What issues would this be causing the DMs? How could this possibly merit a DM discussion? DMs aren't the ones continuously fixing the character vaults when people disguise over their alt names and end up with missing characters when they go to log in. I'm tired of spending time fixing these bugs that people cause by disguising their name to some other PC's name, and as it turns out the switch to make it check for a real name and discourage this behavior is a pretty simple one.Fury_US wrote: ↑Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:09 pmAs for the decision being a Dev one and not a DM one- maybe a conversation between the two should happen, to discover how much DM time is devoted to handling these kinds of issues versus being actual DMs. And then ask the playerbase as a whole, while they’re at it.
As to whether or not we'll allow muling, OOC storage, or anything else it's a discussion that will happen separately. This was a server announcement for a change that's already in the pipeline as a result of a tangible and recurring problem. I don't think it's something that the staff should be rightfully called to "defend" in the first place.
I'm really not a fan of account-wide storage, and I don't know that it will ultimately go in, but it might. If it does, it's not going to be because people made impassioned speeches about it in this forum thread. We'll evaluate as a staff the direction we want to move in that regard, and that's all I can promise for now.
Keep in mind two years ago we didn't have storage at all, so let's not pretend things will be overall worse.