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#27 Oct 29 2013 at 11:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Who would have though that asking to have ones name to not be referred to as a job would turn into such a touchy subject. As for DF, yes, chances are, you will only see those people once, but following simple gestures by referring to someone by their name or even a short simple nickname that shows that you acknowledge that person as a person and not as a tool. Small, quick, easy, 1-2 seconds gestures like that can spread like the plague and improve the overall quality of the community.

(slightly off topic)Sad thing about DF, because chances are you will only see those people once, this gives people an excuse to be royal asshat, and you see it all the time being posted on the many FFXIV forums. These actions also spread like that plague causing one person to be an asshat just because it happened to them, or because they also feel it would do no harm when this also bring down overall quality of the community.

Edit:;: RP server or not, makes no difference, we wouldn't have gone through the trouble of thinking up names to use for our characters if we didn't want to use them. I can understand people like Sandi who came from WoW, are use to things a certain way, it wouldn't bother them if it follows them to another MMO. Fair Enough. I on the other hand came from FFXI, and in the years that I've played, I have never once been referred to as Tank, PLD, NIN, THF, etc. I was always referred to as DA, Dem, Demo, Demon, Adra, moslty because my name was a pain in the *** to type, but they had the respect to call me by even a nickname and I respected them back as such.

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 1:24am by Demonadrastos

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 1:25am by Demonadrastos
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#28 Oct 29 2013 at 11:30 PM Rating: Good
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I know I want to refer I the tank. My fingers can easily do t-a-n-k without having to look at your character's name and then spell it. Get over it for your own good.
#29 Oct 29 2013 at 11:59 PM Rating: Default
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Sigue wrote:
I know I want to refer I the tank. My fingers can easily do t-a-n-k without having to look at your character's name and then spell it. Get over it for your own good.


Ah I see. My fingers can easily type S-i-q-u-e or S-i-q in just a couple seconds just by barely glancing at your name at the top left corner of my enormous screen. Get over it for your own good.
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#30 Oct 30 2013 at 12:06 AM Rating: Good
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I actually had this in a party recently. It wasn't directed at me but we were in WP on the last boss and the PLD hadn't said anything the entire run. The LB gauge is full and we're ready to use it so he's like, "LNC use the LB".

I mean...if you're not going to use his name, at least use the correct job he's on currently?
#31 Oct 30 2013 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Situations like that, I can understand, mainly only for job specific actions to reduce confusion. I often forget who is on what job, but things like "Use LNC/PLD/BLM LB" help communicate what is needed for the moment. But if he/she is referred to as LNC the entire run then... Old habits I suppose.
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#32 Oct 30 2013 at 12:38 AM Rating: Good
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Refews wrote:
Hence my character name is short, sweet and easy to type. I have never been called by my job because TOO MANY KEYSTROKES SLOWING MY TIME BRO!!

My charater's first name is Kin. Seriously, three letters. People still insist on referring to her by job, sometimes even typing out the entire thing. It's baffling.

And on a more general topic note, people are allowed to be annoyed. It's okay. This one happens to annoy me too. It's impersonal and honestly a little derogatory, as though one can't deign to bother with a name.


edit: I feel I should clarify, I feel a lot less antagonistic toward this habit in larger, eight-man groups. Especially in things like primal runs—which are likely to be fairly brief, with an in-and-out mentality—not having time to learn names or keep them straight is a lot more understandable. In small, four-man instances, though...

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#33 Oct 30 2013 at 1:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Alot of the times I will say in chat "DD use LB" but only because I dont know which of the two damage dealers should use/know how to use limit break and ive usually got my hands full tanking the boss or whatnot.
#34 Oct 30 2013 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
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i dont talk at all in random groups - i actually let ppl play and experiance the game for themselves instead of trying to tell them how to do it my way =P
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#35 Oct 30 2013 at 4:07 AM Rating: Decent
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The topic is not realistic these days... but to be honest, i like what youre saying. Rate up from me Dei.
#36 Oct 30 2013 at 5:51 AM Rating: Good
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This is all very complicated and touchy. I just macro "Someone do a thing at some point." and press that when I want someone to do a thing at some point. It's faster and saves specifying what thing and when and who.

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 7:51am by Furiousnixon
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#37 Oct 30 2013 at 5:56 AM Rating: Good
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If you play with mostly DF, accept the fact that no one is going to use your name. Its far easier and more simple to say DD stand here, tank/pal/war stand here. They give us your class icon for a reason. I dont need to know your name to tell you what you should be doing in a fight.

Im sorry you get offended by this, but in the end, if you want people to use ur name, stop using DF and start grouping with an FC or LS.
#38 Oct 30 2013 at 6:09 AM Rating: Good
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If they're lazy enough to not use my name, chances are they are going to be too lazy to perform their job properly later on.

Which is what I've seen a majority of the time. If you are starting an Ifrit HM and have multiple BLMs, you don't say "BLM LB the nails" you specify the person you want to be in charge of doing that. This goes for many other encounters.

"Tank I want you to tank boss; other tank, I want you to off tank this add". So...which tank are you addressing?

You can shorten my name down to Hit very easily. No reason to be that lazy.
#39 Oct 30 2013 at 6:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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crasyk wrote:
I have to say, I'm currently playing on PS3 without a keyboard, and me typing anyones name with a controller is not gonna happen, ever.


This is my situation too... I barely talk at all in the game because it's a huge chore just to say anything, much less hold a decent conversation or type out full names.
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#40 Oct 30 2013 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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garethrogue wrote:
My pet peeve as a healer is when the DDs start asking why this or that person died.

STFU, Monk. Your only job is to stand there, flail your arms wildly, and get cleaved. Leave the talking to the grown ups.

Edited, Oct 29th 2013 6:44pm by garethrogue


My pet peeve is players who chose to play healers or tanks because they think it comes with being respected. There is a good chance that Monk knows that guy died because you weren't doing your job up to par, but was nice enough to give you the benefit of the doubt.
#41 Oct 30 2013 at 7:39 AM Rating: Good
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Demonadrastos wrote:
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OP: This is a major pet peeve of mine as well. Yes, I understand in the heat of battle type whatever is most efficient, but that's generally not the times that it bothers me. We should afford one another a certain level of respect, and calling one by one's name seems like fairly common practice that should be adopted, even by an online gaming community.

Also, as far as another poster's comment about “this is DF, we aren't friends, we won't run into each other again“. Firstly, I frequently run into people on DF that I have played with before. I think that is besides the point though. Just because I may not run into someone again in life, that shouldn't give me a license to not show them a certain level of respect. I've said it many times on these forums, but building positive group dynamics in a MMO community comes from very small gestures. People are often in too much of a rush to care.


Couldn't agree more. =)

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I have to say, I'm currently playing on PS3 without a keyboard, and me typing anyones name with a controller is not gonna happen, ever.


Understandable, though I would advise investing in a simple $15-$20 keyboard, because there will be times when communication is key.


At some point I will yes, but for the times when communication is key, I preffer voice com over typing since typing would stil slow me down in-game. For those other times, I trust ppl know what they're doing, or someone else does ._.
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#42 Oct 30 2013 at 8:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think I'll create a new character and name him 'Tank' but play a WHM. That should cause some confusion. Smiley: smile
#43 Oct 30 2013 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Seems like a few people don't like me lol

Crasyk - I prefer keyboard over voice chat for good reason, but it work out in either case. Eventually, I would say get a keyboard, but it's not something so important unless you ever find a moment that you want to get your point across if voice sin't available atm.

Hitome - I agree with everything, lazyness not to take 1 second(all it takes) to type out the first 3-4 letters of a person's name could translate to how they perform their job. As well as situations where you do have multiples of the same job available, and both have different gear, different stat allocations, and your sending the the message "LNC use LB", and the lower stat LNC hit's the button or neither is sure. Simply typing out the first few letters will not only prevent confusion, but till improve communication.

Hairspray - Your situation, fair enough, but that mindset, we get that from people who do user keyboards, and the thing is, through the entire thread, the request hasn't been to type out full names(First and last or just first), just the first few letters to show that you acknowledge the person.

Dustin - They give you class/job icons so you know "who" is on said class/job, not to treat it as someones name. SE gave us the ability to creates names for a reason.

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 11:20am by Demonadrastos
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#44 Oct 30 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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squiress wrote:
I think I'll create a new character and name him 'Tank' but play a WHM. That should cause some confusion. Smiley: smile


name it "Tank Healer" but play as MNK. see how it goes. ROFL


#45 Oct 30 2013 at 10:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hitome - I agree with everything, lazyness not to take 1 second(all it takes) to type out the first 3-4 letters of a person's name could translate to how they perform their job. As well as situations where you do have multiples of the same job available, and both have different gear, different stat allocations, and your sending the the message "LNC use LB", and the lower stat LNC hit's the button or neither is sure. Simply typing out the first few letters will not only prevent confusion, but till improve communication.


Not an issue with Limit Breaks being based on the entire parties combined weapon damage (although it is possible that it may be combined weapon level) and not the users stats, in fact it would be preferable to have the less geared person use the LB so the better geared person can keep up their more damaging rotation. But that is an aside....

I must say that in FFXI it was significantly less prevelent to refer to people by jobs, but I think that was due to the pacing differences to combat versus FFXIV where it is significantly more spammy. That being said it still did happen a fair bit, although typically in a less derogatory sense than I feel role descriptors are being used for in FFXIV. In FFXI it was typically something like "SMN use 2 hour" or "BLM Sleep" or some other time sensitive message typed quickly. In FFXIV it's typically used when someone is doing something "wrong" in party, which is the reason I dislike it's use. Typically in combat I will type a 3 letter abreviation for job with something short just due to time constraints (and playing with a gamepad requires me to reliquish either my movement hand/d-pad or my ABXY buttons to type) however outside of combat I try to use peoples names. It's a really simple thing that shows you actually care about the people in your party even if you don't, if it makes them enjoy playing more they are not only more likely to play well, but also take feedback on potential improvements as well.
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#46 Oct 30 2013 at 10:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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If I was playing a game of pick up basketball with a bunch of guys that I may never see again after the game, I don't expect them to learn my name and remember it while we're playing. If they come up with some nickname to easily identify me in the middle of the action, that seems reasonable.
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#47 Oct 30 2013 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Heck I see it a lot now that in tomb grinds via df, people just say "dps" lb or "dps" your on adds. Same with healer or tank and not even job specific request. It just doesn't matter. The df takes all communication out and people just mindlessly grind the tombs. Probably why when something does go wrong they get even more annoyed since they have to actually type something. Like I said, hopefully more fc/in server grinds, raids, dungeons or zones come out.
#48 Oct 30 2013 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Hey OP...












Did that offend you too?
*edit* missed the smiley posting via dumb phone

Edited, Oct 30th 2013 7:37pm by Perrin
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#49 Oct 30 2013 at 1:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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this is akin to the "Its not toon/DPs its character/DD" argument. you've every right to be annoyed by it, but sound like a tool if you actually complain about it because really, it doesn't matter. I used to feel miffed when random puggers couldnt be bothered to type out my character name, but then i caught myself doing it purely for the sake of saving time and realized i'd been taking it way too personal. its one of those texty things that sounds really rude even though it isnt meant to be.

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#50 Oct 30 2013 at 2:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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No one is going to type out my character's name.. Healer & Heals is just fine..

Name:
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Edited, Oct 29th 2013 7:11pm by Sandinmygum


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#51 Oct 30 2013 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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crasyk wrote:
I have to say, I'm currently playing on PS3 without a keyboard, and me typing anyones name with a controller is not gonna happen, ever.


Keyboards are cheap.
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