Whoa guys. Sorry to say this, but after reading and reading pages and pages of 90% rage/flame/accusations/offtopic/drama... I'm gonna assume a lot of you havent' really played many other MMOs or any other online game. Seriously... too many assumptions and going overboard over this.
I will admit I haven't been playing THIS server for so long (spent more on the SEA one before this came out, but it was more of a casual play than hardcore commitment, as I play another MMO simultaneosly in which I'm sub of a guild/clan). It doesn't mean I don't pay attention to past/present issues in this server, and I do read forums and public chat (except for when it's full of whiny kids or trolls or annoying people).
Trust me, I can fully relate to how people feel in this game. Lemme tell you a little story.
TL;DR = I come from playing an MMO which has had never-fixed bugs/corruption/drama/no-devs-support/favoritism issues for more than 4-5years already. It's still alive but slowly dying. So yes, I can relate to what happens here. And adding more rage/fuel to what happened with the DNA issue, is NOT gonna solve anything.
If you're not being heard, then quit whining and insulting GMs/CMs like an immature kid, and grow up. Did you give lots of suggestions/report/complaints? Good. If nothing happened, then either quit the game and dont spend money, take a break, or keep playing and deal with it.
STOP taking this far TOO personal, guys. I dont care if you spent irl money (so did I and my boyfriend, both in the other mmo and this one) or hours farming something, etc. Insulting GMs on a personal ground doesn't make you any better than them displaying "favoritism" or lack of proffessionalism. All it does is give them MORE excuses to ignore you and likely ban you (with reasons). Remain cool-headed, do what you must, and carry on. Don't like it? Quit, if it's what you feel. They won't hear you any more just 'cause you start swearing like a mad sailor.
Did they make a quite huge mistake? Yes. And I'll admit the way they handled it, by ignoring the issue, pretending nothing happened, deleting threads, banning, etc was WRONG. Will it be very hard to "fix" this? Yes.
But I HOPE they learn from this mistake. I honestly doubt the GMs/CMs go out doing stuff like this on purpose to do harm and make community rage or screw the game. My guess is Alpaca made a very dumb and not professional move, and probably didn't fully know the real value of Eremes DNA or didn't consider it would cause so much chaos. Njoror hitting raid bosses was probably him going in there randomly (to have fun? test? i dont know) and not to benefit "one certain guild" (weren't there players from other guilds too anyway?). As for the other "favoritism" issues, altho true, I hope Njoror and everyone else in the team LEARNS to not do such things.
Like I said before, damage is done now, trust on the team is lost as well. There's no need to keep bashing on them, it won't make them do any better nor worse. It only shows how immature most people here is (and I said "most", as others have shown valid points and honest disappointment).
Before someone can say anything, no. I am NOT defending or "asslicking" GMs nor WP, nor am I someone who got some "benefit". I'm still quite new in this game and community, my guild is very small and unknown and consists of mainly few of my friends. I never got any kind of gift or anything from a GM/CM. Instead, I got my fair share of awful bugs, dc's, errors (still dealing with some), and fail-patches.
Point is.. just quit raging. Be civile. Grow up. Let EVERYONE learn from what happend. Suck it up, and either quit or move on. You gain nothing with insulting or calling someone "cancer" and worse things.
Edited by TifaValentine, 13 August 2013 - 08:06 AM.