Author Topic: Where do I get my info?  (Read 2290 times)

Micro102

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Where do I get my info?
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:03:21 AM »
Seeing as how no NPCs are capable of talking when asked about just about anything, even the location of their own guild's main buildings, I was wonder exactly how I'm suppose to figure out where anything is. Do I just have to wait until that help button appears at the bottom of the screen, then ask them?

Also, is there a visual map somewhere on the net, and if so, should I know it? Because I would find it odd if I just poofed into existence with the area's accent without knowing a thing about it. All I can find is the one on the main site, but it seems incomplete.
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AmandaGreathouse

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 08:12:53 AM »
You'll typically find the people who might be recruiting in taverns during times that make sense (IC "night" hours), and more often than not during "peak" times (6-10 pm server time, as listed on armageddon.org's mainpage).

There are maps available in game typing 'help map allanak', 'help map tuluk', etc for the cities. They are purposely vague.

You might also wish to edit that bit about where you're seeking to work out, as it's considered IC information and thus against forum rules to post.

I hope that helped. Welcome to Armageddon!
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Micro102

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 08:16:53 AM »
Ah thanks.

As for the IC info, I'll remove it. But it's not like anyone knows my IC name, so it's more like "someone is looking for work somewhere". I wouldn't take that as having an effect on the game.

Barzalene

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 08:24:39 AM »
All bars have message boards (the reading thereof is an ooc activity. You can think of the info you glean there as things your pc has found out by word of mouth.) They are useful for the job hunt who what wheres.
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Gimfalisette

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 09:58:11 AM »
Some NPCs can talk to you through the "discuss" dialog: http://armageddon.org/help/view/Discuss . You can try "discuss topics" with an NPC and if they're able to respond, they'll tell you what they can talk to you about. In Armageddon, however, the main action for your PC is going to be with other PCs. NPCs won't be the ones giving you quests or jobs or plots, that's all PCs.

You can get a map in game as outlined above, they are also available through the website, e.g. http://armageddon.org/help/view/Map%20Allanak .
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Nyr

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 10:42:17 AM »
Some NPCs can talk to you through the "discuss" dialog: http://armageddon.org/help/view/Discuss . You can try "discuss topics" with an NPC and if they're able to respond, they'll tell you what they can talk to you about.

While this is a way to get information, I have to caution you that this information is often out of date.  We've bounced around ideas to improve that but just take that info with a grain of salt.  The "rumor boards" are your place for up-to-date information!

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Barsook

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 11:10:25 AM »
Welcome, I hope you enjoy the game and the awesome players we have here.

Desertman

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 11:14:20 AM »
Welcome, I hope you enjoy the game and the awesome players we have here.

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Barsook

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 11:29:06 AM »
Ha, ha, ha....you misquoted though.

Desertman

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 11:34:17 AM »
Ha, ha, ha....you misquoted though.

No no, I was telling him what you really meant heh.  ;D (I haven't worn anything with a single digit since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.)
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Barsook

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 11:43:32 AM »
Ha, ha, ha....you misquoted though.

No no, I was telling him what you really meant heh.  ;D (I haven't worn anything with a single digit since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.)

I see.

Gimfalisette

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 09:01:23 PM »
Some NPCs can talk to you through the "discuss" dialog: http://armageddon.org/help/view/Discuss . You can try "discuss topics" with an NPC and if they're able to respond, they'll tell you what they can talk to you about.

While this is a way to get information, I have to caution you that this information is often out of date.  We've bounced around ideas to improve that but just take that info with a grain of salt.  The "rumor boards" are your place for up-to-date information!

Welcome to Armageddon!

Not to correct you or anything, Nyr...but I'm going to correct you A TINY BIT :) There are NPCs in the game whose information is extremely up-to-date. E.g. recently when warehouses were added, NPCs were added to handle that, and their information is good. There are other circumstances like that in the game--certain shopkeepers and so on. However, on the other side--nearly anything a tavern bartender NPC says is not going to be up-to-date.
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AmandaGreathouse

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013, 09:36:53 PM »
http://www.armageddon.org/original/author/Armageddon%20Collaborative%20Commu

The link there will take you to a list of commonly known clan insignia and uniforms too. This might help with your pc's search for work.
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Barzalene

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 09:55:28 AM »
To clarify- I mentioned the IC message board above. They aren't really used as a back and forth method of communication. They are useful because there are often posts that tell you which organizations are recruiting and who to contact from those organizations.

If you think about it it's like how Merrill Lynch can take out full page adds in the NY times when they are hiring, but most people do not even place an add on Craigslist when they are looking. (I hope the analogy makes sense. )
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Desertman

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2013, 11:52:57 AM »
Maybe we should get a submissions request in place to put in some universally up to date discussion topics for NPC's.

Some things are almost always going to be the same throughout the ages and we could update NPC's with discussion topics like that.

Where certain places are located. A little bit about the npc specifically.

Like in Skyrim when you talk to people and they tell you a little about themselves, or don't, or tell you a little about the building/area they are in specifically.

Things that wouldn't be prone to changing over time.

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Wastrel

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Re: Where do I get my info?
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2013, 01:51:42 PM »
I've found the biggest wealth of IC knowledge and just basic game related stuff that isn't generally talked about are the clan-associated forums.

Also yes D-man that would own.