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#1 Mar 19 2011 at 7:05 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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If you have kept tuned in with my articles, you should be familiar with the term "Ethical leeching". It is made for party members who want to make the most out of joining a group, whether it be experience points, gils, enjoyment of the game, or by simply making friends.



This article is dedicated to differentiate and provide an informative guideline about the relationships of the Masters and the Ethical Leeches.



It is a myth that a leader is the one who benefits the most. The truth is, the benefits in a group (MMORPG that is, and in real life too.) is almost often equal. The only exception is that the leader is either a scammer, or the people in the lower position are willingly helping the leader (either because they want to, or because they have to.). Whatever your position is, you must fill your role in order for you to get the benefits. These are the responsibilities and privileges of the position.



The Master:

-He or she is the one who dictates the path in which the group will follow. If the party doesn't know exactly what should be done, then everyone will get scatter-brained and do random things that will serve nothing towards a mutual benefit.

-He or she takes the blame if things go wrong. A true good leader knows when to apologize and admit to defeat, while being able to hold his position and redirect the focus of the members.

-He or she knows the game, or at least willing to learn it. This one is a little tricky. One can lead lots of parties and linkshells with members who knows more about the game than they do, and yet they can still, by definition, be the "Master" of the group. It is a matter of knowing what your members want and blending in with them. However, if you are in a place if extreme unfamiliarity, you have to lend your power to the others who knows more, and simply be an ethical leecher. People won't hate you for it as long as you contribute to the group.



The Underling:

-He or she must respect the Master with all the civility and diplomacy that he or she can muster.

-He or she doesn't nessecarily have to obey all the Master says, but needs to know what his or her role is for the group. For example, if you are a healer and the Master told you to keep the tanks in high health, do it. Your role is clear and you either contribute or get kicked out of the group. On the other hand, if the Master is proposing something like doing a certain quest, grinding on certain monsters, traveling on a new area, you don't have to follow it. If it is not your role and you know it will not serve the type of benefit that you are looking for, then by all means, feel free to leave (but be polite about it.). It is not your role to submit to every will of any other person but yourself.

-He or she is ready to take on the leadership position when necessary. Everyone must learn how to lead a group. You never know if the current Master's internet connection get lost, he/she dies, fall asleep, leave... At the same time, you have to know when to let others lead if they are in fact, more competent at the targeted goal.

-He or she shuts up when necessary, and speaks aloud when the moment calls for it. If you are noticing that your Master is scamming people (or basically doing something unethical), then call out his ********* The members will most likely stick to your side.



It is very important to know your role and follow it. Without harmony, the goal will be much tougher to accomplish.

Edited, Mar 19th 2011 10:13pm by Osarion Lock Thread: OT
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#2 Mar 19 2011 at 7:11 PM Rating: Excellent
ViKtoricus wrote:
If you have kept tuned in with my articles, you should be familiar with the term "Ethical leeching".


Have you tuned in to ANY of the responses?

You should start a website:

"An incredibly long winded guide to incredibly simple and fundamental concepts that anyone with a shred of common sense already knows."

I'm gonna trademark that title, wanna buy it?


On a positive note, you do have some writing skill. More spell checking would help, and one other thing... what is it?

Oh yeah! An interesting topic that is both well thought out and informative!

P.S. Thank you, by the way, for the entertainment over the past few days while I've been off work and the servers have been down. Normally I wouldn't waste my time.

Edited, Mar 19th 2011 9:20pm by mattkujata
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#3 Mar 19 2011 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh41W-weAsY
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#5 Mar 19 2011 at 7:25 PM Rating: Good


Entertaining indeed. Is this a suggestion, or an attempt to make this thread worth looking at?
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#6 Mar 19 2011 at 7:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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ViKtoricus, can you please just leave? I'm not even going to read the OP because I know it's just random bs.
#7 Mar 19 2011 at 7:47 PM Rating: Excellent
XenoKrates wrote:
ViKtoricus, can you please just leave? I'm not even going to read the OP because I know it's just random bs.


It's not random though. It's all on one topic, it's just fluff.

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Official Guide: Tying Your Shoes

Everyone wears shoes. Some of them are velcro, but most have laces. There are a few reasons you want to have your shoes tied at all times. On the same token, there are a few reasons that you want to not have your shoes untied ever. Having your shoes untied can be dangerous, uncomfortable, and worst of all, it can look silly.

Your shoes go on your feet. Without shoes, you're just walking around barefoot, or with socks, which can make them dirty. If your shoes aren't the right size, they won't fit, and that can be a problem. Once your shoes fit, you have to have them tied, unless they're velcro, but most shoes have laces. Again, not having your shoes tied at all times can lead to broken ankles, tripping, dirty shoe laces, and a general lack of order in the universe.

The rest of this guide will consist of more ways of conveying the previously mentioned reasons that tying your shoes is good, and why not tying your shoes is not good. At no point will I make any effort to explain how to tie shoes, as that would justify the title of this "article" ... ... ...

Yada... yada... yada...

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It's almost like this dude is "talking to hear himself talk".

Edited, Mar 19th 2011 9:49pm by mattkujata
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#8 Mar 19 2011 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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If you've read or viewed this thread please watch this to make you feel better:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/elephants-show-cooperation-on-test/p6wjdyq?q=Elephant&rel=msn&from=en-us_msnhp&form=msnrll&gt1=42010

Copy and paste if link doesn't work. :)
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#9 Mar 19 2011 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
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If you've read or viewed this thread please watch this to make you feel better:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/elephants-show-cooperation-on-test/p6wjdyq?q=Elephant&rel=msn&from=en-us_msnhp&form=msnrll&gt1=42010

Copy and paste if link doesn't work. :)


lol Thank you! That's actually pretty cool. You probably could have put a picture of a tennis ball up there, and I would have found it more intellectually stimulating than the OP.
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#10 Mar 19 2011 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
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mattkujata wrote:
MrStyles wrote:
If you've read or viewed this thread please watch this to make you feel better:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/elephants-show-cooperation-on-test/p6wjdyq?q=Elephant&rel=msn&from=en-us_msnhp&form=msnrll&gt1=42010

Copy and paste if link doesn't work. :)


lol Thank you! That's actually pretty cool. You probably could have put a picture of a tennis ball up there, and I would have found it more intellectually stimulating than the OP.



Glad I could help!
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#11 Mar 19 2011 at 8:11 PM Rating: Good
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mattkujata wrote:
MrStyles wrote:
If you've read or viewed this thread please watch this to make you feel better:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/elephants-show-cooperation-on-test/p6wjdyq?q=Elephant&rel=msn&from=en-us_msnhp&form=msnrll&gt1=42010

Copy and paste if link doesn't work. :)


lol Thank you! That's actually pretty cool. You probably could have put a picture of a tennis ball up there, and I would have found it more intellectually stimulating than the OP.



Glad I could help!


This is a rough situation. There's nothing on TV, and I'm too lazy to search Netflix. I'm at a toss up between watching Speed on AMC, or logging into WoW.

Wait, a better toss up: Solitaire or go to bed. Yeah, I like those options better.
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#12 Mar 19 2011 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
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ViKtoricus wrote:
This article is dedicated to differentiate and provide an informative guideline about the relationships of the Masters and the Ethical Leeches.


The trouble you go to to get into trouble...
#13 Mar 19 2011 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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mattkujata wrote:


Entertaining indeed. Is this a suggestion, or an attempt to make this thread worth looking at?


Definitely both.
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#14 Mar 19 2011 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
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mattkujata wrote:
XenoKrates wrote:
ViKtoricus, can you please just leave? I'm not even going to read the OP because I know it's just random bs.


It's not random though. It's all on one topic, it's just fluff.

_________________________________________________________________________

Official Guide: Tying Your Shoes

Everyone wears shoes. Some of them are velcro, but most have laces. There are a few reasons you want to have your shoes tied at all times. On the same token, there are a few reasons that you want to not have your shoes untied ever. Having your shoes untied can be dangerous, uncomfortable, and worst of all, it can look silly.

Your shoes go on your feet. Without shoes, you're just walking around barefoot, or with socks, which can make them dirty. If your shoes aren't the right size, they won't fit, and that can be a problem. Once your shoes fit, you have to have them tied, unless they're velcro, but most shoes have laces. Again, not having your shoes tied at all times can lead to broken ankles, tripping, dirty shoe laces, and a general lack of order in the universe.

The rest of this guide will consist of more ways of conveying the previously mentioned reasons that tying your shoes is good, and why not tying your shoes is not good. At no point will I make any effort to explain how to tie shoes, as that would justify the title of this "article" ... ... ...

Yada... yada... yada...

_________________________________________________________________________

It's almost like this dude is "talking to hear himself talk".

Edited, Mar 19th 2011 9:49pm by mattkujata

XD I lol'd hard at that.
#15 Mar 19 2011 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Not to mention in all his threads he's hung up on LS or party leaders.

I'm starting to seriously think a LS or party leader touched him in his no-no spot.


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How many sub-defaulted threads are needed before a ban? This must be the only forum left to post for the OP.
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More like ~583!

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#18 Mar 19 2011 at 9:39 PM Rating: Good
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Yet another useless Vik thread.

Are we up to a baker's dozen on the first page yet?
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Only 6 I can see, but just out of curiosity I ran through this forum for his posts and here is a summary in chronological order (asterisk = sub-d)


You, sirrah, have far greater attention to detail than I. Not to mention a serious helping of fortitude.
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
As a forum admin, you... see things. Things that you can never unseen.

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Wow. Just wow. I can't even take the posts serious enough to read anymore. Wow.

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