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I'm leaving, and I'm not coming back. Deleting my characters. To my friends: I will miss you. To the bitches: See ya, suckers.
I could be wrong but this seems like an impulse decision. Do you want to talk about it?
It was impulsive. But it's already done. I wasn't intending to quit yesterday, but after really having it out in a huge row with some other players in the Discord chat I just got fed up. Allegory of Empires has the potential to be such a great game but I have seen a lot of abuse by staff targeting individual players and bullying and harassing them to no end. So I don't want to support this game monetarily and since all of my best friends are also getting fed up and leaving there's not really much left for me anymore. But I really appreciate you offering to talk about it with me, Roo, that's really nice of you. If I hadn't gotten into such a huge argument I might have stayed longer, but I had the feeling that I was going to have to leave eventually because of the direction things were going. I regret some of the things that I said in the Discord chat group, but I can't take them back, and I'm still so mad, as I'm sure the others are, that I'm not going to try to apologize right now. I really did have a lot of fun with this game but it's just time for me to move on. And I have to say that staff have been wonderful in a lot of ways. It's just the abuse by some of the staff members that I just couldn't take anymore. Hopefully this community can heal and become a happy and healthy gaming group someday. I will really miss most of the members of this community. I'm kind of embarrassed about the way I really lost it big-time yesterday but like I said I can't take it back. Best wishes to my friends who are still here.
While I would love for you to stay (there is nothing you did that can't be undone btw... all deleted accounts and characters can be retrieved from backups), I understand and respect your decision.
I would really love to hear more about this staff abuse though so I can get to the bottom of it. If this is something affecting you then it is likely affecting others and it is my responsibility to fix it. I'm sad this is the first I've heard any reports of staff abuse considering it has been an ongoing issue for you (and others?). Even if it's a matter of perception of staff abuse, I'd like an opportunity to look into it because even perceptions can be just as damaging and hurtful.
I hope after a little time you will reconsider reaching out to me personally about the problems you faced. You can email me directly (roo 'at' allegoryofempires.com) if you would rather not have that talk in a public setting.
I'm sorry, Roo, I would like to tell you what I know about the abusive behavior, but I've decided not to for personal reasons.