Episode 0247: EM Overstepping Their Authority?
Heres a true story. Last night on GL there was a thief event on GL in Yew in Fel. The whole premise of the event was that thieves had stolen all the grapes
used to make wine for a festival. Thieves were called upon to steal back the grapes so the festival could commence. Kind of lame IMO but some players like
this kind of RP stuff so whatever. My intent was not the grapes but to make a nice score off The Trammel masses while all these people are scurrying about
trying to steal grapes. I snoop an EM that has an item called "Soul Snare"(it was a grey hourglass thing) and of course I steal it. I then insure the item.
At the end of the event I ask the EM what the item is all about. The EM promptly takes the insured item from my pack and offers me a mug which were handed
out at the event. I told the EM that I just wanted "MY" Soul Snare back and the EM just told me too bad and left never to be seen or heard from again. I
thought these events were about RPing etc. I never even had the chance to hold the thing for ransom or to barter(which i would have good naturedly done).
I did nothing illegal and it was a thief event for crying out loud. In an otherwise humdrum night it was the score of the event. The moral of the story?
When an EM doesnt insure something they just abuse thier powers and take it right back outside of game mechanics. Item insurance and trammel apparently
arent enough to help the careless, clueless, unprepared and foolish anymore. Now the EMs just blatantly overstep thier bounds even at the expense of
good natured legitimate gameplay.