Official GC Server vs. Private Server (1)

Even if 9d  is considered by many a primitive game, when a change is up, people are mobilized and wants to see what adds on, if it is good or bad, or if there is a chance for this game to have a future…

9dragons passed through many changes in time and the fact that, changed too many publishers and gave to players too many broken hopes and fixes led to worse game playing and community.

Today I will speak about the community of both servers. There are some truths that can not be appealed :

1. Nerd, Geek & Non Lifers moved from one server to another and tried to impose its culture and ways of playing the game. The good thing is that, there are a lot of depressed cool kids…

2.The strong point of the official server is the social life generated by hero bands and parties. On the private server, bands and parties are bugged so the players are  deprived of the team work. The loney hero in a game for teams is hard to play…

3. The sense of community for both servers is disrupted.

4. The range of ROLES  is not well defined. Basically, there are five roles that people have that change over time:

a)Visitors need to be welcomed. On official forum they got scared by the old “mole”, on private forum they are “ignored”.
b)Novices need instruction.  On official forum they have guides, but also “shut up” button on. On private more, none.
c)Regulars need rewards and perks. Both servers don’t have a fair and balanced reward system.
d)Leaders need to be empowered. Same old routine : who knows “x”, have “y’.
e)Elders need to be appreciated and honored. Here’s something  only you education gives…

5.In the old days, asking questions and, if you didn’t know the answer, helping the person find the answer was part of the fun of the game. Helping total strangers with quests or helping them with their character’s profession was fun and you made new friends. Now  if you asked the wrong person question you are criticized and called a ‘noob.’ In both servers the sense of helping parished.

6.The lack of leadership. Both of communities are lacking in strong leaders. In fact,the leaders from old days left the game long time ago. If the community don’t have leaders to plead for the players claims, the game will not evolve. In old days even if there were bad players, that made lots of acts of injustice , the balance was maintained by the  leaders. People needs strong leadership to survive and have a direction. I see none.

7. Both communities have no story to tell…


drakenfyre75 and the trolls, part2

15_07_2009_0430248001247643689_mario-wibisonoThis week I was reading a great book ” How to become smarter than you are ?“. Basic, it is all about how to manipulate, from the perspective of words. It is just some people have the gift, some don’t.

Browsing the forum, I  found this :

You know we get back from doing this??? NOTHING BUT GRIEF we dont get anything special from the GM’s, we dont get anything from the VGM’s, we get nothing for doing this but the grief form the community.

You all seem to think we get paid for doing this :NEWFLASH WE DON’T!!!! we log on to be a mod because we want to help the community here in the forums rather than the game itself.

This is a typical outbreak.drakenfyre75, I have some news for you : for doing something you need a motivation. If the grief is the reward than means your motivation and the way you act are bad. Making a cause you should understand the effect. Your logic is twisted : if the game would not exist, also the community, so in the end we all help the game and Acclaim.But you were choosen by Acclaim, so that mean the game is on the lay-out.

As for the rewards, there are some things you get in return :

– power and fame : everyone on forum and game knows who you are and you have the “lock”, “delete”, “edit” …

-controling some things like contests, giving rewards maybe in favouritism way ( there are some nice rubrics on forum about some contests where the first places belongs to friends )

– favours…beeing close to Acclaim team, for sure yours “pleads” will be answer more quick and in favour. This is call “attachment” , well the kids in “the house” are serve first.

As for your “alt avatar theory” these ARE their avatas, if they use an alt like you claim they have no access to lock, delete, split the forums or anything…

Finally, she confess. They are using their alternative characters. This was not official till now. The implications for the community using those alts are not about ” lock, delete, split forums”, it is about imposing something as majority (when it is not) and hunting players. Clear as water, as many ex.’s on this blog, when something is not according “to your wish or the official one”, the big “mechanism” is put into move.  They want to manipulate the community posting from several accounts making sound as it is majority ( players don’t have the acces to account information, but they are not blind). Also that method applys when they start hunting players which indulge contrary or criticism. There are so many ex.’s on forum about this.

As the time pass by, the community (at least the intellectual core) start to react after they sow how the mechanism work and, drakenfyre75 start to redrow and ” the one who wants to make our life a hell” ask  help ( well, well, and she said she didn’t recive nothing in return). The ” shining prince of Death” close the circle :

Lately after the critics, I notice  drakenfyre75 try to show her ‘humanity side’, posting some pictures from her real life, trying to debate in another manner, ocelot character stays in the back, her posts are more rarly .Changing is not something you do in 1 day…

Why drakenfyre75 and the trolls you may ask? They make  the powerfull voices in the community trolls, when in reality, the trolls are them… In the end, the circle of alts is open again…

drakenfyre75 and the trolls, part1


The online environment of 9Dragons tell us a great deal about identity in virtual world. Some might have argued that virtual world freed us with what we don’t have in real life. Perhaps the complications of our virtual identities derive from our insistence of embodiment in virtual worlds, and MMORPGs are showing us how easily real world is. Privileges, affiliations and power structures transfer into virtual worlds.

I always tell that nothing compares to a big stake. Trying to make in mind some lines, I would say about drakenfyre75 this : take a big doze of hypocrisy, arrogance, sarcasm, low popularity, clean up townboy, self-pity and combine it. I think all credits goes for CAVE MYTH .

A really touching story about the mirror of moderating. “bitch” is a derogatory term for a subordinate.

Congrats in quantity not quality.

Her own words describing how she is : not social

well I’ve been more or less just lurking around for the past week or so……didn’t feel like being to social.

oh yeah this is drakenfyre75 BTW LOL

How that goes with this :

Moderators keep a clean, friendly and fun forum environment, settling or preventing disputes when necessary.

When you are not social how can you keep a fun environment? Double standard?

I’ve said before Im here to make your life a hell.

Why a moderator wants to make the community life a hell?  That is the sound of low pity in real life, drag in virtual one to become someone important. People who can’t manifest in real life at their full potential, tend to manifest the inner center in other place. For this one  is the 9D community. In many of the studies, introverted players tend to create characters that are projections or idealizations of themselves. On the other hand, if she push that tendency in real life ‘to make real people like hell’ is very problematic. Maybe she think there are no consequences to her behavior and therefore is not prepared to accept the responsibility of her actions in the real world.

Let’s twist more. If you read with close attention her reply will guide to John Suler, Ph.D book:

Narcissistic – themes of power, status, perfection, grandiosity; draws for admiration and praise; feelings of being “special” and “privileged”

Im more than capable to have this spot

Paranoid – isolation, hypervigilance, blaming or finding fault with others; argumentative characteristics

well I’ve been more or less just lurking around for the past week or so……didn’t feel like being to social.

I am tired of the immature behavior here in the forums

Histrionic – themes involving dependency.

The red colour associate with Hell (repeat).

The dark or “evil” side to her personality might indicate anxiety about intimacy and being vulnerable. .The definition of “evil” varies from person to person, although usually it has something to do with malicious, aggressive fantasies and/or feelings of guilt.