Some platforms like cardmarket.com offer a Wants-List where you can put your stuff in and then simply check with a Wizard how much buying these cards cost you.
That is very convenient and beats time investment in a store searching for the cards by yourself and then paying even more for them, so the vast majority will buy them online, especially the cheap bulk cards.
What works especially well for a store is if they run tournaments and people need specific cards for that tournament, they are inclined to buy them right there.
Thats much less the case right now as so many stores are not running any tournaments, especially not any big ones.
Most LGS have a reason to use these online platforms and sell there themselves, if they can be somewhat competitive with the price tags. Thats as simple as having a printer run the orders for the day and doing them once a day, its extra traffic for a store and has to go hand in hand (basically any store no matter what they sell, should in todays age have a online website to receive orders and use that to make more profit, it can be tremendous extra profit for very little work if most of it is automated, and shop employees have some time in the day where nobody is in the store and can easily to the online orders).
For more expensive cards its valuable to get a look at the condition of the cards beyond just a picture and you pay extra for secure shipping etc. which can be much easier be beaten by a LGS that can just hand them over to you for cash.
Some stores will also provide store-credit as a price-pool, and buying singles with that store-credit can provide some % off, then people are again inclined to buy them there.
Works fine, but it all falls apart if the store cannot run any tournaments and all of that doesnt work.
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Aug 25, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on How Often Do You Buylist / Sell Paper Magic Singles at Your Local Game Store (LGS)?Posted in: Magic General
Aug 23, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Secret lair leaks — old border walkers, Johnannes voss, math is for blockers, kamigawa ink, and Thomas M. BaxaPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from TwinfrodoPhoenix »
Umm we have promos that literally have no text to them and a whole subset of cards that are only in Japanese I think they’re fine. If there’s questions a judge or your cellphone will work. Besides I really like the art for them.
The text-less cards are in general done for trivial cards that dont need explaination (exceptions exist, like Cryptic Command).
Not having text at all would even be preferable to this text-box mess (from an art-style perspective and a gameplay perspective).
If a card has a bunch of text on it, just to be confusing, its not helping.
Beside the text-box idiocity , the cards look absolutely fine in old-border and would be a welcome nice addition ... but with that treatment ? Hell no.
Aug 23, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Secret lair leaks — old border walkers, Johnannes voss, math is for blockers, kamigawa ink, and Thomas M. BaxaCarpet of Flowers looks amazing, should be a reprint in some other set than this.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Classic recipe of at least 1 card thats appealing to EDH/Commander people and hope it sells for that reason alone.
What they thought of the old-school template is beyond me ... its such a terrible idea, as somebody WILL play these in a tournament or casually and they are a confusing mess, if somebody wants to read them.
Thats exactly the kind of design you want to AVOID at all cost, as its bad for the game overall.
Aug 20, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Magic Modern more expensive than ever, despite lots of reprintsA lot of inflation is from "EDH/Commander" being a lot more popular.Posted in: Magic General
That alone increased the demand for lots of old cards, that otherwise nobody ever played in other formats.
Bitcoin and the like you see a very real influx in Magic card prices as well.
If people make money, they use that money, and a lot of people buy into their hobbies.
Former students with no income could today be high payed CEO of a company (Chris Wilson is a prominent Magic collector of crazy collections Missprint collection).
But in general, if the product itself is 2x as expensive the chase-cards just skyrocket even more.
Aug 19, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Djau the Jackal »Keeping Standard legal sets as MTG-lore only sets is a good thing. Dipping into other settings is fine but the core of the game *must* be MTG.
As long as the outside universe is "silver-bordered" and clearly marked as fan-service nobody really had a issue with it.
Now that they pushed these cards into the game itself, thats an entirely different story.
Aug 18, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from rowanalpha »
AFR isn't a Universes Beyond release because (a) its a Wizards IP, (b) its a standard legal set and (c) it doesn't have the triangular holo-stamp like Walking Dead which is a marker for UB products.
For all intends and purposes it is.
It brings characters from another IP into Magic.
Aug 18, 2021Bundle can be good value, if it has something that the other product does not have.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
A complete pack of lands can be pimped up, Full-Art lands, bunch of foil lands, special Ravnica-Guild-Themed lands, all of that adds value to a Bundle that is far better than messing with the booster packs (which ironically basically always had more value in their content than the same number of packs from a box).
A complete list of cards to use like a check-list is great, printed like a visual spoiler, cheap to produce, nice value for people to cinder their collector spark.
The boxes are large enough that you can put basically a full set of cards in them (1-of each) to store them, with a theme-packaging thats nice.
The number of packs should make sense for something its used for.
12 packs would be fine so 2 people can use 6 to make a Sealed deck play against each other, 12 would also be good to have 4 player draft 3 packs each.
Any other number gets weird and useless (yea it can "force" you to buy a bunch extra booster packs to do the activities above, but thats just asking for extra money, good for the company to make some quick bucks, bad for the customer as its annoying extra purchases, when a single product can provide a better deal on its own).
People that always bought a Bundle of basically all sets got their moneys value at some point, changing the product too much messes with peoples expectation what they buy from a bundle, and thats a harm in itself.
Aug 18, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Magic Modern more expensive than ever, despite lots of reprintsPosted in: Magic GeneralQuote from Pokerkingdave »I know that Seth showed that decks are expensive, however the sample is from the top decks.
There are always budget decks that are cheaper or cards that can be substituted to lower the price.
You can drastically reduce the cost with a 2 color deck.
Sure, if you intentionally dodge all expensive cards you can still get some working decks (to some degree) and maybe even win something competitive (even if you chances overall are worse doing so, they are not zero).
But still, if you avoid the big money cards from Modern Horizon your deck is worse off almost in any case.
At this point "Tron" is fairly cheap Modern deck, as it got basically no new cards from Modern Horizon, and that shows immediately.
If they would play like 4x a 90$ card, they would also be in the 1000$+ range right away, just by adding a single card from a premium product card pool to a deck.
That impact is for me undeniable problematic, i would rather have competitive decks that have a lot of commons and uncommons, which drastically pull down the price tag of a deck.
If a deck is made out of rares and mythics almost entirely, the average cost per card is much higher and the upper end especially for the mythics gets "ugly" if they are 4x in a deck.
If modern Horizon would be costed like a normal magic set, the prices would certainly be halve or a third, which would pull down almost all the deck price tags by like 300$+ of almost all the decks.
The mana-base is a cost issue in almost any format that has the money-lands, but if you bought into a set of them you covered the cost of a bunch of decks as at least the lands are somewhat interchangeable (so that helps, rather than having decks that also have entirely different manabases too).
For example, "blue" fetchlands cover a lot of decks, so they are expensive, but also open up a lot of decks.
While a card like Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer is specific and expensive, if you commit to buy 4 your deck selection is more narrow (so thats the kind of card that by design might be much better as a rare, as its application is more fringe and shouldnt be crazy expensive to cover that).
Aug 18, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on Magic Modern more expensive than ever, despite lots of reprintsVery interesting article:Posted in: Magic General
Points out that especially the new cards from these "premium" products produce a massive inflation in the cost of building decks.
Its kinda ironic how people just 5 years ago asked for lots and lots of reprints, which do help to reduce the cost of singles, but WotC answer to that was to print extremely inflated new products that ramp up the price tremendously.
You could build modern decks for 600$ , today almost all decks cost 1000$+ , which is pretty much insanity, if you think about it.
In a tournament with 30 people, we have a collective amount of card value of 30000$+ in a room (not including any trading cards in addition to that).
By what WotC is doing, that trend seems to just get worse, as with every reprint, we get a bunch of super expensive singles that go hand in hand with them in the same product.
That all said, given Magic is a game for 13+ year old, think about it, how children are actively supposed to access a format that asks for a 1000$+ deck to play, so that price tag alone is a massive gatekeeper.
Aug 18, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Sliverologist »It does make me question, are we looking at a third reserved list? To reprint anything in UB, wouldn't they need to get permission every time they do it? The intellectual property owners could tell them no from here on out.
They could go the way like Godzilla cards, put the name as a "semi" name and put entirely different art on it etc.
Its not impossible, but extra work for sure.
Aug 13, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from lookingupanddown »Logistics have screwed with them before. Battlebond was barely advertised because only one printer could pull off putting matching partners in one pack. They were lucky that there was near-zero demand at first. There's also the entire issue of most of these target audience of this precon not playing with sleeves. Either you flood the box with checklist tokens (that for once will match the werewolves), or you don't bother and let the players playing against the Werewolf precon have a free look at what the top of their deck is.
They could put actual sleeves in the precons ... i would enjoy that.
Aug 9, 2021TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on The Fate of the LGS, Paper Magic, and the Future of RetailThe entire "gathering" thing will be put on trial quite hard for magic especially.Posted in: Magic General
There are less tournaments and basically no Grand Prix / Big events for Magic organized.
Stores will close one after another, as people buy more and more online and get it delivered.
Its a big loss to lose that social aspect of the game, it scaled down a lot to kitchen table and digital streaming (spell-table etc.).
Getting together to play in person and paper is already quite some luxury, and the less stores are around, the more it will be luxury (or gated in some private home, or just a selected few people in a group getting together, which produces a more and more sharp bubble that does not get outside opinions and fresh blood).
Almost a year ago i would have guessed stores to open in full again ... here we are, stores in Europe still closed and an endless amount of next waves hitting that stretch a potential proper re-opening.
There are people i havent seen for almost 2 years now ... and i formerly did see them at least each PreRelease ...
Thats quite something.
Aug 6, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from ilovesaprolings »
Did you hear that? It's the sound of every commander deck with black putting in Infernal Grasp
Really what a bonker removal. Why no one is talking about it?
Theres plenty more flexible removal that hits all kinds of permanents.
Only hitting creatures is quite restricted, and 2 mana isnt really competing in multiplayer (if speed matters, play a free removal like Snuff Out).
Whoever has creature-only point removal in the deck might want to play it (certainly better than Murder variants), but thats not that many people.
Aug 6, 2021Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Well, Lingering Souls is a significantly overpowered token maker, thats far from the gold-standard to compare to.
Flashback 3 would allow you to curve this after another or double cast a topdeck much easier, and if there are some human-triggers for the tokens, its pretty powerful on what it can do.
If this would be in like "Modern Horizon" it would need to be costed more aggressively, but here its done for standard.
Aug 5, 2021Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Flamebuster »
Kaldheim did, but it wasn't very well written. Strixhaven's "story" felt like it was written by a high school English lit student.
I think the backlash from War of the Spark scared the folks at WOTC. Rightfully so, because that arc's conclusion felt extremely rushed and anti-climatic, like War of the Worlds/Day the Earth Stood Still anti-climatic. And many other things.
The storylines are EXTREMELY generic fantasy at this point, to a laughable level, so the quality is automatically very low.
And with just 1 set per storyline its also super condense and further simplified.
War of the Spark had a Masterpiece of a Trailer and people hyped up so much, that the story they delivered was guaranteed to fail, outside of a miracle.
It had everything going for it, a multi-set storyline, extreme odds and character involved in which basically everyone "could" die, but basically nobody did.
To fully embrace the stakes, Nicol-Bolas had to "win" and deliver a massive defeat, then Magic could have been back on track to deliver more "epic" stories, instead of these short-story Sunday-Cartoon ones.
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Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemThe deal with being in public and somewhat called "harassment" (and i clearly distinquish between a from a court defined harassment and a person just feeling they are harassed) , is that its really different pieces.Posted in: Articles
As a private person you have no impact on public that even remotely justifies that anyone attacks you directly.
However, as a public person, like a politician or as we have here, a cosplayer that actively presents their body in public on public events to players, its in your right to criticizes exactly that, which is the body, its presented in a sexualized manner, so commenting in that way is not even inappropriate (might not be your personal taste, but thats a different deal).
If a private person gets mails from random persons theres zero reason or justification, so thats an entirely different matter compared to someone that publicly pushes themselves into public opinion.
Its a really important part of projecting this matter to the context its presented in.
If i see a women feeding a baby and i tell her "You are a 6/10, i wouldnt even rape you" , it would be an unbelieavable inappropriate thing to say , but to someone that in public makes money by presenting their body ? If i tell that to a stripper ? Inapprioriate for sure, but still an entirely different deal, as context matters, the environment matters and if you do not want to expose to that, you are not forced, you can simply not do that job.
If you go to the extreme and outlaw any potenially rude comment, you restrict language by a great deal, so much that people cannot express anything without fear somebody will feel hurt or insulted, and if that justifies that your social media gets permanently flagged and you suffer for it, its a way more extreme response than the "rude comment" started out as.
The adult option would be to point the rude comments out and keep it on a apprioriate level of response, you can talk stuff out and discuss it to proof a point without going to war directly , and still keep in mind, that no person is outright evil, for such things.
And yes, the real sick people are the ones that perform the threats, thats just downright cruelty and has no other reason than pleasing a sadistic pleasure, and that is absolutely nothing a society has to, or should accept, but its a completely different animal to a critic from an public figure.
I am on the side to promote that individuals are responsible for what they are doing.
Jeremy didnt incite harassment, he did poorly phrased comments sure, but thats hardly crazy evil, its just rude and if you talk to him about that, yes ofcourse he knows himself its rude, and thats about it, you can stand above it and realize that something thats already enough, realize you gone a bit to far and the moment you are told so, you can better yourself, problem solved ; the sick people that continue to threaten , thats what remains, but thats adults, responsible for their actions, and any adult that isnt insane should have enough intelligence to not even do that to begin with.
Racist comments are a special kind of deal, just as gay-topics etc. etc.
Its highly controversial to many people and especially your work place is a context with special meaning here.
If i make a racial comment in private, thats it, nobody cares. If someone is insulted they can sue me, i get appropriate punishment, and/or we settle the topic before it escalates, thats the potential for discussion and understanding that is much more valuable than taking every little comment and blow it up like its a death threat right away ; its clearly not.
In your context part you clearly see context matters so much.
Context is key for this here.
All the screenshots are mostly out of context and look entirely different if you get the big picture.
Yes people are offended a lot, but its undeniably a thing you have to be able to deal with if you have any kind of public job, or open yourself up to that (and if you cannot deal with it, its simply the wrong job for you, as theirs issues with lots of jobs and you cannot just blame others for that, self-responsility is a thing, its not that others are always to blame for anything you do and anything you do will have an effect on others, if your job is in public, thats a given).
I think america in special a lot of people are highly influenced by what some special individuals say , so they build up some form of responsibility for what they say, simply because of that.
And i think, it again depends on context and what group you talk to.
In the case here the group of people is the magic community, people that watch Jeremys Channel, thats already a very small subsection again and people that enjoy trollish comments, so they are already open to that and have their own problems why they cannot control what they are doing (as no sane person would write a death threat email to anybody, but lots of people do, especially in heated discusions and extreme topics).
But here Jeremy cannot be at fault for what individuals end up doing, the targeted audience are adults, and should totally be able to control themselves.
Your last part.
I also think he could be much less rude in his comments and from his latest comments he acknowledges this, as often you have to be told you are going over the edge, and if its good to think about it (but again, its about critic and staying on a non-extreme course, you want discussion and not open war).
Lots of stuff i can relate to and the topic is simply overblown by extreme margins.
In the end, people said some mean things and others reacted to them ; thats actually all that happened, thats rude at best, but its not downright evil.
This topic would much easier and smoother be solved in a much smaller circle, or in private between these two.
Pulling it to public just makes things worse, by a lot and it doesnt serve anybody, be they right or wrong, in the end, this open warfare just damages the community and people will bunker themselves into even more extreme sides and become even more unable to discuss anything without directly insulting each other.
But one thing is guaranteed, this will be a hot topic for the rest of the week and probably the next one, and at some point, nobody will care anymore and just play Magic again.
Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemThe fact that a comment makes someone feel harassed doesnt mean it is harassment.Posted in: Articles
Just because someone feels insulted, its not automatic evil in nature.
Most important, he never told to her directly, you literally have to seek out his channel to see the comments, so you actively have to search yourself to see negative comments about yourself.
The indisputable issue are the sick minded individuals that go over the top and do exactly that, email directly, twitter to her directly etc. They do the harassment, they are 100% guilty for it, and they qualify for it, as they indeed take a sadistic pleasure in doing that, its among the most harmful type of troll.
Then theres a difference between private people and people in public.
As a private person nobody has any public interest in what i do and so comments about my person would be out of context.
The moment what you are doing is part of a community, like cosplay at a grand prix and doing pictures of that etc. You present yourself in public and so comments about exactly that are clearly presented.
That alone is no harassment and its just as important to clearly draw a line between what people truly say and what is casually said, simply put, if you are talking to a group of people for hours, chances are you will say something stupid and someone will feel insulted ; so it has to be viewed in context and not just "oh god, look what he said" , and finger point exactly that and ignore anything else.
And especially for Jeremys channel, its clearly a form of topics and talking that you might easily find offending, others do not, some think hes right about a bunch of stuff, and i believe you can easily see he has a bunch of points.
All the so called harassment can be put down to context that gives it a background, so that is what makes the topic a lot more slippery than just believing its all crystal clear.
The idea of thinking its downright crystal clear and theres only black/white in it, is already short sighted, as you have to see more of the picture to get a real glimpse of the actual truth.
Nov 30, 2017TheOnlyOne652089 posted a message on If You Can't Take Criticism of Jeremy Hambly, You're Part of the ProblemYea, if people truly think theres just 1 problem at hand, and that others, but ofcourse never themselves are a part of it, thats just ridiculous, as it is the kind of finger pointing that just wants to make someone else responsible for what you think is bad.Posted in: Articles
If someone truly feels harassed, seek the police, file a claim, prevent the harassment, thats what you can do as an adult, theres a little bit of responsibility for your own too.
Its not your job to defend your wife, if you truly want fairness, she can do that on her own and she should be absolutely able and willing to do so (and if she isnt, that is a problem you have to start working on).
Its always a big question mark, if you have to drag your personal issues into public.
That just makes everything worse, much worse, as you are suddenly exposed to people that choose sides and over dramatic defend it, no matter if it effects them at all.
The adult way to solve the issue would simply be if she started out to simply ask to stop exactly what she thinks is bothering her. Any responsible adult will accept that and change behavior if its reasonable, and if they dont, you file a claim against them, so they get judged by a neutral court (or you are proven wrong on your feeling of being harassed, thats also an option and as an adult your have to live with it).
Nov 30, 2017Theres critic and just phrasing opinions and as a form of entertainer and content provider he has a form of talking that a lot of people find offensive, but there is plenty of comedians i find offensive, but that doesnt make them in any way problematic.Posted in: Articles
Comments can easily be in bad taste and thats undeniable the case for Jeremy, but the real core of the issue to discuss is the small amount of truly idiotic people that take it to a true harassment and violent form of threats ; and the question to discuss would be if you as a content provider are truly responsible for what some sick individuals do , given they are adults, these people are the actual problem, and thats not Jeremy.
The same kind of sick individuals exist on the other spectrum too, some of them Social Justice Warriors that somehow feel Jeremy has to be "utterly destroyed" and death threats against him are "totally fine".
Seriously, its the same kind of sick individuals and its the CORE of a true problem which puts every little issue into full on overdrive roadkill.
It serves nobody and its a form of discussion that is very prevalent in the internet.
Its a culture of trolls and social justice warriors that simply cannot keep their actions behind a healthy line that keeps a minimum of civilized discourse alive.
If people get famous they undeniable have to have a tougher hide. The more people you know and the more people respond to you, the more bad comments you will accumulate.
Thats natural, and people will either like what you do or they will not.
Some of the sick people will downright hate you for whatever you do and this leads to the exact problem of people that think they have to act themselves , right now and fight what they think is the evil, everyone thinks they are in the right to do so and so nobody is able to self-reflect and see they are going over the top.
If matters settle down you could easily see Jeremy seeing himself that a bunch of stuff crosses the line , but bad taste comments and actual harassment should be dealt with in court and absolutely not in public for people to just judge and start their little lynch mobs in every corner burning whatever victim they just found.
So there is more than just one problem.
A lot of problems and everyone is part of some problem, if they see it, know it, or still deny it.
Nov 30, 2017Theres plenty of "good" men that started wars and killed people in the name of what they thought to be somehow the right thing.Posted in: Articles
The reality is, there are no "evil" and no "good" men, just opinions and people that push these ideology with violence over the other, who ever wins will be in the right, the other side clearly must have been wrong.
Its not the job of people to start a lynch mob and "destroy" other human beings and its downright pedantic to think that is in any way what "good men" should do.
Any problem has to be discussed and solved on the appropriate level.
Pushing topics in public only serves the trolls and media hype , people calling out for a single entity to be blamed for everything they think is bad.
The reality is, theres not a single bad person and everyone is usually to some degree responsible for what they do or do not do.
People really like to give small problems horrific names so they sound like much bigger problems, that leads only to despair and misery, it has no positive benefit for anybody, just pampers the ideology of people that really think they are the only legit form of judgment call, self-administered justice isnt the way to go and if you ever get in the situation to think someone is the personified evil, you are guaranteed wrong and simply ignore the other standpoint (so you become evil yourself, just to pretend to defend against evil, thats in no way a solution and only leads to a conflict in which everyone can blame anyone to be in the right and suddenly there are no good men left anymore).
Nov 30, 2017A very big issue is that different topics are brought together, while they simply do not fit.Posted in: Articles
Nazi and troll posters are two very different things and should never be put together, just to fuel a cause, thats selling your own arguments cheap and makes them one-dimensional black/white thinking again, which is good for nobody.
Also, there will be critic and negative critic as well, that has to be acceptable.
Nobody is forced to be overly positive about anything.
If you truly dislike something you can say so, and its value to the discussion that this is expressed and not just ignored, or even outlawed as something terrible wrong.
At the same time its very valid to criticize something and not come up with a solution on your own right away. I can critic a cook and not be able to make it better, thats totally fine and it must be legit to do so. The point of critic is that you should never need to justify for it, the receiver can take the critic and see it as an issue, or they dont, thats their cup of tea and its what an adult has to learn to deal with.
But here again, this changes a lot if someone is in private or its brought up in public and presented to a mob of people.
If you just honestly dislike cosplay and say so, thats fair, nobody forces you to like anything.
The "locker-room-talk" is a topic entirely for its own. Its something that is widely accepted and always was. Women to the same about men, they even do it among each other, it might just be more subtle than the direct approach of actually saying it out loud, even if its just in the "locker-room" (or in this case a youtube channel, or a bunch of twitter posts).
Its fine on its own.
What really pushes the topic to become a real issue is how stuff completely gets lost and out of control incited to be way bigger than what it really is (and yes, thats a terrible huge deal with the amount of media and the very real interest of media to promote topics into "highlights" and further push the mob to generate more horrific events to report about, its almost a self proclaiming prophecy, so its very difficult to truly say what amount of discussion is healthy and what is just talking it to bits and pieces, as many if not all topics will be seemingly super hot for the moment and meaningless the next week, as there is no real issue beside the illusion of talk at all).
How would an adult deal with bad talk about them in private ?
You confront the person and actually tell them to stop as its not ok for you.
Solves the issue, unless the person is actively not recognizing your problem.
In public it changes a lot.
Theres either somewhat anonymous people that jump on a topic train and pick sides, which very often leads to extreme reactions, way over the top (any threats via mail or any form of actual harm is absolutely no-go, no matter what the topic is, theres never a reason to choose violence to solve anything.
So if you talk in public, it will have an effect on people and it will polarize the people more and more. Thankfully lots of people can distinguish between a topic that truly effects them and just a rat catcher lynch mob , but some cant, and the poster shouldnt be responsible for these individuals, as almost anything could be seen as an incentive for violence, if the individual has some sick mind, theres an entirely different problem of its own (and yes, you have to ask yourselves why so many "troll" people exist and no matter the topic, they are harmful and actively ignore any productive discussion).
For the topic at hand, the first problem that ignited this into a public *****-fest was that it was brought to public at all.
Solving these kinds of issues should have been a thing between Jeremy and Sprinkle , in private or by her actively telling what bothers her, its just fair to do so, as it solves most issues and avoids outside people to intervene.
If that doesnt work out and somebody is not taking your arguments, you can take it to the police and to court to actively stop what bothers you with something like a protective injunction suit, which again should solve the issue at hand, instead of putting it up for debate to a lynch mob that just wants blood, no matter from who.
Its a very clear picture if a topic is just instantly brought to public, avoiding any legal options (or doing so later, in hopes the public opinion boosts your side).
See, if a topic is discussed in public, it will never be fair.
People pick side right away and defend it for whatever the cost, even if it doesnt effect them personally at all ; which brings the Social Justice Warrior term to fruits.
Yes thats a problem just as trolls.
Its good to have empathy, but its bad to jam ideals and ideology into a topic and mix topics entirely, just to proof a point that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
Believe it or not, neither Jeremy nor Sprinkle are somehow "evil incarnate" , they arent and they arent "toxic" to the community.
The kind of topic and how much its media-hyped and exaggerated , thats an entire issue of its own and overshadows the problem they personally had to solve between each other and makes it like a community issue , which it isnt, the community is fine, theres very rare cases and problems to deal with and they shouldnt be ignored, but also not exaggerated into spheres they arent fit for.
And this is, about a game, a hobby, people enjoy playing the game and enjoy being part of a community, if this is taken to a level of social criticism it doesnt serve a purpose for the game it just harms the experience for everyone, as it puts a stigma to the game, that it neither deserves or justifies at all.
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