maxoconnor, on 06 May 2012 - 09:28 AM, said:
At the risk of being impolitic here, I think this whole pointless argument over exclusive and inclusive is a product of the participation award generation.
I showed up so I want my trophy, no one can tell me no, you are being hateful and mean for excluding me. Why can't I be part of the death commando's and play with the other Davion pilots? I want everything with no restrictions because if you restrict me you are being exclusive and that isn't fair.
BTW I think I'm in love with Nighthound in a purely platonic Bromance kinda way.
Dude you rock. LOL
No. It has nothing to do with participation award ceremony, it has to do with one simple thing:
If /ANYONE/ wants to join an IP Faction/Unit/Mercenary Outfit they should /ALL/ have the same ease in doing so. Not being told 'No' for /any/ reason!
It doesn't mean they succeed, and get trophies or automatically get the awesomesauce, it just means they get to play as their chosen faction and nobody outside the MAKERS OF THE GAME can tell them No.
That's it. That's the long and the short of it. No player has the right to restrict or endanger the right of another player to enjoy the game as it's been designed. As soon as you have an outside organization influence who can and who cannot play as what's fun to them then THAT is WRONG.
I am NOT against ANY mercenary group. I am against the idea that /anyone/ (not the devs) can tell /anyone/ 'No you cannot play that, we called it first!' or whatever unless it is that groups creation!
The Northwind Highlanders are not created by wwiogre or Vorth or any of the others, they are a book IP, and thus should be equally allowed, or disallowed, to any and /all/. This is fair.
I'm not personally attacking anyone, if it sounds like I have, then that's because my words might be striking a touch closer to home.
As soon as those at northwindhighlanders.net have a non-IP related name that doesn't represent an in game faction or a part of that faction they can be as exclusive or inclusive as they want and I won't care one iota. I stand behind this decision the dev's have made, and I will continue to support that decision and promote why it is the right one so that it is /not/ drowned out by flames and whining.