There are always whispers and rumours of what happened between Starlord and me (Namsaknoi). For a long time now, I decided to take the high road and ignore the lies he spreads and the trash talk on his streams. I believed that over time he would get over it and move on. But his resentment only seems to grow. He genuinely thought his departure would be the collapse of Salty Zombies. Yet, it was the complete opposite. Nowadays, it seems like he and his little posse are putting more time and energy into an “Anti Salty Zombies Campaign” than they are into their new server. Either way, I feel it’s come to a point where I should not stay silent any longer.
His biggest claim is that he was the owner and founder of Salty Zombies simply because his name is “Salty”. Can you imagine if this was a court of law and a long term employee of McDonald’s claimed they are the owner and founder of McDonald’s because last week they changed their name to Donald? That’s pretty much what Starlord is saying, and I will debunk his name in just a moment.
But first, let’s talk about ownership for a second. I designed and created the Salty Zombies logo and posters. I created the Facebook page and Youtube channel under my account. I trademarked the logo under my name when I created and opened up the Salty Zombies shop on the website. I designed and created the website, and the SaltyZombies.com domain name is registered under my name. I created the Discord, Patreon page and the servers are registered to me. I also ran and managed the servers, the bot and built up the community.
So I am wondering, what did he do, create or own at Salty Zombies? What aspect of its entirety did he even make?… Well, actually, the PvP server was connected to his PayPal for a little while. So I guess that negates everything I did above, right? However, that soon changed when he was caught stealing donations for the 2nd time!… But more about that later.
I like how he tells everyone I “stole it” from him, as if I went around his house one day for a chat and on the way out, I slipped Salty Zombies into my pocket.
He also believes I had nothing to do with the success of Salty Zombies. So let’s put that into perspective. I already listed above some of the things I did. But who do you think had more to do with its success? Me, a guy whose profession is marketing with a history building successful brands or Starlord, a 30+ year old guy who can’t hold a job down for more than a few months and still lives off his parents?
Let’s look at it another way, Starlord has his own 7 Days to Die server right now that’s been open for about 6 months. Yet, he hasn’t been able to get more than 7 people on there. I maxed out Salty Zombies 30 slot server within our first 2 weeks of opening. Since his departure in January, we have opened up 3 more servers, totalling a number of 5. All of which are ranked top 10 servers in the world according to Battle Metrix. Starlord’s server, however, has not managed to get into the top 10,000. The proof is in the pudding, right?
Now I shouldn’t lower myself to his level and come out with insults and snide comments, but it is a touchy subject. I feel his actions as of late has forced me to write this article. Then again, I am happy to write this article explaining my side of the story. We all know there are 2 sides to every story, and the community has only heard from his side… the losing side. Oh, and if you are a fan of facts, figures and statistics, then let me end this intro with a graph of our Patreon Growth: