Everything started with a yellow card from Acclaim’s forum moderator drakenfyre75. The guy, which called herself “b!tch“. A guy recived a yellow card on the forum, just for using the word “lmao”. Check this here:
Now, the first question which comes into my mind is the following: A yellow card for “lmao”? This is a virtual game. This is “internet slang”. Words like “lmao”, “rofl”, “omg”, “wtf”, “lol” and so on are more than normal on MMORPGs. It’s a standard. And people, which use those words, get yellow cards for this?
The second question which comes into my mind is: Why do they give yellow cards (it’s the same like a warning) to players, just for using the internet slang? Is the Acclaim Staff not hated enough?
And the third question is: Why does not everyone get this? Some posts below, someone uses the word “lol”. I can’t get anything… This must be probably the so-called “Stupidity-Logic”.
After seeing this retarded warning, my brother answered with his forum account on it. And yes, even I have to admit, it was a bit hard. The post was deleted already, but the answer was approx. like that:
Hey b!tch, what’s going on? Do you got your days or what?
By the way, where is YOUR yellow card for the word back then?
Just morons on the mods staff or what?!
After that, he recived of course a yellow card, and as PM the information about that. But he PM’ed drakenfyre back, and kept calling her “b!tch”. So he get a second card… The same again, and the third card, banned. He relogged on another account, PM’ed drakenfyre back, that she is still a “b!tch”, that it is her own fault because she called herself like that, and many other hard words, as end of his attacking. But then, the little girly called her daddy, and my brother had a boss fight against [GM]Fugen.
Sadly I can’t quote the real lines Fugen used, because the account is banned on the forum. But on his first PM, Fugen wrote something like “If you keep harassing the mod and VGM staff, I will ban all your accounts ingame…“, also “…and before you answer on this PM, better think careful about what you write.“
This was totally a threat from Fugen. I remember my first PMs with Fugen on Facebook, where I said nicely to him the following:
(…) Take my help or let it be, it’s your decision. Whatever your decision will be, I will not take you as enemy. But if you treat your players and customers, those who pay money and keep 9Dragons alive, without the necessary respect, I will start to publish facts about you too. Please, don’t take that as a threat, but take it as an advice. (…)
How I wrote, that was a nice advice, not a threat. I informed him, and not threated. But he, even with my last line, taked it wrong:
(…) While I can’t stop you from writing about me or making my information public, veiled threats to publish my personal information if you don’t like what I’m doing don’t sit well with me. (…)
(…) I don’t know you personally, but that’s your introduction and the first impression you made on me. (…)
After such lines, I expected at least, that Fugen would wait till to the second PM, until he starts to threating his players. I could not believe that he just threated my brother. And this made me wonder…
There are 3 people with some connection to 9Dragons from my IP on. 2 are (still) playing it, and one (my brother) quitted it since long time. I’m sure, that was what Acclaim wanted, but how does Fugen want to ban the right account? If he bans the wrong account from the game, he can get a lot of trouble with the law.
First, I let my brother do his things. Even if I didn’t liked what kind of words he used (from the beginning on), had to admit with him with 1 thing: It’s their own fault, if they make their players angry. But when I saw that it was going too far, I stopped him.
Today, I wrote Fugen a PM on facebook. The most important lines of it:
Actually, I wanted to try it on a new way, with the new Game Manager. I wanted to try to see the good things you are doing, even if they aren’t that many. I even thought about to quit the fight against Acclaim (you know, I’m getting tired of the whole ignorance of acclaim…). But now I see again such unfairness.
The problem I see is not that you banned my brother from the forums. The problem is, that it is a temporary ban, even if he called drakenfyre many times “bitch” (what she called herself, by the way), but I got a permanent ban for using the word “fuck”. Actually it was just “fu*k”, not even wrote out. And I didn’t used it really, I just told about someone who used it. Here’s the link:
So tell me, Josh, what should I do now? Should I start to hunt you? Should I post about every single failure you do? Should I post all your informations I got and I can get? Or do we find a peacefully compromise?
And now, make an educated guess… He didn’t even answered me. I don’t got a problem with the fact that he didn’t answered me. But I got a problem with the fact that they cry about “flaming players”, although they had the chance to select a peacefully compromise. Instead of that, they even start to flame. Yes, to flame.
On one of “The Hermit Speaks…” topics, somebody revealed a secret, which may even be true. The post was deleted already, but I can still quote it perfectly. For the full posts, check this screenshot. anteacclaim wrote:
The Tibet version is going to PVP enabled. Acclaim requested for PVE only maps for Bardo and Nirvana, but Indy is NOT ABLE to make them PVP due to the nature of the mechanics in the map. It was also announced within the staff that this information had to be somehow conveyed to players, and Acclaim expected massive outrage from players.
Am I wrong Mr. Hermit on PVP issue of Tibet?
Well, if it was possible for the other maps to change the PvP maps to PvE, then it will also be somehow possible on Tibet. But what exactly means “due to the nature of the mechanics in the map“? This could maybe be an issue on a changing from PvP to PvE, but not impossible. But the pretty fast answer from Fugen is irritating. Fugen even quoted the deleted post. His answer:
Yes, yes you are. Where do you get your rumors from?
“Where do you get your rumors from?” Why does he want to know who told him that, if it is anyway “not true”? Maybe, a line of a next reply, which was also deleted already, may answer this question. fairypopcorn wrote:
My ‘rumors’ are from within your staff. Unless you people have a habit of misleading your staff too, I believe this isnt a rumor.
And then, an awesome answer from Fugen:
Well, Legend or Sedbona or whichever one you are — enjoy yet another forum ban.
What the… Is every disappointed player “Legend” or “Sedbona”? Do you got paranoya or something? I don’t reply on your hateful and greedy forum anymore since you guys banned my second account from the forum without reason. And I really doubt that sedbona got the time and the patience to do so. But this wasn’t all from his paranoya. Fugen answers to ads4all‘s post:
You guys are free to share your opinions on the boards as long as you don’t swear or abuse people. But sometimes (*cough* Legend *cough* this guy!) you’re just wrong.
Uhh, Fugen is a real comedian. *cough* Legend *cough* got more knowledge than you about this game. And I am not wrong. Prove me that I was wrong with my theory about the new stat system. Oh, wait, you can’t!
Dude, we got many readers on our blog. Many are veterans, and almost all got more knowledge than you. And many admit with our opinions, for example about those stat systems. So, not everyone who got the same opinion like us is “Legend” or “Sedbona”. How about to check the IP? Does this person(s) have the same IP like me or Sedbona got ingame? Probably you don’t even know how to check the IPs. I couldn’t either, if I would be a fail from Hollywood.
Another fail on same post:
We haven’t settled on the best way to address balance issues yet.
“Yet”? Seriously, this game is open since 4 years. Nobody believe you that you will ever balance something. That’s the reason why everyone moved to nuker role.
Yet another fail (ads4all wrote):
Fungen, Im saying this based on what BluFlash said, I havent made it up.
By the way, are you implying Im “Legend”(the vagabond?), because I havent really understood what you tried to say. If so, feel free to check my IP and figure it out that Im not anyone who do you think I am.
Wow, it’s long time ago since the people talked that much about me. But back then, the GMs used at least a bit their brains and didn’t had paranoya. However; His arguments are based on what BluFlash, one of the previous Game Managers (too bad he was so arrogant to his players… I think he was even able to manage 9D pretty well), once said. And in fact, ads4all is right. How we wrote already, the new ornaments and clothes were made for the new stat system. Of course they help also on our old stat system, but it will have different effects than it was meant to have, for example too much dodge, defence, etc; Or even too less. Oh wait, this reminds me on something:
And news from the Front: The Mobs of Tibet are kicking the ginseng out of our test characters.
Already North Sea wasn’t meant to be that difficult. And now they are testing the new map out with a lot or Korean Ginsengs, and they even tell it proud. The Tibet map was meant to be hard, yes. But not impossible for non-Item Mall Users. On a game, every single step is counted exactly to each other. Indy21 got their “new” stat system, and they build their maps, their ornaments, their mobs, and everything on that. But if you take another stat system, than the whole game was build on, it will just be messed up.
Every craftsman knows that. Every painter knows that. Every programmer knows that. Every poet knows that. Every alchemist know that. But not a Hollywood-guy.
And Fugen… About your paranoya… It started on the same way with Historian.
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond