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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby homer3142 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:12 pm

Joshers wrote:I'm not saying they shouldn't intervene in some cases, not at all. I've personally put alot of players through some total bullshit in my younger days and some of my GM interactions were well deserved.

But then there's the other side of that where there was no victim, just GMs with a vendetta or bone to pick interjecting themselves into things on their own and treating everyone involved like assholes instead of paying customers.


Yeah once you design your game around requiring oversight and refereeing conflicts, it inevitably leads to stuff like this. Even the most unbiased referees make mistakes (a LOT of mistakes, see sports), but then throw in the fact that Simu GMs who have all the power are underpaid volunteers who have little to lose if they abuse that power, and are usually former players who often have their own agendas and biases.

It's just a terrible terrible design to have game mechanics allow a player to be attacked, but game policy to say that the player cannot be attacked. But it's about 15 years too late to do anything about it without a pretty massive game re-design that Simu doesn't really have the GM bandwidth for. Maybe a real Open/Closed PVP flag system will be in DR 4.0
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby Joshers on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:44 pm

If they were going to implement any sort of true safety toggle pvp on/off flag, they would be doing it with 3.0. But they're not, so the problem will never disappear. In recent history though they have been alot better, I attribute this to the newer GMs being pretty laid back as players and go into their GM position with the same laid back attitude.

Quarel is oldschool GM though, he's just a fucking dick.
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby Pureblade on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:27 pm

Joshers wrote:Pretty sure they said also people that weren't involved in the mass accusing and just confusedly asking what the hell was going on were getting charged too. That sounds like a GM that was trying to protect a player from harassment (harassment that SO MANY players go through often, why was this one special anyway?) and just firing wildly at everyone in the area regardless of their level of participation.


There's a certain level of amusement in people falsely accusing someone of being a Necromancer getting a bunch of people unfairly dragged down with them.
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby Dirtbag ver 2.0 on Thu May 16, 2013 8:45 am

ppl still play DR?
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby Zaktraw on Thu May 16, 2013 9:04 am

SEND[Urwin] Please refrain from use of that word, as it's insufferably obnoxious. Thank you.
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby ItsRagranBitches on Thu May 16, 2013 9:32 am

Dirtbag ver 2.0 wrote:ppl still play DR?

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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby Dirtbag ver 2.0 on Thu May 16, 2013 9:34 am

Zaktraw wrote:SEND[Urwin] Please refrain from use of that word, as it's insufferably obnoxious. Thank you.


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Dirtbag ver 2.0 wrote:ppl still play DR?

u fat slav


u shitbag weirdo.
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby ItsRagranBitches on Thu May 16, 2013 1:36 pm

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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby gibz on Thu May 16, 2013 7:31 pm

Let's just face it some people can afford to goto vegas and shake hands and leave a hundred spot in a gm's hand every year. Called politics. But that being said underdogs bond together. maybe people should'nt leave there healers and clerics in justice area's and should open up this map a bit.
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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby gibz on Thu May 16, 2013 7:35 pm

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Re: GM Favoritism

Postby dongfu on Sun May 26, 2013 8:55 am

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