12sky2 esmorax’s plea.
First of all I have to say that understand it was partly my own responsibility for doing such a trade, however, it is not like the Gm’s stand powerless facing a scammer.
Just because this is a game doesn’t mean none of the morals in the real world apply here.
In normal day life, if someone gets scammed, the police wouldn’t say “it was your own responsibility, therefore we cannot do anything for you at all.”
It would be the end of the world and its legal system as we know it. It is true that, whenever people get online, it is easier to pretend or become a whole different person. However does this give a reason why crimes shouldn’t be tackled? Is this a reason why every individual is on their own handling their fate? Well, of course the answer is NO.
I always thought that the rules of morality applied for the aeriagames company. In fact, it was one of the first big pro’s the Twelve Sky and the Wolf Team community had.
I’m absolutely sure that the majority of the players hate these scammers. What they do is not right, it is against the ToS and even more, it is against the moralities the modern world holds.
I have to cite form the ToS:
“You must observe these terms, all applicable laws and also basic rules of etiquette and common courtesy when using the Website. Any conduct that violates the law in an offline, real world community is also a violation of these terms. AGE will not tolerate any illegal or offensive conduct.
You agree not to take any of the following actions:
(n) Take any action that may prohibit other users from enjoying the services of the Website or games.”
There is also the increasing problem of name scammers, who as their names already indicated, scam players by faking names. However, I noticed that lately they have become increasingly aggressive and have started to promote illegal third-party websites that scam one’s account.
--Is it fair that someone who constantly verbally abuses players gets a punishment.. whilst someone who scams them and leaves with highly valuable goods where the player has invested a lot of time in.. can just go free to strike again?--
I understand that banns and other punishments have to be executed with the greatest care, yet with so much overwhelming evidence… it almost feels like the victims get punished for becoming a victim, rather than the perpetrators... all the GM’s do is sit back and withdraw themselves from the game. In real life there would have been people standing firm like the GM, but the majority would have said that it is not right for the victim to be not helped and the culprit going out free. This is not a matter of who’s responsibility it was, this is a morale matter of justice. There is no good reason to let criminals or people endorsing themselves in illegal activity go unpunished.
I recall a 12sky community, in which the GM’s actually not only stood for their ToS, but also for the players. I know of NO other online game or community where the player’s issues are handled with this level of care. I even have to say that the community service on another aeria hosted game, Wolf Team, are better. There, hackers and glitchers DO get their punishments with sufficient evidence...
Don’t we see that the Gm’s confidence in the rules is so great that it’s actually defying its very purpose? Namely that these rules were set up to guarantee a pleasant gaming environment for the players and their security. This game is far from the edge, but even I can sense it going downwards at this very moment. I feel that if we don’t do something fast, it might just end like our beloved Twelve Sky...
Yet all I see is that the Gm’s are using them as an sort of excuse to not carry out their so needed actions against these crimes.
I still have faith in aeriagames, yet by situations like these, even my faith is tested to its uttermost level.
For those who don’t want to read all of this:
Scamming should be punished hard, especially if there’s hard evidence.
The way it is atm, it seems like scamming is allowed and it will only continue to get out of hand.
There are many reasons why it should be dealt with, yet the Gm’s simply don’t. (most of the time)
At this moment it seems like Gm's are either ignoring these issues or allowing them.. (in a way because they don't act against them)
Thx for your time.
Devotion Fujin(R.I.P TS1)/Nemesis Fujin G12 R6.(esmorax)Guild: NoRemorse Tag:Esmo. Wolf Team.(Ex0tic)Rank: silver bar+Pride: TheLaw Status: Retired
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