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Quote from: Flip on Feb 03, 2009, 03:01 PMIn terms of the game, I think there's no better way to keep up with the game than being a GM and doing your job as a GM. You discover a new thing everyday.In terms of the work, you practice your professionalism moreso than anything else in being a GM. The fact that its a thankless job enables one person to work without gain. If you can do that, then your work ethic improves by a -lot-.
Quote from: Tieria on Jan 12, 2009, 02:26 AMI think nearly anyone who has been a Game Master will agree with me; at first it's a very enjoyable experience, you do get a lot of "fame" and "glory" - but you'll also meet people who will give you a hard time for no reason at all. Eventually the cons start to outweigh the pros, and that's when most people stop caring because they aren't getting the ego/powertrip anymore.The fact of the matter is, being a GM, particularly one with a lot of responsibility for the community as well as server side issues, isn't easy. I can see why people don't understand why we do it, and I don't think there is a simple answer to "why" either. Everyone has their own reasons, some are negative - power, abuse via unlegit items/zeny, popularity - and some are positive - a genuine desire to help the server, to make it grow, etc. You'll find a lot of people start out with that sincere wish to help a private server prosper, but after the original hype of the job dies down and they realize how much work it is, no one wants to do it anymore or they end up going sour and corrupt.Unfortunately there are a lot more bad Game Masters in the world of Private Servers, ones that'll give the rest of us bad names, but it can't be helped. I've never done something unlegit in my entire RO career, but I have been accused of it and people have started rumors for whatever reasons. Eventually it happens to almost anyone, no matter how nice you are or how well you do your job. So, why?I've worked on several servers with a population of anywhere between 500 players to 1000+, I've got a lot of experience under my belt, so I've found my reason for GMing. You may call it selfish but I do it mostly for myself, and I think it's better that way. Yes, I do want to help the server, but I moreover enjoy certain aspects of the job and so I continue to work on the staff for my reasons. I've been doing this long enough that there's no chance that I'd take a GMing job for popularity (partly because I know it doesn't work that way), nor will I be in it for the "power" (since I simply don't care much for it), and my general awareness of how RO communities work will forever prevent me from being biased. In terms of my knowledge and opinions, after a very long time, I've settled into a nice little corner and found a comfortable spot in the world of RO, and I plan to stay here.Enjoy your wall of text! Although there's one more thing I've got to add to this;GMing is a thankless job, often the only thanks you get is in the silence when no one is complaining.
Quote from: JJJ on Dec 20, 2008, 02:02 PMSo I'm curious, why do people want to be Game Masters?I mean whats the real appeal to it?Do people just want the power? Possible fame? Or what?
QuoteSo I'm curious, why do people want to be Game Masters?
Quote from: Hrist on Apr 06, 2009, 06:32 AMWearing the Male GM man-skirt is very liberating on the thighs.
Quote from: Cookie on Apr 05, 2009, 09:17 PMI didn't really enjoy being an Event GM. Too little structure in how the job works.
Quote from: Sarin on Apr 10, 2009, 10:51 AMI'll go the other way around and say why I don't want to be a GM. I lack patience while dealing with noobs, I might be even sometimes, given the rights, banning people for punishable idiocy, I prefer playing the game rather than caring of it, and I haven't been interested much in RO's technical side so I can't even be a scripter etc..