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