My goodness Bethany that's a mighty post. I appreciate it tho. Jereth and I as well as the other sacks are working hard to do what we can. Dynamis politics is fun huh? Been working in my forums with lots of discussion and making lots of headway. All that's really needed now is some scheduling conflicts to recede so that I have a proper schedule to make. Or if Lionze actually wants to do the calendar instead of me, we still need this figured out.
You are welcome, as I said in my post the only reason I put for the effort was because I saw a glimmer of hope that you and Jereth may be the only ones receptive to what it was so many were trying to accomplish here.
I am thankful for everyone's positive reactions to my posts and happy people are listening. I believed things could be resolved with proper communication and willingness to listen without getting personal.
When I myself approached Lionze, I extended him an olive branch and was as polite as I could be in offering him information on what to do as far as how the Calendar worked and where to go. I did not say to him "Que Maricon de mierda eh? ("What a ******!")
or something like "Learn to use the damn Calendar you Jaja!". I don't know why his version is that we all attacked him first, when I can nearly guarantee that when Woot, Onigiri, and WorshipTheFloor initially tried to resolve this matter, they all did so peacefully & from an informative perspective.
As I stated earlier above, whenever a new Dynamis LS appears in the NA/EU time zone there are two choices. Adapt and conform, or face the consequences of failing to do so. I don't think Lionze fully grasped the concept of the Calender to begin with. From what I see, he thinks that he can never have the times/areas he desires but that is not the case. All that is required is for now Starsmakers takes whatever zone is empty on the Calendar in your desired time slot/day. Your choices of course will initially be limited, but in time you with enough planning ahead on the Calendar you can have your pick.
Dynamite/Starsmakers is not the first Dynamis LS in NA/EU time zones to not initially know about the Calendar. You are however the first to blatantly refuse to initially use it out of sheer unwillingness to compromise. This is not an American versus European thing, this is a humanity thing. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
I am sorry tho it had to come to very angry remarks made by everyone for it to reach this point. I'm sure some feelings will never go away on either side from what has been said. I am hopeful tho that relations between everyone will get better from here and continue to prosper.
All of this hatred and name calling is unfortunate but Lionze needs to know that the brunt of all this is his doing. Lionze making posts saying things about America, then in another post saying that it was all a tactic to show how his members felt was laughable at best and only served to show how flawed his thought process truely is.
Again, I urge you and Jereth to exercise your power as sackholders in Starsmakers to bring about the change you see so desperately needs to happen. Lionze is only complicating things and making matters worse. I know you cannot restrain him from making a mockery of you both, but the least you can do is voice your disapproval loudly enough that he listens. After all, he says that his members happiness is something he values above all else. If that is truely the case, it is in their best interest that this all be resolved.
Lionze posted in another post that he was open to a meeting of officers in Jeuno if we all apologized to his members, then he would be willing to meet in there for a peace summit if you will. Again, not to belittle him but there is no need for such a thing to take place. All that myself and the other linkshells are asking for is if he wants us to respect his members, and stop the guilty by association attacks, then he has to use the Calendar.
Lionze needs to learn that he must give the other Dynamis LS of Ragnarok respect. This respect must come before we then reciprocate and give it back to him and his Dynamis LS. We all had to earn our places and standing with one another on the Calendar too. We are not asking him anything different than we would ask of ourselves, or any other new upstart Dynamis LS; whatever their time zone or nationality.
I'm going to wrap this up with a an old Spanish proverb directed towards Lionze. "If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself." Respect yourself enough Lionze to do the right thing by your members. You will find that many who criticize you will in time rally to your defense in times of need if only you would do the right thing. Edited, Sep 16th 2008 12:19pm by SoramimiCake