I suppose this will provide an irresistable opportunity for the trolls but I really do think it has to be said. Like coming back on to the forums yesterday after three months away, nothing has changed, the same old, same old is happenning. So, I thought why the hell do I want to get back in to this. The simple answer is because I want to catch up with friends.
I left 3dx because of rl stuff, yeah I do have one and it is important to me. I'm glad I left but really miss my friends here. So the questions is - does the pleasure of catching up with friends outweigh the crap on WC and those occassional incidents of bullying that I've witnessed in game. I'll say it's borderline. The forums are a different issue but they provide an extra way to keep in touch with friends so the crap that goes on does impinge on what I do. At the moment the jury is still out - sorry friends I love you to bits but I think you understand. If rl continues to get more stable then that might tip the balance.
The bottom line is, maybe there's two of them.
First I think Gizmo is not making as much money as he could be because the crap on the forums puts some people off joining and the crap that goes on in WC puts some people off renewing. As an aside I think dealing with forum and in game crap is more important than more clothes, user created content and stuff.
Second since when has it been fun, and worth paying for, to read the drivel that goes on in WC and to witness bullying in game. The stuff that goes on in the forum kinda reinforces that, I mean like it seriously is not fun.
So trolls, troll away. I might or might not reply. Either way you make yourselves look like twats. People who want to pick up on this and dicuss it properly, then be my guest go ahead and I hope the trolls don't bully you. fwiw - I don't know about anybody else but it stands out a mile that the trolls cannot cope with the tables being turned on them.
In the absence of action from on high I'm not sure what it'll take to convince me to rejoin. Most likely I'll decide that friends far outweigh forum and in game crap.