Welcome to the System Wars Diaries! This is a weekly/monthly/yearly (whenever I feel like doing it :x) analysis on all the happenings in the gaming world and the world of System Wars. All the opinions in these diaries are from a System Wars Expert (me) therefore you can assume that whenever I deem something a"fact" I am actually referring to my opinion. Now, without further ado, let us begin!
Season 1: System Wars Survival
In the world of System Wars there are various rules forum-goers must adhere to in order to ensure maximum chances of survival. In this season you will learn all the major rules you must keep in mind in order to maintain manageable levels of sanity in System Wars. My goal is to teach you all the tips and tricks that involve dodging trolls, creating successful threads, becoming a System Wars Star, and many more. So let us begin with our first episode:
Episode 1: Troll Psychology
Trolls are a very common breed in System Wars, and they are considered the second most powerful species in System Wars. Unlike most predators, trolls do not normally stalk their prey. Instead, they prefer to set the bait and watch their prey fight over it like two bulldogs trapped in a cage. In System Wars, the bait is referred to as a"troll thread" and the prey are referred to as "posters".
The troll's natural habitat changes from time to time since trolls rely on their troll threads for shelter, food, and entertainment. Therefore the skill of the troll determines its lifespan, much like in nature, if a troll's skills are lacking, it will garner no interest from its pack members and its prey will not pay attention to it.A troll with such a fate would end up being consumed by its desire to garner interest, it would quickly get bored, and move on to a new place to ensue chaos.If a troll is too impatient and rushes its bait (or takes their trolling past their limits), it will end up being eaten by the Apex Predator (we like to call them "Mods").
Conditions for trolls have changed drastically in the past year, it seems like the rules of nature have taken quite a large shift, this resulted in a drastically increased life span of the average troll. The trolls lives are centered upon making other peoples lives worse, this is why people aren't very fond of trolls, and this is also why they used to have such short lifespans before mother nature decided to go easier on them.
On the other hand, a troll can live a long life and also be quite entertaining for the average poster. There are various trolls that make a living off of their troll threads while maintaining a positive status-quo with the community. This sort of troll is the best kind andoften finds great successin its trolling endeavors. For the duration of this episode, we will refer to this type of troll as an "apex troll". Apex trolls, much like common trolls, have various identities. A troll, like ditto, can take on many many forms. We refer to these forms as "alts", but its main form (which we call the "pack leader") is always the same. Unlike common trolls, apex trolls are always remembered for theirexcellent trolling technique. Many apex trolls are remembered for a long time even after they have left System Wars (Example: PSJohn), and although they may start off as common trolls, they end off as legends. An example of a currently active apex troll is loosingENDS, he has chosen to reside in System Wars and makes a living off of creating threads that either make or ruinsomeone elsesday.By dealing witha working apex troll, you're gaining valuable skills that can be expended in both System Wars and in real life. You learn to cope with incorrect opinions and name calling, you learn to manage your stress levels and you learn to ignore the stupidity that ensues when a troll engages its thread. This knowledge can be applied in many different environments and situations, but I will touch on that subject in a later episode.
Here are a fewmethods that should help you avoid falling for a troll's bait:
Methodnumber 1 is a crucial rule that the average poster must follow in order toensure 100% surviveability inan encounter with a troll. This methodstates that you must never EVER EVER post in a thread that is created by a troll. Thismethod is the most effective and will ensure maximum results. But nobody actually follows this rule and the method makes System Wars more boring so let's just ignore that method for now. Instead you can follow method number 2 which states that you must never loose your cool. Trolls are fun, lots of fun. Youcan choose toplay with trolls, butnever give in to their stupidity! In fact a trolls "stupidity" is a common misconception when it comes to people's understanding of trolls. Trolls aren't actually stupid, they just act stupid to lower your IQ score and make you crazy. People would argue that this method is stupid, but common sense has shown that this method works 99% of the time.
...And that's it. There's pretty much only 2 methods to dodge a troll, I use method number 2 and it's worked out for me, so it should work out for you. This has been System Wars Expert XVision84 giving you all the tips, tricks, and info on trolls. I hope you now have a better understanding of how trolls work, what they do, and how you can avoid one. Please avoid posting "tl;dr" and "wall of text" messages here because that is considered a primitive way of trolling. If you like this episode good for you, if you don't then I honestly could care less. Hope you guys had fun, stay away from trolls, and have a good day System Warriors.