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FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:48 am
by cyckuan
Considering the additional powers and privileges that FireFly (or simply any game developer) possesses, let's debate about whether FireFly should allow its staff and moderators to intervene or interfere with the actual game world.

Having been one of many game moderators myself in the past (other game), I have seen game moderators justify their intervention with the reasoning that "they would like to spice things up and make things more fun".

Fun adds to the life of the game. In that sense, it is prolonging and constructive. That said, if the intervention is partisan, it can drive people away.

Normal players do not have the ability to make global proclamations that transcends worlds. (We will disregard the baseless and defamatory nature of certain "proclamations" for now.)

The problem is, once power abuse starts, it is hard to know when to stop. Till the world is ruined for good.

If the game population finds that there has been interference and such interference is partisan, what avenue or recourse does the game population have to set things right?

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:27 pm
by Lord Benevolent
Moderators possess no powers other than giving 1 or 3 day bans on communications (mail, forum, parish wall, chat). The admins are Firefly employees, not your fellow players. Only admins can make global proclamations (admin messages + warnings of downtime).

I'm not sure what the point of this thread is. I agree with all of what you say, it simply fails to apply to Stronghold Kingdoms.

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:01 pm
by Voninski
Let me redirect this thread to what sparked it.

House 1 would appreciate you not slandering our reputation by putting out "anonymous" and most likely fake quotes about world 5. We are not interested in crushing peasants beneath our feet and you have made it seem like the H1 doctrine is to oppress the whole server. We have no policy stating that the server is with us or against us.

In the future if you would like a comment please speak with house leadership not make it up or find some random comment from someone who has no input on house policy.

-Von
Head H1 Diplomat

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:08 pm
by Lord Benevolent
Is this about a glory round news article? The quotes in those are always fictitious and aimed at sounding competitive and authentic. We see that a round has ended and we write a few words, filling in the names of the winners and losers. We have absolutely no interest in the politics of the game worlds.

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:12 pm
by Voninski
I don't believe you were actually trying to take sides. We just don't want fictitious quotes to be portrayed as actual H1 members.

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:08 pm
by DavidSpy
Voninski wrote:I don't believe you were actually trying to take sides. We just don't want fictitious quotes to be portrayed as actual H1 members.
FF has been doing news reports similar to this since I started playing over a year ago. It's in good fun and, although Lord Benevolent says otherwise, I think most players realize the quote is so far out, it's fictitious. :D

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:50 pm
by Voninski
Careful David. We are on the verge of declaring war on the Mods.

I have seen these posts all the time and we actually think they are pretty cool. I have never seen one that says "A house 1 member is QUOTED as saying we have no allies and we are going to crush everyone that isnt house 1"

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:56 pm
by Lord Benevolent
:lol: Don't worry, we don't let our mods anywhere near these stories. No need to declare war on them. We haven't made fake quotes in a while, I guess my colleague wanted to spice it up again. No hard feelings.

Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:00 pm
by pmpdru
War on the mods?

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Re: FireFly Interference

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:17 pm
by LuCkY7s07
Using fictitious quotes is quite dangerous and unprofessional, however you look at it, especially as this game is very perception based.

As for the mods, lets do this :) (you guys are basically the only ones on the server anymore)