Tricksters Last Words.
This post is an expression of my disappointment with Fonline2 Dev Team and an outrage caused by their recent actions. I did my best to phrase it in a polite way and would appreciate the time everyone takes to read it.
First of all I'd like to address the only official statement made by Devs (post by Rascal here: http://forum.fonline2.com/index.php?topic=9887.0)
Last paragraph mentions an immense ammount of work that has been put into making this game the way it is now - the most playable, most popular Fonline server I have enjoyed so far. There is no denial in that - those people have really outdone themselves creating a great game. However it is all the more reason to respect that work and Community it have created.
Last night we witnessed a total disrespect towards the Community - people were jailed in game for opposing the favouritism Devs show towards a particular faction while people on forum got banned for speaking about it.
At this point I don't really care about what have really happened as my main concern is not the reaction of Devs and punishment of those involved in a particular event but an outrageous attitude towards the Members of this Community that followed.
Upon learning of the whole situation, one of contributing Members (devoted editor of Wiki and a local moderator) created a roleplay-themed topic featuring a video created by a previously punished Player. There were no insults there, no inappropriate content, however he immediately got banned from posting on Forum.
After that I've designed a quick signature refering to recent "Je suis Charlie" hype. Of course - got banned right after posting it. Same thing happened to many people who decided to paste it in their profiles or expressed their opinion publicly.
And here's my problem - I did a lot of bad stuff before. I trolled, insulted many people, openly expressed my opinion about nazis, holocaust, homosexuals, vegatarians etc. I suggested extermination of european muslims and displayed symbols which in many countries are considered as illegal. Never got as much as a warning. And now I'm getting banned for a signature? Double standards anyone?
And to Fonline2 Developers I say this:[/b]
As stated previously I respect your work and thoroughly enjoy the game you've created. I appreciate the time you've put into developing this game and on many occasions I've displayed my support for the Project. If you respected that time as much as we do, you wouldn't allow situations where some Players are "more equal" than others and those to speak about it are bullied to silence. This ain't Russia, you know.
However if your last official statement is true, and you really "are done with this community" and we can "gtfo" then this game should stay in closed beta state on original server and opening it to the public (especially the western part of the world more used to egalitarian society and freedom of speech) was a big mistake. All that followed was inconsiderate of our time and your own comfort.
With that being said, I hope that you'll rethink your behaviour and learn to respect your Players because if there is a cliché that life keeps confirming as truth over and over again, which I could use to wrap this paragraph up, I’d say this: Respect is always mutual.
PLEASE NOTE: This post does not offend anyone. Shall it be removed, modified or person posting it on my behalf gets banned - entire content of this post will be published on Fodev.net and on every gaming website I’ve created accounts for during my attempts to promote this Project before Session 3.
Thank you for your attention,
PS. I tried not to use any names to avoid immature name-and-shame style which is way to often seen on this forum. Also I appreciate that not all Developers were involved in discussed events and it is unfair of me to use plural form Devs to address two or three people but I had to do this to avoid long and confusing descriptions. People involved will know who I’m reffering to.
PPS. I’m not trying to establish any dialogue with people responsible for this whole situation, nor do I wish to be a part of community where people can be silenced without a single word of explanation. I wholeheartedly despise any regime that resorts to such behaviour and have given up on Fonline Community. This posts serves as an expression of my point of view and explanation of my decision.
They should close this server as soon as possible, they can't be like normal developers from civilized countries.