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MeTekillot

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So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« on: August 17, 2010, 12:21:58 AM »
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A pale, chestnut-haired toddler punches your abdomen with his fist.

Overcome at last, you slip into a deep unconsciousness. . .

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You're seriously wounded and unconscious.

It's a good game, just, I'm not very good at it.
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Qzzrbl

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 12:31:21 AM »
You got your ass kicked by a baby....

Harh.

MeTekillot

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 12:41:05 AM »
It was a toddler. Not a baby.
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boog

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 12:42:44 AM »
Baby and toddler are both words that are nearly interchangeable.

So, lol, you could pwned by a baby. You n00b.
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Qzzrbl

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 12:47:52 AM »
See, that's something I really love about Armageddon....

There aren't many tiny unassuming creatures that could totally fuck your shit up. (Unless you're a merchant, lulz.... "Tregil'd" is the same as "Carru'd" to them.)

RogueGunslinger

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 12:56:08 AM »
Baby and toddler are both words that are nearly interchangeable.

So, lol, you could pwned by a baby. You n00b.

Toddlers wouldn't be considered babies, but babies could be considered toddlers. The point here is he was beat up by something older than a baby.

Qzzrbl

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, 01:00:06 AM »
Toddler (according to wikipedia) = A kid 2-3 years old.

Anything under five, or anything that hasn't mastered their "walk" skill, to me, is a baby.

Point being, he got killed by something that irl he would've been able to dispatch with a boot to the head.

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 01:16:01 PM »
All those NPCs in the 'rinth? They were toddlers once.
Character: "I've been working on building a new barracks for some tim-"
NPC: "Yeah, that fell through, sucks but YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIREEE!! FIRE-KANKS!!

WWYD

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 01:31:04 PM »
Why were you killing a baby in the first place?

If I ever have vnpc children, this guy's characters aren't allowed to babysit.  :(

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 01:51:47 PM »
Be grateful you didn't get punched in the thorax...
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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, 01:53:19 PM »
You should start your own failblog for mudders.  How embarassing. ;)

brytta.leofa

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2010, 01:55:08 PM »
Why were you killing a baby in the first place?

Aggro baby?
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Shepard

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, 03:58:08 PM »
I started playing Harshlands before I came here... Some character recruited me IG to come to Armageddon, and I never looked back. To be honest when I was a bit younger I would take out some of my twinking and poor game play, joking around, there, and saved the serious stuff for Armageddon.

The game is a bit over complex, in my opinion and has poor roleplay all around. I didn't like it there, personaly.

BUT... it was easier to get a job in Harshlands. Once as a private in the militia I stole all of my Sergeants coins, and became RICH, and would let prisoners out of jail without questioning them or anything, just pay me, and get out... But, I can't play there anymore, I get too excited when I see a Steel Sword!

jriley

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2010, 06:36:39 PM »
The game is a bit over complex, in my opinion and has poor roleplay all around. I didn't like it there, personaly.

The developers of Harshlands have clearly worked very hard to make the game, and I would like to lend it my endorsement.

Unfortunately, I cannot lend it my endorsement.  They were overly ambitious in the construction of the game.  There were too many cities.  Each city had too many factions.  Each faction had too many cultures.  Each culture had too many gods.  Humans lived along-side too man other races.

Armageddon, by contrast is simple on the surface:
Two main cities - the North and the South, vie for control of a stretch of land known as the Known World.  Four Great Merchant Houses serve as the profiteers in this struggle, supplying whatever they can to the Nobilities of these two cities.  The Nobilities are policed by a group of Nobles known as Templars, who try their best to keep the corrupt leaders in line while extending their influence over a series of outlying villages, tribal communities, and the three main races, etc.  Commoners pray to one of two gods and struggle to avoid the threat of crime, monsters and oppression in a violent land of poor opportunity, where water, metal and food are terribly scarce.

Note that the summary took me four sentences to accomplish, but that it's a pretty good summary.  In broad strokes, it reasonably depicts the geo-political situation of the game.  

I really couldn't manage to sift much out of all the docs about Harshlands.

Hopefully, this will serve as a lesson to the framers of Arm 2 about how not to build a game.


EDIT: And the staff of Harshlands messaged me four times during my first hour of playing the game to correct my role-play.  I really didn't want that level of over-parenting, either.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2010, 06:39:54 PM by jriley »
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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2010, 07:33:32 PM »
I started playing Harshlands before I came here... Some character recruited me IG to come to Armageddon, and I never looked back.
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Magickal currents swirl around the tall figure in a dark, hooded cloak as he begins an incantation.
The tall figure in a dark, hooded cloak utters an incantation.
>
A hazy portal of swirling sand slowly appears in the air.
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Pointing to a hazy portal of swirling sand, the tall figure in a dark, hooded cloak says:
     "Zalanthas.  Once you step through, there's no turning back.  Are you with me?"
>emote after a moment's thought, @ nod uncertainly
After a moment's thought, you nod uncertainly.
>enter portal
Your vision goes black.
>
Connecting to ginka.armageddon.mud:4050...
>
Connected to host ginka.armageddon.org
                                _______                                ___
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Welcome to Armageddon!     (~)              `~-_ ~_======_--~~ __~       
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                           \           _-~~            _-~~~-_ \_  ~-_ 
You may:                    ~-       __--~`_    /   _-~         ~.     ~_
(N) Create a new account           -~        \     _~       ___,  \ ~-_  \
(C) Connect to your account      ,~ _-,       ~  _~         \   \  | , \ \ 
(V) Toggle ANSI/VT100 mode      / /~/      -~   /            ~  /  /  \~  \
(B) Toggle 'brief' menus        | | \     _~    |        __-~  / _/  \~  '\
(D) Documentation menu          \ ~-_~   -   |  _      ~-____-~ .~  \~    |
(X) Exit Armageddon             /`.  __~~   ~   `_          __-~   \~    \~
(?) Read menu options           \_ ~~   .  |  .   ~-____--~~   \ \_~   _/~ 
                                /\___--~       ~--_      /   ____~ _/~~     
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                              { /\ \             /      _~ \  ~`~~\\~~\\~~\
Read the documentation        { |\     __ _           _-\   \  \\~~\\~~\\~~\
menu before creating your     | ||~_ /`    ~\  /    _/~  )   | |\\~~\\~~\\~~
character, please.            | ||  \|"""""""|_ __-~     ;   | |~\\~~\\~~\\~
                              \ \\  ({"""""""}\\        _~  /  /~~\\~~\\~~\\
Armageddon is OPEN.
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brytta.leofa

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2010, 07:55:28 PM »
Read the documentation        { |\     __ _           _-\   \  \\~~\\~~\\~~\
menu before creating your     | ||~_ /`    ~\  /    _/~  )   | |\\~~\\~~\\~~
character, please.            | ||  \|"""""""|_ __-~     ;   | |~\\~~\\~~\\~
                              \ \\  ({"""""""}\\        _~  /  /~~\\~~\\~~\\
Armageddon is OPEN.
Choose thy fate: say (panicking) No, no, I don't want this. Take me back!

That is not a valid menu option.
Choose thy fate: shout Help me!

That is not a valid menu option.
Choose thy fate: x

A glossy, black-shelled mantis says, in insectoid-accented sirihish,
  "You haven't picked enough cotton, friend."
Choose thy fate:
The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
The arrow swift, the Gate is strong.
The heart is bold that looks on gold;
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Jengal

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2010, 07:58:57 PM »
Thorax is a valid point on the human body goshdarnit!  :-[

Just not a very well-known one.

I tried Harshlands, but I couldn't find anyone anywhere, and that "you begin walking eastward" thing scared me.

Yam

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2010, 11:33:20 PM »
Kinda trashy to say bad things about another RPI on our forum.

Unrelated: I completely suck at playing SoI. I always end up getting lost and wandering around for a few days and then logging out. But I did once have a badass orc that bit some insolent human's ear off.

deviant storm

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2010, 11:33:51 PM »
Read the documentation        { |\     __ _           _-\   \  \\~~\\~~\\~~\
menu before creating your     | ||~_ /`    ~\  /    _/~  )   | |\\~~\\~~\\~~
character, please.            | ||  \|"""""""|_ __-~     ;   | |~\\~~\\~~\\~
                              \ \\  ({"""""""}\\        _~  /  /~~\\~~\\~~\\
Armageddon is OPEN.
Choose thy fate: say (panicking) No, no, I don't want this. Take me back!

That is not a valid menu option.
Choose thy fate: shout Help me!

That is not a valid menu option.
Choose thy fate: x

A glossy, black-shelled mantis says, in insectoid-accented sirihish,
  "You haven't picked enough cotton, friend."
Choose thy fate:

Sig'd. Kind of.
A glossy, black-shelled mantis says, in insectoid-accented sirihish,
  "You haven't picked enough cotton, friend."
Choose thy fate:

MeTekillot

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2010, 01:00:03 AM »
Why were you killing a baby in the first place?

I was playing a character who was trying to sacrifice the toddler to his god.

It did not go well.

And as it turns out, it was a glitched toddler that I wasn't supposed to try to kill.

So one of their staff members came across me and went "For fucks sake"
My thoughts.

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Qzzrbl

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 01:04:20 AM »
Read the documentation        { |\     __ _           _-\   \  \\~~\\~~\\~~\
menu before creating your     | ||~_ /`    ~\  /    _/~  )   | |\\~~\\~~\\~~
character, please.            | ||  \|"""""""|_ __-~     ;   | |~\\~~\\~~\\~
                              \ \\  ({"""""""}\\        _~  /  /~~\\~~\\~~\\
Armageddon is OPEN.
Choose thy fate: say (panicking) No, no, I don't want this. Take me back!

That is not a valid menu option.
Choose thy fate: shout Help me!

That is not a valid menu option.
Choose thy fate: x

A glossy, black-shelled mantis says, in insectoid-accented sirihish,
  "You haven't picked enough cotton, friend."
Choose thy fate:

I've been laughing entirely too hard at stuff here on the boards.

This is one of them.

Syn's post too. x]

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Re: So I tried out HarshlandsMUD and...
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2010, 06:22:33 PM »
I'm bumping this wyn thread.
And then I sat there going "really? that was it? that's so stupid."

I still think the best closure you get in Armageddon is just moving on to the next character.