Originally Posted by Atmosphere
I can't access the link that explains why Sky got "fired". Can anyone explain what happened, or have any copies/pictures of it saved? and why's Sky accusing Valese of impersonating a trickster staff?
i can quote the announcement about why gm sky was fired that got deleted on rto forums i had it saved
[QUOTE=Players, we have looked into this matter of some players obtaining unpublished items in the game. From our investigation, we found that indeed some players have acquired items such as the Goddess items and Chronos items through means not sanctioned by us.
Basically, a player (TopSecretTest) persuaded GM Sky to give items to help another player (PoisonousKiller) to start over in the game after this player has been allegedly hacked. After a lot of unrelentless badgering, GM Sky fell for it and did as asked. TopSecretTest paid GM Sky in real money amounting to US$10.00 for each item he gave. TopSecretTest then took these items, and started selling for amounts such as US$300 each to other players in the game.
As a result of this, the following actions have been taken:
1. All of the said items (Goddess & Chronos items) have been deleted from the game.
2. All accounts involved in such transactions, including those that have been found to contain such items in them, have been permanently banned.
3. With immediate effect, Sky is no longer GM in rTO.
We would also like to announce that GM Wan, the coder, and other admin/mod staff are not involved in any way, shape or form in the abovesaid transactions. In fact, GM Wan did not know about this matter until he received reports and the screenshots about this issue, which only came in after the items have come out in the game.
We make this announcement today because we were not able to address this yesterday; we needed time to investigate the matter, and to talked to many players. We acknowledge their concern and are grateful for their help and information.
We apologise to all players for this matter. While such things may have happened in other private servers, as some other players have told us, we certainly (perhaps naively) did not expect it to happen here. Dealing with digital properties is a delicate matter. For now, we don’t have plan to hire more GMs. We thank you for all your support and for all the support given by our moderators, game advisors, and other expert players in the game as well.
Let’s move on from this stumble in our journey and continue to make history together.[/QUOTE]