Advantages vs disadvantages of F3-ing?

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  1. la goblina

    la goblina terminally pretty
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    Why are people so opposed to it F3ing people?

    Why are people so insistent people F3 them?

    I'll admit, I used to like when people F3'd before I knew I could /setnickname. I agree it can prevent metagame, but there's RP in the past that shows your full name by default and metagame wasn't a huge issue.

    So how do people feel about it?
     
  2. r0nni

    r0nni Du blir' trampet ned for de ting du ik' forstod
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    I prefer having people /setnickname my characters essentially to prevent metagaming.

    F3'ing someone allows them to see your Last Name even though you haven't told them anything like that in-game.
     
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  3. shia

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    i prefer not using f3 cos i have to remember their names on my own
     
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  4. rams

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    would rather each citizen can see each other's names on an ooc level but to actually find out who they are you have to ask ic.

    alas it will be abused because that's just how it goes
     
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  5. Godot

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    I like to use F3 and I like if others use F3

    But if people don't want to use it, that's okay

    That's all, I guess
     
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  6. dingbat

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    I only don't like it when that oddball you haven't seen in goddamn months somehow remembers your name perfectly despite you only had a 5-10 minutes interaction with them in the past, only for them to report you or what have you.
     
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  7. la goblina

    la goblina terminally pretty
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    How would you solve that? /setnickname does the same thing.
     
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  8. dingbat

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    It's still always pleasant to view if someone is on their character so you can hop on yours/stay a little longer to look out for them to RP.
     
  9. dee pixel

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    because people tend to be paranoid bloodthirsty backstabbers in this gamemode and need to have a spreadsheet of every person they’ve ever interacted with just in case they decide to go out killin’ or reportin’ again.
     
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  10. Blackquill

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    Well u have the personal nickname thing now as well don't forget
     
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  11. la goblina

    la goblina terminally pretty
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    i looove that feature. i nickname ppl even if they f3 me to keep it pure
     
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  12. RedMan

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    It would be nice to know at least who is aware of your identity (F3), at least OOCly, rather than having to guess randomly, or until they approach you and address you directly.
     
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  13. Ricsow

    Ricsow The title that displays under my name in my posts

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  14. Helupiarz Hwdp JP100%%

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    I'm pressing F3 yell range every time I see some group as Vlad
     
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