Miku Hatsune wrote:I don't see the huge problem with game-related mates. I mean, really, is having a mate for a roleplay really that bad?I mean, I understand if they start behaving inappropriately, but really, guys. Most of these players are around 11 and they're gonna do stuff like that. It's their nature. I mean, if they're all over each other and giving out personal info, then it becomes a problem, but a dialogue like "licks muzzle' or something really isn't that bad :/
@ Denali - I'd rather have any mate-related stuff, regardless of severity, condemned to private games if it must happen._Denali_ wrote:I agree that unless it's innapropriate, or the person should know better, then it's OK I guess... but a reason I disagree with it, especially on my pack thread, is because if anyone is behaving innapropriately and/or rudely, then if somebody gets the wrong idea, misunderstands, or doesn't see that it's only one person (and that we're contacting mods or admins to help) anyone and everyone in the pack could be at risk of being warned or banned. This has never happened, but it's against the WQ rules anyway, so people should avoid it when possible. But if it's just for roleplay and in a private game or whatever, it's OK, but not good. To me, it's pretty bad if it is in posts or public games because there are others there who get annoyed or just plain don't like it or don't want to get involved in the situation/behavior.
@ Miku - I understand your point, and I used to share similar views when I first joined WolfQuest, but I've moved away from said views. The problem is that something "innocent," like "licks muzzle" as you mentioned, has the potential to provoke more not-so-innocent roleplay posts coming from the other user and that's where it can get bad. You may know yourself, but you truly don't know what the other person is more "comfortable" with unless you address them about the problem, and sadly most users fail to communicate in that regard. Of course, there's all the potential drama that can come from the overall process as well, but the scenario I mentioned above is the more problematic issue when it comes to the "innocent roleplay" that you mentioned.