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Offline remzroller

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #15 on: Dec 13, 2006, 04:22 PM »
I dont know much of the politics of this server, but been playing it since early january last year and can say its gotten really laggy and no sense going pvp due to people pimped with custom kahos and SQI's -____-

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Offline Senor

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #16 on: Dec 18, 2006, 03:39 PM »
I'm sorry, but do you have any proof at all? I understand the ad fraud and some other stuff, but most of what you are saying is complete s***.

Question: Ads are open to everyone, so how does that create class imbalance? It doesnt.
Question: Do you know why GTB is implemented? Because if there were no GTB, then there would be no class except IC wizards.
Question: What do you mean by custom cards? +65 Atk is Incantation Samurai, +50% HP is Dark Lord? If that's different for other servers, please explain to me (I sincerely don't know. Anima was my first server..so yea)
Question: Where the hell do you get the proof that the GMs are corrupt?
Question: What other places do you co-op in besides LH3, Thanatos, or the really hard places?
Question: Support classes..? Got any idea how many priests there are in the game? I guess not.

Ads: There is so much ad fraud that its not even funny. The Proof is in the admission of many top tier players who have admitted it, the massive amount of junk forum names formed, and 3 week people with 99 70 characters and 600 mil worth of equips

Custom cards as these cards are customized as what they do on the officials. It is mostly copied from a server called UltimaRO which all of the major GMs come from

I'm talking about playing support classes well. I've been around all the top tier guilds and they do NOT play support classes well. This is taking the opinions of high level players, especially those from IRO.

Proof?
-Two of the GMs defected and gathered up proof of botting and logs. They were banned.
-Many of the directly helped players also spilled the beans, including those close to the GM as ex-teammates, friends, IRC chatters.
-Them themselves admitted in a post called "The Truth. No. For Real" "As many people have discovered, Debbie has ties to a very popular bot program and has produced a large amount of development code for that bot program. The larger truth is that most of the AnimaRO GM team members, past and present, are botters or bot developers."
-The head GM was a known exploiter and botter on other servers such as MobRO and UltimaRO. I've seen it myself and it was no secret at all to anyone who ever played there and seen the name Kanemi. Kanemi is also the name he used to try to email ex-UltimaRO players to join Animaro.
-Some of the helped players didn't even bother to keep it secret. They helped their guildies and didn't bother to hide it at all.
-Most of the first wave of players are gone. Why do you think? I talked to most of them. Nearly all of the first 99 awards, were hijacked by Debbie's player alias Kanemi who helped bot, and support team bot so they could win the 99 awards. Kanemi's friend Fae won 2 of them. Twinstar, who was also a botter, who I've seen myself, won another one, etc. They were also sick of fighting Bot Armies, which was ALSO admitted by GM Osaka
-One veteran (Windsong) took all the evidence and confronted Debbie as the owner of the Celestial 99 Bot armies, Philip Mak OpenKore bot developer, helper of Sovereign guild, owner of 1hit1kill, personal WoE bot assisted champ. Debbie admitted it. Windsong then quit and posted her collected evidence from many vets, ex-GMs but Debbie tried to put pressure to remove the site. It still can be read thru Google Cache by pressing cache:www.sitename.com for each page or you can go to http://www.ame-agari.net/animaro/truth/ and msg Windsong. Also to note: GM Faith, one of the helped players, tried to flame on the guest book, but didn't' deny anything. He just claimed something to the extent of - so what, it's worse on other servers
-Philip Mak was the Paypal account owner for paypal donations until the scandal appeared. Even now, there is a bastardization of the name Philip Mak for the Paypal holder as "Pat Mackey"


More Recent News:
-They will not ban mass donators, despite all the massive reporting they get.
-They banned 2 SQI packing players because they were too rowdy in PvP toward GM Eclipse's ex-wife. If you read any other complains that happen about PvP, the typical GM response is "It's PvP. Nothing can be taken seriously". They get a slap on the wrist- a very short mute at most. But you get a BAN for doing the same on his wife. GM Eclipse was known as an EXTREMELY female favoritism player when he was Zetsumei and Dawn. There was also a clown reported for botting multiple times called Zetsumei that fights for Panda squad - what a coincidence!

You want more stuff? There's pages of it. AnimaRo drove out 90% of the veterans because of s*** like this. Generally anyone who's been around long enough know about this .



« Last Edit: Dec 18, 2006, 03:40 PM by Senor »

Offline dook

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #17 on: Dec 18, 2006, 05:51 PM »

Question: What do you mean by custom cards? +65 Atk is Incantation Samurai, +50% HP is Dark Lord? If that's different for other servers, please explain to me (I sincerely don't know. Anima was my first server..so yea)

these are not official cards. incantation samurai ignores mob defence and drains 666hp from user every 10 seconds, dark lord is 1% chance of casting lvl 5 MS on dmg and hp and sp+20% if combo'd with dark illusion.

Offline llxwarbirdxll

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #18 on: Dec 19, 2006, 04:10 PM »
Wow... I've played on that server for several months, even though I've left now...
But I've rumors like this going around all over the place,
But I never knew they were true... Thank you for this informative topic.

Offline Flameke

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #19 on: Dec 19, 2006, 09:50 PM »
Server: AnimaRo
Rates 5/5/3
Time played: 9 months or so

General
First of all, the server is run off a donation ad system. You do ads, free trial offers, or paid offers and those companies pay the server, and the server gives you "ads" redeemed into MVP items. As you can imagine, this creates a gigantic class imbalance. The GMs themselves admit the imbalance but deny it when the ad system topic is bought up. (They will do this a lot). If you are looking for quality PvPing, you will not find it here. If you use any sort of magic, someone will pull a Golden Thief Bug on you, kill you, and say something retarded like "pwned noob". Due to massive amount of custom MVP cards too (+20% to all types, +65 damage weapon cards, +50% HP boot card, +10 def armor card, ), sins/sinx are one of the easiest classes to PvP with and is the most overplayed class. The player base quality is EXTREMELY low, with less and less mature vets and more and more beggars/exploiters/KSers and the occasional player who throws in lots of real cash to try to talk smack. They also add this ad incentive to vote for the top 100 lists, which is the reason why you see this server on several Top Lists.

Balance
Horrid. Aside from the massive availability of MVP cards, and some of the custom cards I describe above, the GMs attempted to make SQIs (Super Quest Items). Champs on this server do up to 25000 damage Throw Spirit Spheres with a 20000 asura on a fully reduced target, Lord Knights do up to 17000 Spiral Pierce, etc etc (Average HP is usually 12k [spellcasters] to 21[stalkers] to near 30k for Paladin/LKs. Any player input directed at the GMs are typically ignored. The ones in charge of balance are extremely elitist in nature, and will throw theory at you and will attempt to fit in an insult on your player skill if you question their designs. In fact, one select top GM has engaged in many flame fights with players and had to be told to tone down by their own player forum moderators

GM Corruption
Aside from the unprofessionalism I mentioned above, the GMs have engaged in completely selfish behavior. A while ago, they helped their favorite players and friends by giving them top gears, leveling help, botting programs, and such. Several GMs , include the server owner, created a bot army of 99 trans with top gears to rule WoE. Many veterans quit because of this. There were also other players that were on good terms with GMs and allowed to bot, and given bot exemption from the resident GM bot hunter. The GMs and Players who exposed this were banned and silenced. The Top GM (Debbie), being a longterm bot program writer for OpenKore, created a champ with top gears, auto bot aim lockon, and programs to autoswitch armor and regain asura status at maximum speed. It was reported many times for botting but as it was the GM's own playtoy, it was always claimed to be "legit" by the other GMs. Since then, the leftover helped players are either GMs now themselves or have been given namechanges so they could meld it. Due to this, there are massive amounts of corrupt gear on the server. Due to the utter denial of any wrongdoing, these botted chaacters and equips were never removed. As you can imagine, this caused a massive exodus of veterans

GMs in General
The top 2 GMs give the fascade of being 2 female players who like each other. Pathetically, most of the newer players believe them and constantly support them due to the female status. The owner, GM Debbie was exposed as a male and a RO bot program writer, but anyone who said this was banned too. There are several other GMs, but they generally just cause lag with lame events or massive unorganized summonings.

Partying
Nearly nonexistent. Due to custom MVP cards, almost everyone is a soloer. No high level players party except for Lighthalzen and Odin. If you are looking for quality co-op, you won't find it here. Due to the extremely solo nature, WoE is extremely lacking in cooperation even among top tier guilds. People make a lot of 1vs1 classers and very few people play support classes, and fewer play it well

Friendly Server? Hardly
Despite the claims on the front page to remove disruptive players, the GMs actually do very little to stop them, unless they are blatantly yelling racist remarks repeatly. They will let botters and rule violators out if they pay an ad payment, usually with a namechange to prevent repeat reportings too. Hardly any violators will actually be ever removed. Also, they will let players flame at each other but in their own words, they want rivalries as rivalries create more donations for them.

Lag
Lag is a constant problem. There are lag spikes everywhere, in PvP, leveling, WoE. You can't complain about this because once you do, tons of people who are in love with the illusion of female game player GMs will flame you hard, and in groups.

Conclusion: I don't really have to make one. Unless you want to throw in some money and get an instant power house character so you can trashtalk, don't join. 

I do believe, Senor, that this is mostly (nay, make that 99.9%) s***.

I've played on aRO for going on 7-8 months now (Which puts me at your age) I know of all that happened, because I am friendly with many of the GMs and people who are Forum Staff Members, etc etc.

Let's break your post up into little categories, so I can address them easier.

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"General
First of all, the server is run off a donation ad system. You do ads, free trial offers, or paid offers and those companies pay the server, and the server gives you "ads" redeemed into MVP items. As you can imagine, this creates a gigantic class imbalance."

WRONG. This is fail.

There is no class imbalance, unless you count Trans vs Non-trans, which btw - that's on all the servers, even the official ones. Oh, wait - that's NOT class imbalance, that's part of the game.

You only call it imbalance because you more than likely did NOT put in the time nor effort to earn your own gears. If you could not do ads, there's something called old-fashioned farming for zeny. Other servers have that option, why can't you do the same? Because you were lazy. This point is moot.


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"If you are looking for quality PvPing, you will not find it here. If you use any sort of magic, someone will pull a Golden Thief Bug on you, kill you, and say something retarded like "pwned noob". Due to massive amount of custom MVP cards too (+20% to all types, +65 damage weapon cards, +50% HP boot card, +10 def armor card, ), sins/sinx are one of the easiest classes to PvP with and is the most overplayed class. "

Uh, yeah and? Magic casters have something called Instant-Cast, which means that unless you DO have GTB, you lose. It's called balance, something you cannot seem to comprehend. Most PvPers to trash-talk, but then again how is that ANY different from any other server?  There are always going to be people on any server that talk s*** when they kill or get killed.

Assassins are not the most overplayed class, nor the easiest to PvP with. They are considered an A rank class on our server, while Paladins, Champs, and High Wizards are considered S-rank. I see maybe 3 assassins in PvP at any given time. I see many more Whitesmiths and Champions. This point is ALSO moot.

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"Balance
Horrid. Aside from the massive availability of MVP cards, and some of the custom cards I describe above, the GMs attempted to make SQIs (Super Quest Items). "

Horrid? Far from it. The SQIs are balanced quite well (Tome of Ymir could use work, but I digress.)

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"Champs on this server do up to 25000 damage Throw Spirit Spheres with a 20000 asura on a fully reduced target, Lord Knights do up to 17000 Spiral Pierce, etc etc."

This is fail as well.

I wear 2/3 reduction gear against some of the most top-tier champions I have ever seen. They deal possibly 5-6k damage with a TSS, MAYBE 8-9k with an Asura. That's not enough to kill me. Lord Knights deal upward 8-10k AT BEST.

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(Average HP is usually 12k [spellcasters] to 21[stalkers] to near 30k for Paladin/LKs. Any player input directed at the GMs are typically ignored. The ones in charge of balance are extremely elitist in nature, and will throw theory at you and will attempt to fit in an insult on your player skill if you question their designs. In fact, one select top GM has engaged in many flame fights with players and had to be told to tone down by their own player forum moderators

The health part is correct, yes. However, the GMs do care about our opinions. Hell, one person even suggested we change the Stormy Knight Custom Card, and it's being reviewed as I type this. The player's opinions are valued.

No GM I've seen while on this server has ever engaged in a flame-war with any player. Again, s***.

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GM Corruption
Aside from the unprofessionalism I mentioned above, the GMs have engaged in completely selfish behavior. A while ago, they helped their favorite players and friends by giving them top gears, leveling help, botting programs, and such.

One GM did that, GM Justice, and he was stripped of his power and banned.

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Several GMs , include the server owner, created a bot army of 99 trans with top gears to rule WoE.

100% Grade - A s***.

One GM, GM Osaka did that, and she was promptly stripped and banned.

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Many veterans quit because of this. There were also other players that were on good terms with GMs and allowed to bot, and given bot exemption from the resident GM bot hunter.

More GRADE-A s***.

Many Veterans quit because they were the one frauding/botting/spreading FALSE rumors about the GMs. FAIL.

No player or GM, and I repeat NO PLAYER OR GM, be it friendly or not, is allowed to use third-party programs. Ever. Period. End of story.
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The GMs and Players who exposed this were banned and silenced. The Top GM (Debbie), being a longterm bot program writer for OpenKore, created a champ with top gears, auto bot aim lockon, and programs to autoswitch armor and regain asura status at maximum speed.

Wrong. Debbie, while I am unsure if she DID write for OpenKore, did NOT create a unlegit champ that could regain asura status at top (read: near-impossible) speed.

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t was reported many times for botting but as it was the GM's own playtoy, it was always claimed to be "legit" by the other GMs. Since then, the leftover helped players are either GMs now themselves or have been given namechanges so they could meld it. Due to this, there are massive amounts of corrupt gear on the server. Due to the utter denial of any wrongdoing, these botted chaacters and equips were never removed. As you can imagine, this caused a massive exodus of veterans

If they were never removed, how come they don't exist anymore? Oh, wait, because they never were created. My bad.

Again, falsehoods.

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GMs in General
The top 2 GMs give the fascade of being 2 female players who like each other. Pathetically, most of the newer players believe them and constantly support them due to the female status. The owner, GM Debbie was exposed as a male and a RO bot program writer, but anyone who said this was banned too. There are several other GMs, but they generally just cause lag with lame events or massive unorganized summonings.

The GMs give a "facade" of being female?

Wrong. Debbie and Harken are indeed female.

The other GMs do not cause lag with "lame" events or unorganized MvP summons. You just have a s*** connection, because the LAST "event" we had (Re: Thanatos Tower Adventure) was kickass.

You fail here, too.

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Partying
Nearly nonexistent. Due to custom MVP cards, almost everyone is a soloer. No high level players party except for Lighthalzen and Odin. If you are looking for quality co-op, you won't find it here. Due to the extremely solo nature, WoE is extremely lacking in cooperation even among top tier guilds. People make a lot of 1vs1 classers and very few people play support classes, and fewer play it well

While I cannot argue that there needs to be more teamwork in WoE, if you can't help do it, I wouldn't try and slander the server with it.

Out of WoE, partying is extremely existent. I cannot count the number of times I've gone to Lighthalzen, Skellington Village, Thanatos Tower, Geffenia, and etc with full parties (Sometimes even two or more!). Partying is extremely fun on aRO.

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Friendly Server? Hardly
Despite the claims on the front page to remove disruptive players, the GMs actually do very little to stop them, unless they are blatantly yelling racist remarks repeatly. They will let botters and rule violators out if they pay an ad payment, usually with a namechange to prevent repeat reportings too. Hardly any violators will actually be ever removed. Also, they will let players flame at each other but in their own words, they want rivalries as rivalries create more donations for them.

Wrong. Ad frauders, Botters, and Harassment Cases/Killstealing/Looting cases are dealth with via our talented team of GMs, Harken, Debbie, Calbee, Delphine, and Konoka. They handle cases posthaste, and without delay. Often they handle it with the best recourse (Botters/frauders are banned, scammers are banned, killstealers/looters/harassers are muted/jailed, and repeat offenses are banned). No amount of money/ad payments will get you out of trouble. Ever.

Also, flame-wars on the forums are existant, but the GMs lock the topics immediately, and/or issue warnings to all involved. Obviously you made this up to slander the server, because you were banned.

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Lag
Lag is a constant problem. There are lag spikes everywhere, in PvP, leveling, WoE. You can't complain about this because once you do, tons of people who are in love with the illusion of female game player GMs will flame you hard, and in groups.

Lag is only a problem if your ISP sucks. Get a better connection, and stop b****. Because I have a ok connection (Wireless Broadband), and I do fine. I even load maps like Prontera (which is packed to the gills with vendors and other players) quite quickly.

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Conclusion: I don't really have to make one. Unless you want to throw in some money and get an instant power house character so you can trashtalk, don't join. 

Here's my conclusion:

You made up all this s*** to slander the server because you were banned, because of some event of you either breaking the rules, or arguing an obfuscated point with a GM (Read: something off-topic, and meaningless - in otherwords arguing for the sake of arguing). Throwing in money is AN OPTION. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO SO TO GET GOOD. I don't donate nearly enough, and I'm a damn good Whitesmith. You're just a lazy bastard who b**** and b****, and then when you get silenced for being a retard and generally annoying to the entirety of the community, you make fake s*** up and slander the server.

People of the forum, I implore you: DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYTHING FALSE SAID ABOUT THIS SERVER.

It's complete, utter, total s***. Anima Ragnarok Online is a amazing place to play, and an even better place to make new friends. So come join us in the adventure!

Offline Caprion

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #20 on: Dec 20, 2006, 11:30 AM »
I find it hard to believe that so very many people would complain about a server, if it were really as wonderful and balanced as Flameke seems to claim.  He goes through every point against AnimaRO and simply counters it with "you're lying" and the horrible internet catchphrase "this is fail".

I beleive the entire summary of his counter-argument is summed in this sentence: 

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I am friendly with many of the GMs and people who are Forum Staff Members, etc etc.

It would seem that his retort is so vehement due to him probably being one of the "favored few" that AnimaRO is notorious for.

However, let's assume that everyone who has written bad things about AnimaRO is simply someone who was upset because of something that happened to just them on the server.  If that were true, that's a LOT of people upset at a server enough to want to let everyone know about it.

Offline Senor

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #21 on: Dec 20, 2006, 03:47 PM »
Lol I was never banned nor was I ever remotely close to, when I was active. I've played on the same server as the GMs when they were players and they were universally known for being botters. I've seen them myself and confirmed it with many skilled botters. Hell I guess veterans across THREE servers are engaged in a massive conspiracy.
I guess everyone who ever mentions it must be totally unreliable. Oh wait, half of MoTE, neo-sadistic knows, Lao, Orguss, Memmy, Kaze, etc. Why - these people sound like the core of the veteran group. Guess they're all stupid and paranoid and liars too. Not to mention Illisuun, Aki, Chrno (who quit cause of this), moonisam (same reason), Serenity (same reason) and other people who are well respected.

The fact is, most of the people who openly admit to being helped are not banned. Illiumanti/Itakou didn't keep his GM Debbie connections hidden well at all. His entire guild knew and still knows. Fae, Hellstar, Pastor Roh, and other vets, openly admit to using the GM's OpenKore with zero fear of ever being caught. Hell, irc moderator Rosalind admits that she could expose most of oldschool MoTE. Guess she's a liar too.

-Them themselves admitted in a post called "The Truth. No. For Real" "As many people have discovered, Debbie has ties to a very popular bot program and has produced a large amount of development code for that bot program. The larger truth is that most of the AnimaRO GM team members, past and present, are botters or bot developers."

-One veteran (Windsong) took all the evidence and confronted Debbie as the owner of the Celestial 99 Bot armies, Philip Mak OpenKore bot developer, helper of Sovereign guild, owner of 1hit1kill, personal WoE bot assisted champ. Debbie admitted it. Windsong then quit and posted her collected evidence from many vets, ex-GMs but Debbie tried to put pressure to remove the site. It still can be read thru Google Cache by pressing cache:www.sitename.com for each page or you can go to http://www.ame-agari.net/animaro/truth/ and msg Windsong. Also to note: GM Faith, one of the helped players, tried to flame on the guest book, but didn't deny anything. He just claimed something to the extent of - so what, it's worse on other servers

-Philip Mak was the Paypal account owner for paypal donations until the scandal appeared. Even now, there is a bastardization of the name Philip Mak for the Paypal holder as "Pat Mackey

I guess you can also say Windsong is totally unreliable and a total liar. She's only respected by near all of the vets on the server. The 2 ex-GMs who worked with her must be liars too. So must dozens of the first people on the server, many of them unbanned, but sick of fighting bots. Those silly pathing errors by Debbie's 1hit1kill champ must be lies too. Humans can get stuck on pillars for minutes and be confused too. Yep, the fact that all of the corrupted people were in the same botting/exploiting guild on UltimaRO which all the cards ideas were jacked from were lies too. The veterans population of UltimaRO, MobRO, and AnimaRO are all silly liars and confused jealous people. After all, everyone who can attest to anything is a liar and totally jealous, except the GMs who make tons of cash off "not lying."

« Last Edit: Dec 20, 2006, 04:00 PM by Senor »

Colonel

  • Guest
Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #22 on: Dec 21, 2006, 03:42 AM »
Stay away from this server.  I agree with Senor 100% on everything.  Basically, the only reason you are getting any good reviews on this site is because of a post here (from one of the Anima Guilds) stating to give it better reviews.  Ironically, this guild is owned by a GM room mate/donkey kisser, "Xennith" aka Gene in game.  Flameke (the idiot who posted above) is also a part of this guild, hence his donkey kissing post.

"I like Debbie, I like Harken, I like Eclipse, and god help me, I even like BlackTalon, and this s*** has to stop. " is a quote from Xennith on that page.  He's also trying to get this thread removed because it makes him sad.  People like this are the reason that Anima is messed up, because they refuse to accept its wrongs and insist it is 100% right.

Also in the rules of this guilds forum,

"Blatant disrespect of AnimaRO will result in an immediate and permanent Ban, expulsion from the guild, and I WILL report you to the AnimaRO Staff. It's not hard for me, either. "

Uhuh, he can just tell his room mate to hop on and ban you  ::)

NOTE: I am an ex-player of this server, didn't get banned, I am not affiliated with any other servers so don't call this bias.
« Last Edit: Dec 21, 2006, 04:16 AM by Colonel »

Offline Orguss

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #23 on: Dec 21, 2006, 06:57 PM »
1)  Debbie is in fact Phillip Mak, major Kore developer and owns quite an odd collection of Yaoi and Yuri hentai  web sites.
   Domain Name: ANIMARO.COM
   Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
   Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
   Name Server: NS2.AAANIME.NET
   Name Server: NS1.AAANIME.NET
   Updated Date: 19-Jul-2006
   Creation Date: 22-Sep-2000
   Expiration Date: 22-Sep-2007

   Domain Name: SHOUJOAI.COM
   Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
   Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
   Name Server: NS1.AAANIME.NET
   Name Server: NS2.AAANIME.NET
   Name Server: NS3.AAANIME.NET
   Updated Date: 12-jul-2006
   Creation Date: 11-feb-2000
   Expiration Date: 11-feb-2007

   ShoujoAi? website? A link to animaRO on it.

   <Quote> Site owned by Philip Mak. Powered by AniFics.com Fanfiction Database Engine.

2) Harken lives with Gene one of the biggest fanboys and supporters that will try and shoot down any and all rumors. This is more coverup from good friends. Look at the IP? in the following.
o   GM-Harken is [email protected] * 1
o   GM-Harken on &#animaro
o   GM-Harken End of /WHOIS list.

o   Xennith is [email protected] * ja n
o   Xennith on +#animaro
o   Xennith End of /WHOIS list.

3) Rosalind is GM-Delphine, She also plays favorites. Magically warping her and illuminati so they can EC on defense is lame. Vandals made a huge stink about it. It fell through the cracks. More GM abuse.
4) GM-Harken has +10 Sleips on his character Stratocaster. +3 award for botting a professor. Is this acceptable? GM? are so open about botting then a****** if you do it? Himeko was said professor. You would think that a GM that ?penly admits??botted to get +3 awards would be open to allow other +3? right? Eclipse and Debbie said that the first 99 homunculus could get a +3 as they didn? care. Harken stopped it cold. A person who admits to botting for his rewards refuses to give out other people who EARNED it, because that would make him less strong.
5) Chiyo-chan was banned for playing favorites??was warned numerous times to stop, yet like most GM work, they wouldn? back up their threats. Rosalind still flies under this radar. Sachi too.
6) Ning hacked Chiyo ages ago and spawned tons of +10 items, kahos, etc. Harken admits to not doing a good job removing them all. Hooray for inadequacies. Ning wasn? banned for this.
7) Debbie lets Sachi get away with so much as a GM because he? trying to nail her too. This is the main reason Ayame and Sachi are done. Stuff that she gets away with? Advertising her guild Elysium on mass announcements, GM warping in WoE, throwing little mvp events in Gon for her friends. General favoritism. USUAL GM behavior
8) Harken and the GM team admit to Yuki frauding and that Seigi still has their items, yet refuse to act on it because ?hey don? like banning a lot of people?色€?They just enjoyed the money. Also has a huge list of botters. Constantly admits it in IRC, why aren? they banned, you may ask? Because they bring money to the server. (Harken claims he has a plan to??if you rat someone else out it? a lesser sentence plan??It?l never go off) It? all about the money. FU, You?e lucky the GM? wont do anything, ever.


The Fanboys can be as blind as they want to be. The server is as corrupt now as it was when it was getting started. Most of this is taken straight FROM GM's that either A) didn't expect me to piece it together... or B) wanted to prove my loyalty somehow. Neither happened.

Offline dook

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #24 on: Dec 22, 2006, 11:03 AM »
how much AnimaRO rakes in monthly from donations alone: $25,000 US. If you've ever played on the Anima server, you can see in Prontera alone over 200 pairs of Lord Kaho's Horns which sell for $100/each, as well as customized Kaho Horns which sell for $130/each. Now, if that number alone doesn't raise alarm to any of you and make you stop to think, "Anima is a giant money grubbing scandal", then I'm sorry- there's no hope for you.

simply - wow. whereas i dont agree with donations that unbalance the game and making money from priv servers (perhaps enough to break even) that is simply incredible (if it is even close to true) it amazes me people choose to play servers with such unbalanced donation systems (this goes for all servers - i have no experience of animaro)

also those pics are scary lol
« Last Edit: Dec 22, 2006, 11:34 AM by dookleeto »

Offline Pandora

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #25 on: Dec 22, 2006, 11:07 AM »
There seems to be so much drama going on animaRO, this is why I dislike big servers XD

As for the amounts mentioned... wow.. that's a whole lot of money for a "free private server", it's sad that people get caugh up in such competition that forces them to pay.
heRO is a great friendly, sociable yet WoE active, unique and fun server of 5/5/3 rates with a great community, give it a try!



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Offline Loki FortunaRO

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #26 on: Dec 22, 2006, 02:04 PM »
I always said it... PVP and interplayer competition can lead to some very, very irrational actions.

But I digress!  St. Serenity, your post REALLY helped bring things to light for a lot of people, I think.  The pictures, alone, proves there's some very shady business going on behind the scenes of this server.

Disclaimer: And no, I'm not trying to bash other servers to make my OWN look better.  Most RO players aren't ROLE-players, so I am gaining nothing by discussing non-RP servers.
« Last Edit: Dec 22, 2006, 02:15 PM by MorganFortunaRO »

Offline SyncMaster753

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #27 on: Dec 22, 2006, 02:31 PM »
El oh El @ Orguss/James , and St.S/Tynne

I got to thank you guys for painting a clearer picture. I've had my suspicions but a lot has been confirmed here.

I remember when Merah spilled the beans on rosalind har har.

Killua, isn't he GM Calbee?

Anyways yeah, its BS with the bannings lately.

I remember way back when Aegis posted about Harken and Xennith (Xen who I just saw browsing this post as I was reading, and who knows what BS he's going to fabricate) being roomates and getting banned like it was nothing, and lol at the Debbie picutures, everyone laughed when I said they looked a bit 'mannish' but wow that some nice ones right there and I guess I was right ;p .

And a nice way to ban people with labelling them with ad fraud, I remember isbye, my friend helped him get into arena, they failed the first time around, and they rebought more seals, and eveb he went and borrowed his friends sqi gears (he didnt even have kahos so this ad fraud thing is bs).

It's s*** they think they can silence people like this. I'll post more later I have to leave for work v_v

Offline Xennith

Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #28 on: Dec 22, 2006, 03:09 PM »
OK, I really have to put in my two-cents here, because there's a lot of misinformation being spread, namely, by the people who seem to be interested in doing harm to AnimaRO.

First and foremost, I'd like to point out the intention behind this entire thread, and behind everything that is the great "Truth about AnimaRO" conspiracy.

It's here to do harm to AnimaRO.

Now, let that sink in for a moment... allow it to implant itself... now, let's look at what this means, really, at its core:

There is a conspiracy about AnimaRO, which exists for the sole purpose of attracting attention to an internet game server. There is a gigantic fuss being raised by a number of malcontent individuals whom are not happy with their AnimaRO experience. They expend a vast amount of effort... IP changed, Ban evasions, Hosting and re-hosting of conspiracy sites, forum invasions, image-photoshops, and rumormongering... all with the sole and explicit purpose of getting back at a free online game server.

That's right. Here, all these people are making a fuss over a single, little, online game server, that provides a service to players at absolutely no cost. Every penny spent on the server, every iota of potential income being generated therein, is 100% optional. Nobody is forced to donate, and every single donatable item can be found in-game, either as a drop, or as a purchasable item from another player who donated for it.

People rant and rave about how this server is so amazingly terrible... they rant and rave about how the GMs scam the players, and about how the donation system is unbalanced, and about how, above all else, the server is full of terrible and lame...

... yet the server has a 1500-2000 average active player count, and on top of that, the top players on the server greatly enjoy the competitive level of play they engage in. Low level characters are given every convenience and availability to help usher them into a competitive level zone, and there are some fiercely brilliant thinkers, strategists, and geniuses on AnimaRO who get 100% out of their play. To the best of my knowledge, a large number of them aren't these "Select Few" that people talk about all the time.

Hell, I'M being talked about in this... I'm being identified as the roommate of the gameplay GM, and I'm being identified with botters, scammers, and this supposed "Favoritism"...
OK then, tell me this, oh amazing, all-knowing, conspiracy-masters, if the server is so full of favoritism, and "Special Treatment" why is it that I, the supposed roommate of the second-in-command GM, has but a few Zeny to his name, and has earned every last one of his items himself, hasn't been taught how to bot, hasn't been given server database access, and hasn't even been spawned any of these amazing instant-level monsters?
I'll tell you why: It's because you're full of s***.
You think you have it all figured out? Fine. Have fun in your little world where you hate AnimaRO, but don't try and ruin what would be an otherwise enjoyable experience for casual players.

Yes, if you haven't figured it out by now, I'm the one-and-same Xennith/Gene from the Raven's Nest forum, from the AnimaRO Forums, and from in-game.
Yes, I am a Moderator on said forums, and yes, if it hasn't been made readily apparent already, I have some ties to the GM team.

Now, above all else, this whole situation disgusts me, not because these people are unhappy with AnimaRO (They have that right as much as anyone else), but because they have to be aggressive about it.

Don't like aRO? Fine. Leave the server, say your peace, tell your friends that the server stinks, and get lost.

What infuriates me, is that you're not content to just move on... oh no, you have to come on to advertisement sites, to public forums, to our IRC channel, and to our forums, and try to slander us as best you can.
For you, it's ceased to be about disliking this server... it's become your own twisted, retarded little crusade to try and DO HARM to AnimaRO and its community.

Where's this "Justice" you speak of in that? What did AnimaRO do to you? Give you the wrong impression? Give you a few unhappy hours of game-time? Make you feel like less of a person for losing to some random botter?
OH NOES, better call the Internet-Police... there's a game server that wasn't what I was looking for!

Seriously, if I could grasp why it is that you seem to have this desire to, seriously, get a game server shut down, I might be able to take you a little more seriously... but for the love of God, this isn't some "Evil Empire"... heck, it's not even a "True Neutral Township"... it's a game.

Now, I can see why you'd be upset... maybe even feel a bit exploited by such a game server... but does that make it any more SANE to devote hours upon hours of your time simply to do them harm? That's barely human.

I'm here protesting you people, because you're trying to, literally, kill something I love. I, personally, have invested a lot of time and effort, and even money into my gameplay experience, and I continue to enjoy it immensely. Not only that, but I know that I have a guild full of players who continue to enjoy it, along with what could be assumed as thousands of other players.

Now, what makes this whole disgusting situation even MORE distasteful to me is that you've gone and made it personal. You've gone from attacking a server I like... to attacking me.

How this thread is even still open on these forums boggles my mind.

Now then, since you've decided to make some claims against me (Some, even unwittingly), I find that my best course of action is to produce the factual information for the argument:

Step One: Gene is Harken's Roommate.
False.
Gene knows Harken... heck, they're buddy-buddy, and even hang out in real life. Even frequently, I daresay. I've known Harken since before I even knew what RO was (And I have her to thank for it) and she's been an amazing friend to me... which makes it more painful when you badmouth her. However, we are not roommates. She thinks I'm a damned retard (I know some of you agree with her) and I think she's somewhat of a tight-donkey. She visits my house, along with her laptop, where-from, she undoubtedly does GM-ish things... hence, where you got those matching IPs from. When someone is on my Wireless network, they tend to end up with the same IP as me. She lives in Vancouver Washington, and I live in Beaverton Oregon.
Tynne: I don't use a VHost, you ignorant f***.

Step Two: Pat Mackey is a fabricated name/Pat Mackey is Harken
Also False
I can't help that the GMs had some issues with their mail donations, and that I stepped forward to help. Pat Mackey is, in reality, the name of the person who handles the mail donations. I take offense to that name being called a bastardization.
This is why I get pissed off at this whole thing... you think you have it figured out, and you post it up, and it drags someone who doesn't want anything to do with this drama into the fray.
Tynne: Harken is, in actuality, a female individual... she is also not Pat. As humorous as that would be, seeing as she can be quite mannish at times, you said yourself that her identity is "Unkown".... yet you seem have it all figured out who she is?
I'M STARTING TO NOTICE A PATTERN.

On that note, Tynne, you're the most bitter and malcontent of all these people. Seriously, you enjoyed Anima. You told people you enjoyed Anima... was this false? OH WAIT, I bet it was.
Why? Because you're a lying faggot.
You lied to players in IRC, you lied to players in TS, you lied to the GMs, you lied to people on the forums, and now, you're more than likely lying about a lot of info in this thread.
You have never told the whole truth to anyone about anything, as is absurdly apparent by your overall attitude, and you do your absolute best to be a manipulative f***... especially when it concerns the emotions or preceptions of the group you want to get ingrained with.
You left AnimaRO to become a GM on another server because you knew that you didn't have a chance in hell of being hired on as one of the new Public Relations GMs that the AnimaRO staff is looking for.
You know why?
Because Harken and I saw through you like glass. You're as transparent as seran wrap.
Just stop trying. I feel the most hurt by the fact that someone who invested so much time into AnimaRO, all the while, lying his donkey off about being some pleasant person, would come forward and try and slander it.
A lot of the players talk about the "Gold-diggers" on AnimaRO... those "Female" players who try and abuse people to get their grubby fingers on free itamz... but you take the cake.

None of them will ever be as manipulative a whore as you are.
Congratulations.

You guys talk about how terrible the GMs are for using Bots? If the people in this thread are who I suspect they are, you have no room to talk, being botters or hackers yourselves.

You talk about how the GMs have shady pasts? Noone was born a GM... and moreover, a huge number of players know the GMs to be friendly, upbeat individuals... yes, even GMs like BlackTalon, who are, while sarcastic and sometimes a bit sadistic, still in it for one thing:
THE GAME.

AnimaRO is a service provider. They run a server, the players spend hours of enjoyment on the server, contribute to the upkeep of the server, and the GMs are able to provide more and more of a comfortable environment.
Are you guys going to Crusade agains Blizzard, as well, for making sub-par servers, or hiring sub-par staff... or from making millions and millions of dollars every month off of players who are choosing to play them?
Because really guys, this is no different. Blizzard has a s*** game... with thousands of players who feel scammed and/or cheated... are you going to fight for their cause too?

No, it's because you're unhealthily and insanely obsessed with your selfish desire to get back at a f*** game server.

It may sound cliche', but god damnit, you've taken this to the point where I will do EVERYTHING I can to stop you.

Stop slandering me, stop slandering my friends and acquaintances, and stop trying to harm something I, unlike you, enjoy.
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Re: Review (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption
« Reply #29 on: Dec 22, 2006, 03:44 PM »
Xennith, seriously, stop trolling and go away.  Also, don't talk about "attacking people" if you're going to make the extremely hateful comment of "lying faggot".  If anything, your post should be deleted.  Everything else is on topic of (AnimaRO) Low Quality in Disguise, Corruption.

To quote you, with a change of words.

Don't like this review? Fine. Leave this this review, say your peace, tell your friends that this review is wrong, and get lost.