Before I get to the real issue, I want to give a little background on our linkshell. So our linkshell started mass recruiting players when the game first came out hoping to form a large social group. It seemed to work well early on when the linkshell was bustling with activity and had upwards of 60+ active members. Of course, like many other linkshells out there, as time went on the number of players started to dwindle and many of our members who could not deal with the short comings of the game quit entirely. What was left were about 25 players who continued to play the game, despite the problems, and have managed to find things to do in-game to keep them satisfied/entertained. Needless to say, the 25 of us left have all developed a pet peeve for people who whine about the game, simply because we had to endure over 30+ members who ******* about how terrible the game was before they quit, and for those of us who read forums, have endured even more posts about the same thing.
Nobody blames any of the players for whining, because they certainly have enough reasons to support their argument. We simply bit our tongues, and watched friends leave the game one by one. Disappointing yes. But life goes on..
Now, what i'm starting to notice is that a number of these players who supposedly quit the game are slowly signing on again. Normally we'd be happy about this, except it seems that many of these players still hold a tremendous grudge towards SE and their "epic failure" and spend 70% of their time in game pointing out things that are still broken in the game, and in the worst case scenario ridicule those of us who have gotten to high ranks on how we managed to waste so much time on this failing game. I've managed to pretty much blist most of these whiners because no matter what I say to try and help them enjoy the game again, they all seemed pretty adamant about their opinions. However, what was a very friendly ls environment for the past few months have now turned into a drama fest with a couple people trying to defend the positives of the game to people who really shouldn't even be playing at this point.
So my plea is for those of you who hate the game and SE, please keep your whining to the forums. Here, your voices actually serve a purpose (especially if aforementioned whining goes in the feedback forums). Please don't go signing on the game from time to time trying to ruin the game for the minority of us who enjoy it. Not to mention with the current ls system (which you will no doubtly ***** out as well) you can't simply kick ls members at will but have to actually be in close proximity so its just a huge headache having to deal with all of this drama.
TL DR; ***** in forums, you'll help the game out. ***** in game; you're just being a **** and ruining the game for the few of us who still enjoy it.