An open letter to the players, GO's and Board Moderators of Octans.
We have the "best" GO team and the "best" board moderators. (I'm not attacking you guys, just please at least read all of what I have to say before censoring and banning me)
I get it. You're volunteers. And the job probably isn't that great with people like me running around.
But if you're just going to sit around all day banning the innocent people, are you really moderators? Or are you enablers?
If we're not allowed to talk about the problem ANYWHERE EVER, then the problem will continue to be just that. A problem.
But wait! Aren't we allowed to report suspicious activities from certain folk without fear of reprisals from moderators?
Yes fellow OGamer! you are! Through the use of a horribly outdated ticket based customer service system.
(Which I may add has failed this universe from day one.) (I myself was banned for bashing AND lost my fleet because the GO (whom I will not mention by name) didn't even bother to read how many times I actually attacked the player in question, and thanks to the ancient ticket system I was unbanned while offline, with my account unvmoded.) This is one of many horror stories involving the outdated ticket system.
I'm not directly accusing anyone in particular, so this post should be fine, yes? (But I'll get a ban anyways.)
I have this marked as a spam thread, so as long as nobody here mentions or accuses anyone by name, I think we should be allowed to discuss, yes? (It'll get censored anyways)
But then again, maybe not. Because more and more it's seeming like we, the legit players are the priority targets of GO's and Board Moderators. (you could always just prove me wrong and pull the trigger on the people you know are cheating, but I guess you'd rather not for some reason? Care to explain it?) Because at this point we all believe some of you guys are in league with the cheaters. It's happened before. I'd love to give you guys the benefit of the doubt, but with this level of censorship and draconian punishment, you're either the Chinese government, corrupt, or you just do not care.
If you're the Chinese government, spot on job of oppressing and censoring your playerbase. (but you aren't, are you?)
If you're corrupt or complicit in the problem, shame on you. (I personally seriously doubt you are, but you might be able to see why people think you are, if you step back and take a look at your track record)
And if you don't care, maybe you shouldn't be volunteering to moderate this game that all of these players love. (But you do care, dont you?)
Granted the Mods aren't unjustified in some of their actions, we (the players) do have to obey the rules, and some of us (even apparently myself) have not been doing so to the letter of the law.
But neither have the obvious cheaters. And yet we're consistently the ones being punished.
This isn't working. The system is broken. Our GO's and board mods shouldn't be volunteers. They should be getting paid for what they do. Every other game has actual employees moderating it, or an anticheat system.
A majority of them are good people I am sure. But the average player isn't feeling that love from the teams right now. (you guys can easily fix this by stopping what you're doing)
Going down every post giving everyone who is upset that they have to try and keep up and otherwise survive just on a day to day basis a warning or a mute isn't the way to go about this Board Mods. (I have these on every post so I guess I'll do one here again even though it's not necessary because why not?)
I get it's frustrating, but you're just going to get more people whipped up into a frenzy. (And if this continues, nobody wins, and your job gets harder.)
Until something is done about the cheaters, things will only get worse. (People can only play a game with cheaters in it for so long before they: A. get crashed and end up feeding the cheaters. Or B. Vmode and quit forever, as so many have already done.)
This server will die eventually. (But as it stands now, it will die soon. Especially if everyone continues on this current path.)
I've seen cheaters go unchecked in servers. And do you know what happens? The server dies within a year. Every time.
But we have a right to be angry about the failures of this games "support system." It hasn't just failed the players, it's failed the moderators.
As of now, I'm done filing tickets related to these issues, because nothing will come of them. And after the end of this post, I'm done discussing it on the forums.
If you guys want to discuss this with me where we can be free from all the draconian board rules, I invite you all to a discord server I have made specifically for this purpose.
You can also set your discord to always appear offline so people can't read your online times, if that's something that worries you about discord.
If any cheaters, suspected cheaters or people discussing how to cheat are discovered to be in this discord, I will purge them immediately.
For the purposes of security, (and to avoid someone using a multiaccount to join) please message me in game for a discord invite. You can contact me at: Last Pale Light
This will be my last board post on this subject, and I hope it will do something to quell the rising tides of people as ticked off as I am. I'd appreciate it if I didn't get banned for it, but again, I'm pretty sure I will.