Hi I’m Toastani, and I view myself as a fairly helpful person. The same way I view people in the game. People who spend precious hours creating ways to help new players navigate the game.
My draw to the game aside from the addicting qualities of actual play was the overwhelming sense of community. The first day I stepped into AR Chat I was greeted by one of the greats. Then they helped place me in an alliance. While that alliance didn’t end up working for me. I was able to then return to AR and the same person plus many others helped me create my Alliance. They helped me recruit and get to know players who eventually helped grow the alliance. It was amazing and it kept me from leaving the game. I have been known to play games for months and abandon it because the community has been nonexistent or weird.
I have worked hard, as have others, to create helpful ads to direct people to the correct locations to have their questions answered. Some ads that have been created is finding out how to navigate the chat buttons, do you have game questions head over to peer support, do you need an alliance head over to alliance recruitments. All meant to help the community at large.
So why am I posting this novel? Because while there have been very generous people willing to help the community they have been issued warnings. Warnings for posting tips on how to arrange your hero’s, warnings on how to create barracks, warnings on directing people to alliances because heaven forbid you don’t post an actual ad. But how about that awkard and uncomfortable role play in General Chat? No, that’s cool because general chat is for general chat. Oh snap, unless you post a recruitment ad that has no place there. Here have a warning. It’s okay that the role playing is talking about death, killing, and murder in a child friendly 12+ game. That’s chill as all get out. (Please note the sarcasm)
Okay, wrapping up the rant. Is there no one reading through to see that people are reporting things that are helpful? Someone explain to me the process in which a citation is sent. Are we saying that people who genuinely care about helping the community are more bothersome then those who troll? Is the point of the citation to shut down the community? Because all these well meaning people will start being silent… or worse stop playing. Already I no longer see the people who helped me most when I started playing though they still play daily. Something for people to chew on.