And how Iesid, Mazzion, Stine, myself, and whoever else manages one is not obligated by anyone to do anything for you, least of all give you their hard work for free.
I am especially not a candidate to be dragged through the mud because /you/ have never even approached me about gaining access to my system. Rime has been 'selective' in the sense that I have said it was selective and that there is no public link to my discord server where the download is. Users have been asked to not share it, but it's for legitimate reasons such as but not limited to: I have a full time real life job. I have a social life (debatable, probably). I have other interests outside of Aetolia. I will not always be around to trouble shoot and play tech support, and I can be a very impatient person. I don't want headaches that I didn't ask for by posting a fully public and open system.
All of that being said however, I have turned down all of 2, maybe 3 people, from getting Rime have they asked me. Other dev's might have turned you down, and that's their right, because they also have their own lives and own enjoyment of the game to consider.
I am not gatekeeping anything except my own enjoyment of Aetolia. Troubleshooting errors and fixing bugs and general maintenance of Rime is hard enough and I don't get paid for it, that's why it's not public public. And the point still stands that most of the people talking trash on me and the other people who maintain Rime have never even once talked to me about obtaining a copy.
This thread was brought about because the same screenshot Nhahlar posted made its way into my view, along with a few others from those same Dominion players blaming their inability to PK on /me/. I am completely blown away by this comment, as I spend more of my time than is probably healthy talking PK to anyone who will talk PK. In web, in raiders, in any discord server or dm. The more people who PK the more people I get to fight against or with and the more fun that is for me. I couldn't fathom sabotaging my own enjoyment so I could say I was better at PK than other people.
If you want a copy of Rime, try asking me. Unless you're the player of a Dominion character. Not that you'd ever ask me to begin with, but except for those who already have a copy, the rest of you are officially blacklisted.
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