I played Armageddon for over a decade, then got deployed overseas. After that
long deployment, and taking some time to rest, I decided to check back at my
old haunt for what roleplay could be found.
Over the course of the few months I had given Armageddon another try, I was
shocked to see how far the game had fallen in the three years I had been
away. The game's staff desperately removed Tuluk, a major playing area of
the game, in a bid to push players closer together. But the player count has
gone down. I remember times that I would see 50 to 60 people logged in at
Armageddon's peak times, in the evening. But that number has fallen to
Further, the players that remain have become more toxic than ever. The game's
discussion forum's active members usually promote self-serving ideas for the
game, things that are not good for the game but for themselves. Actual
roleplay is hard to find in the game, where characters usually focus hard
on skill advancement while neglecting deeper character development.
The staff members are generally unfriendly as well. At the beginning of my
character's existence I was told to submit monthly character reports on what
I was doing. In response to my first character report for the first month of
play, I was asked why I was bothering to submit character reports as my
character was deemed unimportant, and was discouraged from sending future
reports unless my character was doing something that required staff assistance.
Lastly, a player has started a campaign on the game's forum to write positive
reviews for the game in an effort to recruit players:
I have to say that this appears to be an effort to game the system. Armageddon
should be avoided at all costs. There are better roleplaying games with more
players out there. Armageddon is not the top dog by any stretch of the
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