I highly doubt anyone would remember me but I used to go by the name "7" or "i love 7 day bans". I was a jailbreak (gay) moderator in 2015 n stuff n stuff when freaky used to run the joint. I just built a new pc and was looking to get back into the community. hope to see you cunts around
Let's add a anecdote. A anecdote as to why this kind of behaviour is never acceptable.
But first, it's unfair on the way people have treated other people. Everyone uses the excuse of 'it's the internet'. Well, in the end, we are all humans on the end of the computers, we all have feelings and we do get hurt by what people say online. It's a shame that people see it as "oh they can't see me so I can insult them as much as I like". This I will never tolerate. Not on the servers I manage (and now as Community Admin) in the community.
If you feel that you are feeling unsafe to be part of the community by players or players are harassing/bullying you, PLEASE do contact me.
Online I'm known as fblaze. I've 'really' started playing games since about the age of 12 (my parents wouldn't let me play games when I was younger XD). I had a pretty good life. School, home, games. It was the 'easy' life. Unfortunately life at home isn't perfect. I understand there is no 'perfect' family. There will always be arguments etc. Games are a great way to take some time off from the world around you and connect with people around the world (granted we are an Oceania community but still it's global). I have been part of 3 communities in total. Each playing a completely different role. The first community I was merely just a player, I played Zombie Survival and a bit of death run. Tensions grew in the first community and the servers sprung off into another community. There I became a staff member of Zombie Survival, and Co-owned/developed the death run server of that community. I was backstabbed on the deathrun server, and lost my co-owner/developer rank on there. (Short story: I wrote a forum post I would be away for two weeks holiday with family, come back and people like omg he doesn't do anything, demote. Got demoted, someone else got promoted and talked shit about me). Tensions grew in that community (the whole) and so Zombie Survival was merged in with Poseidon. This is where I currently stand. Quite a rollercoaster of an online life in the space of 4 years.
A lot of people like to take the opportunity since they are behind a screen to be a completely different person than they are in real life. I like to be humble to players and make people actually feel a sense of belonging to a community (I mean what's the purpose of a gaming community then? Otherwise we are just people that happen to play on the same servers all the time). In the past 6 months a lot has happened to me. Things I thought would never affect me. I've had quite severe depression, and still to this day suffer from mild anxiety. When I started my new job 6 months ago, it was terrible. I would get panic attacks on the train ride to work (40 minutes is a very long time when your anxiety kicks off). I started getting really sick. In the space of 2 months I lost 20kgs. Almost 20% of my body mass. I found out I'm fructose intolerant (you can google it if you are interested too much to write), and on top of that a lot has happened recently. My father has become ill. My mother has been diagnosed with cancer. Life is a bitch, and ultimately gaming online is a way for us to sometimes escape the reality to help overcome some of our fears.
I enjoy spending time with players, playing together, managing and developing servers. It makes me happy when I see players enjoy the content I get a chance to work on. From my life story you can imagine how much I take seriously when players decide to take the opportunity because they don't have the courage to say it to someone's face to bully people. We are all here to enjoy ourselves and be part of a community of people who enjoy the same things as us. It's time to grow up and act like proper humans. Put your puberty mood swings behind. We only live once, so make it a positive one that people will want to reflect back on.
FYI, I'm quite contactable. You can DM me on the forums or discord, send me a steam message . (I do get back to messages as soon as I can)