Sooo... a friend of mine, who´s only occassionally in the channel (like me, bc we´re doing many runs with fleet mates) asked a question in the channel. But occassionally or not, he´s EARNED it.
With "earned" it I mean that we did a run with him, and the goal was to get him into the 10 k channel. On PURPOSE, but without a nanny.
Why am I mentioning this? I´m mentioning this bc I just have the feeling that a few peeps are in this channel not on purpose but accidentally. Accidentally bc someone else uploaded a parse and they got an invite. And this invite was for them like an invitation to be a dick.
So, what happened? My friend (who got the invite with his main, a tac officer) asked IF someone would allow him (a new science toon) to participate in an ISA (which is, at least the last time I checked THE map for any comparison) to know what his dps is. The second question was "where´s the line drawn". (Channel roules state clearly that you should announce it if you want to participate with a toon that doesn´t meet the requirements, but they don´t say anything about a min dps)
Yeah... the answer he got was like "how can´t you know what your DPS is?". Mhm... Yes, he does have CLR. Yes, he could have done a run with fleet mates. But he´s chosen to do the run with fellow DPS-channel members. And he mentioned that this was a new toon, with a new profession which he´s just testing out. Wait... "fellow DPS-channel members"? No, not really. The answers he got were Dick-answers. Is that the new spirit of the DPS-channels? I hope not.
I always thought that "the spirit" was to help out new members, provide information, encourage new members to go to their limits... this spirit drove me to defend the dps-channels all the time... maybe I was wrong?
Edit: Oh, and yeah... this friend of mine I was talking about was one of the people I encouraged to work on his dps to get an invite to the DPS-channel... bc there are helpful people... mhm...