TL;DR: Coinston and Alucard were suspended for 2 weeks, Alucard quit, I think their punishment is stupid and I want to know what you think. Post your opinions, keep it civil. Hey, so I'd like to start a friendly discussion about Coinston and Alucard's recent punishment. I want to note that I'm not trying to change anything, not like I could anyways, I just want to know what the community thinks. What happened is on the late night of 3-24-2020, Alucard and Coinston were abusing their moderator powers by: - Bringing each other to reachable and unreachable places, - Giving each other false slays (and removing them), - Editing the world (cosmetically using sprays, it did not impact game play). As a result: - Coinston and Alucard were given 2 weeks suspension, - Alucard quit the mod team, - That's all I know as of right now. Videos: My Opinion (Please dont read if you are easily triggered by opinions that disagree with yours.) I get that it's mod abuse, and abuse of powers should be punished. However, in my opinion, I think that 2 weeks suspension is way too long. After all, it was only between the moderators, no one was hurt and gameplay was minimally affected. (I say minimally because they both were teleported to unreachable spots, which slightly disrupts gameplay. In my opinion, I think one week would've been great for what was done, because let's be honest, no one was hurt except butt-hurt people who reported them. @Woet explained to me that this is SeriousTTT, it's not serious (which goes against "SERIOUSTTT") and it's unprofessional, and this is all true. HOWEVER, what I disagree with his statement is that it makes the server look bad, and will chase people away. Come on now, really? Goofing off will chase people away? I don't think so. It's possible, but what has a higher chance of chasing people away is the insane amount of RDM, mic-spamming and harassment from players and mods that goes on unchecked or unpunished, and other more malicious mod abuse, like false punishments. Personally, I would be scared away from the crap that players give each other rather than seeing a giant player in the skybox (which I admit was suprising, but funny). The temporary and possibly permanent loss of Alucard and Coinston not only lowers the severely needed mods available to watch the servers, but it also causes the community to lose part of it's spirit, and part of what makes it enjoyable. I have heard multiple users say they enjoyed the relaxed nature of these mods, and preferred to see more of it. "They brought more to the community and made it feel fun" says a user. This viewpoint was proven during gameplay in the early night of 3/26/202. A user who's IGN is currently "Donald Trump" asked the players for a moment of silence to mark the suspension and loss of two great mods, and the entire server went quiet for an estimated 17 seconds. If you're a regular on the server, you know that no one gets that respect when asked, but these two moderators got that respect. Why? Because they earned it. (Please note usernames may or may not represent political affiliation). In Conclusion, I tend to disagree with the punishment, as I seriously enjoyed my time playing with these moderators while they displayed this behavior. It showed that they are relaxed, kind and willing to have fun, while still enforcing the rules. They have both done great jobs in the past making sure that rule-breakers (including myself) are punished for wrongdoings. Considering they were having a bit of fun while impacting gameplay minimally, their punisment should not have been as severe as it was, which pushed Alucard to leave. I will consider them both as fantastic moderators, and they will forever have my respect. Closing Thoughts - I would love to hear why @(Alucard)~[Towel] decided to leave, and if we may see him on the server in the future. - I would love to hear from @Coin about how this will impact him in the future, and if he will find another way to bring that fun spirit to the game. - I would love to hear from any other mods, specifically Admins for a little more context and reasoning behind their decision. - How do I add a poll :V (I can't, rate Like if you agree with me, rate Disagree if you agree with the mods.) - Please keep the comments civil... or not, your choice. And now, a moment of silence for our friends, both lost and MIA.