My man, I can tell you from a player's perspective that I've seen two other groups moving forward now with the same sort of plans and making good progress at achieving them. That's just from a player's perspective bumping up against them in various situations.
I won't go into specifics because I don't want to be outed and I certainly don't want asshats rushing over to destroy what they're doing, but you can see that there's actual progress with them having plans, staff animating NPC's to tell them what they have to do to achieve those plans, and then them working towards those steps. If the rug gets yanked out from under them when they accomplish those steps, or if the goalposts get moved ... then there's a legitimate complaint to be made about staff. But I'm seeing some progress.
I have to work on my own gameplay before I can ever expect any of my own plans to start to get staff attention. Nobody is going to waste time on me yet. But some of these long-lived dudes are getting somewhere, and more power to them.
Because there were other players who tried to build what Crimson Wind built and staff ignored them, while when CW did it, they got what they wanted. Therefore staff can eat a bag of dicks for playing favorites. That's the general topic that we're discussing and one I was challenging, Jeshin. My arguments to these premises were numerous, but one of them was, "Name other groups like CW who tried and failed." So far, I'm seeing loner players who wondered around and PKed, a group that did indeed also get staff support eventually, after a long time of existence, much like CW, and an already coded and staffed delf tribe who already have headquarters and got plenty of staff support to the plots that they did ran.
This was when Nyr was still imm about four years ago, but desertman (playing Koman Locke), myself, Armali, and other Bynners were trying to splinter away from the Byn and form a separate group. We got brickwalled, and then the staff threw a clan-wipe RPT at us.
At the time, the shadowboards were just getting ramped up, and I feel like lots of people posting here were in the Byn at the time... so, they did not hesitate to just obliterate a big part of the Byn, many of them newbie chars.
Shortly thereafter, maybe a couple of months, the docs for forming a clan were written up, and Locke eventually was able to get some stuff done, albeit without the Byn merchant PC/Aggressor Harrar (me), which would have been a lot cooller. I stopped playing because I felt like I was letting other players down (like Albie, Locke) by not being able to get something as simple as a desert-colored mastercraft (1st mastercraft of a 40-day merchant at the time) cloak approved. It was disheartening and I mostly blamed Nyr.
So, yeah, I still had all my karma at the time I believe, but, still, felt totally brickwalled when it came to even getting a warehouse when no-one else was evening using them.
This was four years ago, so hopefully things have changed.
Jan 17, 2020 1:49:37 GMT -5
mehtastic: vex is Shalooonsh confirmed
Jan 17, 2020 5:17:45 GMT -5
grumble: The plot, and dick, thickens.
Jan 17, 2020 9:53:50 GMT -5
High Sun Freeze Gun: I'm finally done , people likr Triste make the discord unbearable
Jan 17, 2020 10:27:09 GMT -5
Jeshin: Who is Triste?
Jan 17, 2020 10:31:34 GMT -5
grumble: A hater, complaining about haters, who aren't really haters.
Jan 17, 2020 11:30:21 GMT -5
grumble: I mean, there's no hate to it. If a bunch of people come forward with complaints like these, you can't just blame the victims.
Jan 17, 2020 11:31:09 GMT -5
grumble: If, as an effect of being revealed, it drives people away from the game, it's not the truth's fault. The truth is the truth. If you don't like the truth, then change the situation to suit the narrative in your head.
Jan 17, 2020 11:32:28 GMT -5
Jeshin: I've noticed there is a habit of dehumanizing this board and people who bring complaints as haters, goblins, toxic, etc etc. Yet there is normally very little dehumanization here of staff or players. Or is there
Jan 17, 2020 11:45:15 GMT -5
grumble: Fucking dehumanize the world. We're all animals and we do dumb shit. There is nothing divine about humanity. That said, we have standards.
Jan 18, 2020 16:15:32 GMT -5
MartenBroadcloak: Speak for yourself Jesus. Don't force yer hippy ideals on me.
Jan 18, 2020 20:50:54 GMT -5
grumble: Why do you not bow, plebian?
Jan 19, 2020 15:27:29 GMT -5
grumble: *farts loudly*
Jan 23, 2020 3:35:08 GMT -5
pinkerdlu: degenerates like you belong on a cross
Jan 25, 2020 22:36:38 GMT -5