Since I started playing again, ZS has been rife with people stealing nails that they deem to have been inadequately placed. (Field Hammer is the worst offender. In every game he plays, he has anywhere from a -10 to -30 score. I guarantee that coward is 1 of these rogue posters.)
There is never an admin on to prevent this nail theft. Votebans don’t work either because most of Nox’s summer guests either lack the experience to pass fair judgment on other players, can’t figure out the voteban system, or just don’t care. In other words, the rules are no longer being enforced. I spend enough time playing to say this with certainty.
Eli on the other hand knows the rules quite well, and seems to be taking advantage of this ‘admin vacation’ by perpetrating the same ignorant, corrupt shit that most summer guests do by mistake. (No, not you Field Hammer).
In my opinion, lying to Jetboom’s face via a purposely incomplete account of the events is a good example of the kind of ‘justice’ which permeates ZS.
In this particular game, I was minding my own business building a fallback cade in the bathroom out of props nobody was using. I saw potential in the large shower curtain in that it was -
A. Relatively thin, and thus difficult for zombies to strike yet easy to fire through.
B: Very large, and thus very easy to repair nails at a safe distance from the attacking zombies.
I just felt like fallback-cading rather than shooting zombies. So what?
Eli Porter decided to pay me a visit and tell me how stupid my cade was, and how much of an idiot I was for building it. He then demanded I let him out (after he saw me exit the cade just fine) and unnailed one of my props just to be a dick. I was out 1 nail. No biggie. After all, this shit happens nearly every game, and this was minor grievance by comparison.
Eli’s rampage wasn’t over yet. He kept complaining until Field Hammer volunteered his services.
“Want me to steal all his nails?!” rubs hands together
Together, they dismantled my fallback cade by stealing all 5 nails.
At this point, the verbal exchange went as follows: (Comically paraphrased, (but not too far off :dry:))
Me: "What exactly was the problem with my fallback cade?"
Eli: "Durr shutup. You’re dumb. Your cade sucked"
Me: "Perhaps…, but how was it negatively affecting anyone?"
Eli: "Its ugly… and Its hard to shoot past!?"
Me: Really? I wasn’t aware that pipes were hard to shoot past. How about the fact that you could repair nails on it from a safe distance from the zombies?
Eli: "Fuck you. Ignored"
Field Hammer: " gitum cletus! Fuck that ZCn!"
Me: bright idea
I figured that since these 2 idiots had my 5 nails, then it was my right to reclaim them. I informed them of my plans, to which they replied:
Field Porter: “Do it fucker! I’ll report you"
Me: “i WANT you to report me” (You would be reporting yourself!)
Me: " Ok then. Tell me where I can get 5 nails from. You have 20 seconds.” (This is petty reasonable if you ask me)
Field Porter: middle finger
Me: Have it your way. plucks 1 nail from the main cade
Field Porter: "Omg please stop! We’re going to lose! (guilt?) (awareness of wrong doing?)
Me: reading chat in search of apology or compromise
Field Porter: "Fuck you! I’m going to get you banned!"
Me: steals 4 more nails from main cade and boarded window
Zombies: rape humans
Of course I was being purely vindictive, but this shit is ruining ZS, and thought it would be a great opportunity to shed some light on the problem.
They were MY nails. Jetboom’s point deduction> HP loss system makes it ‘painfully’ (lol) obvious that he doesn’t want people stealing them. Therefore, you can shove your ‘we needed them’ arguments up your ass as well.
If Jetboom could somehow check Field Hammer’s lifetime score average, his Jaw would drop. (-20?)