It's free2play now right? I recommend checking it out on that basis alone because I don't think it's that bad of a game. It's an interesting one that does a lot of things that you haven't seen in an online game like this for twenty plus years. Also the people still playing it are batshit insane and are fun to play with.3 years later, I wonder if the game is better now? It's been receiving constant patches and I hear it's pretty good.
CantStopTheNemo said:Hey, remember when you nearly got the entire sub reddit shut down because you were posting addresses in Manitoba for jamma to SWAT, because 3 days later the fatal SWATing in Wichita happened, and you had to go back and edit your post, then raged at me for days because you finally realised how off the rails you'd gone...?
Which ultimately led to Reddit itself forcing Digibond out, and appointing their own mod? Which got MassivelyOP to *finally* start covering the toxicity in the community, but at that point didn't have the honesty to admit that the entire subreddit over that Christmas had been taken over by rape and death threats towards me, and family members and loved ones their stalking had identified... leaving the suggestion hanging in the air that it was the *critics* that were responsbile for the toxicity... because neither the posters here, nor MassivelyOP wanted to admit yet that they'd been horribly, *immorally monsterously wrong* about the prejudices they held?
"titler and jamma alts"....? I didn't even have any until you all stupidly lost track of the fact that I was documenting harassment in the community both for my own attempt to serve court papers, and to warn decent people away; and far too many of you got caught up in the drama and attempted to get me removed from the critical community and Reddit itself out of personal animus and stupidity, which finally got my original account struck down because one new reported thing, *after 4 years of obsession* appears to have stuck.
I've since got *one* account that I used to still keep in touch with this shit show when I want to be clear it's me; *this one*. And I have been on Reddit all along on a different one that I've continued to post as before, one that never was banned there because it never posted there, and it never visited your little fiefdom because you were no longer important. It's many, many years old now, and thousands upon thousands of karma because, outside of the Shroud hotbed of insanity *normal people don't think the way about me that toxic idiots here did*.
A Mod position by the way, you only got because it amused me to seed the idea with the outgoing Reddit appointed mod, because he had no idea how to handle the insane harassment that you, as well as jamma, had personally stirred up over the Christmas of 2017/Spring 2018. I thought it would be funny to then make you clean it all up; If I can be bothered, I'll pull the archive of all my PMs with him where he too claimed I was sockpuppetting his shut down poll; even though he had no idea which way I wanted the subreddit to go; I downloaded my entire comment history ready for potential court appearances, so I still have those too.
The fact that someone utterly lacking in intelligence, but drowning in obsession managed to confuse so many of you that I was doing what he obviously was, because you were petty, vindicitive, and so very limited is one of the saddest elements of this whole shit show. You couldn't even ally with the people supporting the cause you claimed to be interested in, because you were so easily highjacked by idiots.
Oh, there was plenty of sockpuppeting in general; I have my suspicions who Narficus is, but it was never me, much as it amused me to see "VladamirBegemot" claim it was, then later go back and delete the post because it gave away one of his sockpuppets instead.
And I know InsaneMembrane was running multiple accounts on Shroud itself, many of which never got caught because he kept his criticism separate... because he told me who a few of them were; CaptinJackSparrow was him, as was quite a few of the older, flash in the pan posters here.
And I once used a single, absolutely ridiculous alt on MMORPG because I've noticed that some people use what looks like the genuinely mentally ill to sneak abuse and drama through people's filters; Time Lord on Shroud does that, I'm pretty sure. It amused me again to see just how blind the then incredibly toxic forums were to having the piss taken out of them.
I have toyed with the idea a lot of the drama was someone playing both sides; but it was always irrelevant, because as I pointed out to the lunatics, what mattered was that Shroud dev's themselves were weaponizing the harassment, and clearly happy for it to be directed against critics. It didn't matter then who was doing it, except that I intended to prosecute them for the rape and death threats being sent constantly...
What mattered was Portalarium clearly weren't concerned about *stopping* it, and thus I was keeping everyone else safe from it.
And I've long since proved my point, and used the Arbitration Court documents to form links with the people who really mattered, the gaming media.
Documents that, remember, you particularly tried to claim wasn't even real because at the time you were so emotionally limited you wanted to believe I was making it all up... honestly, the stupidity was *staggering*; quite apart from ignoring the well known internet truth that, once you start going the legal route, *you are advised not to talk about your case*, I needed to keep an absolutely clear evidential line that some of the posted harassment and threats were using information that couldn't possibly have been gained any other way than by leaking from Portalarium...
Which is one reason *why* they didn't dare turn up in Arbitration Court; they knew I had all the receipts.
I long since walked away with my held held high, and every point I needed to make proven to people who actually mattered and had any kind of morality or brains worth appealling too. That people here are *still* believing the idiocy of up to *8 years ago* is just the kind of sad, so very sad lack of any kind of personal quality that you should have grown out of decades ago.
And it continues to be so achingly, blackly funny to me today.
I'm still playing Shroud of the Avatar. I'm SO fucking utterly sick of Generic Fantasy setting #734.440.524 MMO. It's at least a bit different. The game is now VASTLY better than when it was released. But it still has it's issues.What happened there anyways, where did Jaesun go?
How is this game still going? Ultima fans can't be that blinded by nostalgia.
I'm still playing Shroud of the Avatar. I'm SO fucking utterly sick of Generic Fantasy setting #734.440.524 MMO. It's at least a bit different. The game is now VASTLY better than when it was released. But it still has it's issues.
like I said, I was having fun with it until I couldn'tHow is this game still going? Ultima fans can't be that blinded by nostalgia.