POLL: Should mortals of admins be able to join events?

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Hi guys. I want everyone's opinion about a discussion that has been going on between the admin team. I think its best that we involve YOU, the players, in it.

The question is simple:

Should admins be able to participate in events?

Currently we have made a rule that admins can't. But some of our admins don't like this at all because they are still very passionate about the game and also play on their own completely legal mortal.

The reason why I personally would be against them participating would be because they could use the powers of their admin characters to gain an unfair advantage. but on the other hand. Aren't we support to trust our staff members not too? After all, if they want to abuse their powers, they can do it in better ways.

The reason why I personally would be for them being able to participate would be because most of them are veteran players and still enjoy the game as a player. So it would be kinda wrong to forbid them to participate.

So the question is. Should players who are also admin be disallowed to play the game fully on their mortal any longer because they are helping the game progress on their admin account or not?

Please cast your vote asap if you want to be involved in this. This poll will run for only 1 day.

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You may be right about "trusting staff" but look at how many past staff were so corrupt! Weren't we suppose to trust them? I think we did and got screwed by a lot.

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As far as new event maps are concerned, admins can have an considerable advantage, for they may have had the time to explore the arena, perhaps even mapped it. Therefore, they are able to know the shortest route's, hiding spots etcetera better than ordinary players.

Since we allready have a fair amount of well-known CTF and Prey maps, I don't see why they should not join those. Only there were very new maps are involved, it would show some good sportsmanship if admins waited a while untill everybody has had a fair chance to discover what the arena looks like.

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Yea they should be able to, it makes them care less about the game if they can't enjoy it themselves.

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Gilgamesh wrote:
Yea they should be able to, it makes them care less about the game if they can't enjoy it themselves.

Agreed.

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if you trust them enough with the power to change the world of terra (quite literally with the mapping) i dont see why not.

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Gilgamesh wrote:
Yea they should be able to, it makes them care less about the game if they can't enjoy it themselves.

Gonna have to agree with tito and ken, Plesk would rip his hair out if he didn't have events to join. Tongue

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What kind of events are we talking about? I've seen plenty of admins join CTF, DM, etc.

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TheCro wrote:
What kind of events are we talking about? I've seen plenty of admins join CTF, DM, etc.

We are talking about events that are worth easter event points.

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Thanks very much for voting.

There is a 2/3 majority yes vote and there are no people who argumented their no vote, which makes those votes a lot less valuable in my eyes.

I am going to follow the decision of the majority of voters and allow the admins to join events on their mortals.

There are of course 2 logical limitations to this:

1. They can't join events and competitions that they organize or have unfair knowledge about.

2. They need to promise they will not use their admin powers in any way to help them win the event or competition.

PS: This means that players don't have the right to complain if an admin should win a competition.

Thanks everyone!