VGM[Matrix] aka chrispower gather his thoughts and speaks exclusively for this blog.
Let’s start from the beginning:
I applied for VGM, just for fun, I never thought I’d be chosen.
Yes, I lied, I am 15 years old, not 16 or more.
Then, I was chosen to be one of the new VGMs, on Asura.
In the end he was honest and tell the truth about his VGM application. I respect that. I know out there are many VGMs who lied in their application form and still do the VGM job.
When we, VGMs, were talking on MSN, we talked about who we are on our servers.First I didn’t wanted to tell them, but since almost every VGM (especially the new VGMs) told who they are, I did that too.In the 1-2 weeks, everything was perfect, I was helping the community on Asura, I was giving my best and tried to log in as much as I could. The players were happy and liked me (This was confirmed when I said goobye to the server, I received a lot of pms with best wishes and so on).Then, just a normal day, I was playing. A VGM pm’d me on MSN and gave me the link to the blog, “[VGM]Matrix aka chrisp0wer”.In this post it sounds like I shouted around who I am, a lie. I am 100% sure a VGM gave out those informations, I think it was [VGM]Enishi, a new Asura VGM, who got kicked for VGM-account sharing.So, I wasn’t kicked yet… waited till probation time was over.
A lots of things are going on on VGM team. One day you can be a VGM, the second no. One day you have what you wish for and the next one it is just a dream. I think all the VGM should learn this lesson : do what it is in your power for the community as long you still can. Inside VGMs team it is a fight for power and domination. The informations are out when this fight became personal.
Few days after the Probation was over I received the email that I will be removed from the VGM team – ok. I respect the decision, but what is written in that is not completely true.
We have recently discovered that you knowingly provided false information on your VGM application and that you have been using your VGM status for personal gain. Also, you had some issues following and/or understanding our VGM protocols while you were on Probation. Please understand that by being on probation, a VGM cannot request any extra skills and/or items, go on dungeon runs, etc.As a VGM, one’s main priority is to help the community. Please keep that in mind if you ever decide to apply once more.Thank you for your time as a VGM. We appreciate it very much and hope that you do not have any harsh feelings. Good luck !
– [VGM]Bella; Head VGM.
VGM[Matrix] doubts :
I asked my ex-VGM teamleader, VGM Olix, who could not answer the things which were written in the e-mail.1 Point is I got kicked because I had 2 smashes added to my VGM char. A GM added them. I mean, if it wouldn’t have been allowed why the GM added them then? strange…(I don’t get it anyway why it’s not allowed to have 2 smashes in probation time >_> ).
My first question : why VGM[Bella] announce VGM[Matrix] that he is out of VGM team? She has enough power as a GM to check what VGM[Matrix] did? I think only a GM can do it or am I wrong? GMs are the ones who should check up what VGMs are doing and give warnings. If you give so much power to the VGM team leader, the rest of the VGMs are on Bella hand. She can do what she want without the others, can even kick who she don’t like or keep the persons who she like, for example VGM[Serena] aka ocelot130. VGM[Serana] threaten VGM[Zion] over VGM[Bella].
The story goes on…
What many dont know, in the last few weeks 5 (!) GMs left, 2 came back.
Head VGM left, VGM Zion left …. who else will? 9D Lead aka DragonHead?
About the BK removal, my BK was removed once before I even applied for VGM.
About TGW, the players (including me) knew that TGW will be spawned in clan base in 1 hour. I was just waiting in Tianjin. TGW wasnt a “gift” for me.
Why GMs leaving Acclaim? Because the things are not going on the right direction. Maybe they also had enough. I know they can’t speak about what is going on, but many doubts raise with VGM[Matrix] words.I asked a few questions VGM[Matrix]. I will post the important ones :
Any idea why VGM Iron left?He said something like: Acclaim makes 1 step forward and 3 steps backward. There was no point to stay.
Why was Bella choose and no other ? Because of her merits ? To be honest, I don’t know much about Bella and neither talked with her. I just heard once that she was a VGM and her name was changed… Maybe that’s the reason why she was chosen, cause she is pretty old VGM, her old VGM and the new.
How was your relations with the moderators? Not good, only drakenfyre added me to MSN, and we never talked. Never really liked the mods, especially not draken.
Moderators have VGMs characters ? I know some have. I believe drakenfyre has/had a VGM char, I think [VGM]Nyxa. furthermore I saw margman2k3 applying, but idk if he was chosen.
What can you do as VGM ?Not much… talking to GM. In-game u have just 2 special skills: one stuns the person for 10 secs and the other one makes the person die.Everytime you logged in you have to write into a sheet, how long you were online and what you were doing.
What was your hardest task ? To stay cool and not to say “shut up” or something. It is hard when you got 20 pms, 10 with flames against acclaim and other 10 with “help plizzz 😦 / can u giv gold plizzz?”.That sounds easy, but it isn’t.
As VGMs did you ever speak with Historian ? Propose something to him? No, I didn’t had any contact with him.
How was your relation with VGM[Olix]? Well Olix was a nice guy, he helped me from beginning in every situation. He gave answers to all my Questions, and he is a cool guy. I had fun with him ingame.
You think Acid aka DragonHead will leave Acclaim? Yes I think so. In my oppinion, he is doing a good job but he has to do lots of things. 5 GMs left in the last weeks, 2 came back. 3 GMs lost, thats a lot. I am sure that is the reason why support is only avaliable for coin buyers now, cause it would be just too much work for him and the other few GMs. I respect this decision.
What GM helped you the most? That was definetly Kane aka _Ravenclaw_. I reported spammers, macroers etc. to him. He is really cool, makes lots of jokes.
What you have to say to the people who apply for VGM position ? Well I would like to tell them, that being a VGM is not as special as you maybe think. It isn’t that easy. A example, you have never played a Black character, and someone asks you about Heavenly Demon Road to the Dragon Quest. You have no idea and you have to check forum etc. Takes a lot of time.Being a VGM is hard, and not much fun. You get bored after some days or even hours. Moving spammers around is just something useless, cause they make new accounts immidiately.
So, in my oppinion, don’t apply for VGM, you will get disappointed.Many players think VGMs are able to spawn mobs, ban someone etc. But there is no difference. Just an account which is Dissolved Body 1 with 400 base attributes.
What are the conclusions?Acid is thinking to leave Acclaim because he works too much and have lots of things on his head.drakenfyre75 is not loved, she adds new VGMs on MSN just to have them under observation.Maybe some day will will be useful. VGM[Zion], VGM[Iron] left because Acclaim is going back in steps, Historian never speaks with VGMs to understand what are the problems but counts the inches of forum signatures and to be a VGM ‘sucks’. Why the players still apply ? It is a mystery ? No.