Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale /
I was planning on staying away from this matter … and yet I find myself posting here for some uncontrollable desire I guess.
First off, I second most of what Estra posted above.
I do also want to say that Mosh’s actions (though I understand I do not stand in his shoes and thus can’t see fully what he sees) were much too sudden and severe from what I had expected (and by expected I mean not this specific case per say but in general about alts usage as has been discussed before as well). And I agree all players should be subject to equal repercussions across guild fences.
That said, I would indeed admit, I have in the past found myself posting on TPC’s noteboards, frustrated about alts usage. I think alts for boosting should not be a part of the game. Most games consider ‘boosting’, ‘feeding’ and similar things as immoral / illegal. And those of us who spend effort trying to up our pvp score (trust me, with stats and gear like mine, its not easy to manage a decent score), are left with no way to compete against alts since it becomes a competition between a guild of 50 vs a guild of many more.
(and tip .. boosting is different from what you are saying… finding an easy target to beat using the stam of a member of the guild .. by no ways should be considered abuse of alts … however, having alts outside of the guild attack members inside using ‘free’ stam is what most peoples’ concerns were about).
While I agree with your sentiments Nek0.. I feel slightly differently about the manner. It is almost always impossible to enforce IP restrictions / code changes locking abuses etc in such games. (eg, point number 2 can be worked around through rivals system, dynamic IP addressing messing with the IP restriction idea.. if only it was possible to do MAC ID restrictions :D). The only manner of implementing it without fail is by keeping a rule of conduct and taking action when breaches are reported. But yes, I do agree the game lacked the mention of a code of conduct till now.
Also, I am a non-casher, and I still think it is absurd to compare cashing to alt usage… Almost every game discourages alt usage in one or another form, but none discourage cashing… there is a reason to it.
I do hope this issue passes / gets resolved somehow magically with everyone staying respectful as well as no-one feeling more cheated than the others :)