Ok, it’s this simple. You are currently trying to shout at a brick wall. It is not the people here telling you to try private that are in any way or part of the issue. NONE AT ALL, so don’t try to make it as if someone suggesting private is somehow hurting your cause, if anything the more people that suggest privates over official the worse it makes Funcom look.
You are aware that funcom intends not to resolve this with better moderation, they make it clear every time without fail right? so no one here can do anything about it but funcom and they are the ones saying they are not doing anything about it. It’s not like every time joining privates is mentioned another official server gets less moderated. The people suggesting private are literally trying to HELP YOU with advice, they arent telling you to join private they are SUGGESTING. keep in mind most people who say “maybe try private” started off like you, they were on official and eventually got tired of the lack of moderation, maybe some held off on it because of neih sayers spouting nonsense and folk lore about how bad private servers are, then they try them and realise all those fairy tales about private servers are just that, they find a good private server have a much better experience and then they try to tell you what worked for them. You then shout them down telling them to stop suggesting privates??
It’s like the analogy I gave in the beginning, you are shouting at a brick wall, then someone stops by and says “hey instead of shouting at that wall why not try this door and go around it”. you then turn around and start shouting at him telling him how this wall will never move if he keeps making excuses for why it’s there, besides you have never taken that door so you don’t know whats in there… maybe it’s dirty in there… so no no you insist that the best action is to keep standing there shouting at the wall to move out your way. At that point the rest of us who got sick of that wall just shake our heads and move on.
I am eternaly grateful to the guy who convinced me to try privates, I never looked back and my conan experience has been immensely better than when I first started. If you are holding a burning hot iron and complaining that it is burning you but when someone suggest to let go of it, you just get angry at them because you are waiting for the iron to stop being too hot to hold and you feel if you let go that it will never cool down.
Like god dam this isn’t some political decision, you can literally try out a private server and see how it is, and if Funcom ever turn around and say hey we going to moderate our servers you can always go back. Honestly people act as if suggesting private servers to someone is parallel to some kind of thought crime. THe only reason people suggest it so often is that you never know if it is a new player or if it is someone that doesnt even know about private servers yet. I suggest private often, I don’t demand it it’s simply a suggustion because of how tiring it gets seeing the same forum threads open and get closed time and time again. I don’t know how much clearer on this issue Funcom need to be.
By all means if you are a die hard for officials thats fine, but you must know what that comes with, you are told there is no moderation yet you choose to stay, so don’t then don’t turn around and complain about the lack of moderation when you are explicitly told there will be none. You can complain and suggest it to funcom all you want, infact I think you should keep suggesting it, rather than making thread after thread reporting issues that arent going to get resolved, instead make tons of suggestion forums to say. Please moderate, “not I got hacked on official ### please do something about it”
And lastly I agree that Funcom should moderate, I really wish they did. It’s not like I have some vested interested in officials not being moderated, I just find it stupid to repeat the same thing over and over and allow your own experience to be ruined out of what? some form of pride? stubbornness? you think that is the best way to get Funcom to change, by continuing to shout at the brick wall?