Thursday, October 7, 2010
Out of Reach
Ah, it's that time of the month. No, not that time of the month... but it's finally my chance to rant like it is! As I told my fellow PicoStyle friends, giving me the chance to do this is like giving a kitten a ball of string to play with. In other words, I can happily go on and on and on. And on.
Hey. HEY. I know that's adorable and all, but let's bring the focus back here for a moment. Peggy, Gem, Cat & Ayu have already brought up a handful of things that I also find annoying/frustrating, and there's plenty more to talk about, but there's one thing in particular that has been bugging me for quite a while.
Pretend, for a moment, that you are happily ringing or visiting rooms.
Suddenly, you stumble upon a wondrous sight...
Food! It looks so good. Good enough to, well... eat. However, sometimes when you try to eat the food, you might come across a few obstacles.
Either A) you can't move because you are trapped at the entrance, B) the food is simply too far away, or C) the food is floating above your head. Yes, you read that right. They actually make the food float in the air. This is a very annoying situation to run into. Why? Because it's based around lies. Dirty, filthy LIES! I was promised food, yet here I am starving and gummie-less. So, the food simply stays there. Teasing you. Mocking you.
Now, I do understand the fact that some people want to use the food as a sort of "decoration" for their room without giving anyone the chance to eat or drink it. However, I believe those people should make up for this by leaving at least a couple extra pieces of food near the entrance. You know, so they can be used the way they are supposed to be used. Also, blocking off the entrance so visitors can't reach your food somewhat defeats the purpose of having a room to begin with. Invite people in, don't keep them out.
But that's not the only thing that grinds my gears. Oh, no. There are a select few who choose to purposely exploit the entrance entrapment that I mentioned earlier. This completely ruins the aspect of what Pico is all about. The people I speak of are the ones those who put a bunch of food out, create an event and promptly give their visitors the good ol' "RING/PROP ME AND YOU CAN HAVE THE FOOD" ultimatum. As I said before, that's just not how Pico is meant to be played. It's about interacting, sharing and making friends. That behavior will certainly not earn you new friends. Maybe a frenemy, but not a friend.
... oh, and one last thing before I go cool down. Lately I've come across a strange glitch which sort of addresses the exact problem I've been ranting about. It's not supposed to happen, and this occurrence is fairly rare, but look at this:
There I am in someone's room with food that isn't mine. Notice how I was able to click on the food and bring up all the options for it. Depending on how annoyed/cynical you feel, you can either delete the food or...
... move it closer to you...
... and let your stomach do the rest.