Xurnt is the man. We love you too, tora and cel, but burnt and tk are the shiznat. Fuck you dugs, you're ok too guess. Don't care who you are oculus but we are very fond of our imperfect admins.
The guy has one point though, I am not admin and certainly have no interest in being one here.
I just happen to have some of the admins ears and some actually listen to what I say which hopefully is great though it means I cant promise anything. It is all none of my ressort.
What I am seeing is very clear though and on this point alone I agree:
War2 is a very old game and we do not have many people left that still love and play the game.
War2.ru is yet still the place that most players come to play it. But it obviously has flaws big flaws and one of them is toxicity in the community.
Obvisously with no clear rules in place a few people are not even trying to keep the experience fun or safe for one-another which in the end taints everything else.
No rules mean there are only a few place that are actually nice to hangout in for normal human beings, where there is not always an argument going on or whatever.
The worst part is that it is not even representative of the community as a whole, all the hatred and all the crap only comes from a handful of people. Yet everyone gets to see it, all the time everywhere, like if it represented 80% of the server population when in reality it is more like 1%.
And it does not even matter at this point if people are rightfully accused or not or whatever, it just is not the place...
No one wants to read people insulting each other all the time when joining a gaming forum or community about a game they love.
This is why most forums out there do not allow such endless shit to take place in the first place.
Let alone rely solely on their admins judgement for every single decisions regarding very common offenses.
Rules should exist that makes decisions predictable and a lot less reliant on admins judgement, this both means easier adminship and more generally accepted ruling and fairer / cleaner place for everyone.
It is about time that we adopt a few if not all of the community guidelines of Blizzard to try and make War2.ru a better place for everyone.
A place where we care about one-another and where everyone has to show a little bit of respect to members, not much, just enough not to piss everyone off so much that you get reported all the time for being an asshole.
Rules that will ensure we are not letting a handful of toxic weirdos behave like monkeys and push away decent people that love to game too...
In the end if that place happen to get some decent commonly accepted basic rules, I am pretty sure most if not all members will adapt to them just fine.
It does not mean admins will have to go out of their way to apply them all the time it means when people have complaints or something is done wrong they do not have to rely as much on their own judgement to take action...
All of that leads to fairer ruling and friendlier environement for everyone without over-doing it and going full LGBTW or whatever about it...
Now like I said I cannot promise this is what will be decided in the end by the guys in charge in the end, but this is what I have been trying to push them to go for. Because all of this would stop for good.
From my perspective I haven't seen proof enough that admins are corrupt, all I see is some of them are sometimes acting without guidelines on personal feelings.
Some of them also said things to make points that clearly were not thought through. But from where I stand most of them try to do the job.
That includes banning hate-speech, copy pasted topics and spamming etc... What makes it so much about them is the absence of rules...
Bare in mind that in Blizzard forums calling out or attacking publicly another member, let alone admins, is completely not allowed.
No matter who you are and how true your claims may be they are not allowing it.
They keep these accusations in a very different place not even in the forums to keep their forums and games as friendly as possible.
An interesting take for sure of the whole problem when you think about it