Joined: 12 Jan 2007
The first is from Saturday's Watcher's Sanctuary discussions with Reteltee (the original chatlog is on UO at http://www.uruobsession.com/forum/index.php?s=452967d9de8b71dd9e7d527fe3680a43&act=ST&f=56&t=31605&st=30).
Reteltee: I think we have a great community of Explorers, and I have immense respect for the community. But, like in any community, there are those who contribute little else besides negative, destructive ideas, comments, and energy. The difficulty isn't in dealing with those people. The difficulty is that they are often the LOUDEST. And therefore are the most visible to the DRC
Relayer Corps: are you saying the rest of us need to be louder?
Reteltee: Not necesarily Relayer. It's just that...think of it like this. When people think of a group or community, they often tend to take the loudest, most obvious, and vocal members of said community to be the leadership. [...]
Warren Weisstieg: And they assume
Reteltee: Exaclty Warren, they assume that what those perceived-to-be-leaders present as their ideas are representative of their community. The DRC pays attention to the things that happen, both IC and in the forums. And of course the communique that goes directly to them. And lately, they have seen a lot of negativity....making it harder for them to trust the community. Right or wrong, I know that's how they feel
The DRC hold the cards; that's simply the truth of it. If we are to prove to them our capability of taking a hand or two, then we have to rise above politics, rivalries, and underhandedness. Which is why I always come back to community, communication, and collaboration. These are the things that will save this Cavern from again succumbing to the frailities of human, and D'ni, nature.
That doesn't mean we have to sit around singing Kum By Yah. Disagreement is necessary, and healthy. But only if we EXPRESS that disagreement in healthy ways
The second is from the discussion earlier today between Dr Watson and various explorers (see http://www.mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=205384#205384
for the original source of the chatlogs).
Skotte: Some have suggested the new guilds may be a vehicle for change. strength. Others have suggested the new guilds are DRC hubris. What do you think of the matter, Mr Watson?
Dr. Watson: Guilds are fine, in and of themselves. They provided D'ni with stability to last for nearly 10,000 years here in the Cavern... And who knows how many thousands of years before that. It all just depends on the people involved. (sorry, just choosing my words carefully.)
Worth discussing or thinking about?