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Title: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: janeshephard on July 15, 2013, 10:04:54 PM
There's no Ask the Players forum anymore... is this the second HRPT we've ever had on arm? I think I joined a few days after the last one.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 15, 2013, 10:07:03 PM
No, there have been many HRPTs.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 15, 2013, 10:17:35 PM
HRPT thread? HRPT thread.

Someone detail what has happened in previous HRPTs?  ???
(assuming its basically zalanthian history)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Cutthroat on July 15, 2013, 10:24:15 PM
This was an HRPT:

Quote
1596 (Year 56 Age 21)

    An earthquake strikes the whole Known, being felt everywhere and by everyone. Then, a large shape crosses the sky and seems to settle over Suk-Krath, bringing complete darkness to the world. In the darkness, moisture falls from the air, and for a brief time, rain comes to the Known.

    As the darkness stretches on over days and into a week, the streets of the cities become dangerous. In Allanak, rioters set fire to buildings and lynch gemmed; in Tuluk, crime runs rampant. Nobles and templars for the most part remain huddled in safety.

    At the end of a full week of darkness, the shadow lifts from Suk-Krath to take its own place in the sky as a black moon which reflects no light. Shortly, a series of further crises strikes both cities. In Tuluk, repeated waves of murky water crash in from west of the Scaien Gates, leveling Red Sun Commons, destroying many buildings, leaving thousands dead, and flooding UnderTuluk. While in Allanak, the city comes under attack from fire elementals as a volcano rises in the southwest, obliterating the critical farming villages of Menos and Taki and destroying the nearby camp of the Al'Seik tribe. In and around Luir's, creatures of stone cause death and destruction while fierce, tearing winds kick up.

    In the aftermath, Allanak suffers massive, devastating starvation; Tuluk struggles to rebuild, while UnderTuluk and its people are no more. The halflings seem to be gone from the Grey Forest, and kryl and things previously unknown move in to take their place in the vastly changed landscape. The Al'Seik are nearly completely lost and must take up residence in the tents of the Arabet. And it is rumored that even in the alleys of the Labyrinth, changes were seen after the dark.

So was this, IIRC:

Quote
1579 (Year 39 Age 21)

    An army of gith holds Allanak in an extended period of loose seige, using the citystate's extensive sewer system to infiltrate the city from beneath the ground. An organized defense effort consisting of the Arm of the Dragon, the T'zai Byn, and the Great Merchant Houses beats back the majority of gith forces within the city. A large portion of the gith threat claims the Borsail estate, however, despite House Tor's concentrated defense of the noble's quarter. The farming villages, responsible for much of the city's grain production, are attacked at roughly the same time, though the gith hoarde is defeated with a counterattack, led by Lord Templar Samos Rennik. The besieged Borsail estate, declared to be treacherous, is sunk into a pit of lava shortly thereafter by the Black Robe Tarith Kasix, effectively ending the gith threat.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Hot_Dancer on July 15, 2013, 10:37:54 PM
There's been what, 5 or 6?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Gimfalisette on July 15, 2013, 10:45:17 PM
I'm pretty sure the seige/fall of Tuluk was an HRPT, right? Also the mantis invasion of Luir's and the retaking. The Copper War was an HRPT as well.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Potaje on July 16, 2013, 01:11:41 AM
I'm pretty sure the seige/fall of Tuluk was an HRPT, right? Also the mantis invasion of Luir's and the retaking. The Copper War was an HRPT as well.

Yea, the fall of Tuluk and the retaking was too, right? Because the Rebels gathered and planned. I recall stories about this/ that.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Morrolan on July 16, 2013, 01:43:41 AM
I'm pretty sure the seige/fall of Tuluk was an HRPT, right? Also the mantis invasion of Luir's and the retaking. The Copper War was an HRPT as well.

I was at 2 of those.

The Fall of Luir's: It was about my first Bynner (when I had played before, there was AFAIK, no Byn) and I was like "Luir's wtf? Where am I?" And there was some dwarf smoking spice, and I thought that was so scandalous because I'd only been playing in 'nak.

I remember one of the troopers got thrown about three rooms by a [redac]illot. (Sorry, JdM)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: rocketman on July 16, 2013, 01:53:26 AM
The Gith invasion of Allanak, that was a pretty big event. I'm not sure if its labeled HRPT.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: James de Monet on July 16, 2013, 02:49:02 AM
I remember one of the troopers got thrown about three rooms by a [redac]illot. (Sorry, JdM)

How dare you, sir.  These redaculous outrages will not stand!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Case on July 16, 2013, 03:33:34 AM
US Sunday. Hooray for work :(
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Maso on July 16, 2013, 03:37:36 AM
US Sunday. Hooray for work :(

You know what you need to do.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Case on July 16, 2013, 03:52:27 AM
US Sunday. Hooray for work :(

You know what you need to do.
Post a quit thread? Way ahead of you.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Maso on July 16, 2013, 03:54:20 AM
Do what dedicated off-peak Arm players do...Move to a peak time-zone location.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Nyr on July 16, 2013, 08:37:06 AM
History of HRPTs posted on Staff Announcements

November 2, 2003 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,5263.0.html)
May 2, 2004 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,8205.0.html)
June 26, 2006 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,19334.0.html)
December 6, 2009 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,37025.0.html)
July 28 2013 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,45850.0.html)

There may have been a couple others in there.  I'd assume the 2003 and 2004 ones are (respectively) the Occupation and Liberation, but I can't be positive without more research.  2006 would've been the Copper War.  The Githpocalypse was not an HRPT.  2009 was the debut of the black moon, and 2013 is, well, now.

For those of you lamenting that you won't be there, I'm sorry.  Hopefully you will be around afterwards, then:

We also expect that after the HRPT there will continued 'escalated' roleplay opportunities.  I'm sure that all players, across all timezones, will in some way feel an impact and benefit from the HRPT, whether they are able to attend this one event, or not.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barzalene on July 16, 2013, 09:49:41 AM
There were others before we switched to the last board too. The old old board
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: janeshephard on July 16, 2013, 10:52:11 AM
And there was some dwarf smoking spice, and I thought that was so scandalous because I'd only been playing in 'nak.


Claiming as new SIG
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: palomar on July 16, 2013, 11:18:45 AM
I wasn't playing at the time, but I would assume the destruction of Old Tuluk (and the other worldwide events) was on the HRPT-level too.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 16, 2013, 11:19:07 AM
What about the seige of Allanak and Thrain Ironsword?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: palomar on July 16, 2013, 11:23:42 AM
History of HRPTs posted on Staff Announcements

November 2, 2003 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,5263.0.html)
May 2, 2004 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,8205.0.html)
June 26, 2006 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,19334.0.html)
December 6, 2009 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,37025.0.html)
July 28 2013 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,45850.0.html)

There may have been a couple others in there.  I'd assume the 2003 and 2004 ones are (respectively) the Occupation and Liberation, but I can't be positive without more research.  2006 would've been the Copper War.  The Githpocalypse was not an HRPT.  2009 was the debut of the black moon, and 2013 is, well, now.


I think the 2003 one was the Liberation, and the 2004 one was the retaking of Luirs.  I started playing sometime in 2004 and Luirs had just been declared a bug free zone, IIRC.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: bcw81 on July 16, 2013, 11:25:38 AM
History of HRPTs posted on Staff Announcements

November 2, 2003 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,5263.0.html)
May 2, 2004 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,8205.0.html)
June 26, 2006 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,19334.0.html)
December 6, 2009 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,37025.0.html)
July 28 2013 (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,45850.0.html)

There may have been a couple others in there.  I'd assume the 2003 and 2004 ones are (respectively) the Occupation and Liberation, but I can't be positive without more research.  2006 would've been the Copper War.  The Githpocalypse was not an HRPT.  2009 was the debut of the black moon, and 2013 is, well, now.


I think the 2003 one was the Liberation, and the 2004 one was the retaking of Luirs.  I started playing sometime in 2004 and Luirs had just been declared a bug free zone, IIRC.
NextSponsored-Da should really ban any warbeetles trying to get into Luir's. Fucking chitinous buggers! THEY WONT TAKE US AGAIN!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barzalene on July 16, 2013, 11:25:59 AM
Thought Tuluk was freed in 2002.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Delirium on July 16, 2013, 11:26:18 AM
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.

2003 was the mantis/sorcerer stuff IIRC.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Desertman on July 16, 2013, 11:34:52 AM
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.

2003 was the mantis/sorcerer stuff IIRC.

I always liked playing in Tuluk when it WAS occupied. It had a very unique feeling to it. Like a small village that people actually spent a lot of time playing in.

You know how you always wanted to play that character that lived in a Allanaki farming village? Occupied Tuluk kind of felt how that would feel, if those villages had populations of PCs.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Morrolan on July 16, 2013, 11:50:50 AM
You know how you always wanted to play that character that lived in a Allanaki farming village?

So true. So very true. Except I didn't want to play a farm-slave.

The unit of farming slaves sings, in sirihish:
"Look down, look down,
Don't look 'em in the eye.
Look down, look down,
You're here until you die."
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: williamson on July 16, 2013, 11:52:11 AM
What about the seige of Allanak and Thrain Ironsword?

I played during this and somehow survived. Hint: flee is your friend.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: KankWhisperer on July 16, 2013, 12:02:57 PM
My favorite was when Luir's turned for the north. I was genuinely surprised at the double cross. Being a filthy merchant and there being no accent code made it easy to be on the winning team tho. (also no tuluki tattoos back then)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barzalene on July 16, 2013, 12:09:17 PM
My favorite was when Luir's turned for the north. I was genuinely surprised at the double cross. Being a filthy merchant and there being no accent code made it easy to be on the winning team tho.

I think I was the last person to die in that (like 2 am in jail). I am ashamed to admit I was brave and loyal. I didn't tell them anything.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Red Ranger on July 16, 2013, 12:57:33 PM
My favorite was when Luir's turned for the north. I was genuinely surprised at the double cross. Being a filthy merchant and there being no accent code made it easy to be on the winning team tho. (also no tuluki tattoos back then)

It was fun to be a Kuraci at the time.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Kismetic on July 16, 2013, 12:58:49 PM
It was fun to be a Kuraci at the time.

Isn't Kurac the best clan in the game, anyway?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Delirium on July 16, 2013, 01:03:29 PM
You know how you always wanted to play that character that lived in a Allanaki farming village?

So true. So very true. Except I didn't want to play a farm-slave.

The unit of farming slaves sings, in sirihish:
"Look down, look down,
Don't look 'em in the eye.
Look down, look down,
You're here until you die."

Morrolan gets lovepoints for quoting Les Mis.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Twilight on July 16, 2013, 01:25:51 PM
The taking of Tuluk by Nak was a HRPT as well.  Before that, the Cataclysm was a HRPT.

I've only managed to make two HRPT out of the 5 or 6 while I have been around.  Both were quite cool. 
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: flurry on July 16, 2013, 01:42:24 PM
The Nov '03 and May '04 HRPTs were definitely the Luir's invasion/liberation ones (and the peripheral stuff). My first (well, only) Kuraci PC joined like a month before that Nov '03 HRPT, and it was awesome to be in Kurac at the time.

I don't know exactly when the Tuluki occupation was; it was before I started playing in September of 2002.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Bogre on July 16, 2013, 04:55:58 PM
I've been through 4.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: chrisdcoulombe on July 16, 2013, 04:57:44 PM
This will be my first.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FreeRangeVestric on July 16, 2013, 05:10:42 PM
This will be my first.

Same. So very excited.  ;D
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 16, 2013, 05:46:50 PM
First one ever for me too.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 16, 2013, 06:51:15 PM
First one ever for me too.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 16, 2013, 07:09:21 PM
It will be the first HRPT for many people...how excited they must feel!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 16, 2013, 08:58:09 PM
First one ever for me too.

First one ever. So excited and so nervous at the same time.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Marauder Moe on July 17, 2013, 12:11:17 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: spacewars on July 17, 2013, 12:28:39 AM
Damn why can't this happen when I don't have to be at work at 5am the next morning
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 17, 2013, 01:01:36 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.

Who are what is a Halaster?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on July 17, 2013, 01:39:00 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.

Who are what is a Halaster?

You don't want to know.   :-*
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 17, 2013, 03:01:59 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.

Who are what is a Halaster?

You don't want to know.   :-*

I wouldn't have asked if I didn't. I guess I'm going to get the general response of "Find out IG".
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: lordcooper on July 17, 2013, 03:09:01 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.

Who are what is a Halaster?

You don't want to know.   :-*

I wouldn't have asked if I didn't. I guess I'm going to get the general response of "Find out IG".

Nah, this is definitely a 'find out OOC' thing.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: i can haz mantis on July 17, 2013, 03:09:23 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.

Who are what is a Halaster?

You don't want to know.   :-*

I wouldn't have asked if I didn't. I guess I'm going to get the general response of "Find out IG".

That is not something you'd find out IG. Halaster is an imm of days gone by who's very name strikes fear into the hearts of veteran Armers. And by fear I mean blood curdling screams of holyfuckthatwasfuckingbloodyashellbutawesomeandiwantmore.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 17, 2013, 03:29:46 AM
You do not know terror until you see Halaster appear visible in the middle of an HRPT.

Who are what is a Halaster?

You don't want to know.   :-*

I wouldn't have asked if I didn't. I guess I'm going to get the general response of "Find out IG".

That is not something you'd find out IG. Halaster is an imm of days gone by who's very name strikes fear into the hearts of veteran Armers. And by fear I mean blood curdling screams of holyfuckthatwasfuckingbloodyashellbutawesomeandiwantmore.

Oh now that's too funny. Too bad I missed that.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Bogre on July 17, 2013, 05:21:33 AM
The taking of Tuluk by Nak was a HRPT as well.  Before that, the Cataclysm was a HRPT.

I've only managed to make two HRPT out of the 5 or 6 while I have been around.  Both were quite cool. 

Man, I would love to see a log of the takeover of Tuluk. That would be wicked.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Maso on July 17, 2013, 09:04:37 AM
But Halaster isn't around anymore, right? So there's a tiny chance some of our chars might come out the other side alive....
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Delirium on July 17, 2013, 09:30:38 AM
"Do ya feel lucky?"
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Desertman on July 17, 2013, 10:12:05 AM
Damn why can't this happen when I don't have to be at work at 5am the next morning

My brain just auto-corrected "Damn" to "Dman" for a moment, and I almost answered your question/asked you why I would even know.

Then I took another drink of my Monster, and realized my brain isn't working right yet this morning.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: MeTekillot on July 17, 2013, 10:50:37 AM
Nyr is still an admin, Maso.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Eurynomos on July 17, 2013, 11:29:53 AM
There are other people on Staff who will gladly slaughter your PC's as well, given reason :)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Lizzie on July 17, 2013, 04:28:36 PM
I thought Halaster was a fluffy cuddly imm who loved everyone and 'cast mon un imm mass destructo' by mistake, totally unintentionally, and was very sorry after the fact.

He didn't meant to do it the next half dozen times either, honestly.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Desertman on July 17, 2013, 04:30:11 PM
I thought Halaster was a fluffy cuddly imm who loved everyone and 'cast mon un imm mass destructo' by mistake, totally unintentionally, and was very sorry after the fact.

He didn't meant to do it the next half dozen times either, honestly.


He was a plain man. You know Li?

(http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/designs/11874229,width=178,height=178/I-see-what-you-did-there.png)


(I'm really laughing way too hard at my own joke here. For the second part to work, the "Li" is pronounced as "Lee".)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: i can haz mantis on July 17, 2013, 04:37:29 PM
*snicker*
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Bushranger on July 17, 2013, 06:58:49 PM
Within the Admin manor our spy managed to snap a photo of the team planning the HRPT!

(http://i.imgur.com/snC0Bq3.jpg)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Refugee on July 17, 2013, 07:07:24 PM
Hahaha!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: hatchets on July 17, 2013, 11:10:54 PM
Man... all this taunting of staff, with saying they are no halastar is starting to make me almost not want to show up to the HRPT. I am feeling

"You have connected....
 
Room Loads....

Welcome To Armageddon...."
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 18, 2013, 07:02:50 AM
I've seen a few HRPT. Never ends well for me.

Bring that shit.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Morrolan on July 18, 2013, 11:31:46 AM
My characters survive HRPT's.

Historically, it's the RPT's where I do dumb stuff...
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Myhrrn on July 18, 2013, 02:00:38 PM
My characters survive HRPT's.

Historically, it's the RPT's where I do dumb stuff...

You had better go knock on some agafari REALLY hard now.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Morrolan on July 18, 2013, 02:28:13 PM
My characters survive HRPT's.

Historically, it's the RPT's where I do dumb stuff...

You had better go knock on some agafari REALLY hard now.

I also never go in HRPTs expecting to survive...and probably not this one, either.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: flurry on July 18, 2013, 02:34:06 PM
I think I've survived all the HRPTs, if the gith invasion wasn't one. That RPT delivered my most unusual death.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: KankWhisperer on July 18, 2013, 02:54:27 PM
I have a high survival rate. My friends and enemies at the time not so much.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Vwest on July 18, 2013, 03:32:04 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 18, 2013, 03:35:27 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

Why, oh why didn't I think of this? Mudsex during all the death, destruction, and chaos. And if you die, what better way could you die?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Desertman on July 18, 2013, 03:47:32 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

If I get hit with a metor now...I swear....
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barzalene on July 18, 2013, 03:51:49 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

Why, oh why didn't I think of this? Mudsex during all the death, destruction, and chaos. And if you die, what better way could you die?

Complete waste of a perfectly good HRPT. And it flies in the face of the old adage:
To the victors goes the nookie.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Patuk on July 18, 2013, 04:13:30 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

Why, oh why didn't I think of this? Mudsex during all the death, destruction, and chaos. And if you die, what better way could you die?

Complete waste of a perfectly good HRPT. And it flies in the face of the old adage:
To the victors goes the nookie.

You got that one mixed up. The ancient Tatlum texts clearly state that those with the nookie are the victors
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Potaje on July 18, 2013, 05:23:02 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

Why, oh why didn't I think of this? Mudsex during all the death, destruction, and chaos. And if you die, what better way could you die?

Complete waste of a perfectly good HRPT. And it flies in the face of the old adage:
To the victors goes the nookie.

You got that one mixed up. The ancient Tatlum texts clearly state that those with the nookie are the victors

No, no.. it's:

Those that victor the nookie are the adage.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: James de Monet on July 18, 2013, 05:42:53 PM
No, no.. it's:

Those that victor the nookie are the adage.

People who win at sex get talked about a lot?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: KankWhisperer on July 18, 2013, 05:43:51 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

Why, oh why didn't I think of this? Mudsex during all the death, destruction, and chaos. And if you die, what better way could you die?

Complete waste of a perfectly good HRPT. And it flies in the face of the old adage:
To the victors goes the nookie.

You got that one mixed up. The ancient Tatlum texts clearly state that those with the nookie are the victors

No, no.. it's:

Those that victor the nookie are the adage.

Quote from the tatlum texts on the reason for the conflict from the instigator themselves:

" I did it all for the nookie,  c'mon, the nookie.."
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Vwest on July 18, 2013, 07:11:56 PM
I'm just gonna mudsex my way through this mess, you all have fun getting hit with meteors and shit.

Why, oh why didn't I think of this? Mudsex during all the death, destruction, and chaos. And if you die, what better way could you die?

Complete waste of a perfectly good HRPT. And it flies in the face of the old adage:
To the victors goes the nookie.

You know what else flies into faces? Meteors.

Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Maso on July 19, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
I'm sad to say....this will be my first. Although, I had a character that was very involved in all the buildup to one, I missed the actually thing itself.

I'm an HRPT virgin.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on July 19, 2013, 05:52:41 PM
I think I've survived all the HRPTs, if the gith invasion wasn't one. That RPT delivered my most unusual death.

Poor WP's death was pretty funny during this one, if I remember correctly.   ::)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 20, 2013, 04:10:52 PM
It was pretty brutal. The next few characters running around in the rubble also got offed.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 20, 2013, 04:11:30 PM
I'm sad to say....this will be my first. Although, I had a character that was very involved in all the buildup to one, I missed the actually thing itself.

I'm an HRPT virgin.

Which one was it?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: BleakOne on July 21, 2013, 04:27:42 AM
I'm very excited about this, and a bit nervous as well.

Whatever happens, it's going to be fun.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 21, 2013, 04:31:20 AM
It was pretty brutal. The next few characters running around in the rubble also got offed.

>feel bad
You feel bad.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on July 21, 2013, 11:54:38 PM
It was pretty brutal. The next few characters running around in the rubble also got offed.

>feel bad
You feel bad.

>time
It is the very beginning of this epic HRPT to come.

>d
You totally suck at climbing, and fall - you end up landing on top of Warriorpoet's body (his neck sits at such an odd angle?), which happens to be very nice and soft, and conveniently still warm.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Royal on July 22, 2013, 01:51:22 AM
I'm super excited for this. I finally have internet connection to get into Arm and this happens. I can finally play for more than a week this time!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Ender on July 22, 2013, 05:52:45 PM
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.


Liberation of Tuluk was April 2002.  It was a learning experience where what we learned was, Halaster liked killing PCs en masse with unit npcs.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Delirium on July 22, 2013, 06:18:02 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQqfZOVJEYimmHpEiCWGLo176lPmNFr05c8gTGoIJCP9WTS-JhueQXRmo_V)

I could have sworn my first character interacted with a bunch of war vets... maybe I didn't start actively playing until after the liberation.

It's been a long time.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Maso on July 24, 2013, 11:10:08 AM
I'm sad to say....this will be my first. Although, I had a character that was very involved in all the buildup to one, I missed the actually thing itself.

I'm an HRPT virgin.

Which one was it?

When the world was supposed to end but then didn't. :p

And I skimmed the end of the 2006 one I think, but I wasn't really paying attention to what was going on. I was in a newb bubble.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: perfecto on July 24, 2013, 03:07:47 PM
Was the detruction of Mal Krian considered an HRPT?

Yes... I remember those days
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Celest on July 25, 2013, 12:00:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BId2O8i.png)

What it feels like when I log on, even if my character doesn't know it.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Rhyden on July 25, 2013, 04:45:09 PM
(http://a51274b2bfd36c9eba6f-b2cc59e0ef85511aa5ed3ad88986348d.r9.cf1.rackcdn.com/8715/2393009-skullkidandmoon.jpg)

The Black Moon looks down at you.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 25, 2013, 04:46:24 PM
We're going to suffer a terrible fate, aren't we?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 25, 2013, 05:06:55 PM
We're going to suffer a terrible fate, aren't we?

We all will!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 25, 2013, 06:35:08 PM
tfw you are pretty sure you know whats going to happen

Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 25, 2013, 06:41:56 PM
Maybe I do.  ;)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: hatchets on July 26, 2013, 07:49:46 AM
So close, so far away.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on July 26, 2013, 12:08:10 PM
I've missed the actual dates of several hrpts, but I have been involved in the build up to most of them. This is the first one that I'll miss AND miss. The end of Tuluk's Occupation is the first one that I can remember being a part of.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: WarriorPoet on July 26, 2013, 07:26:24 PM
It was pretty brutal. The next few characters running around in the rubble also got offed.

>feel bad
You feel bad.

>time
It is the very beginning of this epic HRPT to come.

>d
You totally suck at climbing, and fall - you end up landing on top of Warriorpoet's body (his neck sits at such an odd angle?), which happens to be very nice and soft, and conveniently still warm.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.
Another person falls in from above - on top of Warriorpoet's body.

It hurts just as much now as it did then. :(
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Rhyden on July 27, 2013, 06:55:57 PM
It hurts just as much now as it did then. :(

Iirc that entire contract was a colossal fuck up. If it makes you feel any better, I almost bandage-killed Lt. Raul too. Oops. :-X
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 28, 2013, 01:47:08 AM
How I feel logging in right now.

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/354/2/e/dawn_of_the_final_day_by_zakkensebern-d5omyzn.jpg)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Potaje on July 28, 2013, 05:50:15 AM
Gearing up with Warhammer movie.= Arma HRPT tingles.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: HailTheAbyss on July 28, 2013, 06:11:58 AM
I really can't wait! My poor girlfriend will be starved of attention tonight!  ;D

One of my previous chars survived the black moon HRPT by a stroke of luck, but then died in one of the most ridiculous and pointless ways possible.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: janeshephard on July 28, 2013, 09:42:40 AM
Staff is pretty cool for allowing quick characters if you die.

Really, that's an awesome thing to do for players.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 28, 2013, 09:56:17 AM
It's a brand new day
And the sun is high
Hear the angels sing
Because you're gonna die
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Potaje on July 28, 2013, 10:03:37 AM
Winds cord the sands to woeful song
From my posted vantage atop the dune
Standards tower across camps, many soldiers strong
Warlords' gathered mass of doom.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Nyr on July 28, 2013, 10:27:24 AM
I've posted a version of this on a clan forum, but maybe this will help those of you that are new to HRPTs or even veterans.  Things to remember!

1. It is going to be hectic.  We've done what we can to try to make the hectic stuff much less of a fast-paced, break-neck spamfest of commands, but in the end, you will need to be vigilant and pay attention.  Some suggestions are to use brief combat and to also have color highlights already set up for things you really need to notice.
2.  You may or may not die, be maimed, etc.  We're not necessarily out to get you specifically, but this is an HRPT.  HRPTs mean shit hits the fan.  Shit may also hit you.  You may also hit the fan.  The fan may be a lie.
3.  Despite the above, you have the ability to affect what happens to you, to your people, and to other things in the world.  Your action or inaction may not necessarily affect you, your unit, those around you, your city-state, your region, or the world as a whole...but it also might.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: janeshephard on July 28, 2013, 10:39:38 AM
Nice. I guess this means there will be tons of corpses to loot :D
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 10:52:01 AM
Nice. I guess this means there will be tons of corpses to loot :D

Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 28, 2013, 10:54:22 AM
in about three hours:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/9f73e3f8a958dbe03b0f76f8811a54a1/tumblr_mjx141CA061rseu6io1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 11:04:09 AM
OMG! You're Jim Carrey?!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Zul on July 28, 2013, 11:12:24 AM
(http://replygif.net/i/742.gif)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 11:14:32 AM
T minus 3:45
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 28, 2013, 11:17:21 AM
OMG! You're Jim Carrey?!

damn, secret's out
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Nyr on July 28, 2013, 11:42:20 AM
T minus 3:45

For the record, the HRPT will start is at 2 PM Server Time.  It is 11:42 AM Server Time right now.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 11:44:27 AM
I meant t minus 3 hours and (now) 15 minutes.  I don't know why I said that it way.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Nyr on July 28, 2013, 11:51:32 AM
I meant t minus 3 hours and (now) 15 minutes.  I don't know why I said that it way.

I meant that you're off by an hour.  It's 2 hours and 15 minutes away.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 12:20:59 PM
Oh.  *mutters under breath*
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 28, 2013, 12:29:11 PM
(http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/07707922d0f1e08daf2f5ea01a4b6b01?rating=PG&default=http%3A%2F%2Fsmf.zalanthas.org%2Favatars%2Fblank.gif)

the blank stare of a stone cold killer
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 12:29:56 PM
Oh.  *mutters under breath*

You can >whisper self now. ;)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 12:31:49 PM
(http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/07707922d0f1e08daf2f5ea01a4b6b01?rating=PG&default=http%3A%2F%2Fsmf.zalanthas.org%2Favatars%2Fblank.gif)

the blank stare of a stone cold killer

Oh, yes.  The killer is here.

Oh.  *mutters under breath*

You can >whisper self now. ;)

:D
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 12:38:45 PM
who
Immortals
---------

There are 0 visible Immortals currently in the world.

There are 58 players currently in the world, other than yourself.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 12:45:35 PM
Immortals
---------

There are 0 visible Immortals currently in the world.

There are 64 players currently in the world, other than yourself.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: HailTheAbyss on July 28, 2013, 01:11:23 PM
I just hope there will be stuff for people who have to stay in the cities, IC.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 01:11:50 PM
Almost 80 now.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: perfecto on July 28, 2013, 01:13:53 PM
Alright I got my armageddon coffee mug in hand, my armageddon T-shirt on, got myself a bottle of red wine, bottle of white wine, bottle of crown royal, a case of beer, and two packs of smokes.... Lets play some God Damned ARMAGEDDON!!!!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 28, 2013, 01:14:01 PM
I just hope there will be stuff for people who have to stay in the cities, IC.

I'm hoping there won't be stuff for people who chose to stay in the cities.
em cringes with fear as he sees ~immortal become visible and level an apartment building
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 28, 2013, 01:14:52 PM
Alright I got my armageddon coffee mug in hand, my armageddon T-shirt on, got myself a bottle of red wine, bottle of white wine, bottle of crown royal, a case of beer, and two packs of smokes.... Lets play some God Damned ARMAGEDDON!!!!

Wait there's a t-shirt?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 01:15:26 PM
My abbreviated prompt with all the save-your-ass essentials crammed into one line to cut down on screen scroll.

prompt \n <%h/%Hhp - %v/%Vmv - %t/%Tst><%s-%w-%A-%E> \n

 <###/###hp - ###/###mv - ###/###st><sitting-walking-unarmed-easily manageable>
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 28, 2013, 01:23:29 PM
Alright I got my armageddon coffee mug in hand, my armageddon T-shirt on, got myself a bottle of red wine, bottle of white wine, bottle of crown royal, a case of beer, and two packs of smokes.... Lets play some God Damned ARMAGEDDON!!!!

are you single
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 01:27:53 PM
I wonder what will the new players say about the game after this, and will they stay for longer?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Feco on July 28, 2013, 01:34:06 PM
I wonder what will the new players say about the game after this, and will they stay for longer?

I'm not sure how to feel about newbies during the HRPT.

Could be super exciting.

Also could be super, duper confusing.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 01:37:49 PM
Yeah, I'm worried about the newbies.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 01:52:40 PM
I wish my wife and kids would hurry up and get out of the house!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: mattrious on July 28, 2013, 02:01:05 PM
I wish my wife and kids would hurry up and get out of the house!


Mine just left. Now, if I can keep fend them off for the whole of the HRPT - I'll be a lucky man.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 02:03:24 PM
My wife NEVER leaves on time for anything, lol.

also...

who
Immortals
---------

There are 0 visible Immortals currently in the world.

There are 128 players currently in the world, other than yourself.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 02:05:51 PM
who
Immortals
---------

There are 0 visible Immortals currently in the world.

There are 134 players currently in the world, other than yourself.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 28, 2013, 02:07:19 PM
#200players
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: i can haz mantis on July 28, 2013, 02:10:08 PM
THIS particular Sunday would have to be busy at work.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: janeshephard on July 28, 2013, 02:49:46 PM

Immortals
---------

There are 0 visible Immortals currently in the world.

There are 137 players currently in the world, other than yourself.

Nice. We really should have this kind of turnout all the time.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 02:50:29 PM
138 now.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 28, 2013, 03:06:33 PM
142
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 04:23:11 PM
Was up in the 150's 140's now so some of you folk must be dying already.
 :D
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Wastrel on July 28, 2013, 04:24:57 PM
spamtastic
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 04:59:58 PM
Helpers are on standby if any of you needs us for anything during this event... or ever. :D
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 28, 2013, 05:01:02 PM
Word! Ready to lend a helping hand, new guys, if you're confused.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Bogre on July 28, 2013, 05:23:49 PM
I just hope there will be stuff for people who have to stay in the cities, IC.

Probably not going to be the case.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 05:28:31 PM
To be fair though, HRPTs are generally city-heavy. ;)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on July 28, 2013, 05:41:07 PM
Immortals
---------

There are 0 visible Immortals currently in the world.

There are 161 players currently in the world, other than yourself.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Ktavialt on July 28, 2013, 06:20:16 PM
Wish I could log in.  :(  Oh well, I suppose my character will just have to survive.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: BleakOne on July 28, 2013, 06:28:59 PM
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: LauraMars on July 28, 2013, 06:29:27 PM
Crash?
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 06:29:43 PM
We're all dooooooooooomed!
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 06:30:10 PM
Seems so, though I have been DCed like three times before.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Aruven on July 28, 2013, 06:30:13 PM
Believe so.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Barsook on July 28, 2013, 06:30:48 PM
That's a first.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 28, 2013, 06:31:09 PM
It's back.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: spicemustflow on July 28, 2013, 06:36:05 PM
This was pretty cool, I'm glad I was allowed to see at least a part of what happened. though I didn't do anything out of fear I'll attack someone from my side and fuck it up royally. It really felt like I was untrained half-giant with poor wisdom :)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Son of Valhalla on July 28, 2013, 08:43:34 PM
Awesome!  Thanks for putting it together, staffers.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Delirium on July 28, 2013, 09:07:46 PM
So is this the thread where we thank staff for a fun (if occasionally wtfspammy) HRPT and plots that kept almost everyone guessing?

Because if so, thanks guys. I'm sure you worked your asses off. I had a blast.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: janeshephard on July 28, 2013, 09:26:55 PM
Yes, thanks.

I'm liking the world actually in war now.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 28, 2013, 09:39:30 PM
This was a lot of fun. Thank you staff for putting on a good time.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: Morrolan on July 28, 2013, 09:57:42 PM
Thank you, staff.

Recruits! Time to get back to training!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-whKG9m5aP2s/Ttj7rKTgI-I/AAAAAAAAC14/wD2_gWix-Bw/s1600/Starship_Troopers_knife_in_hand.jpg)
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: mansa on July 28, 2013, 11:37:31 PM
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.


Liberation of Tuluk was April 2002.  It was a learning experience where what we learned was, Halaster liked killing PCs en masse with unit npcs.

I remember. 

>take ring body

The templar shouts out, "the next person to touch a body dies!"

A unit of soldiers hits you on your neck, doing terrible damage!

BEEP.


Was the detruction of Mal Krian considered an HRPT?

Yes... I remember those days

So many earthquakes.  Didn't that same earthquake also make Allanak 50 rooms bigger, and Melith's Circle an Oval ?



Halaster Recommended Playing Times, yeah.
Title: Re: Second HRPT ever?
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on July 30, 2013, 03:54:42 AM
The liberation of Tuluk was shortly before I began playing in 2001.


Liberation of Tuluk was April 2002.  It was a learning experience where what we learned was, Halaster liked killing PCs en masse with unit npcs.

I remember. 

>take ring body

The templar shouts out, "the next person to touch a body dies!"

A unit of soldiers hits you on your neck, doing terrible damage!

BEEP.


Was the detruction of Mal Krian considered an HRPT?

Yes... I remember those days

So many earthquakes.  Didn't that same earthquake also make Allanak 50 rooms bigger, and Melith's Circle an Oval ?



Halaster Recommended Playing Times, yeah.



Since we're reminiscing about HRPTs of old..

1476 (Year 13 Age 20)

    Allanak, after centuries of bloodshed and war, launches a successful assault on the Northlands. In a series of bloody battles, Allanaki troops conquer the region of Gol Krathu. The lone surviving Allanaki templar, Elaira Fale of the Blue, is credited with the victory. However, the invaders are unable to finish the job, as Muk Utep holes up in his pyramid and an indefinite siege begins.

In this battle, my psionicist kid Bynner totally almost made it to the gates of Tuluk, wading through a ridiculous war of death and carnage.  Just about everything that was there died.  Except that is for Lieutenant Kroz of the Byn, who my kid was following, cutting down entire NPC units left and right (back then, units weren't so tough when you disarmed their single wielded weapon, heh!  Halaster learned from that one!).  The only reason my kid psi died actually, was that he saw 13507892356 coins in some templar's body as the parade was rolling on past, so he left the group to go back a room to pick it up.. and promptly got squished by an enemy HG going by.  Oh, how times don't change in that last respect..  :D



1516 (Year 53 Age 20)

    After forty years of Allanaki occupation, the Sun Legions of Tuluk launch a surprise attack on the Southern forces occupying the Gol Krathu region. Composed of members of the Sun King's Legions, the Rebellion, various human tribes of unknown origins, and hordes of hideously mutated and deformed creatures, the army successfully penetrates the Scaien Walls and liberates the land inside. The Allanaki Red Robes Sathis Valika and Aquila Nenyuk are slain in a duel with Isar, who is also mortally wounded during the confrontation. In the confusion, Kul himself is also cut down as the Tuluki forces make their way towards Luirs, liberating it from Allanaki occupation as well. Here, the Allanaki Red Robe Ihsahn Kasix and his units are caught between the Tuluki army and Kuraci militia. They are summarily executed.

In this battle, my character watched Precentor Kul die.  He was fighting with a massive, crazily magicked out sword.  My character, being an enterprising southern magicker living openly in the north, promptly picked up that massive, crazily magicked out sword.

Someone sends,
   "Put that down right NOW"

Welcome to Armageddon!

Ah, good times as always.   8)