In the past few days, certain allegation have been made about a member of our community, TempesT. Before we can explain the situation in full we must address two misconceptions that some users seem to have:
- We do NOT take allegations of pedophilia lightly. The community naturally attracts younger users and we would not turn a blind eye to any allegation of grooming or other inappropriate behavior towards minors. Even if TempesT was an active member of the staff we'd still investigate any claim that she's abusing minors. We'd never withhold information that one of our members is indulging in child abuse and would collaborate with any and all law enforcement agencies if we had knowledge anything unlawful was going on our community.
- TempesT is NOT a member of the staff. TempesT hasn't been a moderator on this forum for about a decade and wields no more power than any other regular user.
With that out of the way, this is the story.
Last week another member of this community, Crazy Koopa, made a public post detailing his romantic relationship with TempesT and stating she was deceitful and emotionally abusive. Other active and former members of the community have shared similar experiences while e-dating TempesT. This is her side of the story.
What immediately put us on frenzy was CK's allegation that TempesT was flirting with an underaged boy. We contacted him and others that were involved with Tempest and/or were present on the Discord server where these events transpired, and found a username for this child. Luckily we were able to find the boy and he agreed to talk to us.
We also had similar concerns brought up by an unrelated third party about a younger member of this very forum who also denied any impropriety or grooming. We will not be revealing the names of these two individuals here because we do not believe they deserve any harassment whatsoever and strongly suggest that anyone with that knowledge do the same.
Once we verified that the actual legal accusations were not accurate, we then began to discuss whether the other issue was worth a ban.
The consensus we reached was "no".
Ultimately, there was no monetary or material favor being exchanged save for those typical in a relationship, and the actions were those of legal adults. We do not believe it is our business to tell you what decisions to make in your personal lives, nor can we protect you from making bad ones. Being promiscuous or being a bad girlfriend are not bannable offenses.
We cannot protect you from yourselves.
As an example most of you may be aware of, lately we have had members that threaten all sort of self-harm in the public threads of this forum and we can only deal with that by suggesting that they take some time to get the help they need. We cannot protect them either, save in cases where they are clearly too immature to be involved in this forum at all.
Some of you will not agree with this stance, as you're personally invested either directly or as a friend to those, and it is your right to do so. We did not come to this decision lightly. This investigation has also been stressful to us and one mod has already stepped down due to being caught between all sides of it, but he was also crucial in verifying the accusations and we thank him for going above and beyond in the interest of making sure the minors who cannot protect themselves were okay. We had another longstanding staff member resign due in no small part because of the anguish this situation caused him.
They could have added a more well known knight. My statement wasn't actually a defense. I will even admit that my personal hype went down just a bit when I found out he wasn't a new SS knight char because if he's fun he won't ever even get to come back.
When I saw the trailer I didn't know the Knight was a guest char and I'd never heard of For Honor. I thought it was cool they were putting a knight in the game. For people that don't know anything else about him they could think the same and how he actually plays will determine if he was a good addition or not.
To add to that we were intending on waiting at one point. But due to everything a full build release has been drastically pushed back. So instead of radio silence for another year + we decided to release as the chars are ready so that when a full build release comes again they will be more solid.
Nah don’t worry about it. It stopped being about the money ages ago. The ghosting across multiple sites for many months was the main issue. I can’t access anything on PayPal before 2017 but your country may have different laws then mine about removing transaction info. It’s nothing you need to send money to me over. As far as I’m concerned this is resolved. You’re a great artist and your work is worth money. So I hope you’re where you say you’re at now and good luck on your commissions.
Okay, had to go to work. Came back in this afternoon and saw your PM. So for transparency purposes I will post here since you also responded here.
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So here's the PM chain you replied to. Now from those years back I do not remember you sending me money. I replied back and never heard anything and you disappeared. So what I did was check my Paypal history. Well woopidy doo it only goes to 2017. Check my online banking. It only goes back 3 years. So without calling my bank for records or contacting paypal for that year I can only go off this old ass memory. So while I'm pretty confident I'd have filed this away and remembered this concluding I'll have to forfeit. It was simply too long ago. I'd just tell you this time to not vanish for months/years if you accept a commission this time.
Updating in Val's stead as I have been in email contact. He is currently on a business trip in Nice and will look into the most glaring issues 1st as soon as he can. Continue reporting things as you have.
On the note of allowing more buttons would it be possible to do this so we can make macro buttons like 2 punches or 3 punches, etc?
Can pause and scrlock be changed to different buttons too? As many keyboards are losing these keys.
Any way to have a char load an alt sff mid match or set more to be loaded during the vs screen load?
So we can have true transformations.
Alternatively if it’d be easier would there be a way to trigger things based on sprite number instead of anim? If we could do that we could replace single sprites on the fly like we do with anim. Like a changespr trigger2 or something
Oh, uhhhh, I found MUGEN Fighters Guild and MUGEN back in 2001 before it had a forum and just had the shoutbox. I was yahooing Darkstalkers stuff. My first introduction into it was telling everyone I wanted to make a DS vs SF game and getting told to never ever use anything anyone else made to do so.
18 years later, never made a single DS char but at least I helped others make MANY!
Somehow got roped into making dragon ball stuff while not being a huge fan of DB itself
But hey, it's pretty fun making their direction and such.