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Fredd

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Back when I started Playing...
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:47:48 PM »
Let's embrace our inner grumpy-old-man for some fun.

Back when I started playing... Mount beetles came in one color. War.
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Zenith

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 03:45:32 PM »
Tuluk was open.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 03:55:09 PM »
Tuluk was open.
My first character was in Tuluk.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 03:59:28 PM »
Rangers had kick and disarm.

There wasn't an account system, instead to keep track of Karma and such when you created a new character you typed in the name of your previous character.

Kanks were awesome!
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 04:15:00 PM »
...when did rangers have kick and disarm?
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 04:16:08 PM »
Back in the 90s
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 04:26:40 PM »
Hot damn.

Just wondering, because my first ranger was in the Wyverns, and I remember oocing to ask, 'How do I get kick?'  And the guy responded 'Just use it a lot, or get it from bash'.

So I was a ranger who was using bash all the time just hoping kicking would show up in my skills list.  And I always thought it was a cruel joke where he was just laughing every time I fell down in combat.
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Molten Heart

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 05:33:44 PM »
Tuluk was open.
My first character was in Tuluk.

My first character was from the Northlands, back when it was just a collection of spread out buildings (the Reynolte vineyard/estate, the Sun King's Sanctuary, and Friel's Rest, the ruins of Old Tuluk, etc).

I also miss the observatory that was along the road, just north and west of the Renyolte Vineyard (where the Dasari estate is now). The observatory was just a cool little mystery having some story that'd been long lost with time.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 05:45:33 PM »
...It was January.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 11:11:38 PM »
Back when I started playing...

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Cind

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 11:54:50 PM »
Back when I started, clay grebbing in Tuluk was what you did to wait for a real (1%) job, and was actually not capable of supporting a lifestyle that wanted anything besides food and water.

Back when I started, well, it wasn't such a terribly long time ago. Kryl were not around, and Morin's was some junky one-bit place to buy a cup of water and rest mid-hunt. Without the kryl, the woods felt like an interesting, almost peaceful place if you were on the edge, serene and stunning. Now its a place of utmost terror because kryl. Also no limits of sorcerers and mindbenders, woo. Wonder why they did that eventually.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 07:37:17 AM »
You couldn't see how good you were at skills.

LucildaHunta

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 08:19:59 AM »
On a day where there were 20 people on you had to wait in a queue to log in.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 09:05:27 AM »
The North was rebelling against Allanak.

No one told you to think about all the cool shit you could do INSTEAD of murder. In fact, you COULD murder people. Like ALL the time.

There were gypsies!

There were Nenyuks!
And ONE of those Nenyuk PCs had a KRATHI guard.

You couldn't see how good you were at skills.


Kanks were awesome!
They were. Honey-kanks were awesome-er. One of my characters had one.

I think back when I started HGs could be sorcerors.

Imagine?
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 10:26:12 AM »
There was some sort of War over Copper or something, and my newbie Lumberjack was helping secure wood for spike pits and other mechanical traps for those damn Nakkis.

I couldn't see my skills.

Tuluk was open.

PCs were High Templars.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 10:33:21 AM »
Luir's was just a spooky village and the market was in the inner yard and there was no outer bailey.

Tribeless desert elf magickers were everywhere.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 10:52:24 AM »
PCs were High Templars.
This is making me want to make a 'bring back the' Post.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 11:31:42 AM »
Men were real Men.

Women were real Woman.

Little sharp-toothed anklebiters from the Grey Forest...

..still existed.

So did sandwiches.

And eyeglasses.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 12:11:57 PM »
Bahamet incoming! The gates shut in your face when you really, really needed them to be open!

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2017, 12:57:15 PM »
*The primary source of newbie coin was luring pre-stink gith to the gates so the guards could kill them for you. Their gear was worth the same as normal gear at this time.

*Anyone could play anything, which meant there were nearly weekly sorceror hunts.

*There were no crafting skills. You made coins by trading from one place to the other. Or see above.

*All elves were the same race.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 06:42:51 PM »
Saturday Downtime.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 07:07:45 PM »
There were these really tall thin figures wearing white hooded robes that would come to the Gaj and be spooky. Most people were afraid of them. They didn't usually talk. They just "be'ed spooky."

I got hired by a templar in Allanak and found out a few RL days later that there was a HUGE explosion in the north city that took out half the quarter.  I learned via IM from the person who told me about the game, that she was hanging out in Freil's Rest, which was more like an outpost at that point, and only adjacent to the city, not part of it. Or something like that. She made it sound very rustic, primitive and outdoorsy. If I'm understanding this right, this was when the crater showed up in Old Tuluk. This first character lived through all that, but never learned about it and I was too new to understand what was going on. So I never learned exactly what it was, I can really only just take an educated guess.

This same character was inducted into the Guild and then got hired (while still in the Guild) by a noble house, once the templar stored/got killed (I don't remember which). She was assassinated by her guild boss, he was contracted to kill her by some other influential person. I don't think I ever learned the actual reason for that.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 07:12:57 PM »
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 07:24:38 PM »
With my second ever PC I  went to undertuluk and explored deep enough to die to an ankheg. That character had absolutely no IC reason to do that.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 08:22:36 PM »
the look echo was not a hemote

Kanks were popular.

Everyone started with novice contact and that's the first skill all my PCs has to improve if they want to get anywhere.

There was an influx of anime characters.

There were Nenyuks!

And the only way to get an apartment was through a Nenyuki PC agent.
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LucildaHunta

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2017, 08:27:03 PM »
Armageddon was listed in a book about interesting things to do on this new thing called the World Wide Web.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2017, 10:43:27 PM »
The Anyali were open. I think it was just them and the Tan Muark for human tribals open to players then, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 10:46:12 PM »
You could ride from Allanak to Tuluk without leaving the North Road. I think? Been a while.
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Delirium

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 11:38:04 PM »
You could ride from Allanak to Tuluk without leaving the North Road. I think? Been a while.

You could. Though those gith were sure to get you at the one bend near Allanak.
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Grogerif

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 11:55:17 PM »
I remember when the new elf running code was, briefly, given to all elves.  My character felt superior to all those poor fecks that had to ride.  Like an elf should. 

I also remember the evolution of crafting, and subguilds, still feels a bit new fangled to me.




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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2017, 01:05:22 PM »
Saturday Downtime.

Saturday downtimes SUCKED and we all played up until 2 seconds before we got kicked out and lost whatever cool shit we were just working on.

Back when I started playing the Rinth was a bustling marketplace, NPC's wore metal jewelry, the shore of silt sea WAS the edge of the world, there were civilizations East and West of Allanak, and the obsidian coin was worth more Dagnabbit!  you used to be able to get a mug of ale off Vennant for 6 sids!  Now its 11!  Krath damn inflation!

Also Trap was the shiiiiiittt
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2017, 04:39:22 PM »
Weren't there explosives back then?
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2017, 05:50:05 PM »
Weren't there explosives back then?

You used to be able to cram explosives into a backpack, trap the pack, trap it again with a fuse, and toss it somewhere.  You used to be able to rig explosives on doors.

It was a fantastic option for people who didn't want to twink out combat skills and being an indirect aggressor.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2017, 03:19:38 AM »
My first character was from Steinal. Or fighting Steinal. It was unclear.

Months later, maybe a year, Shadowdancers!
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2017, 08:32:18 AM »
Tuluk was open.
Back when I started playing Tuluk was closed and kanks were the mount of choice.

Saturday Downtime.
Oh yeah. Back when I started playing Americans and Canadians would complain about the game going down every Saturday.Was always up on Saturday for me though. And by the time I woke up on Sunday it was up then as well.

And the only way to get an apartment was through a Nenyuki PC agent.
Back when I started playing the coolest Drovian around had her own freestanding house and was a hero from the war with Tuluk. She went on to help with the firekanks and was (AFAIK) the first PC to ever communicate with one.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2017, 10:09:09 AM »
My first character was from Steinal. Or fighting Steinal. It was unclear.

Months later, maybe a year, Shadowdancers!

Shadow dancers? Thats something I haven't heard before.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2017, 12:40:04 AM »
The ancient and terrible Hole North of Allanak did not have warning signs preventing accidental falling-in.

This was fixed after a Byn contract in which MANY people got screwed over in a very deathy way, several of them important, long-lived, or important and long-lived. I remember being a drovian at the time, and as I never really ever level up my spells the useful guys (they were both girls) were doing drovy stuff and I remember cracking a joke about people falling in--- and was immediately told that that was what indeed had happened. One giant had managed to grab a ledge and climb down to check the sarges, who I think had both died. One did, I am sure.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2017, 06:45:56 PM »
The ancient and terrible Hole North of Allanak did not have warning signs preventing accidental falling-in.

This was fixed after a Byn contract in which MANY people got screwed over in a very deathy way, several of them important, long-lived, or important and long-lived. I remember being a drovian at the time, and as I never really ever level up my spells the useful guys (they were both girls) were doing drovy stuff and I remember cracking a joke about people falling in--- and was immediately told that that was what indeed had happened. One giant had managed to grab a ledge and climb down to check the sarges, who I think had both died. One did, I am sure.


Epic. Just fucking epic. T hat's how Bynners are supposed to die.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 10:00:28 AM »
The nak grocer sold flour.

A halfling at my friend.

The leader of the guild randomly killed a half giant in the folley for no apparent reason.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 11:07:46 AM »
The Jaxa Pah were still an open Clan.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2017, 11:39:21 AM »
Saturday Downtime.

This.

Kanks.

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LucildaHunta

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 12:48:38 PM »
There were two taverns in Allanak. Traders’ Inn and the Mantis. Everybody hung out in Traders, nobles, commoners, templars, scum....something always went down in there.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2017, 01:00:02 PM »
There were magickers in Tuluk.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2017, 02:11:48 PM »
There were two taverns in Allanak. Traders’ Inn and the Mantis. Everybody hung out in Traders, nobles, commoners, templars, scum....something always went down in there.
wouldn't mind having a tavern where everyone would come over. Red's has an unwritten rule that rinthi, gemmed and elves aren't welcome.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2017, 04:55:20 PM »
levels.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2017, 05:19:51 PM »
When I started playing, the Jaxa Pah still allowed magickers and you could buy flash powder from NPCs.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2017, 05:38:10 PM »
Sujaal was just a sergeant.

There was no 'stop' command. God I remember combat stacking up and lagging until it finally flooded through and, after 45 seconds of scroll, you got to find out if you survived or not.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2017, 06:22:33 PM »
Oh the nostalgia...

Back when I started circa '04, the mantis were invading some distant place called Luir's, and then my home town Tuluk. Of course I was waaaaay too nervous to travel outside alone (as a ranger lol) so I saw most of these events under the safety of House Salarr. One of my first memories was when two ancient God Kings had some kind of mental battle in the skies just outside the city gates, and all Tulukis were brought to their knees as they psionically observed this epic battle.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
mul mix

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2017, 06:58:39 PM »
Sujaal was just a sergeant.

There was no 'stop' command. God I remember combat stacking up and lagging until it finally flooded through and, after 45 seconds of scroll, you got to find out if you survived or not.

I lost a couple PC to that...so many tears.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2017, 07:06:54 PM »
Sujaal was just a sergeant.

There was no 'stop' command. God I remember combat stacking up and lagging until it finally flooded through and, after 45 seconds of scroll, you got to find out if you survived or not.

tail whip tail whip tail whip tail whip tail whip

did i win sarge
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2017, 07:15:59 PM »
Oh! Here's a good one!

Sunbacks had a special attack move!
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2017, 08:59:02 PM »
You had to load your stuff back into your backpack every time you logged in.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2017, 09:12:37 PM »
There were no accounts; your email address was the only thing linking one character to the last.  During chargen, you were incentivized with skill boosts to use a consistent email.

You couldn't see your skill levels, there were no subguilds, and you had to wish up for a reroll.

Opening closed doors in the labyrinth was a good way to explode yourself.

There was no losing direction due to weather.  But the rooms around Red Storm had a procedure that would spin you around, at least unless you were guild_ranger.

City elves had a base of something like 170 stamina; desert elves had a base of something like 350 stamina.

There was no crafting, but I saw a skilled ranger skin a scrab and get a shield from it.

The T'zai Byn was closed, but on dark nights you could walk past its guards and look around.

House Reynolte was open.  The clan stablehand was a hybrid human-mantis.

If you hid, you couldn't move around and stay hidden unless you shadowed someone.

An elf shopkeeper in the labyrinth sold magickal components.
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2017, 01:14:47 AM »
You have never had the urge to kill yourself, before now.

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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2017, 03:54:57 AM »
The Red Fang were a thing and my newbie self wanted to be one so bad.

They closed right when I got the karma to play one. :(
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Re: Back when I started Playing...
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2017, 04:46:21 AM »
levels.
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