@phaedrus said in Hog Pit as read only:
At the end of the day, though, no one told me when I took that character that he was reserved for his IC sister, which is fundamentally what the whole issue was in the first place, and led to all of this regrettable offense.
You can keep saying things like this, I suppose, but that won't make them true.
There's an entire set of manipulative tactics I see from online people - often bad actors - and they are so painfully transparent. One of them (1) is to keep asserting falsehoods as if they are something anyone else has confirmed or agreed with.
You were playing the character against his sheet, first of all. You were planning to obey the letter of the 3 month rule while completely trashing the spirit of it. It's not about the number of days, it's about encouraging people to play a character as written, both for CONTINUITY of the world - and because they might find they like the character as written. And if they don't, they should probably find another character.
Another of those painfully transparent manipulation tactics is (2) fishing for clues as to who reported them after they are banned. I'd say fully 75% of the people I banned or paid attention to the bannings of did this. And here you are, doing what looks suspiciously like padding the stats.
Sometimes they do this by pretending innocence. "Gosh, I don't even know what I could possibly have done! No one has talked to ME about it. No one has complained to ME, whatever is this about?"
Sometimes they do this by immediately trying to guess. "Oh, is this about x that happened? I told them they misunderstood, I didn't mean it like that!"
Sometimes they do it by appearing contrite. "Oh no! I would never mean to do such a thing! I'd really like to apologize, for my own peace of mind! But - to whom?"
Sometimes they do it by stating something false or oversimplified, in the hopes eventually it will annoy someone so much they'll be baited into giving away those clues. Such as, hm, glance above this post.
PS (pspspsps) I played your brother for the end of your tenure on this char. I went to a big open scene with an NPC to support your char, being vocal and involved. My experience of you was:
- you barely acknowledged me
- you attacked a powerful NPC no one could scratch with no armor, and then complained in OOC (and? I don't actually remember if it was both) channels about how apparently USELESS and WEAK your char was when you didn't win (which is against the rules of the game)
- you said something OOC to me about having to go for RL, completely unprompted, I assume as a way to indicate we'd have to RP another time
- you then were on @where IC elsewhere with other chars. Now, maybe your RL was quick! I can't know, and don't care. But you def chose to use OOC communication with me instead of IC.
- the next few days, you sent an IC message to me and our IC sister, indicating we should get together for a family dinner wherein you would 'try to be nice to each other' or something.
The end. Not the most extensive experience but it didn't leave me with much hope you were really out there 'stimulating rp and running events'.
I'm sure some people are happy to buy your narrative of this. I am just not, considering my experience with the behavior markers I see.