Says reply TO the thread, not ON it. So here I am replying TO it. Hoorrah for exemption and working the system! I should of been a lawyer!
(Plus no matter how smart you think you are always someone smarter :p)
But now that I have your attention and am now Ban free and hopefully lightened the mood some I as a new user have a few things to ask, suggest and comment on.
Going through this forum I have to say I was surprised to see a great many bans and the reasons for them, often some with a low post count banned for something while those with a few thousand posts get passed on by, for example, I’ve read the ‘rules’ as vague as many of them are and I have to say as a long time gamer and peruser of gaming forums that this site is a little bit confusing, especially for those used to using a fairly standard and accepted forum style.
How does one post in the right area, when it seems there is no right area? No sub forums featuring specific categories. Do you have to use the right icon to make it the right ‘category’???
Seems a few people have pointed out as such, especially new users just to be met with hostility and comments of being ‘stupid’ and ‘read trello’ and bans. (Which I had never heard of in all my years until I joined here and from what I see is some half arsed version of twitter.
Would it not be simpler to make a more standard, easy to follow forum, with more clearly defined rules that make a lot more sense to the average person and a more clearer way of people knowinbg how and where to post? Surely it would mean less Bans for new users and less hostile comments from those users and admins who have been here forever and seem to expect everyone gets what they have had a couple of years to learn within 2 minutes of joining.
I see if someone is ‘breaking’ the rules and someone tries to help by pointing it out, POW! Banned for replying instead of reporting, while a post or 2 down or on another thread some guy with 4000 posts does the same thing and seems to be given a free pass, heck some even mention mods by name in their 'you’re breaking the rules - come lock the thread and ban this guy (admin name here).
I am genuinely surprised to see people paying good money to support a company get treated this way.
Why all the hostility here? Why a system that seems designed for the Developer, staff and fanboys to jump on and attack the uninitiated? Wouldn’t a more standard and easier to understand format be for the benefit of all?
Wouldn’t it increase sales and be better PR to be a little more friendly?
I like Rust so far but I honestly cannot recommend it to others I know for fear their input on these forums will be met with huge ego’s, disdain, hostility or a ban. And being an Alpha/Early Access, they like most fronting up the cash, will want to offer input.
I do not know, it seems like madness and a weird way of doing things. If someone could point me to a game that handles and does things this way I’d like to see it. Did I join a forum for a game I am financially supporting or did I buy into an exclusive club where I am to hand over money then shut up until told I can speak?
Most alphas and early access I see seems to be about offering up thoughts on the product.
Heck I am not even sure what this should be posted under so I will go with rant, help, politics, question? It’s just not that clear for new people and this should be obvious to staff and long timers by the amount of new users banned and the obviously shitty attitudes of the established. Should this not send a message that maybe, just maybe, facepunch is perhaps going about it all wrong?
I’d honestly suggest the people at the top have a think about changing things up, and making life easier for all. As for now it just seems like it’s set up for people to be nasty and shooting yourselves in the foot.
Any ways that’s my 2 cents, make of it what you will. (I’ll go for rant and hope for the best as from what I have seen there will be a few that won’t take to kindly to being called out…)
Let the name calling commence.
(User was banned for this post ("Off-topic / crap thread" - MaxOfS2D))