Sunday, December 12, 2010

Let's Get One Thing Straight

Hey Everyone,

So, before I get into all the drama, I just want to update you on what I've be doing in game. Valdus, Mycin, and Noah, due to the new updates on the Level 58 gear, are officially fully clothed in Level 58 gear. So way to go for them :D. Luke has been making progress as well. He is now Level 52 and is about to try his hand at the Stellarium, so way to go virtual Luke :). Luke has also been gardening, and if you haven't seen the garden and wish to, Mary will be posting a picture of it on her blog (I'm so honored, thanks Mary :) ).


Ok, so last night, as most of you know, Fallon DeathSlinger was throwing a PvP party. I went there for a bit; it was fun, I didn't PvP, but seeing a ton of my friends there was cool. I got bored after a while, so I kinda just left and went back to my house, took care of my garden, etc. Well, recently, I've been throwing a lot of anti-parties. For those that don't know, an anti party is a party that is planned by the individuals, not groups, as a celebration that is the opposite of another party (for example, anti-prom; this was seen in Wizards of Waverly Place). So, AS A JOKE (which is one thing people tend not to understand), I decided to throw a Anti-PvP party. Only like six people came; I wasn't expecting mass amounts of people to come.

Well, I start getting these messages on twitter about how I'm pathetic and how I'm trying to force people to be mean to Fallon DeathSlinger and how I am a mean person in general for throwing an Anti-PvP party. Look, the way I see it, if you didn't agree with it, you should have just not attended and said nothing. Whatever happened to, "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing,"?

And, many of the people at the PvP party (I can quote this) said they were only there for The Giving Tree (I would also like to talk about that later on). Fallon was doing a raffle type of thing for a Giving Tree, and all you had to do was enter two battles at her PvP party. No offense guys, but if you were only there for the crowns item, thats pretty harsh and mean. In fact, those that said that should be ashamed of themselves.

So yeah, basically, I wanted to apologize to everyone who is sitting there thinking I am so ignorant for throwing an Anti-PvP party, and can you please get this in your head: IT. WAS. JUST. A. JOKE! No, I'm not trying to spread rumors saying that you guys are using other wizards for PvP practice. No, I'm not saying you guys have huge egos. I'm not even saying you guys are rude. I just decided to say one thing, and people flip on me.

The drama on this game has been too much in the past few months. It's driving me insane. I'm seriously thinking about shutting down the blog, leaving twitter, and just playing in complete ignorance to everyone else. Seriously guys, it's a game. People are making all these big situations out of nothing. To be honest, so what if someone starts gossiping about you. Just ignore them; that's especially true in real life. If you pay attention to people who are gossiping and try to fight back, your only lowering your standards. So, for the one thousandth time, can we all just get along and play a game for fun, not for drama.

On the flip side, before I take my leave, there is this tree you can plant in the crown shop called a Giving Tree. The Giving Tree is a children's book written about 15 years ago. If you've never read it, I highly suggest you do; it's a really sad but really good book. Whenever me and my mom read it, we always cry. It was my favorite children's book when I was little, and it is still my favorite children's book. But, if you buy one of these trees, supposedly, some of the money you spent on it (it costs about $5) goes to children in need, so you should definitely pick one up :D.

Ok, time for Celestia on Luke. I'll see you in the Spiral,



  1. I know that sometimes it's frustrating when you feel you've made a gaffe and/or people are overreacting. It makes you want to throw up your hands and walk away or, as you say, play anonymously. I know there has been more than one night since this whole FakeIcyGate drama started that I wished I'd never "become" IcyWiz and that I had just kept playing with Fallon MoonGem when our kids were at school and never gone beyond that! In the end, you have to weigh the pros and cons and I think the benefits of being an active part of this great community are worth the hassles. Would I "become" IcyWiz again? My gut reaction is no, but then I think of all the people I wouldn't have met and I realize I probably would.

    Anyway, when it comes to our Twitter feeds in general...and I'm trying to be constructive here because I am so fond of all the people who have Twitter some extent the Twitter feeds have become almost like a chat room or an exchange of IMs or a forum thread. I want to keep up with everyone, but it's hard to tell what is in-game goings-on and what is a disagreement sometimes.

    In the past couple of months, I have seen arguments on Twitter that (from what I can tell) have even carried over into large Skype conversations. It's way too easy for people to get offended by a message that must be created in 140 characters. It's hard to transmit the idea that something is a joke, or not meant to offend (as in the "anti-PvP" party. Some people (and I'm not naming anyone in particular because I didn't read any of the exchange last night) seem to be determined to find something to take offense at or make a big stink over; it's almost as if they consider it entertainment.

    Personally, if someone says or announces something on Twitter that I personally take offense to or I think might cause hurt feelings in general, I send them a DM and tell them my concerns. That way I am not calling them out in public. Many times I have sent a gentle bit of guidance in a DM and the original poster realizes how their Tweet came across and post a Tweet to apologize before things get out of hand.

    As a last note, I try to say things in as positive way as possible (obviously I don't always get that right!). For example,I might not have called it an "Anti PvP party" - even though I understand the reference to Wizards of Waverly Place. I would have called it the "PvP Alternative Party." Every time we can find a way to get around using a negative word or phrase in our posts/Tweets, we eliminate a possibility for someone to get their wand in a twist.

    Just my two cents!

  2. I don't think there is room in a game for outside drama or even in-game drama. It's supposed to be about fun. Don't leave because of a few people.

    On another note; The Giving Tree is a LOT older than 15 years LOL. I read it when I WAS A KID which was longer than 15 years ago. It actually came out in the 60's by Shel Silverstein. He is probably most famous for his quirky poems in "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "Light in the Attic". My fourth grade teacher used to have us pick out a poem to read from those books.

    Off-topic sort of, Luke, if you enjoyed "The Giving Tree" you might try reading "The Lorax" or watching the cartoon show by Dr. Seuss. It was another of my favorites as a child.

    Alura HexCaster

  3. Oh lord can it be me, OF COURSE IS. ITS ME!!
    Bro we have been friends in game for little over a year, and I can see a break coming, let me tell you this.

    There are people that play this game just to make people fight with each other. I guess for some reason they dont get enough in school, and I say school because there is no way adults act like that and if they do I hear WoW just released there next big update and there room for them over there LOL!!!

    So just to be clear remove everyone from your friends list but me of course lol and make a post telling people that you will no more be one of the players that people fight over.

    I wish you he best of luck, and if you need to talk my email is always open :D
    Happy Holidays
    Wiz101 P.M.