Originally Posted by Arc insanity
BadgerDrool are you a teacher, or aspiring to become part of an education system(professor etc.), Because you should! but you shouldn't expect reasoning from these forums for the most part.
I'm enjoying myself atm and that's enough reason to stick around. I have been told I should go into teaching before, but I'm well aware of the...pitfalls. My mother is one and I dealt with enough kids in school. ;P
I kind of want to get into game design, but I'd rather do a route in from...well Animation. Which I enjoy and haven't done enough of :/
Originally Posted by A Rye Bread God
That's a pretty good assessment.
I'm a political person (majored in Economic Policy ), so I tend to frame my arguments around being loud, and discrediting or besmirching my dissenters.
I'm curious if I had listed the name of a player I was citing, what that would have accomplished? Wouldn't have made her change her mind, so the point I made I feel is just as strong with or without citation.
Legitimacy. A key word for politics you are forgetting.
Legitimacy is life.
What it would have done is given her a platform for actually anaylizing your statements. Which is clearly what she was doing because she was responding to you and asking questions
She could ignore you, give you a wall. NOTHING. She didn't.
Respecting that fact and giving her some meat to chew on instead of just bone would have been better.
Citing the players you mean could have allowed her to look into that players play history. Look at their wins with their item builds. Maybe contact them, talk to them, ask them why they are doing X or Y and LEARN SOMETHING FROM IT. It might even have put them on her radar to watch them play a game. "Note to self Watch XXXX play Soraka" to learn the style of play you are trying to argue for.
Instead giving her 0 to go on leaves her exactly where she is and that's TERRIBLE for your argument.
Politics works because in every audience your going to find a few idiots to listen and parrot for you.
For everything else you need legitimacy and evidence.