Return of the titans

“The answer is: we can, under the guidance of a true leader “.Barack Obama

FallOfTitansVanHaarlemAs expected, the feedback to the return of some veterans in 9Dragons was one up!  The state of spirit was as one of my good friend describe it :

“We got tired. We become mockery because of a group of incompetents, who do not know anything but their own interests. Some do not know what community is and use it for them only when Acclaim give any function or something for free. We become the  laugh of the entire community. All is crazy, everyone is suspicious, speak with silence and in groups, not to appear ‘in front of the players’. A general hysteria. These guys have nothing in common with forum or game, but only with influence.”

In fact, ‘the titans’ return not because the game or forum were doing well and all was rising to a new level , but because all went from bad to worst. The community since 2008 started to show signs of a ‘rebellion’. The lack of new ideas, projects, events, game content put the community on a war position. drakenfyre75 and her team manage to start the war on forum by locking or deleting the main issues of players or harassing the players and the main community voices. Many new people disappear without a trace.On VGM team, the situation was the same as in forum : farming gold with VGM characters, killing players with no reasons, dc-ing players, spread false rumors ( remember… the VGM who said Acclaim will close 9D ), making false reports for banning enemies, lacking in giving players answers.

Return of Hermit, warda, Phew, 9D Tears, amresh totally or partially in cycles started. Why they left in first place would be a good question…

So, “run , the new movement is coming”. Well, all this movement shows this :  9D is sick and needs help, needs treatment, it needs all the good players and veterans whose contributions  may escape 9D from falling apart…if it is not too late.

The ‘official team’ didn’t perform and this is a fact. How to perform when is form by ‘dancers’,’ top models’, ‘unlettered’, liars, arrogants, intolerants, ‘puppets’, ‘parrots’ that change the ‘switch’ (opinion) from one night to another? The poor ‘government’ of 9D failed and  gave 9D  only circus and circus in a period of deep economic crisis in real life.

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21 responses to “Return of the titans

  1. When TheHermit returned, I put all my hope on him. The really last hope I have for this game. Every realist can see the situation of Acclaim’s 9Dragons and knows, this will not run long time like that.

    I still knew how TheHermit was, back to ’06 and ’07. He had passion for this game. He as story writer really liked to play his role. He always communicated with the community. He told everything, even if it was something little.

    Now, when I see how he write sometimes, I don’t know if he really will help this game. He does not communicate like in the past, he don’t answer anymore like he did, and it seems he beginns to act like BluFlash and his moderators, something like:
    “We make an event. We don’t mind if you don’t like it and we will delete all complaining threads.”

    Look at the last Event published by TheHermit. He say exactly that, in different words:

    http://phpbb.acclaim.com/9dragons/viewtopic.php?t=115019
    Quote by 9D Hermit: “PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK! Any flame or Grief shall be wiped from the board at the discretion of the Moderators
    without warning or recourse.”

    In my opinion, Acclaim as publisher should listen to criticism. So they could do it better next time.
    However, this is a +13 game. There will be always complains without reason. If they can’t handle that, then they should give the game to another publisher who can, or make their version to +18 or whatever.

    • I think the writer role in a game is the organization of thoughts and ideas, identifying key messages and communicate them to players.He should give players hope with words.

  2. I notice too the change of Hermit. I have some questions in mind for Acclaim :
    What do we want to achieve with this returning, why, and how will we know that the purpose has been achieved?
    Who is affected by this, and how will they react to it?

    No bloody chance mate, if you think that you will not allow to talk about the idea. Vagabond Legend The Hermit belives he is perfect and don’t need any suggestions or critics. A writer should be open to new ideas and what players wants to communicate with him even those are not nice things.

    Sed said something : <> and I agree it.

    • The Hermit achievement should be to establish a good communication with players and try give some hope to the players.

  3. quote : “9D is sick and needs help, needs treatment, it needs all the good players and veterans whose contributions may escape 9D from falling apart…if it is not too late.”

  4. I have had a private dialogue with him and he told me he does the work for no pay at all. 😛 He also told me i should stop with the DONT BUY COINS PROTEST, as if the company will go bankrupt, then people will loose their jobs and the free players won’t be able enjoy this game anymore. :))) LMAO

    Besides this mushy attempt of his, he agreed there are lots of problems with the game (as i have pointed them to him) in regards to pvp balance, bugs, mod attitudes, lack of communication from Acclaim and so on. He said he is trying to fix things but i told to him that after such a long time, we need facts not words! I want to see how this will turn up, but believe me, my money is not on Acclame 😛

    • In the end it is about management. Protest is a free form of expressing your thoughts. It is good if The Hermit will try change something in the game and forum.

  5. generalul :
    I have had a private dialogue with him and he told me he does the work for no pay at all. He also told me i should stop with the DONT BUY COINS PROTEST, as if the company will go bankrupt, then people will loose their jobs and the free players won’t be able enjoy this game anymore. )) LMAO
    Besides this mushy attempt of his, he agreed there are lots of problems with the game (as i have pointed them to him) in regards to pvp balance, bugs, mod attitudes, lack of communication from Acclaim and so on. He said he is trying to fix things but i told to him that after such a long time, we need facts not words! I want to see how this will turn up, but believe me, my money is not on Acclame

    Wow. Somehow it is good to know that he try.

  6. I think in a way they have the power to change things. They are the people who contribute in communications matter. They are day by day near Acclaim, they should talk to them and try point out the community needs, the flaws. Think yourself like an intermediary and an adviser.

    I wish you good luck in change the old ways.

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