@BobGoblin said in Are there any active sci-fi MU*s these days?:
Well there's an abundance of nutjobs and spouses out there. This isn't really so much a nutjob as it is a control freak whose way is the only way no matter what.
Which is fine when you make a game.
Less fine when you inherit a game.
From my understanding; Generations of Darkness - Which became Dawn of Defiance, was run by a dramaking, who then turned it over to a husband/wife who eventually decided to stop being in charge of the game after dealing with high maintenance, constantly whining players. Two in particular (referred to as tacobus). Those two now run the game and take full credit for the game; which I find extra amusing to take credit for someone else's work when in fact they're merely caretakers.
When the GoD / DoD split happened, these two staffers (Who for sake of anonymity we'll refer to as Risi/Aria -- Oh wait, that's not really anonymous) staffed on GoD. Then left in an upset huff when they found out that the head admin was altering character sheets to his advantage. They then focused time on DoD. At which point they eventually became admin and then when everyone else left took over. And now alter character sheets to advantage.
The moral of the story? There is none.
Yo I don't know where this guy gets his information, but there wasn't that much drama here.
Vaapad began Generations of Darkness, a Star Wars game, but he wasn't really doing anything so he left it to some other wizards to help. Ataru took over and ran the game well. Ysalamir, Soresu, Djem So all helped. Kitty too but she was Ataru's girlfriend/wife and she was kind of crazy; back on WORA there was a thread where she went off on some people who criticized her bitchy style.
Vaapad altered character sheets. He also forced certain things to happen, like the end of the Clone Wars and Order 66, because he would come back from months of hiatus and say "I created this game. Do this or find another game, Ataru." So one time he came back and wanted something and made the same love it/leave it demand... so Ashen-Shugar, Ataru, and wizards migrated the game to a new site out of Vaapad's control. That game is now Dawn of Defiance, a very successful game to my knowledge.
Vaapad tried to keep his game going but his cheating and altering his character sheets made some of the staffers on his game mad, so I believe it shut down.
Ataru works a pretty demanding job, plus his wife Kitty lost interest in the star wars game a long time ago, so it's always difficult when one spouse invests all his time in running a game while his wife has no interest in said game any longer. He retired and left Dawn of Defiance in the hands of Trakata and Malacia who are pretty active wizards and run stuff a lot. I don't really know where this guy is getting the 'takes all the credit for' stuff... the game is a continuation. Games switch staffers over the years, it happens, and new staffers make it their own. There's nothing untoward or morally wrong about it. If you want to play drama queen, why not go over to the Hog Pit?