I'm not sure about that though... since if you reword what you are saying, it doesn't come across as well. For example...
Originally Posted by whheydt
Now, I'm not talking about intent here... as in I'm not saying that someone is intentionally being rude by not replying. And yes, I understand that etiquette in game chat may have evolved to not necessarily apply to conversation out in the real world... doesn't that speak poorly about the community in the game in general, and the manners of those who are playing? I mean, if you were in a room with someone, in real life, and they spoke to you... would you ignore them? Would you consider it to be rude if you didn't speak to them? Flip it. If you spoke to someone in the same room as you, and they ignored you... wouldn't you feel they were being rude? What's the difference between that and a /tell in the game? And more importantly... WHY is there a difference, and why SHOULD there be a difference?
Originally Posted by Noone Specific
It shouldn't matter if it is in game or real life... there should be a minimum standard for politeness.
I find it extremely rude when I ride into Bree, or Thorin's Hall, or Michel Delving, and I greet the area in Regional, and I get crickets back in return... when I know there are players there getting my greeting in the chat channel. I'm not recruiting, I'm not asking a question, I'm not looking for anything... I'm a lvl 85 guilded metalsmith Champo maxed all the way who is just saying Hello. Yet the other players in the area getting my greeting can't find the time to give the chat equivalent of a nod or wave back.
When did abandoning basic social graces become acceptable?
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