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    surBear got a reaction from ShadoPandauin in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
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    surBear got a reaction from Lastgirl in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
  3. Like
    surBear got a reaction from Horrorshow in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
  4. Like
    surBear got a reaction from seventhbeacon in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
  5. Like
    surBear got a reaction from Synast in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
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    surBear got a reaction from inflames21 in i like this look for a character race ;)   
    Well hell. I was going to post a picture of the aracoix race from SB but it wont let me.  They are a race with wings and a bird head but body of a man.  And yes, they are a lot of fun.
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    surBear got a reaction from ozzie mozzie in Everyone Here Should Be Playing Shadowbane   
    oh I did. It just shows that he is 10 times the man that you will ever be.
  8. Like
    surBear got a reaction from chancellor in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
  9. Like
    surBear got a reaction from mal in Everyone Here Should Be Playing Shadowbane   
    oh I did. It just shows that he is 10 times the man that you will ever be.
  10. Like
    surBear got a reaction from Kell in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
  11. Like
    surBear reacted to primal in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    I have no idea what really happened, only ACE knows what brought about their decision but I just want to say one thing...

    When you have a volunteer mod force, they're gamers just like us. A large portion of this community are old SB players, and with that comes the politics that have been brought over for decades. You shouldn't have to put on your serious hat 24/7 and keep yourself from engaging in the type of community that brought you here in the first place. Gonzo was the most engaging mod between the community and acted like a liaison between us small pleblings and the greater gods (devs), and even though his methods might of seemed unconventional to most for being a mod...if there was ever anything slightly over the border he followed it up with the proper way to contact ACE.

    If he lost his status because a group had a grudge against him and reported his forumfall politicking i feel like this was done in bad taste. This is going to be a thin line to walk on when the game and real forum banter starts up, and this was definitely a precedence. Regardless, I feel like we lost a great mod...and if he doesn't participate in the forums anymore...a great member of the community.



    (This isn't a hate message or like I've lost complete faith in the community and/or ACE at all)


     
  12. Like
    surBear got a reaction from freeze in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
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    surBear reacted to Tyrant in nAme ChanGe   
    The name case issue is in the queue to be fixed.  Soon.  
  14. Like
    surBear got a reaction from ozzie mozzie in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Damn.  Ok, here goes.
     
    I am a very laid back kind of guy.  I have owned my own business with many employees. I have been a gl, ic and many other positions in games.  I have admin'd forums, been a mod on several forums and a member of many many more.  In the forum I admin'd, I was given the nickname WoM, for Wise ole Man.
     
    99.9% of the time, I post only when I think of something funny to say.  Even when I make a serious post, I put a twist of humor in it.
     
    The recent events concerning Doc has raised my ire.  Injustice, unfairness, little green plastic soldiers tactics or attacks on free speech always makes me draw my sword.
     
    In this case, we have MaT who is notorious for baiting, exaggerating and doing anything he can to start a fight.  Not anything anyone from SB is unfamiliar with.  Doesnt even bother us.  If he didnt act like an asshat we would think that someone stole his name.
     
    We also have Doomgrin.  Someone who claims to have stolen someone elses name. Someone who has no history on these forums, but yet has managed to bring down a community icon.
     
    And there is left....poor Doc.  Fair, witty, wise, humorous....etc..etc..ad nauseum.
     
     
    Had I been modding that thread, I would have locked it.  Sent a pm to MaT to cool it down a notch.  Ignored the email from Doomgrin.  Sent a pm to Doc congratulating him on his ability to keep his cool.
     
    No, I am not a personal friend of Doc.  I have been reading his posts for over a decade.  As far as in game, QFT did destroy one of my cities once. (then they gave it back)  But that is all the contact I have had.
     
    This whole situation troubles me deeply.  Because Doc lost his Modship?  No, he will get over it.  What bothers me is the circumstances leading up to it.  It reeks. It reeks of unfairness.  It reeks of possible future nightmares. It reeks of a loss of confidence in our devs.  If they take the easy way out in this situation instead of researching the history of the participants, what is to protect us once the game is open?  Will my guild be banned because some whiny ass got his feeling of self righteousness bruised?  Will the ability to hit the report button or send an email count more ingame than the ability to control your character?  
     
    This is a war game.  War is a form of politics.  Politics from previous games WILL carry over into this game.  MaTs posts in that thread are almost word for word the same posts he was making 10 years ago.  I was laughing while reading that thread.   It was like being on a pg rated Ubi thread. And they were rehashing the same old poorly made socks that has been rehashed ten thousand times.  And ten thousand and one times and it still boils down to he said, she said.
     
    tl:dr(dont really know what this means)
     
    Actions were taken on this situation that forebode dire future possibilities.  Those actions were wrong, in more ways than one. I fear this game may not become what I thought it could be.  Sorry, JTodd. I love you man, but this is a serious situation.
     
     
     
    ps.  If this rambles some, My apologies, I like my late night brandy.
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    surBear got a reaction from Lastgirl in Everyone Here Should Be Playing Shadowbane   
    You said bear. 
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    surBear reacted to Angelmar in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    I admittedly couldn't make it through 30 pages of this drama, but I find it amusing that ACE has learned little from community management in EVE, Shadowbane, or Darkfall.  The Don't Comment on it and it will go Away! approach to dealing with a scandal/drama is very dated and doesn't really generate trust between the community and the Devs.
     
    The bloodstone investor angle to this, if true, is also highly amusing.  No idea if true or if it played into this situation; looks like Doc just got trolled.
     
    Money talks, though.  You don't always want to see how the sausage is made.
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    surBear reacted to checkyotrack in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Also, forumbaning Mr. Coleman in protest of this dastardly act.
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    surBear reacted to primal in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    This. This is seriously the perfect post to end this on (this isn't the end). What I bolded though needs to be put in perspective, because GW said a ban on the forums is a ban in game. This stifles any sort of politics or poorly made socks talking in a hardcore pvp game they're trying to represent building. They've even posted about the memories you make in games like these last a life time, and you know what 90% of that isn't the actual pvp it's the situation you created around it from the emergent gameplay you brought. Now I wonder if this will ever reach that level, because it's shifting to where players will be too scared of being banned for forumfalling or in-game rivalries. If I piss someone off, I fully expect to be reported to hell now with my account in the balance knowing how rash decisions can be made.
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    surBear reacted to seventhbeacon in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    You're confusing respect for friendship, but it's not like you're able to see the same thing those of us who have been here see, so I don't blame you for your lack of perspective, but it is just that. This community was built on blood, sweat and hogwash and struck a great balance, one that is apparently threatened every time there's a new influx of carebears who take offense at the slightest thing and use the report button for minor nonsense.
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    surBear reacted to oridi in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    I agree that the parts don't add up to a whole. 
     
    Such a wide range of people impacted by the loss of the one mod that was actually a routine presence on the boards. Even more are affected by the loss of a key member of the community. 
     
    Usually when someone is demoted from mod it's because they've clearly been consistently stupid. I joke about Xcom but he really did go nuts as a mod and he's the only person I've ever reported. 3 times.  He still impacts the boards (no like posts on the guild forums to this day cause Xcom got peeved at SB7). 
     
    But the lesson I learned here was not to refrain from flaming or to keep a closer eye on the CoC.  I learned that it does not matter how much a part of this community anyone is or how much they've added, some poorly made socks of a player can come along and bait them into getting tossed.  And that player can keep on being a part of the boards no matter how much they continue to tr oll their post count up.
     
    The lack of awareness of the community as a whole is what bugs me the most.  We have fought hard amongst ourselves to find a reasonable balance here tween the various playstyles.  It's a fragile balance. I've worked hard at keeping my skin thick and my posts as constructive as possible (ok so they're odd and goofy but they're nutrient dense!).  It's a walking on eggshells feeling now on these boards as I only say part of what I want to say to avoid the banhammer.   Never thought about getting banned before tttt. Times have changed.
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    surBear reacted to primal in RIP Doc Gonzo   
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    surBear reacted to mandalore in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    Yea up until this I never doubted the company but now I am wondering if I should ask for my money back and tell my 15-20 friends to do the same.  I can't trust them to dev a game if they can't even understand the people who will be playing it. 
     
    I'd like to see where this goes before I make my decision though, it is poorly made socksty to see a developer kneel to the whiny minority and the rest of us just sit back and wonder what in the custard custard just happened.
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    surBear reacted to ozzie mozzie in RIP Doc Gonzo   
    He just got got. We all know him now and I doubt the cur will be back.
    He has extended the wrath of many people here.
     
    Now as far as Doc is concerned ... I doubt he will be back too, sadly.
    Although he has left with dignity, I can't help but feel he is bitter. I don't blame him.
    The way this whole thing has been handled, leaves me feeling highly suspicious of where this ACE game intends on going. 
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    surBear got a reaction from Lykurgus in Everyone Here Should Be Playing Shadowbane   
    MaT talks a lot, dont say much though.
     
    Doomgrim, speak not of things you know not of.  This is a pvp game. As such, there will be forumbane.  We play pvp for fun, we forumbane for fun.  Should a moderator not be allowed to have fun?  
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    surBear got a reaction from M0rdred in Everyone Here Should Be Playing Shadowbane   
    In that case, douse yourself in gas and light a match.  YOU have done more damage to this community and hence, the future game, than anything that went on in this thread.  
    And at the time that you did it, you only had 50 posts, so I am sure that you had no idea of what was or what was not detrimental to the company.  I think over inflated ego had more to do with this than any high moral standards you think you have.
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