Dragon's Prophet used to be divided into two communities, in the same way as the game itself divides into a petting zoo for dragons and an eastern-style MMO with pretensions of hardcoreness.
In the middle of 2018, following a long period of guild-attrition, and possibly boredom, the former bunch seized the upper hand. A GM was befriended, and a polite, mature, articulate, democratic (and utterly malignant) case was advanced: that by all means, come what may, an egg circle needed to be put in the latter bunch's "special place".
By the time anyone realised that the other group was too childish to compromise, and largely incapable of expressing itself coherently on the forum, the pet-collectors had successfully framed the debate in their terms. Polygons and npcs were committed, and the GM had taken a position.
True to their peculiar and savage principles, some people staged a fight-back. I can only guess the motives and mindset, but it was certainly organized, by players passionate enough to wait all day for anyone to even come back from afk to know they were doing it. And who knows, maybe they used some knowledge of diabolically obscure "game mechanics" to demonstrate the other side's pomposity - in making rules that they lacked the ability to implement inside the game engine itself.
Bans temporary or permanent hold no fear for such players - for them the only way to recover face and validate themselves in front of the community will always be to righteously rip us a new one and exclaim "hue hue hue".
I'd no idea how much I'd miss them... till they were gone