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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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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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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.

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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.

FamousAmos

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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

some slate eyed templar that was a pc that would haul your ass to worship

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LucildaHunta

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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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