The following is based on a true story. The names have been changed to protect the assholes…or to avoid possible liability issues which is fucking stupid. Cue the Law and Order TV theme I was too lazy to embed.
I was a member of a site that tracks gaming stats. They even have an Xbox One app. However, the site is run by a bunch of unprofessional pricks that refuse to admit when they’re wrong, let their buddies do whatever they want, and block you from tracking for no reason whatsoever. Yes, it’s an Xbox app, and they can block you from using it for no fucking reason that has anything to do with your actual stats or tracking them. Arguably, they fit in perfectly with Microsoft’s current enforcement assholes who can ban you from accessing XBL entirely, including digital content you fucking paid for, just because people don’t approve of your gamertag, bio, or the way you communicate.
Looking for specifics? Aye! Story time, mates! Let’s call the site TrueAssholes. The owner actually had the ego to call himself TrueAsshole. I used to get warned and banned from the forums, sometimes without any notification whatsoever indicating why or for how long. Most times, I heard some shit about how they want it PG-13 posting. First off, there aren’t any 13 year olds on there with half a million fucking gamerscore unless they modded the shit. Second, the site owner’s drinking buddy, SpitCup, gets to use FUCK 5 times in one post and that’s bloody marvelous. He acts like just as much of an asshole as I do, but he’s immune to rules. I’ve heard stories that when he first became staff he deleted like 50 users that annoyed him, but he’s still staff.
Other people get away with shit too. The hammer only comes down on the people the staff doesn’t like or consider insignificant. One guy was posting nasty shit about my friend’s wife, but he’s still allowed on the fucking site. Not only that, but a staffer named CockKickNinJackOff essentially threatened my friend with site removal over the incident, which he wasn’t even a fucking part of. Oh. did he have to moderate his friend because he was out of line? Poor baby.
Another thing I noticed is that anytime someone starts a thread about getting a group together for this game or that game, it’s immediately shutdown directing people to use the site’s built-in session features, usually by SpitCup, but I found one asshole who’s above that treatment as well. NecrophiliacApe has been allowed to keep a complete bullshit thread running for like a year now for “helping” people complete Halo MCC on LASO. The jackass has a complete bullshit list of hoops to jump through if you even want an invite from him, and people have to post some nonsensical shit to prove they read his fucking terms of service. This could easily be done through the site’s session feature using the option to allow users to apply for the session and asking them to type stupid shit in the form. However, any suggestion of doing this is met with your post being deleted.
Another prime example of the staff being pricks is the competition they hold all year. It’s technically only hosted by them, but everything about it is handled by the site. A friend was telling me that he came in 2nd one year because he was unable to login to the site to request an update of his stats, and the staff flat out refused to force a scan on him when his teammates asked. This is something we all know the staff can do. I don’t know who won that year, but I bet they’re friends with the staff. Funny how any suggestion of automatically forcing a scan on everyone in the competition when each period ends, even if only the final few months when it’s like 50 teams, is met with nothing but lame excuses. They talk big about keeping things fair, but a little thing that would definitely make things more fair is too much work.
The past week or so has been particularly entertaining. You may have seen one of the highlights in a prior blog post. First, I was banned from the forums yet again. This time it was because of an over-sensitive staffer I hadn’t dealt with before, but he instantly proved he was an asshole. The main post that did the job was something like “I express myself in my own way. Not my fault if people are too stupid or too fucking sensitive to see my point.” btw, using one instance of the word FUCK is actually allowed in a PG-13 movie, so by their terms, I should’ve been fine using it once per post. Technically I didn’t attack or flame anyone directly in that post either nor the comment I made on a boosting session around the same time. I told the idiot who created the session that he flooded my email with sessions that should’ve been marked private if they’re only for his friends, and the game servers weren’t working anyway. I said “Nice fucking job.” I didn’t call him an asshole. At least, I don’t think I did. That was like 2 weeks ago. So I was removed from the forums. Fine. Way to prove my original point that people are too fucking sensitive.
It didn’t end there though. This staff, BitchPotty crossed a line. He removed my status claiming it was a “callout.” Yet, I wasn’t calling out anyone, and it wasn’t about a registered member of the site. I said if anyone runs into this guy on Xbox, “don’t help the bastard.” Yet, the 2nd staffer I contacted tried to come up with a lame excuse to back up his buddy. He claimed they have to remove anything “potentially liable.” I didn’t call his mother fat or accuse him of fucking farm animals. Is saying not to vote for Trump (with no reason attached) a fucking “callout” too? BULLSHIT.
Obviously, this pisses me off, and I blogged about it. Then I set my status to say “Someone should inform the genius running the competition that he would have a lot less stupid questions to deal with and teams to keep posting stats, bonuses etc, for manually every week if he’d actually make the competition you know COMPETITIVE instead of trying to include all the casuals.” Again, not really a callout. I merely suggested someone forward my opinion to the asshole, since I can’t post and he ignores anything I say anyway because it offends his delicate sense of etiquette. Every time anyone suggests any changes to the competition, the fucking asshole moans about how much work it is to deal with all the idiots asking questions about things, getting everyone’s stats posted, bonuses verified, etc. Well, if he didn’t try to include all the useless fucks who barely score, he’d have a lot less n00bs to deal with, wouldn’t he?
Now, the staff could’ve admitted they were wrong, muted me to keep me from saying anything else on site, or just left me the fuck alone. They chose option D, being dickheads and completely removing my fucking account. I got no email from the chickenshit who did it even trying to justify it. Nothing. This, from a site that has a legitimate app on Xbox One, which they just blocked my access to by removing me from the site. Real fucking professional.
Took about 6 months to get an answer, and they didn’t even explain the logic in turning down my offer of PAYING $60/year (Pro Membership) to scan me while completely muted on the site.