Observations on Current Attitudes

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Tripper

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Nov 29, 2005
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California, baby!
Howdy!

The various -isms (racism, nationalism, classism, etc.) on RO have really never been that bad, especially for a game dealing with WWII, and the Eastern front in particular. I've been playing since Mod v. 2.0, and aside from a few of the "realism" units getting waaaaay too into it, we've never really had more problems than any other game.

That being said, I've been playing a lot of Insurgency lately, and the racism on those servers slaps me in the face day after day. I cringe every time I hear some 12-year old kid yelling "sand n***** down!" It's quite disgusting. I've never heard anything like that while playing RO.
 

Hides-His-Eyes

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Dec 29, 2007
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That being said, I've been playing a lot of Insurgency lately, and the racism on those servers slaps me in the face day after day. I cringe every time I hear some 12-year old kid yelling "sand n***** down!" It's quite disgusting. I've never heard anything like that while playing RO.

Absolutely. It's not even 12 yr olds trying to beinternet cool, it's what are supposed to be mature adults expressing really sickening opinions about the quality of life and violent nature of arab peoples

ugh
 

Funker42

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Dec 4, 2005
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Least you don't have player blasting away music over voice chat like in Source. Someone made a software mod to do it so it happens all the time. Although in some games with a lot of down time it can be interesting if they are taking requests.
 

Smokey

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Nov 30, 2007
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Speaking of this, has anyone got any good EU servers which are populated and have mature players. I recently got the game and dont want to get off on a bad foot.

seen you about on the Wild bunch servers, welcome to the RO community Coolicus.
 

stigmata

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Apr 17, 2006
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I took a MG role in map the other day and a "experienced" player took offense to it. Berated me for my play and kept cussing and telling me to give the mg up. Serious hosebag in my opinion but there are plenty of other servers to play on. Not much of a problem in RO as with other games.
 

D-Es-C-H

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Oct 15, 2006
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What I hate most about the internet is that some people (you know who you guys are) seem to think that it's a lawless freezone for them and that they can do whatever they please :mad:

Well, to a certain extent, the internet is a lawless freezone, and they can do whatever they want.

The internet gives you a glimpse of what society would be like if laws and social conventions were not backed up with force, and the threat of force.

That is to say: it gives you an idea of how some people would behave if they didn't have to worry about getting arrested, or beaten-up, or sanctioned in some way for their anti-social behaviour. People do and say all sorts of things on the internet that they'd never dare to do or say in real life.

It's not a pretty picture, and suggests to me that Thomas Hobbes was right all along about human beings in the "state of nature".

The strangest thing I've ever seen in a game of RO was someone who took the username "AngryNigga," joined the Axis, and started killing his own teammates while using voice commands to repeatedly shout "Grenade!" If anybody told him to stop, or TK'd him back, he accused them of committing a "hate crime" and called them racists.

I figure he must have been some kind of neo-nazi provocateur. Either that, or just plain disturbed.
 

Fedorov

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Dec 8, 2005
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not exactly in the state of nature, because here you fear the law, if there was no law, you would fear the guy who you are making fun of, but in internet you don't have to fear him either
 

Hummer9120

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Sep 8, 2007
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The strangest thing I've ever seen in a game of RO was someone who took the username "AngryNigga," joined the Axis, and started killing his own teammates while using voice commands to repeatedly shout "Grenade!" If anybody told him to stop, or TK'd him back, he accused them of committing a "hate crime" and called them racists.

I figure he must have been some kind of neo-nazi provocateur. Either that, or just plain disturbed.

I think the term you are going for here is "retard."
 

SheepDip

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Nov 21, 2005
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I have noticed a large increase in....uhhh....*insert not a nice way to put it* players.

Zero teamwork, poor play (and I don't just mean people who are bad at playing RO), bad manners, needless foul language and so forth.

Having been playing RO since it's very first version, I know that it's innevitable what with the growth in players, but I have to say I'm a little disappointed that I don't see that many familiar faces anymore.
 
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zeep

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Nov 21, 2005
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To me it has been the attitude(s) of the dev(s) that set me off from playing. Trying to add to a great game and getting the door slammed in your face and the work slandered by the lead dev.. ah well. Bygones be bygones.

I miss playing Dod 3.1b with sheep ;)
 

Apples

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Nov 9, 2007
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What I hate most about the internet is that some people (you know who you guys are) seem to think that it's a lawless freezone for them and that they can do whatever they please :mad:

Damn hackers and cyber bullies! :mad:
 

ImNotRyan

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Jan 29, 2007
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I've been off playing TF2, and I'm still pretty happy with the attitude on RO.

Perhaps it's just by comparison. lol
 

Warlord

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May 30, 2006
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Look up...see the lens glint?
Unfortunately, this sort of behaviour is always in proportion to the game player base. The larger the number of players, the more of these wingnuts crawl out've the woodwork searching for an audience for their obtuse nonsense.

Just find a good, well administrated server with mature admins who are firm in enforcing their rules, and you'll get the atmosphere you want.

Otherwise, develop a thick skin...and never, ever, give the antagonistic elements the satisfaction of a response. No matter what they say.

It's the reaction they want...and nothing drives them crazier than to be ignored.

...well, that and the good ol' boot. :D
 

Klaus

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Feb 22, 2006
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I've always supported giving a license to the Internet, just as you need a license to drive a car! Lets say minimum age is 15.5 or 16.
18 in the USA and the Middle East.
 

D-Es-C-H

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Oct 15, 2006
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^That's an interesting idea. But how would you make it work? I mean, a traffic cop can pull cars over and ticket their drivers--but the 'information superhighway' is just a metaphor.
 

Lettland

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Sep 25, 2007
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While it wasn't in Red Ochestra, I was once playing beachhead assault (or whatever it's called) map on DoD.

There was some guy, guess he thought he was pretty hot stuff... I (German player) was prone a little ways back along one of the entrances where the Americans blow a hole in the defensive wall to create a breach. The guy runs by me and positions himself on the other side of where the breach will be. He sees me prone on the ground facing him and says, "Better not shoot me, A**h**e!" I thought, that's a nice way to talk to your team mate.

Well, I chose the high road and didn't answer - just waited for the breach to happen. Sure enough, the wall blows in, an American jumps through, and immeidately kills the guy at the other end - I don't even think he got a shot off. I then shoot the American, and about six more guys that tried to get in. I think I finally died to a grenade or something.

I had to chuckle at the fact that this guy had a cocky attitude, thought he can talk to people any way he wants, and he got it in the end anyway.

Just thought I'd chare that.