To start, I'd like to point out that, for now, I only have the net on my phone, so I haven't attempted any playing of the game. But, with the way I'm being pulled back by the spirit of the boards, I -will- be coming back when I can. I know not every post is happy, and I admit that I'm still avoiding any of the game portion of the boards., but I feel comfortable posting. I don't feel like I'm going to get attacked for saying my opinion. I made the mistake of trying to get into a serious discussion in TB, once. I don't remember what the thread was about, but I remember that it was humorous and had something to do with the military. Before I even posted, I asked friends of mine, in the military, what they thought of it. They thought it was hilarious. So, armed with that, I had gone into the thread, and tried to bring some humor back to a situation that had gone bad, and to try to give Reylan a little backup. What I got was insulted numerous times, told I was worse than CKSlampig, and basically to gtfo. Not just by other members on the board, but by Decae. I basically tore myself away, at that point. I knew that if I'd posted in any other serious threads I would be dogged and flamed relentlessly. Any chance to take a shot at me, they would. So, I faded, and usually just read a little here and there. I had already quit the game, long before, because of politics, a complete lack of opponents, whining and bitching because of being attacked when they attacked someone else moments before we hit them, constant accusations of being dishonorable, shady deals where the guilds would "stay at war" while everyone took their time to rebuild, etc., etc.
Here, though, here feels different. It feels better to come to these boards. I have officially posted more here, in the last week or two, then I did in the last two or three years there.
Are we perfect? Hell no! But, especially with a debate forum, I can go into Comments and find some fun and stupid stuff. I don't need to scroll down for an hour to find something fun. Nothing against those who enjoy talking politics and whatnot, but I'm not online to be serious. I'm online to have fun, and kill time. *LOL* I have enough serious matters in my life to worry about. I have my family to support, bills to pay, food to buy, colleges to plan for(I am starting ASAP), and figured out where to bury bodies(I'm considering praying that my daughters start getting ugly). I don't want to have to see how much worse it is/can be, every time I click into comments.
People here are trying, and it's great. Everyone just needs to leave their O-Monarchy and Canon Pride behind them. Forget it, it's past, it's done. It's the before-time, the long-long ago. Come here expecting to have fun, and then do it! :-P
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