Beastmasters Are People, TooOkay, I know that a party is a great thing. You're all together, fighting monsters for the good of society.
I'm all for that.
And I know it can get a little frustrating when a certain spot is overcamped and your party is slowing down. The exp slows down and maybe you won't hit that level before you have to log out.
But that doesn't mean the parties next to you are doing anything wrong, does it?
No, you're all just after the same goal. Given the limited number of monsters to fight at times, you have to expect this.
Most players do.
Most players don't make GM calls when an area is a little too crowded.
But if it's a Beastmaster that's making it hard for you to pull, suddenly it's a capital offense.
Guys, Beastmasters have to kill things, too. Yeah, I know they have to take an extra mob as a pet most times, but that's just the way it is.
That does not mean they don't have a right to be somewhere.
That does not mean they are cheating.
That does not mean it's okay to MPK them and their whole family.
At least once a week, I get a call from some psychopath that not only KILLED a Beastmaster, but then makes a GM call to report THE BEASTMASTER for cheating.
And then they think I'm going to be on their side.
Words fail me.
I was at work this morning, minding my own business and having a conversation with my good friend Jack, when I heard that sharp, annoying harbinger of stupidity...
Yay. A GM call...
You know how I love those.
GM Call Description: Beastmaster cheating. Help.
Quick and to the point. Nice.
Wouldn't want any details getting in the way of the retardation.
Still, I feel it is my duty to make sure that this customer feels appreciated by the GM staff.
And should he get eaten by a dragon...
[GM]Dave>> Hail, Adventurer.
[GM]Dave>> I understand someone is cheating.
Player>> Yeah, there was a BST here.
Player>> He kept stealing our exp mobs.
[GM]Dave>> How exactly does a BST steal your mobs?
Player>> He kept taking them for pets.
Player>> And then he'd kill the rest.
[GM]Dave>> That's the basic premise of BST.
[GM]Dave>> Actually, that's a pretty good guide there.
[GM]Dave>> Why don't you head over to Alla and write that up?
Player>> But he killed all our exp mobs.
[GM]Dave>> Sucks to be you guys.
Player>> But it's not fair.
Player>> He can kill them faster than us.
[GM]Dave>> That's not cheating.
[GM]Dave>> That's you guys sucking.
Player>> But he has a pet to help him.
[GM]Dave>> You have five other people with you.
[GM]Dave>> I swear this is getting more retarded by the second.
[GM]Dave>> There's no problem here.
Player>> Oh, no.
Player>> Not anymore.
[GM]Dave>> Should I even ask?
Player>> We killed all of his pets and watched him die.
Player>> That'll teach him to steal our mobs.
[GM]Dave>> Technically, they're not your mobs.
Player>> Yeah, yeah.
Player>> They belong to anyone.
[GM]Dave>> That's retarded.
[GM]Dave>> They belong to me.
[GM]Dave>> And since you admitted to taking my mobs...
[GM]Dave>> I'll just call a GM.
[GM]Dave>> Uh oh. He doesn't seem too happy.
Player>> Can I talk to him please?
[GM]Dave>> No problem.
Player>> Why am I in jail?
[GM]Dave>> You wanted to speak to them GM.
Player>> Oh. Yeah.
Player>> Where is he?
[GM]Jormungand hits Player for 23,845 points of damage.
Player was defeated by [GM]Jormungand.
[GM]Dave>> Tough, but fair.
Beastmasters have to level up, too. Yeah, they may not make it easy for you sometimes, but that's not really their job, now is it?
Remember: I've got a pet, too. And you don't want to see me use the Release pet command.
Play nice, people.