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8JULY12 - Suspended Accounts Change

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Topic: 8JULY12 - Suspended Accounts Change
Posted By: GM Luna
Subject: 8JULY12 - Suspended Accounts Change
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 17:42
We have made a change to the way suspended accounts now display in game. Players who have voluntarily suspended their own accounts now show as (Abandoned) after their player name. GM suspended accounts will no longer publicly display the (Suspended) tag. Notice of suspension (as always) goes to the email address attached to the player's account and will display a "suspended account" error upon attempts to log in. 

There are a couple of reasons for this change. First, to clear up confusion when a player abandons their own account. Often people speculate that they've had a GM suspension, which isn't correct, and flood the petition queue with questions about the status of the account. Since GMs can't comment on the status of accounts to anyone other than the account holder, this creates unnecessary confusion and distress. 

The second reason relates to privacy concerns. If a player is GM suspended, having it publicly labeled goes against our own desires to maintain the privacy of account status and moderation decisions with our players. It also tends to create a lot of unnecessary questions about "why was so-and-so suspended" that GMs can't and won't answer anyway.

This change has been applied retroactively and will continue from this day forward. (There may still be a few lingering accounts that list as "suspended" rather than "abandoned" but those will be the last that list this way.) 

As always, keep in mind that voluntarily abandoning your account is a permanent action that cannot be reversed by GMs.


*edit*
A pop-up warning now displays when you visit the map page and have your browser zoom level set above 100%. This is in a response to a high volume of petitions about map lag and performance that has been tracked down as related to browser zoom level. This message will only display once per session.


GM Luna


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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 17:48
Smile


Posted By: GM ThunderCat
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 18:04
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

This is somewhat of a bummer, as the only way to know if GM-suspended accounts are no longer playing is to ... siege them?  (Or I suppose one could check with IllyTools, watch for pop growth, send a mail and all that other stuff.)

I do understand and support the reasons for the change, even though it will make it less convenient for those of us looking for inactives to siege or thieve.

There are very few GM suspended accounts, so you have mostly been sieging player manually suspended accounts. These can still be identified by (Abandoned) 


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Posted By: geofrey
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 19:38
This is a great leap forward in reducing confusion on the suspended status. 

What about accounts that have been inactive for so long? Do they go abandoned for awhile, or do they just disappear once the appropriate timer hits them?


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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 19:40
Accounts that are not abandoned by their owners using Abandon Account but are simply not played will not reach Abandoned status.  They just quietly disappear.


Posted By: Bard
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2012 at 06:07
Well I guess we do it the old fashioned way, send them a letter, monitor them in Illytools (hoping they have a rton of prestige of course), and when there's no answer for a period of time, we siege them anyway.


Posted By: Cerex Flikex
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2012 at 04:24
Very cool. I like this update, thank you.

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Posted By: JimJams
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2012 at 21:58
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

Accounts that are not abandoned by their owners using Abandon Account but are simply not played will not reach Abandoned status.  They just quietly disappear.

It's true, and to me , wrong.

Can please developers consider the idea of having an "Abandoned" status for them too, so we can use those cities and have time to plan ? Not playing is a slower for of pressing the Abandon button :-)



Posted By: Cerex Flikex
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 07:01
@JimJams: I think the main issue with putting a status like abandoned on someone who is away for a bit, is that the player might decide to come back. So I don't think the devs will change this.

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Posted By: Rorgash
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 08:14
a inactive player, if send a mail you wait 3 days and you start attacking, isnt that always how its been?

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Posted By: Quackers
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 08:59
Originally posted by Rorgash Rorgash wrote:

a inactive player, if send a mail you wait 3 days and you start attacking, isnt that always how its been?


Nope and that is a good way to start something. Try waiting 3 weeks.


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Posted By: Diomedes
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 09:59
Agreed Quackers..... and if they belonged to an alliance, check with the leadership first as well

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Posted By: Torn Sky
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 19:53
Have suspended/inactive/abandoned cities randomly teleport on the map and go under the control of the nearby faction/NPC then players would get a chance at the towns and the factions would have a supply of cities( leave out -100 pop towns they just clutter the map)


Posted By: bansisdead
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2012 at 21:36
Originally posted by Quackers Quackers wrote:

Originally posted by Rorgash Rorgash wrote:

a inactive player, if send a mail you wait 3 days and you start attacking, isnt that always how its been?


Nope and that is a good way to start something. Try waiting 3 weeks.


You could also check to see if the mail has actually been read after 3 days/weeks.

edit* this was not aimed at Quackers or Rorg, just an informative post for those new to the game.


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Posted By: Nesse
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 14:12
Originally posted by Torn Sky Torn Sky wrote:

Have suspended/inactive/abandoned cities randomly teleport on the map and go under the control of the nearby faction/NPC then players would get a chance at the towns and the factions would have a supply of cities( leave out -100 pop towns they just clutter the map)

Splended suggestion!
But why have them teleport? There's always a nearest faction - the time before conversion could be made to increase with distance to and standing with the faction.


Posted By: abstractdream
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 17:16
Originally posted by Nesse Nesse wrote:


Originally posted by Torn Sky Torn Sky wrote:

Have suspended/inactive/abandoned cities randomly teleport on the map and go under the control of the nearby faction/NPC then players would get a chance at the towns and the factions would have a supply of cities( leave out -100 pop towns they just clutter the map)

Splended suggestion!
But why have them teleport? There's always a nearest faction - the time before conversion could be made to increase with distance to and standing with the faction.


I DO like that. Faction towns from abandoned accounts...brilliant!


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Posted By: dunnoob
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2012 at 23:14
Originally posted by Nesse Nesse wrote:

why have them teleport? There's always a nearest faction 
You might be not interested to capture or raze cities belonging to your nearest faction if you want to survive another week in Illy...Wink


Posted By: Julius Cofen
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2012 at 08:20
Originally posted by GM Luna GM Luna wrote:

 
A pop-up warning now displays when you visit the map page and have your browser zoom level set above 100%. This is in a response to a high volume of petitions about map lag and performance that has been tracked down as related to browser zoom level. This message will only display once per session.

I keep getting this message despite having a zoom level of 100%, whenever my browser window is not maximized.  Chrome, Windows 7.



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