Posted By Nubz_Unite at 5:21 PM - Thu Sep 12 2019
They posted explicit rules for the naming process on the forums and then proceeded not to follow their own rules, and now because they haven't followed them people are upset. So yeah if they didn't post the rules they were using we would have a much less toxic thread for this post.
Exactly the point. The rules could have been as simple as:
1) Is the name offensive in any language: Reject. 2) If a wiki search and if the result is more than a 'X' words in the article: Reject 3) If the name is a common phrase in any language: Reject 4) If we reject and you want to appeal, you'll get one attempt and it costs 'X' EP.
Now, if those rules were in place Wessex would still not have been accepted either, nor would a lot of other accepted names, but they would clear cut and easily to follow.
Further, using 'grand-fathered' as a reason for allowing some names is complete bull.... also. There is nothing permanent at this stage. Every single name on the map could be wiped out and replaced. Even the 'grand-fathered' bit is not being followed, and I'll prove it after DSS is completed.
Finally, to be clear, while I still find this naming process amateurish and frustrating, I find a number of posts here to be rather funny.
Why? Except for pointing out those names that demonstrate the complete lack of rule coherence and the impact this has on long established guilds who have contributed significant money to this game (and still are, BTW). I don't really care what names anyone else has selected. Why do I care what you call yourself? I don't. The fact that you even have an opinion of this demonstrates a personal grudge. Otherwise you would read part of the thread and quickly moved on.
Yet for some reason you do. Things like this thread seemed to be followed with some type of morbid fascination, and you cannot seem to stop yourself from contributing. Case in point: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/284491509947170817/620943761962434580/DSS_snowflakes.png)
It's freakin' hilarious that we can get under your skin that much, so easily, with a single thread. So thank you for your help in keeping this thread alive.
Also, just a heads up, I can and do promise you there will be much more to come, at both a large and small scale. So keep those artistic skills ready to deploy. :)