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
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.
psyxypher: I'd be ashamed of myself if my bad experiences stopped you from /at least/ trying.
Mar 27, 2020 0:15:17 GMT -5
psyxypher: Though, I would like an alternative to Karma. I've come up with a few.
Mar 27, 2020 0:15:36 GMT -5
nile: not arm does a lot of call outs for crafts etc...tough to be one as your subguild but it shouldn't be your main focus either. i also tend to find them just useful for coins etc really...that said, not arm is far more accommodating if you want shit done
Mar 27, 2020 2:44:44 GMT -5
psyxypher: Would be nice if when you use the Craft command to see recipes you could make, that you could piece together what other ingredients are. Right now I'm flopping between trying for another character or seeing if I can weather this out.
Mar 27, 2020 15:08:04 GMT -5
psyxypher: Both sound like pretty terrible options, to be honest.
Mar 27, 2020 15:08:17 GMT -5
vex: If you aren't having fun with it, do something else. Why waste leisure time, on something not making you happy? It makes no sense at all.
Mar 27, 2020 15:36:32 GMT -5
psyxypher: Mainly 'cause I'm worried my next character will be even less fun....but you're right.
Mar 27, 2020 17:26:41 GMT -5
psyxypher: Is there a board for ideas you'd want to add to the game?
Mar 28, 2020 18:52:21 GMT -5
nile: use the 'idea xxxx' command
Mar 30, 2020 4:22:28 GMT -5
psyxypher: I like having all my crazy ideas in one place. And getting feedback.
Mar 30, 2020 21:51:53 GMT -5
explayer: You can't count on the staff to read GDB threads. If you want a record of your ideas, submit them one by one using their request tool.
Mar 31, 2020 3:16:47 GMT -5
psyxypher: Again, I want some feedback from players before I put the ideas in.
Mar 31, 2020 9:22:24 GMT -5
explayer: Yeah, good luck with that. The GDB hates anything that isn't proposed by the staff.
Mar 31, 2020 13:01:21 GMT -5
vex: They also hate anything, that IS proposed by staff.
Mar 31, 2020 17:45:33 GMT -5
vex: Basically, the GDB is a shitchute spectacle of the worst kind, and you should respect yourself more, than to actively seek their opinion on anything.
Mar 31, 2020 17:47:28 GMT -5
vex: And you can pretty much count on them censoring, just about anything you post, that upsets one of their discord sluts, too.
Mar 31, 2020 17:49:32 GMT -5
psyxypher: I gave up on Arm a /long/ time ago. Like, sometime around Hasan's death, to be precise.
Mar 31, 2020 22:59:08 GMT -5
jkarr: did u run with hasan back then
Apr 1, 2020 9:57:56 GMT -5
psyxypher: Not at all. I was a turbo-noob back then.
Apr 1, 2020 15:09:36 GMT -5