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 Post subject: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:40 pm 
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This weekend, I plan to go through our records to find people who have been engaging in what we consider 'alt abuse.'

Those found guilty will have their influence removed. Those found egregiously guilty will be judged harshly.

Now is the time to come clean if you've been doing it.

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Alt Abuse: Having alternate characters is fine, but if you're using your alternate characters (on the same, or on different accounts) to run a lot of influence, we consider that a form of abuse for the influence game.

You may reply here with questions or confessions.

edit: Please do not use this thread for joke entries. This is not a pleasant task.

edit x2: Players in the same household SHOULD report if both players have been running significant influence.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:44 pm 

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yea, link to "alt abuse" definition?


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Added it to the original post.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:48 pm 

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Ok, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:53 pm 

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I used to run inf with Arikatas, but he's sort of broken due to that trade bug. Talia Balain joined Green during the HW, but apart from doing a few laps of Skytopia, she didn't do anything at all.

I kind of lost interest after game came back up, but when Red attacked Eltsina, I just switched to her as my inf runner.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Indie Alt: Madihah, did some inf running. Hasn't been used in recent weeks save for empty routes around Skytopia, wasn't used in Hidden War. Would like clarification on indie alts and influence.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Taft, just a reminder that there are some genuine pairs of players who operate from a shared connection - eg Phe and Knappe*. Maybe they should speak up here in case you think one is an alt.

*This applies to all factions; I just mention a pair of Reds because I know they are a *pair* and not an alt.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:32 pm 
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TheMatt and I used to live together (and therefore share a connection). We don't any more, but I don't think he runs any more either, so I could see how it could look sketchy. (I'm pretty sure he mostly only ran inf when I prodded him to do so.)

Looking it up, he only has about 4k inf right now, but I figured I'd mention it in case he comes back.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:09 pm 
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Mani Redlyn, Captain Dominus Blicero, and I should all show up on the same connection at some point. She's my fiancee, he's my brother, and we're all in the same house.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:03 pm 

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Is there a definition of a lot? And no, I'm not asking so I run to a lot -1. I'm genuinely curious as to where the line is. I do not think I've crossed it.

Also, will the alt-abusers be named or just purged?

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:58 pm 
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Kamilah wrote:
Indie Alt: Madihah, did some inf running. Hasn't been used in recent weeks save for empty routes around Skytopia, wasn't used in Hidden War. Would like clarification on indie alts and influence.


I would also like this clarification.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:11 am 
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Walther wrote:
Kamilah wrote:
Indie Alt: Madihah, did some inf running. Hasn't been used in recent weeks save for empty routes around Skytopia, wasn't used in Hidden War. Would like clarification on indie alts and influence.


I would also like this clarification.


Me too.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:28 am 
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Kamilah wrote:
Would like clarification on indie alts and influence.

Phil said indie alts could run inf (this was months before the Hidden War), and I used Loxus to try to map mission dependencies.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:47 am 
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Independent alts are fine, so long as they were Independent when the influence was being run.

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Is there a definition of a lot? And no, I'm not asking so I run to a lot -1. I'm genuinely curious as to where the line is. I do not think I've crossed it.


No hard definition. It is going to be our judgement call.

In general, the ones we're looking at are those where 'a lot' is fairly clear.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:48 am 
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Also, abusers will not be publicly named.

Their influence will be removed, and in especially bad cases the characters will be removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:09 am 

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Okay, just checked my two alts that have run any inf, one's at 16k, the other's at 19k total. I would expect they'll be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:56 am 

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I can assure you Knappekat and Phedre are separate people - she's run tons, I ran a lot previously and less so recently, but still some.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:06 am 

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I have four chars (is that 4 alts or 1 and 3 alts?), all of which I play about the same amount. But I made sure to sign each one up for a different faction in order to spread out any (small) amount of influence I generate. Does that make a difference?

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:17 am 
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Tikkitok wrote:
I have four chars (is that 4 alts or 1 and 3 alts?), all of which I play about the same amount. But I made sure to sign each one up for a different faction in order to spread out any (small) amount of influence I generate. Does that make a difference?

Yes, because there are five factions. Slightly better (but still dev-headache inducing) is running one one week, the next one the week after, and so on.

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 Post subject: Re: Alt Abuse Purge
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:43 am 
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I will post here for Knappe and myself. But though he was a well established player before we started living together, he did start playing a different alt for awhile while trying to get back into RP.I'll PM you with the details.

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