As one of the longest running members on this server, time to time I am taken aback by things, time to time I am impressed, and time to time I am honestly disappointed. I usually keep my opinions quiet, fearful of persecution or yelling by other people because often times my opinions may simply vary from the opinions of people as a whole, or perhaps these opinions many people may find stupid. Finally, I’ve been forced to voice my opinion on something. I understand I may receive hatred for this, I may be harassed, ect, but I am under the impression that as a member of this server, I have a right to voice my opinion. I am cashing this proverbial check today. Andrew gave me Permission to write this, so please, do not lock it, do not move it, and do not delete it. The Nation of Undertown. Perhaps the most popular town on the Server, with four different portions of the place itself, and much more room to grow. Almost a month ago, I had the idea of making an underground city, deep underground where people could live. I soon found out, that another member of our server, Kojigaki. We as two people got along very well at the start, I was under no impression that what would happen some time in the future would happen. We spent many weeks working together, with members such as Chuggz and even, later on, a Member named BigDaddyD. While him and I had our differences, we generally got along, often times laughing on Ventrillo when we almost made Axa urinate himself because of the jokes we told, or the accents we impersonated. I had, though, in the back of my mind, the suspicion that time and time again, before our nation was official, doubts. He had, many times, practically demanded that he be mayor, the few times I asked if I could be mayor, he voice fully put this down. I eventually went along with it, under the impression that I would be held, as an equal to him, in the future. I soon found out that wasn’t true. Only a few days later, our fellow member BigDaddyD, was chosen as Co-mayor above me. While I do not complain, I do voice my opinion that the way he chose the first co-mayor, instead of choosing the person who helped him the most, but instead “picking a number” that was closest to the one he had in his head, I find to be a bit up to skepticism. I, at the time, did not voice my opinion very loudly, though I did voice my discontent that he would chose someone who joined the town later on instead of myself, who in fact helped pick out the place for the town, helped to construct the stairs, and helped to cordon off the place for Undertown original location, so that Andy could use his Magic Wand to World-Edit the 100x100x15 blocks away. Things between myself and him, he as mayor, began to turn downhill rather quickly. Often enough, he would find it funny to “play pranks on me” by removing my building rights in the town, to see If I would get upset. Naturally, often enough, I did get upset. I found it to be a serious matter, while he did not. I was upset, often enough he would cause the town to literally lose money because he would go off and play another game without giving me building rights back, or not even giving me the Position of Co-Mayor back, so that I could no longer add people to the region. Some suggested I simply take their money and tell them to wait for Koji to add them, but I am not the kind of person who does that. Most Recently, I was startled by several facts. As you all know, Upper-Undertown purchased a Arena for Ten Thousand Dollars. I, he, and BigDaddyD all pitched in money towards it, big daddy and I each pitched in 3,000 dollars, while he pitched in the remaining balance, four thousand dollars. This was fair, and I do not have a problem with it. The problem I do have, though, is the fact of the matter he came very close to driving himself, and our town, into debt, when he went off and spent the money we had allocated for this purchase. We are lucky that Hellome did not call us on the money we owed while he did not have the money to pay, or we would be in very, very deep trouble. I am not one who likes to see people being cheated out of their money, though I can be viewed as “cheap” when it comes to things such as purchasing items. 75$ for a Diamond is fair to me, though to others, 85, and even $90 is the fairest choice. Most recently, In fact, today even. I had never even known that Koji did not like me, I was under the impression we had a healthy friendship, even. I was busily working, collecting the mushrooms from my farm, when the red message “You do not have permission for this area” Came up. I thought it was just another one of his jokes, and I was annoyed, numerous times asking for him to give me my building rights back. Then, that’s when the real trouble started. He informed me that “Myself and BigDaddyD have come to the consensus that you have broken Rule Eight of the Town Rules”. Rule eight states that one is not allowed to extend out of his area without the permission of the mayor, or two co-mayors. I was under the impression that this regarded only to personal plots purchased by people who wished to join the town. I was not under the impression that this equated to Co-Mayors, who wished to create more parts of their town to continue the growth of the city. I had done it many times before, without speaking much to him about it, and he never once complained, or said I was not allowed to do it. While once in a blue moon, he would voice his discontent on how something was moving along, or how something looked, he never once told me “Oh, you aren’t allowed to do that.” Or even “I don’t want you to do that”. Something that bothered me the most, was when I spoke to BigDaddyD, he stated that he “Hasn’t spoken to Koji about anything besides the new farm we’re making”. Mind you all, BigDaddyD just returned from an almost two week vacation. Therefore, while Koji has the power as Leader of the town, he stated that it would be somewhat like a Democracy, with Two co-mayors able to out-vote the main Mayor. This is clearly not true. While one can state that they are a democracy, or a republic, they have to prove it. One can not simply lie and say they had that consensus, when they did not. I was even informed by one, Heavensfallen, that the night prior to today, Koji stated that he was looking for a replacement for me, because I was “Annoying Him”. The fact of the matter is, I am not bothered by this as much. I am deeply disappointed in myself for trusting someone who I should have never trusted in the first place. Someone as shady as this person, Kojigaki. What does matter to me, what does bother me, is the topic of my portal. While he is the Mayor of Undertown, I was never under the influence or belief that by allowing the usage of my rightfully earned portal, I would be giving any and all rights of ownership up to it to Koji. If this was true, I would have demanded to be mayor, to protect my assets, instead of simply giving him the most valuable thing I ever owned. Andrew has informed me that Koji is refusing to let go of my portal, the property that, while I owned it, apparently now “belongs” to him because I allowed I to be used for Undertown. I was never under the belief that I would be kicked out on his whim, because if I believed this, I know I would of never given the portal up. The most valuable thing I owned is now being held hostage, along with the properties I purchased. While I have taken out my items, I will probably never see the Portal, worth a whopping sixty thousand dollars which KojiGaki would have had to worry about getting had I not allowed it to be used for Undertown, again. I have taken my items, though often enough yelled at or scolded for taking too long, many times my rights as a simple member of Undertown being taken away. After all of the work I had done for the town, I have been removed, unofficially being banned from the town, the labor of my love for many, many weeks. I have now been forced to pack my bags, and start brand new, in a new town. With the Portal that is rightfully mine being held hostage, I have almost nothing to my name, aside from a few thousand dollars which I am more than willing to give to the members of the city I have joined to assist them in making their city official. I hope this new city will be nothing like Undertown, and the one thing I do hope that it is severely missing, that Undertown seemed to have an abundance of, is corruption. I urge you all to voice your opinions, as I have. I have said what I needed to say, and the fact of the matter is, I am done with Undertown. I have been crossed so much in a short period of time I have no interest in ever returning, unless I was offered a fantastic amount. I request, perhaps two things, though they are both probably far gone stretches. An apology, for being led on to the fact that I would be held as an equal and someone you would not use and then throw away when you were done with, and my portal returned to me. I know I will most likely not receive the apology I believe I rightfully deserve, and I know I will probably not receive my portal back, because of things I have outlined. It would prove something about your character, and perhaps even change my opinions, if you did return the portal to my ownership, so that I could hold it and then move it at a later date, to a town which I feel my opinion matters, and I feel like I will not be stabbed in the back by, but I doubt that would ever happen. I do, though, have one demand. As per international copyright laws, the following topic's entire contents(http://www.ecocitycraft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1383) is my Intellectual property. This content I created on my own, and According to the DMCA, I can ask for it to be taken down at any time. I want it taken down. . While I have replied to this topic many a time, my replies always seem to “disappear”, as did the main topic itself, which I created, noticing today that it was gone, and the exact post was copied and pasted into his own post. I advise you all, while Undertown is beautifully constructed, 2/4ths or more by me, mind you, that its appearance does not display what it truly is on the inside. The governments head does what he wishes. He has the right to hold up server rule Three, that mayors are the Leaders of the town, but having a right does not mean that you should use that to the point where you have become corrupt. I leave this topic with a quote. “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II.