If that question was directed at me, I think for the most part - yeah, a bit.Kas wrote:People who aid, motivate and participate in this event do it entirely in character, right?
There's just one "side effect" if you will, that has been bugging me, in which I'm being asked multiple times per login by individuals participating to use a guild ability (albeit a small and relatively unimportant one, nothing "earth shattering oh my God someone could kill us if they knew this") that truthfully they shouldn't have knowledge of. How they got the knowledge, I don't know, but my character has never used it in front of them, and it all just seems a bit ooc. That's the type of thing that bugs me a lot in game. I don't care if "everyone" knows every guild ability, in an RP environment, if you haven't experienced it you shouldn't know or ask. But apparently that type of attitude makes me some sort of an asshole because I'd like to actually stick to those standards.
By the way Jhael, I can say that at least two on your list I don't know, and there are probably 8-10 other guilds in game that I have no or very limited first hand knowledge of specials/spells wise as a player. So to answer your question, I think revealing any guild ability is wrong, personally, as there are people like myself and also legitimate newbies who don't have that knowledge. Let people experience the game, don't ruin it by revealing guild specials/spells/abilities outside of an in character context. It's one thing if you are at war and I am you ally, and you say to me "we should be careful, as I have experienced this x foul magic first hand, and have found that this armour can help, blah blah blah". It's different to post an exact log of it.
I guess I'd just like to see a different standard of RP in the game. Christ, I remember being reamed out by Lysander as a newbie for asking if we could fight the individual wearing the AMC, because he was good and she was a ranger. That's the type of RP I miss, and I think Jhael, or Arcon, or Windemere, or Hektor, or anyone going will tell you that I typically strive for. Nowadays people don't even bat an eye at logs on a Sparkle board, and I get reamed for saying it's poor (or non-existent) RP.
I get that some things happen OOC. I have OOC conversations myself sometimes. It's a part of interacting with people on an online game. I also think there's a time and a place for everything.