UPDATE: The thread in question was deleted. You may find it in the Shroud Unlimited Vault.
The figurehead leader of the BMC today exposed in a thread on the SotA forum that he and many others do deserve the preferential treatment they get form the Portalarium and the Shroud of the Avatar developers. He also named names:
“I’m going to add one more thing… And this is directed to those that think the BMC, or Pax, or DoD, or OOV, or Weeping Seven, or @Themo Lock, or @Winfield, or @Lord Andernut, or @NBNN News, @Blake Blackstone, or @Amber Raine, or any other individual or group is given special treatment above the other by the DEVS…
You want to know why the DEVS show that appreciation? Because those names above and many many others, understand the significance of our investments, and understand the responsibility that was taken to ourselves arialone and develop this game. We endorse the idea that I’ve explained in the quote, and even though we have our differences, the main goal should never be lost… The success of the platform that we are helping to build.
I hope everyone that reads this, realizes their importance and their responsibility to what is actually going on here… And that we all line ourselves up into an equal yoke, and with the force of 1000 winds, show the corporate world, that WE, the backers, the investors, the custodians, the benefactors, the players, WILL NOT go quietly into the night. We have a voice, we have a will, we have the means, and we can achieve something that the corporations cant… Our world…”
– Duke Ezekiel Cooper
There are many contradictions in this post, even in individual paragraphs, so, good luck trying to actually figure out what he was trying to say but I think it goes like this:
By the way, to all you plebs out there that we whales push around and are bitching about us having too much influence; WE, the Whales, are the ones who get it, you simply do not. WE Whales put in a shit ton of cash son, and they love us for it, and because they love us for it we will ensure we will get exactly what we want.
So fear not lowly non-whale plebs.
*waves hand like jedi*
We’re allllll equal. We alllll stand together. The Devs cannnnnnnnn hear you.
It wasn’t long ago on the 3rd of August this year of 2015 that I wrote an article which roughly outlines details on what the Shroud of the Avatar developers could be doing behind our backs based on information collected.
This very day information presents itself to further shine light onto the continuous and inglorious practices of Portalarium along those very same lines. Pay special attention to this article, especially if you were interested in the permanent ban of Shroud of the Avatar player Caliya based on her accused infraction of sharing some of the Dev Standup(which is now public) information.
I usually don’t write twice in one day because I’m a lazy prick, but this is noteworthy more so after the previous article references the same one this does and kind of proposes that high level backers have circumvented we lowly plebs. Well folks, the Dukes are loose and here is what took place.
Lets step back to October 2015 for a nice little event in Austin, it seems like a few things may have converged at once here. The BMC guild flanked by the NBNN was in town and got to have a nice little tour of the Portalarium offices. The Duke+ tier members were treated to special unreleased content viewings also! Very cool right, only one issue, BMC’s non-Duke+ members were also given access to that very same information.
Everyone! Look under your chairs! I have a special gift for you! You are a duke! You’re a duke! You’re a duke too! You are all dukes!
Wow, professional, you can totally un-ban Caliya now!
That isn’t quite all either as a slew of SotA medals where handed out to BMC, and to top it off everyone at BMC was treated by Richard Garriott, thus Portalarium, to a haunted house visitation at $60 bucks a pop.
What has BMC done though? NBNN gets some obviously very good guests to interview, but since it is basically like Portalarium jerking themselves off with NBNN it doesn’t really count now does it? Have a look at everything Blake Blackstone did with the Tantalus Consortium, The Weeping Seven, Blackstone Bluff, and the SotA community and then what they have received as a result. Now take a look at everything above BMC gets in a single sitting.
Go on, tell me you can’t see something wrong with that picture. You’d be a liar if you did, but that is of course your choice.