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#1 Bridget_Cleary

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:59 AM

I suppose this will provide an irresistable opportunity for the trolls but I really do think it has to be said. Like coming back on to the forums yesterday after three months away, nothing has changed, the same old, same old is happenning. So, I thought why the hell do I want to get back in to this. The simple answer is because I want to catch up with friends.

 

I left 3dx because of rl stuff, yeah I do have one and it is important to me. I'm glad I left but really miss my friends here. So the questions is - does the pleasure of catching up with friends outweigh the crap on WC and those occassional incidents of bullying that I've witnessed in game. I'll say it's borderline. The forums are a different issue but they provide an extra way to keep in touch with friends so the crap that goes on does impinge on what I do. At the moment the jury is still out - sorry friends I love you to bits but I think you understand. If rl continues to get more stable then that might tip the balance.

 

The bottom line is, maybe there's two of them.

 

First I think Gizmo is not making as much money as he could be because the crap on the forums puts some people off joining and the crap that goes on in WC puts some people off renewing. As an aside I think dealing with forum and in game crap is more important than more clothes, user created content and stuff.

 

Second since when has it been fun, and worth paying for, to read the drivel that goes on in WC and to witness bullying in game. The stuff that goes on in the forum kinda reinforces that, I mean like it seriously is not fun.

 

So trolls, troll away. I might or might not reply. Either way you make yourselves look like twats. People who want to pick up on this and dicuss it properly, then be my guest go ahead and I hope the trolls don't bully you. fwiw - I don't know about anybody else but it stands out a mile that the trolls cannot cope with the tables being turned on them.

 

In the absence of action from on high I'm not sure what it'll take to convince me to rejoin. Most likely I'll decide that friends far outweigh forum and in game crap.

 


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:42 PM

I have left several times and taken a break due to the crap, but when I come back it is always because I miss a handful of people who I love to bits and think the world of, and there is no way I would ever see them again other than in 3DX so I stay despite the shit going on and do whatever I need to to avoid it, so I get where you are coming from. On your first point's aside, I agree that content should currently take a backseat to dealing with the other stuff. While updates/new content are desperately needed in all areas, fuck knows we all know that, they will be an ongoing thing into the future and people will never be satisfied no matter how many new things they get and always be asking for more anyway and that area is an ongoing continual thing with no end to it, so I see the fundamental and so-far ignored issue of game abuse being the bigger priority right now, because it has huge consequences for the game's longevity and popularity and retainment of interesting new players (we want them to stay, not visit for a month then leave - some people say that 3DX gets it's income from new players coming for a month then leaving, but if we retained more players we would still have the same amount of new people coming in to test it out but also more continual recurring subs from those who stayed), this allows us to build a larger and better community which in turn gives us more income to invest in more updates, and as it (if done properly and effectively from the get-go) would be a one-off thing which was done and dusted after implementation, we could then concentrate on all the rest that the game needs having already dealt with that. If it is not dealt with first, it never will be, as the updates like I said are ongoing and the dev team will never be able to satisfy the player base, that job will just take all their resources endlessly with no end in sight. And yes, some trolls are very nervous right now. My advice to you would be to rejoin for your friends because why should you or they have to suffer for the stupidity and crap of others, use 3DX to enhance your life a little and just find ways to block out the shit, plus join others in the fight to remove it. Take breaks from time to time if you need them, but never let others push you out of the game permanently.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:53 PM

Only three months away? 15 for me and, you're right, same ol' same ol'.
I don't explicitly try to avoid conflict. I'll respond to anything, if I feel like it. Perhaps I've been lucky. I iggy a lot of WC, which cleans it up a bit and I have at least one on the forum that I block. In neither case to avoid drama but just because of the type of comments they make. In fact, I've never really had any drama.
On the other hand, I try to contribute as much as possible... my cartoon strip (well, ex-car...), image accompanied suggestions for improvement, etc. I have a good set of "friends" here still and enjoy the building process. Those things and the excellent quality user rooms/music streams keep me busy so I don't notice a lot of drama involving others either.
I don't necessarily disagree with anything you say, except that you "think Gizmo is not making as much money as he could be." Well, of course, he could be making more but the fact that he isn't has nothing to do with the "crap" on the forums or WC putting people off. It is the high cost subscription for little development return by them, compared to other games.


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#4 MikeyDee

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:20 PM

Pretty much my sentiments about this place.

I got tired of letting the bad stuff impacting my life and my time in game so I just treat it with disregard. If you’re nice to me then I’m nice to you. If things get too much or I can see I’m not being productive in game or enjoying my time logged on I log out and go do something else.

It’s a wonderful place if you want it to be and a horrible place if you let it get under your skin.

Just these last few days and last weekend I’ve been shown what it can be like for the sheer fun and pleasure.

Over the last week I’ve reconnected with good friends, got back behind the decks and DJd and dated after hiatus and that’s opened things right back up as well as shown me it’s great when you focus on what makes it great. It’s a fine art to get that balance but you can get it.

The game has so much scope to be bigger and more successful. Everyone knows this but we all wait with baited breath. The potential passion and skills are evident in the community. I hope some day that’s harnessed.

Welcome back by the way. :)
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#5 Xandisweet

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

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#6 MikeyDee

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:51 PM

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Couldn’t agree more.

It’s Gavel banging time 😁

#7 Sleeper_Girl

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:02 PM

Couldn’t agree more.

It’s Gavel banging time

The irony in that meme is delicious.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#8 Xandisweet

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:06 PM

Was just saying not to let others effect your life. Am wishing to all to find their own version of happiness. I may be a bitch but I'm not cold hearted.

Edit: I'm sure you can relate

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:07 PM

My personal story, not that it is anyone's business, is that I decided to scrap the entire thing and start completely over from point number one. With that it requires a lot of changes in attitude and behavior, but those things are possible if you try. Obviously by reading these forums some people are going to be impossible to deal with no matter what you do. Many times it is like they have a Rolodex of cliche 3dx insults, that they reference in times where they have nothing else worthwhile to say. I am not impressed, though many times amused and that is fine, they make for good entertainment watching them fuss about like rotten children, and you just keep moving forward to better things.


Edited by Sleeper_Girl, 24 January 2019 - 02:10 PM.


#10 Xandisweet

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:00 PM

Be more specific in your baits next time please.

And Bridget, I do hope this time around is better for you.

#11 Sleeper_Girl

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:59 PM

Bridget? I don’t think I have ever quoted myself before on forums, but in the spirit of the self-proclaimed king of forums and his vast kingdom of four people, here it goes.
 

Many times it is like they have a Rolodex of cliche 3dx insults, that they reference in times where they have nothing else worthwhile to say.


Walked right into that one did you? You are confusing what I represent and what your friend does, who was also on forums as KyleGamer and KorbinDallas, perhaps while he was suspended for homophobic and gender shaming remarks, as well as offensive comments about someone's alleged mental illness. In doing so he made all the same insults, attacks, and yes, even poems on all three forum accounts. Roses are red, violets are blue? Perhaps short term memory loss may be a critical flaw in his attempts at multiple personality trolling. Your friend really left tons of evidence all over his crime scenes didn’t he. The most compelling parts being when he had conversations with himself on those same accounts as if he was talking to other people. Now that’s special. It is odd that those two accounts were permanently banned while his favorite account still remains, and not for lack of trying by several members to have it removed. As I said earlier this week, it will come to end eventually. Probably not today or tomorrow, maybe not even this year, since he has been festering here for so long, and being such a serious and malignant tumor, so deeply entrenched, he is admittedly difficult to remove. But it will happen eventually. Have a beautiful day.


Edited by Sleeper_Girl, 24 January 2019 - 02:09 PM.


#12 Sleeper_Girl

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:07 PM

Oh I see now Bridget is the OP. It’s hard to keep track of your people’s craziness, but this time it is on me for not paying attention.

#13 Xandisweet

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:13 PM

Sweetie, please stop trolling her diary. I'm removing myself as my main purpose to welcome her back to the forums is done. Have a great day

#14 Sleeper_Girl

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

I don't like to think of it as trolling. More of philosophical discussion sandwiched inside of a history lesson.  ;)



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

Be more specific in your baits next time please.

 

 

Sweetie, please stop trolling her diary.

 

I forgot to say, I find the comments in these posts to be delicious.

 

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:10 AM

Comparing the state of the forums and WC now and to when i started 5 years ago, its safe to say the place has turned into a circus. Its a playground for bullies, idiots and the like to fester and prey on people. When I first started we had moderators in game, Bran would not have tolerated any of the bullshit that goes on in WC now, most would have been on a 24hour ban within minutes if she was still around. Sadly however that sort of power went to her head, which happens when you have a moderator who is also an in game player.

We had moderators on the forums for a while, again this failed and I think a lot of that was again because they used people from the game instead of a person that had no links to anyone. Posts were been seen as favoured

because some things got removed where other stuff wasn't, helps when your friend is a moderator as certain individuals on here would most likely know.

The saddest thing is, in a time when society is trying to stop cyber bullying, trying to eliminate racism, and  people being called out for their gender or their sexual preference, it largely goes unpoliced on here. That blame falls largely back on the devs who seem rather to encourage drama than do anything about it because hey...nobody wants to join a game where everybody gets along and is happy, like reality television that just won't get people in. So instead we let the bullies and trolls get away with it and the occasional " don't do it again" is the only consequence.

I just hope that one day someone is not trolled or bullied so much that they harm themselves or take their own life.....and don't say ….that doesn't or wont happen, because it does and could. And if so, not only does it fall  back on those bullying, but on the devs for doing nothing to prevent it.


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#17 Sleeper_Girl

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:05 PM

That last part was a very heavy and dark thought. Not going to add anything to it.

 

But on the topic of moderators, they have had them in forums too, but the same things happened that you just described. That is an interesting aspect of having sociopaths present here, they can be quite charming and manipulate people that provide them some benefit to their bigger agenda, so those same things happened here. Certain moderators had the shade pulled over their eyes and started to protect and favor some really horrible people while not hesitating to punish others not in their favor. That being said I would not envy any person(s) who had to moderate this game or its forums as they are now, but I firmly believe it has to be done by administrator(s), as it is currently conducted, and not other members. Mostly I think more options and avenues to self-moderation need to provided instead. More thorough ignore systems within forums and also methods to remove unwanted visitors in user shared rooms (an eject/boot option) and also the removal of general locations and world chat.



#18 Bridget_Cleary

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

I’m struck speechless. ............... lmao

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 05:43 PM

hey, looking for master -baiters and i hear you guys form a circle jerk, chanting lesbian folk songs while writing my name over and over while you orgasm. what you folks lack in penis size you more than make up for in enthusiasm 

 

Rob Rob Rob... you can't stop doing this? I mean calling all girls not sharing your opinion fakes? Welcome to reality Rob where girls can be as smart as boys! Deal with it.



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:03 PM

Only one of those is obviously not an alt of you. You were very rude about her in a PM. I have screen grab of this PM which was deleted by somebody.




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