This is not the first time, nor, unfortunately for us, I expect the last time, that the admin of Sindome will need to address the following issue. �However, I am going to speak as plainly as possible, and lay down the rules as specifically as possible, right now, for all of you.
#1 - Do not assume that you know what the hell is going on behind the curtain, what the admin are doing, saying, or trying to do, to or around your character, or any other character. �
#2 - Do not assume that we are out to get you, just because things are not going your way. �We are not out to get you. �None of us. �We are out to keep the game moving forward, to play our alts on occasion, and to have fun and make the game fun for everyone else. � Sometimes that means bad things, this is cyberpunk. �Try to enjoy it and make something out of it.
#3 - Do not assume you know what GM is doing what puppeting and therefor blame that GM for something bad that happens to your character.
#4 - If you do, for some reason, have an issue, where you think one of the first 3 items is happening, under no circumastances are you allowed to take your frustrations out on OOC-Chat, or AIM, or E-mail, with NON-ADMIN. �Your single, one sided opinion on why the admin are out to get you, without any knowledge of what's actually going on either with the admin or the other players, and what may have went into any bad thing that happened to your character, is not something you should ever be talking about with other players. �It ruins the game. �It's happened in the past when players OOCly hear a one-sided argument about why the Admin are horrible or wrong or out to get them, and the Admin don't respond because it's OOC and responding would reveal IC info, or just make the situation worse. �
Anyone who does this, I say this to you: �You have only your own best interests in mind, not that of the game as a whole, and I urge you to go play another game. �Perhaps Cybersphere, or a full-on MUD that doesn't even have GMs. �Stop posioning the player base, and stop runing the game for both the other players and the GM that dedicate their free time to make the game interesting FOR YOU. �
That's right, maybe you forgot, but we don't get paid. �Any donations you make go towards server maintenance and fees. �And on occasion advertising, but most of the time, that's not donation money, that's our own money that we put in so that more players will be on so that YOU can have more fun.
We don't GM to have a power trip. �We do it because we love the game and we want it to continue to exist. �We are a community, but this rampant back biting and bad mouthing, I've seen it before, and I know where it leads. �
If you have an issue with an admin, then here is a novel idea, talk to another admin about it! �If you don't want to xhelp, there is always AIM, or Facebook. �I don't want anyone here to say they couldn't get a hold of me, FireStorm, Johnny or Guardian, if they spent more then 2 seconds on Facebook or Google.
I'm not kidding around about these rules. �I've already issues a 2 week ban to one player for doing it, and I will continue to issue bans as people break these rules. �
Again, if you have a problem with an admin, talk to another admin. �If you have a problem with all admin, or you think your character is being picked on, singled out, or something else, first look back at your IC actions over the course of your characters life and realize that pretty much everyone who plays the game, has made serious enemies and maybe now the bill has come due. �If you still feel like you are getting 'picked on' which is something I, in 11 years playing this game and 6 years admining have NEVER seen done in an OOC manner (undeserved ICly) by an Admin toward a Player, then go find another fucking game.