My entire job is to damage the people that shouldn't be here. I'm expected to go through that. 99% of the time I have absolutely no regrets about the moderation and bans that I've handed out, or the manner that I've gone through them. It is exceedingly rare that I need to lift a ban appeal due to the process that my GM's follow and the evidence we collect. Of the 202,000-ish accounts active, we have 1493 GM reports open. Some of them duplicates or notes. That's not a bad margin.Zealote wrote: ↑Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:37 pm@Wargrim
I personally believe that you, primarily through your attitude towards and treatment of players, hold almost as much responsibility as Torque for the immense damage that's been done to RoR's community and reputation.
Your call for 'peace' comes across as completely disingenuous, as does your rapid and rather drastic change in tone and approach upon Aza's recent return.
And I'd like to point out that I never once, to my knowledge, received any warnings or sanctions on my account while active on the server; my deleting my chars and stopping playing (and once again after a brief return) was in large part due to the two of you, even though I was never negatively affected personally. It seemed quite clear to me (and I imagine to many others—it wasn't that subtle) a long time ago that staff-community relations could only deteriorate irreparably if two such arrogant, closed and inflexible individuals (at least in their roles in this project) were at the forefront.
If you don't like playing in a moderated space with active GM's, I can totally understand your position.
Since Aza came back and wanted to lift a bunch of bans over staff disrespect or general dissent, I was cool with that. We relaxed a bit after some discussions in lead, at least on the forums. I don't think things have gotten particularly better, and we've had to slap a few people since then, but it hasn't particularly gotten worse either.
The Q&A has been a big shift into "worse" territory. Now we have to deal with hilarious drama all over again, and the stamping of feet and demanding of heads, that we as a team had moved on from.