Posted by supersloth33 on 5/25/2013 9:55:00 PM (view original):
isack, I don't know what my profile tells you other than I haven't been here for an extended period of time. I'm not shouting from the rooftops that all violators should be tied to the stake. I've said it before, if I'm good enough, I can compete against anyone, regardless if they may be cheating or not. I may not be a world beater, but I am more than holding my own. I'm sorry that there was an unwritten/unspoken rule which now seems to have been renegged upon. All I'm saying is that there is a written rule about not having two teams within 1000 miles in the same world. That this rule is suddenly being enforced, for whatever reason, shouldn't shock anyone. At the very least, it had to be a thought in the back of everyone's mind that this could eventually happen. I'm just sick of the mud flinging from both sides.
angmar, I don't know what the solution is to your question. Perhaps credits for a new team in another world, or even seeing if that team is occupied in another world and if it isn't, transfer the entire team to that world. I don't know exactly what it would be. Whatever it is, it won't satisfy everyone. As far as being fair, we all know life isn't fair, so why assume the answer to this would be either?
Sloth, it's nice to see someone with an open mind. Transferring that team/account to a different world might not be a popular solution but it's probably the best solution we've got, in all honesty.
As far as the 1000 mile rule goes, it's not so much that it's suddenly being enforced I don't think, but the fact that some arbitrary mileage was picked out and added to the Fairplay guidelines after the game had been running for approximately what, a dozen years (since, say, 2001. That's close I think). So for the first 11 years of the game, it had been fine to have two teams in the same world, regardless of distance. As I understand it (from previous posts), the only thing prohibited was having teams in the same conference (which I could understand I suppose). So for 11 years (give or take), coaches had been told that it was okay to have these two teams, then last year, out of the blue, the rule changes and these teams that had been authorized are now in violation. After some coaches had spent eight, nine, even ten calendar years coaching these teams, teams that they had picked up within the rules, they are then told that all that time and money put into those teams (again teams that were chosen within the rules) were all for naught and they had to give up those teams (and all the time and money that went with them) for what? Nothing. See how that **** some people off. These long time customers had/have contributed, oh I'd say, just a bit of money to the site and they were essentially told that "Sorry, we don't care about your loyalty to the game, the patience you exhibited through all the bugs, glitches, engine changes, on the job beta testing you did, etc., all that doesn't mean **** to us because some new coach who doesn't even come close to understanding the big picture complained and we don't want to hurt their feelings, so we're just gonna **** on you instead and make you **** away all the time and money you spent with your team, and oh yes, the best part is we're not going to compensate you in any way, shape, or form. How do you like that"?
That's exactly what WIS and Seble did here. Exactly. And to those coaches who had to give up their long time dynasties, you should have just walked out the door after being treated like that. Should have went waaaay over Seble's head and found out who HIS boss was and spoke to them. If that didn't work, go to the next supervisor and keep going until you get one with a little common sense that realizes just how stupid of a business decision that the people running HD have made. Nothing like shitting on your most loyal customers, that's the best way to run a business, no question about it. The person who made this call, who made this terrible decision, obviously without thinking through the consequences, really, really dropped the ball on this one. It's really a shame that there isn't a site that offers a game similar to this one because if there was, I have a very strong feeling that this place would be a ghost town. As is, the people in charge know that there isn't one out there, so they apparently feel like they can treat their customers as shabbily as they want. No updates for months, no sign that anyone is even at the wheel. And when someone actually does show up, their means of deciding on an issue is to have a poll in a thread and take a frickin' vote. What the hell kind of leader is that?