I really don't want to start a whole thing here, but I have a feeling I'm going to anyway. Just honestly looking for a polite, friendly discussion.
I'm... occasionally annoyed by hoppers. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for and even slightly proud of the people who've been able to figure it out. The scroll wheel on my Glorious Model O has been broken for some time and that's okay because I don't use it for UT but now I'm thinking I'll need a replacement...
But, despite my perceived pride, my controversial statement is this. If we all agree that hopping is a legal and accepted practice, then we must also be okay with:
And basically anything else that represents a manual manipulation of the game itself through some human means, rather than a straight up software hack, which I think we all agree SHOULD remain illegal. These things are all just ways of playing the game to try and take advantage of the game's intrinsic traits.
So my two questions are:
1) Do we all agree that hopping is okay? (Personally, I'm not totally against it, it's just... occasionally annoying)
2) If the answer to #1 is yes, can we all stop complaining so much about the list I mention above because we've obviously made our decision that these types of play are allowed.
A referendum on this topic might be neat.
Love and appreciate y'all and still grateful that this server is still so active, at ALL times of the day I've been discovering lately lol