Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:41 am
Location: Ice make, Neko!
I opened a few profiles, and three stood out to me. (Non mine by the way, just so that you guys know this is not some way of me fuming because you're all not rating me high enough )
One was from someone I've never seen or heard of in game or the forums. The rating he has is, or rather was, was 1. Now, he had a pretty good picture, a description (not very detailed) that described the picture and I single line of background info. Not much, but something. For me that earns a 3, so I voted that.
Next, a player that many, many people know and love. Personally, I don't like the player or any of his characters, however, because of the thoughts I was having at the time, I decided to rate the profile fairly.. It had a six, so you'd a assume it was a good profile. But no, all I saw was a picture, who, admittedly, looked exactly like the characters in game description. HOWEVER, there was no profile description, or background. I gave it a 2, because at least the picture looked like the character.
Finally, another player I've met. The first thing I noticed was a rating of five for a player I knew writes wonderfully. I thought perhaps his profile was incomplete, and proceeded to look through everything.
I could why the profile might not deserve a ten, as the picture certainly did not depict the character. It was, in fact, simply an emblem which I've come to know the character to be associated with.
There were three paragraphs of descriptive text, obviously having nothing to do with the picture save the emblem being visible on the character, BUT, the text was very well written, perfect grammar, perfect structure. There was nothing in the description that made the character seem out of the ordinary or unrealistic. As far I know, usually we appreciate this, thus so far I wanted to give this person at least 5, just as everyone else had done.
Finally, I moved on to the characters fluff, this did not consist of any paragraphs, but was rather written in a memory format, generally, I dislike this kind of background, but tried to keep an open mind. After reading through this background, I saw it to simply be a more detailed version of what I had heard from the character himself in game (A good thing, in my opinion). Just as the description, this was very well written. I ended up giving this person a well deserved (Once again, my opinion) eight.
So I'm just wondering how you all rate profiles? And what profile injustices have you seen lately?