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About cybaster

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  1. Aquane, can I have some of whatever it is you're on? Don't hold out on me, bro. Your brain is a party right now, and I want to party, too.
  2. This is a best case scenario. If the talent can go, it should. They can make this happen the way the community wants it.
  3. At risk of being the "My Uncle Works for Nintendo..." guy, I've had conversations with Kidney and the LH team in general that makes this seem unlikely to me. Kidney can't act without the others of their sysop triumvirate seeing what he's doing, and they're about to implement an even more severe and penetrating logging system that was literally inspired by Elysium's problem. Expect an announcement on that in the coming weeks. I'm trying to say, if it's a scam, most of them are in on it. And after spending time chatting with them on Discord, I kind of doubt it. There's real resentment among the staff that defected, and that tone is pretty much steering the ship. I encourage you to show up and just lurk for a while. You need to get to know these people on a personal level to make a sound judgment, which under the new administration is actually possible.
  4. One hell of a first post. You shooting for a 100 rep to 1 post ratio?!
  5. If that's the best you've got on Nostalrius, you're going to need a goddamn shovel. Your spoon isn't going to satisfy anyone's appetite.
  6. I think we need to see what our boys plan to do with their project before we think of throwing money at it and them.
  7. The only reason you can point to Elysium for an example of financial woes is because they abused their player-base arrogantly and consistently over a time period of years. That said, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a slush fund. Paying for the server is the easy part. Paying for people is where we've all seen things get sticky. The issue of compensating the people responsible for developing and maintaining this kind of project is only sticky legally, and not morally: I'd go so far as to say that a literal tip jar for the personal financial support of teams spending who work so hard to make these servers is a morally and practically reasonable idea as long as it is out front, on the counter, and completely distinct from the server donation box.
  8. My only gripe is that it took this long. I dissolved my guild in goddamn spring.
  9. Don't sweat it, Crestfall devs. Whether you release in two years or ten, our love for the game isn't something that goes away.
  10. Oh dear. And here I was, holding Pottu on high as the gold standard of incorruptible. I feel like we're missing some context here but I have a hard time imagining what kind of context could not make this an incredibly shitty reason to ban a player.
  11. Is this the 2018 "my uncle works for nintendo"? Anyway, the Elysium merge is legal shenanigans. It wasn't for monetary reasons and all the gold in china (that phrase has a special meaning now) couldn't protect Asura from Activision-Blizzard, now that they've started sending thugs door-to-door in any country that will tolerate their shareholder's insane demands.
  12. We need Pottu. https://forum.elysium-project.org/topic/55066-banning-of-guilds/?tab=comments#comment-441355 And then the other GMs came at him as a mob, pulling him back, and comforting the community that Pottu won't be allowed to go all manhunter on them. I think Pottu's goddamn right. This is what Nostalrius would have done. They aren't going far enough to discourage this behavior. This shit is why RMT still rules Elysium, and why it's going to be the same way on Crestfall unless measures are taken. We're all about to inherit Elysium's problems.
  13. @[email protected] Hypothetically, if you're right about this, you posting about it damages the likelihood it'll work if shit hits the fan. Nuke those messages, just in case?
  14. Pay to set up another VPN? There isn't a magical line of code that intelligently looks at all incoming connections and knows what is and isn't a VPN, specifically when the proxy networks they're using are configured to mimic normal connections. The gold sellers are going to react to this significant inconvenience, you can be sure. It'll damage their profits, it'll slow them down, but it is not an impervious wall of protection. In short, there's no way it'll work on its own. In tandem with strong and observant enforcement and an ever expanding blacklist, it can be effective. This had never concerned me before because I had always assumed Crestfall would do the Crestfall thing and delay release an extra sixth months or whatever's needed to assemble a team of suitable meganerds who actually want to hunt gold sellers the couple hours a day it would take to do so effectively. But Elysium doesn't do that. They just don't. I couldn't tell you if it's a lack of talent, a lack of interest, an under the table deal, or any combination of the three. It's just how things are over there, and there's no reason to think things will change.