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Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by BasiliskWrangler » October 14th, 2015, 9:31 am

In an effort to be transparent, I am notifying everyone that I have permanently banned Prismatic Maelstrom.

I don't take banning lightly. I have tried, and tried, and tired to make peace with PM. I believe he is a good guy and I appreciate his support over the years, but I can no longer accept his disruptive behavior.

I deleted a topic in the Book III forum where he was repeatedly criticizing one of the game's bullet points about "Dev Tools will be available to mod the game". He was correct, and we changed these bullet points. However, his abusive communication style, his disruptive behavior, and the cumulative complaints from over 30 other members over 5 years prompted me to finally ban him.
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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by The One » October 14th, 2015, 10:12 am

You are not being honest with your audience. You banned me because I openly called you a fraud and you have deleted the topic that proves this to cover your back. It took you more than a year to stop misleading potential customers and you should be ashamed of yourself.

I know you will now delete this post. The truth is a bitter poison, no? And to think I use to respect you.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by BasiliskWrangler » October 14th, 2015, 10:24 am

And now The One has been banned.

Yes, you are absolutely correct: you uncovered my master plan to deceive everyone and take all their money by saying mod tools would be available, but were never released due to technical challenges. Damn you! I would have gotten away with this fraud if you hadn't reported my behavior.

[edit] And I deleted that topic because it was a clusterf#ck of pointless comments that added nothing to the forum.
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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » October 15th, 2015, 7:18 am

Always appreciated PM's passion for the games, but yes, this had to happen. Sadly.
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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Leezar » October 15th, 2015, 11:38 pm

A word, once spoken, becomes a mans law.
Even if spoken in a weak moment, out of ignorance or as a jest.

Even if circumstance change, or the size of the task was underestimated, or something more important demands your full attention (or you simply lose interest).

Everyone knows this! There is not a single man on earth that would forgive you, ever, if you in any way, shape or form, changed your initial intention, even if ever so slightly!

I mean, just look at say, Alexander the Great. Now, he didnt give up his masterplan of world conquest just because India kicked his arse.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Painted Lady » October 17th, 2015, 9:28 am

It's too bad PM's passion for Basilisk Games went so far. He pretty much took the fun out of checking the forums for me. Just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean it's okay to abuse them.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Arkos » October 19th, 2015, 7:42 am

Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, "Is this really the hill I'm willing to die on?" I suspect PM never asked himself that question.

Anyway, I think anyone who has spent time in these forums understands your decision BW. I'd probably do the same thing in your shoes.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Vroqren » October 19th, 2015, 1:19 pm

I had hoped that it wouldn't come to this - when I first joined the forums 4 years ago he was super helpful and had genuinely intriguing comments (amid several small pranks). He just slowly got less and less tolerable, to the point that I too felt I wasn't gaining anything from these forums. I had hopes that he would return to his former self, but I think you made the right call BW.
Let's hope this doesn't have to happen again...

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by KillingMoon » October 23rd, 2015, 11:36 am

Can we bring Jedi Learner back? :roll:

Yeah, JL/PM was a great forum member, but frustration seemed to get hold of him more and more. He could make valid points, but if you add so much acid when bringing them forward as he did on occasion it can become rather exhausting.
BasiliskWrangler was mostly the victim of PM's posts, I believe I may may have had less patience if I had been in BW's shoes.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by blatherbeard » October 23rd, 2015, 9:05 pm

definitely unfortunate but he brought this upon himself. Especially after his last comments and actions.

Sad to see someone turn into such a hostile person, over, quite frankly, some trivial things. (he had SOME good points, but other things he was just bonkers on)

Cant see im sad to see him go overall though.

He was poisonous to the community.
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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Parasolsyndicate » October 24th, 2015, 4:28 pm

As others have said, this was absolutely the right action. I for one appreciate the transparency.

As I see it, criticism of the games is legitimate. But, criticism of the people who made, or enjoyed them is definitely not.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Lord_P » November 12th, 2015, 12:55 am

A strange reason for a thread.

While I agree that repeated hostility can be grounds for banning, I, too, am still a bit miffed that you canceled the dev tools.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Travet46 » November 13th, 2015, 10:32 am

This forum is a very, very dull place since PM was banned. I cannot condone some of his rants but I do understand his frustration.
I still believe some information could have been made public which would have allowed others to make even limited tools for making mods.
It is sad that this whole episode has greatly damaged the Baslisk Games brand.
Bring back PM!

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by SpottedShroom » November 13th, 2015, 5:39 pm

The forums are boring because it's been so long since any games were released and there aren't a lot of new players.

The problem with modding for Book III wasn't related to lack of information. It was that the engine itself needed changes that BW couldn't justify making given that they weren't likely to lead to much revenue.

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Re: Prismatic Maelstrom Banned

Post by Randomizer » November 13th, 2015, 5:48 pm

Spiderweb Software had similar problems when they made Blades of Avernum that allowed world building. The sales weren't there compared to regular game sales.

A free add on is harder to justify when putting the energy to another game will bring in more revenue.

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