While playing on EmpireMUD with a friend, I was told that after three weeks of playing there
with them that I was no longer allowed to play with them I'd been accused of multiplaying.
Evan, who is now Zeon had this axe to grind because he needed to prove himself as a threat
neutralizer. He over-zealously accused that I had tried to crash the mud and then went on to
accuse me of crashing the mud to purposefully dodge the situation. After I tried to prove that
I was not multiplaying with my friend and offered my phone number and skype as proof that
we were two different people just at my house, the admins shied away from that and stuck
to their guns. Then, they even had the audacity to call me a liar! When I finally came back
I was telling my friends I'd made over the course of time what happened and why I was gone
for a while. Ten minutes after, Zeon rudely and arrogantly made this retort:
--- Connected on Sunday, May 03, 2015, 6:06 PM ---
Zeon has transferred you!
Zeon says, 'Hey there.'
You bow deeply.
You say, 'how may I be of service?'
Zeon says, 'We gave you a pretty specific list of things not to do if you wanted to still play here.
I don't know if you wrote them down or not, but you should have.
I'm sorry, but I'm no longer allowing you to remain on EmpireMUD.'
You say, out of character, 'Brent.'
You say, out of character, 'oh? What happened this time?'
Zeon says, 'You were told by Paul not to bring any other players into the situation.'
You say, out of character, 'so telling them what happened is bringing them into it?'
Zeon says, 'Yes, especially if you're outright lying about the situation. Goodbye.'
You say, out of character, 'I mean people do get curious as to why I wasn't around.
Was I supposed to just say nothing?'
--- Disconnected on Sunday, May 03, 2015, 6:40 PM ---
Here, Zeon mentions a list of specific things that never existed! Could it be to prevent bad publicity?
I can assure you the answer is a resounding yes! Do you think that I was banned from this game
to prevent me from telling people about how this guy misuses his power? Absolutely! Why else would
someone quickly try to silence a potential threat to their position of power?
So in review: This is a well coded game. There are many fun skills and abilities.
But unfortunately the word of the imms is law, even if it's wrong, the imm is always right, not the customer.
My suggestion: Run far, far away from this place and see if you can find someone who has a copy of 1.0 running.
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Comment posted on Sat May 16 15:27:22 2015 by Vess:
Your line about the Imms always being right not the customer. Did you
pay for this game? If not you arent a customer. The Imms have spent
who knows how many hours of their personal time building a great game,
so I think they have a bit more at stake when it comes to the game
than an unpaying player. Whether or not you were multiplaying, they
asked you not to involve others. You went against that so they removed
you for causing drama. Posting this rant as a review is just proof
that you want to stir the pot.
Comment posted on Fri Jun 19 20:52:41 2015 by Lars:
'the customer is always right'
It's a figure of speech. Figuratively speaking dude,
the idea is that if you run the place, you care about
the people that have concerns or qualms about how
things are being done. Of course, you took that literally
just to justify your point when the obvious implication
was that it only goes to show how apathetic towards the
players' concerns this person was. Basically what I'm
saying here is that I got accused of something and
instead of being reasonable and understanding,
it was only one way. So instead of treating me with
respect like a person should be treated, or hearing
me out about the issue at hand, it was more like
'it is what I say it is and if you tell anyone then
you aren't allowed here anymore.' Stir that in your
pot and see if it makes any sense.