Thursday, January 1, 2009

SWG Thought of the Day: Pilot Community

There are those on the official forums that would have you believe that there is such a thing as a piloting community; those who are both perceived to be a part of it, and those who are against that select groups assumed agenda.

What a ridiculous notion: a piloting community.

Rather, there are those who prefer the piloting and space systems to the exclusion of most other aspects of Star Wars Galaxies. It is their belief that space should be enhanced with a dedicated development team; enhanced in such a way that many feel would be sufficient if it had no ties to the ground portion of this game. It is inaccurate to call them the "piloting community" since they do not represent all pilots.

As a pilot myself, I do not believe in the views of this so-called "community". The odds are quite great that I am not alone in my stance. It is as unfair to lump me - or any other - into this "pilot community" as it would be to pick a percentage of Beast Masters who press for the full return of the Creature Handler system and call them the "Beast Master Community".

But doing so both serves the agenda of the proponents of these wishes, and undermines the voices that oppose them. They represent their own views and should not be referred to with such a broad title.

Regardless of what name they should be called, they should be careful what they wish for. Having a dedicated development team for the purpose of space and piloting attention is what caused the current alienation of said systems.

But that is my opinion and view; not the views of the Beast Master community, Politician community, Spy community, or Beta Testers community for what it's worth.

Nor are their opinions representative of the Pilot community.

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