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About Boomze

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    Walther Hawthorne | Megaflat'Raguk
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  1. Boomze


    In the time I’ve been around, I didn’t get to know you nearly as well as I should’ve Some day when you’re back I’ll make a Lur
  2. Boomze

    this server is in shambles

    And because it’s a privilege, that means that volunteering folks can remove posts outing others on a whim, despite the fact that these break no rules? Staff members should realise being staff is a managing position aided by the PEX they get, which should not be used to police what they do and don’t want on the forums depending on who it talks about.
  3. Boomze

    this server is in shambles

    Apologies, I did mean Xalid. The point was the same one as wolfkite was attempting to push – that he himself doxxed someone, while attempting to ban someone for doxxing that same person. My final question still stands – why is he being held to a different degree to wolfkite, and more importantly, why can’t a normal BR act against a human error that any other player could make? Correct me if I’m wrong, but under the Staff Report FAQ, it is stated that the reports are, ‘for unprofessional behaviour, violating conduct, or other infractions.’ To me, that very much pertains to their behaviour as a staff member, rather than as a player – i.e infractions they may make through the use of their PEX, such as Shalashask when killing everyone online on the server. EDIT: Might I add that I have nothing personally against Xalid. From what I’ve witnessed of him, he’s a dead on guy, and in no way am I targeting him with this thread. I am instead targeting the abysmal reaction of the other staff members both in this situations and others like it.
  4. Boomze

    this server is in shambles

    Why should it be so? Because players get riled up and start harassing the person in question? Because players’ opinions might affect the result of the ban? That’s all well and good in a perfect world with non-corrupt governors, but just as players are salty, toxic, and to some extent ruthless in their actions against someone they dislike, staff is not infallible. They have their biases, dislikes, and downfalls. The idea isn’t to make all staff reports public, nor to abolish the anonymous report system. But have you noticed that while an anonymous report will take upwards of a month to be fully carried through, and this one BR on a GM was addressed nearly instantly? Tell me, how long do normal BRs against ordinary people last? Certainly not upwards of a month. Now, I don’t know about you, but as much as I might be biased, and as much as I like to give people I like the benefit of the doubt as often as possible, that doesn’t mean I will take nearly ten times as long to look over their case as I would looking over another person’s. And, as a final note, might I add that the BR made on Xarkly, which I will fully admit is the reasoning behind this post, was not on abuse of PEX, nor anything to do with actually being a GM – it was a BR on the player themselves, over something completely detached from their volunteering. It was something that a normal player also got banned for – what is the difference between the cases, when they both did what they did accidentally? Why does one require an anonymous, detached ban report, and the other needs only the use of a /ban command?
  5. Boomze

    this server is in shambles

    the staff team are in a constant state of either jerking each other off or banning people for the tiniest reasons, which could easily be talked over or fixed with slaps on the wrists, while putting off dealing with, or outright ignoring blaring issues in the server, such as an online child predator which they took an alarmingly long time to actually ban it doesn’t help that each new FM is provided with a handbook to deal with dissent in the forums, while GMs ignore, deny, or remove evidence of any issues that are brought up to them personally. how to babysit staff members 101: force players to make anonymous staff reports that take a month+ to look at and are usually left on “feedback noted” this server is in shambles and the staff are to blame, change my mind.
  6. Boomze

    The Kindling of Devotion

    The Kindling of Devotion Drûtram’Lak approached his Clan-Father. He had an intent set in his mind, and as he drew ever-closer to the cauldron Shreck was bent over, he began inspecting its contents. “Greetings, Drûtram.” Soon after a long conversation, Shreck offered a sage nod, before presenting a final question. “It is the elementals you seek - but which element is it that you desire?” “The spirits of fire - ghash.” His tone picked up as he spoke. “The other elements - earth, water, air - they all remain idle, motionless and neutral on their own.The second you cease controlling them-” Drûtram clicked his fingers. “-they stop. Fire is wild, primal. When left alone, it continues in its consumption, demolishing all in its path.” Another nod from the wizened orc, and the pair set off into the wilderness outside the looming walls of San’Kala. Arriving somewhere among great canopies, the pair began conversing once again - chiefly Shreck, explaining the intricacies of the different realms. It seemed a blur, but soon, the Clan-Father pushed a pot of the strange stew into the half-goblin’s hands. His mouth barked unknown speech, but his eyes chanted, “DRINK!” Drûtram'Lak sipped at the liquid, before tipping more into his mouth. The bitter taste forced a gag, which led to him spitting about three quarters of the liquid in his mouth back into the container, his willpower only able to force a quarter of the pot’s contents into his gullet. Fading between states of consciousness, the apprentice soon found himself in a fiery land, stalactites tearing through the rocky roof of the realm. He greeted this newly discovered land with a scowl, straining against his lungs as they attempted to expel the hot dust flooding into them. He'd rub at his eyes, growing ever more reddened and watery from the ash and heat they contacted. A blast from behind flung him forwards, as he fell front-first on the brimstone floor. Magma from a nearby fiery river would divert from its typical flow and begin to fill the crater. The realm itself would begin to shake and stones would begin to drop from the ceiling to take form as hellish rubble.This would, in turn, grow into a hellish figure. "Skahin' hell-," He'd grit his teeth as the ground once again burned at his flesh, this time almost his entire chest being subject to the pain. He continued examining the roof of the realm, taking large steps backwards as the flow of the river changed. An orc which had once known resolve had become more fearful than he had known was possible in the presence of such an awesome being. "Damn right!" The magma would respond, casting back its shell in another explosion. Magma would be casted out radially and cover everything. "Being!" The orc attempted to appear imposing - a difficult task when faced with this foe - his once booming voice having been replaced with little more than a mumble. "I’ve come here - to your realm - to make a request of you!" "Who are you," the creature would thunder in a voice lower than his stature, "To make demands of ME?!" Drûtram'Lak took a cautious step forward, over a number of stones that had fallen from the darkness above - this motion was somewhat intimidated when the spirit, however small, stepped forward, although he would attempt not to show it. "Not a demand. An exchange.” "I am of little patience. Tell me!" He would boom in reply, casting the ground around the orc aflame. The mongrel remained in place, restraining himself from casting looks to the pyre around him. "I am a mere mortal-," His mind would falter for a moment, as he thought of what to say next. "... But- but I can expand your grasp in my realm." He'd raise a fist, elbow bent. "Make you more powerful - make the Descendants of Atlas fear your name and tremble at its uttering!" "So be it. MAKE THE WORLD BURN AS YOU DO NOW. SIGNAL ME WITH SACRIFICE AND PYRES!" He would throw his arms into the air and for a brief moment the orc would be engulfed in flames before losing consciousness. As the orc slowly regained consciousness, he spoke a few final words to Shreck, before making off with this newly-given challenge. The world would come to once again fear the crackles of inferno.
  7. “Flat ‘em all, cut ‘em down by da doz’ns, tear dey’s eyes out dey skulls agh paint da walls wi’ dey’s blood. Da tall trees will burn once more, by da ‘and o’ Krugmar!” The zealot raised his fist, elbow bent, and roared into the cool night air – an action repeated by his brethren.
  8. Boomze

    A Crow Flies Once More

    leaving for academia is a good choice all the best
  9. Boomze

    ooc chat

    certainly not, no. but if one thing will be banned, the other should also be banned – the fact that one of them is less common than the other doesn’t make it less worthy of that fact. that is completely subjective. people will joke about the IRA killings, others will say it’s too serious to joke about – that doesn’t mean that the first group of people didn’t mean it satirically, and more importantly, in an inoffensive manner
  10. Boomze

    ooc chat

    no. what I compared was satirical content which not everyone is comfortable with to a modern culture which not everyone is comfortable with
  11. Boomze

    ooc chat

    if we need to stop exposing children to holocaust jokes so they aren’t influenced by them, we should also not expose them to drag or transgender culture so they aren’t influenced by that either
  12. Boomze

    ooc chat

    have you thought that maybe they think the exact same way? i’ll be honest, i can at the very least see where you’re coming from with your other points. nobody is going to commit a second holocaust because of virtual lego.
  13. Boomze

    ooc chat

    Perhaps you misunderstood my last sentence – I was getting at the fact that depending on what point of view you’re looking at it from, both sides can be seen as bad. Let’s also not forget that that rule does not apply only to one side, but both sides. If one person initiates a debate about politics, and another continues it, they should both be penalised, I agree. But that isn’t what the OP was about. The post was about, and I quote, ‘batshit crazy offensive stuff in OOC’. That is, not ‘the amount of politics being discussed in OOC’. I don’t believe Ducklingator is arguing that there is too much politics, and rather that people are, in his opinion, saying offensive stuff that they really shouldn’t. What I will say is that the only effective cure for the OP’s problem is to completely ban politics etc. from OOC – but this is already in effect. To that extent, yes, I will say GMs should be stricter, but to both sides – not the extreme of one side over the other.
  14. Boomze

    ooc chat

    at what point does speech become hate speech? At what point does what is being said become a joke? These are completely blurred lines that we can’t just say “The GMs should ban them!” about, because again, opinions on all of this are subjective, especially when you add the dimension of them potentially being jokes. my comment about them being pixels on a screen was more aimed at the fact that people shouldn’t get so worked up about it, because at the end of the day, it does not affect you, you will have nothing taken or done to you, and you can make all of this horrible stuff go away by typing /leave ooc, while people make it seem like it’s so much harder than that. Who cares if less people are talking in OOC? It’s not like the rifts between cliques, races, nations, and player types can get any bigger. in the end, the only real reason I still stick around is the odd good section of RP, a few raids here and now, but most importantly the playerbase that I’ve met – my limits on silencing RP and OOC, I’ve found have been crossed recently. Now, if you don’t agree with this playerbase, that’s completely fine. But in the same way that nobody on ‘our side’ of the coin tries to silence people from talking about anti-traditionalist degeneracy, please, don’t try to silence our side from talking about blatant naziism and racist bigotry
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    ooc chat

    making a repeated joke doesn’t show it – but I see where you’re coming from. Generally, what I’d say is ‘Why not join them and laugh with them instead of having them laugh at you?’, but that isn’t as applicable in this situation – not because someone can’t turn around and enjoy the humour, they most certainly can. I mean this in the least offensive way possible, but if I saw Ducklingator suddenly join in making transgender jokes it’d just feel weird, and that’s because some people will never be fully comfortable with that type of humour. there’s one critical error here – yes, I do make transgender jokes, and they’re not rare either, but I don’t do it to hurt the other side as much as I do it to wind them up and get a reaction, and it often works. Despite this, I am not one for purposefully hurting someone just for the sake of hurting them, or wishing bad things onto them, regardless of how much I might disagree with them. in much the same way that punishing free speech has no real repercussions in mineman, exercising it also has no repercussions, as it shouldn’t have. I don’t want to be banned from the server for 24 hours for using some words that some people mightn’t like, especially when those people make up only roughly 50% of people who read the message