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Well blow my skirt right up. It kind of looks like there has been some movement over on MMORPG SotA General Disc. Forum in terms of sanity.
I’ve been in there quite a bit as some of you know, probably had about twenty 24hr bans slapped on my ass also. Anyway, check out this comment:
I will share some new interest in the game since my last few posts. Obviously alot has happened. First I will admit the game looks like it will indeed launch at some point in the future. It will launch in a more polished fashion than “Mortal Online” did. I also couldn’t help but take notice of the armors and weapons that were available in last beta. The striking resemblance they had with UO weapons and armors was impressive to say the least. Now I am wondering a few things. What is the area at the very bottom of the UI that looks like level bars all the way across the bottom of the screen? Have they switched to a level system or are they still set on old UO where you have X amount of points to put into whatever you want till you run out of points and simply switch whenever you wish and the points will de-level to allow another skill to go up?
What is the max gear that can be stored in bank? That will also make or break the need for a house. If I can store enough crafting and extra gear in case I get PKed and full looted I will not be as bent about the housing system as it stands. Also will there be the ability to steal from people within city walls? Like in UO if you were maxed on being a thief you could look into a person’s bag and take something at the bank and deposit it in your bank before they even could call “guard” or there was the traditional one thief and 3 vulture tactic and one intended target.
Please feel free to elaborate on any of these topics of the full online part of the game.
This was by MMORPG user Karble who posted the Orig Topic - Seriously??? I was a devoted fan of all ultima until this… - there right after that silly ass Polygon(HERE) article about SotA housing. I gave Polygon some shit about that too so I kind of know where he came from. My post was removed and I was banned haha but I got one back there in any case.
In any case, if Shroud of the Avatar with a few of my comments possibly… can start swaying more people over like this, they could have a chance. It is good to actually see it happen.
Got an Inbox from FireLotus this morning, thought to myself, this can’t be good… Correct, I’ve been banned for a week. I think it was for something I posted a week maybe two weeks ago? If not then it was something I don’t even really remember!
I have been trying to back off to some degree, while at the same time using enough style and poise to call out some of these complete and utter arse bandits. I even personally reported to Dallas and FireLotus in a private IM that one of the forum users was breaching the terms of the SotA Player Marketplace by spamming other sites with his details! Didn’t post about it, troll him on SotA about it… Just reported both to SotA and MMORPG.
Looks like good behaviour doesn’t catch the same light that bad does! So, here is the user who has been breaking the Player Marketplace rules on SotA over on MMORPG:
(same username on SotA forum)
As for my ban. Fair enough. I wish I knew exactly what my comments were though, so I could attempt to round those rough edges off a little so I don’t get banned again. I guess they don’t have the time to actually copy / paste a comment into a PM they send someone right as they ban them.
The entire fucking thread should have been locked down already with all of the jizz stains in it. Go have a look, it started off well intended but of course all of the little 14yr olds have to get involved. Tell me if this is not the most misogynistic piece of trash you’ve ever seen. Though, I’ve scanned through it after my ban and I believe they have cleaned a lot of it up. In an effort to comply with SotA and FireLotus, I haven’t been taking screenshots of the SotA forum… May need to change this.
So, I saw this clearly uninformed post over at the SotA forum just now. I guess that isn’t much of a surprise now is it.
It inspired me to create a Poll over there, on what the player base wants. Do they want what Shroud of the Avatar seems to be shaping up into, and at this point we now are getting a good idea. Or do they want Ultima Online 2.
I think I know exactly how this Poll is going to go…
Haven’t written in a while, haven’t really been inspired.
I just wanted to note however that the morons who use the MMORPG site are total asshats and the biggest set of baby QQers I’ve ever come across.
Since being banned from SotA forum from the InsaneMembrane(I’ve got about six others, go fish boys) account I’ve spent quite a bit of time in MMORPG as this persona also. It would be a full time job calling out some of the winners over there, and I can tell is a lot of upset kids from the SotA forum posting in MMORPG also.
It is hard for me to keep a steady stream of posting going on that forum because every other post I post I get banned. There are some really hardcore moderators over there sporting huge muffs, they like me even less than SotA mods I believe :P That is saying something too, I joined SotA chat because after their move to a new IRC network they didn’t carry over my ban, but was kick/banned inside of 60 seconds
Lawl, love you too Mystic. xoxo
Wow, so these foos over at Polygon have read the post I put against the SotA housing article, deemed it warn-worthy and have provided me with a warning. For more background see my article in response to the Polygon/SotA ‘interview’ here: http://insanemembrain.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/polygon-article-sota-housing/
They obviously didn’t do their homework and have no idea what they are talking about, but what can you expect from people these days in any case? I don’t have issues with the dev team, lawl. I’ve got issues with nubs who post articles about bullshit which comes from sources whom are either indifferent or just provide an opinion which doesn’t represent the rest of the SotA community. Which wasn’t even consulted or given a chance to participate by the way.
I think what pisses me off the most, I wasn’t even trolling them. Didn’t spew out a bunch of curse words either. Under their own guidelines the only thing they could have removed my post for was trolling, and that would have been a long stretch, but for some moderators as you know just having a disagreement with them equals trolling.
Now that I think about it, maybe I should get them the real information and get that post corrected. As they have stated this:
Polygon makes every effort for stories to be completely accurate upon publication. Inaccurate stories will be corrected but not removed.
Well in any case, I have re-posted and kept it a bit more generic… Lets see how they like this one:
Great article. I support SotA currently at the Citizen level KickStart pledge level and am looking forward to it.
I am wondering though about the sources of your article? I have a Dev+ Forum account, but there was no mention or discussion on this prior to release. I have also not seen Tina Swafford (aka Fireangel) or Lori Treleaven (aka Dame Lori) pop up in any of the developer profiles on the SotA form. They are also not listed as staff.
Who exactly are they, and how do they have accurate information from inside the Shroud of the Avatar team?
I have covered a little bit of the immature activities carried out by MGT470 here in an earlier post. It seems as if the members of MGT470 just don’t learn well.
Today MGT470 seem to be on the warpath against none other than best selling author Tracy Hickman, whom has agreed to write a story novel for Shroud of the Avatar. Exactly why, is anyone’s guess but apparently it is because Tracy had said some of the content would be delivered to the special backers in July.
Here are some of the quotes from MGT470 in the forum on the subject:
“I’m a bit pissed off at Tracy Hickman would be an honest statement at this point. He needs to make good on his word for SotA, because I’m a “stakeholder” in this project!”
“Remember when he said he would start delivering chapters beginning in July? We haven’t heard a single peep out of him since June…”
This one is also cute, I think someone has been watching way too much fucking Law & Order on the boob tube:
“If Tracy Hickman decides to pooh pooh his part of the bargin then SotA will not be able to deliver the book, and arguably people could demand their Kickstarter donations back since they did not receive one of their Kickstarter rewards. Portalarium could choose to sue Mr. Hickman and would win that case easily based on the video evidence alone, but still we have no book.”
…”a lawsuit for treble damages against Tracy Hickman might help generate cash for Portalarium.”
“Hopefully Mr. Hickman doesn’t think he can just skate by this book deal because he’s seriously mistaken.”
What what douche bags MGT470 are. We then had another forum user thankfully tell MGT470 what is actually happening, thank you Umbrae:
“I remember RG saying in one of the Dev chats that Tracy has submitted the first few chapters to him and that he was the hold up in getting them reviewed. So you might be blaming the wrong person. “
LOL, now that is pretty funny folks, so next is an apology from MGT470 right? FUCK THAT:
“I didn’t hear that. However i don’t feel bad about making the statement that I did. I only brought up the facts. Fact: we were told on a live feed that Tracy Hickman would start delivering chapters in July. Fact: Been no word on the progress of the book. Fact: Tracy Hickman is running his own kickstarter (which is fine but what about our game).”
“So don’t blame me for rumors getting started. Don’t blame me for being bold enough to bring it up. This community is ballanced. Asside from a few trolls I think there is a ballance of people who have ideas, people who encourage, and people who are just plain bold to say what nobody else is willing to voice.”
What the fuck are these insane kids talking about? Trolls? Yeah, sometimes I think that kid is trying to troll but he is too stupid and it comes out as verbal diarrhea. This guild is sure to have more content for us later, thanks for all the material guys!!!
Screens are here:
UPDATED – As I thought, a more Senior Moderator on the Forum must have asked Junior Moderator Mystic to roll back his jackass personal attacks on members of the SotA community. Screen shots provided below.
That is correct everyone, mere hours after I was banned we have at least one SotA moderator which has personally attacked a user in the forums.
(artist’s rendition of Junior Moderator Mystic)
In some suggestions on this thread about a few things, Mystic had these words of wisdom to say:
“I don’t even know where to start with your example. I mean, it’s so far off the planet that I’m having problems even trying to come up with anything to say …”
“…that has to be the most ridiculous suggestion I’ve ever seen.”
“Your other suggestion; a royal market that sells every item that spawns and has regulated pricing? That’s a royal failure waiting to happen.”
As I have said previously, I believe moderators have a right to their opinion, why not? However, when you are a moderator with a track record of being a giant dick, maybe you should learn to practice what you preach Junior Moderator.
Before I was banned, Junior Mystic had revoked/hidden several of my posts with far less attitude and flame in them than he has there. You’re a douche Junior Mod Mystic.
See for yourself folks, head to the SotA forum thread HERE. If Junior Mystic himself gets moderated, then I’ll post screen shots(click to zoom).