After re-reading my title it sounds like I’m holding a gun to RK2019’s head, but I’m not…the Lead Manager for Anarchy Online is however.
I say the “Lead Manager” as sort of a wavey-hands title because we don’t actually know the person who said “yea, ignore 70+ % of the community and let’s line up our anniversary event with the release of SL!”. So yea, whoever is making decisions for Anarchy Online outright refused to listen to the community, on a “community run server”.
Here’s the rub, I just came back 2 weeks ago after not playing for like 8 or so years. Got into a large, fun, Org. Been reliving a lot of my old stomping grounds, and then this poll comes out. Everyone got super excited we’d get SL for lvl150, and everyone was preparing to jump around SL again.
Then FC pretty much poop on the community.
Majority of comments being left on our Org’s discord are screenshots of people’s unsubbed accounts pages, people saying they quit playing completely AND unsubbed the moment they saw that June delivery date, etc etc etc.
Official Anarchy Online Discord is filled with “angry” players.
The Official AO Discord’s screenshot section even has people posting their own version of “unsub” screenshots.
In-game OOC is essentially “I’m quitting since FC don’t listen”.
Some of the people running vital in-game bots are disabling/taking down their bots in protest.
If you don’t release SL, when the community said they wanted it, on May 29th the server is essentially dead.
We begged you for years to open a new “progression” server, and then you muck it up completely. What in the actual heck dude?!