How Helpful Are You?
July 3rd, 2008
the recent influx of players in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (thanks in no
small part to the reactivation of cancelled accounts), it's time for a
poll reminiscent of another I ran last year. Some players enjoying
listening to the regional chat, while others turn it off completely.
Even those that don't keep it turned on can still be called upon to
answer questions if they come up in a list of "/who all" by a
curious player looking for some answers with their chosen class.
I'm curious to see where players fall in the area of helpfulness these
days. The community has seen a shift in attitude over the last month or
two, and I think it's for the better. Let's see just how much it's
What type of question answerer are you?
I answer to the best of my ability
The ever consummate
helper, even if you've seen the same question a hundred times, you'll
do your best to answer it if you're not currently too busy. You're a
boon to the Vanguard community and try to share your enjoyment of the
game with all the newcomers.
I'll at least point them in the right direction
Even though you could provide a full detailed answer, complete with
listed sources, you find it's better to point the questioner in the
right direction. You'll continue to give further direction as the
player gets close to his answer, but will only rarely give a complete
answer. It's not that you're trying to be mean; you simply feel that
giving all the answers takes away from a player’s enjoyment
from exploration and discovery.
Let them find their own answers
You had to put your nose to the grindstone and discover all your
answers through trial and error, so why should someone else get a free
ride from you? You may, or may not, be the type of players that feels
if they can’t figure things out on their own, then they
shouldn't be in the game to begin with.
Class Clowns have nothing on me
You may not have all the answers, but you think you make everyone laugh
regardless. The answers you give may be full of facts, or loads of
bull. In any case, you're just out to have a laugh and feel everyone
should be able to take a joke.
I keep a running count on how many I make cry
You have a heart of darkness and enjoy lording over the players in the
game that have yet to reach your elite status. You go out of your way
to be rude to players asking questions and do your best to drive them
from the game. If they don't have a spine, they don't deserve to be
here in your presence, now do they?
Now it's your turn
to let us know what you think!
IN OUR POLL!
If you could have one (and only one) of the powers listed here, what
would it be?
- I answer to the best of my ability
- I'll at least point them in the right direction
- Let them find their own answers
- Class Clowns have nothing on me
- I keep a running count on how many I make cry