Re: Why should I keep playing?
John R. Dennison <jrd@...
2010-06-10 05:40:45 GMT
On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 08:40:16PM -0700, Iguana wrote:
> Why should I keep playing Netrek? I'm trying to learn this game and I
> don't really need people giving me shit for not learning better /
> faster and generally being better. Doesn't happen overnight.
Not only does it not happen overnight but I think it fair to
say that netrek has one of the more steep learning curves. It
generally takes years to actually "master" the game; although
you can become proficient in much less time.
As far as the smack talk. There has always been smack talk
in the game and there likely will always be such; it's part
of the game. The best solution is to either mentally ignore
it or make use of the ignore machinery that exists for just
For instance, if you are being bothered by a player in slot R5
you can send them ':' followed by any combination of 'i', 't'
or 'a'. These are flags that represent "Individual", "Team"
and "All" respectively. As an example you can send ":ita"
to slot 5 via a message and that will tell the server that you
no longer wish to receive *any* messages from that player as you
have specified all three flags. If, however, you want to see
Team messages but ignore the rest you can send ":ia" which will
ignore "Individual" and "All" board messages.
These are persistent across sessions and last for up to 3 days
at which time the server will clear them on midnight of the
If you wish to clear these earlier you can send the exact same
flags and you will turn off the ignores you previously set.
You can also send to yourself "ignoredby" to see whom you are
being ignored by and "ignoring" to see whom you are ignoring.
"I'm sorry but our engineers do not have phones."
As stated by a Network Solutions Customer Service representative when asked to
be put through to an engineer.