I've been pulling back from the forum (forums are usually someplace I'm quite active) recently because the level of constant vitriol just drains my motivation to do so.
The discord? forget it. I'm with nine on this, this has to stop.
I'm trying to get people to come onto FAF. I keep recommending the forum and the discord, but there's always this nagging thought in the back of my head that it's a bad recommendation.
I hate that. I wish I could just recommend both with a clear head and no lingering thoughts of doubt.
I keep reminiscing about the GPG days and early to mid FAF days. I remember back then my experience of the online community made me think : "wow! people here have really built something special, where you can feel like a community!"
I legitimately thought there were very few if any nicer gamer communities on earth.
I understand that there's a realistic level we can aspire to today and that level isn't the early FAF days.
But we've got to start doing something.
We've got to have Some standards. rather than the none that we have right now.
In no other gaming community would it be acceptable for representatives of said community to be odious, vitriolic or use ad hominem attacks on a constant basis ....why is it tolerated on FAF?
This should not be the appearance we/FAF give off.