#3 - 2007/10/30 10:48:35 PM/signed
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But since you're here neth, is anything being done to improve fire mage viability in pvp in the near future?
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I hope you get to read this, Nethaera...
These two sentences completely changed the way I look at /signed. They may acknowledge that a large portion of the mage community can be motivated to sign onto the forums and just type /signed and ditto-head along with whatever the OP said.
Now, I've been tempted to do this myself before (I think I may even have /signed a thread or two myself) but what Neth just said showed me exactly why they don't want mages (or anyone) to /sign.
They analyze what we say and through their own personal interpretation, they come away with a sense of the community overall, rather than just everyone "towing the party line."
This is a gross oversimplification, but if we're all talking about oranges (to remove ourselves from the situation a little) and someone says, "Oranges are the best fruit because they are delicious and are filled with Vitamin C." Everyone who just agrees doesn't bring anything to the conversation, so if I want you to buy oranges, all I have to do is sell you something delicious with Vitamin C in it and you (the customer) will be happy.
Now, if the guy who posted about delicious oranges says what he says and some people response, "Well, I like oranges that don't have seeds and that are a little on the tart side" while another person says, "I like oranges because of their color and the pulpy texture."
After this, the business knows that you don't just like oranges because of vitamin C and flavor, you like them for a variety of reasons, and with more information like that, it's a little easier to drill down exactly what it is that makes oranges so appealing.
I know the orange thing was dorky, but I didn't want to make comparisons to mages because I worry people would attack the metaphor and miss my point.