Originally Posted by MadMorbius
I think it'd be great if people learned the way we did back in the "pre-internet days". Go to a fucking game, observe, learn, repeat.
The players coming up don't know of a "pre internet age" I have e-mail accounts older than some players.... ( for that matter I have socks older than some players )
making personal connections... face to face is pretty much a lost art.
This community exists much more virtually than physically.
It is now very possible for someone to show up at a game fully kitted , gun purchased gear purchased .... having never met another person.
The issues are not so much that the players have changed .. they have.. but that the community has not changed to adapt to the extant social and material conditions.