Friday, December 28, 2007

Follow-up to the previous rant

There's been quite an explosion of interest in my previous entry and I want to answer some of the concerns raised in the comments

aLKayeL said...
9moons, Ive been following your colony wars report for our server every week and I want to say that you really have done a great job. I hope you don't give up on your weekly reports and continue to contribute to the GE community. Its the people like you that can make a difference.
December 28, 2007 10:17 AM

NineMoons says: I am more than grateful for your wonderful and kind words, alk. As I said before, it's an honor to be part of your faction and to be a part of its successes in Colony Wars. Thank you very much for believing in me.

DeSanggria said...
sis, i had no idea about reclusion until u posted this. what the hell happened?
December 28, 2007 12:32 PM

NineMoons says: sis, one of the boys sent us an email with the following links:
http://forum.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=26464 this first link talks about how they might no longer be able to join FFA as their main PC is having problems now.
http://forum.iahgames.com/ge/showpost.php?p=255246&postcount=42 this second link talks about their decision to quit the CW reports. I think it's because they got fed up - all this work, compensation was promised but still withheld from all of us till now.

Anonymous said...
The thing is that being a reporter means being fair to anyone or at least not taking sides. The probable cause of the other servers going against their reporters is that, if I may say so, all reports focus on the reporters' faction. Of course this is natural if it is a private blog post. But getting the reports published as a server report requires that it either stays neutral or, if its gonna feature his/her faction then feature the story from the end of the other factions as well. Also the reporters must understand that however they try to make their reports as fair as they can, you guys simply cannot please everybody. Anyway keep up the good work and I hope you don't get affected by issues like these like the other reporters ^_^.Viva Cervantes, The best server haha.
December 28, 2007 2:12 PM

NineMoons says: your initial assumption is faulty. One of the prerequisites of becoming a CW reporter was joining a faction that was active in Colony Wars. Take note it's a prerequisite - none of us were eligible for the job if we were factionless. This requirement then means we had to write the reports from within our respective factions' point of view.

We talk about the other factions in our reports as well. I wonder if you noticed we all followed a format: war declarations, notes from our own factions, and then commentary and notes from other active factions in our respective servers.

We set out to write our reports in order to drum up interest in the CW feature, as well as to attract more people to the game [by showing the many active players and what they were up to on a weekly basis].

"Pleasing everybody" is not an issue. The issue lies in the insults and jeering and outright idiotic criticism we have received. More so when you realize that in DeSanggria's case, HALF THE SERVER was criticizing her unfairly. That is going too far, and all for the sake of self-aggrandizement.


Anonymous said...
But I thought you guys were doing it voluntarily? I didn't know that you were expecting something in return for what you were doing. I thought it was for the love of the game. Anyway I dont know about your agreements with iah so i'll leave it at that. As for the ffa. Yeah its questionable how an overused boring dramatic film would tie with a fun story with more creativity lol.
December 28, 2007 4:28 PM

NineMoons says: okay, perhaps I need to explain how our half of the deal over CW reports went. If you had gone back in this blog's archives, you would have noticed that I voluntarily began writing reports about the CW all throughout the testing phases.

My work simply got noticed and the idea spread among us bloggers; RCM Hrin finally stepped in and formally asked us to begin doing reports for our respective servers. Yes, we were promised compensation for our efforts, in return for adhering to a set of rules [and I have just explained one of the rules above]. And no, none of us have received any such compensation. All I know is that Hrin had already put in requests for compensation on our behalf to the powers that be at IAH.


Anonymous said...
Ok then if you were promised a compensation then disregard my previous comments.As for the FFA. You mean the skills to bore the viewers to death with an overtimed film?
December 28, 2007 5:46 PM

darrick07 said...
ok ok youre bored with kincaids team but comparing the quality of the two films frankly the Spoof is nothing.... its my honest opinion
December 28, 2007 6:30 PM

NineMoons says: As I have not seen any of the FFA entries in question, I shall refrain from commenting on this matter.

Fiksdotter said...
"Anonymous said...The thing is that being a reporter means being fair to anyone or at least not taking sides. The probable cause of the other servers going against their reporters is that, if I may say so, all reports focus on the reporters' faction. Of course this is natural if it is a private blog post. But getting the reports published as a server report requires that it either stays neutral or, if its gonna feature his/her faction then feature the story from the end of the other factions as well. Also the reporters must understand that however they try to make their reports as fair as they can, you guys simply cannot please everybody.Anyway keep up the good work and I hope you don't get affected by issues like these like the other reporters ^_^.Viva Cervantes, The best server haha."You're arrogance blinds you." Anonymous said...Ok then if you were promised a compensation then disregard my previous comments.As for the FFA. You mean the skills to bore the viewers to death with an overtimed film?"If your cephalic process cannot comprehend with the intellectuals' don't react because you are off track.
December 28, 2007 6:39 PM

NineMoons says: Fiksdotter, I do like your style; pity others don't get it.

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Further, in response to the questions I received via Yahoo Messenger: As I mentioned, DeSanggria and Reclusion, our Colony Wars reporters for Caravaggio and Carracci servers respectively, have both quit being CW reporters, due to various issues that they have had either with their server [in DeSanggria's case] or with IAH [in Reclusion's case].

In the wake of these problems, I also must reexamine my reasons for staying on as Colony Wars reporter for my main server Cervantes. I do have to show solidarity with the other reporters, who are also dear friends of mine.

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I hope that my responses to some of the comments from the previous post will help others to understand what has been going on.

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I do not tolerate trolls in this blog. Rest assured that should any unpleasantness crop up in the wake of this and the previous entry, I must resort to using the banhammer as well as the power of bahleet.
To anonymous: I'd greatly prefer it if you began signing your comments. This applies to ALL anonymous posters - you can do that, you know.

6 comments:

DeSanggria said...

i just feel sad that what was our initial & sincere goal to get everyone interested and to keep the community spirit alive is far from being seen given our efforts.

sis, i wish you all the best in your reporting. i do hope cervantes shows a lot more spirit and enthusiasm for your initiative.

Novastorm said...

<.< Who cares about others' opinions? If they dislike your reports they should do it themselves... "if you are not capable or willing to do something don't flame the one who's doing it" or something like that. Just keep up with your blogging and if that means to blog about CW just do it and let them do whatever they want. Come on girl! Screw them all! ^^

deEspania said...

hey ninemoons ^^ I've noticed this and I just want to give you a boost of spirit hahaha well since you managed to at least look at my blog and all :D

Nevermind what others say if they are really that good they should do it themselves LOL

anyway don't mind if I posted in your earlier post hehe want to at least make that anonymous person understand something LOL ;)

NineMoons Family said...

@ desanggria, novastorm, deespania

the theme of "let them make CW reports if they think they can do it better" seems to be running in your comments and I really do have to agree. thanks for the wishes of good luck and for visiting my blog to keep updated. you've certainly helped me along in your own ways and I am most grateful.

thanks for the support and happy new year.

Kumbee said...

Don't worry, Cervantes loves its CW reporter ^_^

NineMoons Family said...

@ kumbee

I appreciate it ^^ only hope everyone in Cervantes really does feel that way toward me, and wish the other servers would respect their CW reporters too....