TheHermit CopyCats

02 - HermitAfter TheHermit return, I noticed a disturbing trend among official team members conduct, to copy in a massive form his behavior, his words. TheHermit become a trend and a ‘fashion icon’ for 9dragons, someone who others try to reach, someone who others try to copy.

When a player comes to a community, he or she is only a ‘candidate for community’ till he or she became a veteran. In this time he try to observe, adopt, adjust to the community or become a leader ( too strong for a weak community ) and try to change it for a better good. This imitative trends are very easy to observe in kids behavior. A kid is always prone to copy a behavior in order to adjust. The social ‘ego’ for many of 9dragons players  is not form yet, so the general trend is to be assigned to ‘someone’, which in this case it is the TheHermit.

TheHermit has a unique perspective to create a funny, relaxing atmosphere, he is the master of ceremony, the story teller who kids love it, the trend for a open community communication, to a better 9dragons. Because of this, some players wants to copy him in order to gain a new fame, a new place and a new trend in community eyes.  A fine observer sees the difference. It is like those monkeys, placed in an experimental situation in which they can easily procure food by clicking on a pedal. After a long time when they understood that, pressed on the pedal cause electric shock to one of them, they stop to get the food.

I sow this behaviors on 9dragons boards lately : seeannuhh took drakenfyre75 face in The Hermit Cave, TheHistorian announce events in Hermit style, the VGMs are always typing ‘ I heard from TheHermit that…’, ‘ TheHermit said…’ , the others stay in the back and try to find a opportunity to adjust to the new trend. But I have the feeling this story is tell in a wrong way. All the people are in IIIth character role. A story has a place for everyone and a role. Right now 9dragons story has only story tellers, no characters (because…it is what I wrote about imitation, copy ). You all need roles not copycats.

In the period of imitation, the ‘ act ‘ can be seen by everyone, an individual’s behavior is modeled after another’s behavior, like now in 9dragons boards.This behavior tends to satisfy some desire. Yet, when  comes to qualities of superiority the imitation acts is stopped.Unfortunately, I didn’t sow this till now.

I conclude with the fact that TheHermit trend has influenced in ‘good’, players. [zmaster] avatar is an example. [zmaster] now is totally changed and his similarities with his past are only few. I find this a good thing.

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20 responses to “TheHermit CopyCats

  1. I usually don’t laugh a lot, but vennus9d you make me smile and laugh.Copy cats are so real, like a masque ball, they always have more and more masques. They lack personality that is why they copy.

  2. Imitation behavior is the ultimate virus in 9d 🙂 I notice this too. After Hermit came back 80% of official team, even some of GMs try to copy him. I am not against a new ‘fashion trends’ but I hate cheap imitations.

  3. “I sow this behaviors on 9dragons boards lately : seeannuhh took drakenfyre75 face in The Hermit Cave, TheHistorian announce events in Hermit style, the VGMs are always typing ‘ I heard from TheHermit that…’, ‘ TheHermit said…’ , the others stay in the back and try to find a opportunity to adjust to the new trend. ”

    hahahhaha
    chosen ones. miss your posts vennus.

  4. From VGM’s isnt expected they can think for themselves.

    Most of the VGM’s step down because ur not allowed to think for yourself.

    Anyways, vennus if ur interested in some names from VGM’s like Raxion or Manic maybe Phoenix, just contact me. Sed has my msn.

  5. with time things are the same in VGM team. the ones who applause Acclaim and tell how great they are, still remains, the others leave. you can’t do nothing as long as Acclaim mentality is the same. they all are copies because they don’t have actually have brain to think …kids you know.

      • I couldn’t decide between “Awesome imitation”, “Terrible imitation”, or “Stupid imitation”, so I just threw all three together into “Ridiculous”.

  6. Good thing I was already a “story writer” (my own stories etc) before The Hermit came back… Otherwise the people would call me copycat too. Althought… maybe I even copied some things, don’t know.

    However; even Historian is a “Hermit copycat”. He tried already to act like The Hermit. But surprise, he didn’t get any respect, just hard words. No wonder, he can’t expect that the people forget what he does sometimes, or what he already did.

    Oh well, there are some VGMs and especially some moderators which try to copy Hermit too. But nobody will get the respect which The Hermit enjoy from the players.

    There will never be a better person than the original Hermit. I think, it’s time for those poor copycats to create his/her own role.

  7. In a world devoid of original, ideas are appreciated. Yet, those copy-cats refer to a behavior, a copy of concept and a meaning to ascend. They were block in a “dark world” and finally Hermit gave them air to breath. The thing is that they don’t know how to breath, only to imitate how to do it.

    Vagabond Legend said already that only 1 is TheHermit and to copy a style is call “cheap imitation”, as some above me said.

  8. Monkeys imitate because they live like that, they live for the food. This is a very interesting article, especially for players in less ideas modes.

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