Vami IV wrote:So, I necro'd this b/c I'm tired of being the N00B / Shitgoat king. Can anyone guide me through me to being a worthwhile member of the Far-Ums?
The very first rule of the BrikWars forums was "don't talk about yourself" (thanks to an old-guard member named Adean who wouldn't stop making everything about him).
Nobody logs in here to talk about Vami except for you. For the first couple weeks that you started posting about how much everyone hates you, I had no idea what you were talking about. It took months, but now I really do have a reason to roll my eyes every time you post: you're That Guy who always talks about what other people think about him, as if that were a subject that anyone besides you cares about. I see your name at the top of a post, oh shit, put the BrikWars forum on pause, we're changing to the All About Vami channel.
You're not the only one who does this, of course, because you're not the only one who's 15. Rayhawk's posts are what you do when you're 13, and trying to make every conversation about you is what you do when you're 15. A couple years from now Rayhawk will be making the posts you and all the 15-year-olds are making now, and there will be new 13-year-olds logging in for the first time, and the cycle will continue. There will always be Brikguys and Vamis.
You want to be a worthwhile member of the forums - I'm going to use Asterios as the example here. Some people might show up and say "it is awesome to have 15,000 minifigures." Asterios showed up and said "I am awesome because I have 15,000 minifigures." Do you see the difference here? Every single person on this forum would have been pretty excited to talk about the 15,000 minifigures. Zero people on the forum were excited to talk about some asshole from the meth capital of california and how great he thought he was.
Every time it's about you, you're not a worthwhile member of the forums (unless you're Natalya, because no consistency). Every time you're talking about how lame someone else is, you're also not a worthwhile member of the forums (unless you're talking about Asterios, because seriously, that guy). Every time you post about something cool, and nobody even cares who you are because the thing you just posted got them interested or excited or motivated about the thing itself and not about anything to do with you, then you're a worthwhile member of the forum.
But more likely, you'll just grow out of being 15 right about the time you turn 16, and the problem will solve itself.