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Announcement Pirates Online Community - Future Plans

Discussion in 'POR News and Updates' started by Pearson Wright, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Pearson Wright

    Pirate God POR Staff

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    IMPORTANT: If you are a POR Staff member, or current POR Pirate God and/or at least a Pirate King level subscribed donor, you need to PM me your POR username immediately so that your access level can be updated prior to the privatization so that you can retain your access to POR!

    Once again, requirements to access the privatized GM version of POR:

    (You must be one of these three)
    • POR Staff member
    • Pirate King subscriber
    • Pirate God purchaser
    (The perks of the King/God ranks will be different than as listed on our website. As a King/God on the privatized version of POR, you will be a GM, and essentially be able to do anything short of ban/kick/mute someone. This includes being able to give yourself unlimited gold, any weapon, any piece of clothing, turn yourself into a ghost, make yourself undead, etc.)




    Good morning,
    Pirates Online Community

    As you all know, I will be resigning on September 19th. However, before I do, there's a number of important matters that I'd like to clarify first, and some affairs that I'd like to get in order. (This has nothing to do with TLOPO, drama, or any of that other nonsense.)

    1.) Pirates Online Retribution
    • POR will be privatized. Only users with 700 level access (GM) or higher will be able to enter the game. All current Staff, current donors (People who are currently subscribed to the Pirate King rank, or purchased Pirate God, or who subscribe/purchase Pirate God prior to September 19th) will be given 700 level access. You'll be given a list of all GM commands (there's roughly 100), and a list of all item IDs in-game.
    • https://piratesonline.us will remain online. No accounts are being wiped. Signing up is still enabled. However, as stated above, you will only be able to enter the game if you are a current Staff member, or donor.


    Why are we privatizing POR?
    POR's Staff have received an enormous amount of unwarranted hatred, threats, and the like recently, and we no longer wish to host POR as a public server. Furthermore, we believe that by privatizing POR that the divisiveness, animosity, and rage currently plaguing the POTCO community will be greatly reduced.

    Thousands of hours of our time, thousands of dollars of our hard-earned money, and a ton of effort has gone into making Pirates Online Retribution the game that we all know and love. Recently, many people outside of the inner-circle of POR have been pretty much taking a giant crap all over all of that hard work, and we're simply not going to allow those individuals to ruin our childhood memories in such a grotesque manner any longer. In addition to the constant swatting attacks and ddos attacks that many of us received, the total lack of appreciation for the hard work done by the development team is one of, if not the main reason why updates at POR have slowed down. (This isn't coming from me. This is coming straight from the mouths of our devs.) As most of you surely know by now, I can tolerate quite an enormity of ridiculousness, (which is why I agreed to take on the role of project manager of POR in the first place), but not all of us can.

    We've noticed that people who have done horrible things such as redirect our forums to porn websites/deface our forums, compromise mailing systems, leak player's passwords, delete accounts, and destroy Discords were literally rewarded on TLOPO for doing so. It's disgusted us to such a degree, that we no longer wish to keep our doors open, as we're tired of constantly having anarchists and terrorists come onto our servers attempting to cause chaos. TL;DR; We are essentially isolating our POR-identities from the community, for the sake of easing tension.

    2.) Pirates Online Community (POC) Discord
    • Nicole D'Amato is being given ownership.
    • All POR-related links are being removed. Links to TLOPO, Pirates MC and piratesforums.com will remain.
    • Anyone who meets the Staff requirements will be eligible for a Staff position, regardless of which project you supported in the past.
    • Sea of Thieves will be incorporated into the Discord at some point in time.
    Why is Nicole being given ownership?
    At this time, we would like the POC Discord to be able to accommodate all members of the Pirates Online Community, comfortably. I am resigning my position here for the sake of neutralizing the animosity and hatred between two extremely polarized communities in hopes that everyone can come together, and stop tearing the community asunder. As you all know, a few months ago during the POA mutiny the Discord was destroyed and over 1,500 people were kicked. Since then, we have been extremely cautious with who we vest authority in within our Discord. Nicole is someone whom I know in person, and am confident would never, under any circumstances do anything detrimental to the Discord.

    3.) Pirates Forums

    • Management and ownership will continue to be shared between @Treasurer and myself to prevent a vandalism. The last time we tried promoting new administrators, my child was called retarded in a meme, I was called Hitler, and hundreds of children were exposed to pornography.
    • All POR-related links are being removed. Links to TLOPO will be added.
    • Anyone who meets the Staff requirements will be eligible for a Staff position, regardless of which project you supported in the past.
    • All ads are being removed.
    • Many threads are going to be re-organized, and more extensive measures will be taken to combat spam-posts.
    Why are we keeping this Forums open?
    We have a lot of shared memories here, and just like with POR, a ton of hard work has gone into making this Forums what it is today. Unlike with POR, however, we will be keeping it open to the entire community to use at our expense. We're even removing the ads to make the user experience more enjoyable.


    Final Notes:

    Unlike back in March/April, I do not intend to ever return again as the project manager of any public POTCO private server. I will continue to manage the privatized version of POR, but this is still technically a "resignation" from my public roles at POR, and the POC Discord. I do intend to remain an admin here, as stated above, to ensure that this Forums doesn't fall into the hands of a maniac as has happened twice in the past. However, I will not play an active role in what goes on here. I will no longer post threads giving my opinion on TLOPO, or anything related to this community. I've said all I have to say. I'd just be beating a dead horse at this point.

    Many of you have asked me why specifically I'm resigning. The truth is, it just isn't worth dealing with this insanity anymore. People are literally insinuating that I attempted to murder Mike Wass, when in reality, I'm the one who was swatted, and ddosed time and time again. When I tried to bring that information that to light, people whined about how we were "causing drama", (despite the fact that I had a legitimate link to news-coverage of the SWATTing event), whilst totally ignoring the fact that before I'd even said a word about TLOPO's heinous actions of the past, numerous threads had already been posted on pf.co defaming me. They're still up to this very day, which is ironic and extremely hypocritical and contradictory when considering that they've simultaneously forbidden any/all discussion of POR. People forget that the Truth About TLOPO was made in response to two threads posted by their own Staff attacking myself, and various others. We didn't start this, but we are finishing it, because it's simply gotten out of control.

    Furthermore, I'm managing 5 other projects at the moment, working full-time, attending college full-time, and raising a child. My schedule simply no longer allows me the time of day to argue back and forth with brainwashed prepubescent teens on the internet, trying to convince them that I never intended to "rob" or "murder" someone. In time, I expect that many people will start to remember why it was that POR was created in the first place, and will wish in that moment that they had this one back.

    It is naturally very difficult for me to support a project that has had such a profound negative impact on my life, but nevertheless, I do genuinely hope that TLOPO succeeds. That's really all I wanted from day 1. POR was a last resort. It was created to bring about change and reform, and it's succeeded largely in accomplishing that.

    My original resignation post: https://piratesforums.com/threads/farewell-and-good-luck.4523/





     
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  2. Mahroos (POTCO)

    Mahroos (POTCO) Pirate Lord

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    Eh, got to admit, though I do not support this project anymore or anything, it was quite fun while it lasted. Did like the community a bit more. Anyways, fair winds to you Pearson.
     
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  3. Rickyhalo22

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    Please, Do not go spamming in the forums. Specially since you just joined the forums.
     
  4. Eric Kealigal

    Eric Kealigal Swabbie

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    My life is over i am a kid i do not have 400 dollars to keep playing :(
     
  5. JackRedhawk

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    Just go to the other emulator?
     
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  6. Pearson Wright

    Pirate God POR Staff

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    PM me on Discord.
     
  7. Unantz

    Unantz Swabbie

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    This depresses me that I won't get to play with you guys, I've followed you all for so long but I totally get why it would be difficult to continue. Not only with such a busy schedule but no one deserves to be verbally attacked let alone cyber attacked. Thank you for all that you have done, I applaud you all.
     
  8. Adrianna Angel

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    That was very noble of you mate , fair winds !!!!
     
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    Fair winds to all...
     
  10. mikethepirate2012

    mikethepirate2012 Powder Monkey

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    Im already a pirate king pearson i subbed back in july what else do i have to do to be allowed in the server??
     
  11. Eric Kealigal

    Eric Kealigal Swabbie

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    I do not have discord just email me at [email protected]
     
  12. tara.lehman

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    :( Now what am I supposed to do? I only found this place a couple of weeks ago, and I'm about to lose the game all over again and it's only half-finished. I was looking forward to seeing all sorts of improvements, new things opening up, and actually finding people on the servers instead of playing alone.
     
  13. Pearson Wright

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    PM me your username.
     
  14. Melinda

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    I would never have done this while POR was in development, but I feel ok doing it now - check out Tlopo.
     
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  15. tara.lehman

    tara.lehman Swabbie

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    I downloaded the game, but it keeps coming up with errors.
     
  16. Mahroos (POTCO)

    Mahroos (POTCO) Pirate Lord

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    What kind of errors?
     
  17. tara.lehman

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    reinstalling does not fix the problem, I tried.
     

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  18. PirateMaster

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    This is POR's forum.You need TLOPO's. But your error is a easy fix.Google the error code,then follow the Microsoft instructions on how to download and install DirectX. Basically your missing a .dll file. I had to do the same thing.
     
  19. andreas96

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    Disney killed this game by privatizing it above lvl7 now u will kill it again i hope you are happy.
     
  20. tara.lehman

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    thanks. I know it's the wrong forum, the discussion got a little off topic.
     

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