The probably oldest 9Dragons player, or at least one of the oldest, wrote about the Floral Crown Party Quest bug. You all know how it works, and you all know that nobody will get really banned. Unless you are an enemy of Acclaim. If you are a defender of Acclaim, or are in one of Acclaim’s teams, or know a GM, you have nothing to fear.
He made the suggestion to give old players a compensation. Since there is since long time the wish on the community to give something to old players, this seems to be a very good idea. He suggest to give old players some free experience. As reasons he gave the FC PQ bug and the simple fact, that new players need less time to get a level than an old player needed for the same.
It is clear that Acclaim never will do that, so we don’t have to discuss about that. But, if you take a look, you can see that this topic was locked without any notice, neither from Historian, the master-locker himself, or a moderator, his footmen.
I am not sure if the reason was the last post of zulu918 which would cause a big debate or just because Acclaim did not liked the topic itself. Whatever it was, I will comment zulu918’s post below. But first let me write about the Original Poster.
The Original Poster, azninpo, registered and player since 2006, asked for two (2) simple things: A fair answer of a Game Master, and an added poll with the question “Do u want to Acclaim compensate old players” and the possible answers “Yes” and “No” from a moderator. Instead, this old veteran player, which already bought a lot of Acclaim Coins for sure, just got a lock, without even a notice, and disrespect from Acclaim.
The last post, from our reader zulu918, irritated me a bit. As a person, which talk about other peoples arrogance, he wrote this:
This is hilarious, you want compensation because people abuse a bug?
What’s next? We should receive +12 weapons because SOME people managed to hack +12 weapons? You can see how ridiculous this is right?
For me it seems like this person missed the point. The Original Poster gave two (2) reasons for this compensation, and not just the FC PQ bug. And even if he would just give the FC PQ bug as reason, zulu seems to miss the point, that there are not just “some” people which abuse it.
How some of you know, zulu already stated, that he will always be on Acclaim’s side. I respect this, even if I can’t understand it. But I still ask myself, can’t he get human arguments for his “quest”? His example with the +12 weapons don’t make any sence and don’t have anything to do with.
Well, first of all, we are talking here about a bug. Not about a hack. Second, if there would be a bug (since we are talking about a bug and not a hack) to get a +12 weapon without any fail, the whole situation would be different than with the experience from the FC PQ.
Some may remember, that there was a bug to refine a weapon to +10 without fail, when the max. refinement was just +9. Those which used this bug were never banned, and those which told the GMs about this bug could even keep the weapon.
To cut a long story short, this example got nothing to do with the fact that a lot players uses the FC PQ bug. Such answers are often the reason why the veteran players leave this community. They are tired of such childrish answers, from the community members and Acclaim itself, even if their posts are good and/or justified. And to lock the topic without any reason and notice, and to show such a disrespect to one of their oldest players, which still is on this game and did not left, is just bold from Acclaim.
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