What makes you think your real world pot experiences apply?
And what makes you think they wouldn't? It's a more reliable source of information than "You feel elated." "You feel elated" is pretty fucking vague.
Drugs in the real world and spice in Armageddon are not the same, so I don't see how you can consider them a more reliable source of information. My spectator's understanding is that real world drugs can have pretty drastically different effects on people. Not everyone gets lazy and happy on pot, not everyone gets a red nose and a cheerful smile from alcohol. I've never read or seen that your reaction to spice is completely up to the player.
You feel elated might be somewhat vague, but it is clear enough to indicate that you shouldn't emote getting pissed off and easily agitated. Within degrees, sure. But you are still, ultimately, happy or aggressive or whatever the effect is. Maybe one person will be jumping up the walls aggressive, and maybe someone else will be dirty-look aggressive, I don't know and I don't care.
To me the point is that if the code tells you 'You feel aggressive' that it's pretty presumptuous of you to just decide that instead of being aggressive, you are going to arbitrarily decide that this spice makes you feel relaxed and chilled out.
There's a whole realm of different kinds of elation. Some people are elated when they are happy and can't move... but another person could very easily feel elated, not be able to move effectively, and as a result get VERY pissed off about the fact that they can not act with coordination.
That's weak. There's nothing that says you lose coordination when you are elated. The point is the code clearly indicates that if you smoke this certain type of stuff you become happy or whatever the indicator is.
Just because the code says I feel agressive does not mean I'm going to leap across the table and begin gnawing on a barwench... just like when it says I kick someone's face in that it is MY choice whether I wanted my foot up there, or if I would rather deliver a quick headbutt.
I am my PC's keeper. I remain the best judge of how they react to certain inebriants and occurances. As do we all.
No agrument here. But you are talking apples and oranges. Treating 'kick' as a general strike is completely different than treating a spice that makes you aggressive as one that makes you relax.
A better comparison would be to say that you are going to emote smiling happily and being healed when that mage casts a fireball at you.
If you don't like how someone else plays a druggy, then go find someone else who immediately pulls an axe when they get a whiff of Zharal. Enjoy.
Oh god. If I don't like the politics in America should I get out too? Relax, smoke some Zharal, dude.
I'm just saying that acting in a way that is completely contrary to what the code is telling you is stupid. Within degrees is fine, but the original poster's reference wasn't regarding people not acting aggressive enough or not acting relaxed enough, but, again, opposite of how they should.
But rather than have a civilized discussion, let's turn this into another episode of 'Oh My God, The Roleplay Police Are After Us!', since that's way more constructive.