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No contact: Inkwell

First time making a post, hopefully the coding works.

WHO: Inkwell on Flight Rising



WHERE: On their Flight Rising art thread.

WHAT: A “unicorgi” character design, of a precolored template. It cost fifteen thousand in-game “treasure”, the site’s currency.

WHEN: I posted on their thread on July 31st, finalized things then, and sent them payment on the first of August this year. I have heard absolutely nothing from them since, even though they’ve been online and active on the site until recently, when they seemingly abandoned their account.

PROOF:
Due to the way Flight Rising formats messages, Inkwell’s icon is on the message even though I was the one who sent them.
http://i.imgur.com/cuLCaA0.png [payment sent]
http://i.imgur.com/VK38Zlv.png [forgot about it for a while, then sent them a contact note because I had heard nothing since the payment]
http://i.imgur.com/ZpAl8pv.png [my posts on their userpage which have gone with no response]
http://i.imgur.com/HZ3ifdU.png [cap of their user page showing their most recent visible account activity as the tenth of October; this is after I sent the first contact note]
http://i.imgur.com/SlcRtCA.png [their lair, with all their dragons’ health completely run out]

EXPLAIN:
Most of my explanation is up in the screencaps. I totally admit that I should have contacted them sooner, but I was traveling and extremely busy through pretty much all of August and September and it skipped my mind until late September, when I sent them the note in the second cap.

This is kind of a mixed lost contact/beware, because I really just want either a refund or an ETA on the design. I’d prefer a refund, though. :c There are a couple comments on their userpage from someone else who appears to have lost contact with them as well over their dragon hatchery. I don’t know any other accounts they may have and have no way of getting into contact with them besides FR.

Unfortunately, I don't have any recourse here, since the site's admins will not enforce art commissions through their site. I knew this at the time but didn't expect any problems.

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morti_macabre
Nov. 6th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Ah, wow, this is unexpected. I'm an avid FR user and have seen Inkwell and their creations around. Disappointing.
intj_reflection
Nov. 6th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much this. I've only recently grabbed an account but I've watched friends play for months and I kept seeing Inkwell's creations in people's sigs on the forums.
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