tehkory wrote:This thread's a trainwreck. In the middle of that trainwreck, you're probably going to want (some form) of an answer. Here it is:
And, more fully on topic:
It's defined as an Alpha by Staff. It's not your traditional Alpha, no. It's much, much, much more like a Beta than any Alpha you've been in, and yet still certain things are lacking/non-existent until they're implemented by Staff. It's essentially a fully-completed and realized gameworld, with all the tools required, but Staff have a different vision and are putting the general running of the game aside in favor of long-term building goals.
That's their vision, and while I don't favor it, they're committed.
This, pretty much. Like I said, right now
, SOI is a game that can be enjoyed by players who prioritize social "live life" interaction and PvP skirmishes. It's not a game for people who want in depth plot, meaningful PvE action/content, or exploration/adventure. Do I hope that changes with Laketown? Absolutely. Am I skeptical? Unfortunately, I am. I wasn't a year ago, or even seven months ago. But my skepticism is, really, pretty meaningless for SOI.
I'll address the off-topic confronting of me, but briefly, since I don't think that I was clear enough before.
tehkory wrote:This question is 'some guy on Staff said something, and they shouldn't've, who was it?' It's really not that big of a deal.
Ask your own Staff. And if they don't respect you enough to tell you, that's probably a bigger problem than a player not following rules they never agreed to.
The exact question was: Are you a liar or a cheater, and if you're a cheater, who is cheating with you? It's simple. I'm holding him to his own standards.
I know the answer, of course. It's not a matter of rules really, it's simple ethics.
a matter of simple ethics. People came to me with concerns of cheating, wanting my opinion on it based on my understanding of the engine. I came to you, privately first, with those concerns.
Other people (note: not me) started an uproar thread, because players aren't dumb and are good at smelling what stinks. I chimed in three or four pages into the thread, without pointing fingers at any specific staff members. I sent you (for a second time) specific details to support these concerns.
Nothing happened, except that you demanded to know what players or admins would dare be concerned enough to share information with me.
I refuse to give that information to you, because I feel like your scrutiny should be focused on the things/admins who were crossing the line of what the public perceives as cheating, and not on the players or admins who were concerned that that line was being crossed in the first place.
That's how my ethics work. Maybe I don't have the same values as you, but I'm certainly not lying or cheating, to be told something by someone else and then share that information with you. And that's that.
Like TehKory, like Nimrod, like Brian, and maybe even like Bones, I just want to see SOI succeed. I feel like it's floundering. Are my opinions on what might help it needed? Are they wanted? Am I wanted? Maybe/probably not. Despite being regularly trashed and trolled any time I share my thoughts, I keep participating anyways, and it's only for one reason:
That's how <expletive> much I care about this <expletive> place. Just like everyone else who is posting on this thread.