- Posted: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 23:36:30 +0000
GCD, I've noticed a little something by poking my little pixelated nose around the forums. There seems to be this idea of classes on Gaia. Newbies cry about being considered "lower class", "higher class" Gaians are talked about with jealous or admiration, and it seems like the majority of Gaians consider themselves to be somewhere in the "middle class" or even "working class".
So.. where is this idea coming from? Certainly, someone in flame pants and lidless demon armor doesn't exactly entice feelings of overpowering envy and awe, but someone drowning in the newest and most expensive items who doesn't know what forum to post a topic in or how zomg works isn't usually seen as an.... upper crusty (if you'll excuse how creepy that term sounds).
Personally, when I see someone as being "high class" they're the full package; a nice avatar, perhaps utilizing some items on the pricier side of the market, a sleek post style, memorable signature, someone who has meaty posts full of good discussion, who seems to be well known and knowledgeable.* But I'm curious about what other people think, of themselves and others, in terms of "class".
gaia_spoons Do you think there are "classes" on Gaia?
gaia_spoons If so, what class do you consider yourself to be?
gaia_spoons What makes someone low-class/middle-class/high-class to you?
gaia_spoons Does class matter to you? In what way?
*to clarify, i'm no elistist; i couldn't care less about another gaian's wealth, popularity or site know-how. i'm always looking for buddies of all kinds~