No one is quite certain what makes a Reaper, least of all himself. The only thing that is known is that he has an uncanny talent (which some might call a curse) to end any discussion that he is involved in. Whether it's something he says, something in his demeanor, or simple chance, if you run across a number of old threads with the same last poster, chances are you've encountered one of these unfortunate individuals.
Interesting counter to necromancer. I like the idea, although I think this warrior type is fairly rare. Sometimes I think the forum is afraid of getting into disputes with Grim Reaper (perhaps because he is a jerk or a tireless rebutter), so they just stay away from him. Sometimes I think he is a forum pariah who people are trying to give the cold shoulder to. And sometimes I guess Grim Reaper is just a poster with a knack for posting on subjects after all interest in their discussion has died.
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Rehashing, I agree with what Alistair wrote. I think there are a couple of ways of looking at it.
One would be as a warior true to their own actions. At times, it could be said for a Reaper to have all the answers, and able to explain a subject well to the point, and thus, it is clear to all, no further discussion is required. At other times, they are a warrior who needs to have closure by posting the "final word, so to speak. I don't know if you could use the Reaper label, for any warrior type, who thinks they are posting in a continuing thread, but it has infact, concluded.
The next as a Reaper, by the actions of the forum, so really its then more of a Reaper event. Perhaps the clique /fold, are freezing out a warrior (any type) they have taken a dislike to, or the forum mistakenly believes, they are dealing with a Troller.
Another Reaper event would be; no-one is prepared to discuss a subject any further once this warrior has posted on a thread. Maybe its due to predictable nature of the warrior - being a good expectation of havoc /fear /tireless boredom /etc, that will follow in any thread that is discussed any further. Perhaps members don't respond, as the thread will be quickly overshadowed by matters that are of no interest/importance to any of them. Maybe they don't respond as the post is sound, but too involving; or perhaps a reply would demand a lot of time (and involving) , and just not worth the effort to address.
P.S. What would one do without words like perhaps and maybe. _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
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