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by Cola
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

I believe all this discussion is beside the point. We got a promise from a staff member to give us a comprehensive, detailed description of what is proper and improper behavior. At the time he made it, either (a) even he thought that was an important task that needed to be accomplished, or (b) he wa...
by Cola
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

So, now that Nim's officially said players will be notified of any no-gain applied to their account... I'm happy to read that, but I wish to make clear that the "uninformed no-gain" was for me just one example of how staff behavior can run amuck to the point where they have become "uber mean" becau...
by Cola
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Personally, I think Cola makes a good point. That wall of text looked suspiciously like a quoted help file from somewhere and if you actually bothered to read it, I can find no fault with any of the guidelines outlined therein. First thanks for your support of reasoned, issues-based debate as oppos...
by Cola
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Hey, Cola I know I am not staff on SOI. I know I do not play SOI currently and have not for over a year. I am however lucky enough to have over 10 years of staffing experience! And so I thought I might chime in here regarding your concerns about why an RPI staff member would nogain a player without...
by Cola
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Cola, while I do appreciate feedback and constructive criticism, I do not appreciate being criticized for doing volunteer work for this community especially when members of that community have asked for the work to be done. Please, stop it, or consider wording your criticism more carefully if it wa...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

A strawman would be where you say 'so-and-so clearly means X,' when they never said anything of the sort. For example, I don't view myself as a customer. And I've never said you intended to force anyone to do anything, simply that you can't...and once it's become clear they don't intend to, you sto...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Nah. That's a strawman argument, and not a terribly good one. Apparently you don't understand what a "strawman" argument is. See, partners can't force each other to do what they want. Now that is an example of a strawman argument. I never contended I could force other partners to do what I want. I ...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Last post I'll make since I don't play :P and I don't want to pretend even for a second to speak for the staff. Any policy that is listed is presumed to be for the health and maintenance of the game. You can justify it without descriptors which are designed to shame or invoke a feeling of guilt in ...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Knight26 wrote:Go away Cola, you smell of hate and vendetta.
I've engaged in enough of these online discussions to know that when someone resorts to an <i>ad homimen</i> attack like yours, it indicates I've just made a pretty good point.
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Oi vei, Cola. There comes a point where you dislike the game/its Administrators so much that you vote with your feet and go find another game. This wall-of-text business about injustice and etc.? Find somewhere else to play. I'm always in favor of Admins making guidelines/being transparent, but if ...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Minor suggestion if the above is adopted in any way shape or form. There is no need to specify rude, selfish, or other terms in the guidelines of a policy. You describe an action or situation which violates policy. You state that it is a violation of policy. You don't need to elaborate further than...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Draft guidelines for proper play

On being a "twink" code-abuse, and the Role-play intensive (RPI) environment. Shadows of Isildur (SoI) being an RPI game, we expect all players to be "in-character" whenever they are logged into the game. We have a few options for Out-of-Character (OOC) activities available that should be used spari...
by Cola
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Honestly, Cola, where are you seeing this abuse and favoratism? Are we banning folks left and right? Taking donations for personal use? Abusing players verbally? Giving boosts to our favorite special snowflakes secretly? Refusing to apologize for mistakes made? A short while back a very well-placed...
by Cola
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 9936

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

So what's the problem with having a clear, detailed listing of what is considered abusive twinkery and why? How does maintaining maximum secrecy/uncertainty on how to play SoI properly help everyone get along and have fun? Why not just do what Icarus promised on April 23? This all seems more about a...
by Cola
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Staff Queries
Topic: Undisclosed punishments
Replies: 1
Views: 3855

Undisclosed punishments

In the previous thread in this forum you made the statement "I'm personally not sure why you think you should be privy to that sort of info." Unfortunately, one is not allowed to respond within the same thread, so I'll explain in a new one. There is a saying among people who live in democratic commu...
by Cola
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Staff Queries
Topic: Undisclosed punishments
Replies: 2
Views: 5336

Undisclosed punishments

Icarus has informed me I'm asking questions in the wrong forum. I hope this is the correct one. I have heard rumors that staff are 'freezing' character skill increases without the knowledge of the players controlling the character. I don't see how punishing players like this serves any purpose. If p...
by Cola
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor/Weapon Overhaul - Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 8791

Re: Armor/Weapon Overhaul - Feedback

[block] Though let me clear one thing up: Staff are people. Volunteers and often players. We aren't perfect. We are occasionally arbitrary, and we sometimes make poor decisions. Sometimes we can be testy, sometimes we might fail to be fair. We strive to do the best we can, regardless. A "public stat...
by Cola
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor/Weapon Overhaul - Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 8791

Re: Armor/Weapon Overhaul - Feedback

Icarus: It seems to me that someone wanting to know every detail of how every type of armor works codedly against every type of weapon would be an example of "Those who seek to take advantage of this weakness [the imperfection of code] to accomplish their own ends, whether it's powering up their cha...
by Cola
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor/Weapon Overhaul - Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 8791

Re: Armor/Weapon Overhaul - Feedback

Re: The glorious Twinking thread! [block] Postby Icarus » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:09 pm As an honest note, and giving the benefit of the doubt, myself and Frigga will post a list of DOs and DON'Ts regarding what we consider abuse and twinkery. Perhaps standards have not been explicitly outlined, and if t...
by Cola
Sat May 16, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: The glorious Twinking thread!
Replies: 53
Views: 31469

Re: The glorious Twinking thread!

I feel that creativity is being stifled at the moment. We want players to be creative, to do unexpected and clever things, to surprise us now and then. If we label every creative or innovative action a player comes up with as twinkish, we'll end up with a pretty damn boring game. On some other threa...
by Cola
Thu May 14, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: The glorious Twinking thread!
Replies: 53
Views: 31469

Re: The glorious Twinking thread!

Re: The glorious Twinking thread! <block> Postby Icarus » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:09 pm As an honest note, and giving the benefit of the doubt, myself and Frigga will post a list of DOs and DON'Ts regarding what we consider abuse and twinkery. Perhaps standards have not been explicitly outlined, and if t...
by Cola
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Utterby
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 123
Views: 39705

Re: Suggestions

I believe there are some possible alternative solutions in response to Frigga's analysis. I agree that one PC with high skill in a craft-set can dominate the game world as things stand. To remedy this I would suggest a change to the code so that, as players 'branch' new, advanced crafts, they LOSE t...
by Cola
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make forum friends and influence RP
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: How to make forum friends and influence RP

Let me review: 1. These forums and your players are conducting themselves very politely by internet standards (which admittedly, are low). 2. If you are not much more specific about what is discouraging players or staff, we can't identify which behaviors need to change. We start speculating and come...
by Cola
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make forum friends and influence RP
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: How to make forum friends and influence RP

There will always be a few ill-behaved people, or people who fall temporarily into ill-behavior. When you make an announcement like this, you inform them: "if you want to pull our chain; if you want to get to us personally, if you want that power over us, this is how to do it." You end up encouragin...
by Cola
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Farewell For Now
Replies: 57
Views: 7689

Re: Farewell For Now

I hate to even chime in, because I know it's pointless, but I feel the need to point out, in a non-inflammatory manner, that it's difficult to play the straw-man card when your entire argument is based on a logical fallacy to begin. The erroneous assumption is that play-testers are in place to help...