I understand the fact that it is a pk game; players are allowed to attack other players. I get that. I like it.
I just don't agree with the fact that they encourage it the way they do. They have a forum section called Pow Wow, where people can post complaints about other players. They do this so that everyone who sees it can go and attack the player the post is about. Someone posted a Pow Wow about me because I refused to trade with them, and I was in recovery every minute I was logged in for a week. I ended up giving up on that account for a few months because every time I tried to to anything I got attacked.
When I complained to staff, they completely didn't care. They said it was a Pow Wow post and a pk game, so they wouldn't do anything, even though it states as one of their rules that continuous online attacks are not allowed. Then they suggested I buy the perk packs to make myself stronger so people couldn't kill me as easily. So basically they were using the abuse I was getting to earn them money.
The amount of attacks also get ridiculous. As an experiment a few days ago, I left 200,000 money on my account. I logged in about 13 hours later, which isn't that long of a time, and I had 132 attacks, and literally all of the money was gone. That means that within less than a day, 132 people attacked me and mugged me. Most people shouldn't even have that many attacks in a weak. And then, my comments list was full of insults. Noob, loser, idiot....the list goes on and on and that's just the PG version. Players are always insulting lower level members, even though on yet another rule it states you should treat every level fairly, considering everyone is a noob at one point.
The other problem I have is perhaps the biggest thing to make me angry about a game; the staff. They occasionally have contests for certain holidays. During a few of the contests, the players who win gain access to the staff. They can have staff attack ANY 5 people they want (the number/ situation changes a bit with each one but is mostly along the same lines). PK game or not, the fact that staff are allowed to participate in frivolous things like that is completely absurd.
Their excuse is that most of the staff are volunteers. They play as well as monitor the game. Normally, I don't mind that. But the fact that staff can use their power when they're acting as regular players is bull. There is no reason that staff should be getting involved in player-to-player attacks.
Even though Immortal Night does not allow multiple accounts, I think they should offer an exception for the staff, and allow them to have a separate account for playing/staffing, and forbid them from allowing their player arguments to get in the way of running the site. Yeah, that's right. I've seen bias from the staff. Need an example? They're allowed to join in on Pow Wow arguments and attack the players as well. I don't care how rude/ bad the player being complained about is acting. There's no reason a staff member should be allowed to join the fray and attack them along with everyone else.
This game needs a completely new staff, new ethics, and to get rid of 90% of its players, and then it might just be as good as it used to be a few years ago.