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Shadowthrone

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About Shadowthrone

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    New Pacific Order
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    Shadowthrone
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    Malaz
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    40647
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    New Pacific Order

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  1. Shadowthrone

    Global War Peace Terms - Discussion

    Still the single most alliance bank I've looted I think, even though I started only after that well was like 3/4th dry
  2. Shadowthrone

    Global War Peace Terms - Discussion

    Could you explain how exactly is Article VI terrible/worse than other articles quoted exactly?
  3. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Would have to scratch the awards from the year before that too and probably every previous award ceremony
  4. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    When Kastor has been endorsed by the admin of the game to host the awards, he's accountable to the community at large. There does not need to be alternate awards, when its easy enough to make these transparent and solve literally the majority of issues.
  5. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Fair enough xD I'm not particularly concerned with my data as is, and I've always been open with regards to most stuff, since if folks want to find me, they are multiple ways of doing it regardless lol. The takeaway from it though, is why I don't know why to vote here I need to use a VPN to vote for a community thing, when in essence I've signed an agreement with Alex for my privacy rights and hosting it here, or having him host it, solves that problem as well.
  6. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    The GDPR does in fact mandate the sites pointing out the ToS and the data collected the first time you use it Thats kind of the point of the GDPR xD.
  7. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Hey I’ve made it clear since Kastor announced the changes of my issues with it and his tone was well your dumb. I’ve been consistent with the idea of holding it off site in a secret manner and how that’s a problematic system. Its folks over here who’ve conflated my own issues with it as some sort of larger NPO scheme with the awards which is hilarious since your first defense when questioned is, “oh look it’s the NPO” when it has nothing to do with my AA or which side of the treaty web it comes with. When these issues were pointed out here on the forums through the most publicly available means of communication, Kastor retreated into his echo chamber. My problem lies with verification after the fact and not during the process. For all I know in future events a sudden surge of broward county votes are to be found and the system as a precedent is ripe to misuse for what could have easily been handled multiple different ways. With regards to different NPOers having an issue with shouldn’t be your go to defense since we’re different players who have different issues with it. That certainly helps in trusting the folks who’re hosting it more. There seem to be a whole spate of issues and at the end of the day, I’m fine with Alex hosting it here since that’s some oversight outside of a few players. That should have been done from the start and/or been discussed before the whole process was built and done when the issues were brought up in the original thread. By ignoring all of those posts and just carrying out in this half assed manner, further erodes any trust that we’re magically supposed to have. The last time the individuals involved hosted, it was done here and the entire process was open to scrutiny here, in this sub forum designed for it. The problems of less participation could have been solved in different manners if folks asked for suggestions rather than deciding for everyone else and refusing to listen to any and all problems from individuals present here. Also Sir Scarf, my point in community transparency lies with the fact that it’s a voting mechanism and that the only way we have any and all participation in the process outside of the vote to ensure there arent any questions regarding its validity, is if we all have access through the entire process. If you wish to verify the data used in the stats thread, feel free to take it from Alex and do it. The data is publicly available since it’s from the Admin of the game and any and all mistakes found with the work done by Frawley and LoD would only aid in ensuring more robust stat collection is ensured. I doubt Frawley and LoD would dismiss your concerns if you have valid concerns and that’s the point. The starting point is the same and that ensures better and more transparent oversight over something that’s being done for the community at large.
  8. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    I have to concede that I'm ambivalent to having NPO part of it, or not. Even if a NPO'er isn't part of it, its alright, if there was a transparent system in place, one that has enough regulation mechanisms. If Alex supported this, then a post outlining this is the steps/rules and accepting it being held off-site would have been a good start. At the end of the day, while I'm grateful individuals in the community want to hold community awards, I'd like to see it done here or have it not particularly left to the devices of the players ourselves (myself included I'm terrible at work! ).
  9. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Yes, I'm a spoilt brat for asking for transparency. Got it!
  10. Shadowthrone

    A PSA for @everyone that is @here

    Probably. I mean, just saying, TFP and the coalition at large came to an agreement and that should have solved everything. They messed up and were given a couple of warnings, till well it was pointless hoping for them to stick to their agreement.
  11. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Yeah just ignore the bunch of other folks who posted in that thread. It really isn't about which AA I come from, as much as been straight with you about the issues that you refused to engage with at any point. But good job ignoring anyone else who had issues with it, and bring it down to AAs.
  12. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Kastor knew of our opinions the moment the thread was made, and hasn't done anything to answer them except call those issues "dumb" and also ignore it. A lot of people knew about the opinions, theres a thread on it. He ignored it, and went on with it anyway, and here we are, with folks not particularly interested in secret ballots.
  13. Shadowthrone

    A PSA for @everyone that is @here

    They also made certain promises/commitments, that they broke repeatedly. I mean TFP hasn't come up for months till this time when they broke their word once again. Its simple, we told them not to support the war effort and any members who do so will be considered independent of TFP as long as they receive no further support. If it really was just folks starved for slots, they'd have done it regardless.
  14. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    Even if Gorge is present this whole methodology still leaves a huge issue that can be best solved by having the voting made public as the results come in. Any democratic legitimacy if you so want it needs to be able to be tracked real time.
  15. Shadowthrone

    2018 P&W Award Voting

    And heres whats inherently problematic with the system a) its close door. b) I have to randomly trust individuals over a vote thats for the entire community. c) Theres no transparent manner to actually look at the votes as they come in. If its a community system, the simplest way is to run the forum vote, its far better and the outreach can be done, since its picking a place for people to vote in. I absolutely do not trust a self-appointed board of arbitrators. The only means for the community at large to ensure transparency if its done here, since there are systems of checks and balances. This really isn't me arguing against a new and shiny thing and the obverse to this argument is true, just because theres a new and shiny thing, doesn't make it better. This system is rife with potential misuse when its supposed to represent the community at large, and you nor anyone else on this board were appointed by anyone else other than yourselves. At the end of the day, the only means to ensure the vote is transparent, is here and not on someone else's server, since this deals specifically with voting mechanisms (also why democracy sucks in games!). So no, I'm not against a new and shiny thing, just don't think the old method was broken to introduce a new and shiny thing, let alone something that raises questions to the entire process. I stated this earlier to Kastor when he first posted it up in December on NPO's discord, and I'm stating it again. This new method could be so easily questioned and if its "PnW's" awards, I'd prefer it was held on an official "PnW" forums when it involves voting mechanisms and choices.
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