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e5f00 No.105

Hello everyone. So I was thinking and if we REALLY want this board to be successful and a good thing for the entire CoH community, we need more content. Preferably with quality and unique to these forums.

In addition, as I travel and try to talk up coxg, I find I'm met with fear fairly often. Fear of 4chan with a bit of fear of the unknown mixed in. Some folks even seem to go out of their way to SPREAD fear, mostly in an attempt to control others.

I first encountered this soon after I created a Pride global channel on coxg. Now it's important to CLEARLY note that no one from coxg has reacted, in ANY way, to the Pride channel being a thing on the server. No the fear reaction came instead from the CoH Pride facebook group. Some were aghast that anyone in the group could enjoy 4chan. (Many in the group in fact do, but I was the one to stand out and admit it) Some said they had felt attacked by "those people" at some point in the past with no examples or any linking to 4chan cited. One blu hair was like "FUCK 4CHAN AND EVERYONE THAT GOES THERE!!" (Have to paraphrase because this person is in the habit of severely editing their posts after their target has seen it. Gaslighting 101 stuff.)

I was taken aback as I felt I was "out" as an anon for years there and had no expectation of being attacked. Had I been better prepared mentally I might have asked "Well if you think they're such bad people, WHY, for the love of god, WHY WOULDN'T you want a Pride channel there? Isn't that the place you're saying it's NEEDED?"

e5f00 No.106

So with that rambling intro out of the way, the best way to counter fear is with knowledge. Knowledge of what it's ACTUALLY LIKE to play on coxg from a regular player.

So I'll begin with last night, 9/7/19. I logged in with Moaning Desire for 1 of the last times I could claim she was my sole lvl 50. I did a quick search of redside to see who was on and found it was all lvl 50's. (My intent had been to chack for players new to our server and send them 2 million inf by email.) With no new players on I asked if we were still doing iTrials? Meza responded that they were doing the last one of the evening and quickly sent me an invite. Wasn't strictly what I had planned on doing but iTrials don't often happen on my schedule so I accepted. Followed the crowd on an underground trial and enjoyed playing with the others even if I died a fair amount. Fun was had and the trial succeeded. Then I logged onto my Demon/Sonic MM to use the 5x xp to get her back to where I left her before the targeted ransomeware hit the server. Took my time enjoying some Diviner Maros and got her to lvl 30 when Meza started having some trouble. They needed 1 more to start an STF and no one was responding.

e5f00 No.107

Now Meza has been an INCREDIBLE asset to coxg in SO many ways! If you get a chance to play with him I can promise you won't regret it. And I couldn't keep soloing knowing that someone was asking for help I could give. So, after several request on Help, I said I would get NEEDS MOAR DAKKA after the current mish and we started once my rogue got to IP. Spent a fair amount of time trying to get where I was needed blueside during the STF, but fun was had and I settled into a fire support role while letting others grab aggro as a Blaster should.

So that's what it was like to play on coxg that night. No one was hurt by playing CoH, and bonds across the server were strengthened.

6c5e2 No.108

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"4chan panic" is a reaction that'll happen no matter what. We laughed at the vanplosion and hacker on steroids report, but a lot of normies didn't know any better and took the fear as legit. Thanks to that and the general reputation of /b/ early on, perception as a whole's been in the toilet, and just updated now and then as new reasons to hate the place are invented.
There is absolutely no way to combat that. Haters are invested in hating, and for some people, just the fact that you can say nigger and not have your dog killed for it is enough. Not even that you(not you specifically but in general) actually might bother saying it - just the fact that it's allowed at all. Add homeconning gayops on top of that, and it's just not worth being defensive about.
All you can do is stuff like this, and the Exciting Updates staff puts on places like the reddit now and then. Talk about it normally like you are here, don't even get dragged into 4CHAN BAD derailments. The more moderate and non-psycho types respond to what looks interesting. Lots of new shiny shit and people having fun is interesting. Arguing with jackasses is not.

e5f00 No.109

Yeah I definitely get what you're saying. All I want to do here is maintain a record of a regular player that is enjoying coxg and trust that it will find an audience. This will probably get a little blogpost-y for an imageboard I admit, but ultimately all I'll be saying is "the game was played and funs were had."

e5f00 No.120

So it's been a little over a week Since I last posted, but there was a decent reason. The asymmetrical gloves update was not kind to server stability and it took several days to iron out. As my main interest in this thread is promoting coxg, advertising it when it's in a less than stellar state is counterproductive. (Something I relayed to late to the folks that update reddit.) Add in the normal chaos of a family of 5 and there isn't a whole lot to tell.

I DID have a fun idea to help the server after 5x xp ended however. I've made 2 ( out of 3) toons to help get mayhem missions that folks sped past. For review, the Invader accolade on redside grants +5% HP for getting all the mayhem mission exploration badges. I will be able to run teams through the 1st 3 mayhems at will for awhile.

e5f00 No.121

Had another thought that I'll admit right up front was sparked by my annoyance with Pride mods. Seems that at the end of June, which is Pride month, the Pride channel decided to hold a costume contest on HC with a 100M inf top prize and invite players from other servers to join in. Now on the surface there was nothing wrong with this basic idea. There were some odd ideas along with it that required participants to arrive 2 hours before the contest, but I doubt folks got far enough into the idea to be deterred by that. No the biggest problem was that if you are playing on another server, there's a good chance you DON'T want to be on HC specifically. I softballed my explanation to them by telling the Pride channel that many folks didn't like what HC's leadership was doing while giving NO details. Privately I thought there wasn't anything that would get me to waste 2 precious hours before a CC for a prize that had little use or meaning. (Most of my HC toons are millionaires by like, lvl 4.) At any rate the day came and went and I've heard nothing about it since. Kind of assume it… didn't meet expectations.

So with THAT explained and somewhat analyzed, here's what *I'm* thinking. Show them how it's actually done.:)

e5f00 No.122

Now this is all just an idea at this point with nothing finalized. That said comment is welcome.

Basic premise of a CC is simple enough. My normal twist is to recruit a panel of judges in the interest of fairness. It would have to be in Pocket D for co-op ease of access. (This is where we lose a point. HC had theirs in Khallisti Wharf) The timing would be during the charity streaming event at some point where we won't overlap other events. Prizes would simply be doubled. (Why complicate it?) And the EXTRA appeal would be our asymmetrical improvements. And I suppose as time filler during judging we could have folks explain upcoming improvements like base raiding and MM improvements and why HC just won't be able to do that.

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