Many friends who wants to join the next selection asked me...........
Yes, even new players asked.
I am Toffee of Florin, THE ONLY Supporter who have been sacked and rehired.
May you find this helpful.
You won't be selected if you are DISQUALIFIED!
Truth - Toffee waving with 1000 pearls, guess GMs are very forgiving! KEK!
Season 01 Wave 01
Disqualified in Season 01
Season 02 Wave 01
Status now... yet to be Diaqualified..
We get notified with IMPORTANT Info from PA
Truth - We refer to Notices from official webpage. Some of us get them from REDDIT/Discord or have wonderful guildies who tells us.
Supporters reports get special priority
Truth - I get them like you, this month was 48 hrs normally. We get the same replies. I am very very sure of that..... your reply same as my reply =)
Supporter Title is cool to have
Truth - I don't know. People find me because I am a shai. I dont even use the title.No one comes to PM me because I had the title.
How was your experience, fellow supporters?
Supporters Know a lot
Truth - Someone put it nicely before on server chats. We dont know more BUT we are MORE Patient.
I used GOOGLE a lot, I had saved info pages before.
Then again thats me, I know friends that are like walking BDOwiki. I know some SUPPORTERS that are too! BUT I am not one of them haha
Supporters grind and answer questions in game
Truth - I think some of you can. ME?
I play FFBDO for 30 days last season. What's FFBDO?? FISHING and FORUMS Black Desert Online.
Where supporters worry so much about the event, they stop playing and just AFK fishing... reply and post forums...
NOT going to enter an event and stop having fun with friends.
Supporters get priority selection for next season of you are TOP10
Truth - Only 02 top10 from previous season.SUPPORTER Ibarra and SUPPORTER Aurafyre
THOUGH many other TOP10 were very very very active
Supporters get a lot of SUPPORT
Truth - huh?
Well, thats my errrrrrrrrr 5 months as a supporter
Thats my experience.
Hope yours is better
TOFFEE of FLORIN
I like this! Myths and truths about being a SUPPORTER!
We are like other adventurers too - we do GQs, gathering, AFK fishing/training horses and even grinding! Some of us are active with node wars, siege and GvG. We get the same treatments as other adventurers. Nothing more or less, just special 'name' (like in forums and in-game: SUPPORTER). We, supporters, support others and everyone!
We deeply apologize if we're not answering any questions asked by adventurers (in-game and forums).
P/s: please don't grief me in Aakman or I'll cry lots.
These are great points, @Toffee!
I'll be replying my answers per myths:
1. To this day, I still don't understand how the selection processing works on how they select the SUPPORTERS.
2. Yeah, I agree, we don't get early notifications from PA. The news we get is from other servers (KR, TH, etc etc, and just use google translate to get a rough translation), mainly I get news from Reddit than anywhere else.
3. I can vouch that we don't get special treatments as SUPPORTERS. We're just your average bloke that plays the game. I'm active on sending tickets to PA but I don't get the replies fast. But of course, I know that the staffs at PA are working ever so diligent in their line of work. I can understand why they have to reply with such responses. What would you do if you're the one getting bombarded with tickets that are full of complaints and that only 1 in 100 of those tickets are full of positivity and acknowledging their hard work? I don't blame PA, not in the slightest. I've experienced what they've experienced personally and I understand it completely.
4. To me, yes, it looks cool. To be honest, I first signed up for the SUPPORTER event to get the gold title, but during the 1st SUPPORTER event, I changed my thinking and just focus on helping people out and to focus on writing my stories.
To be honest, some people with the gold title are just using it as an excuse to "assert dominance" and to tell people that they're higher than the rest, which is not a good thing! Think of SUPPORTERS as Public Officials, Government Workers, Public Workers in service for the People! The mindset that being a supporter means we're far superior is just plain stupid.
I would also like to point out that because of the SUPPORTER title, especially the gold title, I always have a large target on my back.
But it's not always negative. I appreciate the people that greet me and say "hello." When someone meets me and say they love my stories and that I'm doing a great job, I get flustered. I don't take compliments well HAHAHA. But of course, I appreciate the compliments wholeheartedly.
5. I agree we don't know a lot, some might know more than the others and that's it. They do their research, use google a lot, and of course, being patient. Hell, I'm almost playing for 2 years but I still have a lot to learn, a lot of the things I've learned I've just found out recently.
6. I agree a lot of SUPPORTERS are too obsessed with the game that they've unnecessarily sacrificed a few for the event. SUPPORTERS are not limited to answering questions in-game or on the forums. During the 1st SUPPORTER event, I was still too busy because I was still studying and I have to do a lot of requirements for me to graduate college. We are not required to sacrifice our well-being and for having fun for the sake of the event.
7. Yeah, I've mentioned this on Point 1, I don't understand how the selection processing works. Some from the previous top 10 registered but only @Aura and I were selected from the 1st SUPPORTER event.
8. We don't. HAHAHA. Well... only a handful of people. In my case, only a few actually support me for being a SUPPORTER, my guildmates for one, and the friends I've made while playing BDO. (SHOUT OUT TO P.O.H. #DontPlayAlone!)
A few of us SUPPORTERS support one another but we reach out to other people as well! We, SUPPORTERS, are nothing without the support of the people.
I agree, @Rozenelle, we are just like any other adventurers, getting the same treatment, doing the same things. Only the title that makes us stand out from the rest. But even then, a title is just a title.
Reading all from your point of views, I don't think I can say much because you guys mostly already point out what I had in mind hahaha!
But there's one thing I'd like to stressed on about on how we Supporters having more patience. Supporters supposed to be more professional even though met with rude players, always answer them genuinely and without being cynical. (Just like how GMs do, they're always so polite and kind in their replies in any situation.)
I always got irritated whenever I see anyone talk like they know everything then proceed to belittle others. (Worse, when they're giving out false/inaccurate info but pretend it's true)
It's okay to not know everything, and it's okay to be wrong. Just fix your mistake and accept it like you're supposed to. We aren't perfect but we can at least try? GMs also apologize for any mistakes they've done.
Being Supporters doesn't mean you're better than anyone else, its just mean you're chosen to SUPPORT players and GMs, the community itself. Got more players who know things more than you and they're not even a Supporter.
RESPECT other people if you want to be treated with the same treatment. It's that easy.
Even though its a contest, I'd love to see all Supporters work together in harmony instead of seeing each other as rivals.
That's all from yours truly, Starsfall
Couldn't have said it better myself. Well said, @Starsfall!
This may have been a contest but that doesn't mean we can't be civil with one another. And yeah, there is no harm in admitting one doesn't know the answer. That's how we grow, learning from our mistakes.
Thank you @Ibarra! <3
I'm glad more people have the same mindset. We need healthy community!
Ty so much.
@Veonya, these are very valid points. The 1 thing I'd like to stress the most is Supporters are just regular players like everyone else, with more work since we have to actually make time to help people by answering queries and making guides. I know everyone can help each other, but as a Supporter you are somewhat required to do so. Somewhat, because you can still opt not to do it.
I'd like to thank the people who say hi to me ingame, and sometimes ask for photo (still surprised to this day when I get this), remember the screens I sent you Veonya? lol. Or just any player that comes up to say they know me. Let's us Supporters know that we are at least having some impact.
Also would like to apologize if I seem like a snob, especially ingame. It is because I play with no names on the screen, it looks too cluttered for me. Unless I've interacted with you multiple times, like Ibarra, Veonya, or if you have a completely unique look, I wouldn't recognize you. or I could just be semi-afk.
everyday ppl say hi multiple times to me.
and MULTIPLE headpats
because I am a shai........
I dont keep screenshots of them... or I need a new hard disk
Whenever I see Veonya, I would sneak behind her and sneakily takes her picture secretly. (She don't need to know but now I'm exposed - send help). *Deletes evidences*
Some would tease me because I'm a cat-witch and openly stalk by taking pictures of me too. D:<
I actually, takes almost everyone else pictures - not only others do so. Need to get new, more storage PC space!
SUPPORTERS don't kill players
@Toffee, I believe Myth 09 is a situational kind of basis and depends on the SUPPORTER in question hahaha.
I don't kill, I'm a retired PvP player BUT that doesn't mean I can't put up a fight... and no guarantees that I will not kill during my retaliation. But generally, yeah, I don't kill...?????
WE KILL but with a valid situation and reasons, also GvG and nodewars (occasionally siege). Hee.
Supporters dont get KILLED by players
@Toffee, My answer to Myth 10? Roughly the same as my answer to Myth 04. HAHAHA.
In my case, having the gold SUPPORTER title is like having a huge target on my back.
Sorry for jumping on the wagon late.
I agree on all the above!! (I forgot what I read all the above >////<)
People do ask me "what do you need to do as a SUPPORTER?" and "how to become a SUPPORTER?" all the time when I first gotten the title. In fact, I, myself asked the existing SUPPORTERs the same question of "how" and "what". Every SUPPORTER has their own reasons and purpose of being a supporter.
We are also normal adventurer like everyone else. It's just the title of SUPPORTER and SUPPORTER that makes us different. Some thought of us as GOD, some belittle us, some admire us (to be honest, before I became one, I do admire those with that title), some.. just ignore us. We still grind, questing, doing guild quest (depends on guild), do life skills (apart from only fishing) as well.
I might be a SUPPORTER but also a normal adventurer. I'm not shy when it comes to make friends such as talking to random people, getting headpats from them just because you care cute is a compliment. Through the SUPPORTER event, I have made even more friends and more family members (shout out to the residence of PoH). To me, being a supporter makes not much difference because even before I'm a supporter, I've already helped my friends who are lost (like me) and make friends, not enemy.
MYTH 08 - Supporters get a lot of SUPPORT
As a reply to this... YES! I, as a SUPPORTER gets alot of supports from my fellow SUPPORTERs and SUPPORTERs (as well as my friends and family of BDO). By support I mean here are moral support. Thanks to every one of you who supported me >/////<
@Toffee Myth 9 and 10 doesn't apply to me!! I can't pvp and I'm always getting killed >.<
so the MYTH 10 confirm by Calista hehe
i am Just The Little SUPPORTER
GM KeyGerstrike ain't so little
Oh! I just remembered a Myth!
"Hearts on our posts affect Top 10 results" - MYTH!
So chill on the bloated heart vs views ratios. lol
View > Comment > Heart
Toffee.. you do kill people randomly sometime...