Posted by ettaexpress on 2/22/2014 1:55:00 AM (view original):
I haven't left myself open to anything. I've been the victim of a pack mentality by a bunch of veterans that are resentful that I've dared to criticize the game for which they've developed a Stockholm syndrome.
As a result, I've been viciously attacked, accused, belittled, and misrepresented. It's apparently fine and dandy when you do it to me, but if I respond, then it's asymmetric punishment time. Because apparently the admins must protect the veterans from me.
Who's freaking out? The only thing that has started this is me criticizing a game that you all didn't make. It's not your work, and you for some reason protect and defend it as if it is. And even when a few lone wolves dare to suggest that I might actually be right in my criticism, it gets drowned out in the cacophony of backhanded comments, couched insults, and veiled accusations and false and completely fraudulent amateur psychology.
Completely unacceptable for people that should be either ambassadors of the game, or drivers of change in it. You all are and have been neither. You've simply drank the kool-aid.
Honestly, and this isn't me trying to make you mad, but if you think the reason you've become such a target for resentment and scorn is because you've dared to criticize the game, then I don't know what to tell you, because it's not.
You're right, this simulation is not our work, but we've been here for a long time, put a lot of work into our teams, and we've criticized the shortcomings of the engine seemingly to the point of ad infinitum. Therefore, not only are your critiques of the engine not new, your initial criticisms were the product of your own ignorance for not knowing how to use the simulation and how it works. And as for those few "lone wolfs" that you mentioned, you've actually managed to turned those precious few who tried to help develop those criticisms against you somehow...it's not really a cacophony if even the opposition stops yelling.
And your piece de resistance....How you've gone about the whole thing.
I can't stand billyg (or gillespie1 or whatever cast of characters he goes by), and I never figured somebody could turn him into a sympathetic figure in my eyes, but you managed to do it, not to mention the amount of users that I actually like whom you treated like a *****. Yet after your ban was over and initial thread deleted, you roll back through with a warped form of having been victimized for your opinions about the simulation??? So, here is the crux: You've brought nothing new to the game (even a new criticism), if anything, you've only served as a refresher course for those of us that know the game...and through it all you've actually managed to miss the vast majority of quality information that's been presented to you.