Osheara wrote:To say that the game is floundering and essentially dying because the 'staff don't fix it' is rediculous. How about half of you 'old school' players who take the time to bitch and complain on the boards start listing off what you have done the past several years to help encourage the community! I mean...really.
You say 'oh, we told the staff to do this', but what have YOU done? I see 2-3 leaders pushing to do consistant zones, a handful of people (as much as I disagree with the process) trying to do RP. one or two people trying to help the few lowbies that play.
You're preaching this to people that spent the better part of a decade pointing out obvious flaws in gameplay for the BENEFIT of all who play. Ragorn, Corth, Dartan, Gormal and plenty of other have made suggestions and put in time and energy and been rewarded with... a dead game.
Osheara wrote:As much as we sit there and go 'I don't have time', it's not a matter of not having time, it's a matter of caring enough to make time. A few people on these boards obviously don't care all that much or they might make the effort in game instead of sitting on their high horses outside of the game and complaining about the few who are still at least trying.
Gormal...it's nice that you are back and all. Again. It's great that you are going to offer up your time to try and do things in the game. Again. But do you really think that actively attacking Shev's position in the staff and his work is going to do anything to help the community?
You're again, calling out someone(again!) who has spent literally a decade playing this game, supporting those in charge(with a few exceptions), and making the game RUN. An active member of the community who(for better or worse) has ignited passion in other members of the community to increase their own role within the community.
I mean really, how much time invested and effort wasted are you looking to see before you start asking questions yourself of the staff? Never? You fight for something you believe in, as do the rest of us... Those of us still lurking in the dark loved or still love this game for what it has been and for what it could be. You can choose to ignore that fact and call this an "attack", but really it's a wake-up call(one that has been ringing for the better half of a decade now).
Osheara wrote:I've always said that the boards are a reflection of the people who play, even if it is not the voice of many, and posts like this will ONLY serve to turn more people away. Is that what you people truely want? because that is what you are driving at with every post, every insult, every bickering remark that you make to drive the staff and players apart from each other.
We're long past the days where random people might drop by the BBS and see the flame-ridden posting of Corth, Sarvis and Teflor arguing political semantics. No random people are stopping by. The staff has done more damage by their actions(and through their inaction) than the players could ever have done. Politicians get roasted for operating a campaign upon a platform and then jumping off the platform as soon as their hand hits the bible. Why shouldn't we do the same for anyone that promises and promises and promises and never delivers?
Osheara wrote:If you feel there are problems, organize something to adress them if you think that just 'posting' is going unheard. If you think everyone feels the same way, ask them. If you want to be 'involved' then for the love of god, get involved and stop sitting on the sidelines where it's safe.
And for the love of the game, for those coming back you can't just assume that you will get the results you want right away. The game does not revolve around your time limits.
Ragorn wrote perhaps the best introduction guide to the game that will ever be written. It was without a doubt the most brutal waste of someone's effort to completely ignore it.
Gormal has spurred RP on numerous occasions, been active in the high-end of the game AS WELL AS taking charge in welcoming new players here. His reward? Not even an answer when he asks a question.
There is a litany of other players and deeds I could list that have gone by the wayside in the pursuit of someone's "ideal".
Osheara wrote:But really, I guess I'm just repeating the unsung choir. Again. I'm sure you all will find some way to insult me and tell me I'm wrong, (because no one can stand up to all of your 'greatnesses'). Just keep up with the snide remarks and bickering. Eventually you will get them to break just like you want.
This isn't about breaking anyone, it's about answers to simple questions. If I'm in the employ of someone and he chooses to take a leave of absence without my knowledge or anyone else's in the company and chooses to disregard the company from that point on, would we not have the right to ask where that person had gone, why they were gone or what should be done in the future?
You see vitriol and sarcasm, venom and veiled deceit. You want to see these things. I see tired players, who've battled this far by tooth and nail, who want to see that they didn't waste their lives fighting for someone to throw it all away.
The beauty is, neither of us is truly wrong or right at the end of the day as long as the silence continues.