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Old 01-03-2006, 04:07 PM   #21
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Well, it's good to know that now nobody will talk about this whole "Medievia" thing anymore...  Oh wait...

But anyways, now that humor is out of the way, my only concern is IRE holding a monopoly on the top two slots.  I hope Aardwolf can hold out like it has so far.  Not that IRE is some sort of "evil empire", I just wouldn't like to see ANY companies' MUDs hold the first and second places.
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Old 01-03-2006, 05:41 PM   #22
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My point? Quit bashing the entirety of the playerbase. Quite a few know what's right and what's wrong, and Medievia is losing more players all the time, whether V acknowledges that or not. And you don't want to help ruin your mud's chances of attracting those players, therefore increasing your own base, do you?

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I disagree with this statement wholeheartedly. Medievia WAS losing players for awhile, but since the new advertising agenda has started, the playerbase has increased steadily. I myself have noticed this increase in 'real' newbies.

Many newbies send me notes, link me, or even just walk into my room and tell me that they started med because of my posts on this very mudsite.

So thank-you topmudsites!

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Old 01-03-2006, 05:49 PM   #23
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Um, apparently your posts under another name? (You've got a few more than me with 6 ;p )
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:08 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by (Ilkidarios @ Jan. 03 2006,17<!--emo&[img
http://www.topmudsites.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img])]But anyways, now that humor is out of the way, my only concern is IRE holding a monopoly on the top two slots.  I hope Aardwolf can hold out like it has so far.  Not that IRE is some sort of "evil empire", I just wouldn't like to see ANY companies' MUDs hold the first and second places.
Not that it may make much difference to you, but while the IRE games operate with uniform business practices and have to answer to certain quality assurance standards, each is also run as a separate entity insofar as each game’s producer has their own vision and develop their games on separate arcs.

Saying that you’d rather not see two IRE games be in the top slots is rather like saying “The Aviator” and “Finding Neverland” shouldn’t have both been nominated for Best Picture because they were both produced by the same studio--Miramax. Or that “Sim City” and “Ultima Online” shouldn’t be nominated for best game of the year because they are both produced by Electronic Arts.

In other words, I feel I’ve poured a lot of my soul into Lusternia (which I’m sure is a familiar feeling of most other MUD producers) and feel it stands on its own merits irregardless of whether IRE is its parent or not.

Anyway...yeah...just wanted to say that... and that Lusternia is by far the best MUD ever and deserves to be the Number One because...um, well, I say so...
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:01 PM   #25
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Just out of curiosity, medievia was removed from the voting list, but they still are allowed to rotate a banner? Sounds like double-standards to me
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:37 PM   #26
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Just out of curiosity, medievia was removed from the voting list, but they still are allowed to rotate a banner? Sounds like double-standards to me

I would venture to guess that they had paid for the rotation before their removal from the site, and therefor will be granted to let the ad-banner run its course.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:58 PM   #27
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Do you have to be on the list in order to air banners? Seems like that would be against good business sense.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:24 PM   #28
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DonathinFrye, are you aware that your signature file is 17 lines long?

Isn't that a little bit... well... excessive?

I imagine that at some resolutions, your signature is almost an entire page of text.

Someone refresh my memory. Isn't common netiquette 2-4 lines or somewhere around there?
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:44 PM   #29
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DonathinFrye, are you aware that your signature file is 17 lines long?

Isn't that a little bit... well... excessive?

I imagine that at some resolutions, your signature is almost an entire page of text.

Someone refresh my memory. Isn't common netiquette 2-4 lines or somewhere around there?
Gee, thanks for instructing me in "netiquette". I'm actually new to forums(and have avoided writing in them for many years until out of recent necessity). However, I am pretty sure that "netiquette" also dictates that we're supposed to stay on topic in this forum. Maybe there's a flame folder somewhere around here you can post something about my unfortunately lengthy signature on.

Topic? Medieveia gone? Yep, it is - except on the banner rotation. Not sure if they will continue to have banner space here, one can never really tell with administers like Vryce. I am curious what Syno thinks about it, but I won't lose sleep about it one way or another.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:49 AM   #30
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I can't see them being removed for reminding people to vote on their prompt.

As just recently IRE started a new advertising scheme by adding an option to add a function to tell you when you can vote again to your prompt.

But maybe that's just a clever way to get around the rules, I dunno.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:45 AM   #31
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However, I am pretty sure that "netiquette" also dictates that we're supposed to stay on topic in this forum. Maybe there's a flame folder somewhere around here you can post something about my unfortunately lengthy signature on.
You can't POSSIBLY be criticising me for posting off topic.

That is a staggering degree of hypocrisy, considering what you did in the "Concern about the New Voting Rules" thread.

And your signature is still 8 lines long by the way.
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Old 01-07-2006, 12:00 PM   #32
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Yes, I halved my signature just for you already. You'll have to survive the 8 lines, I do hope it doesn't cause you sleepless nights.

And the entire thread that you mentioned was off-topic at the point I joined, so I can't take responsibility alone in that one. So let's drop the cattiness, and leave anymore bickering off of this particular thread.
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:07 PM   #33
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I can't see them being removed for reminding people to vote on their prompt.

As just recently IRE started a new advertising scheme by adding an option to add a function to tell you when you can vote again to your prompt.

But maybe that's just a clever way to get around the rules, I dunno.
Doing a vote prompt is perfectly legal. Medievia was forced off because they weren't giving people a choice as to whether to put it on their prompt or not. They were forcing it on people.

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Old 01-07-2006, 06:46 PM   #34
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And the entire thread that you mentioned was off-topic at the point I joined, so I can't take responsibility alone in that one. So let's drop the cattiness, and leave anymore bickering off of this particular thread.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:03 PM   #35
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Thresh, Frye, there's no reason to be hostile to each other.  I know each of you're going to say "I'm not being hostile.", but veiled hostility counts too.

Anyways, what's everybody else's opinion on IRE now being that much closer to clinching the first two spots?  Am I the only one who cares?
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:29 PM   #36
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Anyways, what's everybody else's opinion on IRE now being that much closer to clinching the first two spots? Am I the only one who cares?

Achaea having the number one slot makes sense with their playerbase size. Lusternia has a significantly smaller playerbase, so it is very suprising to see them have so many votes. The voting prompt/etc is a rather useful feature for them, it would seem, and while not illegal - I'm not sure I'd want to make players feel like it was their duty to vote by coding in-game reminders for it. But, to each their own, it works for them. Voting is obviously not necessarily reflective of quality, so it does not bother me much who is at the top of the list. I find more interest in MUDs like 'New Worlds', who seem to have a lot more traffic out than traffic in. That particular MUD isn't my style, but I think it says more to see that than to see 124235 votes in.
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:59 PM   #37
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That is a good point, most of the higher placing MUD's seem to have higher in votes than out votes.  I guess those are the types of playerbases that would allow MUD's to have higher placements on the list.
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