There are some great responses to this thread. I have a lot of thoughts on the subject, but the subject matter can be so touchy, and people see things so differently that it is hard to even know where to start. I don't think we should run WC as if we were in church. Hell, I don't even go to church. But I do know what common decency is. I also know game banter is what keeps the game lively, and is one reason I am still playing after all these years. The main problem I see is that people confuse “game related banter” as an excuse to take things to a personal level. What I do for a living in real life, or what I look like in person is NOT game related. Blast my avatar all you want for the choices I make, but leave my personal life out of it! Most of us come here for some type of entertainment. We use our avatars to play a character that can either be a total jerk by continually attacking players so much that they wish they had never logged in, or we play our avatar with some kind of resemblance of how we might want to be treated if up against a player we cant beat. Either of these ways of playing can change at anytime as the game evolves, or as we get bored with a certain style. The point is, this is a war game and I fully expect to kill, and be killed. What is not acceptable is to come on and hear nasty comments about how I look in real live, or comments about my family, and as of late, certain players imply I am cheating simply because after 6 years, I happen to know how to play well and am moving up on the leader board. As far as having to be alive in game to be able to speak in WC, I can understand why people want that, but I also think it is not really a good idea. What if I had just bountied a player and wanted to post the results in WC, but I suddenly died before I could post the results? Yeah Yeah, Heal you say? No, some times we all need a break, especially if in war and need to get off the computer anyway. And there are times, the banter gets so interesting, that it is enough to make me want to heal just to be able to fight those running their mouths. In conclusion, look at it this way, if you would never dream of saying something to an opponent in real life, perhaps you might want to use words that are a wee bit more tactful in WC. If we all use a little common decency in WC, there would be no need to even have this discussion.