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  2. WoAMapMaker

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    Jesus just saw this thread
  3. Yesterday
  4. CNiper

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    I gave you a plethora of reasons why separating PP from the Diplo server would be bad for the community as a whole and made no sense. Taking responsibility for your actions means admitting you were wrong, changing your policy, and building bridges for the community. Instead, you continue to act in the same hateful and vindictive manner as you've been publically peacocking about for the past 48 hours. Because you faced community pressure that was opposite from how you felt, you resigned, threw multiple temper tantrums, and continue to make demands of the remaining staff including a cease and desist order for us using the name and branding of Diplomunion. You've acted in an extremely immature way and continue to search for things to justify your destructive actions: for example what you've written above about me "wearing a mask", just because I'm a flawed individual who can sometimes lose their temper means that 99% of the time when I act as reasonable as possible and try hard to clear my head I'm somehow a double agent with malicious intentions which justifies your ugly behaviour. Phalanx, Bors, and a bunch of other people put a lot of effort into creating D^3. That doesn't give them the protective right of an entire way to play a roleplaying game online. Furthermore, it was set up over a year ago - and Diplo'ers were already migrating over to another project to play that.
  5. Abdel

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    Finally, something of substance. 1) We boxed your opinion out because you were negotiating with someone who had no loyalty to diplo, only themselves. Your inability to respond to our arguments which we gave you in voice chat apart from repeatedly saying "I dont understand why there cant be two WM campaigns on diplo"x10, and instead, going behind our backs meant that Phal and Bors lost trust in you and started plans to leave the community on February 6th. 2) I do take responsibility for my actions when it comes to "fanning the flames" and I stepped down for them. I did and still do believe I did the right thing for Diplo and if Diplo has decided that my judgement calls are not in sync with the community, then I'd gladly step down. I've been consistent in all my decision making and will continue to be so. Rather, as Rowen would remind us for the 50th time, the community has changed. 3) I would not listen to you presenting another side of the story because you had no side of the story aside from total and complete capitulation to the first sign of pressure. 4) I called you names because you continued being the aggressively nice diplomat that nobody in Adminchat and everyone in the community knows you to be. Take off the damn mask. 5) I did not act rashly, I sat on this for a month until the patrons, no doubt roused up by PP and Bane, increasingly demanded answers. We gave you time to come back with your solution and you never did apart from say "I dont understand why there cant be two WM campaigns on Diplo" For the record, this is what I argued to you: Phalanx and Bors put a lot of work into the project that Bane ended up copying/stealing. Just because Bane and his friends refuse to be governed by someone who is not them, doesnt mean they should be rewarded by clipping phal and bors' wings before they could fly. I made the patent argument, that they should be given a timeframe to build wha tthey want to build without competition, after which, once they got their project off the ground, then the LR and Warcraft Total War spinoffs would be allowed to be created. In your own example that you give in your video, you mention LR. LR didnt take off immediately with Azeroth Wars. Azeroth wars was pretty well established and had a 5 year track record. It was only after AZW experienced success and left the spotlight. These mapmakers were highly protective of their work while they were being actively developed. They wanted to earn the praise and accolades that came with producing a good map, not for someone to come and steal all their ideas and implement it over them. That is why I didnt want two WM campaigns.
  6. CNiper

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    It's a pretty moot point within the context of this video because it's a reply to the reason you announced at the time it was announced: Which was the above, and what you communicated in the Adminchat was very similar. The reality is that a large portion of the community was very upset with a lot of issues, one of them being that PP could not be on Diplo. You have a fair degree of responsibility for "fanning the flames" by taking the actions you did which were not conciliatory but final and provoking. You saw schemes, attacks, and ill-willed people where there were none. You, Phal, and Bors boxed my opinion out and took action upon yourselves in minutes and hours with little to no outside input except among yourselves. In these minutes and hours, you would not listen to me, the Patrons, or the majority of the community presenting another side of the story. Then instead of facing your actions and standing by them as admins of the community, you resigned, started calling names, and continue to look for evidence as to why your actions were correct without looking at how most of this drama could have been prevented had you not acted rashly.
  7. Abdel

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    They dont need to be set in stone with moderators. I agree if this was a normal member without leadership privileges this would be a non-issue and I would be completely in the wrong for cancelling their patreon donation and/or taking any further steps. There are standards that moderators should follow, and one of those is "DONT FEED THE FLAMES VS YOUR COLLEAGUES". Bane was a moderator who knew patron chat was off limits to standard members (including other moderators) because we were having the discussion in moderator chat whether moderators should have access to the chat when he was screenshotting that chat. If a moderator doesnt meet my standards for being a moderator then they get fired.
  8. cell_destroyer

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    Like i said, it depends on what was written in the patreon account itself. By creating an exclusive server to certain people, the content created there has already gained a "private" status. It seems the argument is whether there should be a punishment or not (or what kind of punishment), but a cancelling of the patreon suscription seems appropiate if it was established in the patreon account that it's exclusive access to the patreon supporters. I'm talking specifically about the patreon account.
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  10. Mopei_ECO200Y

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    My argument is that these implicit rules and ethics should be set in stone where everyone can see and agree upon before anyone is accused of violating them. To avoid the specific case of people arguing "you have no rules against A, B or C" even all you can eat buffets have rules which specifically says "you can't share your food with people who are not on the 'all you can eat' menu or take them home." You can argue that its common sense and implicit to you and some or even most others but that doesn't mean that the same applies to everyone else, hence the argument of clarifying the rules and making them transparent before punishing anyone for violating them. Nobody is arguing against the standard of ethics and common decency that you and others are expecting from people, the only argument here is the lack of transparency and clarity on the rules which people are expected to abide by. You can't punish people for violating the terms of service for articles which aren't included the in the terms of service, which is why I'm more inclined to agree with @CNiperon this issue but since I'm just an ex-LR slum dweller who just came here to see the drama just take my opinion with a grain of salt.
  11. Last week
  12. Abdel

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    Bane also posted screens of moderator chat to his diplo competing discord but surprise surprise to no one, he thinks hes above all the ethics and principles everyone in the diplo staff holds themselves to.
  13. Talinn

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    He must have invented time travel.
  14. Feanor

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    How did you get back from Siberia? Those trains were supposed to only run in one direction...
  15. After having played multiple games, and going through a couple version updates I think it’s safe to say we’ve gathered enough “data” to address recent ISH changes, and how it’s affecting gameplay. I’ve also discussed certain matters with other members of the community, and will try to represent everyone’s concerns, and suggestions in this post. First and foremost the west front. Well as many players predicted, and feared the west front has certainly devolved into a very linear, set of 1v1, which are literally unrelated until either Belgium falls, or GB crosses the Rhine. Even the slightest bit of collaboration is near-death on the west front, which is ironic. Also a general observation to note, Teal almost always seems to lose Belgium, the biggest problem here is the lack of depth, and how easy it is to snowball. Because they are a set of 1v1s, which almost entirely come down to micro-howizters, it’s very easy to gain a lead, and then snowball once you snipe a couple howis. For example, In NG case they start with one additional howi to GB, 3-2. Now lets say they snipe one more, while producing two of their own, then we are five howis, to GB three. Now Ng is in a better position to bully GB, and that momentum will continue to pick up, and hence the snowball. Because you are less likely to receive help from your ally, it becomes all the more biting. This leads to the next issue, strategic depth on the west front, which is a big problem for both parties, but the Entente significantly more. Because France and WG production is closer to the Verdun now. The same applies to GB, and NG, they literally can’t afford to give up even inch of land without losing a lot, I.E Belgium, or Strasbourg, etc. Neither party can afford to give up much land, without the enemy being in firing range of their barracks. This is the biggest issue now with the WF, its literally a chore, a very tedious sudden-death match of howitzer spam on either side of the Verdun, who wins, generally the person who snipes the first couple howis. Like legit Eagle, if you do it right you won’t need to move your screen at all, all game unless you check on an ally, and this makes for dreadful gameplay, most players avoid WF now, unless its NG. The game shouldn’t feel like a chore, we play games to escape our chores, I just think its very bad for the health and moral of the community as a whole, when people start thinking “Oh shit I need to do WF duty again, aww man this is gonna suck.” Initially that was the mentality for WG, now the entire WF. Now what I am suggesting is revamping the west front, it should be designed to encourage teamwork and collaboration. GB and WG need to be the favored in their respective matchup, whereas France and NG are juniors. I also believe we need to give more incentive for NG and France to go infantry, while their partners focus on howitzers. This can be achieved by removing a factory from both france and NG, and give them two howis, as opposed to three starting, perhaps to compensate the loss they are given an additional rax, or more starting infantry, etc. There needs to be a pull-push factor here, with GB/WG that is currently missing on the WF. Second I do believe GB should probably be given additional ferry points across the channel, maybe at Brittany, and Normandy. I’d even go so far as to suggest nerfing Irish/Scottish income, and giving teal North France, while rebalancing French income to compensate, and making the priority the French frontier, as it was historically. This has a spinoff on other frontiers as well, we’ve generally seen fronts become more isolated, coming down to pure micro skill as opposed to any thing tactical, or teamwork related. The Entente Balkans is less likely to receive aid, and is generally spanked by the Centrals. It made sense before, since it was imperative for Hungary to relieve WF, now less so. Now that OE has a presence in Istanbul it’s very easy for LB and Green to bumrush yellow upon entering the game, we’ve seen it happen enough times. Only in very rare cases will yellow survive alone. I’d suggest beefing up Romania even more so by adding additional fortified trenches. Also I think we should explore options of removing the North-Greece spawn event. Now my rational for removing the north-Greece event is that its very difficult to hold, and often just gets eaten by LB, and becomes free income, making yellow’s life that much more difficult. Greece should just spawn as one entity in 1917 or whenever Greece proper joins the war. Furthermore it’ll help with the micro problem, for yellow sometimes the trouble is having to micro too many things at once across different frontiers, bringing troops from Portugal, defending norther Greece, pushing from Romania, etc. It can be overwhelming, and perhaps trying to better focus that attention and micro on one front at a time. The next issue on the agenda is navy, now I wouldn’t consider it a critical issue, but I do believe we should re-introduce dedicated naval slots. Ultimately control of navy will fall into the hand of the same players anyways. Teal and Pink will have control of the north navy, and in the south it’ll be either purple and gray, or orange and green. Since these slots are matched up against each other anyways it wouldn’t be unfair for them having to micro navy. Also navy is more critical to these spots, but keeping in mind Green/Orange are often noob slots, it’d make sense to have Italy-Austria and GB-NG act as dedicated naval players, with all naval units going to them. I know you want to avoid an overblown naval meta from returning, but with the way navies have been balanced it’s unlikely that is the case. Purple can more or less a-lick central fleet in the Mediterranean. Its just Teal and Pink who need to be more proactive. Lastly cars, and heavy howitzers. I feel like these were changed unnecessarily, there was literally no issue with heavy howitzers whatsoever in 3.7, nobody ever complained or anything. Return the pack time to what it was, and if you are concerned about balance, then make it accessible to all nations right off the bat. Heavy howi meta is dead anyways, the one place it found some purpose was in the Swiss Alps, where Austria would typical produce heavies, but that’s it. Otherwise you are better off removing the unit all together, because as it stands right now it serves absolutely no purpose. Furthermore make cars 250 gold, meet us halfway. To borrow Numudans words, cars were nerfed to address the issue of OP german car rushes, with german infantry nerfed, car tactics in general, but especially on the east front have been rendered useless. Also some players believe Russia is too favored for EG, so restoring cars to their former glory will certain give EG more options, something they are sourly lacking in 4.0. PS the Netherlands rush is OP, and literally uncounterable early game, we’ve more or less confirmed this. Since NG is in a position to build trenches right along the dutch border, they can easily zerg it, and since the distance between Netherlands, and their front is soo small, they don’t need to worry about giving up much land to the British inexchange. If you want to go into greater detail with this, you can ask Trench + Numudan about it, Numudan was the discoverer of this OP meme, so he can explain in detail why it’s an issue. Lastly on a more personal note, Eagle I encourage you to attend more ISH sessions so you see firsthand how the meta has changed, the style of play the community engages in, and how your changes really impact the game, whether for better or worse. I certainly do not wish to step on your toes, or impose, but I’d also suggest you making your editing process a little more transparent, as Numudan suggested I think changes should be presented on the Discord or Diplo so that we can provide feedback, and not just a changelog after the fact. Also I really do believe you need to seriously reevaluate what you want to take away from ISH, and where you want to take it in general. If you really are looking for a fine-tuned balance, with equality across the board, then you may as well work towards making that jump where all unit values are made identical, and production and income is readjusted to compensate for that. It kind of seems like this is the path you wish to lead us down, but I can say for certain it is not the preferred option of the vast majority of the ISH community, as limited as we’ve become in recent years.
  16. cell_destroyer

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    Moppet, It depends on what was said in the offers for joining the patreon account. If it said "Gain access to our shitty channel!", then a rule has been created where certain people are allowed into a place that not everyone is, it's an understood rule because you wouldn't just walk in without having paid to be a patreon supporter or sucked somebody's cock to get in. Sharing content from this place is the equivalent of going to an all you can eat Buffet and bringing food out for everyone. At the very least, one can ask if they could share the content from that channel.
  17. lmao literally everyone is returning to wc3 with reforged coming out a new era
  18. Mopei_ECO200Y

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    Well I'm just an ex-LR slum dweller and I didn't see you there so hopefully you will take that as a grain of salt.
  19. banebladeluv

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    You wound me sir.
  20. Mopei_ECO200Y

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    I was really just minding my own business and haven't even really seriously looked at anything on Diplo for like years but then suddenly a few people started saying "hey check out this Diplo drama everyone is tearing each other apart!" so I thought that it might be interesting to read what is going on. I don't know who Bane is or what he did or whatever but looking at Cniper and Abdel's arguments I am inclined to agree with Cniper that since there were no rules at the time of Bane's demotions on either of "patreons aren't allowed to share patreon exclusive content" or "mods on diplo can't be mods elsewhere" there is no legal ground to ban or demote people for engaging in said behaviour since nothing of the sort was agreed upon. Basically its the "you can't be penalized for breaking the rules when there was no such rule against said behaviour to begin with." With that being said Abdel does have a point that it may raise concerns for some people that people are sharing patreon exclusive content with non patreons and diplo mods managing and recruiting for other servers, there should probably be a consensus reached with parties on both sides of the aisle before such rules can be set in stone. Anyways Game On with the drama I'm just gonna sit back and see how this unfolds.
  21. War4life

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    If it's true that the admins had agreed on a way forward and Cniper went and exposed the prior dissent, then I have to agree that Cniper may in fact have shit the bed here.
  22. Feanor

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    Ok I can't keep track of what's going on anymore. I feel like if I could ban everyone involved for a month, this would make more sense.
  23. MatthewB

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    Man, I remember playing hots with some people a while ago and them talking about this roleplay stuff. I actually thought about giving my own opinions at the time, but I decided it wouldn't be appropriate. I didn't think things would get this bad. I hope y'all can sort this out in the next few days.
  24. OgerMan

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    Hi

  26. CNiper

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    And since you asked for it to be posted in #ThePub on Discord, this was your position as far as I can tell prior to me making my video:
  27. CNiper

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    I never attempted to drag your name through the mud, the above screenshot is actually: And that is to say that Martin (Phal) and Matthew (Bors) cancelled their Patreon February 6th which is way before the events that happened in the Patron chat, or my video. I wasn't sending you your message because you cancelled your Patreon, it was the latter.
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