Was I too harsh? ... Posted by Potsie Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 18:47
You be the judge. I get shit like this all the time and this one just happened to come after a rough day at the office.

----- Original Message -----
From: ahopper@midsouth.rr.com
To: potsie@gibgames.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 12:56 PM
Subject: Geeks

Your sever is the biggest joke i've ever seen....like so many moronic server admin's you guys turn on team kill....they're spammers galore,spy class i useless...and you ban people for killing team mates. Why dont' you geeks find a game that suits you, like checkers or backgammon. Just another server where the admin(s) have a little arrogant GOD complex.....screw you all.....and yes in do believe retro-abortion (in your case).


So unable to control myself I fired off a nice, simple reply:

I appreciate the fact that you have nothing better to do with your free time than write moronic messages like this. It's people like you that make providing a FREE SERVICE all the more worthwhile.

For starters, I don't even know what server or mod you're referring to. I run many servers and many games. Details, son, are an important part of communication.

Secondly, if team kill bothers you, go find a game where it's common to be able to shoot your OWN FUCKING TEAM MEMBERS without ramification. I think the Soviet army may have a position as a tank commander that is just right for you (no offense to the Soviets).

Lastly, I have no "GOD complex" since I don't play games other than RA3 and haven't added anyone to any ban list. If the server is setup to ban people for excessive team kills, it's because that's what the people who play here regularly have asked for. Adjust or shut the fuck up.

I also do not consider myself a geek. Perhaps the fact that I happen to have a nice connection to the Net and have some extra hardware sitting around does make me a geek, but I like to think it makes me a nice guy to the gaming community. Many people agree with me there. If you don't, go find another server or better yet make your own and find out what it takes.

Reading between the lines, I'd say puberty is wreaking havoc on your hormones and it may be time for a session with the guidance counselor at your junior high school.

Thanks for the input! Be sure to write again soon :)

So you be the judge. Was this too harsh for the kid? I figured if he wanted to take the time to send such a ridiculous message that he should have to endure a response. I feel like I have a new target for my drunken attacks when the dog is asleep. In some ways that's a good thing...

# 3
Name: Anon-E-moose Unregistered E-mail: dhslammer@hotmail.om
Date: ip:
Unreal Tournament Tactical Ops server has team damage on but it also has mirror damage so someone TKing should die before any team member does. Fuck that punk bitch.

# 2
Name: Anon-E-moose Unregistered E-mail: nada
Date: ip:
I'm not sure, but I really don't care. This guy was just a dick.

# 1
Name: Anon-E-moose Unregistered E-mail: draco@gibgames.com
Date: ip:
Potsie....I don't think we have any servers here with team damage on. I could be wrong.

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