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TMC Player Reviews: Armageddon


Review Submitted By: Lucid
Author Status: Player
Started on Armageddon: September 2017
Submission Date: Mar 19, 2018
TMC Listing: Armageddon

The following review is the opinion of the review's author [Lucid] and in no way represents the opinions of this website or its staff.

A staff member sends:
'You're being banned for participating on a forum responsible for
stealing and distributing Armageddon's code.'

wish all What forum?

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*record scratch* *freeze frame*
Yeah, that's me. I bet right now you're wondering how I got here.
Honestly, so am I.

I started playing Armageddon about six months ago. I saw it was rated
#1 on this very website, so I figured it was worth a try. What
appealed to me was the fact that it's been around for almost 30 years
and that the game has extensive documentation describing just about
everything in the game.

Immersing myself into the game was relatively hard. After my first
character was tricked into following someone into the desert and
ultimately murdered - they said they were going to lead me to their
clan compound to hire me - I rolled a second character and decided
to seek help on their 'live help chat', which is in fact rarely
staffed by helpers, which results in having to send an email to
helpers for help.

I tried asking questions on the Discord and forum,
but quickly found the Armageddon community to be sycophantic and
very bizarre. There are weird individual personalities, like the
player who thinks revenge porn is the victim's fault. There are
weird collectives, like the Discord sub-group that seems to thrive
on mocking former players and staff. Yeah, I don't need to make new
friends by mocking people that aren't part of the group. That's
the kind of thing you grow out of in high school.

Then one day, completely at random, I got the above message that I
opened this review with. I have no idea what this 'forum' is and
I have no idea how Armageddon's code would be distributed. All I can
assume is that, because I use a VPN, my IP address clashed with the
person actually responsible for stealing the code, and they assumed
it was me.

Essentially tired of the game at this point, I did not bother to
appeal. The community is horrid, the staff are insular and paranoid,
and you will almost certainly be taken advantage of as a newbie.
Stay far away from this game. The only reason they are #1 on the
listings is likely because of extensive cheating.

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