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Offline Blackout01

Blackout Ragnarok Online
« on: Nov 19, 2009, 08:15 AM »
Well, bRO is great. The community is okay, except for those who scams people AND FOR THE BLUNT AND ARROGANT GMS. ESPECIALLY GM-ANXIETY, GM-APOSTASY, AND A LOT MORE.


GM's REVIEW:
I THOUGHT THE SERVER PROMOTES, FAIR GAME PLAY. HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY GM'S BUT I GUESS NOT. THEY ARE BANNING PEOPLE FROM DOING NOTHING, IF THEY JUST HATE THE PERSON.

I DO NOT KNOW HOW COME GM-BLACKOUT ( SERVER'S OWNER ) ALLOW THIS KIND OF DOINGS BY ITS GM. SINCE GM-ANXIETY IS THE HIGHEST RANKED GM WHO IS NEXT TO GM-BLACKOUT.

NO WORRIES I WILL BE STAYING, IT WILL NOT CONTRADICT MY PLAYINGS FOR THOSE STUPID GMS. WELL, IF EVER I WILL GET BANNED FOR SOME NO REASON, WELL I MIGHT DO SOME ACTION. ;] AHAHA

SERVER'S REVIEW:
SERVER LAGS SO MUCH --> I DO NOT KNOW HOW COME THEY CANNOT IMPROVE IT (THEY EARN TOO MUCH FROM US). I THINK IN A DAY WE GET 'SERVER CONNECTION CLOSE' THEN IT WILL ROLL BACK.

SERVER'S RULES:
NOT ALL RULES ARE BEING FOLLOWED.
(Copied from bRO's Site)
1. Respect all members of the server ( players and GMs ). You may not like everyone, or get along, but giving respect to them is not optional. well, yeah players are somewhat rude.. not all but some are very helpful..
2. Do not use any variation of "GM" in your character's name, guild name, or guild title. GM impersonation is considered an attempt to scam players and will not be tollerated. Yeah you guys! xD
3. Do not impersonate any other player on the server. There has been a problem in the past with players doing this to take advantage of the friends of those who that impersonate.This also will not be tolerated. Yeah, someone impersonated a friend.
4. Do not ask any GM if you can (or how to) become a Game Master. GM are chosen by the administrator, and it is not a democratic process.I remember before a GM told me that don't try to much to be a GM, lol, I never want to be a GM of this server actually, cause the GM's whose going to teach me, is not really following the rules (somehow)
5. Do not summon mosters anywhere but in the Dead Branch arena.
6. Do not spam skills or chat in any of the main towns.
7. Do not attempt to cheat the server, or any individual player. This includes but is not limited to scamming which is an attempt to mislead another player so that you can basically "rip them off". Bad players.. I hate them
8. Do not Kill/Loot Steal. This means intentionally attacking a monster that someone else has already been killing, or running up and taking the loots it drops before the MVP can get to it. Please note: The use of @autoloot can significantly reduce the chances of loot stealing.
9. Do not use offensive language. Punishments of this vary due to the severity of the action. Hmmm. Doesn't this also apply to the GM's? They always do that all the time. When I use to report before, they said that is not a problem though it is written here that it will be punished, they even scolded me for wasting their time. And what is this HARSHLY DEALT WITH? Hmmm, some of the GM's are really RACIST and ALWAYS CURSE (in game, forums and irc)... xD hehe...
- Profanity: This is the use of "swear" or "curse" words. There is a very small amount of lenience with this, but should the terms become offensive, the appropriate action will be taken.
- Racial slurs: This is the use of degrading statements or terms directed at a group or individual based on their race. This will NOT be tollerated under any circumstances, and will be harshly dealt with.
- Sexual nature (or use of sexual terms in character, party, guild, or title names): This is the use of any sexual terms, mention of any genetalia, or sexual inuendos. This also includes the use of letters, numbers, and other characters to present obscene images. Like racism this will be deal with harshly, and without warning.
10. Do not block NPCs by places your chats over them, and do not place chats at the spawn point. All chats need to be at the very least 5 cell blocks away from spawn points, portals, and NPCs.
11. Do not harass other players. This is the act of swearing at/insulting an individual for an extended period of time. I.E. following someone through town making fun of them, or broadcasting personal insults directed at them. Players are real people, with real feelings, and should be treated as such.
12. Do not abuse the broadcaster. While we do not mind the occassional "Happy Birthday (insert name)", "Will you marry me (insert name)?", if it starts to get out of hand, the price or delay time will be raised, or it may just be disabled completely for the day.

13. Attempting to evade punishment: This is logging onto another character after having been muted, getting on another account while banned, or changing IPs to avoid an IP block. You may log out, but you cannot log onto another account.

14. It is illegal to sell in-game items or zeny for real life money! This includes LOAD. (Cause they are the one who wants to earn from us. They want you to donate, then ban you. ;])

15. Trading items on Blackout for other servers' items (or vice versa) is illegal.

Notice : GM's aren't responsible for LOST or STOLEN items. I can't understand why, they want us to report those scammers but then they won't return the stolen items? I know they are not responsible, but isn't it they should HELP US?

Rules for Game Master

1. Treat ALL players with respect.  ( Yeah, how come they are not following this? Too sad..  >:( )

2. Do not spam skills in town or PvP. (Lol. They always do that, not really THEY, but I saw today. GM-Anxiety killing everyone beside him. and saying to everyone STFU, I DONT CARE, WAIT FOR ME TO DO IT WHEN I WANT TO, AND MANY MORE. ;])

3. Do not attack players in PvP unless requested. If you're in PvP, you should be in hiding. Should you choose not to hide and a player attacks you, you are at fault, not the player.

4. Do not share/give away ANY items unless it is given as a reward for winning an event, and even in this case, GM equips are not to be given to players. I.E. Ahura Mazdad ect. With this one, I had a friend who befriended a GM, and he told me that "this" GM that he befriended gave him items, for his birthday? -- Not sure with this one, but I do believe him. Why would he lie? Right?

5. Do not use GM commands to assist in leveling or aid the player in any way.

6. Do not give lenience to the players whom you've befriended. They should be treated as any other player, and should not be given "slack"/benefits. Applies to #4. xD

7. Do not engage in conversations with players on topics of illegal or sexual nature. Yeah!!!

8. GMs disobeying the rules will have their IP banned, no warnings.

Any breaking of these rules will result in punishment set forth by the administrator. What if the ADMINISTRATOR is the one doing it?, I wonder why the other ADMIN left the server

Here is a quotation of what I read from the bRO's Forums;http://board.blackout-gaming.net/?showtopic=34043
Edited out the cussing and finger pointing, just stating facts and reasons why I'm quitting. Anxiety allowed me to post this thread saying as long as I don't cuss it stays, so stop deleting my goodbye thread >_>.



Well my long journey here at bRO has finally come to a close. Some of you may know me, some of you may know of me, and some of you may not know me at all. Either way, most people who know me will remember me for two things: 1) Being bRO's most famous homosexual (even though I'm not really homo) and 2) being bRO's most likely guy to flame a fool on the forums.

Well since I'm leaving, I thought heck why not go doing what people know me best for. The reason I'm quitting bRO is because Anxiety has decided to ban one of my longest standing guildmates and longtime friend, Fatty, for the reasons stated below. You guys may know him better as Andrew, penguu, or simply GM-Dozy.

<Dozy> yo
<Dozy> i know my gm char is blocked/banned, but can you take off the IP ban and just leave a ban on the gm account if my GM account is still stripped?
<Dozy> so i can at least visit or play or whatever on a non-gm account
<Dozy> why was i ip banned instead of just the account being blocked :x
<Dozy`sleep> why would i be ip banned for just getting my gm stripped? i dont understand... i know chewy still plays on her legit when she got her gm stripped
<Anxiety> Because I don't like you.
<Dozy`sleep> whats that have to do with getting my gm stripped
<Dozy`sleep> thats fine if my gm is stripped but why should that affect my legit account
<Anxiety> Because I'm abusive.
<Anxiety> Anything else?
<Dozy`sleep> ...
<Dozy`sleep> what have i done to you
<Dozy`sleep> or the server?
<Anxiety> I don't really need a reason to do what I do.
<Anxiety> If I deem you aren't fit to play here anymore after losing your gamemaster title.
<Anxiety> Than that's how it is.


Long story short, Anxiety came back from a five-month hiatus in which he was traveling in Asia. When he came back he decided that he wanted to change things around. The result? Biddy, Touhou, Apostacy, Deimos, Chewy either quitting or being stripped from the GM ranks. Biddy leaves pretty much saying that Anxiety can “keep the corrupt server for himself”. (In quotes she said it).

I assure you all that Biddy and Touhou were two of the best GMs that have ever presided over this server. I BELIEVE that without Biddy, GM corruption will run high. How do I know? GM-Anxiety was originally a GM a long time ago and he got BANNED for oh… corruption. What a coincidence. But for some reason, he was re-admitted into the GM ranks and promoted to the top dog. If you guys think that the server isn't already corrupt, you're all trippin. However, this is of my own OPINION. You all can decide for yourselves how you feel about this server. Here is my side-story to help jolt your opinions.


Did you guys know there was something called a Thara Clip on this server? For some of you oldies, the name Ashtray might come to mind. This guy donated some 1,800 USD to the server and SOMEHOW got a Thara Clip. Yes, a clip, with a thara card in it (30% reduced demi-human damage). He also got something called a Fallen Bishop Hibram Card, which slots into your shoes and does 50% more damage to demi-humans. In case you guys don't know, Fallen Bishop Hibram Card doesn't drop on this server. Long story short, this guy quit and his stuff is finally gone. Then randomly, I started to suspect that someone was still using one. I wasn't sure if it was Ashtray's or not, but I suspected it was. I asked Fatty to search it up using GM-Dozy and sure enough, he had a Thara Clip[1]. The result? Biddy's deletion of the Thara Clip[1] from the server. That was something that should never have existed on the server. Guess what folks? Guess who was pushing to unban the Thara Clip and the player? Kivon. Why? Cuz they were guildmates from Kivon's time in bRO. Guess who is still a GM? Kivon.

Guess what else, folks? Biddy and Dozy are gone.

Pretty much this whole scenario can be summarized by a single post by one of our NEW members on our private forums. I'm going to hide her name because Anxiety might random ban her too and she just started so I'm keeping her name a secret ;].



Theres a ton of corruption going on in this server and I can assure you all of that. Since I'm quitting I might as well say that I'm the guy vending in hugel 100 100. The coin and converter vendor, Fake Char I through IX. I can also assure you guys that since Biddy and Touhou quit, I've been making a HELL of money. Why? Cuz the botters and dupers have been running wild because they're now all freaking rich and throwing their money around to vendors like me =].

This server's going down the drain thanks to the stunt that Anxiety's pulled and I don't wanna have anything to do with it. If it's going to just get corrupt and then end up wiping itself in a few months, hell I'd rather quit now while I'm ahead instead of wasting my time. I'm quitting in protest of Anxiety and so are a number of other players who are the only remains of one of bRO's longest-standing guilds. Enjoy what's left of the server, everyone else.

Cheers

Tomo Satsui and Co.

(quotation out)..

HERE'S WHAT RETIRED GM-BIDDY'S HAVE TO SAY ON HER GOOD BYE LETTER http://board.blackout-gaming.net/?showtopic=33777
Hur hur I realized I never made a hello topic back then when I joined the server but anywho, this is not a hello topic but a goodbye topic. I am resigning because I don't really like where this server is going and I don't want to be part of it any longer. It was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end, eventually. I would like to thank my trainees for making GMing so much fun, ilu guise, you are superawesometastic. Stay fabulous k <: I wish the best of luck to you and I wish the not so best luck to the admin team. Ciao.

PS. Flames, you quit before me and you actually came back (several times!), you lost the bet k.

Just read over the lines. xD Hehehe.


WELL, EVERYTHING IS IN HERE. ;] THAT IS THE SERVER. 5/10 --> I rated 5 because I enjoyed playing it with my friends. xD Well Yeah. xD I hope I won't get banned for this, since I guess one of the admins here are "friends" with the Admin of bRO..


CHEERS,

BTW, I wanted to be anonymous since I don't want my account to be banned somehow, but if ever they traced me then banned me.. It's ok, I guess a very big farewell to the server.  ;D C yah.
« Last Edit: Nov 19, 2009, 08:55 AM by Blackout01 »

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Offline Belldandy

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2009, 08:18 AM »
... This seems more like a hate thread towards the GMs than a review.

Offline McManus

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 2009, 11:55 PM »
Skippy on down to the posts from their forums, pretty solid as a review of the GMs if ya ask me.

Offline Belldandy

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #3 on: Nov 24, 2009, 12:11 AM »
It was editted; it was about 700 characters before.

Now it's more thorough and acceptable as a review, and not a GM flame war.

Offline Blackout01

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2009, 02:26 AM »
Yeah, sorry for that, well, sad to say about this server. xD Well, if you are playing it now. You will be discourage, even though there are a lot of people playing. The admin I am talking about, had his leave for about 3 months, then when he went back. BOOM. 4-5 GM's left and players.


It was editted; it was about 700 characters before.

Now it's more thorough and acceptable as a review, and not a GM flame war.

Offline Nish

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2009, 01:30 PM »
Yeah I always knew blackout Ro had some GM issues and I did play there for maybe a week before realising this server wasn't worth it.

btw fallen bishop card only effects magic on Demi humans but still handy for magic users.

As for the thara clip that's silly.. even if he did donate ALOT, some people need to spend there money in better ways :P

Just another some what large server who hires arrogant GM's.. I doubt the Admin really cares unless the money keeps rolling in.

Offline Turok

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #6 on: Mar 18, 2010, 05:36 AM »
My only question is "WHY THE HECK YOU STILL PLAYING?" HELL!! after 1 week i noticed the corruption, and hell i'll be damned if i ever rejoin such a server....

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Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2010, 12:19 PM »
I guess it's for his friends on the server. However, I would have left as well.
That conversation with Anxiety was just plain rude... wow. After 5 months, he came back and did all that? That is really unjustified. BlackoutRO really needs to think about their staff members. So many people complained about GM corruption, yet they still do nothing after all this time. They need to get this to their heads sometime before they lost a lot of good players and uncorrupted staff members. I hope everything will be better, but for now, it's kind of hard to see that.
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2010, 12:41 PM »
Last I went at Blackout Champs and Pallys rule pvp
Pretty much a few good ones left that I know
Too much crap thrown in there faces so meh
They left for "better servers" out there and so should you

Offline Zarsheiy

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #9 on: Mar 18, 2010, 02:52 PM »
I guess it's for his friends on the server. However, I would have left as well.
That conversation with Anxiety was just plain rude... wow. After 5 months, he came back and did all that? That is really unjustified. BlackoutRO really needs to think about their staff members. So many people complained about GM corruption, yet they still do nothing after all this time. They need to get this to their heads sometime before they lost a lot of good players and uncorrupted staff members. I hope everything will be better, but for now, it's kind of hard to see that.

bRO didn't do anything? Anxiety did clean out the corrupt/inactive GMs.

The GMs that didn't agree with his decision or the way he implemented it quit.

That's the whole story.

Yes, Anxiety can be blunt (and, well, an a******--his words, not mine) to the point of disbelief, but he also deserves a lot more praise than the hostility he gets for returning the server to respectability. Yes, innocent staff members might have lost or resigned from their positions, and I have great sympathy for them--hell, I was (and still am) friends with three of them. But when an executive decision is made with the intention (I'm not saying result, merely intention) of improving the server, there will always be players/staff members who disagree in favor of another alternative. Unless you can control multiple dimensions, there's really no way to implement everybody's ideas. If some people feel impassioned enough to resign or leave the server, it's sad, but it's their perogative. I just don't understand why there's the automatic assumption that staff members, corrupt or innocent, leaving the server means some kind of apocalypse. People come and go, and the server moves on.

Also, make sure you pay attention to the date of the last post before Turok bumped it. I'm not saying the opinions of past posters aren't valid, but they might not be so easily applicable to the state of the server anymore.

Plus, Anxiety really isn't that bad a guy once you get to hang out with him a little. Even with all the s*** I give him, he's always treated me well.

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Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #10 on: Mar 18, 2010, 02:59 PM »
I didn't say they do nothing in general--they didn't do anything with the GM corruption. I mean, just look at that conversation. You didn't say anything about the conversation the person typed... so are you saying that's what he said? That's a very unprofessional way of firing people. Anxiety was corrupted before, too? Why hire corrupted people back? I don't understand how some server works at times.

Good thing that Anxiety changed o-o. The revival of the threads just show that the problem isn't completely solved. Well, if things have changed, perhaps a new review about the server would be nice? I don't see really... any good review about the GMs for BlackOutRO at all (RMS forums).
Edit: Yeah, just a few months ago. Have you considered that it's because Anxiety got back some months after the last post before Turok bumped it? It just means... something is up o-o.

I hope the server does turn better though.
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Offline Turok

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #11 on: Mar 19, 2010, 02:07 PM »
with ahura mahzda already out in the throng of people... i doubt it ever could unless a complete wipe... but then that'd be the end for many players i think? XDi sure wouldnt go back with all that corruption regardless of all my friends... i'd find a new server and invite my friends XD

Offline Zarsheiy

Re: Blackout Ragnarok Online
« Reply #12 on: Mar 19, 2010, 03:16 PM »
There isn't a single Ahura on the entire server. I'm not sure if even the official GM characters have any. I'm not sure where you got your information, but it's wrong.

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« Reply #13 on: Mar 19, 2010, 03:46 PM »
Well, I hope it is wrong or else that's a really bad idea for a donation item.

I still believe with the contradiction there o-o.

Then, I think a new review should be written from a current player. Turok, maybe you can write a new review to bring some light into this XD? And maybe provide some proof? Then, nobody will go against your points at all. So far, from what I've heard from everyone, there is still GM corruption, but I won't bother to write a review about that (just heard from many people, so I don't want to play it in the first place). A new review would be nice instead of reviving this one again I suppose.
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 19, 2010, 05:28 PM »
http://img97.imageshack.us/g/donations4.png/

These are the donations. Nowhere in that list, and nowhere in the server, will you find an Ahura. (Yes, the images have been edited. This are the accurate, authentic, and entire list you will see when you register with the server, and there is nothing left out. I just wanted to both preserve my privacy and protect you all from having to look at the twenty thousand GFAQs tabs I have open at a time. :P)

Also, I agree with Yukino, I would like to see some proof of the corruption you keep mentioning. To be honest, I'm getting rather tired of your exaggerations and fibbing (what with your Server Report and your constant false claims of an Ahura on the server), and I personally require justification to continue giving you the benefit of the doubt. Otherwise, you're just spreading rumors and causing unnecessary drama.

I know RMS loves drama and all, but with the sheer amount of posting Turok has done against bRO, I'd like to see if what he says has any merit, and I hope you guys--and you too, Yukino--would at least demand facts before concurring with them (also without providing evidence, might I add).