I'm throwing in the towel. Fix it yourselves, oh wait, you can't. And for anyone who wants to apply for moderator, don't bother. You're just gonna end up stressed and cynical in the end, and this " "VOLUNTEER" "WORK" " is absolutely not worth your time. Favoritism. Nepotism. Noninclusive. Authoritarian. Those words can all explain our staff hierarchy model. Are they here to have fun, or are they here here to punish. Here? They're here to punish, and that is their sole function as a basic unit. They are not a team, they do not work WITH each other, they mind their own business and carry out a singleminded existence, for if they don't spend their efforts watching their own back, they might just be punished for being inadequate. Your rules are insane, written by a sociopathic 15 year old who was bullied too much and would fantasy only punishment and power to smite those who preyed on that beta soul. Anyone who supports them with an iron will, shooting down any opposition or suggestion for change, you've been wrong the whole time. This server wasn't always this way. It didn't always have a wall of text for rules that would be the first thing greeting the eyes of a new person. Our "Welcome" wagon is more of a paperwork you'd give to someone just called in to jury duty. This server doesn't feel like a game, it feels like a shitty political drama. I'm exhausted. Tired of it, and I'm getting older. Too old to keep acting foolish in a game populated by children, and life is calling my attention. I hope you all learned something from me doing my best to turn your heads, and for those with wit strong enough to see through my damning charade, you're the new torch bearers here. Maintain the checks and balances on staff. Watch the watchmen. Record everything. The system is as dirty as it is when we first picked this up, only now the units who make it are aware of themselves. That's all we as users can do, make them aware of themselves. I'm not quitting, I'll be around in game whenever I feel like playing, but as far as forums go.. Well, we'll just say there is no need for you to permanently ban me from forums anymore, @wink , since I won't be posting in the Suggestions box anymore. oh and one more thing For the staff who have reached out to me in recent days, in an honest and open way, to talk to me, offering tips how to change my behavior.. I feel you don't understand. I never wanted to be 'staff'. I wanted to be a part of your "Team" so I could teach you just how to be a team. How to work together to handle things, instead of being individual units. I know those of you who agree with me about the problems here are reading this, and its up to you now to voice your opinions. You cannot keep closeted your opinions of this place, for if you do it will continue to stagnate, so come out. Make posts. Begin discussions. Get the ball rolling, and then maybe you can start on the right track to a fun loving, user-friendly experience for people to come and have. This is more than a game, this is a team and a COMMUNITY. Act like one, to everyone. Nobody should be alienated here or anywhere.