Therefore it doesn't matter whether the Op is genuine or not -- someone else could very easily get some useful information out of a good answer.
Look, this game is old. Things don't change that often, and when they do, they don't change much. These forums are often filled with redundant, repetitive questions that we've all seen dozens of times. It's unavoidable.
I've BEEN that person who've clicked on a topic and thought, omg "READ THE STICKY". Then there are times when these forums, and similar ones, go weeks at a time without new posts, or if they do have posts they are woefully boring. Which do we want, a dead forum, or people asking questions? The ones who know their sh*t can only parrot the same sh*t to each other so many times before we run out of stuff to say.
Forums, for better or worse, FEED on people who are to lazy to look up their own info. We, the ones who check here every couple hours for new posts, should be happy to see new posts. Shouldn't matter if it's old questions or not. What the hell else are we going to talk about?
-Attached- I also realize that I am not a revolutionary thinker who had an epiphany about the inner workings of forums. Someone, somewhere at sometime has tried to reason with gruff forum regulars before to no avail. I also know the reality of the fact that I will at one time or another reclaim the frustration of seeing the same question and blow the hell up at someone on this very forum. Today I just felt more helpful than grumpy.
I just know though that many of the people who get overly frustrated with these repetitive questions check the forums dozens of times a day, hoping for new posts. I just wonder what it is they expect to find about a game this old.
Here's another thought. Even if the Op is trolling, his question is related to concerns that new-to-endgame PLDs might have. Therefore it doesn't matter whether the Op is genuine or not -- someone else could very easily get some useful information out of a good answer.
Or they could just read the stickies
How bout screw you in the mouth? Is that what you want, a flame war?
Look at the forums, what else would you be replying to if not for this thread? Some other person asking some other tired question about something that has been asked a couple years ago. Reading stickies is boring, so people don't do it. Whats more, those stickies you keep pointing to, you know where the info contained came from? Yeah, tired ass discussions, sh*t mulled over time after time till we got it hashed out over countless threads. Edited, Jul 16th 2009 3:26pm by Bauran