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Offline phranxis

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 18, 2008, 06:09 AM »
Game Monster?

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Offline Swift

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22, 2008, 08:42 AM »
the first think i think of is gay man

Offline muppy

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 11, 2008, 12:04 PM »
When I hear GM I think of a godly person who has all commands for game and rules you.  :P
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Offline Anti-Static Foam Cleaner

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 18, 2008, 08:22 AM »
I feel that "Game Master" is an inaccurate acronym for the actual position in question.  The term "Game Master" sounds more like someone who has mastered the game and knows more about it than anyone else.  Which we all know is not the case for pretty much every GM.  We can't know it all ;3

"Game Master" comes from the original tabletop RPGs.
Since the TT Game Master role is to 1) Know the game rules(In RO it would be server rules not game rules since game rules are already being enforced by the game itself) 2) Enforce these rules and 3) Have a final word in any disagreement, I think the term is pretty appropiate.

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Also in terms of authority the word 'master' sounds more like a slavery term in my opinion.  All the terms for master just do not seem to accurately describe what an actual GM is.

GM's job is not being your friend, it's punishing people who break the rules.

Offline Tears of Blood

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #19 on: Apr 22, 2008, 08:53 PM »
Game Moderator is what I think of it.

Game Manager sounds alright too, I suppose.

Personally, I think we should change it altogether to GA (Game Administrator) or something. GM has too many different RO meanings such as Guild Master and Guild Member.

Offline Guest

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #20 on: Apr 22, 2008, 10:38 PM »
Personally, I think we should change it altogether to GA (Game Administrator) or something.

lol i second that notion~!

Offline Tears of Blood

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #21 on: Apr 24, 2008, 09:11 AM »
At the same time, "GM" is drilled so far into my head that I'd still be using it all of the time. Not to mention, we'd all have to change our names, as most GMs on a server have a GM Title. "GM _____"

So maybe it's just best to stick with what we've already got? I don't think many want to change it, anyway.

I can just imagine announcing to me server "Hey, everyone, from now on we are GAs, not GMs!" I'd probably end up having to go before The Inquisition or something... Just kidding. xD

Offline Pandora

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 24, 2008, 12:52 PM »
For convenience sake it's easier to keep GM.
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Offline Guest

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 24, 2008, 05:11 PM »
i guess but GM really does sound kinda lame Dx

Offline Mewi

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #24 on: Apr 29, 2008, 05:02 PM »
At the same time, "GM" is drilled so far into my head that I'd still be using it all of the time. Not to mention, we'd all have to change our names, as most GMs on a server have a GM Title. "GM _____"

So maybe it's just best to stick with what we've already got? I don't think many want to change it, anyway.

I can just imagine announcing to me server "Hey, everyone, from now on we are GAs, not GMs!" I'd probably end up having to go before The Inquisition or something... Just kidding. xD

XD  I can only see it now... all the immature kids start calling us GAys >.>" Of course I am lesbian so it doesnt bother me toooo much x3


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Offline Guest

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #25 on: Apr 29, 2008, 07:07 PM »
xDDDD lol actually i can picture that too =o

Offline Tears of Blood

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2008, 05:07 PM »
Yep. Agreed.  ;D

Offline SinX7

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2008, 07:21 PM »
lol i think it "Game Member"  :P
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Offline Brainstorm

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2008, 01:16 AM »
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The term "Game Master" sounds more like someone who has mastered the game and knows more about it than anyone else.
I believe the term suits me finely, in terms of overall game/server knowledge, i might not know everything about RO, or at least spit out an answer to all questions out of nowhere, but i sure have messed with the game more than 99.9% of RO players you have seen around.

Offline phranxis

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2008, 03:19 AM »
the abbr. GM has no more meaning. it just refers to people who are higher than normal player(well it DOES have a meaning)
just like WTF which refers to holy cow or what!!!. cus no one types the real meaning
WTF can also refer to F*** or holy s***! (can also refer to !!!!!!)
just like GM.
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