Why are certain people so passionate about what spectators wear?BECAUSE DAGORHIR DOES NOT HAVE SPECTATORS
I am not being a smartass with my question, I am seriously curious to know why mundane clothes on the sidelines bother some people.
I honestly don't get it.
There is no one up in the bleachers, no one off the "field of play", no one in the cushioned seats watching the plot unfold.
You may not be fighting, but you ARE a participants, and you ARE involved in making Dagorhir a Medieval fantasy world. You entered into a social contract to conduct yourself in the manner appropriate for Dagorhir. We host a private event that you have to pay to get into that is shut off from spectators. If some one does not want to follow the rules they don't have to come and waste their vacation time and money.
You want to use the football game comparison? Think this one over, are you allowed to show up at a high school football game in a G string thong and nothing else? No, no you are not. You will get thrown out. Are you expected to show up appropriately dressed? Yes. In the same vain, I wouldn't show up to a Red Wings V Flyers game in a Steelers shirt. It would be weird, and I would get a metric ton of crap for it.
For the love of all things Holy, why can't people get in garb? Are you guys afraid that during our organized pillow fights where we play pretend we're elves and vikings killing each other you'll look a little nerdy? Or are you that determined to pee in someone else's campfire and be a sour puss because there's not a fake sword in your hand? It is clearly important enough to be the first thing the MoA covers and important enough to other Dag folk (You know, your friends
) that these rules exist. Why does anyone want to spit in their collective face like that?
We not being period police, we're asking people to cover up their mundane clothes with garb that can be made in 5 minutes with some staples, a bed sheet, and rope.