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- Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:33:00 +0000
Insulting? I understand your viewpoint, because in a way trophies are an achievement, but I'm not quite sure insulting is a "valid" description here.
There are many reasons why someone might obtain a trophy-- it can even happen by accident, I've seen it happen. Not everyone going for a trophy wants some imaginary status. Some just wanted a lot of X fish that month. Some wanted to break a score record. Some wanted the actual item because it looks good. And, of course, some want the achievement.
The thing is, your achievements are always kept in the trophy winners sticky, and pretty much everything else on this site is free to be traded. Even the super rare Art Arena medals were not soulbound when the function hit the site, and they were far more a representation of skill or whatever than trophies for Fishing are.
As for why this thread was created, I can't fully say why, because I don't know. But I do know that myself and others have been requesting the soulbind be removed since it was put into place years ago. It largely comes back down to "I put in the effort, I should get to decide the fate of the item".
As for the validity of this poll, it's valid no matter who votes. Anyone on Gaia is a potential trophy winner, and as such their voice counts as much as anyone else's. Should my vote from this account count as 21 votes simply because I have won 21 trophies on this account alone? I would say not. I'm no more important than you in this debate even if I've won more trophies, so I don't see why people who have won trophies are more important than those who might yet win trophies. If we want a way to show off our achievements, we have the items that we can keep, as well as links to the winners for each month. If others just want a shiny looking handheld item, why shouldn't they be able to buy it if one of us is willing to sell it?
Your questioning how it's insulting!? I work my arse off all month competing vigorously for a fishing trophy so can show my work and skill for all my hard earn efforts knowing that You can only get these unique items by going through this pain staking work and then Gaia trys to allow them open to the public for sales on the MP? OF COURSE THATS INSULTING. This is utterly stupid to even question this!
Yes I can see some people may win them accidently, but that still doesn't matter. It's a trophy! If you win it, it's not there to sell for extra profit its a trophy not an MC not a random item it's a TROPHY. It doesn't matter if you have 100 trophies in your inventory that you cant use all at once, because you earnt them at your choice! They are not another item to be used to gian profit or gold income they have meaning. They need to keep meaning. By removing the soulbound, this meaning is LOST. making them just another pointless item.
I still stand that this entire poll is STUPID not only is it insulting it's plain right incorrect to even consider this. As a result of the Poll. If After the 7 day poll GaiaOnline Moderators decided to un-soulbound these trophies one of the LAST remaining meaningful items. You wont have to worry about seeing me compete again, or Log on to GaiaOnline. As I officially Quit Gaiaonline if this poll goes through.
As a user since 2006 this is to show my disapproval and utter disgust with this proposal from GaiaOnline.