Awhile back I ran afoul of an admin on this BF3 server. I’ve played on their servers all the way back to BF2, and put in a lot of hours on their BF3 server. I posted about the event here. You will notice I edited that post at the bottom, because there was another situation.
As I said in the update, I was on their server yesterday, with another clanmate of mine. We played a few minutes of the Wake map (love that map!), and notice that some public players were complaining. It took me a few minutes to realize what was going on. Basically, the admins were using a command to kill players in vehicles, so that the admins themselves could have them. Really douchebaggery there, but that’s just the beginning. They were telling the players that it was their right, if they wanted to be left alone they needed to donate and become members (is extortion still illegal if it’s online bullying and demanding money to be left alone?) Anyway, they have a message that pops up every minute or so that says if you are having any problems, notify Illuzion through battlelog. I told the players that were complaining that arguing with the admins was useless, and I repeated the message, contact Illuzion.
It was at that point that I got kicked by the admins. I thought, hell, I’ll go talk to Illuzion myself. I sent him another friends request on battlelog, and while I waited I went to their forums and poked around. Turns out, anytime someone posts a complaint about an admin abusing their power, the poster gets trolled, insulted, cussed at, and extorted by the staff. Again, bullying people and then asking for ‘protection’ money is illegal, wonder what EA thinks about that…hmm.
Well, since it seems that this is standard practice in their group, and goes on in plain sight on their forums, I have to assume Illuzion is condoning the behavior. So, as a public service announcement to my fellow BF3 players, I am letting you know don’t go there. If you are looking for a fun gaming experience, where admins do what admins are supposed to do, and refrain from abusing their privileges, Digital Anarchy is NOT the server for you.
I invite the DA guys to come here and discuss this, keeping in mind that I do not tolerate that kind of behavior here. If any of them are actual adults and would like to discuss this as such, please feel free. I will leave a link in their forums, I really don’t like talking about people behind their backs. If you have had similar run-ins with other servers, and you have done the right thing first, reporting to a higher admin, then drop a line here too. It would be good for us to have a list of servers to avoid.