Just had a suggestion in a comment that I should knock up a forum. I’ve thought about it.
Give me some suggestions on what should be put in place if you have any! Bonus if I can attach it as a menu item here in free wordpress and is decent!
Another very well written article from SotA Sucks!
Everyone is familiar with the concept of triple-A studios. Now let me introduce to you a new kind of studio, the triple-I studio.
Triple-I stands for:
Now let’s go over why Portalarium fits this description perfectly.
Do you really think old-school game developers that suddenly resurface after years and years of obscurity have the skills to survive in the current games industry? Change is rapid in this industry, and skills not only atrophy, but also become outdated. I don’t care how many years someone has been in the industry or how many games they’ve shipped. If they’ve been away for 10+ years, either because of the pursuit of other interests or a waning career, their skills are largely irrelevant.
Richard Garriot is the prime example. He has not had a successful game since the mid 1990’s. After his second high-profile failure in a…
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Lord British has posted in a few good topics over the past 24hrs with a few decent replies. Example HERE on the status and concern about the game’s single player experience.
I hope his renewed interest is not short lived, fear not the trolls my King, they cannot touch you… 😉
I have decided to write a letter to the King, Lord British, sovereign over all Britannia. A couple of things recently have influenced me enough to try to appeal directly to Lord British himself. Those things are the plight of his people, everyone who supports Shroud of the Avatar and contributes to the Shroud of the Avatar forum, and a comment left on my site today in regards to my BAN, whom is one of those community contributors.
“Inciting and slandering”? If SotA’s disciplinary actions were made publically available, such unfounded censorship would not be tolerated by the community. By trimming their forums of awareness of Dev+ leaking, our community is deafened to the consequences of it. Unfortunately, Portalarium is brushing these issues under the rug, at the expense of all Dev+ backers, just to save face with a few high-tier leaking backers.
Junior Moderator Mystic has been taking advantage of the fact that as a junior moderator he has the ability to remove posts. He has clearly and wrongfully been removing legitimate posts of multiple users under that purview. He has been antagonising, attacking, and interfering with multiple community driven efforts and individual thoughts on a regular basis. Things are sour now, and seemingly continue to ripen. I only hope it is not too late for Portalarium to remove this individual and his efforts in interfering with the community, for I fear that Portalarium may have shown a bias towards him and are now actually unable and unwilling to remove this person from his position due to that. This was illustrated when MGT470 Guild posts where removed, by Mystic, when the MGT470 member reported illegal software activity(which I have now reported to Adobe) . Not only that, but Mystic continued his personal vendetta against this user long after the incident he reported, links for and using pirated software by some other community members, by removing his posts, no matter the subject.
In any case, here is the text of my letter which I am about to send to Lord British!
To King British, first of his name, Lord of New Britannia, Master of Virtue, and Destroyer of Evil.
I most humbly prostrate before the feet of your most excellent majesty, you’re grace’s reputation of Virtue and Honour are not in question to your must humble, faithful subject, who has so critically committed crime against your most gracious highness, I appeal directly to your grace, fearing that by any other means, my humble submission may fall on deaf ears, or worse never presented to your great office.
First, I acknowledge myself to have most unfavourably acted in the court of your excellent highness, in that I have not submitted myself, wholly, to your most Virtuous laws; for my offence therein, which I must confess was to me more than a hundredfold more grievous, to my own person, than it could have been to any other living creature.
Secondly, to open my concerns to your grace, in these things which I have before refused to harmonise with, I do not and would never beseech your grace to have pity and Compassion on my lost soul, but to appeal to your heavenly Love and divine Truth, I seek only Justice, for your entire realm, and to have the people know your highness as I truly do.
Thirdly, as I, as many know your excellent knowledge, Virtue, intelligence and wisdom, put wholeheartedly our faith in your authority, divine beyond reproach in all the land, and beg your grace to review, in only a way your most exulted rule can, the digressions in your court of your privy council, especially the name of Mystic, who subverts your Virtuous and most exalted rule, without regard for your realm of most humble and submissive subjects, and whom dares to upon his own authority, take extraordinary and dastardly measures to supress the will, no, the love of your people, of you, through their voice.
Your grace, I leave you with these final words, in which I have sought comfort and identified with for many years, in hopes that with all your teachings, you may find it of some value. Your most humble servant.
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
― Carl Sagan