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Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

I came back from a week of vacation to this sad news. For the little I am able to play between my job and taking care of my 3 kids, word of Phoenix closing has absolutely gutted me. This was the server I always came back to when I had time, and I recently was really enjoying the hours I was getting to share with others in the frontiers. I have immense respect for Reix, Smap, and Wicheals, and others like them, who took leadership roles in Hib BGs to make the nights I had a couple of hours to spend in game all the more fun. Some of the BG vs. BG fights I have experienced on Phoenix are among my favorite moments playing DAoC. I was initially one of the players who left after NF was implemented, but I came back months later and learned that I really enjoyed, and ultimately preferred, the NF maps. Go figure.

To the entire Phoenix team, thank you for all that you have done. You brought countless hours of escape to me and I will really miss the experience of being a small part of this server and this community. I hope to hear more about Phoenix 2.0 in the near future.

Revian / Revid / Barrin

Re: How can we keep the server alive?

Uthgard population also didn't really plumet because of that: it did erode significantly over time, but nothing particularly unusual with a MMO with no content patches, and the deathblow really was the opening of Phoenix
The deathblow was Blue and Shabydos rly thought their vision of a stoneage daoc would be entertaining after 20 years and not do what playerbase told them to do...
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Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

Beckett wrote:
Fri 30 Jul 2021 9:53 AM
There were/are no auto bans, all bans require a member of staff to activate. We were also up front about our actions. The rules state that we will possibly scan your computer for "Illegal" programs. We announced all changes to the rules regarding sharing/computers. Nobody was permabanned for if they inadvertantly shared, they recieved a 3 day ban. If they then proceeded to repeat the sharing they were then permabanned for the 2nd offence.

Well you are not 100% here. Cause we created 3 accounts on 1 computer, those 2 "non main" accounts were permabanned. But in fact i just helped my family create the accounts, but you guys permabanned them. In the rules back then it stated something like "You are only allowed to have 1 account per PERSON" It did not say anything about where the account should be created or such.

So hence half of my family was banned because they were "Secondary accounts" And when i talk to you guys about it i get the answer like "You know what you done!"

Also a GM threatened me ingame cause i was putting shrooms on Castle walls (dont remember the exact thinge but it was something like inner door not down and shrooms on walls. I filmed it and sent to Another GM who said it was completely fine. So seems like the rules were vague or GM's not sure how to handle things.

I say it again, its probably the most fun Daoc server i played on, but the whole "Big dark shadow in the skies" watching every move you make and just waiting for a reason to ban you is there kinda ruined it for me among other things. Like Nerf my main Animist to the ground while having 10ppl GTaoe blasting a tower making the game unplayable was totally fine felt like priorities were meh

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

Toss wrote:
Fri 30 Jul 2021 8:42 AM
Yes i understand why the rule is there. But the whole "Auto-ban" And all that stuff just made me puke. And then they re-patch so whole computer goes Bananas thinking of viruses and what not just so Dev's can scan your computer for illegal programs and what not. Im 100% Sure that this server died 2x as fast as it should/could because of unneccesary bans

There were/are no auto bans, all bans require a member of staff to activate. We were also up front about our actions. The rules state that we will possibly scan your computer for "Illegal" programs. We announced all changes to the rules regarding sharing/computers. Nobody was permabanned for if they inadvertantly shared, they recieved a 3 day ban. If they then proceeded to repeat the sharing they were then permabanned for the 2nd offence.

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

watbrif wrote:
Fri 30 Jul 2021 12:34 AM
I agree that this rule was rather unfortunate. I doubt though it came about because the devs were mean/cruel/void of empathy, but rather because the requests were too many (this is my conjecture) and couldn't be handled by a bunch of volunteers.

Yes i understand why the rule is there. But the whole "Auto-ban" And all that stuff just made me puke. And then they re-patch so whole computer goes Bananas thinking of viruses and what not just so Dev's can scan your computer for illegal programs and what not. Im 100% Sure that this server died 2x as fast as it should/could because of unneccesary bans

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

Toss wrote:
Thu 29 Jul 2021 3:28 AM
Well for starters, we are a family of 5, whole family played on 3 computers. BAM! 4 of us were banned for "Account sharing" and the answers we got was like "You know what you done wrong Silly!" And thats that.... My Daughter really enjoyed the game but lost all will to play any games after she got banned. She basicly logged into her account on my computer. But NOPE! NOT ALLOWED!

So in order for us to play legally on that server we have to have 5 computers wich i think is total BS. No other game has anything remotely like this.
Also a few of my friends got into similar situations. And i think that such things are just bullshit. Way to kill your own server tbh. They banned alot of Multiboxers and botters, but alot of innocent people was drawn down the same hole and they just basicly shrug it off. "Who cares?

I agree that this rule was rather unfortunate. I doubt though it came about because the devs were mean/cruel/void of empathy, but rather because the requests were too many (this is my conjecture) and couldn't be handled by a bunch of volunteers.

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

Magesty wrote:
Thu 29 Jul 2021 12:40 AM
Toss wrote:
Wed 28 Jul 2021 7:28 PM
Half of my friends have been Permabanned and are no longer able to play the game they enjoy so much, What happens when half my friends dissapear? They want me to enjoy other games with them instead.

Get smarter friends. That is hardly the devs' fault.

Plus, there was a system in place where they could be reinstated and on probation. If the 50% remaining were willing to stand in as probation officers you could have all been back up and running in a matter of two months.

Unless, of course, there is more to the story...

Well for starters, we are a family of 5, whole family played on 3 computers. BAM! 4 of us were banned for "Account sharing" and the answers we got was like "You know what you done wrong Silly!" And thats that.... My Daughter really enjoyed the game but lost all will to play any games after she got banned. She basicly logged into her account on my computer. But NOPE! NOT ALLOWED!

So in order for us to play legally on that server we have to have 5 computers wich i think is total BS. No other game has anything remotely like this.
Also a few of my friends got into similar situations. And i think that such things are just bullshit. Way to kill your own server tbh. They banned alot of Multiboxers and botters, but alot of innocent people was drawn down the same hole and they just basicly shrug it off. "Who cares?

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

Havent played in a while, tryed to play yesterday and saw the population and figure something was going on and learn about server closing. i truly enjoy my time here, of all the freeshard this is the only one where it felt like the good old days to me, i level soo many toons just going in the frontier ganking people around my level leveling deep in enemy territory, there was soo much people thx for the great memories and thanks to everyone for playing this game that we all somehow comeback too all the time hopefully a new popular server in the future

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

Toss wrote:
Wed 28 Jul 2021 7:28 PM
Half of my friends have been Permabanned and are no longer able to play the game they enjoy so much, What happens when half my friends dissapear? They want me to enjoy other games with them instead.

Get smarter friends. That is hardly the devs' fault.

Plus, there was a system in place where they could be reinstated and on probation. If the 50% remaining were willing to stand in as probation officers you could have all been back up and running in a matter of two months.

Unless, of course, there is more to the story...

Re: The Sky Is Really Falling This Time

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