Ive been on this server longer than most, year and a half roughly. work schedule has been nuts so ive been a little limited on time lately and have missed most of the things mentioned. or dont know enough about them to have an educated opinion. That being said, I am a CM here. and try to get along with everyone. one issue in any text chat game, is you can read tone in text. a simple "yep" can mean different things pending on intent, tone, emphasis, sarcasm etc... none of which comes through in text.
then add the language barrier..Tenniel is from Sweden, another CM also Sweden, another CM from Italy, one from Finland, one speaks Russian and my plain old American self. One of which i talk to for hours a day. come to find out..Shes google translating half the conversation and a lot of words dont translate well. Im not saying this is the cause/reason for any of this. but it certainly doesnt help.
That being said, Ive enjoyed this server more than any in my several years of Wurming. I understand that im playing in Tennials world. and what he says goes. i would never think that every decision needs to be put to a vote or even have any community feed back/input at all. its his sandbox and we should be grateful he lets play in it. I understand there was an issue the last few days about the "joke" and a couple months ago some static with your kingdoms CM and the whole 300,000 garlic thing. but other than that....hasnt been any drama here in the last 1.5 years that ive been here. none. Im also not some guy that lives in the mountains and has no contact with others the whole time im playing. I'm CM of Tirvalon kingdom, and have about 11 deeds in our alliance. Few RL friends also play on server. and ive never heard a single complaint about the server or the GM/staff. in fact everyone gets along really, really well.
The server population at one point, did Quadruple over night. maybe that has some underlying part of it. Unsure.
Awakening is my home away from home. and i personally love it.