Greetings, BYOND Community.
I've been on BYOND for a couple of years now, which means that I've met a lot of the community and its developers. BYOND has become one of the most entertaining hobbies for me, and it's taught me a lot about developing games (Specifically MMO's).
The reason why Reformist and I created Obsidian Gaming was so that we could develop games at a relaxed pace. We don't ask for donations, nor do we receive -any- compensation for our work on these games. Regarding this, there's a few things that bother me about its community.
1) We don't have to make any games. We make the games solely for our own entertainment, and once it's done we offer you the chance to immerse yourself into the worlds we create - if you choose to do so.
2) If you haven't contributed anything to a project, don't unnecessarily post derogatory comments about Obsidian Gaming's developers. Regardless if you like the person or not, they are contributing to making these games, and you have -no- right to insult them. We strive to deliver a fair and professional developing atmosphere - anyone who hinders this will be permanently barred from playing any current or future games made by Obsidian Gaming.
3) The amount of trolls and criminals on BYOND is astounding. If you have nothing better to do than sit and troll people on BYOND, then I believe you need to rethink your priorities in life. Complaining to get what you want is the way of a child - and in the real world, that rarely if ever gets you anywhere.
4) Lack of respect. The BYOND community has no respect for each other - and this isn't conjecture, this is fact. Regardless what your philosophical and religious beliefs are, it is imperative that human beings respect each other - regardless if you agree or disagree with them.
5) General immaturity. I understand that BYOND doesn't have an age limit, but if you're over 12 you should know that it's important to behave yourself in a manner that doesn't hinder the online experience of others. Either your parents failed to raise you correctly, or you have some serious personal issues if you are not able to control your emotions - or actions.
What you say on do on the internet can build or destroy your reputation. When you reach a work environment, you'll realize that your opponents will do anything in their power to undermine you if you're seen as a threat. There have been countless cases of people being fired because of things that they said over facebook or twitter - don't do anything you will regret later.
Anyways, just my opinion. Any comments (Respectful and constructive) can be made here if you want to express your opinion.
Nov 29 2011, 11:13 pm