Now we're getting somewhere. This is something that didn't come across in your previous posts.
That is the nature of text-based communication; though I thought it was pretty apparent in my posts because I have constantly been saying that how I play is a not a part of the RAW for Pathfinder or 3rd edition. Though where appropriate, I have said the how I play was backed up by the rules of the edition that I use (with the necessary text provided).
But, apparently, I was mistaken. :-)
I like to think myself as tolerant (some might say overly easy-going), and flexible enough that I don't really subscribe to the "no gaming is better than bad gaming" maxim that I've encountered on various sites; after all, how bad is it really if the group has a different style? I generally think that any gaming is better than no gaming.
It should be no secret that I am a self proclaimed, card carrying "You kids get off my lawn!" grognard, and that means that I am only so easy going when it comes to games I want to play in or run. I mean, I like what I like, and don't like what I don't like.
I run my games a certain way, I am upfront about that to perspective new players, and they are free to decline if my style and that of my players is not something that they think they would enjoy. And I have no problem with that, as I know my preferred style is something that most gamers seem not to go for today... And the reverse to that is I don't think that I would enjoy what most gamers seem to enjoy today either... But that's okay too, and that is why I kept ending my posts with "YMMV", because I know it does.
Heh, maybe I'm just that desperate to find a group that will let me join.
I hope that you're either in or are able to find a stable group that shares your gaming preferences. :-)
Then again, I've never encountered a group I have played with that I couldn't adapt to.
I sure have!
Even when I was part of a heavily home-brewed 3.5 campaign where everyone had to be some kind of evil alignment. For the record I generally like playing heroic warrior types so this was A)outside my comfort zone alignment-wise, and B)in a system where martially inclined classes were vastly weaker than spellcasters. Still had a blast with my psychic warrior Final Fantasy style Dragoon character. Sadly that game fell apart as the DM moved to a different city.
An evil PC campaign is an example of something that I would not enjoy. But it's a shame that it had to stop for you. Perhaps you could still game with him online via Skype or some other means?