Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Dusters Pledge


Our blog has no specific corporation associations or allegiances. It's our intent to remain neutral and simply report the news and other events from inside Dust 514.

In a nutshell, our team of writers was really disappointed that there wasn't a news entity to report significant events from the Dust Mercenary perspective so we created one. We feel like there needs to be a way to highlight events, instances and focus on who's being a great mercenary, alliance leader or CEO without peer, so we'll do it. But you have to help us. Stomp some ice-mining carebears? Putting together an evil plan? Decimate a rival corp? Send it to us so we can write it up as a news story. Or recreate it in short story form from your character's perspective! We have a good fiction writer but we'd love more content. We also want to show another side to the characters (and the people that play them) by doing interviews. We know people are ALWAYS interested in gossip as well, so any information from inside corporations or alliances about spies, top secret info, who's at odds, who got OWNED and other stories are certainly welcome. Keep in mind we'll need proof of your claims. If you can't provide it what you give to us will be relegated to the Rumor section. As always, our tips line is always open magww@live.com. 

Understand that we'd like to fact-check all info and give those affected a chance to respond, but as our team is less than ten people it just isn't realistic. Make our jobs easier by contacting us so that we can add your group to the Corps & Alliances section on the bottom right of our front page. Being proactive and sending us an email to let us know who to contact in your organization helps as well. Lack of response wont stop or delay a piece from running. The news waits for no one. Not a corp or alliance? No problem. In the past we've advertised for information brokers and even gladiator merchants, so in the end its an opportunity for advertising for any service you may offer.

Lastly, we want to be a place where we can highlight the great suggestions, proposed fixes and known imbalances that the people who are playing the game think are important in an organized, educated and balanced manner--we want to avoid the complaint-type threads that often appear on forums after people have a bad experience.

That's our pledge. Dust 514 fans Unite!

20 comments:

  1. well said, read through most of your pieces yesterday. really good work!

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  2. that def needed to be said. lot of kiddies whining because they cant control clan members

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    1. ^fact. hardly matters. tears and wailing nothing new in new eden.

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  3. "Being proactive and sending us an email to let us know who to contact in your organization helps as well."

    QFT. of course that requires an iq over 50 and basic organizational skills.

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  4. nice blog. was defntly entertained. want to see if any of these groups are good in game.

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  5. Nice read again I have no issues with what u write . If you ever want an interview u know how to reach me. If and when u come across a story regarding my clan contact me so u can hear my side of the story.

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  6. News is non fiction so if you wanna be a legit news site , get rid of that fiction writer.

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    1. It's still a game - keep the fiction writer, I want to hear stories written IC! RP ftw!

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  7. "We have a good fiction writer but we'd love more content."

    Aint that the fucking truth. lol

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  8. It's good that you will place non-validated info in a rumors section. You know where to contact me for any confirmations

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  9. lol, even if you posted this, EV will still think your work for ROFL.

    they are still super derp.

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  10. u guys are funny. watched this blog for awhile and even got a beta key from them. they actually were noticed and highlighted by the dust devs and some of u are butthurt abt it. peons need to get over yourselves, ths blog is actually making a difference. they dnt write stories to be your friends, there a community blog now.

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    1. if this is twitter i would RT that^ . too many people thinking theyre more important than they really are.

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  11. lulz they are all "y u no write good articles? i hate this blog it sux!" i just come on here every day to comment, i dont read it or anything.

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    1. How would you know what to comment on if you don't read. You're such a tool. Why bother wasting your time on a site if you hate it so much (rhetorical question)

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  12. Well, I hope you guys hold up to this pledge... But making a clear line between rumors and fact is necesssary. The ambiguous posting of rumors and truth in the past had damaged your reputation... And people need to get over the drama surrounding EV, ROFL, SyN, and all the other groups out there. The game will speak for itself once it comes out... Those who keep chest thumping will find they didn't use theirs hands wisely and busy themselves preparing... But there is an easy and a hard way to learn, I guess.

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  13. MsFlashBang from Femme FataleJuly 2, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    i am a person who likes to be fair, and likes to see the best in people & give everyone a chance. i dont like conflict or drama. i dont like to take sides w/out educating myself first on the matter. i TRY to behave in a way that stays true to my character, my beliefs, what is right; etc.,... with that said, i personally cannot support a website that wont show regard & respect for its community as a whole that it wants to represent; & will still share information when the owner of that information has told & asked on several occasions not to. In this particular case its EV,.. if it was ROFL, Goon Swarm, or any other group, i still would feel exactly the same. There is a way to build an audience, gain followers, obtain great information, and develop & report an entertaining an excellent story with out Shady practices. Unknowing to most people, i got Lots of valid shit & stuff i know about on at least 1/4 of gamers in the mag/dust groups on facebook (some of those people i do not particularly really have a slight good opinion about) that would Destroy/Ruin the image they want people in the virtual world to believe, but i dont feel the need to share it with everyone else to gain popularity and/or success at my endeavors in the video game communities. I would like to point out that what im saying isnt a stab at Bruce or the other writers on his website,.. i am just voicing my opinion based on my ethics & content of my character :) ....and i dont give a shit if anyone disagrees but i respect opinions >:) lol

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  14. lol stopped reading after the 1st sentence

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  15. nummies u aint quit yet?

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