Muds have been on the decline for a long time. All of the muds I used to play are very down in terms of numbers.
I'm mostly blind now. I can't play most graphical games and certainly not graphical MMO's. My online game time is limited to things where I can tweak the UI size heavily or deal with just text.
Armageddon has to fish in an increasingly smaller body of water for its users. If you check mudconnect you can see that they have been review bombing with good reviews to push the bad ones out. I thought it was cute how many of those good reviews used their GDB forum name. Maybe it earned them some karma.
I think it's most likely there's just a lot of disagreement amongst staff as to how much pk is acceptable, or what reasons for it are acceptable.
Those whose assigned jobs are to watch whatever group I was in may have enjoyed the action. But then when it comes time to assign karma the admins type "#account stats" and see 19 kills in a year and have a freak out. 19 kills! He can't possibly justify that! No karma for you!
This forum likes to see staff as this monolithic thing with all the exact same thoughts and feelings, but I don't think that's really the case. I think there's plenty of people who made it to storyteller and couldn't progress further or get anything done and are just as frustrated as the rest of us.
I'm sure there's plenty of disagreement. I can also say with 100% certainty that there are disgruntled storytellers on the team who wish they could do more than they can.
There's also staff-side discussion on karma requests, so the staff who complimented you had ample time to speak up on your behalf. Either they didn't do so (unlikely), or the staff member who ultimately resolved your karma request disregarded their input (more likely).
Someone claiming to be a storyteller (in the absence of proof otherwise I'll take them at their word) posted a nasty review on Mudconnect about Arm. I felt a little bad because they were addressing some of my points and I feared they'd lose their position.
It's true. There are a lot of disgruntled staff members who quit. The latest one being reiloth I would suppose. But none of them would talk like that dude have. A lot of points he makes are untrue and any ST would be we aware of it. Basically it's just some member of these boards decided to bullshit a little. Oh wellz. Way to antagonize needlessly.
As a minor point of order a former staff's criticism is no more valuable than a former players. The only difference a former staffer can make is if they take responsibility for the complaints levied by players and apologize for it. So it doesn't really matter if this guy is staff or not unless he goes, I killed players, these were the players, this is how I killed them, and maybe here's the log from staff side of me doing it.
Or this is me being a complete ass in request tool with screen shots, etc etc.
Post by purgpurgpurg on Aug 30, 2019 15:43:18 GMT -5
I believe the "storyteller" in that recent review is lying about his status. Unless that mad lad comes here with a scraped version of the storyteller IDB; which, by all means! Do it! I want to come to the civil court case where this bogus NDA is enforced.
mehtastic: Sure, but you don't actually know for sure if it's the player, or someone else inspired by the player's style. Staff know for sure, 100% of the time, who is playing whom. That's the difference.
Sept 5, 2019 10:53:34 GMT -5
delerak: the player base for arm has alwayus been small overall. it is almost guarnateed if you sort the memberlist for the gdb by posts the top 10-20 posters have been or currently are on staff with alternate names.
Sept 5, 2019 11:37:11 GMT -5
delerak: it's nice to be 'anonymous' in game though. players will absolutely go after you if they know you got them before in years gone byt
Sept 5, 2019 11:37:55 GMT -5
qwerty: While proooobably true
Sept 5, 2019 12:40:31 GMT -5
qwerty: I try not to think this way. A bit of a self delusion potentially, but it makes it for a much better gameplay
Sept 5, 2019 12:40:47 GMT -5
qwerty: If you just stop thinking about all the ooc bullshit and just fucking play the game
Sept 5, 2019 12:41:01 GMT -5
qwerty: and if someone is unexplainably hostile to you for no good reason. Chalk it off to being an asshole and slit their throat
Sept 5, 2019 12:41:42 GMT -5
qwerty: All in all, in my observation. OOC relativity comes about cliques, then hostility. As in, players might not care if you offed their previous character. But they might like and include another PC whom they talk to more often ooc.
Sept 5, 2019 12:42:44 GMT -5
qwerty: But again. You cant control it. Cant prove it. The nagging suspicion will ruin your gameplay. I just try not to worry about it and react to the gameworld events as if there is no ooc influence. Doing anything else makes for a really shitty experience
Sept 5, 2019 13:01:26 GMT -5
qwerty: You cant stop people from talking ooc. And if people talk ooc, it's bound to happen that they cooperate ooc. Or ... or not. But you wont know and therefore, you'll suspect. And this suspicion will kill the game for you.
Sept 5, 2019 17:46:21 GMT -5
qwerty: 4/5 times someone rages against staff, staff had nothing to do with it. It's just number one suspicion people go to.
Sept 5, 2019 17:47:19 GMT -5
mehtastic: Ignorance is bliss.
Sept 5, 2019 17:50:44 GMT -5
delerak: I recently accused staff of some nonsense. They showed me the log and I felt embarrassed. It's hard to shake the paranoia of days gone by when you were slayed by staff for going afk and using a script to forage wood.
Sept 5, 2019 18:32:02 GMT -5
jkarr: look east. near: agafari forest. far: agafari forest. very far: the ghost of halaster is here grinning evilly
Sept 5, 2019 22:30:43 GMT -5