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    I think I and many others have noticed a change in attitude from Rolle and I guess now the admin team in recent months. A shift towards a less forgiving and more "my way or the highway" approach. I cite the lore wipe as marking the beginning of this change and the way groups, specifically hostile groups were threatened with removal and punish from Rolle, something that is continuing. Other important events are Dusty's perma ban and, from personal experience, my removal from staff. But I'd say one of the most drastic and uncalled for displays of admin authority was tonight with the banning of 4 individuals from a report by the same administrator who reported them. Something Rolle approved of. The exercise of Rule 4 in a way that only paints a picture of the admin team and Rolle simply not giving a fuck what anyone else thinks because they run the server and they will do as they please. The first instance of this was JimRP giving me warning points for a status I put on his profile and then denying my ban appeal himself. Now we have Aiko making a report against a group of people without video evidence, waiting for a PoV and then banning all of them minutes after it was posted. This "Deal with it" attitude in my opinion is extremely detrimental to the community. I don't play on the servers because I am not satisfied with DayZ right now, something most people agree on illustrated by the decline in players, but seeing this type of behavior dissuades me from ever playing again. I can only imagine how current players must feel knowing now that if they slip up the admins will not hesitate to permanently remove them at a moment's notice with Rolle's blessing. I can only imagine how new players might perceive the casual removal of players by administrators in a report they made. I can only imagine how the rest of staff must feel about this whole thing, especially Gamemasters who have been basically cast aside for a liberal use of Rule 4. I made a poll to gauge these opinions exactly. I didn't want to get sucked into some drama in this community again, I prefer being a lurker who beanz posts or banters in status updates. I don't like having to call out Rolle or the admin team, since the other two haven't given their opinion and because I considered Aiko one of my best mentors in staff. But I firmly believe this attitude will kill the community and there are no viable alternatives. This is the only DayZ roleplaying community that isn't a pile of shit, so let's not turn it into one.
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    Ease up there, people are upset and have the right to voice their opinions. Knock off the hardbody attitude, mkay?
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    It is a response to the behavior and abuse we are exposed to from some of the community members. People constantly break rules, prioritize PvP above RP, abuse rule loop holes, behave badly, start drama, flame each other, start rumors. It's a constant work and uphill battle for staff to make this community a nice place to be and there's only that much we can take before we lose patience, stop being nice with 3 point warnings and cautions. We tried to be lenient, we introduced 0 point cautions and verbal warnings in threads, a lot of people who would have been permabanned just a year or two ago have been put on final warnings instead. But when a time comes when people push things too far we snap and we will not let things slide anymore. I guess more people are feeling this way, seeing Aikos decision to use rule 4 today. That's the reason I am in the "I am the law", "this is my house", "deal with it" attitude. Remember that administrators are leaders of this community, they set rules that you must follow, they allow you to play here in the first place by accepting your whitelist, they are the law. They have rule 4 to their disposal to remove anyone, at any time, for any reason they see fit should they see the behavior harmful to the community and no staff procedure, sticky thread, rule on the rule page or popular opinion can stop them. The only thing that can is majority vote from the rest of the admin team (the only democracy in this community) or my personal veto. Rule 4 has always allowed administrators to remove people from the community and bypass any and all restrictions. Yes, all admins follow the procedure to not get involved in own groups reports or appeals to prevent conflict of interest. However use of rule 4 is a special circumstance that does not require following that procedure. So you are severely misinformed saying that "back in X an admin would get in trouble", when rule 4 goes into effect everything else is disregarded. That's the whole point with rule 4 - to bypass unnecessary bureaucracy and allow a few trusted people to remove troublemakers from the community swiftly and efficiently. So no, what Aiko did is fully acceptable and in line with rule 4 use, she is an administrator and she has full, unquestionable authority to use rule 4 the way she did. And she came to me ask for my opinion about it and get my approval and I told her to go ahead with rule 4 if she believed it was justified, since she knows best what happened and I trust her judgement. So no, she didn't really do it on her own without asking anyone first. Now, whether in this case rule 4 had to result in an instant permanent ban, that is an entire different question, which will undoubtedly be discussed in the admin team in the very near future.
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    Lmao that looks biased as fuck
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    100 Days A short story by Dino *His eyes would open up slowly, he dosed off again in his chair. He hits himself in the head multiple times saying ''Stupid, stupid'' he knew that they were going to be angry, he feel asleep and got kicked off the server after the restart when he was supposed to play all night, they'll be angry when they see that he's missing several hours of his playtime, he knew he would be punished. He rubs his eyes trying to wake up more, he looks towards his watch on his wrist to see the time.* ''100 days it has been'' *He said to himself* ''I've been here for 100 days, and to believe that this was supposed to be a simple repair job. Why did I've to make small talk? I saw the DayZRP icon in his toolbar and asked if he played on the server. ''Yes'' he said, of course he had to say yes.'' ''I showed him my profile, my character and we continued to talk about our experiences while I shut his computer off to have a look at the connections'' ''He said ''Excuse me for a moment while I check on something, you just continue your work'' ''Alright'' I said while I looked at the connections in his computer with my flashlight. His computer was in the basement and the lights where quite dim and there were no windows, still aren't any windows and the lights have been completely off for a while now, I only have the light from the monitor now.'' *He pauses for a moment, rubbing the back of his head, the bump that was there was gone now, but his head still hurt. He was unsure if it was from the hit or having to look at a monitor for so long.* ''The 2nd man I greeted when he came inside the house came walking down the stairs, he was holding something behind his back, but I didn't pay attention to it. I regret not doing so.'' As he was coming I greeted him again. ''Hello'' he said in a quiet and calm voice, he came up behind me and that's when I stopped working on the computer for a moment, looked towards him when I saw the baseball bat already in full swing towards my head. Things went dark after that.'' *He sits himself upright, logging back to the server. The game crashes ''Typical'' he says. He force closes the game and starts it back up, getting into the server this time and starts mindlessly running around* *He starts reminiscing about how it was compared to now* ''I haven't had a shower while I've been here, there isn't one. I used to keep myself clean with the sink that I've, but I gave up after a point. The guys don't come down here and I'm all by myself so what's the point?'' ''They put the food at the staircase by the door, they don't come and speak nor do anything else towards me unless I haven't done what I'm supposed to. Learned from my mistakes quickly back then.'' ''I'm not even sure what they're feeding me, it's some sort of gray paste without much flavor or smell, but it fills up my stomach so I can't complain much I guess. I've gotten used to it.'' *He stares at the monitor with a blank stare, just holding down W and SHIFT as his character just runs along the northern highway. He had been thinking why these people were forcing him to this, why were they forcing him to play on this server constantly, day in and day out.* *His guess was that they needed someone online at all times to make it seem like people were constantly playing, that there were no pause in the role play that was happening on the server. He shrugged as he was thinking about these things while still playing the game.* *He had been wondering if it was possible to escape, but this basement didn't have much. A small desk with a computer and a terrible chair. A mattress, not even a proper bed. There was a small bathroom with a toilet and a sink, but nothing that somebody would brag about. There were no windows, no vents big enough to crawl through. All that was around him was brick walls and the staircase leading up to a closed door.* *At this point he had accepted his fate, it has been so long now that he no longer has any hope to be rescued...* *THUMP* *A large noise was heard, his head span around towards the door. He got curious and slowly begun walking up the staircase, putting his ear against the locked door.* *THUMP* *He would hear again, he pressed his ear harder against the door, trying to hear something.* *He waited and waited, but nothing. Nothing could be heard, nothing. He hadn't spoken to another person in person since he arrived here* *He walked down the staircase, not caring if they heard him and sat down in the chair again. He lets out a big sigh before saying ''fuck'' quietly as he goes back to playing the game again, his eyes being halfway closed from exhaustion. He no longer believed that he would ever leave this place and he would be forever stuck playing a game that was more broken than himself* ''Day 100'' *He said quietly while a small tear would fall down his cheek* Fin
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    Actually you just projected your own biases by making this reply. The only person I told I was making this thread was Shroud who already agreed with what I was saying in ts. But if you want to dismiss a differing opinion by saying a poll is fake go ahead. You actually are the dayz rp equivalent of people who think Russia hacked the American election to determine the outcome.
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    Waking up with 49 notifications, I knew something was up..
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    Wait admins can now solve their own reports? wow ultimate power right? Guess the GMs are not trusted anymore to do their job. wonder what happened to protocol and balance in the staff team.. oh yea rule 4 shit all over it.
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    Whatever way the wind blows, I've loved my time in this community and made friends to last a lifetime. Love you guys. Its been real.
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    So, remove forum games off the activity feed? https://i.gyazo.com/192da6a1a1bdb4e55116c844961425f3.mp4 thanks for reading my suggestion, it means a lot
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    The admins are the leaders of the staff team and the community. Their actions do in fact reflect poorly on the rest of the staff team as well. If the people at the very top abuse their power, then it discredits the entire staff team. Why should people trust or respect the staff team if the admins, the ones who are supposed to lead by example, don't even follow the procedures they put in place to avoid bias and corruption?
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    I thought your group's roleplay the last couple days was great, it was thoughtfully creative, and rather hilarious, I enjoyed it... It's a damn shame you guys were banned . I hope Staff will accept your appeal to come back at some point...
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    But... there was 1 accused PoV, it was her own report situation (ergo bias), there's no evidence brought forwards yet? How is this justified and valid? Any action taken should always be done by a neutral 3rd party that is impartial. Her R4'ing them in her own situation is just flat out corrupt and biased.
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    My conspiracy theory is that the Beanz war thread is kept up to make the forum post counter on the front page look inflated so people don't see that the actual number of posts is an average of one per 20-25ish minutes on a normal day. It's all a front. A con.
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    Even though we got destroyed, had a great time PVP'ing with the Coalition vs the Anarchists! Here are some tags: Our Side @Anoymouse @XxGrAipYyxX @AshleyJesse @kimmylou @TheTrueHawk and a shitload more people Their Side The usual suspects of the Anarchists! @KyleRP tag ya bois Also after the fight, the Coalition got back together and roamed South Zagoria until I fell off the stairs and died in Tisy. That's three times in a row! I'm never going back to Tisy lmao
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    Yeesh, that was heavy.
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    Well, that's bias towards a situation if I've every damn well seen it. Jesus fucking Christ, what a mess.
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    @GreenySmiley @TiviylScratch @RogueSolace @Lyca Got Ella to smile and sign again. Enjoyed the RP ^^
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    Daughter turns one in less than 4 hours
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    Great rp today with @Brett, @Niccokick, and plenty of others.
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