Friday, October 2, 2009

Prejudice

A quote from a Tip.it article:

"Being the owner of a maxed combat account, such as myself, has its advantages. While that might appear seemingly obvious in many ways, I would like to point out one that might not have crossed your mind: I don’t readily notice combat levels; the majority of accounts are green to me. The same can be said for level 3 accounts in reverse. This gem allows myself to simply not hold prejudices based upon a person’s combat level; in a sense, someone has a chance to earn my respect before I can subconsciously grade them."

We do judge players by color of their combat level, don't we?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

god danm right

all u said is true

Boombaye1 said...

Isn't is called prejudice?

Ovi shwan said...

wow that is so true i am a lvl 130 and i often find myself chatting to level 60's without knowing it. if that person tried to talk to a level 90 he would get shut down. very true.

Vaskor said...

Boombaye, yes, indeed. Thanks.

Merch Gwyar said...

I don't get this about combat levels causing prejudice, but I'm always encountering it.

Earlier on, at Castle Wars, I was with a level 55 (I'm 113) and explained to him that I had no idea what I was doing. I asked if I could follow his lead. He started with 'wow', then clarified that I was really talking to him. I confirmed that I was. He went on and on about my combat level, then eventually agreed to give me some tips. I'm glad that he did, because he really knew the game. He took me to the towers in the middle and had me stationed there to ambush people. Then he kept coming back to check as I was alright. I finally got into the game because of him.

Only a couple of days ago, I had a similar reaction just saying hello to a level 70-something at the farming patch. I was all of these levels once and combat level tells me nothing about the dude behind the keyboard.

Vaskor said...

Merch, alas, it is a sad reality. I also noticed that players with lower combat levels get very surprised when I talk to them in game. And there is a push for "high level only" servers, which I hope Jagex won't yield to...

 
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