Topic: Kongregate /
A Newcomer's Dismay Whilst Room Surfing
Hello Kongregate! My screen name is Taerdin and I’m a long time player first time chat aficionado. I enjoy going into a new game, relaxing, getting the most out of my experience, and joining my fellow Kongregers in the chat rooms for some random discussion. But lately I’ve found my experiences getting… well… I think frightening might be too harsh, disheartening? It all started on that one fateful day… the day I decided to venture
OUTSIDE MY USUAL CHANNEL!
Maybe what I pictured Kongregates community being like was completely misguided, but I’ve noticed a serious lack of respect and consideration for newcomers from many a user. Let me give you a rundown of what has happened to me not just once, but seemingly EVERY TIME I attempt to enjoy myself in any channel.
Awesome Konger: Yeah and the other day my friend did this thing and stuff!
Me: Chimes in with amusing anecdotal icebreaker
A couple awesome Kongers: lol! I like you! I can has friend?
Regular of room comes in
Regular: Oh hey these five specific people how are you guys!
Me: Hey new person! Welcome to the channel!
Regular: Did I just address you? I don’t think so!
Me: I’m sorry? I have just as much a right to this channel as anyone…
Regular: Uhh… I just want to speak to my friends… the world doesn’t revolve around you yknow!
Me: But… you were the one who… gah… :(
Regular: IGNORED! Hey friends, this guys a jerk dont talk to him anymores
Formerly Awesome Kongers: Umm… we’re not friends anymores… kthxbai
(Warning: the previous was a dramatic re-enactment purely for point making purposes, and not meant to be taken as actual occurences or evidence of any kind)
So basically I’m completely shocked and disgusted by certain regulars in seemingly every room who think that just because I’m new I dont have a right to speak or use the chat room. I’m not trying to crash your party, or take your friends away from you. I wish this was an open or even just an indifferent community, but sadly its plagued with elitists and bullies who think the chat rooms are their personal playgrounds. And whats worse, everyone knows them so they just sit idlely by and let it happen, I’ve even seen MODS do this. I’d rather the mod suspend both them and I than just do nothing.
I’m sure that I’ll mostly get people who won’t be sympathetic to my complaints at all in this thread, and I’m okay with that. I at least need to try to bring this to someones attention, because in my opinion the face of Kong is a pretty sore one thanks to a few elitist jerks who are allowed to get away with murder.
Thanks if you actually managed to read that, and have a fantastic day :)