On the week of September 9 to September 16, 2019, a staff complaint took 219.94 days to resolve.
Was your staff complaint from February ignored for months before finally being clicked just so it could get off the list? Feel free to post here.
I could see this happening if staff made a request of a player in the complaint, but the player never replied (because they quit the game, the staff request was unreasonable, or any other number of reasons) and staff eventually closed out the request. Just look at that log Shakes posted of Greedy One to see how staff can act hostile and childish when a player/staff issue arises, and absolutely destroy any hope the player has of getting a fair resolution.
I've seen it happen a lot, it's happened to me, and is probably why so many people think staff are using the game as a playground for their PCs. When you have good experiences with low-level staff, and then suddenly everything does a 180 when a high-level staffer gets involved and is extremely personally invested where before they were ostensibly absent, it leaves you blindsided and wondering what just happened. And, of course, the simplest conclusion is that your angle, issue, or goal involves that staffer's PC in some way, which is why they came out of nowhere and just tore into you on a very personal level. The low-level staff went along with it because you were within the bounds of the game, then the high-level staff slam on the brakes and dredge up some minor shit that wasn't an issue until then to derail you so that it doesn't impact their "winning".
It's really off-putting and drives people away. Even if you don't come to that conclusion, like shakes seemingly didn't, the sheer absurdity and inability of high-level staff to act like reasonable, adult human beings wrecks your faith in the management of the game. Combine this with the hurdles for karma roles that staff clearly have no interest in even pretending to follow, and you can see why someone who gets to the point of making a staff complaint would just say "fuck it" and not deal with staff anymore if possible. The double standard is terribly blatant, and considering the state of the game, I don't feel like staff has ever demonstrated that they deserve a double standard, or have earned player trust.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2019 15:14:36 GMT -5 by tedium
Even if u fuck up like that, you don t report it. As if that transparancy matters after all the fuckups they have, bah. A worse case is my case, it was like "well instead of responding to this guy's request, lets kill him"
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