Why I dislike guilds

Guilds. This term irks me so. I have a dislike for guilds, but I should say why I dislike guilds so much. And by proxy why I am not fond of guild leaders and the new guild communities, and this should clear up why I am not fond of guilds.

Let’s start. I’m OnyChaos by the way. :3

Disclaimer: This is me, venting/ranting. And it is crazy that I have to add such a thing. Take what you see with a heavy gain of salt. I’m just telling you what I think and how I feel.

The Dragon Knights

There was a time where I loved guilds, and let’s go back a few years to where it started and why I loved being in guilds. 2017 is not the year. 2011 is not it.

2009 to 2010 is the year. Back before people were super sensitive or hyper-emotional, I was a part of a fun guild called “The Dragon Knights”, and this was an adventure quest worlds guild run by Dragorath and skydragonv1.

This guild had everything that made a guild, a guild at the time. It had a web chat room, forums, website, and a good community to talk with. It was a fun place. You share memes, progress, and talk to other users on forums. It wasn’t like today where you walk on eggshells, which is petty. 2009 to 2010 was great for me.

The Dragon Knights were everything that I wanted in a guild, but like all things, it has to end.

What happened to The Dragon Knights?

The guild disbanded. Given that most users’ social media was Adventure Quest Worlds, the game’s content was starting to get stale and repeating. And with flash MMORPG also being somewhat laggy on some computers back then, and life called.

During the close to the final days, there were mentions of guild wars and nothing of note. And when the guild died, I left the guild but now raising my standards for guilds because The Dragon Knights left me with a good impression.

A guild leader that is not overly emotional and very sane, and would never make a big deal out of nothing.

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December update log

Time to make a “fun” blog post, which is an update log at the end of the day. Let’s get going. Take this with a grain of salt.

Twitter

Ah, the land of the dead, the place I came back to because I had made a dummy account but went back to my old account because I felt guilty about doing that. And it’s more or less the same but now with ghosting? It’s whatever. If there is someone I want to remove from my account, I will just block them.

There are not many people to speak with on Twitter, and even post covid. People have stopped using Twitter or rather moved on. It’s almost funny, those same people (Who I won’t name) who I held to such a high standard don’t even say a word to me now.

So have I been doing / or what’s been happening on Twitter?

  1. Been talking to Xjazzy and Pippi
  2. been posting update posts on my fan game
  3. thinking of soft blocking accounts that are just not active.
  4. Posting updates and blog posts
  5. thinking of muting some users.
  6. Got a direct message from someone asking me a personal thing.
  7. I Learned Twitter got a new CEO and I feel this may bring in a new round of bans.

Facebook

Now that I have no reason to use Facebook as much anymore and post covid 2020 things that happened and given that I don’t talk to anyone there, I thought about wiping the account and just making a new account and just following some people.

Not much here to say, to be honest. I will see what I will do. At the most, I will change my Facebook profile.

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WordPress spam bots are dumb

So, as you probably know or don’t know. I like comments. They are pleasant to read, sometimes. Other times they are not nice, but what can you do? Why I’m starting with this? I wanted to see if allowing anyone to comment without a WordPress account would be a good idea and bring in more comments? I know most users don’t have a WordPress account. And being able to comment without a WordPress account. May lead to more comments in theory.

So here are my results from the test I did. And it’s pretty much how I thought it would go. So Here are the spam comments I got from bots. Some of them are funny, and others are just sad. And sometimes, it is from the same account / IP, but the email and link are different.

These comments are more or less the same, asking if you can recommend something, ignoring the post, but these comments are in the trash as clearly spam. I have to wonder what these people get for creating spambots to post spam. I guess it’s a way to fill up comments with junk, like Tumblr bots used to do back then.

And then the other comments are just weird, like asking for adult toys to recommend or what kind of vape can someone could recommend. And at that point, it’s just bots spamming things of nonsense or whatnot

And I know you can turn on the “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.“ to stop the bot, and at the same time, users who don’t want to make an account can’t comment. It’s a double edge sword that keeps bots away but users as well. But this can also be used by bad actors. But there are some settings in place, like “Comment must be manually approved.” or “Comment author must have a previously approved comment.”

While not an important post. I thought it would be funny to share this blog post. Since bots are pretty wild on here, if you turn off “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.”. And since bots generally use similar keywords and words in each post marked for spam, it’s easy to disallow comment keys or disallow specific keywords.

That’s all for this post, have a good day/night.

November and December log

Ah, yes. It’s time to make some changes that will be better for me. I have to put myself first and learn to say no. And some people or a person won’t like this, but oh well. This is an update log of stuff I want to do/plan to do and whatnot.

Things I want to do

Update on games I’m making.

Sonicvania + boss rush update

So, the boss rush fan game is still going to be updated. I have gone ahead and started on a SonicVania standalone game mode within the boss rush fan game, and how that can be unlocked will be a secret

The basic core engine for SonicVania is 5 % done. I think once I get 30% done, I will release it with an update. And on that note, I’m gonna work on the next boss as that is the holdup for the update and I need to add a cut scene. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. The second boss is the death egg robot, and I need to make an effect if a player tries to get behind the boss.

Controller Support is gonna be fun for main content and bonus content. You can still use a keyboard.

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My thoughts

I guess I have one more than about Witching Hour I want to add, and it’s more how I personally feel is all. How I been feeling what I been thinking and what I want to do. And this will be a fairly long post.

Editor’s note: This is a rant or a vent or just both. Something to get off my chest. And I have to make this clear that no one is at fault here. Sure, I don’t like how some members act, and things could be better. But no one is at fault. I’m letting off steam.

How have I been feeling.

Guild has been interesting when I first joined or got asked to join and it was a fun time and was before Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. And there were rough spots pre-NGS and post NGS but I didn’t mind it. Or rather, I ignored it. I met some chill people, you could goof off with, and being a member was fun. Then I got asked to become an officer for the guild (just like in Midnight owls in elsword) way back then, even though, I was happy being a regular member and did not care to be an officer.

And being an officer, it was not so bad and ignoring other things. As an officer, I just help urgent quests and have to watch chat when users start to become stupid. As you can see, I don’t do much. Being an officer feels like babysitting but you get paid with disrespect, being ignored, or having to deal with stupid things.

And it always feels like you are walking on eggshells with some users. But as an officer, and forgive me. This shit blows! Witching hour feels too pc with some members. Someone getting offended, I can’t really speak my mind because other guilds or people may read this? It is why didn’t want to become an officer.

Maybe it is the lack of content, the guild feeling samey to me, just being here, some users won’t listen to advice or will be offended. Having to babysit some users or speak for users who want to do something but never speak up or even ignore some people, and don’t even have manners to respond sometimes.

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Discord Server update log.

It is time to make a big discord log of changes, and I got a lot of updates for the server. Enough stalling here. Let’s get on with the changes I got planned here.

Server Roles

I will list all of them and new ones. And I will list what each role does and what not.

@Everybody. does nothing. This is a role that can’t be removed.

@members. You get access to the server and all the stuff within. Below are the following features.

  1. access to most of the server.
  2. access to voice calls and can Livestream in calls.
  3. an active member of the server
  4. You can boop and play. And join certain events or game nights.

An addon to member’s role, if you are active.

@member level 1 – you get a chance to win a prize via a giveaway

@member level 2

@member level 3

@member level 4

@member level 5 – You get a chance to win 3 things or lose 3 things + you get to help with stuff

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Sonicvania dev log 1: Titles and simple ideas

I want to do something a little different and this is more so, a dev log of an idea for my sonicvania project. The title system will have different effects on the game. These are titles based on people I talked to or know.

These titles can and will grant you special effects or just give you a stat bonus up and nothing more. Of course, these titles can be added from the pause menu, and below are gifs of the mode being made in the works.

The core engine is far from done. And I need to update the boss rush anyway lol.

Also, each title will be changed later on and given a rating from 1 star to 5 stars. 1 being a title with nothing too good to 5 stars that has a title that offers more boosts. I am also thinking of making an upgrading title system to make titles stronger than normal

1-star titles can be upgraded once.

2-star titles can be upgraded 3 times.

3-star titles can be upgraded 3 times and can ascend to be upgraded 3 more times

4-star titles can be upgraded 5 times, and can ascend to be upgraded 5 more times.

5-star titles can be upgraded one but all stats are percent based after upgrade.

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Some Witching Hour new ideas

Hello, hello. I think we need to change some things around here. Some small and some big. And players need to do their part as well instead of being quiet as a mine. Given that in a few months we will get the winter update, these changes will be needed. And this gives me a reason to say some things.

These are just some personal opinions I have. I want to make that clear. :P

Witching Hour Ideas

So, I have been hearing this in the past, and currently. There is always one bad apple in a guild that rots the rest. However, sometimes that may not be the case, and I want to try a new system.

Is player racist/a problem / an issue? And did you receive more than 1 report about them from more than one member? (if yes) → Give no warning → Watch to see for proof or reports hold any weight (if caught in act and proof has weight) → talk with admins and think well or take action.

(if no)

take no action as there is smoke but no fire. (watch to see if anything changes)

I feel this may be somewhat a better way of handling reports from other players since acting too soon can cause some people to feel the witching hour is not a place they can be without someone being on their case.

But have to remember that players and some people are more sensitive to being told to do something or being warned, and may end up leaving without a word.

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Interesting Opinion

Let’s start the scene here. It was a normal day in Witching Hour as the guild was talking about nothing important to me. I guess there is a reason why I mute this server’s general chat. Nothing important to me, anyway.

Editor note: Hey, hi. This is just my long winded opinion/reply. There is no ill will here to anyone. ouo

So some witching hour members were talking about drinking after some were talking about something else. It’s amazing how fast the conversation can shift, and I decided to throw in my two cents, and why I don’t like drinking.

It was like a ha ha comment that was a simple opinion but then, the unthinkable happened. The smol one gave their opinion. How dare they. Having an opinion different from my opinion, in 2021? A sin, and the nerve. But I’m kidding. I don’t mind if people drink as long as they ain’t shit heads but now, let get to the topic here.

I said “I never drink. I just watch others do it and I get to see the real them.” See, I don’t have time to come up with a full response on the spot/fly.

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Goodluck Pinkie

Hmm, This is going to be an interesting post. So two days ago. I saw a post from pinkie saying she is done with blogging and the drive for blogging was no longer there. And it is a shame. From what I saw of her blogs, they were pretty good. They have quite the following.

It is a shame because I know what it feels like to lose the drive to blog now and then. And it is a shame I was never able to be blogging friends with pinkie. And I guess that is me and anime bloggers in a nutshell. I want to be friends with them, but I have social anxiety, which makes things hard when trying to talk. At least for me, this is a problem.

I saw that they found a new thing that makes them happy, streaming on twitch and being a Vtuber. And I am happy they found something that makes them happy. I am sure they will go far, and I wish them well. I suppose this is a sign that I should try to make friends on a platform while people are still here.

And they also mentioned getting ghost followers when their post has a certain word in it. Which I again, have had the same thing. I would also get ghost followers or bots followers and those are never good, but sadly not much you can do about them besides remove them yourself or ignore them.

There is not much to say but do what you love, and never force yourself to do something you don’t like doing anymore. It sounds like a (no duh) moment, but you be shocked to find out people force them to do something they don’t like when it is not needed to do so in the first place.

Here is the pinkie, I’m talking about, btw and her post: https://pinkiespokemon.home.blog/2021/09/08/moving-on/

I am sad that I didn’t talk to her more besides one post I did? But now that she is on twitch and Twitter. I can try on those platforms and will try to be more active on other blog posts.

That’s all I wanted to say on this, and I hope you have fun doing what you do, Pinkie.

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