is very subjective.
Help me understand please.
What is it that this forum thread is seeking to achieve apart from its original ask for Blizzard representative answer on Blizzards enforcing of their own policy?
If it is venting frustration, fair enough, everyone needs that and I can understand and sympathise.
Is it to get all names changed to conform to the following criteria? :
- Must be “medieval/fantasy”
- Cannot be “Latin”
- Cannot be “pun”
- Cannot be “pushing a political agenda”
- Cannot “a battle cry for something someone represents in the real world”
- Isn’t a “distraction” and
- Is not “too un-RPish”
Because that is very subjective and more or less all names can be reported for something like the above.
Reading through some of the forum I have noted a tendency to make the Hydraxian RP community divisive and all about “THEM and US”. Them being the ones that upset role-players and us being the role players. I don’t think it is a healthy attitude. That is what I am arguing against when I comment on the posts. But maybe I am seeing intention where there are none. I just think it is important not to take RP too seriously as that leads to orthodoxy and when we lose the ability to laugh at or make fun of ourselves, we become close minded, intolerant and exclusive. To me RP communities should be all about tolerance and inclusion.
To me it doesn’t matter who you are or what you believe as long as you don’t intend or set out to hurt or bother others, you should be welcome. If members of a community keep making up, and that is what they are doing are doing when they are suggesting community rules – they are making stuff up, then they will keep finding excuses to tell others they are not welcome.
A call “to “arms on” character name reporting to me is a step down a path of intolerance.
Obviously if some guild or persons name is designed to incite hatred then that is a nasty thing but reporting some one because their otherwise trivial name is a “distraction” seems to stem from a place of hurt and misery rather than a desire to do good or foster a tolerant community, would you not agree?
That is was what I am arguing. I am stating not my opinion as fact. I am not necessarily saying I am right. I am presenting my point of view. If my opinion doesn’t confirm to intra-community popular view then so be it. But as my basic intention is human decency what does this say about the forum-vocal part community if it is met with a lot of resistance?