Now, let me just say this flat out.
Any sort of nonsense that even looks like it is violating the forum's TOS will be DELETED and the person writing it flat out BANNED.
There will be absolutely...
NO SECOND CHANCES
And if after you are banned on the forums you even think of coming back (yes, we know your IP address) or try to do the same rubbish in game, we will ban your game character. Before you even ask, the answer is yes, we DO have the right to do that if you violate our TOS.
We're not working our butts off so that you can come here slam us, slam the game, disparage the hard work we're doing, turn the forums into a battleground (want to fight? Well thats great! So go do it IN the game!) and continue to act like this was your living room or backyard.
These forums are for people who LIKE the game, to share and discuss the game without being subjected to anti-social behavior.
I posted this elsewhere, so let me post it here as well.
These forums are not for negative postulation. Any and all such posts will be deleted.
If you don't like the game, leave.
If you don't think the game will survive, leave.
If you don't think we're going to make it, leave.
If you don't think we're developing the game exactly how you want it, leave.
Seriously we only want positive vibes because positivity begets positivity. We are at a critical time right now and simply don't have the time or patience to deal with foolishness.
If you want to help us, do so. If you don't, yes, you got it, LEAVE.
There are LOTS of helpful and informative people on the forums, if you can't beat them, go ahead, join them.
Now thats out of the way and given the forum clutter (I've asked the team to sort that out in the coming days), here are some resources for your reading pleasure.
wtf just happened!?!
Who is Derek Smart?
...and why should I care?
...apart from the obvious?
Make no mistake, while I realize that this is a whole different community than the ones for my own games, rules are rules.
Sure I'm older and wiser now, thus a bit more restrained, however those of you stuck in the past and want to use it as a crutch to continue behaving badly because you think you're hurting (TIP: You're not; so give it up because I'm not going anywhere) me, need to stay there. It is better that way because even the most resilient of cavemen didn't evolve past the Bronze Age.
To the rest of you who want to help the team and I turn this game and company around, thanks for your help, suggestions and support.