Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all the good little gamers, games masters and game sages at Aeria Games were preparing for a week of festivities and events. Some thing to give the community a reason to be merry. Meanwhile, lurking in the shadows of an Aeria Games forum frequented by many and accessible by few, a most heinous act was being committed:

This holiday season a good little visitor gave to me... proof of stalking. 
On a distant Aeria Games forum not terribly far away there lies an isolated land called a private forum that is only accessible by AGE employees with proper clearance and customers who happen to be community volunteers. In their private forums out from under the watchful eye of everyone with an internet connection, many threads such as this may exist. Since it is for the good of the community, that customers police other customers. While it doesn't say that in the terms of service every customer agrees to, it is hoped that no one with access to that information would ever present it to an outsider as a gift.

So let's talk about the nature of this gift. It originates from the supposedly private Aeria Games Shaiya Community Volunteer forums, features well over 12 pages of what would be "incriminating evidence" against one player who was for a time not aware of the thread's existence, and according to Superman0x serves a legitimate purpose. I'm not sure I want to know what the purpose is since the person whose name is specifically mentioned will never ever get to say something in her defense but rather primarily other community volunteers will. Well actually most of them are in agreement with the author or are embroiled in a debate as to what to do to solve the problem that is a player who hasn't broken the rules (or has) but one singular person is hoping to perhaps seek help in finding something that would constitute a good reason for why this player should be banned. I wonder what that says about the game masters who respond to tickets, but also have more informal conversations with community volunteers and trust that the community volunteers when making such a thread wouldn't do so simply because a player got off on the wrong foot with them. I've decided this is one of the worst gifts I ever received.

It being A few minutes 'til Christmas, I honestly cannot wait to see what else Aeira Games has to give to its customers.

Side Note: 
I know it's been awhile since the last post due to holiday plans and scheduling. I'll try to get back to posting more regularly

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