Recently I started playing a circle mud themed on Star Wars. I kinda like the mud and was pretty excited to play a star wars mud that wasn't swr based. Well, I created a geonosian character named Paggle which is rp appropriate but apparently the imms didn't like it because it was too close to Poggle which is already a character in the star wars universe. So I logged on to find the denial of the name after I had spent several hours the night before working on the character. On this particular mud there isn't a simple name changing command so this meant all my work had to be deleted. I wasn't very happy about that, so I asked why there wasn't a name changing command. The owner Marky replied "because it's too hard to do it correctly, you're asking too much for a free service" to which I responded "no it's not! lots of codes already do that" at which point marky said "chill" and then immediately afterward muted me. I logged onto a different character and my first sentence with that char was "you didn't have to mute me, I would have shut up after the warning." and then he muted that character. so I logged on another character and said "seriously? I was just trying to have a calm conversation and you muted me for it?" at which point he disconnected/deleted (not sure which and don't care anymore) that character. So I logged on again just because I was confused and wanted to appeal to the imm but I get the message that I can no longer create new characters.
In my opinion, Marky was WAY too quick to pull the trigger in each of those instances. He did give me a warning, but that warning was immediately followed with a punishment before I even had a chance to disobey the warning.
The point of this post was mostly to vent my anger, but it is also a warning to anybody else who might stumble upon this mud. If you have any questions about anything on that mud. don't ask them when Marky is on.
Yes. If this account of the situation is accurate (and I have no reason not to believe you) then this would be information I'd want to know before considering a game whether it's free or not. Unfortunately, it seems like some game owners don't value their players time or sensibilities much. It's best to just stay away from such places, imho.
Honestly, I think I would have just left as soon as he muted me the first time never to return without the logging into other characters.
well, at the time I didn't realize he was the only imm on or that he was the owner. so I logged back on in the hopes of appealing to the sensibilities of any other imms that might have been online at the moment.
as for the accuracy of the events, that is as accurate as I could remember. I paraphrased some of the comments but it's mostly correct.
If you want a beautiful garden one needs to remove weeds at first sight.
I've gotten deleted for a lot less as I emit strong negative vibes in the social range. Other people know they are bad and deserve punishment, they line up for the abuse, and get muted thrice on a good evening.
Lawl. Honestly, if someone is too lazy or incompetent to do something as simple on the game they're administrating as a name change (which with most codebases *can* be done without needing code for it.) …well, probably not a quality place.