Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games /
[Senatry] In support of GMKailis...
I don’t usually post (or even read) these forums. But it seems like there’s been some drama out there lately and I just feel that I need to say something about it.
I think that some people have been massively unfair to GMKailis lately. Here’s why:
1) Remember the game before the GM? (nod to the PG’s here too). The game had problems, like all games like this do, but no one was here to listen to the players. Oh, ai.went would show up on occasion, but did not address individual player concerns. The game stagnated and many people (myself included) left. But GMKailis is here now, and from what I’ve seen, she’ll address anyone and everyone’s concerns. We also have really cool events and quizzes that add to the game experience. We didn’t have these before, guys. This game is 100x better due to her involvement, and due to the PG’s
2) She has been very professional in my opinion. She’s fun and jokes with people, and that’s great. But I have seen players be complete a-holes to her, and she STILL will help fix their problems and answer their questions. I wouldn’t have the patience for dealing with as much cr@p as she has. She deserves a lot of credit for treating all people with respect – even those who frankly don’t deserve it.
3) Oh no! The GM took a different name that gave her some anonymity from past screen names. gasp Some people need to cut our their own personal drama long enough to ask themselves WHY she would have done this. Was it to misrepresent herself? Umm, this might come as a shock to you, but my RL name is not devlsadvoct. gasp How many of you use your real names? Is that misrepresentation?!? Get over it, it’s a gaming site. And I think that her taking a new name was the most PROFESSIONAL decision that she made. As a GM, you know that you are going to be complained about and you know that your partiality is going to be questioned. There is always going to be some d-bag out there who is going to say that the GM is rigging the game against them, or in the favor of other people, and they’ll do so with zero proof. You all know this. Some people can’t lose or have trouble getting drops without WHINING “No fair!”
She took a new name, allowing her to leave any prior relationships behind and not have her partiality questioned. She refuses to answer personal questions. BRAVO!! VERY, VERY SMART. For those of you who think that the name matters: ask yourself why. Is she bringing prior stuff to the game? I’ve seen no evidence of this (but heard a lot of unsubstantiated rumors – big time d-bag move, btw). Or are those of you who knew her in another way bringing prior stuff to the game? I’ve seen lots of evidence for that. Who the hell even outed her old screenname?!? That was a KING SIZE AHOLE MOVE. Some people need to take a little peek in the mirror.
Bottom line: she deserves to be judged by the job that she is doing in the game, not based on anything else. She does NOT deserve people slinging rumors about her. She does NOT deserve people prying into her identity. She deserves credit for having the WISDOM to take a new screen name.
And based on the effect that she’s had on the game, I think she deserves a grade of an A+ and our thanks. I also think that she deserves an apology or two, but I know the likelihood of that happening :(
If you feel the same way, I invite you to reply to this and say what I’m saying now:
THANK YOU GMKAILIS FOR THE JOB THAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING.
-devlsadvoct on K4
-Cylon on K3
PS: someone is inevitably going to call me a suck-up, or say that I was put up to this, or I’m getting a reward for this in game. None of this is true. But I know how immature people can be, and that accusation is unfortunately inevitable. Some immature people just can’t resist drama. :(