I just wanted to address the community on something I've noticed happening with increasing regularity, and maybe try and convince some of you that you're shooting yourself in the foot.
I'm talking about the recent glut of characters walking in the gate and either beelining to various important NPC's, lucrative & profitable locations, or generally just bringing YOUR PERSONAL OOC meta knowledge into your rerolls.
Please, stop doing this. You're not just harming the game and the ecosystem that thrives on new, clueless idiot immies coming in the gates, you're also hurting yourself. "But TC, how's it hurt me if my character benefits from my OOC meta knowledge?" Well, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The rest of the community knows what you're doing. It's super obvious, blatant, and annoying.
Speaking personally, if I encounter a character that disregards the Withmore immigration experience, I'm not treating that character with kid gloves as I would if I had reasonable plausibility that it wasn't just some oldbie's reroll. What's that mean? Here's some examples: If you tick off my character, I'm not going to hire someone to punch your lights out. I'm going to hire them to kill you. I'm not going to offer you 'noob' jobs and work, I'm going to give it to someone who I think might actually be new at the game, or roleplaying appropriately. When I go to hire someone for a job, and it's down to two people to pick from? I'm not picking your character. And I'm just a player here, not in some position of great power, or a GM. YMMV when it comes to those people, but I expect that there's probably some parity present.
Do us all a favor and bug WCS greeters. Get connections organically and stop trying to wedge your new character into your old character's playstyle or plots that involved them. Pay people to train you how to use the skills on your sheet, or get a job where you can get trained on how to use them. Yes, it's slower. Yes it's not ''''gameplay optimal.'''' That's the entire point. We're here to ROLEPLAY. Sindome isn't a game you can WIN. Please stop treating it as such.
A Concerned Withmorian.