In regards to Southperry, I think it should be made clear that our disagreements with the site is not about their admin hurting our teams' "feelings", more that they engage in tracking and publication of movements of Nexon America employees to and from their website to a closed group of donors, and continue to engage in and allow extremely negative discussion of Nexon America employees on their website. When confronted with their removal as a fansite once this came to light, their admins showed a side that confirmed that removing them was the correct choice.
And then in the real world...
I refuted every point, gave him plenty of opportunity to mea culpa and address it, or even to work with me to address it, and got back 9 months of silence followed by that post.
Apparently this how Bret believes community building works.
The whole IP address thing is hilarious as every forum system (vBulletin,IPB etc) shows the moderators all of the registered users IPs (And guests as well), what kinda excuse is that...
They have nothing to argue back with.
Can you do a full quote display? The link to the nexon forum page isn't leading to the appropriate thread/post
continue to engage in and allow extremely negative discussion of Nexon America employees on their website. When confronted with their removal as a fansite once this came to light, their admins showed a side that confirmed that removing them was the correct choice.
Doesn't sound butt hurt at all. And lol at "shower a side that confirmed...". Yes because telling them the harsh reality of the current stage of the game is such a bad thing /sarcasm
This would be fascinating if it weren't so typical. You were remarkably restrained and affable about it. It really is a shame that Artasi has chosen this path after all the work Girasol put in and the success it earned.
I bet he loved it when you pointed out that Nexon needs us more than we need them. I think the population of active players here is certainly proof of that. This site has also far outlasted any of his predecessors and will surely outlast him if the game even continues much longer.
I'm a little regretful that this post could easily mean a permanent end of any official relationship for SP, but that's the wonderful thing about this site. We're not afraid to speak out when we see something wrong. We can be a bit harsh when we critique, but for most of us it comes from a place of love. Even those of us that have moved on to other games still have a soft spot for this game. We'd love to see it made great again, but that's never going to happen if we as players don't tell it like it is. White washing every mistake by Nexon hasn't improved the game- just the opposite. Occasionally, I'd like to just start beating some Nexon employees over the head with mallet that declares, "do this instead and I'll give you giant piles of money" in hopes that they'd understand through osmosis since they sure aren't using their ears to listen.
It was first moved to off-topic, then deleted.
Would be interesting to see if it remains on the subreddit.
Sad thing is, I doubt anyone who doesn't browse Southperry already, would understand or care even if they did read it.