Shroud's Status, Criticism, Healthy Debate, & the Future

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by DarkStarr, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Chatele

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    No drinking please..... they will get wasted and nothing of value or importance will get answered ….
     
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    @DarkStarr please understand many of us are loyal and love the game, but surely at time have issues with its direction. We pledged significant monies and time to help you all make this game. We love it, and appreciate all you and the team have done. Thank you.
     
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    Would it be offensive to most if we limited the number of post one can make in a month?

    Would it be offensive to put a reasonable character limit on all post so as to allow for a good discussion, yet eliminate the ability of some to seemingly totally dominate ever single conversation on the forums each day with multiple post?

    I believe we had something along these lines at one point in the past.

    Would it possibly help us all feel a bit more like we all have a voice and a chance for our thoughts and ideas to be heard and considered by the dev team and others here in the forums who might be able to add to the mix in a friendly, positive and supportive way even if of a different opinion?

    Would it help the developers to be able to comb thru the massive amount of post each month and quickly gain the jest of fan base feedback and the overall satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the game, thus being able to respond a bit more to the communities as a whole.

    ...If I know I have x-number of post for the month to use as I wish, with a max number of characters, pics, links etc.

    I think I would chose my words, points, arguments, ideas, complaints carefully and be more inclined to post just the things I really want to say vs blasting away at everyone who differs with me or worse out of fear, just turning away and not posting anything at all because of the feeling, I am about to be shouted over, or drowned out, by some someone with a self righteous attitude, diarrhea of the mouth, a general lack of love and respect for other people and a bad case of me, myself, and I!

    Having been here for awhile I have had to make many adjustments in my thinking about this game.
    Deciding to cut back on the amount of time I spend in the forums was a good decision I made, a few years ago, even cutting back on game time at times has been good for me.

    About 13 - 15 years ago, I came to the realization that I am not God deep down inside and that I have a rich list of character defects that seem to express themselves constantly if I do not live a full and balanced life, ...one where I am not the one calling all the shots and making all the decisions in all areas of my life without first listening to others I respect or are much more informed than I am on a whole host of life's issues.

    I do better with quality input from others. just listening to others without need to respond, correct, or alter their thoughts. It is amazing what one can hear in a crowed room. Asking someone if they would like some feedback is a very friendly and respectful response to someone at times. Sometimes they just want to vent, not be handled.

    I am just a old guy who enjoys getting out of the real world and wants to have some fun playing a computer game somewhere.

    I really likes the fact that even though I know little about this or any game, I can express my thoughts, ideas, and frustrations and have a reasonably chance of being heard by the community and developers and possibly even responded to once in a great while by a member of the dev team!

    SB
     
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    I think limiting certain peoples ability to post is necessary.
     
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    no limits, this is free speach..
     
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    I personally prefer a reasonable amount of moderation, just like I'd prefer that people behave themselves when I go to a conference, and if they don't, they're shown the door.
     
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    Keep limiting free speech here, and it will just get taken elsewhere. Perhaps one of the more nefarious places that seems to attract quite a few players.
     
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    History is not on your side in this matter.... @Lord-Galiwyn
     
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    Funny and very true, but I'm not so sure that was the point.

    I think we can all acknowledge that as a privately held company Portalarium is able moderate and limit what is posted here. However, in doing so they run the risk of pushing players to third party sites to freely voice their concerns and issues. I have always been of the mind, that controlling speech won't truly solve the real problems.

    If what the company is really worried about is looking bad, then it should probably look deeper to see if there are things going on that would make it look bad. If so, it’s not a "free speech" problem, it’s a management problem. And policies and controlling what people say are not going to help. The fact that Portalarium has been accepting of criticism and all forms of feedback is great and speaks wonders to their commitment to all of us!
     
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