“Est modus in rebus” is Latin and means “There is a measure in all things”.
Yesterday, during the 5x experience event on Bardo, our new Game Manager and Game Master Fugen met his angry players. It started with buffs. When the GMs buff the whole server, those who change maps or got a bad lag (not rare on Bardo) don’t get any buff. So, many started to cry about a rebuff. Fugen’s answer:
Acclaim don’t have many servers. In fact, 9Dragons is the first MMO for many people, which got just a few servers. Ergo, on events the servers are crowded. Too many players, too few mobs. So the people cried (what a surprise) for more mobs. Fugen’s answer:
Then, Fugen made a big publicity for Acclaim’s 9Dragons Twitter Channel. The answer of their players:
Of course Twitter is retarded, especially if it is a Twitter channel of Acclaim’s 9Dragons. The Game Manager itself got the time to make publicity for Twitter, but not to work on a better game. “Tibet map is on the way“, they say, but seems like a snail (animal) is bringing it to Acclaim from Korea. No wonder, if the Game Masters and the Game Manager aren’t working on it. That’s also the reason why the Tibet map is already almost 3 months too late.
However; Fugen seems to get pissed off by his players, which complain with a good reason.
“You guys complain when we’re late“
I can see it coming: No long time, and Fugen will be such an arrogant Game Manager like BluFlash and TheHistorian.
Some people would say now “Don’t say “You guys complain when we’re late”, say “Thank you for helping Acclaim with buying coins, and we’re sorry to be late”, you stupid piece of shit!” But I don’t say that. I just say “Try to say it different.” 😆
However; the GMs buffed the white and black clans with True General Wei buffs. But what about Vagabonds? Well, meanwhile there is a big amount of vagabond players, which pay a lot of money on this game. But still Vagabonds seems to be the shit for Acclaim.
After this line, which Fugen read for sure, he still felt like not buffing the clanless players, even if a high amount of so-called “GMs” and “VGMs” call themselfes “Vagabond”, even if they never played a vagabond character and don’t know how hard this path is. All just bigmouthed persons, everyone just a wannabe.
Then, Fugen spawned some True General Wei bosses. Of course, just nukers get the Killer Epithet, and many True Warriors, True Healers and True Hybrids started to complain (no point anyway for a True Vagabond to complain about True General Wei…). So Fugen wanted to give to non-nukers also some True General Wei bosses…
Bad idea, on a game where almost everyone plays an overpowered nuker. And there were still some problems with the server, like lags, disconnects, error codes, etc. Ergo, more complains:
And of course, the nukers showed Fugen, who’s the boss on 9Dragons: The overpowered nukers, and not the Game Masters, neither the Game Manager:
Ok, I will explain this situation…
After… don’t know, 2 or 3 years, of an overpowered role (called “nuker”), if you want to change something, a big chaos will start.
The overpowered role “Chi Kung Artist” is a normal thing for the most players meanwhile (excepting for the veterans, if there are still some unbanned ones which still play 9Dragons). It’s like the thing with the buffs on the events: Especially for the newbies, the buffs became something normal which HAVE to happen. It’s not a gift anymore, it’s a standard.
I can tell you already, if there will really be one day a “pvp balance” with the Tibet map, Acclaim will have a big chaos. Remember last time, when the pvp was balanced again, all nukers cried. What happened? Acclaim fixed it already after 1 day.
Of course the Acclaim staff will say now, then and always “They are never happy, they always complain“. But they forget that it’s their own fault. If they need so long time to fix a simple pvp balance, which other 9Dragons versions fixed already since long time, then such a “bug” become to something normal, to a standard.
Apropos “bug”… According to Acclaim’s rules, it is forbidden to use any bugs. But the nuker role is bugged, overpowered. According to Acclaim’s rules, all nukers would need to be banned, because they play an offered role. But of course Acclaim can’t do that, it’s their own fault, and to ban so many people is not possible for Acclaim: they would lose too much money.
I think, Electra- is right. Let’s think back… the old veteran GM Fugen aka Mugen, which was already a GM on the year 2006, but which left then (whyever), had the offer to become the new Game Manager. He knew, many players are angry about Acclaim, in many ways. Now, there are 2 possibilities: Either you try to be so nice as possible to your players, or you start the thing with arrogance, to show the people “Don’t fuck with me, or I will ban you”.
I don’t need to tell you, which possibility Fugen choosed. You can see it by yourself.
What started as “Cool new Game Manager” is now hated. The people want him to go away again:
Here he comes again, the most popular GM of the players, Ravenclaw. Why? I can tell you why. Ravenclaw try to help. He is rarely arrogant (at least not to the whole server) and he try to talk, and not to order people, which pay money.
Many of you readers asked already “Why does the Project AI Blog write good things about Ravenclaw? Are they friends?” My answer: No. We talked already some times with him, and I, for my part, had already very hard discussions with him. I don’t think, Ravenclaw met already such a person which gave him such hard words like I did. He even told me once, there was never a person which talked like that to him. But still, I write also some good things (also some bad ones) about him, in this blog. Why? Because he does a good work, sometimes. If other GMs, VGMs or moderators of the 9Dragons staff want to have a nice artice, here in the Project AI Blog, then they just have to act correct and to do a good work (means: a correct work to their players). It’s just that easy.
Some would agree with these lines, but I don’t think that’s the truth. Ravenclaw wrote already a few times on some roars, that he want pvp balance for the overpowered nukers, and that this “balance” is on the way.
“Only thing I hate about Fugen…” Remember this line of Kalzion. This will be ironic for the 2nd part of this article.
“And the fact he don’t warn you before using it” I remember Fugen yesterday saying, he will warn every nuker which uses a nukerspot. And if this person doesn’t move, he would use this venom skill. Now Fugen doesn’t hold his own word?
Then, a big swearing war against Fugen started in Hefei, just because of the True General Wei boss. We will write about this on the 2nd part of this article.
Fugen could not stand anymore those hard words, it seems. He called the players most popular GM and left. Ravenclaw came online:
Ravenclaw could indeed calm the players down, even if he didn’t know exactly what happened. And that‘s why he’s the most popular GM for the most players: He try to help if he can, he listen if he can, he work hard, and he act very rarely unfair.
But the story of [GM]Fugen and his angry players isn’t over yet. Stay tuned for the 2nd part of this article.
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond