Okay, usually, I'm not one to go to the forums to complain, (or anywhere to complain) but I have seen an issue that needs to be spoken of, and not just ignored, like it HAS been. This should be seen as a 'formal complaint', not to AoTSKINS, but to the players who see this, and the players who DO this. Feel free to leave opinions in the comments, I'd love to see what some of you think of this. I know this should be directed at Feng's forums in general, but this is more to us as RC Mod users, since this is the more level-headed part of the community, and the more influential part as well.
As you all know, Guests are a very wide population of players who, by reason out of their hands, have no way to log in, or create a name for themselves. Guests are constantly kicked and banned from servers without care. This is VERY common on many, MANY servers in this game, and I truly do think this needs to be spoken of, so, here we go.
First of all, my point of interest, is US, the RC Mod users. AoTSKINS, from my point of view, is THE most influential part of the Attack on Titan Tribute Game at this point, and as such, we do need to take a stand for what is RIGHT. We've made countless of players out of RC Mod, and a lot of the community is formed around us. And, while we may not be ALL of the players, we still are a huge chunk of them. RC Mod was approved to be completely non-abusive to other players, and to be completely unique, while not changing the core gameplay of the game. Obviously, that's not the case, as I see countless servers kicking Guests, just for BEING guests. This, to me, is infuriating- sure, they may be guests. Sure, they MAY not speak. But I don't think that's point to kick them for no reason.
I now say this, not as a Skin Artist, not as one from AOTSKINS, and not even as an RC Modder, but as a PLAYER, that this situation needs to be recognised and regarded as a pure issue that we should face.
I once hosted a server while goofing off, and a few guests came in. After playing around a bit and laughing with a friend, one PARTICULAR guest began to talk as well, and asked why they weren't being kicked. I had told them that they weren't being kicked because they had no reason to. They're players, just like us, and they have just as much right to be on this game as we do. From the MOMENT they go to Feng's site and choose a character, they have EVERY right to be a part of this community, and they have every single right to fair treatment, until they mess up and are liable to be kicked.
Now, to those who DO kick guests, I can kind of see your point and where you're coming from- guests, they can be a bit annoying. Sometimes they AFK randomly, and sometimes they don't speak at all. Sometimes they just get in the way, but that's still no reason to be banning or kicking guests right away, is it?
Now, as the more influential part of this community, the part of the community who represent RC Mod- and what it stands for- I believe it is our duty to retain order among all players, guest, mod, or even the rare Normal player. Guests wander, all alone in this game, completely unaware that the signup IS broken- completely unaware that everyone is using a mod to play this game. We have the power to get them that mod- we have the power to get all of these guests on the right track. Otherwise, nobody will show them how to, unless they wander long enough. In my eyes, the banning of guests is uncalled for, and completely unfair as well. Regardless of what server you may be running, it's not fair. So, I'm going to formally adress my point and leave it at that.
As the players with the power to get the guests to be 'normal players', and to be completely acceptable in-game, we should all work together to make this community a nice place for everyone. By 'everyone', I do NOT mean just US and the other modders- I mean, every player we can. We have the ability to do it- and if you're spending time playing this game as well, you DEFINITELY have the time to do it, no? I believe anyone in this community should be completely intent on accepting all players, and helping them as well.
Obviously, I don't expect this post to make a difference. I don't expect it to actually change the community, what it stands for, and what it is. Above all else though, I don't expect it to change the way us players think. What I expect it to change, of anything, is the perspective you see these players, who are just like us, and the way you see yourself when you kick or ban them for something that is completely out of their hands.
Anyways, I'm leaving it at that. I've seen far too many players kicked for no real reason, and I thought it was about time someone said something about it. Generally, I don't speak out at all, but I truly do care about these guests, and I truly wish for them to be treated just as fairly as every other player is.
To those of you who finished reading this, thank you. I hope you have a lovely day, stay safe, and take care. x3 As said at the top of the post, feel free to leave comments on what you think. I truly wish for this issue to be solved- and until someone stands up to resolve it, nothing will be fair for anyone until this community is dead and gone.
-And now I try again my hand, at taming ghosts and counting sand.
I'll meet you on the other side, but hey- It's one in a million.
Entirely retired. I wish you all well.