@Warma-Sheen said in Liberation MUSH:
But realistically, I don’t think Sundance forgot about me. Or my contribution. Or why I left. I think she made a calculated choice to do what she thought would be in the best interest of the game and people’s enjoyment of it. So she just straight up lied. The end goal was to protect the experience of the people who were still there from being tainted by the question of whether they had ever been screwed over by Polk and just never known it, with perception being more important than the facts.
As other people have said, she is consistent. She’ll do what she thinks she needs to do to keep her game going. If some people/ideas/values/integrity need to be sacrificed to make that happen, then so be it. And I know that sounds harsh, but I really don’t mean it to be. Sometimes there are no good choices, but choices still have to be made. I can both recognize that and be annoyed by it.
I’ll casually disagree. I think she lied because if people knew the true, full extent of how much shit she overlooked from him, they’d lose all respect and faith in her. I think we’ve seen over the years that most people won’t leave a game just because bad shit has happened there. Especially when the person behind it has been fired/left.
I think she’s embarrassed, and rightly so, by how much she left him get away with and how many people were abused and exploited by him so that she could keep her game running. She was an enabler and a co-participant in his exploitation of the people he fucked over, but she can’t bring herself to admit the truth: “I knew the shit he was doing and I let it happen because it was only happening to a few people at a time and keeping the game up was more important and we both knew it. So he kept doing it and I kept letting him.”
Using your case specifically, once you got booted out of the mage sphere, no one wanted anything to do with you. Not because of you, but because at that point everyone knew Polk didn’t want you there and no one wanted to be associated with you or they’d also be targeted along with you. Because everyone knew he played favorites and anyone associated with you would also get the shit end of all sticks. It didn’t matter that Sundance put you back in. You were finished. Your experience there was a dead end. And whether you stayed or not, whether Sundance put you back in the sphere or not, he got exactly what he wanted and not even Sundance could do anything about it.
@Warma-Sheen said in Liberation MUSH:
Sundance(sun) pages: There’s two elements to this. The first element is 1) Polk should absolutely not have disapproved you on his own initiative. He knew that the moment he did it, and he already apologized to me in page about it, before I sat down. I had him immediately re-approve you, since I’m the only one who can carry out OOC discipline here.
Notice how he apparently immediately apologized to her for his unethical move? Pure, predatory manipulation. But did he apologize to you? I know he did not. I doubt he’s apologized since then, cause… its Polk.
But he still got what he wanted, didn’t he? And how many people/players has he exploited/manipulated/abused like this or in other ways over the years? How many people told Sundance, who did nothing? This particular incident happened almost two years ago. She can’t say she didn’t know. She knew exactly. And she knew each and every time someone said something since then that it was true. Because she had already seen who he was and what he would do. She just didn’t care as much as she did about keeping her game open.
So, no, I disagree. I don’t think she was making hard choices. I think she was making selfish ones to protect herself and pretend like she didn’t know what was really happening. Pretend she didn’t know he was being unethical, like she would have done something if she had known. She did know. She knew full well. She just won’t own it.