Yaliskah wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:15 am
In the present case, dozen of accounts have been suspended. A dozen. All connected to a person who has committed a very serious violation of the few rules that we impose on you. Rules that in this precise case are supposed to protect you (the community) too in a certain way.
These rules are simple, clear, full of common sense, warnings about account sharing and the risks involved, which everyone respects without even making the slightest effort or even thinking about it. The field of action and the threshold of tolerance is quite wide, and more than 8000 unique players every week seem to accomodate without the slightest problem, without having the least interaction from near or far with the GM team.
But let's get back to our subject.
When someone tries to trade an account, he is banned. We do not trade the game itself for obvious reasons. In the same way, we (the team) do not sell items, preconstructed account, pay to win. It's a question of ethics. If you want to sell wallpaper, t-shirts (ask for the rights of use of the Logo is the least) or monetize your Twitch or your youtube video, this is not our problem, because it is indirectly related (exemple : i bought an account, but the character isn't like the seller said, can you make appropriate change, cause i paid for it! Are we responsible? Shall we? no.). I think everyone validates this point (except those of course who want to violate this rule)
When someone is suspended for ban evasion, consecutively ban, everyone applauds and laughs. Normal, most of the time, we do not know him. We take the IP, and we disable all the accounts. Period. We do not want to know if it's Bill's account, Dolly or Bob. Because we are not going to spend our life stirring **** and sorting. Nobody gets paid for it.
In the past, some did not fail to stage a public court to highlight what they considered to be excesses and abuses on our part. These same people who in the same movement gave us the example to follow: "I AM THE MODERATOR" that nobody has forgotten, associated with an absolute prohibition to defend ourself. A beautiful lesson in accuracy and impartiality.
I'm doing this slight digression, but it's about. On this forum, everyone is able to come and speak freely (respecting seemliness), and unless you greatly exceed the limits, this right is acquired.
This said, it is incredible that some people who accuse us to be unjust and biased, as soon as they find an interest in it -as defend a buddy- being openly biased themselves without the slightest embarrassment. Straight in their boots.
This time, "celebrities" are splashed and buddies come to the rescue. It starts from a good intention, have no doubt on it, but I think that the main interested are big enough to assert their rights and defend themselves.
The other collateral victims of this sanction, which you may not know, will not have the chance to benefit from your fraternal intervention. Take them all or none. It would have been questionnable if half of involved account only had been banned...
On a side note, many players including PtP can be annoying sometime, disagree with the team strongly, trolling even there is something about it in rules, even in the worst case, some have just the will to hurt. You know the names, and even, since years, they are still around, not banned, sometime warned or muted but still here, sharing their negative opinions, repproaches and criticism daily.
Where it becomes funny, it is when X or Y in the team is pointed as a person abusing his power to shut ppl down, with personnal purpose. Some ask us to justify ourselves, and sometime we try. I wonder why we try, as i do actually. While we were well explained that just saying "I AM THE MODERATOR" was enough.
Some have decided long time ago, we were the enemies. For those, we can't do much, except it seems being their reason to breath.