Answer is mostly for Odin, so all the other people who dislike reading can simply skip this post.
I don't send the answer in a form off PM, because maybe someone else will read as well, and I will not have to reapt myself again to this someone else.
Oh, nice post there. I actually read it all. Making it personal is probably a good idea, because the concerned person should focus on the text, even if it's soooo big.
But you put it all well, so I will waste some time and answer this and that.
In theory, you are right, and you have full rights to feel bad about the ban you have recieved. However, there is a line which I'm glad you wrote:
But ofcourse, it's YOUR server and YOU can do whatever you want! Just don't expect others to have even a bit respect for you in that case. That is just a sign of a childish, egoistic mentality.
That's perfectly well said how it is. Only, no need to lecture me about expectations. I don't expect anything from people in this community. People from whom I expect something are friends in my clan and a FEW outsiders. I'm not obligated to explain my reasons of this egoistic behavior. Being altruistic is childdish, being egositic to some extend (the way how you take "to some extend" phrase depends on your own moral values), shows maturity and experience in the relations between humans. You don't have to believe me, sooner or later you should see it this way as well, I guess.
Now the annoying thing which you misunderstand.
Honourable playing is NOT being recommended by me, neither I ask anyone to play like that. I stated my opinion about this word, which is used here in a very wrong way, long ago. And for certain I will not do it again. If you missed it somehow, that's none of my concern.
To put it simple - there is no honourable playing. Milec tried to convert some players to this whole honourable gaming, but as you see, he failed. Perhaps I used in the past this word, but I also already admitted that it was a mistake to do so.
The gaming I like has nothing to do with honour, it's not even aggression. It's just playing without any breaks.
It's like racing Ferrari through crowded city, racing with other mad guys who also have fast cars, tunned up, nitro under seats. There is just speed, adrenaline and your instincts. It's one way ticket. You simply know that this life will be damn short, but the point is, to make it full of action.
There is no place to slow down, no stops, nobody can get away, nobody can hide, nobody can camp. There is no place for silly tactics, no place for silly tricks, no place for waiting till the opponent makes first mistake, no hesitating at anything. Pull your gaming skills to the "Stright forward" direction and just let it flow. When you are out of ammo, it's like no more nitro in your car. You slow down quite much, but you still feel the rush and don't stop at anything, always stright forward. No hiding, no camping, no running away.
It is hard to explain what I really like. I don't think anyone can find one word for that. It's reckless and silly perhaps, but this is MY liking.
Now, I do not force anyone to play like this, do I? If people are banned, it means they didn't fit me. I'm not obligated to explain everyone what was wrong in his actions, what I disliked. It's boring to repeat everything over and over. I'm not influencing people as much as you might think. As you say, they don't respect me, and this is fine for me, so why would they listen? What's the big deal here? I like to play in this way, and people who cannot adapt are being disallowed to join my server. I have a few friends with whom I like to play in this way. I can list them down here cuz it's a short list, but there is no point. Most of my clan mates annoy me as well. But, I shut up and play with them, because I do not want to force anyone, don't want to stop people playing in the way THEY are enjoying. I just keep them away of me, or the other way, I stay away of those.
Your combo in 100 LT game. Eeeeeh, nowadays it's a trendy. Level up for pro
players. People who master it are so cool. I could say "fine, but do it on other servers". However, you wanted me to tell you why I don't allow it on my server.
Actually, nowadays many people got bans on my servers for that. Many of them were confused just as you are, thinking that they do nothing wrong. Even these old players, annoying and known in this community, who usually can stay on my server even if I don't enjoy their playing styles much.
I am against it, because there is simple rule, no combo in 100 LT. Call it evolution, innovation, additional skill - I will still call it combo. It's conservative, I agree. And?
Other thing that is annoying about it - when people get use to that trick, they always screw up when they are cornered. It's like panicing. Suddenly they shoot out everything they got straight into me - by accident of course. They wanted to shoot ss below their ass and drop napalm at my head from above, probably, but they forgot to aim down while being in panic. Often they shoot other weapons in a combo way, so it's like keeping fire button pressed and switching weapons randomly. In 100 LT it is unacceptable - again - ON MY SERVER. Even if you say "Nah, I mastered it and I dont do these mistakes" I wont believe you. I've seen already every player who was using SS+Napalm "trick" panicing at some point.
2) You're preventing players from gaining the skills needed to survive. That's like saying: Hey, we found the medication to cure AIDS, but let's not use it, it's lame...
That's totally out of the blue and unrelated. Either explain clearly what you mean in there (and it would be nicer if it is not repeating the point 1) only in other words), or we rather ignore this.
And the last thing, playing undercover on my server IS RISKY.
Usually I don't kick out players who can speak well on LXA forums, or I can enjoy some games with them. Even if they do something I dislike or they annoy me, I still let them stay - most of them at least. When you come undercover - sorry dude, don't count on my patience. I don't like playing silly "guess who I might be" games. I also dislike idiotic nicknames, and definitely can't stand unknown dudes from Korea/Australia/Canada/Usa/Portugal or other Mars. High ping is enough big reason to kick/ban them. Other than that, I let play everyone and treat them with same big ignorance. During the game they can either impress me (rare case), stay neutral (also rare case) or disgust me (happens often). It's not about being smart as you assume (I hope that you don't try to play with my ambitions, I know the range of my intelligence and I always make sure to put my smarty panties on when i need them), it's simply about being hell annoyed by:
- random newbies leaving during a game after the first time they get killed,
- begging for mortars,
- picking 5 napalms or 5 x SS,
- doing combos,
- playing like a total crap and keeping saying "LOLz u good",
- talking too much, without making any sense,
- plenty of other reasons.
Don't expect me to treat everyone in equal - cultural way. If I smell a fine person, I ban it immediately. Of course it doesn't imply that every banned person is a fine person though, other reasons should be known from the previous bricks of text in this post.
Here is a piece of me. I don't pretend anything. I give you an honest answer, because it was pretty impressive how you could put your points without making it sound as the start of flamewar.
This what you or the other guys might think about me now is not my concern either. As I said, I am an individual, without a will to brainwash anyone else and drag into my own way of thinking/doing things. You all can do as you like, play as you like, write as you like. As long as Im not involved, and it's not my server that is