This is about to be a little bit like inception, but I am about to quote a quote. Two degrees!
“You have done nothing but attack me personally since the start of this thread. Accusing me of being a scam artist, bashing me publicly and you haven’t stopped.
I know everything about you. I’m done fucking with you.
Either stop with your shit, or I promise you, you wont have anymore secrets.
I am not a scam artist of any kind and I don’t give a shit if you like me or my game, but I’ve had enough of your bullshit.
You are making this a personal matter. I suggest you take a different turn. I have friends at [censored: my former Employer] as well, so don’t think for a second I can’t make sure you don’t feel the sting of the drama you’ve started for absolutely no reason.
I truly hope you take my advice because you really have no idea what kind of hornets nest youre kicking around.
If you dont like the game, youre welcome to say so. I’ve had enough of your attacks on me.
Take this private message however you’d like.” – Mr. Appleton
This was posted at MMORPG.com
by a member there.
I had to post this because I found it absolutely absurd! A little back story on the subject first. A member at MMORPG.com had posted some articles that portrayed greed monger in a negative light. Mainly it pointed out some issues with how they presented their kickstarter and how now they are asking for even more funding from kickstarter. If there is one thing you can stamp on that it is scam, if you do not believe that, then the next best word would be ignorant. The people making greed monger obviously had no idea what they were getting into before they said that they would be making this game and started taking people’s money.
Back to the main point, any company anywhere should know that they are constantly being judged by the entire internet. As someone that is leading a company, this Appleton fellow is either oblivious or arrogant. Recently a company put out a little game you may of heard of called “The War Z” and after a ton of complaints, getting pulled from steam, and getting the rights to use the name “The War Z” taken away, they have made their first good move by making a public apology. The way that company was being run and the way that greed monger is being run are strikingly similar. If this Appleton guy does not realize that every time he gets in a fight with someone on the internet that he is just making himself look bad, he will never achieve much in this industry. I will steal a quote from someone else in the thread now, “the Internet never forgets.”
The worst part about all of this is the private message sent to the member that is quoted above. Appleton is threatening to go after a person for making an opinion, he is no better than a Nazi at this point in my eyes. If you cannot take the criticism then get out of the industry. Something as ignorant as threatening someone over messages on a website just furthers my conclusion that greed monger is a scam and will never be a good game. My piece of advice for Appleton is to shut his mouth and start reading the concerns and answering the questions. If he cannot do that then he should shut up and stop making himself the fool.
tl;dr: a summary of quotation inception
Appleton is one of the leaders behind the game called greed monger. As it stands now they are on a second kickstarter after saying they would only need one. The game looks like a scam and someone pointed it out. Appleton then threatens that person and made himself look like an idiot. Take greed monger off your lists because it is obvious it is being ran by someone with no idea how to run a company.
I did not capitalize greed mongers because I consider it vapor wear and thus not a noun.