The dark truth about 'Tuathan', the fake mod

    • The dark truth about 'Tuathan', the fake mod

      If you have played this game for a while, you might see 1 name pop up in the chat frequently telling people what to do: Tuathan. This person is very toxic but it's very well hidden, he's a wolf in sheeps clothing pretending to help. I've seen mods fall for it, praising him for his good efforts. But the truth is, Tuathan only cares about feeling superior. This is why he tells people what to do, what not to do. And it becomes VERY clear when he pretends to help new players. He's very systematic, he has specific answers for specific questions. But his ''answers'' follow a criteria, all his answers shows he knows the answer but says it in a way it does not help the new player. They're often misleading, they are not objectively incorrect, but impossible to know for a new player. Let me give you a few examples:

      New player: Do I lose my gear in the black or red zone if I die to mobs?
      Tuathan: You lose your gear if you die.

      Obviously the new player now thinks he's going to lose his gear if he dies to mobs, but you don't actually die to mobs but you just get knocked.

      New player: I can't craft even a T3 sword but I have it unlocked!
      Tuathan: You don't have it unlocked.

      Now keep in mind Tuathan knows exactly why he can't craft it, The wielding and crafting sword nodes are 2 different ones, but he won't tell the new player that. He will be just vague enough to show he knows but doesn't give him a solution.

      New player: what is a good weapon for PVE?
      Tuathan: Use anything you want.

      Now this last example is a bit worse, but it does show the same pattern. Ofcourse a new player should play what he likes and play around with weapons. But we all know clearing a dungeon as a low IP player with a crossbow or a sword is a big difference. And again, he knows that but is just vague enough to not help the new player. There are many more examples but those are just a few of them.


      I personally think Tuathan should be muted or warned, he's not a mod yet pretends to be one. He prevents new players from progressing quicker and scares them to go in PVP zones by telling them they lose their gear to mobs. Its unhealthy for the game.
    • nice banter topic ;)

      xSuperwing wrote:

      I've seen mods fall for it, praising him for his good efforts


      lol i think those mods praise him because tuathan also likes to swear a lot at people and mods cant really do that without getting reported

      english chat is not the help chat and having to read thousands of questions that are answered in the tutorial or one more time seeing the famous "where is chestnutz?!" only stimulates "toxic" behaviour

      perhaps you should just report and mute all those that impersonate a mod and spam?
      perhaps sbi should make the help chat or global chat the default chat for all newbies?

      then again i think its the game itself that stimulates people to lie, deceive, steal and kill other players and sbi profits from this so why would they change anything at all? ;)
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      xSuperwing wrote:

      If you have played this game for a while, you might see 1 name pop up in the chat frequently telling people what to do: Tuathan. This person is very toxic but it's very well hidden, he's a wolf in sheeps clothing pretending to help. I've seen mods fall for it, praising him for his good efforts. But the truth is, Tuathan only cares about feeling superior. This is why he tells people what to do, what not to do. And it becomes VERY clear when he pretends to help new players. He's very systematic, he has specific answers for specific questions. But his ''answers'' follow a criteria, all his answers shows he knows the answer but says it in a way it does not help the new player. They're often misleading, they are not objectively incorrect, but impossible to know for a new player. Let me give you a few examples:

      New player: Do I lose my gear in the black or red zone if I die to mobs?
      Tuathan: You lose your gear if you die.

      Obviously the new player now thinks he's going to lose his gear if he dies to mobs, but you don't actually die to mobs but you just get knocked.

      New player: I can't craft even a T3 sword but I have it unlocked!
      Tuathan: You don't have it unlocked.

      Now keep in mind Tuathan knows exactly why he can't craft it, The wielding and crafting sword nodes are 2 different ones, but he won't tell the new player that. He will be just vague enough to show he knows but doesn't give him a solution.

      New player: what is a good weapon for PVE?
      Tuathan: Use anything you want.

      Now this last example is a bit worse, but it does show the same pattern. Ofcourse a new player should play what he likes and play around with weapons. But we all know clearing a dungeon as a low IP player with a crossbow or a sword is a big difference. And again, he knows that but is just vague enough to not help the new player. There are many more examples but those are just a few of them.


      I personally think Tuathan should be muted or warned, he's not a mod yet pretends to be one. He prevents new players from progressing quicker and scares them to go in PVP zones by telling them they lose their gear to mobs. Its unhealthy for the game.
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    • The first thing to note is that /en chat and /help chat are two different things. In /en chat there is no obligation to be nice or helpful and people should be thankful for what they get. In /help chat there is a responsibility to be helpful and if you come by some time you'll see I'm much more forthcoming there. In neither channel, however, are we a paid service or some kind of specialised google. Nobody gets to bark search terms at us and expect to receive exactly the information they want. It's fair for us to expect them to ask politely and to do a little thinking for themselves. If someone doesn't think an answer is sufficient, they are welcome to ask follow-up questions.

      The second thing to note is that those of us who help others are also playing the game ourselves. As you note, I have specific answers for specific questions. Since the questions are always the same and I field dozens of them every day, I endeavour to do it as efficiently as possible. I value my time and effort even if others don't. When I direct someone to a channel, it's much more efficient and effective to say "go to /lfg" than it is to say "Excuse me, AssBlaster300 but Albion Online has a channel for that kind of message. You can reach it by typing /lfg [your message] into the chat bar. Thanks and have a great day!" The kinds of people I'm responding to never read anything that long anyway.

      The third thing to note is that I'm not breaking any rules. I'm not impersonating a mod, I'm not abusing the channels. I'm helping people rather than harming them. It's true that I'm not nice to people who show no interest in thinking for themselves but that's only fair; they are not nice either. Anyone who shows up being insistent or demanding, anyone who abuses the channels by spamming them or using the wrong ones, those people are not being nice and I feel no obligation to be nice to them about it.

      Oh and by the way, I'm not out here trying to feel superior. I already feel superior at all times.
    • Tuathan wrote:

      The first thing to note is that /en chat and /help chat are two different things. In /en chat there is no obligation to be nice or helpful and people should be thankful for what they get. In /help chat there is a responsibility to be helpful and if you come by some time you'll see I'm much more forthcoming there. In neither channel, however, are we a paid service or some kind of specialised google. Nobody gets to bark search terms at us and expect to receive exactly the information they want. It's fair for us to expect them to ask politely and to do a little thinking for themselves. If someone doesn't think an answer is sufficient, they are welcome to ask follow-up questions.

      The second thing to note is that those of us who help others are also playing the game ourselves. As you note, I have specific answers for specific questions. Since the questions are always the same and I field dozens of them every day, I endeavour to do it as efficiently as possible. I value my time and effort even if others don't. When I direct someone to a channel, it's much more efficient and effective to say "go to /lfg" than it is to say "Excuse me, AssBlaster300 but Albion Online has a channel for that kind of message. You can reach it by typing /lfg [your message] into the chat bar. Thanks and have a great day!" The kinds of people I'm responding to never read anything that long anyway.

      The third thing to note is that I'm not breaking any rules. I'm not impersonating a mod, I'm not abusing the channels. I'm helping people rather than harming them. It's true that I'm not nice to people who show no interest in thinking for themselves but that's only fair; they are not nice either. Anyone who shows up being insistent or demanding, anyone who abuses the channels by spamming them or using the wrong ones, those people are not being nice and I feel no obligation to be nice to them about it.

      Oh and by the way, I'm not out here trying to feel superior. I already feel superior at all times.
      Ah ha! Now I know you live in San Francisco! The ego is so strong you love the smell of your own farts..

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      Some of you call me Toxic, but my name is Melvin! - Passing toxic gas since Albion 2016 Ppppprrrrrrrrrrtttt.... Self proclaimed hater of Slayaahata aka SyndicLite aka Simp King of Albion Online
    • Tuathan wrote:

      The first thing to note is that /en chat and /help chat are two different things. In /en chat there is no obligation to be nice or helpful and people should be thankful for what they get. In /help chat there is a responsibility to be helpful and if you come by some time you'll see I'm much more forthcoming there. In neither channel, however, are we a paid service or some kind of specialised google. Nobody gets to bark search terms at us and expect to receive exactly the information they want. It's fair for us to expect them to ask politely and to do a little thinking for themselves. If someone doesn't think an answer is sufficient, they are welcome to ask follow-up questions.

      The second thing to note is that those of us who help others are also playing the game ourselves. As you note, I have specific answers for specific questions. Since the questions are always the same and I field dozens of them every day, I endeavour to do it as efficiently as possible. I value my time and effort even if others don't. When I direct someone to a channel, it's much more efficient and effective to say "go to /lfg" than it is to say "Excuse me, AssBlaster300 but Albion Online has a channel for that kind of message. You can reach it by typing /lfg [your message] into the chat bar. Thanks and have a great day!" The kinds of people I'm responding to never read anything that long anyway.

      The third thing to note is that I'm not breaking any rules. I'm not impersonating a mod, I'm not abusing the channels. I'm helping people rather than harming them. It's true that I'm not nice to people who show no interest in thinking for themselves but that's only fair; they are not nice either. Anyone who shows up being insistent or demanding, anyone who abuses the channels by spamming them or using the wrong ones, those people are not being nice and I feel no obligation to be nice to them about it.

      Oh and by the way, I'm not out here trying to feel superior. I already feel superior at all times.
      If only you could transfer those skills to the real world and then maybe you wouldn't be alone.
      Some of you call me Toxic, but my name is Melvin! - Passing toxic gas since Albion 2016 Ppppprrrrrrrrrrtttt.... Self proclaimed hater of Slayaahata aka SyndicLite aka Simp King of Albion Online
    • Oh no @Tuathan They are onto you...

      In all seriousness though, Tuathan is just a player, has never impersonated a moderator to my knowledge.

      They may be curt in their responses, but they don't owe anything to anyone.

      I tend to give short, to the point, formulaic responses to FAQs as well.
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    • Tuathan wrote:

      The first thing to note is that /en chat and /help chat are two different things. In /en chat there is no obligation to be nice or helpful and people should be thankful for what they get. In /help chat there is a responsibility to be helpful and if you come by some time you'll see I'm much more forthcoming there. In neither channel, however, are we a paid service or some kind of specialised google. Nobody gets to bark search terms at us and expect to receive exactly the information they want. It's fair for us to expect them to ask politely and to do a little thinking for themselves. If someone doesn't think an answer is sufficient, they are welcome to ask follow-up questions.

      The second thing to note is that those of us who help others are also playing the game ourselves. As you note, I have specific answers for specific questions. Since the questions are always the same and I field dozens of them every day, I endeavour to do it as efficiently as possible. I value my time and effort even if others don't. When I direct someone to a channel, it's much more efficient and effective to say "go to /lfg" than it is to say "Excuse me, AssBlaster300 but Albion Online has a channel for that kind of message. You can reach it by typing /lfg [your message] into the chat bar. Thanks and have a great day!" The kinds of people I'm responding to never read anything that long anyway.

      The third thing to note is that I'm not breaking any rules. I'm not impersonating a mod, I'm not abusing the channels. I'm helping people rather than harming them. It's true that I'm not nice to people who show no interest in thinking for themselves but that's only fair; they are not nice either. Anyone who shows up being insistent or demanding, anyone who abuses the channels by spamming them or using the wrong ones, those people are not being nice and I feel no obligation to be nice to them about it.

      Oh and by the way, I'm not out here trying to feel superior. I already feel superior at all times.
      After reading your post i am just asking myself; if you feel people are asking questions not worth proper answers and youre not a mod, adding that you want to play instead of answering the poor questions, why answer at all?

      if your answers are anything like the OP states, might as well not answer and go by your business.
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    • xSuperwing wrote:

      If you have played this game for a while, you might see 1 name pop up in the chat frequently telling people what to do: Tuathan. This person is very toxic but it's very well hidden, he's a wolf in sheeps clothing pretending to help. I've seen mods fall for it, praising him for his good efforts. But the truth is, Tuathan only cares about feeling superior. This is why he tells people what to do, what not to do. And it becomes VERY clear when he pretends to help new players. He's very systematic, he has specific answers for specific questions. But his ''answers'' follow a criteria, all his answers shows he knows the answer but says it in a way it does not help the new player. They're often misleading, they are not objectively incorrect, but impossible to know for a new player. Let me give you a few examples:

      New player: Do I lose my gear in the black or red zone if I die to mobs?
      Tuathan: You lose your gear if you die.

      Obviously the new player now thinks he's going to lose his gear if he dies to mobs, but you don't actually die to mobs but you just get knocked.

      New player: I can't craft even a T3 sword but I have it unlocked!
      Tuathan: You don't have it unlocked.

      Now keep in mind Tuathan knows exactly why he can't craft it, The wielding and crafting sword nodes are 2 different ones, but he won't tell the new player that. He will be just vague enough to show he knows but doesn't give him a solution.

      New player: what is a good weapon for PVE?
      Tuathan: Use anything you want.

      Now this last example is a bit worse, but it does show the same pattern. Ofcourse a new player should play what he likes and play around with weapons. But we all know clearing a dungeon as a low IP player with a crossbow or a sword is a big difference. And again, he knows that but is just vague enough to not help the new player. There are many more examples but those are just a few of them.


      I personally think Tuathan should be muted or warned, he's not a mod yet pretends to be one. He prevents new players from progressing quicker and scares them to go in PVP zones by telling them they lose their gear to mobs. Its unhealthy for the game.
      Never had a problem with the dude. Ask lazy questions you get lazy answers. Look shit up yourself, quit skipping through the tutorial, quit asking questions in the wrong channels, idk what else to tell you. It's not other player's job to get you up to speed, no one is required to be helpful.

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    • I spend a lot of game time in chat often I will only toy around with the dark or shock style trolls the ones who like to type the most nasty stuff they can in gen chat. I genuinely care about the game so I will direct alot of players to help chat, whisper them some days, I've given away millions too. Not to beggars either. Somstimes it's just so a new playr will just try a set I suggest as I often play builds that are my own. Others it's cause I will encourage a player to come to Caerleon and spend time in the red zone just so they can see with their own eyes the massive difference between that yellow zone and the reds full loot. many new players envision a super strong mob of 8.3s roaming every panel in full loot killing all others in their path with no way to be somewhat safe with some simple rules and awareness. I've talked to the player you mentioned and I see answers like that which is what will cause me to hop in chat or pm to give a more definitive answer. I want players to stay with us the more the better.
    • LadySicario wrote:

      I spend a lot of game time in chat often I will only toy around with the dark or shock style trolls the ones who like to type the most nasty stuff they can in gen chat. I genuinely care about the game so I will direct alot of players to help chat, whisper them some days, I've given away millions too. Not to beggars either. Somstimes it's just so a new playr will just try a set I suggest as I often play builds that are my own. Others it's cause I will encourage a player to come to Caerleon and spend time in the red zone just so they can see with their own eyes the massive difference between that yellow zone and the reds full loot. many new players envision a super strong mob of 8.3s roaming every panel in full loot killing all others in their path with no way to be somewhat safe with some simple rules and awareness. I've talked to the player you mentioned and I see answers like that which is what will cause me to hop in chat or pm to give a more definitive answer. I want players to stay with us the more the better.
      why are you trying to hijack this topic to promote yourself? :D

      help chat uhm i mean "create your own topic" is that way======>