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).
"Pride will be your destruction." - Valasurus
"You are being an asshole in a very intentional way" - qwerty (gone but not forgotten. RIP buddy)
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.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2019 15:36:10 GMT -5 by Deleted
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 ppurg pallbearer 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.
nile: the only apoc drama be on an arm drama website. lol
May 16, 2020 20:30:49 GMT -5
nile: almost guarantee arm staff are LOVING this. hahaha. long as the game is good fun it's all a bit irrelevant. but the anti-arm crew giving the arm staff some sense of schadenfreude based purely a forum for whining made me lol
May 16, 2020 20:32:52 GMT -5
nile: Also, been playing Arm again on an alt account (omfg their ban was easy to get around...and tbh i have more fun in apoc)
May 16, 2020 20:34:00 GMT -5
vex: Bans are irrelevant, and pointlessly antagonistic. The only game I play, where staff address problems with aggression, bans, and down talk, is Arm. The rest have realized, all that results in, is a bitter player, more inclined towards "revenge" play.
May 19, 2020 19:20:02 GMT -5
vex: Better to incentivize ideal play and behavior, than try and fail to intimidate and leverage empty threats, because nobody is intimidated by an angry elf fetishist on the internet, and there are virtually no threats a player can't circumvent, easily.
May 19, 2020 19:23:36 GMT -5
baobob: Arm turned to condemnation, punishment and vengeful retribution against players pretty hard long, long ago. Never turned back.
May 22, 2020 20:17:04 GMT -5
dotto: is this game still even operating
Jun 6, 2020 10:25:56 GMT -5
Lizzie: i didnt know about apocalypse till today, and im probably not going to ever give it a shot after seeing the last few posts in that thread
Jun 8, 2020 3:04:14 GMT -5