They make exceptions where they want to. An Admin also played in the Tuluki elf tribe alongside Shalooonsh’s travesty of a human-banging elf. Plenty of Staff played gypsies. I’ve seen Staff play nobles and Gladiators too.
I’m more bothered by Staff hogging all the high-karma, limited roles. If Staff want to play a Byn Sergeant? Ok. Have fun, bud. But let others play some damn benders and sorcs.
It is extremely dishonest to do a formal declaration to the players of the rules that Staff will abide by and then to gradually, secretly start ignoring them for their own private fun at the players' expense.
The ethically required action, at the absolute minimum, would have been a comparable public announcement of the new self-serving policy change. Dirty, dirty, dirty.
Yeah that's the accusation. Where's any semblance of proof? A merchant gave a templar some armor? Noob move, sure. Not seeing it.
It's the fact that her ingame actions were choreographed via OOC communications. If I were in communication with Bulma or saw her posts on discord channels before they got deleted, you'd be seeing screencaps of the sort of stuff she was saying about how she got the role.
Granted, she was excited about her new role. Granted, she is considered a 'newer' player. Granted, she is female and has actually seen some favoritism in the past with avoiding punishments/character storages for her actions.
The issue found in this is compounded by the fact she coordinated OOCly with an ex-staffer (which probably still operates in some capacity (i mean, he does, he's a 'helper')). It's a good thing that her character got killed off. Now Deskoft's character needs to die/be forcestored, too. This will no longer be a relevant issue.
HOWEVER. I wanna see some sort of actual proof that any collusion did happen. I don't see proof. I can't find proof. So I'm just shouting into the echo chamber and stirring the shit pot.
I am not remotely a fan of Bulma's behavior and as far as I can tell she earned her death in-game by being a complete idiot and making enemies right out of the get-go by being Kajora 2.0 in baby socks. She's had enough characters that she's no longer a newb. She knew what she was doing on an out of character level was bad form. Being female? If she's pandering to male staffers, ex-staffers, and players and their ego because she has a vagina? That speaks more about her than it does about anything else.
That said, I don't think Kair necessarily is at fault here. So Bulma bragged about knowing Deksoft? Who has the time to fucking care? Did she brag about Akariel? Shabago? A male-staffer who right now could help her in-game efforts? No. She bragged about someone who isn't on staff, who has a BLUE Templar which isn't all that powerful, and staff were probably so desperate to have an active, play all the time player they picked him after he played the same character for years. Kair literally shakes down every merchant for gifts no differently than Nektol, Malikith, or that creepy fucking predator Salos before them.
Editing to add: Salarr quite literally has been throwing around everything they can to smooth over the immense butthurt feelings after Kajora shit on just about every clan in-game if she wasn't fucking them. So. Bulma sucks, but I don't think her giving armor to templars that Kajora pissed off is unrealistic in-game wise.
ppurg pallbearer: challenge: read the board in the Gaj and find me one post that wasn't written with a 5th grade reading level or a stupid accent gimmick. Reward is 0.000415 bitcoin.
May 8, 2020 2:27:06 GMT -5
lechuck: most players who can string a sentence together have left for games where such a skill is actually recognized as an asset
May 8, 2020 10:20:26 GMT -5
mehtastic: The amount of Armageddon refugees I've run into on MUSHes is staggering. You can tell because it takes them 5 minutes to write "pose nods" around players who are belting out a paragraph every 2 minutes, then you ask them OOC and yep, they fled Arm.
May 9, 2020 6:50:45 GMT -5
mehtastic: The desert sun broke their brains
May 9, 2020 6:51:13 GMT -5
mehtastic: On the flipside, I've seen a few former Armers in places like Arx and After Earth (which is an RPI) who are definitely there because Armageddon's quality dipped in the past 5 or so years. They usually reference Tuluk's closue as the reason why they left
May 9, 2020 6:56:55 GMT -5
MartenBroadcloak: lol, what a bunch of fuckkin neckers.
May 10, 2020 3:07:37 GMT -5
MartenBroadcloak: i dont always want to make sure im not the biggest piece of shit troll alive but when i do... i visit these forums for humbling
May 10, 2020 3:09:59 GMT -5
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