Never been this bad? How about the time that the One Sith did invasion after invasion against the Galactic Republic where Invasions could be started without much extra say? Or when the Factions attacked the Jenari Empire because they just could? You were alright with it then? Why would it be different now? Its because there is bias. Everyone is friends with someone on some level somewhere in this mess. It creates an Echo chamber for all of us. Maybe instead of saying its purely based on OOC reasoning, Look to the literal PAGES of threads where there were bad IC interactions between the various factions? Even then, if we were playing the rules and stating that it was all done IC, then why would OOC rules limit the justification of IC actions? How can you say that this is bullying when you have done it in the past? No person is without sin, and its not like anyone else hasn't also thought about doing such things to other people. The Map Game wasn't made for people who want to play a story. Its for people who want to play a game to win. The ONLY reason story has been incorperated into the theme, is so then the people who have spent years Roleplaying wars, and battles, won't completely decimate those who are brand new. Maybe instead of posting something to grab attention, speak to the people causing the problem. Ask them why they are doing such actions. Instead of blaming them while only knowing half of the story. I am all for having fun. That is what I have come here to do. I enjoy writing with many of you. I enjoy writing with just about everyone on the site. I want to have a good time with this. However, when people go out of their way to blame others for bad behaviour, when those pointing fingers tend to be in the center of attention and the cause of problems, makes me realize that this is just a game. And its no hard feelings when I invade you. Because all thats going to happen, is people will be upset about it. One way or another. So, The mandalorians can accept that they may have messed up in some areas, made people mad, pushed people away even, and learn from their mistakes to make the place better, or they can take the current three invasions to the face. Its their bed that they have made with whatever is in it. So now, they have to sleep it in, or sleep on the floor. The Mandalorian's Motto is "The Mighty don't kneel." Now they can prove to the board that they won't kneel, or they can, and accept that they were bested. All I can say, is I hope that people understand, there will never be a place where bias in not involved. There will never be a place where OOC and IC are somehow not parts of the same coin. There will always be people who want to "Win" rather than care about those who lose. OR, their definition of fun, is to Win at a game. As always, this place is not mandatory. You are not required to stay. If you don't like the rules, either ask for a change, or don't play the game.
The Obnoxious Rules Lawyer, which is also called a "Rule Shark", is particularly annoying because they believe that because they can find a rule about something, the people in charge must allow them to do it, even if it doesn't make sense, or would screw with what's going on. They're convinced that, with the power of the rules, they can outmaneuver everyone and get what they want. They will attempt to employ every loophole, every odd circumstance, and every footnote they can.